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Allview unveils inexpensive AllBook X and AllBook L notebooks

Allview unveils inexpensive AllBook X and AllBook L notebooks (Source: Allview)
Allview unveils inexpensive AllBook X and AllBook L notebooks (Source: Allview)
These Windows 10 netbooks will ship later this month without primary HDDs for as low as 200 Euros. Availability in North America is unlikely since Allview currently ships to UK, Russia, and most European countries only.

Romanian manufacturer Allview will be adding two new members to its laptop family with the 13.3-inch AllBook X and 14-inch AllBook L. Unlike the stacks of 8th gen Kaby Lake-R notebooks unveiled at IFA, both of the Allview notebooks are budget offerings with either Celeron or Atom processors.

Core specifications for the AllBook X:

  • 13.3-inch 1920 x 1080 IPS display
  • Quad-core Celeron N3450
  • 3 GB DDR3 RAM
  • 32 GB Flash
  • MicroSD support up to 128 GB
  • M.2 SSD support
  • 4600 mAh battery
  • mini HDMI, 2x USB
  • 318 x 211 x 12.9 mm
  • 1.248 kg
  • 299 Euros

Core specifications for the AllBook L:

  • 14-inch 1366 x 768 display (likely TN)
  • Quad-core Atom x5-Z8350
  • 2 GB DDR3 RAM
  • 32 GB Flash
  • MicroSD support up to 128 GB
  • 9000 mAh battery
  • mini HDMI, 2x USB
  • 328 x 220 x 17.8 mm
  • 1.15 kg
  • 199 Euros

In order to reach such low prices, Allview has replaced the primary hard drives from each of these systems with 32 GB of embedded Flash memory - similar to smartphones. Owners are then free to expand upon the limited storage space with MicroSD cards or, in the case of the AllBook X, an M.2 SSD. Windows 10 itself will occupy at least 16 GB of space and users are encouraged to use cloud-based storage for media and personal files.

It's worth mentioning that the smaller AllBook X is the costlier model due to its faster Celeron CPU and higher resolution display. The Cherry Trail Atom SoC in the AllBook L is common on cheap Windows tablets including the Chuwi Hi10 Pro, Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 310, and Asus VivoBook E200HA. Expect molasses-like performance from the AllBook L for anything other than word processing and basic media playback.

Allview is currently accepting pre-orders for the AllBook X and AllBook L with shipments beginning on September 25th.

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Allen Ngo, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09- 8)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.