Cube Thinker Laptop (Core m3-7Y30, 8 GB, 256 GB) Review
Surface Laptop on a tight budget. Laptops from the Far East are becoming better and better, at least in regard to their looks and features. One representative of the Chinese premium class is the Cube Thinker, which comes with an elegant-looking aluminum case and a Surface-Book screen. However, can the performance keep up with the shop-window presentation?
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With products that look more and more elegant, Chinese manufacturers are trying to wrest market share from the western manufacturers. Their main advantage is the price. But the Chinese are also trying to catch up in other areas. A particular example for this is the Thinker by Cube. While the exterior is supposed to be reminiscent of the MacBook design, the manufacturer is also not miserly on the inside. A passively cooled Intel Core m3 7Y30 processor with the Intel HD Graphics 615 graphics unit, 8 GB RAM, and a 256-GB SSD can usually not be purchased for below 800 Euros (~$933) in Germany. A display with 3000x2000 pixels, which we already know from the Surface Book, is added. The Thinker is offered in some Chinese online shops for just little more than 500 Euros (~$583, $589 in the US). We find out during this test which other drawbacks there are besides the considerable weight of almost 1.7 kg (~3.7 lb), or whether this is a recommendable deal.
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