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Infinix debuts its first INBook X1 laptop for just $530 USD, promises Intel 10th gen CPUs, 1080p IPS, aluminum chassis, and Wi-Fi 6 on a budget

Infinix debuts its first INBook X1 laptop for just $530 USD, promises Intel 10th gen CPUs, 1080p IPS, aluminum chassis, and Wi-Fi 6 on a budget (Source: Infinix)
Infinix debuts its first INBook X1 laptop for just $530 USD, promises Intel 10th gen CPUs, 1080p IPS, aluminum chassis, and Wi-Fi 6 on a budget (Source: Infinix)
By opting for Intel 10th gen Ice Lake instead of 11th gen Tiger Lake, Infinix will be able to keep costs lower without needing to sacrifice too much performance in the process.
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Known for its inexpensive Android smartphones like the Hot 10S, Infinix will now be jumping onboard the laptop train by launching its very first original Windows laptop next month called the INBook X1.

According to the press release, the 14-inch INBook X1 was inspired by Infinix's "deep understanding of consumers in the smartphone space" which we can only assume means that the laptop was built from the ground up to include all the features most budget customers are looking for. The system will come in an anodized aluminum shell with gray and red color options. Its core specifications are impressive given the low $530 USD starting price.

  • 14-inch 1920 x 1080, IPS, 4.19 mm bezels
  • Intel 10th gen Core i3-1005G1, i5-1035G1, or i7-1065G7
  • 180-degree hinges
  • Up to integrated Iris Plus G7 graphics
  • 55 Wh battery
  • 65 W USB-C AC adapter
  • Wi-Fi 6 w/ Bluetooth 5.1
  • 720p webcam
  • 16.3 mm thick
  • 1.48 kg

Immediate comparisons to Chuwi laptops are inevitable since Chuwi is yet another Chinese manufacturer of cheap but visually impressive laptops. Unlike Chuwi, however, this Infinix model will be powered by 10th gen Intel CPUs instead of a slower Atom or Celeron part for significantly faster performance.

The INBook X1 will make its debut in Egypt, Indonesia, and Nigeria by the end of June. Launch regions are narrow as Infinix will be testing the waters before considering additional territories. Though the starting price of $530 is inexpensive, it remains to be seen how much the higher-end Core i7 option will be.

Shenzhen – May 14, 2021 – Infinix, an emerging brand in the consumer electronics market, today 

unveiled its first flagship laptop series - INBook X1. Combining a stylish, thin and lightweight design 

with ultimate performance, the launch represents Infinix’s foray into a new product category, as it 

joins forces with Intel and Microsoft. Through the INBook X1 series, Infinix aims to deliver a bespoke 

device with industry-leading capabilities to meet the growing demand of customer needs today. IN-

Book X1 will come in three versions: 

•  INBook X1 with Intel® Core™ i3-1005G1. 

•  INBook X1 with Intel® Core™ i5-1035G1. 

•  INBook Pro with Intel® Core™ i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus up to 64EU. 

“Leveraging our deep understanding of consumers in the smartphone space, we are thrilled to enter 

a new era with Intel and Microsoft by launching our first laptop series. This not only marks a significant 

milestone for the brand, but also signifies our commitment to our global customers,” said Benjamin 

Jiang, Managing Director of Infinix Mobility. “Driven by our passion to empower today’s youth, we are 

dedicated  to  creating  cutting-edge  technology  and  stylish  dynamic  PCs  to  meet  the  ever-evolving 

needs of youthful digital lifestyles.” 

“We are pleased to see the powerful performance of Intel Core unleashed on INBook X1! Infinix has 

consumer and global market expertise and eye-catching designs, they are launching amazing modern 

notebook INBook X1 series! We expect this model will be loved by notebook PC users in multiple coun-

tries.” Sunil Kaimal, Vice President, General Manager of Client Computing Group, Intel Corporation 

said, “We look forward to strengthening our partnership with Infinix and bringing more innovative 

products to the market in the future, together making PC as the platform to unleash great potential.” 

“The past year has forever changed our work and life; the world now focuses on recovery in 2021 and 

beyond. We can see that the need for the Windows PCs with great remote work, learn, connecting and 

gaming capabilities is greater than ever.” Adam Owee, the Vice President of Microsoft Greater China 

Region,General Manager of OEM Business said, “We are glad to work with Infinix, drive the innova-

tion together on Windows and Microsoft 365, to empower the growth and delight our customers in EMBARGO - 05/28/2021 – 10AM ET 

the  coming  year  and  beyond.” 

Portability Put First 

Infinix's INBook X1 series comes in a sandblasted anodized body, crafted with the utmost care out of 

selected aircraft-grade aluminium. At less than 3 pounds (1.48 kg) and 16.3 mm thick, the laptop is 

equipped with a 180-degree hinge that lets it tilt horizontally, allowing users to present ideas or share 

videos in a flexible manner. INBook X1 series also has multiple ports to simultaneously accommodate 

different needs, including data transmission, speed charging and screen-casting. 

Along with its extraordinary standby length, the laptop’s 55 watt-hours (Wh) battery guarantees a full 

day's usage, which translates to approximately 11 hours of screen time for web browsing, video play-

backs and more. Users can also benefit from Infinix’s very own Battery Management System (BMS) 

and extend battery life by intelligently reducing power consumption in different scenarios. In addition, 

INBook X1's 65W PD3.0 AC adapter boosts charging efficiency by generating 70% of power in just one 

hour. What's more, the small-sized charger conveniently supports all Infinix mobile phones – making 

working on the go easier than ever. 

Deep Vibrant Colors 

The INBook X1 series is available in both Space Grey and Platinum Red. To reflect the beauty of the 

night sky along the Norwegian border, the laptop’s overall design features a metallic sheen that also 

represents the laptop's infinite possibilities and Infinix's distinctive characteristics. Its sleek full-metal 

chassis comprises a large 14-inch screen with an FHD IPS display, demonstrating Infinix’s engineering 

capabilities with ultra-thin bezels (4.19 mm) on every side to maximize screen space. 

Next-Level Cooling 

Powered by Intel’s powerful processors, the INBook X1 series is fully equipped to handle demanding 

activities like data processing and programming with pre-loaded with Windows 10 and Microsoft 

365* to support a variety of mobile office needs. Its Poloar Monster cooling system employs military-

grade air ducts to effectively lower its temperature when faced with heavy workloads.  

Keeping things productive for today’s dynamic workplace environments, the INBook X1’s built-in In-

Sync screen projection application grants users access to its InSync multi-screen solution, enabling 

them to synchronize work files seamlessly between their laptops, TVs and smartphones so they can 

bring their ideas to life anywhere, anytime. 

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INBook X1 Pro’s built-in WiFi 6 wireless network card and Bluetooth 5.1 supporting capabilities effec-

tively boost network speed. As video conferencing has become the new norm, it is also equipped with 

a 720P webcam that can be completely switched off for privacy, as well as two arrays of digital micro-

phones for seamless video and audio communications, even in noisy environments. It also features 

instant fingerprint unlocking so users can access their laptops quickly and securely. In terms of enter-

tainment, INBook X1 Pro’s four-layer cavity stereos provide excellent surround sound, which is further 

enhanced by patented DTS sound technology for super immersive audio-visual experiences, both in-

doors and outdoors. 

INBook X1 series will be in Egypt, Indonesia & Nigeria in June from $530. 

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Allen Ngo, 2021-05-28 (Update: 2021-05-26)