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Blackview AceBook 1 laptop review: Good for low loads but not much else

Not quite the ace of spades. The AceBook 1 will attract a lot of eyes with its sub $400 USD price point, but it comes with a bunch of caveats buyers should be aware of. This passively-cooled Celeron laptop can only get you so far before things slow to a crawl.
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Announced just a month ago, the AceBook1 is Blackview's first Windows laptop meaning there's a lot riding on its performance to potentially kickstart a series of different models. The company is well-known for its lineup of inexpensive rugged Android smartphones like the BL5000 model with 5G capabilities.

The 14-inch AceBook1 laptop is more down to earth with its low-profile Celeron N4120 CPU, 4 GB of RAM, and meager 128 GB SSD to keep prices under $500 or $400 USD when on sale. Competitors in this space include other affordable subnotebooks like the Chuwi CoreBook XInfinix INBook X1 Pro, Honor MagicBook 14, or Teclast F7 Air.

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Blackview AceBook 1
Processor
Intel Celeron N4120 4 x 1.1 - 2.6 GHz, Gemini Lake
Graphics adapter
Intel UHD Graphics 600, DDR4, 27.20.100.9168
Memory
4096 MB 
, Crucial DDR4-2666, Single-Channel
Display
14.00 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, Panda 1402L01, IPS, Dell P/N:, VP088, Controller: NCP002B, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Soundcard
Intel Gemini Lake SoC - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
4 USB 2.0, 3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo, Card Reader: MicroSD
Networking
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 16.8 x 325 x 214.8 ( = 0.66 x 12.8 x 8.46 in)
Battery
45 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.3 kg ( = 45.86 oz / 2.87 pounds), Power Supply: 134 g ( = 4.73 oz / 0.3 pounds)
Price
400 USD
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

potential competitors in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
74.2 %
08/2021
Blackview AceBook 1
Celeron N4120, UHD Graphics 600
1.3 kg16.8 mm14.00"1920x1080
79 %
07/2021
Chuwi CoreBook X
i5-8259U, Iris Plus Graphics 655
1.5 kg20.6 mm14.00"2160x1440
80.4 %
06/2021
Infinix INBook X1 Pro
i7-1065G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
1.5 kg16.3 mm14.00"1920x1080
84.9 %
05/2021
Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1.4 kg15.9 mm14.00"1920x1080
75.4 %
02/2021
Teclast F7 Air
Celeron N4120, UHD Graphics 600
1.2 kg17 mm14.00"1920x1080
78.9 %
07/2020
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
i3-1005G1, UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
1.6 kg19.9 mm14.00"1920x1080

Case

The metal base and lid are the main highlights of the AceBook 1. Visually, the system looks just as good as popular budget to mid-range Ultrabooks like the Asus VivoBook, Dell Inspiron, or HP Pavilion which often retail for more. Chassis rigidity is also better than expected; twisting the base or lid would result in no creaking and only minor warping. 

Overall dimensions and weight are very close to the Infinix INBook X1 or Honor MagicBook 14. There is potential for the system to be smaller in length as its bottom bezel is still quite thick.

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It's great seeing more metal on lower-end systems and not just on expensive ones
It's great seeing more metal on lower-end systems and not just on expensive ones
The slightly roughened metal surfaces deter fingerprints well, but any scratches will show more clearly
The slightly roughened metal surfaces deter fingerprints well, but any scratches will show more clearly
Hinge opened to maximum angle (~140 degrees)
Hinge opened to maximum angle (~140 degrees)
Hinge rigidity is on the weaker side especially when at wider angles
Hinge rigidity is on the weaker side especially when at wider angles
There are ventilation grilles beneath the plastic hinge bar
There are ventilation grilles beneath the plastic hinge bar
Bottom panel is easy to remove with just a Philips screwdriver
Bottom panel is easy to remove with just a Philips screwdriver
327.1 mm / 12.9 inch 241 mm / 9.49 inch 19.9 mm / 0.783 inch 1.6 kg3.53 lbs325 mm / 12.8 inch 214.8 mm / 8.46 inch 16.8 mm / 0.661 inch 1.3 kg2.87 lbs323 mm / 12.7 inch 209 mm / 8.23 inch 17 mm / 0.669 inch 1.2 kg2.71 lbs323.5 mm / 12.7 inch 219.5 mm / 8.64 inch 16.3 mm / 0.642 inch 1.5 kg3.22 lbs322.5 mm / 12.7 inch 214.8 mm / 8.46 inch 15.9 mm / 0.626 inch 1.4 kg3.03 lbs310 mm / 12.2 inch 229.5 mm / 9.04 inch 20.6 mm / 0.811 inch 1.5 kg3.3 lbs

Connectivity

There are a lot of ports for such an inexpensive laptop. The USB-C and 3x USB-A ports will likely be sufficient for most home users. Both DisplayPort and Power Delivery are supported on the USB-C port meaning users can connect external monitors and charge via third-party USB-C adapters.

Front: No ports
Front: No ports
Right: MicroSD reader, USB-A 2.0, USB-A 3.0, 3.5 mm headset
Right: MicroSD reader, USB-A 2.0, USB-A 3.0, 3.5 mm headset
Rear: No ports
Rear: No ports
Left: AC adapter, USB-A 3.0, HDMI, USB-C w/ DisplayPort + Power Delivery
Left: AC adapter, USB-A 3.0, HDMI, USB-C w/ DisplayPort + Power Delivery

SD Card Reader

Transferring 1 GB of pictures from our UHS-II test card to desktop is very slow at over 50 seconds. Furthermore, inserting and ejecting the MicroSD card can be tricky since the card sits flush against the edge.

SD Card Reader
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Chuwi CoreBook X
  (AV PRO V60)
25.5 MB/s ∼100% +25%
Infinix INBook X1 Pro
  (AV Pro V60)
23.8 MB/s ∼93% +17%
Teclast F7 Air
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 UHS-II)
23.2939 MB/s ∼91% +14%
Blackview AceBook 1
  (AV Pro V60)
20.4 MB/s ∼80%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
19.3 MB/s ∼76% -5%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
31.9 MB/s ∼100% +33%
Infinix INBook X1 Pro
  (AV Pro V60)
27.4 MB/s ∼86% +15%
Chuwi CoreBook X
  (AV PRO V60)
26.82 MB/s ∼84% +12%
Teclast F7 Air
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 UHS-II)
26.75 MB/s ∼84% +12%
Blackview AceBook 1
  (AV Pro V60)
23.9 MB/s ∼75%

Communication

Wireless is slow but otherwise stable for reliable browsing and video streaming.

Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1352 (674min - 1509max) MBit/s ∼100% +651%
Infinix INBook X1 Pro
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
973 (903min - 1083max) MBit/s ∼72% +441%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
644 (596min - 672max) MBit/s ∼48% +258%
Chuwi CoreBook X
Intel Wireless-AC 7265
433 (230min - 462max) MBit/s ∼32% +141%
Teclast F7 Air
RealTek Semiconductor, Device ID: C821
213 (184min - 230max) MBit/s ∼16% +18%
Blackview AceBook 1
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
180 (152min - 205max) MBit/s ∼13%
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1191 (1067min - 1275max) MBit/s ∼100% +262%
Infinix INBook X1 Pro
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
799 (392min - 1067max) MBit/s ∼67% +143%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
658 (627min - 678max) MBit/s ∼55% +100%
Chuwi CoreBook X
Intel Wireless-AC 7265
607 (195min - 675max) MBit/s ∼51% +84%
Blackview AceBook 1
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
329 (259min - 351max) MBit/s ∼28%
Teclast F7 Air
RealTek Semiconductor, Device ID: C821
240 (221min - 256max) MBit/s ∼20% -27%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø329 (259-351)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø180 (152-205)

Webcam

The 720p webcam is poor much like on most other laptops. However, it's even worse on the AceBook 1 because colors appear much warmer than they normally would. There is no webcam shutter nor is there compatibility with Windows Hello.

ColorChecker
20.3 ∆E
19.6 ∆E
23.9 ∆E
21.5 ∆E
29.9 ∆E
21.3 ∆E
16.4 ∆E
20.2 ∆E
22.7 ∆E
20 ∆E
17.8 ∆E
23.4 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
15.3 ∆E
26.2 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
27.3 ∆E
24.9 ∆E
2.5 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
24.9 ∆E
22.2 ∆E
21 ∆E
12.4 ∆E
ColorChecker Blackview AceBook 1: 19.72 ∆E min: 2.47 - max: 29.87 ∆E

Maintenance

Users can service the M.2 2280 SSD or 2x SODIMM slots. The WLAN module is under the copper plate and it is likely soldered.

Accessories and Warranty

The retail box includes only paperwork and a European-style AC adapter. The standard one-year limited warranty applies, but buyers must pay for shipping.

Input Devices

Keyboard

The typing experience is subpar as the keys are shallow with weak feedback. The Space and Enter keys are louder and stiffer than the rest of the keys for an uneven feel.

Touchpad

The Precision-enabled clickpad is larger than the one on the XPS 13 (12 x 6.8 cm vs. 11.2 x 6.5 cm) which should theoretically make for easier cursor control and multi-touch inputs. Unfortunately, this is not the case as its slightly roughened surface is very sticky. Gliding a finger across should feel effortless, but it's almost tiring on the AceBook 1. The onscreen cursor even tends to bounce to make accurate clicks frustrating. You're going to want an external mouse whenever possible.

Keyboard includes no backlighting. The key letters and symbols may also rub off over time
Keyboard includes no backlighting. The key letters and symbols may also rub off over time
Keys are shallow in travel with relatively weak feedback
Keys are shallow in travel with relatively weak feedback
Clickpad is loud and firm when pressed. Unfortunately, its sticky surface traction is frustrating to use
Clickpad is loud and firm when pressed. Unfortunately, its sticky surface traction is frustrating to use
European-style Enter key and layout
European-style Enter key and layout

Display

The 14-inch IPS display is not bad considering the price. Though colors are narrow, contrast is excellent and brightness is decent enough for comfortable indoor use. Note that flickering is present at brightness levels 25 percent and under which can cause eyestrain to a small number of users.

The Chuwi CoreBook X and Honor Magicbook 14 each have better and more color accurate displays, but they are also a bit more expensive at retail.

No edge-to-edge glass or touchscreen options
No edge-to-edge glass or touchscreen options
Relatively narrow side bezels
Relatively narrow side bezels
No major uneven backlight bleeding issues
No major uneven backlight bleeding issues
Matte panel is just slightly grainy
Matte panel is just slightly grainy
233
cd/m²
238.4
cd/m²
237.7
cd/m²
209.7
cd/m²
249.9
cd/m²
218.6
cd/m²
199.7
cd/m²
231.4
cd/m²
211.9
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Panda 1402L01
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 249.9 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 225.6 cd/m² Minimum: 24.36 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 80 %
Center on Battery: 249.9 cd/m²
Contrast: 1470:1 (Black: 0.17 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.89 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.5, calibrated: 1.72
ΔE Greyscale 2.4 | 0.64-98 Ø5.7
43% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
62.4% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
41.6% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.26
Blackview AceBook 1
Panda 1402L01, IPS, 14.00, 1920x1080
Chuwi CoreBook X
Chi Mei P140ZKA-BZ1, IPS, 14.00, 2160x1440
Infinix INBook X1 Pro
BOE NV140FHM-N62, IPS, 14.00, 1920x1080
Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7
BOE092E, IPS, 14.00, 1920x1080
Teclast F7 Air
IPS, 14.00, 1920x1080
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
LG Philips LP140WFA-SPD1, IPS, 14.00, 1920x1080
Display
60%
48%
55%
10%
-9%
Display P3 Coverage
41.6
67.2
62%
65.7
58%
64.77
56%
45.57
10%
37.76
-9%
sRGB Coverage
62.4
98
57%
86.6
39%
96.35
54%
68.66
10%
56.63
-9%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
43
68.8
60%
63.3
47%
66.14
54%
47.08
9%
39.05
-9%
Response Times
1613%
-22%
12%
127%
-11%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
30.8 ?(16, 14.8)
36.4 ?(18.4, 18)
-18%
43.2 ?(24.8, 18.4)
-40%
31.2 ?(14.8, 16.4)
-1%
32.4 ?(14.8, 17.6)
-5%
39 ?(21, 18)
-27%
Response Time Black / White *
25.6 ?(13.2, 12.4)
26.4 ?(13.2, 13.2)
-3%
32 ?(19.6, 12.4)
-25%
19.2 ?(10.8, 8.4)
25%
28.4 ?(16, 12.4)
-11%
24 ?(14, 10)
6%
PWM Frequency
201.6 ?(25)
10000 ?(99)
4860%
200 ?(99)
-1%
1000 ?(99)
396%
Screen
-27%
-52%
15%
-83%
-54%
Brightness middle
249.9
355.3
42%
282
13%
341
36%
235.6
-6%
292
17%
Brightness
226
344
52%
271
20%
313
38%
234
4%
260
15%
Brightness Distribution
80
94
18%
74
-7%
87
9%
78
-2%
80
0%
Black Level *
0.17
0.34
-100%
0.24
-41%
0.27
-59%
0.46
-171%
0.36
-112%
Contrast
1470
1045
-29%
1175
-20%
1263
-14%
512
-65%
811
-45%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
3.89
6.2
-59%
6.1
-57%
1.76
55%
9.43
-142%
6.92
-78%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
16.39
10.96
33%
14.05
14%
4.85
70%
13.5
18%
19.36
-18%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
1.72
1.23
28%
3.94
-129%
1.01
41%
3.82
-122%
5.13
-198%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
2.4
7.9
-229%
8.7
-263%
3.3
-38%
8.7
-263%
3.94
-64%
Gamma
2.26 97%
2.02 109%
2.14 103%
2.26 97%
1.983 111%
2.83 78%
CCT
6772 96%
7450 87%
8672 75%
7233 90%
8137 80%
6737 96%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
66
44
36
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
89
69
56
Total Average (Program / Settings)
549% / 318%
-9% / -26%
27% / 23%
18% / -23%
-25% / -38%

* ... smaller is better

Color coverage is limited to just 62 percent of sRGB which is indicative of a budget panel. Most pricier Ultrabooks cover over 95 percent of sRGB for deeper and more accurate colors.

vs. sRGB
vs. sRGB
vs. DCI-P3
vs. DCI-P3

To our surprise, the display is decently calibrated out of the box which is unusual for cheap laptops. Average grayscale and color deltaE values sit at just 2.4 and 3.89, respectively. Blue appears to be represented much more inaccurately than other colors.

Grayscale before calibration
Grayscale before calibration
Saturation Sweeps before calibration
Saturation Sweeps before calibration
ColorChecker before calibration
ColorChecker before calibration
Grayscale after calibration
Grayscale after calibration
Saturation Sweeps after calibration
Saturation Sweeps after calibration
ColorChecker after calibration
ColorChecker after calibration

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
25.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 13.2 ms rise
↘ 12.4 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 48 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (23.8 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
30.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 16 ms rise
↘ 14.8 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 25 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (37.7 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 201.6 Hz ≤ 25 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 201.6 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 25 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 201.6 Hz is relatively low, so sensitive users will likely notice flickering and experience eyestrain at the stated brightness setting and below.

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17031 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

Expect glare and washed out colors if working outdoors. The display is simply not bright enough to mitigate the detrimental effects of ambient light even when under shade.

Outdoors on a bright overcast day
Outdoors on a bright overcast day
Outdoors under shade
Outdoors under shade
Outdoors on a bright overcast day
Outdoors on a bright overcast day
Wide IPS viewing angles. Colors and contrast degrade from extreme angles
Wide IPS viewing angles. Colors and contrast degrade from extreme angles

Performance

The Celeron N4120 is a passively-cooled processor commonly found on very cheap laptops including those from lesser-known manufacturers like Chuwi. It ranks well below Core i3 laptops and only slightly above the Atom series to be a passable solution only for undemanding browsing or word processing tasks.

Processor

Raw CPU performance is most similar to the Core m3-6Y30 as found on the five-year-old MacBook 12. Even the entry-level 10th gen Core i3-1005G1 can run at least two times faster in most scenarios. This is a passively cooled machine, after all.

Cinebench R15 Multi Loop

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Blackview AceBook 1 Intel Celeron N4120; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø228 (225.47-233.66)
Asus BR1100FKA-BP0109RA Intel Celeron N4500; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø125 (117.75-170.9)
Teclast F7 Air Intel Celeron N4120; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø228 (226.02-229.55)
Jumper Tech Ez Book X3 Air Intel Celeron N4100; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø209 (208-211.45)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R23: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Blender 2.79: BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 -mmt1 | 7z b 4
Geekbench 5.3: 64 Bit Single-Core Score | 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7
Intel Core i7-1165G7
888 (762.33min - 887.51max) Points ∼100% +279%
Infinix INBook X1 Pro
Intel Core i7-1065G7
663 (525.18min - 663.12max) Points ∼75% +183%
Chuwi CoreBook X
Intel Core i5-8259U
575 (559.33min - 575.29max) Points ∼65% +146%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel Core i3-1005G1
404 Points ∼45% +73%
Blackview AceBook 1
Intel Celeron N4120
234 (225.47min - 233.66max) Points ∼26%
Average Intel Celeron N4120
  (223 - 234, n=3)
227 Points ∼26% -3%
Teclast F7 Air
Intel Celeron N4120
223 Points ∼25% -5%
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Intel Core m3-6Y30
218 Points ∼25% -7%
Jumper Tech Ez Book X3 Air
Intel Celeron N4100
211 (208min - 211.45max) Points ∼24% -10%
Asus BR1100FKA-BP0109RA
Intel Celeron N4500
171 (60.18min - 170.9max) Points ∼19% -27%
HP mt21
Intel Celeron 3865U
142 Points ∼16% -39%
XIDU PhilBook Max
Intel Celeron J3355
90 (89.56min - 90.33max) Points ∼10% -62%
HP Stream 14-ax002ng
Intel Celeron N3060
72 Points ∼8% -69%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7
Intel Core i7-1165G7
227 Points ∼100% +205%
Infinix INBook X1 Pro
Intel Core i7-1065G7
182 Points ∼80% +144%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel Core i3-1005G1
157 Points ∼69% +111%
Chuwi CoreBook X
Intel Core i5-8259U
132 Points ∼58% +77%
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Intel Core m3-6Y30
91 Points ∼40% +22%
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Intel Core m3-6Y30
90 Points ∼40% +21%
Asus BR1100FKA-BP0109RA
Intel Celeron N4500
82 Points ∼36% +10%
Blackview AceBook 1
Intel Celeron N4120
74.5 Points ∼33%
Average Intel Celeron N4120
  (73 - 74.5, n=3)
73.6 Points ∼32% -1%
Teclast F7 Air
Intel Celeron N4120
73 Points ∼32% -2%
HP mt21
Intel Celeron 3865U
72 Points ∼32% -3%
Jumper Tech Ez Book X3 Air
Intel Celeron N4100
68.4 Points ∼30% -8%
XIDU PhilBook Max
Intel Celeron J3355
47.6 Points ∼21% -36%
HP Stream 14-ax002ng
Intel Celeron N3060
36 Points ∼16% -52%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7
Intel Core i7-1165G7
2242 Points ∼100% +496%
Infinix INBook X1 Pro
Intel Core i7-1065G7
1640 Points ∼73% +336%
Chuwi CoreBook X
Intel Core i5-8259U
1385 Points ∼62% +268%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel Core i3-1005G1
902 Points ∼40% +140%
Teclast F7 Air
Intel Celeron N4120
516 Points ∼23% +37%
Average Intel Celeron N4120
  (376 - 516, n=3)
461 Points ∼21% +23%
Jumper Tech Ez Book X3 Air
Intel Celeron N4100
451 Points ∼20% +20%
Blackview AceBook 1
Intel Celeron N4120
376 Points ∼17%
Asus BR1100FKA-BP0109RA
Intel Celeron N4500
332 Points ∼15% -12%
XIDU PhilBook Max
Intel Celeron J3355
200 Points ∼9% -47%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7
Intel Core i7-1165G7
577 Points ∼100% +263%
Infinix INBook X1 Pro
Intel Core i7-1065G7
463 Points ∼80% +191%
Chuwi CoreBook X
Intel Core i5-8259U
386 Points ∼67% +143%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel Core i3-1005G1
338 Points ∼59% +113%
Asus BR1100FKA-BP0109RA
Intel Celeron N4500
188 Points ∼33% +18%
Teclast F7 Air
Intel Celeron N4120
165 Points ∼29% +4%
Average Intel Celeron N4120
  (159 - 166, n=3)
163 Points ∼28% +3%
Blackview AceBook 1
Intel Celeron N4120
159 Points ∼28%
Jumper Tech Ez Book X3 Air
Intel Celeron N4100
152 Points ∼26% -4%
XIDU PhilBook Max
Intel Celeron J3355
106 Points ∼18% -33%
Cinebench R23 / CPU (Multi Core)
Infinix INBook X1 Pro
Intel Core i7-1065G7
4281 (3308.99min - 4281.37max) Points ∼100% +344%
Chuwi CoreBook X
Intel Core i5-8259U
3592 (3539.75min - 3591.79max) Points ∼84% +272%
Teclast F7 Air
Intel Celeron N4120
1230 Points ∼29% +27%
Average Intel Celeron N4120
  (965 - 1253, n=3)
1149 Points ∼27% +19%
Blackview AceBook 1
Intel Celeron N4120
965 (915.042min - 964.764max) Points ∼23%
Asus BR1100FKA-BP0109RA
Intel Celeron N4500
709 Points ∼17% -27%
Cinebench R23 / CPU (Single Core)
Infinix INBook X1 Pro
Intel Core i7-1065G7
1212 Points ∼100% +196%
Chuwi CoreBook X
Intel Core i5-8259U
991 Points ∼82% +142%
Asus BR1100FKA-BP0109RA
Intel Celeron N4500
452 Points ∼37% +11%
Teclast F7 Air
Intel Celeron N4120
424 Points ∼35% +4%
Average Intel Celeron N4120
  (409 - 424, n=2)
417 Points ∼34% +2%
Blackview AceBook 1
Intel Celeron N4120
409 Points ∼34%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU
XIDU PhilBook Max
Intel Celeron J3355
5811 Seconds * ∼100% -125%
Asus BR1100FKA-BP0109RA
Intel Celeron N4500
4249 Seconds * ∼73% -64%
Jumper Tech Ez Book X3 Air
Intel Celeron N4100
2801 Seconds * ∼48% -8%
Blackview AceBook 1
Intel Celeron N4120
2583 Seconds * ∼44%
Average Intel Celeron N4120
  (2558 - 2583, n=2)
2571 Seconds * ∼44% -0%
Teclast F7 Air
Intel Celeron N4120
2558 Seconds * ∼44% +1%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel Core i3-1005G1
1122.9 Seconds * ∼19% +57%
Chuwi CoreBook X
Intel Core i5-8259U
766 Seconds * ∼13% +70%
Infinix INBook X1 Pro
Intel Core i7-1065G7
710 Seconds * ∼12% +73%
Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7
Intel Core i7-1165G7
528 Seconds * ∼9% +80%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5382 MIPS ∼100% +123%
Infinix INBook X1 Pro
Intel Core i7-1065G7
4389 MIPS ∼82% +82%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel Core i3-1005G1
4057 MIPS ∼75% +68%
Chuwi CoreBook X
Intel Core i5-8259U
4022 MIPS ∼75% +67%
Asus BR1100FKA-BP0109RA
Intel Celeron N4500
2853 MIPS ∼53% +18%
Blackview AceBook 1
Intel Celeron N4120
2412 MIPS ∼45%
Average Intel Celeron N4120
  (2145 - 2412, n=3)
2279 MIPS ∼42% -6%
Jumper Tech Ez Book X3 Air
Intel Celeron N4100
2155 MIPS ∼40% -11%
Teclast F7 Air
Intel Celeron N4120
2145 MIPS ∼40% -11%
XIDU PhilBook Max
Intel Celeron J3355
1825 MIPS ∼34% -24%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7
Intel Core i7-1165G7
25506 MIPS ∼100% +243%
Infinix INBook X1 Pro
Intel Core i7-1065G7
20740 MIPS ∼81% +179%
Chuwi CoreBook X
Intel Core i5-8259U
17799 MIPS ∼70% +139%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel Core i3-1005G1
11135 MIPS ∼44% +50%
Blackview AceBook 1
Intel Celeron N4120
7436 MIPS ∼29%
Jumper Tech Ez Book X3 Air
Intel Celeron N4100
6873 MIPS ∼27% -8%
Average Intel Celeron N4120
  (5832 - 7436, n=3)
6817 MIPS ∼27% -8%
Teclast F7 Air
Intel Celeron N4120
5832 MIPS ∼23% -22%
Asus BR1100FKA-BP0109RA
Intel Celeron N4500
5394 MIPS ∼21% -27%
XIDU PhilBook Max
Intel Celeron J3355
3541 MIPS ∼14% -52%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1573 Points ∼100%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel Core i3-1005G1
1161 Points ∼74%
Infinix INBook X1 Pro
Intel Core i7-1065G7
882 Points ∼56%
Average Intel Celeron N4120
  (438 - 439, n=2)
439 Points ∼28%
Teclast F7 Air
Intel Celeron N4120
438 Points ∼28%
Jumper Tech Ez Book X3 Air
Intel Celeron N4100
404 Points ∼26%
Asus BR1100FKA-BP0109RA
Intel Celeron N4500
401 Points ∼25%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5089 Points ∼100%
Infinix INBook X1 Pro
Intel Core i7-1065G7
3323 Points ∼65%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel Core i3-1005G1
2434 Points ∼48%
Teclast F7 Air
Intel Celeron N4120
1509 Points ∼30%
Average Intel Celeron N4120
  (1505 - 1509, n=2)
1507 Points ∼30%
Jumper Tech Ez Book X3 Air
Intel Celeron N4100
1407 Points ∼28%
Asus BR1100FKA-BP0109RA
Intel Celeron N4500
707 Points ∼14%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7
Intel Core i7-1165G7
7.06 fps ∼100% +592%
Infinix INBook X1 Pro
Intel Core i7-1065G7
5.6 fps ∼79% +449%
Chuwi CoreBook X
Intel Core i5-8259U
4.81 fps ∼68% +372%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel Core i3-1005G1
3.59 fps ∼51% +252%
Teclast F7 Air
Intel Celeron N4120
1.38 fps ∼20% +35%
Jumper Tech Ez Book X3 Air
Intel Celeron N4100
1.24 fps ∼18% +22%
Average Intel Celeron N4120
  (1.02 - 1.38, n=3)
1.237 fps ∼18% +21%
Blackview AceBook 1
Intel Celeron N4120
1.02 fps ∼14%
Asus BR1100FKA-BP0109RA
Intel Celeron N4500
0.74 fps ∼10% -27%
XIDU PhilBook Max
Intel Celeron J3355
0.7 fps ∼10% -31%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Asus BR1100FKA-BP0109RA
Intel Celeron N4500
175 s * ∼100% -11%
Blackview AceBook 1
Intel Celeron N4120
157 s * ∼90%
Jumper Tech Ez Book X3 Air
Intel Celeron N4100
155 s * ∼89% +1%
Average Intel Celeron N4120
  (131 - 157, n=3)
141 s * ∼81% +10%
Teclast F7 Air
Intel Celeron N4120
136 s * ∼78% +13%
Chuwi CoreBook X
Intel Core i5-8259U
76 s * ∼43% +52%
Infinix INBook X1 Pro
Intel Core i7-1065G7
57 s * ∼33% +64%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel Core i3-1005G1
56.83 s * ∼32% +64%
Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7
Intel Core i7-1165G7
47.4 s * ∼27% +70%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Asus BR1100FKA-BP0109RA
Intel Celeron N4500
2.12 sec * ∼100% -29%
Jumper Tech Ez Book X3 Air
Intel Celeron N4100
1.756 sec * ∼83% -6%
Blackview AceBook 1
Intel Celeron N4120
1.649 sec * ∼78%
Teclast F7 Air
Intel Celeron N4120
1.645 sec * ∼78% -0%
Average Intel Celeron N4120
  (1.642 - 1.649, n=3)
1.645 sec * ∼78% -0%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel Core i3-1005G1
0.755 sec * ∼36% +54%
Chuwi CoreBook X
Intel Core i5-8259U
0.746 sec * ∼35% +55%
Infinix INBook X1 Pro
Intel Core i7-1065G7
0.671 sec * ∼32% +59%
Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.552 sec * ∼26% +67%
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R23: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Blender 2.79: BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 -mmt1 | 7z b 4
Geekbench 5.3: 64 Bit Single-Core Score | 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
234 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
16.4 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
74.5 Points
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System Performance

PCMark results are behind even the slowest last generation Core i3 laptops like the Lenovo V17. The difference is significant enough that there are noticeable delays when navigating Windows or multi-tasking between applications.

PCMark 10 / Score
Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
5036 Points ∼100% +201%
Infinix INBook X1 Pro
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Phison C-E80T512G4-P3D3B3E13
4451 Points ∼88% +166%
Chuwi CoreBook X
Iris Plus Graphics 655, i5-8259U, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ
4062 Points ∼81% +143%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i3-1005G1, WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-256G
3446 Points ∼68% +106%
HP mt21
HD Graphics 610, Celeron 3865U, Liteonit CV3-8D128
1970 Points ∼39% +18%
Teclast F7 Air
UHD Graphics 600, Celeron N4120, faspeed K7N8-256G
1801 Points ∼36% +8%
Average Intel Celeron N4120, Intel UHD Graphics 600
  (1671 - 1801, n=2)
1736 Points ∼34% +4%
Blackview AceBook 1
UHD Graphics 600, Celeron N4120, SCY C500 SNS1N3G12800D M.2 SATA
1671 Points ∼33%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
9985 Points ∼100% +117%
Infinix INBook X1 Pro
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Phison C-E80T512G4-P3D3B3E13
9254 Points ∼93% +101%
Chuwi CoreBook X
Iris Plus Graphics 655, i5-8259U, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ
7920 Points ∼79% +72%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i3-1005G1, WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-256G
7666 Points ∼77% +67%
Teclast F7 Air
UHD Graphics 600, Celeron N4120, faspeed K7N8-256G
5005 Points ∼50% +9%
Average Intel Celeron N4120, Intel UHD Graphics 600
  (4599 - 5005, n=2)
4802 Points ∼48% +4%
HP mt21
HD Graphics 610, Celeron 3865U, Liteonit CV3-8D128
4648 Points ∼47% +1%
Blackview AceBook 1
UHD Graphics 600, Celeron N4120, SCY C500 SNS1N3G12800D M.2 SATA
4599 Points ∼46%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
6802 Points ∼100% +140%
Chuwi CoreBook X
Iris Plus Graphics 655, i5-8259U, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ
6400 Points ∼94% +126%
Infinix INBook X1 Pro
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Phison C-E80T512G4-P3D3B3E13
6005 Points ∼88% +112%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i3-1005G1, WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-256G
5384 Points ∼79% +90%
HP mt21
HD Graphics 610, Celeron 3865U, Liteonit CV3-8D128
3558 Points ∼52% +26%
Blackview AceBook 1
UHD Graphics 600, Celeron N4120, SCY C500 SNS1N3G12800D M.2 SATA
2833 Points ∼42%
Average Intel Celeron N4120, Intel UHD Graphics 600
  (2813 - 2833, n=2)
2823 Points ∼42% 0%
Teclast F7 Air
UHD Graphics 600, Celeron N4120, faspeed K7N8-256G
2813 Points ∼41% -1%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
5103 Points ∼100% +424%
Infinix INBook X1 Pro
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Phison C-E80T512G4-P3D3B3E13
4307 Points ∼84% +343%
Chuwi CoreBook X
Iris Plus Graphics 655, i5-8259U, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ
3590 Points ∼70% +269%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i3-1005G1, WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-256G
2692 Points ∼53% +177%
HP mt21
HD Graphics 610, Celeron 3865U, Liteonit CV3-8D128
1256 Points ∼25% +29%
Teclast F7 Air
UHD Graphics 600, Celeron N4120, faspeed K7N8-256G
1126 Points ∼22% +16%
Average Intel Celeron N4120, Intel UHD Graphics 600
  (973 - 1126, n=2)
1050 Points ∼21% +8%
Blackview AceBook 1
UHD Graphics 600, Celeron N4120, SCY C500 SNS1N3G12800D M.2 SATA
973 Points ∼19%
PCMark 10 Score
1671 points
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DPC Latency

LatencyMon shows DPC latency issues when opening multiple browser tabs on our homepage. Furthermore, 4K video playback at 60 FPS is not perfect as we're able to record 26 dropped frames during our minute-long video.

DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Teclast F7 Air
UHD Graphics 600, Celeron N4120, faspeed K7N8-256G
3412.8 μs * ∼100% -96%
Blackview AceBook 1
UHD Graphics 600, Celeron N4120, SCY C500 SNS1N3G12800D M.2 SATA
1742.7 μs * ∼51%
Chuwi CoreBook X
Iris Plus Graphics 655, i5-8259U, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ
902.6 μs * ∼26% +48%
Infinix INBook X1 Pro
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Phison C-E80T512G4-P3D3B3E13
692.1 μs * ∼20% +60%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i3-1005G1, WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-256G
674.1 μs * ∼20% +61%
Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
591.6 μs * ∼17% +66%

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Storage Devices

Our test unit comes with the uncommon SCY C500 M.2 SATA III 2280 SSD as the system does not support PCIe 3 or NVMe drives. Sequential read and write rates are good for the category at around 550 MB/s and 430 MB/s, respectively. Owners will likely hit the 128 GB capacity quite quickly, however.

CDM 8
CDM 8
AS SSD
AS SSD
Only one internal M.2 SATA III 2280 slot
Only one internal M.2 SATA III 2280 slot
Blackview AceBook 1
SCY C500 SNS1N3G12800D M.2 SATA
Chuwi CoreBook X
Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ
Infinix INBook X1 Pro
Phison C-E80T512G4-P3D3B3E13
Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
Teclast F7 Air
faspeed K7N8-256G
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-256G
AS SSD
262%
322%
591%
24%
177%
Seq Read
446.59
1392.62
212%
2134.73
378%
3021.48
577%
430.22
-4%
1535.04
244%
Seq Write
276.8
954.07
245%
1775.89
542%
2340.84
746%
412.29
49%
1215.35
339%
4K Read
8.95
39.51
341%
28.88
223%
47.9
435%
13.21
48%
35.93
301%
4K Write
50.19
98.87
97%
147.91
195%
186.68
272%
50.06
0%
138.31
176%
4K-64 Read
145.04
834.37
475%
711.5
391%
1472.21
915%
122.88
-15%
467.74
222%
4K-64 Write
173.46
686.92
296%
642.5
270%
1828.64
954%
215.55
24%
399.57
130%
Access Time Read *
0.5
0.066
87%
0.052
90%
0.06
88%
0.151
70%
0.104
79%
Access Time Write *
0.232
0.044
81%
0.092
60%
0.021
91%
0.17
27%
0.029
87%
Score Read
199
1013
409%
954
379%
1822
816%
179
-10%
657
230%
Score Write
251
881
251%
968
286%
2249
796%
307
22%
659
163%
Score Total
545
2399
340%
2395
339%
4973
812%
581
7%
1647
202%
Copy ISO MB/s
360.87
982.66
172%
1295.62
259%
440.82
22%
753.9
109%
Copy Program MB/s
115.06
643.48
459%
899.51
682%
193.42
68%
253.05
120%
Copy Game MB/s
306.81
920.07
200%
1587.84
418%
396.77
29%
546.02
78%
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
172%
338%
471%
5%
226%
Write 4K
66.32
130.5
97%
228.3
244%
223.7
237%
74.98
13%
173.1
161%
Read 4K
26.3
38.72
47%
60.68
131%
51.17
95%
27.31
4%
49.32
88%
Write Seq
231.9
709.1
206%
1895
717%
2579
1012%
1188
412%
Read Seq
466.8
717.1
54%
1573
237%
2553
447%
1278
174%
Write 4K Q32T1
117.3
509.5
334%
476.6
306%
671.3
472%
120.1
2%
457.4
290%
Read 4K Q32T1
138.1
554.1
301%
592.1
329%
760.7
451%
135.2
-2%
505.2
266%
Write Seq Q32T1
427.6
1037
143%
2136
400%
2721
536%
469.2
10%
1258
194%
Read Seq Q32T1
546.3
1609
195%
2413
342%
3358
515%
555.3
2%
1742
219%
Write 4K Q8T8
264.6
Read 4K Q8T8
135.6
Total Average (Program / Settings)
217% / 229%
330% / 328%
531% / 540%
15% / 18%
202% / 195%

* ... smaller is better

SCY C500 SNS1N3G12800D M.2 SATA
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 546.3 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 427.6 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 138.1 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 117.3 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 466.8 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 231.9 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 26.3 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 66.32 MB/s

Disk Throttling: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

0255075100125150175200225250275300325350375400425450475417.55459.82460.45460.87461.5465.89473.01474.27475.31475.73478.66483.18484.52485.36485.57486.82486.82491.78498.13498.54498.75498.75498.96498.96498.96498.96498.96498.96499.17499.17499.17499.38499.38499.38499.38499.38499.38499.38499.38499.38499.59499.59499.59499.59499.59499.59499.59499.8499.8499.8Tooltip
: Ø490 (417.55-499.8)

GPU Performance

The UHD Graphics 600 is slower than the already slow UHD Graphics 620. This is more of a browsing and 1080p streaming machine than a local gaming machine.

3DMark 11
3DMark 11
Cloud Gate
Cloud Gate
Fire Strike
Fire Strike
3DMark 11
1280x720 Performance GPU
Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7
6194 Points ∼100% +962%
Infinix INBook X1 Pro
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7
4132 Points ∼67% +609%
Chuwi CoreBook X
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655, i5-8259U
2632 Points ∼42% +351%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i3-1005G1
1963 Points ∼32% +237%
HP EliteBook x360 1040 G7, i7-10810U
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10810U
1959 Points ∼32% +236%
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Intel HD Graphics 515, 6Y30
1186 Points ∼19% +103%
HP mt21
Intel HD Graphics 610, Celeron 3865U
808 Points ∼13% +39%
Blackview AceBook 1
Intel UHD Graphics 600, Celeron N4120
583 Points ∼9%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 600
  (410 - 638, n=23)
550 Points ∼9% -6%
HP Stream 14-ax002ng
Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell), N3060
381 Points ∼6% -35%
1280x720 Performance Combined
Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7
4367 Points ∼100% +670%
Infinix INBook X1 Pro
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7
3544 Points ∼81% +525%
Chuwi CoreBook X
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655, i5-8259U
2154 Points ∼49% +280%
HP EliteBook x360 1040 G7, i7-10810U
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10810U
2139 Points ∼49% +277%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i3-1005G1
1992 Points ∼46% +251%
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Intel HD Graphics 515, 6Y30
1014 Points ∼23% +79%
HP mt21
Intel HD Graphics 610, Celeron 3865U
819 Points ∼19% +44%
Blackview AceBook 1
Intel UHD Graphics 600, Celeron N4120
567 Points ∼13%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 600
  (362 - 791, n=23)
541 Points ∼12% -5%
HP Stream 14-ax002ng
Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell), N3060
395 Points ∼9% -30%
3DMark
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7
24425 Points ∼100% +610%
Infinix INBook X1 Pro
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7
17778 Points ∼73% +417%
Chuwi CoreBook X
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655, i5-8259U
13722 Points ∼56% +299%
HP EliteBook x360 1040 G7, i7-10810U
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10810U
11437 Points ∼47% +232%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i3-1005G1
10336 Points ∼42% +200%
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Intel HD Graphics 515, 6Y30
6078 Points ∼25% +77%
HP mt21
Intel HD Graphics 610, Celeron 3865U
4712 Points ∼19% +37%
Teclast F7 Air
Intel UHD Graphics 600, Celeron N4120
3781 Points ∼15% +10%
Blackview AceBook 1
Intel UHD Graphics 600, Celeron N4120
3441 Points ∼14%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 600
  (2714 - 3932, n=16)
3411 Points ∼14% -1%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7
3988 Points ∼100% +815%
Infinix INBook X1 Pro
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7
2586 Points ∼65% +493%
Chuwi CoreBook X
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655, i5-8259U
1667 Points ∼42% +282%
HP EliteBook x360 1040 G7, i7-10810U
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10810U
1444 Points ∼36% +231%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i3-1005G1
1359 Points ∼34% +212%
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Intel HD Graphics 515, 6Y30
735 Points ∼18% +69%
HP mt21
Intel HD Graphics 610, Celeron 3865U
556 Points ∼14% +28%
Teclast F7 Air
Intel UHD Graphics 600, Celeron N4120
466 Points ∼12% +7%
Blackview AceBook 1
Intel UHD Graphics 600, Celeron N4120
436 Points ∼11%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 600
  (315 - 486, n=17)
421 Points ∼11% -3%
XIDU PhilBook Max
Intel HD Graphics 500, Celeron J3355
311 Points ∼8% -29%
3DMark 11 Performance
658 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
3128 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
404 points
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X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 6.35 4.18 3.79 fps

Emissions

System Noise

Although technically silent because of the fanless design, our unit would sometimes exhibit noticeable coil whine or electronic noise when running high loads like 3DMark 06 or Prime95. This would also occur when video streaming but to a less noticeable degree. Very loud coil whine may indicate cheaper internal components.

Copper plate over the CPU with no fans
Copper plate over the CPU with no fans
Accessible 2x SODIMM slots
Accessible 2x SODIMM slots

Temperature

Surface temperatures are never exceedingly warm no matter the onscreen load. We're able to record a maximum of 35 C on the keyboard center compared to 42 C to 50 C on the competing Infinix INBook X1 Pro.

Max. Load
 29.2 °C
85 F
35.8 °C
96 F
30.8 °C
87 F
 
 27.4 °C
81 F
33.4 °C
92 F
28.2 °C
83 F
 
 25.6 °C
78 F
24.6 °C
76 F
25 °C
77 F
 
Maximum: 35.8 °C = 96 F
Average: 28.9 °C = 84 F
30.8 °C
87 F
33.6 °C
92 F
33.2 °C
92 F
29.6 °C
85 F
31.8 °C
89 F
31.8 °C
89 F
28.4 °C
83 F
29.2 °C
85 F
29.4 °C
85 F
Maximum: 33.6 °C = 92 F
Average: 30.9 °C = 88 F
Power Supply (max.)  39 °C = 102 F | Room Temperature 20 °C = 68 F | Fluke 62 Mini IR Thermometer
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 28.9 °C / 84 F, compared to the average of 30.7 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Subnotebook.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 35.8 °C / 96 F, compared to the average of 35.8 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22 to 58.4 °C for the class Subnotebook.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 33.6 °C / 92 F, compared to the average of 39.5 °C / 103 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 24.7 °C / 76 F, compared to the device average of 30.7 °C / 87 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 25.6 °C / 78.1 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(+) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.4 °C / 83.1 F (+2.8 °C / 5 F).
System idle (top)
System idle (top)
System idle (bottom)
System idle (bottom)
Prime95 stress (top)
Prime95 stress (top)
Prime95 stress (bottom)
Prime95 stress (bottom)

Stress Test

When running Prime95, the CPU would boost to 2.3 GHz for the first 10 seconds or so until core temperature reaches 80 C. Thereafter, the CPU would fall and stabilize at 2 GHz and 82 C. Noticeable coil whine would occur on and off during this period.

System idle
System idle
Prime95 stress
Prime95 stress
CPU Clock (GHz) GPU Clock (MHz) Average CPU Temperature (°C)
System Idle -- -- 40
Prime95 Stress 2.0 -- 82

Speakers

The integrated speakers are relatively loud for the size, but quality is tinny. Our microphone shows a narrow pink noise curve to represent poor bass reproduction and a narrow range. The speakers are therefore better fit for virtual meetings than for multimedia playback.

Down-firing stereo speakers near front corners
Down-firing stereo speakers near front corners
Pink noise at maximum volume
Pink noise at maximum volume
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs203235.6322524.528.224.53121.621.221.64022.223.122.25020.722.720.76321.624.921.68022.422.722.41002020.92012518.118.218.116019.81619.820021.315.721.325025.914.125.931531.415.531.440040.314.140.350045.512.845.563049.811.949.880055.611.955.6100059.411.159.4125059.711.459.7160057.211.257.2200059.311.559.3250060.711.660.7315061.911.661.9400067.312.267.3500074.112.374.1630070.312.170.3800067.112.367.11000064.812.664.81250059.613.959.61600048.516.148.5SPL78.224.378.2N34.10.634.1median 57.2median 12.3median 57.2Delta12.9212.935.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6median 17.84.62.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseBlackview AceBook 1Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Blackview AceBook 1 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (78.2 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 34.5% lower than median
(+) | bass is linear (6.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 5.6% lower than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (9.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 9.4% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (7.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(-) | overall sound is not linear (31.8% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 92% of all tested devices in this class were better, 3% similar, 4% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 19%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 93% of all tested devices were better, 3% similar, 4% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 11.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (9.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 2% of all tested devices in this class were better, 1% similar, 97% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 19%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 2% of all tested devices were better, 1% similar, 97% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Energy Management

Power Consumption

At most, the system will draw up to 20 W from the small (~7.3 x 4.3 x 3.2 cm) AC adapter when running high loads compared to over twice that on Core ix-powered laptops. Users can expect single-digit wattages when under more typical workloads. The low consumption rate is responsible for the long battery life recorded below.

Constant power consumption when running 3DMark 06
Constant power consumption when running 3DMark 06
Prime95 initiated at 10s mark. Consumption would jump to 19.5 W for about 10 seconds before falling and stabilizing at 15.7 W
Prime95 initiated at 10s mark. Consumption would jump to 19.5 W for about 10 seconds before falling and stabilizing at 15.7 W
Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 1.6 / 1.7 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 3.5 / 5.6 / 6.2 Watt
Load midlight 8.3 / 19.6 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.
Blackview AceBook 1
Celeron N4120, UHD Graphics 600, SCY C500 SNS1N3G12800D M.2 SATA, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Chuwi CoreBook X
i5-8259U, Iris Plus Graphics 655, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ, IPS, 2160x1440, 14.00
Infinix INBook X1 Pro
i7-1065G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Phison C-E80T512G4-P3D3B3E13, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Teclast F7 Air
Celeron N4120, UHD Graphics 600, faspeed K7N8-256G, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
i3-1005G1, UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-256G, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Power Consumption
-152%
-186%
-128%
-78%
-87%
Idle Minimum *
3.5
6.2
-77%
5
-43%
4
-14%
6.7
-91%
3.2
9%
Idle Average *
5.6
10.7
-91%
11.5
-105%
6
-7%
9.6
-71%
6.2
-11%
Idle Maximum *
6.2
12.5
-102%
12
-94%
10
-61%
9.9
-60%
7.2
-16%
Load Average *
8.3
40.5
-388%
48.7
-487%
34
-310%
19.1
-130%
30
-261%
Load Maximum *
19.6
39.2
-100%
58.8
-200%
68
-247%
27.1
-38%
50
-155%
Witcher 3 ultra *
39.4
46.4

* ... smaller is better

Power Consumption Prime95

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: Ø16.4 (14.9-19.5)

Battery Life

Runtimes are long at 9.5 hours of real-world WLAN use to be comparable to the Honor MagicBook 14. Charging, however, is very slow at up to 4 hours from empty to full capacity.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
9h 25min
Blackview AceBook 1
Celeron N4120, UHD Graphics 600, 45 Wh
Chuwi CoreBook X
i5-8259U, Iris Plus Graphics 655, 46.2 Wh
Infinix INBook X1 Pro
i7-1065G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), 55 Wh
Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs, 56 Wh
Teclast F7 Air
Celeron N4120, UHD Graphics 600, 32.725 Wh
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
i3-1005G1, UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), 35 Wh
Battery Runtime
-29%
-10%
3%
-54%
-36%
Reader / Idle
WiFi v1.3
565
400
-29%
508
-10%
580
3%
262
-54%
359
-36%
Load
107

Pros

+ attractive and lightweight metal chassis for cheap
+ accessible M.2 2280 SSD and 2x SODIMM
+ can recharge via barrel or USB-C
+ long battery life
+ no fan noise

Cons

- 4K video playback at 60 FPS is not perfect
- clickpad is sticky and jumpy
- low 128 GB SSD capacity
- very slow charge rate
- noticeable coil whine

Verdict

In review: Blackview AceBook 1. Test unit provided by Blackview
In review: Blackview AceBook 1. Test unit provided by Blackview

It's unrealistic to expect too much from a sub $400 laptop. At the very least, however, such models should be able to run Windows 10 and all the common applications smoothly. The Celeron N4120 here struggles to keep up with even light multitasking between browsers and videos for an overall slow and sometimes frustrating user experience.

The slow system performance and sticky clickpad bring down an otherwise inoffensive and decently built subnotebook.

A few aspects of the AceBook 1 could also use some updates. The sticky clickpad and loud coil whine in particular can be deal breakers for users looking for a quiet and comfortable subnotebook.

The long battery life, wide port options, and attractive metal skeleton are otherwise good starting points for Blackview's first ever laptop, but there's still a lot more that needs to be done before we can recommend the AceBook 1 over more established budget models like the CoreBook X, INBook X1, MagicBook 14, or IdeaPad 14.

Price and availability

Blackview is now selling the AceBook 1 directly for $499 USD or $389 when on sale.

Blackview AceBook 1 - 08/12/2021 v7
Allen Ngo

Chassis
71 / 98 → 72%
Keyboard
64%
Pointing Device
54%
Connectivity
49 / 75 → 66%
Weight
71 / 20-75 → 93%
Battery
88%
Display
81%
Games Performance
19 / 78 → 25%
Application Performance
65 / 85 → 76%
Temperature
95%
Noise
80%
Audio
61 / 91 → 67%
Camera
30 / 85 → 35%
Average
64%
74%
Subnotebook - Weighted Average

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