Realme Book Enhanced Edition to be launched globally as the Realme Book Prime in late April 2022
Following Xiaomi's footsteps, Realme has cultivated a not-so-insignificant user base globally. Now that its smartphone division is robust, it is looking to further its ecosystem. MySmartPrice has learned from its sources that the Realme Book Prime laptop will be launched globally by the end of April 2022. It is, in essence, an international version of the Realme Book Enhanced Edition released in China not too long ago. It should ideally cost around the US$800 mark if its Chinese prices are anything to go by. It is unclear whether the "Air" and "non-Air" SKUs will hit global shores together.
For reasons best known to Realme, it opted to use previous-generation Intel Tiger Lake processors in the Realme Book Prime. While they are the better-specced H45 variants, they miss out on the massive performance and efficiency gains offered by Alder Lake's Golden Cove and Gracemont cores. To make matters worse, the Realme Book Prime is configurable with only one CPU, the Intel Core i5-11320H. There's no option to add a dGPU either, meaning that one is essentially stuck with the Intel Iris Xe iGPU.
Other Realme Book Prime specs include a 14-inch 2K (2,160 x 1,440) 3:2 display that covers 100% of the sRGB spectrum and has a peak brightness of 400 nits. Memory and storage are limited to 16 GB of LPDDR4x RAM and a 512 GB NVMe SSD. Whether or not either part is user-replaceable remains to be seen. Connectivity features include Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, one Thunderbolt 4.0 port, one USB Type-C port and one USB Type-A port. Windows Hello and an integrated fingerprint scanner on the power button enable biometric authentication. The laptop's 54 Wh battery supports 65W fast charging via Realme's phone adaptors.