Realme Book: New leak reveals the laptop's design, specifications and tentative price
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A report from some time ago showed us what Realme's first-ever laptop, the Realme Book, would look like, complete with a silver chassis and a very MacBook Air-like aesthetic. Later, Realme teased that the notebook was eligible for the Windows 11 update. We now get to admire the laptop in all its glory thanks to high-quality renders of the laptop leaked by @OnLeaks and GizNext. It seems that the Realme Book will be launched in India sometime in August for INR 40,000 (US$536/EUR 452). A global launch should follow suit soon.
The new Realme Book renders pretty much confirm the legitimacy of the live images from earlier. We can see the alleged 14-inch FHD screen (3:2 aspect ratio rumoured), large trackpad, narrow bezels, and a power button that doubles up as a fingerprint sensor. It will allegedly be only 16mm (0.6 in) thick. Cooling it shouldn't be much of a challenge, as the Realme Book will allegedly ship in only two variants; one with an Intel Core i3 SKU and the other with a Core i5. Both models will use 11th-generation Intel Tiger Lake processors, but they are unlikely to opt for the recently-unveiled H variants.
This time around, we also get a 360-degree view of the Realme Book, which shows us its port selection. It seems that it will include two USB Type-C ports on the left. On the other side, there appears to be one USB Type-A port and a 3.5mm combo audio jack. Lastly, there seems to be no sign of an HDMI port, a micro SD card reader and a barrel-style charging port for the battery. The only way to charge the Realme Book will be via a USB Type-C port, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but one should have a choice, at the very least.
The lack of ports on the Realme Book a bit concerning, given that it is a budget laptop. It effectively forces users to buy dongles for something as simple as connecting a monitor. While USB-Type C monitors are more commonplace now, many older models do not ship with the connector. An established market player such as Apple can get away with such egregious design choices. Things might not work out the same for Realme; a company trying to make a foray into the highly competitive laptop market.