Notebookcheck

ODYS Vario Pro 12 (Z8350, HD) Convertible Review

Sascha Mölck, Stefanie Voigt (translated by Mark Riege), 04/06/2017

Pen input. The convertible from Odys brings an active pen with it which allows simple use of the Windows Ink functionality. This is accompanied by a quiet operation, good battery runtimes, and an IPS screen. With a price tag of around 260 Euros (~$276) the device is also affordable.

Working For Notebookcheck

Are you a techie who knows how to write? Then join our Team!

Currently wanted: 
German-English-Translator - Details here

For the original German review, see here.

With the Vario Pro 12, Odys delivers an 11.6-inch Windows convertible. Inside the device there is an Atom quad-core processor of the Cherry Trail generation. Devices like the Medion Akoya E2215T and the HP x360 310 G1 can be considered its competitors.

ODYS Vario Pro 12
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Core: 200-500 MHz, Single-Channel, 20.19.15.4474
Memory
2048 MB 
, DDR3-1600, Single-Channel, memory is soldered in
Display
11.6 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel 135 PPI, capacitive, 10 touch points, active stylus support, MS_9003, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 17 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: audio-combo, Card Reader: microSD, Sensors: acceleration sensor, echo sensor, TPM 2.0
Networking
Realtek RTL8723BS (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 17.5 x 284 x 202 ( = 0.69 x 11.18 x 7.95 in)
Battery
9000 mAh Lithium-Ion, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 8 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 32 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Primary Camera: 2 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, active input pen, Microsoft Office Home and Student 2016 (trial version), 12 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
1.2 kg ( = 42.33 oz / 2.65 pounds), Power Supply: 132 g ( = 4.66 oz / 0.29 pounds)
Price
300 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case and Equipment

With the Vario Pro, Odys is betting on an anthracite gray-colored casing. This is not a pure plastic case: the back of the lid and the top of the base are made from metal. In terms of the build there is nothing to criticize. The gaps are right and there are no perceptible protrusions. Also, in terms of stability there is not much to complain about. The base could be slightly stiffer. There is no maintenance hatch and the battery is built-in.

The convertible brings two USB Type-A jacks (1x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.1 Gen 1). A micro-HDMI jack allows connecting an external monitor or TV. The built-in WLAN module carries a Realtek chip (RTL8723BS) which supports the 802.11 b/g/n WLAN standards - not the fast ac standard. The transmission speeds we got under optimal conditions (no other WLAN devices nearby, small distance between notebook and PC server) turned out poorly.

The 32-bit version of Windows 10 Home serves as the operating system. Since it goes easy on resources this is a favorite for use in under-performing systems. As a result, 64-bit applications cannot be run. But this is not a problem, since there is a 32-bit version of almost any application. 

Odys encloses an active pen made from metal with the convertible. The power is provided by an AAAA-battery (included). A pen holder which can be inserted into the USB 2.0 jack is also supplied. The manual of the computer explicitly emphasizes that only the USB 2.0 jack and not the USB 3.1 Gen 1 jack should be used.

Size Comparison

Connectivity

Right side: combo audio, micro HDMI, card reader (microSD), power, USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type-A)
Right side: combo audio, micro HDMI, card reader (microSD), power, USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type-A)
Left side: USB 2.0 (Type-A)
Left side: USB 2.0 (Type-A)
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
ODYS Vario Pro 12
Realtek RTL8723BS
52 MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
ODYS Vario Pro 12
Realtek RTL8723BS
46 MBit/s ∼100%

Independent journalism is made possible by advertising. We show the least amount of ads whenever possible but we intentionally show more ads when an adblocker is used. Please, switch off ad blockers and support us!

Input Devices

Odys equips the Vario Pro with a non-backlit chiclet keyboard. The flat, slightly rough keys possess a short stroke and a clear pressure point. The keystroke could be crisper for our taste. While typing, the keyboard flexes only minimally at most. This did not prove troubling. All in all, the Odys delivers a keyboard here that meets the demands of home use. The multi-touch-enabled ClickPad takes up an area of approximately 9.7 x 5.6 cm (3.8 x 2.2 in). So it offers enough space for using gesture control. The smooth pad surface makes it easy for the fingers to glide. The pad reacts to input in the corners as well. It possesses a short stroke and a clear pressure point.

The multi-touch-enabled touchscreen supports 10 touch points. It reacts to input promptly and did not give us any trouble. The screen can be manipulated with the fingers as well as the supplied active pen. Both work without problems. The pen has two button areas on the side. When the button on the bottom is pressed while drawing, the pen changes from the drawing to the erasing function.

Active pen
Active pen

Display

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid

The 11.6-inch touchscreen display of the Vario Pro works with a native resolution of 1366x768 pixels. The brightness value of the screen (249.6 cd/m2) comes in too low. After all, this is a convertible that will be used in various locations and therefore under various lighting conditions. The contrast (762:1) is okay. Positive: at no time does the display show PWM-flickering.

267
cd/m²
271
cd/m²
242
cd/m²
263
cd/m²
282
cd/m²
233
cd/m²
233
cd/m²
246
cd/m²
209
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 282 cd/m² Average: 249.6 cd/m² Minimum: 55 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 74 %
Center on Battery: 282 cd/m²
Contrast: 762:1 (Black: 0.37 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.63 | 0.4-29.43 Ø6.2
ΔE Greyscale 5.04 | 0.64-98 Ø6.4
67% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 43% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.19
ODYS Vario Pro 12
MS_9003, , 1366x768, 11.6
Medion Akoya E2215T
AU Optronics B116HAN03.1, , 1920x1080, 11.6
HP x360 310 G1
Samsung SEC3953, , 1366x768, 11.6
Trekstor SurfTab duo W3
Chi Mei N116HSE-DA2, , 1920x1080, 11.6
Response Times
38%
30%
41%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
60 (31, 29)
31 (13, 18)
48%
43 (20, 23)
28%
37 (16, 21)
38%
Response Time Black / White *
36 (22, 14)
26 (6, 20)
28%
25 (7, 18)
31%
20 (6, 14)
44%
PWM Frequency
50 (20)
396 (90)
Screen
16%
-62%
1%
Brightness middle
282
338
20%
199
-29%
257
-9%
Brightness
250
309
24%
186
-26%
235
-6%
Brightness Distribution
74
76
3%
76
3%
80
8%
Black Level *
0.37
0.39
-5%
0.8
-116%
0.25
32%
Contrast
762
867
14%
249
-67%
1028
35%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
5.63
3.94
30%
11.92
-112%
7.98
-42%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
11.28
9.96
12%
20.52
-82%
12.25
-9%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
5.04
2.54
50%
12.92
-156%
7.87
-56%
Gamma
2.19 100%
2.38 92%
2.04 108%
2.3 96%
CCT
7254 90%
6902 94%
13589 48%
8815 74%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
43
46
7%
36
-16%
55
28%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
67
71
6%
56
-16%
84
25%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
27% / 20%
-16% / -47%
21% / 7%

* ... smaller is better

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 not detected

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9254 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

In the state of delivery the DeltaE-2000 color deviation has a value of 5.63. This is not too far from the target value (DeltaE smaller than 3). The screen does not suffer from a blue tint. 

CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - Saturation

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
36 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 22 ms rise
↘ 14 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 240 (maximum) ms. » 91 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (25.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
60 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 31 ms rise
↘ 29 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 95 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (41 ms).

Odys provides the Vario Pro with an IPS panel that is stable from wide viewing angles. The screen can be read from any angle. The convertible cannot be used outside. The low display brightness and reflective screen surface prevent that.

Outside usage (direct sun)
Outside usage (direct sun)
Outside usage (sun is behind the device)
Outside usage (sun is behind the device)

Performance

With the Vario Pro, Odys has a convertible of the 11.6-inch format in its line-up that is adequate for simple office and Internet application use. The device is supplied with an active pen. Our test device can be had for around 260 Euros (~$276). Other options are not available. 

Processor

Inside the convertible we can find an Intel Atom x5 Z8350 (Cherry Trail) quad-core processor. The processor is designed for simple applications in the areas of the office or Internet. The low TDP (less than 4 watts) allows a passive cooling of the SoC. This is implemented here as well. The CPU works with a basic speed of 1.44 GHz. Via Turbo an increase up to 1.92 GHz is possible. The CPU tests we ran are processed at 1.7 GHz (multithread) and 1.7 to 1.92 GHz (single-thread). The behavior is identical during mains and battery operation. 

Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
921
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
3076
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
1988
Help
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit
Trekstor SurfTab duo W3
Intel Atom x5-Z8300
951 Points ∼9% +3%
Medion Akoya E2215T
Intel Atom x5-Z8350
938 Points ∼9% +2%
ODYS Vario Pro 12
Intel Atom x5-Z8350
921 Points ∼9%
Lenovo IdeaPad MIIX 310-10ICR
Intel Atom x5-Z8350
884 Points ∼8% -4%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
ODYS Vario Pro 12
Intel Atom x5-Z8350
3076 Points ∼6%
Trekstor SurfTab duo W3
Intel Atom x5-Z8300
2966 Points ∼6% -4%
Medion Akoya E2215T
Intel Atom x5-Z8350
2897 Points ∼6% -6%
Lenovo IdeaPad MIIX 310-10ICR
Intel Atom x5-Z8350
2575 Points ∼5% -16%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score
ODYS Vario Pro 12
Intel Atom x5-Z8350
2289 Points ∼7%
Trekstor SurfTab duo W3
Intel Atom x5-Z8300
2175 Points ∼7% -5%
Medion Akoya E2215T
Intel Atom x5-Z8350
2130 Points ∼7% -7%
32 Bit Single-Core Score
ODYS Vario Pro 12
Intel Atom x5-Z8350
760 Points ∼16%
Trekstor SurfTab duo W3
Intel Atom x5-Z8300
743 Points ∼15% -2%
Medion Akoya E2215T
Intel Atom x5-Z8350
726 Points ∼15% -4%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
ODYS Vario Pro 12
Intel Atom x5-Z8350
44.098 Points ∼13%
Medion Akoya E2215T
Intel Atom x5-Z8350
42.548 Points ∼13% -4%
Trekstor SurfTab duo W3
Intel Atom x5-Z8300
41.589 Points ∼12% -6%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Lenovo IdeaPad MIIX 310-10ICR
Intel Atom x5-Z8350
6122 ms * ∼10% -9%
Trekstor SurfTab duo W3
Intel Atom x5-Z8300
5758.2 ms * ∼10% -2%
ODYS Vario Pro 12
Intel Atom x5-Z8350
5630.4 ms * ∼9%
Medion Akoya E2215T
Intel Atom x5-Z8350
5508.9 ms * ∼9% +2%
Octane V2 - Total Score
ODYS Vario Pro 12
Intel Atom x5-Z8350
7265 Points ∼15%
Medion Akoya E2215T
Intel Atom x5-Z8350
7142 Points ∼14% -2%
Trekstor SurfTab duo W3
Intel Atom x5-Z8300
6382 Points ∼13% -12%
Lenovo IdeaPad MIIX 310-10ICR
Intel Atom x5-Z8350
6343 Points ∼13% -13%

* ... smaller is better

System Performance

The system did not give us any trouble. It runs well and fluidly. The computing power of the built-in SoC suffices for the demands of simple office and Internet applications. The user will notice the low power of the SoC while rendering websites full of ads where the computer takes a little time. The overall power cannot be increased. 

PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
1437 points
Help
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2
HP x360 310 G1
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1445 Points ∼24% +1%
ODYS Vario Pro 12
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8350, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1437 Points ∼24%
Lenovo IdeaPad MIIX 310-10ICR
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8350, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1419 Points ∼23% -1%
Medion Akoya E2215T
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8350, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1282 Points ∼21% -11%
Trekstor SurfTab duo W3
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8300, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1246 Points ∼20% -13%

Storage Device

An eMMC module holding 32 GB serves as the system drive. Of that, around 17 GB is usable by the device's owner. Of this, at least 10 GB must remain empty, since Windows needs this much space to perform large system updates. So there is not much storage space remaining for one's own files and additional programs. The transfer rates of the storage device are on normal levels for eMMC storage. The storage can be extended with a microSD card.

32 GB eMMC Flash
Sequential Read: 168.3 MB/s
Sequential Write: 43.13 MB/s
512K Read: 155 MB/s
512K Write: 33.71 MB/s
4K Read: 15.91 MB/s
4K Write: 11.64 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 32.2 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 13.65 MB/s
ODYS Vario Pro 12
32 GB eMMC Flash
Medion Akoya E2215T
64 GB eMMC Flash
HP x360 310 G1
Toshiba MQ01ABF050
Trekstor SurfTab duo W3
32 GB eMMC Flash
CrystalDiskMark 3.0
-19%
-43%
-47%
Write 4k QD32
13.65
10.05
-26%
0.033
-100%
1.435
-89%
Read 4k QD32
32.2
15.11
-53%
0.851
-97%
11.04
-66%
Write 4k
11.64
7.915
-32%
0.013
-100%
1.423
-88%
Read 4k
15.91
13.09
-18%
0.439
-97%
7.82
-51%
Write 512
33.71
27.45
-19%
42.7
27%
16.9
-50%
Read 512
155
155.3
0%
34.45
-78%
125.4
-19%
Write Seq
43.13
39.77
-8%
102.9
139%
44.24
3%
Read Seq
168.3
169.6
1%
99.47
-41%
142.8
-15%

Graphics Card

An Intel HD Graphics GPU of the Cherry Trail generation provides the graphics output. This supports DirectX 12 and works at speeds up to 500 MHz. The results of the 3DMark benchmarks remain on levels that are normal for this type of GPU.

GPU-Z
GPU-Z
DXVAChecker
DXVAChecker
3DMark 11 Performance
339 points
Help
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Lenovo IdeaPad MIIX 310-10ICR
Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Intel Atom x5-Z8350
298 Points ∼1% 0%
ODYS Vario Pro 12
Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Intel Atom x5-Z8350
297 Points ∼1%
Medion Akoya E2215T
Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Intel Atom x5-Z8350
297 Points ∼1% 0%
Trekstor SurfTab duo W3
Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Intel Atom x5-Z8300
293 Points ∼1% -1%
HP x360 310 G1
Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Intel Pentium N3540
221 Points ∼0% -26%

Gaming Performance

The computing power of the built-in SoC is not enough by far for modern 3D games. In the Windows Store you can find many casual games that can be played with the Vario Pro.

low med. high ultra
Trackmania Nations Forever (2008) 10524.7fps

Emissions and Energy

System Noise

The Vario Pro works quietly, there is no fan. The SoC is cooled passively. Neither does the convertible emit any other noises. 

Temperature

The Vario Pro in the stress test
The Vario Pro in the stress test

The Vario Pro runs our stress test (Prime95 and Furmark run for at least an hour) in the same way during mains and battery operation: the processor always works at 480 MHz. The graphics core starts out the test at 400 MHz and is throttled later to between 340 and 360 MHz. The computer does not get especially warm. During our stress tests the temperatures at all measuring points remain clearly below 40 °C (104 °F).  

Max. Load
 24.5 °C
76 F
27 °C
81 F
36.5 °C
98 F
 
 24.1 °C
75 F
27.1 °C
81 F
34.9 °C
95 F
 
 23.9 °C
75 F
24.7 °C
76 F
30.3 °C
87 F
 
Maximum: 36.5 °C = 98 F
Average: 28.1 °C = 83 F
34.5 °C
94 F
25 °C
77 F
24.2 °C
76 F
36.5 °C
98 F
25.9 °C
79 F
24.5 °C
76 F
30.3 °C
87 F
25.6 °C
78 F
24.8 °C
77 F
Maximum: 36.5 °C = 98 F
Average: 27.9 °C = 82 F
Power Supply (max.)  38 °C = 100 F | Room Temperature 21.7 °C = 71 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 28.1 °C / 83 F, compared to the average of 30.3 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Convertible.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 36.5 °C / 98 F, compared to the average of 35.4 °C / 96 F, ranging from 21.8 to 55.7 °C for the class Convertible.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 36.5 °C / 98 F, compared to the average of 36.5 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 25.7 °C / 78 F, compared to the device average of 30.3 °C / 87 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 30.3 °C / 86.5 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(±) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 29.1 °C / 84.4 F (-1.2 °C / -2.1 F).
Temperature development top (load)
Temperature development top (load)
Temperature development bottom (load)
Temperature development bottom (load)
Temperature development top (idle)
Temperature development top (idle)
Temperature development bottom (idle)
Temperature development bottom (idle)

Speakers

The stereo speakers are placed behind a perforated cover above the keyboard. They produce a decent sound which is lacking bass to a great extent. For a better sound experience using head phones or external speakers is recommended.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2031.230.331.22532.932.232.9313535.1354030.528.330.55029.331.429.36326.227.526.28026.525.826.510025.525.325.512524.924.124.916024.623.524.62002322.12325026.121.726.131533.821.133.840046.720.646.750048.22048.263053.519.453.580054.118.754.1100064.418.664.4125066.11866.1160061.91861.9200057.417.657.4250057.517.757.5315056.717.856.7400058.518.258.5500059.618.359.6630057.818.457.8800050.718.450.7100004618.6461250042.918.542.91600042.318.642.3SPL71.730.671.7N25.31.425.3median 50.7median 18.6median 50.7Delta10.81.710.835.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6median 17.84.62.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseODYS Vario Pro 12Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
ODYS Vario Pro 12 audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (65 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 24.4% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (7.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 7.5% higher than median
(-) | mids are not linear (16% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.9% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (7.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(-) | overall sound is not linear (35.7% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 94% of all tested devices in this class were better, 2% similar, 4% worse
» The best had a delta of 11%, average was 22%, worst was 53%
Compared to all devices tested
» 96% of all tested devices were better, 2% similar, 2% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

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, 2% similar, 97% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 20%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 2% of all tested devices were better, 1% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Frequency diagram in comparison (checkboxes can be selected or deselected!)

Power Consumption

The Vario Pro is equipped with a relatively weak SoC. As a consequence, the convertible does not require much power overall. On idle we measure a maximum demand of 8.2 watts. During the stress tests the power consumption rises to 14.4 watts. The nominal output of the power supply is 15 watts. 

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 1.1 / 1.3 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 4.8 / 7.8 / 8.2 Watt
Load midlight 14.8 / 14.4 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy

Battery Runtime

Our practical WLAN test simulates the load when opening websites. The "Balanced" profile is active, the power-saver functions of the notebook are deactivated, and the display brightness is adjusted to about 150 cd/m². The Vario Pro achieves a runtime of 7:33 hours.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Edge 38)
7h 33min
Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing 1.3
HP x360 310 G1
N3540, HD Graphics (Bay Trail), 30 Wh
684 min ∼26% +51%
Lenovo IdeaPad MIIX 310-10ICR
Z8350, HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), 33 Wh
643 min ∼24% +42%
Medion Akoya E2215T
Z8350, HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), 38 Wh
474 min ∼18% +5%
ODYS Vario Pro 12
Z8350, HD Graphics (Cherry Trail),  Wh
453 min ∼17%
Trekstor SurfTab duo W3
Z8300, HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), 8.2 Wh
294 min ∼11% -35%

Pros

+ IPS screen
+ runs silently
+ good battery runtime
+ active input pen

Cons

- dark screen
- no USB Type-C
- low Wi-Fi performance

Verdict

In review: Odys Vario Pro 12. Test model provided by Notebooksbilliger.de
In review: Odys Vario Pro 12. Test model provided by Notebooksbilliger.de

The Atom processor of the Cherry Trail generation built into the Vario Pro offers sufficient computing power for using simple office and Internet applications. A decoder integrated into the GPU relieves the processor when rendering videos. With this, the computer can be deployed as a station for playing videos silently with the TV at home.        

With the Vario Pro 12, Odys offers a well-rounded convertible in the 11.6-inch format that distinguishes itself from the competition with a supplied input pen.

The built-in keyboard leaves an altogether decent impression. This is accompanied by good battery runtimes and a two-year warranty. The IPS screen pleases with stable viewing angles and a very decent contrast. The brightness, however, could be higher. The supplied active pen allows for a comfortable use of the Windows Ink function.

Like many comparable devices, the Odys convertible offers only 2 GB working memory and a system drive that holds 32 GB. Both are very stingy. In our opinion any Windows system should have at least 4 GB RAM and a 64 GB system drive. The lack of a USB Type-C port also leaves something to be desired. On a 2017 device we expect such a connection. We should not forget the slow WLAN speeds, either.

ODYS Vario Pro 12 - 04/03/2017 v6
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
77 / 98 → 79%
Keyboard
74%
Pointing Device
89%
Connectivity
35 / 80 → 44%
Weight
73 / 35-78 → 87%
Battery
90%
Display
78%
Games Performance
31 / 68 → 45%
Application Performance
44 / 87 → 51%
Temperature
94%
Noise
100%
Audio
48 / 91 → 52%
Camera
40 / 85 → 47%
Average
67%
79%
Convertible - Weighted Average

Pricecompare

static version load dynamic
Loading Comments
Comment on this article
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Reviews > ODYS Vario Pro 12 (Z8350, HD) Convertible Review
Sascha Mölck, 2017-04- 6 (Update: 2017-04- 6)