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Trekstor Primebook C13

Specifications

Trekstor Primebook C13
Trekstor Primebook C13 (Primebook Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
, DDR3
Display
13.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 166 PPI, capacitive, 10-point multi-touch, PBTB133F006-A, IPS, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Apollo Lake
Storage
SanDisk DF4064, 64 GB 
, 50 GB free
Soundcard
RealTek ALC269 @ Intel Apollo Lake SoC - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: microphone/headphone combo audio jack, Card Reader: MicroSD, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Sensors: gyroscope, Hall-sensor
Networking
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 15 x 320 x 210 ( = 0.59 x 12.6 x 8.27 in)
Battery
40.7 Wh, 5500 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 2 MP, 720p
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: chicklet-style, Keyboard Light: no, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.39 kg ( = 49.03 oz / 3.06 pounds), Power Supply: 125 g ( = 4.41 oz / 0.28 pounds)
Price
319 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 74.85% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 58%, features: 54%, display: 83% mobility: 71%, workmanship: 89%, ergonomy: 77%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Trekstor Primebook C13

73.7% Trekstor Primebook C13 (N3350, HD500) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
Low price and good design. But what about performance? Everyone is supposed to be able to afford the Trekstor Primebook C13, which should come with a strong hardware configuration. We have reviewed the 13-inch convertible and reveal what you can expect from this bargain-bin device.
76% Schickes Convertible mit gutem Display
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/09/2018
Rating: Total score: 76% performance: 71% features: 69% display: 88% mobility: 68% ergonomy: 90%

Comment

Model: With the Primebook C13, the manufacturer Trekstor has a low-priced 13-inch convertible on offer. The price-to-performance ratio is aimed at buyers who pay attention not only to the cost but also to the design, and who can live with low hardware specs. The Primebook C13 is very well-built. All the joints are level and clean. Nothing creaks or wobbles. The matte silver case looks appealing. Two 360-degree hinges ensure that the display can stay in a set position. The device is usable in both tablet and laptop modes. The body is a mixture of aluminum panels and plastic panels and uses a 360-degree hinge to fold back completely on itself to enter tablet mode. The screen of the Primebook C13 has a resolution of 1.920 x 1.080. The display has a low brightness. However, this also applies to other low-priced convertibles. Because of a reflective screen surface, it can be difficult to read the screen content in brightly-lit environments. The contrast ratio is on the normal level for a device with this price tag. The Primebook C13 uses the Celeron N3350 as the CPU and Intel’s HD Graphics 500 as the GPU. With 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage space, this is the only hardware configuration in which the Trekstor Primebook C13 is available. To expand the storage capacity of the laptop, a user can either put in an M.2 SSD (an M.2 slot is located behind a maintenance hatch) or insert an SD card. SD cards with a capacity of up to 128 GB are supported.

As for graphics processor, it has Intel’s HD Graphics 500, a budget graphics adapter which is not fit for running demanding video games. However, simple, casual games from the Windows Store can be run smoothly. Because the Primebook C13 has no fan, there is no fan noise to talk about. When idle, the fanless Primebook C13 remains very cool. However, it can get quite hot under load. The user can play back audio content, with a few limitations. Even though the Primebook C13 lacks when it comes to bass, the mids and the highs are reproduced quite well. The Primebook C13 exhibits a moderate power draw. Sure, there are more energy-efficient devices out there, but when taking the screen size and the hardware configuration into consideration the power draw of this device appears to be quite acceptable. Under load, the energy consumption of this device rises to over 20 watts. The Primebook C13 offers only a limited set of options for connecting external devices. The convertible can be connected to an external monitor via Micro-HDMI. USB ports are also available. All USB ports use the USB 3.1 standard. One of the ports is a Type-C port. The Trekstor Primebook C13 measures 320 x 210 x 15 mm (12.6 x 8.27 x 0.59 inches), weighs 1.39 kg (3.06 pounds).

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Intel HD Graphics 500: Integrated low-end graphics adapter with DirectX 12 support, which can be found in some ULV SoCs from the Apollo Lake series. Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
N3350: Frugal dual-core SoC from the Apollo Lake series for inexpensive notebook. Runs with clocks between 1.1-2.4 GHz and integrates a DirectX 12 capable graphics adapter. Compared to the previous Atom generation, the per-MHz performance of the CPU architecture was vastly improved and the graphics adapter was improved as well.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
13.3":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
1.39 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.


Trekstor:

TrekStor GmbH is a German hardware company which sells entertainment electronics such as USB sticks, external hard drives, satellite receivers, MP3 players, e-book readers, tablet computers and smartphones. The predecessor company TrekStor GmbH & Co. KG was founded in 2001. After an insolvency in 2009 the renamed Trekstor GmbH became a subsidiary of the Chinese Telefield International Holdings Limited.

There were several reviews in 2014 and 2015, yet hardly any in 2016. The ratings tended to be below average to poor. The market shares are low (as of 2016).


74.85%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.
Trekstor Primetab T13B
HD Graphics 500

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