VBook 2023: New Microsoft Surface Pro 8 competitor to launch with a 28 W Intel Alder Lake processor and a dedicated GPU at an affordable price
One-netbook has just announced a new version of the ONEXPLAYER mini globally. However, it has teased the VBook 2023, a 2-in-1 that relies on Intel's Alder Lake platform. While One-netbook has teased the VBook 2023, it is actually produced by VOYO, a One-netbook affiliated brand that has produced 2-in-1 machines before.
According to One-netbook, the VBook 2023 relies on the Core i7-1260P, a 12-core processor with 4 performance cores and 8 efficiency cores. The Core i7-1260P features the Iris Xe Graphics G7 (96 EUs), but One-netbook claims that the VBook 2023 has a dedicated GPU too. Unfortunately, the company has not provided any details on this yet, although we doubt that there would be anything more than the RTX 3050 Ti, like the ROG Flow Z13.
Incidentally, One-netbook asserts that the VBook 2023 is the 'world's most powerful tablet' and compares it against the Surface Pro 8. Currently, that accolade goes to the ROG Flow Z13, which also has a Core i9-12900H processor. Supposedly, the VBook 2023 will be available with up to 32 GB of LPDDR5 RAM too, plus 2 TB of M.2 2280 storage. Additionally, the VBook 2023 has a USB Type-C port, two USB 3.2 Type-A connections, a HDMI port and a 3.5 mm jack.
For some reason, the VBook 2023 has a slow and low contrast display. Specifically, One-netbook states that the 13-inch IPS panel offers 25 ms response times and a 500:1 contrast ratio, plus 500 cd/m² of peak brightness, a 2,160 x 1,440 resolution and 72% NTSC colour space coverage. One-netbook has confirmed that the VBook 2023 will be available from May and teases that it will be 70% cheaper than the Surface Pro 8. Exact pricing remains unknown at this stage, though.