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BMAX X15: A quad-core laptop with an M.2 2280 SSD and a large display for US$329

The BMAX X15 packs a good selection of hardware for its US$329.99 retail price. (Image source: BMAX)
The BMAX X15 packs a good selection of hardware for its US$329.99 retail price. (Image source: BMAX)
The BMAX X15 has a 15.6-inch display, an Intel Celeron N4120 processor and 8 GB of LPDDR4 RAM. The budget laptop has an M.2280 slot too, should you wish to add more storage. The BMAX X15 retails for under US$330 on AliExpress and Amazon.
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BMAX has released some intriguing devices in the last few years, including the MaxPad i10 and MaxBook Y11. While neither offer amazing performance, they are affordable and are well-built, at least in the case of the MaxBook Y11 anyway. The X15 can now be added to that list too, as it offers a reasonably-modern design at a budget price of US$329.99.

For one, the X15 has a 15.6-inch IPS display that resolves natively at 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. BMAX has not disclosed how bright the 16:9 panel gets, but it should offer 178° viewing angles. The company also claims that 15 mm thick bezels surround the display, which would be 5 mm thicker than those on the Surface Laptop 3.

Moreover, there is a full-sized keyboard with a number pad, a 4.7-inch trackpad and what should be enough I/O for most people. We would have liked to see a USB Type-C port, but two USB 3.0 Type-A ports and a mini HDMI connection is acceptable.

An Intel Celeron N4120 processor powers the BMAX X15 though, which is rather underpowered in our opinion. The machine has 8 GB of LPDDR4 RAM and a replaceable M.2 2280 SSD, but these are not going to overcome the chipset's measly 6 W TDP and lack of Intel Hyper-Threading support. We suspect that the M.2 2280 slot is the SATA variety too, rather than the faster NVMe one.

The BMAX X15 is orderable now from AliExpress or Amazon. The device costs US$329.99 on the former and ships from China, Poland or Spain. By contrast, the machine sells for US$0.99 cheaper on Amazon.

Photos of how the BMAX X15 actually looks. (Image source: Amazon)
Photos of how the BMAX X15 actually looks. (Image source: Amazon)
A lose-up of how the keyboard and trackpad look. (Image source: Amazon)
A lose-up of how the keyboard and trackpad look. (Image source: Amazon)

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Alex Alderson, 2021-02-17 (Update: 2021-02-17)