XIDU PhilBook Max as a cheap replacement for MacBook ?

Classical laptops more or less gave way to the 2-in-1 devices, which have the benefit and perks being able to function also as a laptop. And of course being lightweight and portable, which is never a bad thing for the on-the-move user. And today we would like to introduce the XIDU PhilBook Max model as a much cheaper alternative to the expensive MacBook models and offering quite some bang for the buck with solid hardware equipment and fashionable design.

XIDU PhilBook max is a aluminum-made lightweight 2-in-1 device weighing just 1.39 kg and with total thickness just 16mm. That makes it one of thinnest pieces in the market and with matte grey finish it looks quite good. And with a closer look the laptop offers quite some ports too with double USB 3.0 ports, microSD card slot, HDMI port and 3.5mm audio jack. The multi touch 14,1-display is on a hinge so you can rotate it full 360° in Yoga-like fashion. And the backlit keyboard is also a welcome sight for many of the users. So let’s take a look at specs closely :

  • 14,1-inch IPS touchscreen display with FHD resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio, 4.9mm border and 360°  rotation
  • Intel Celeron J3355, Apollo Lake platform, dual-core processor with 2.5 GHz clock speed
  • 6 GB DDR3 RAM 1600 MHz
  • 128 GB SSD drive, expandable up to 512 GB via M.2 slot
  • 2MP webcam, 2 x USB 3.0 ports, 3.5mm jack, mini-HDMI port, microSD slot
  • backlit keyboard
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2
  • 5000 mAh battery capacity with 12V/3A power adapter
  • Windows 10 system

First reviews from the people are giving a solid feedback with some honest opinions so it looks like this piece is a great fit for the roughly $420-$450 price range. The positive voices are talking about the thin and lightweight design, good battery life, solid SSD performance and good touchscreen with precise digitizer. Some of the negatives are pointing out the average processor so no real gaming power, not so strong hinge of the display and fairly slow charging speed. But for the money it’s quite an interesting 2-in-1 laptop device.

You can currently find it for example at XIDU Store with coupon code XIDU60 for $60 off, Aliexpress store with $25 off automatically, Amazon US with $30 off thanks to coupon code 57FLJCU8 and last, but not least Amazon UK with £30 using the coupon code TECZDK7E. So check it out, maybe it can be a model just for you.

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