realme Book (Slim)
Average of 8 scores (from 12 reviews)
Reviews for the realme Book (Slim)
The Realme Book (Slim) is the company's attempt at a capable all-rounder that can handle basic office and multimedia tasks. We have the Core i3 version of the Realme Book (Slim) with us, and we test it out extensively to see whether Realme's laptop debut is worth your consideration.
Source: NDTV Gadgets
Realme clearly has the current-gen MacBook Air in its sights. The Realme Book Slim comes in at a much lower price but has a lot of the same appeal. It's highly portable and has a crisp, high-resolution screen, which is something you don't usually see in this segment. Established Windows laptop makers should also take notice – there aren't many competitors with this combination of features in an ultraportable at this price. Even recent entrant Xiaomi doesn't quite target this market, though the 2021 Mi Notebook Pro will compete with the Core i5 variant of this laptop. The large, crisp display is the main attraction here. Battery life is good, and even the seemingly modest specifications of the lower-priced variant should be enough for most students, office workers, and home users. However, the overall usage experience lacks a little polish, and Realme could have done better with the keyboard, port selection, and cooling. Potential buyers should read the fine print carefully to see what exactly they get with each variant.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/26/2021
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 70% display: 800% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
The newly minted Realme Book laptop showed itself from a very positive side, but it was not without its drawbacks, but first, let’s talk about the advantages. For example, on the positive side, I can single out the presence of high-quality assembly and good materials used in the manufacture. I also liked the presence of the blue color of the case. In general, the design parameters were very good. Other than that, I can’t get past the 14-inch IPS screen with 2K resolution. The image quality and color reproduction were very good. Also, for everyday tasks, the performance of the laptop will be enough headlong. On the plus side, I can highlight a good and responsive keyboard with three-level backlighting. But the disadvantages of the laptop model can be attributed to this lack of useful ports and connections. That is, it will definitely be necessary to purchase a USB hub for the device. I also did not like the brightness of the screen at 400 nits and the not particularly high battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/12/2021
Source: The Indian Express
In just a few years, Realme has managed to establish its smartphones across different price points and has also ramped up offerings in other segments. The company has now entered the laptop market in India with the new Realme Book Slim. If you look at the specifications sheet, you might think that the laptop has an impressive set of features, but the real question is how does the Realme Book Slim fare in daily use? We reviewed it to find out.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/09/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Think Digit
The Realme Book (Slim), as I mentioned earlier, is priced at Rs 44,999 in India for the base variant that we reviewed. For that price, you are getting a fantastic machine with a 2K display, a beautifully thin and light form-factor, a great keyboard and trackpad combo, and reliable performance for day-to-day workloads thanks to the 11th Gen Intel Core i3-1115G4 processor. The Realme Book (Slim) is arguably one of the best laptops in this price range. If you have a budget of RS 45,000 and you are not looking to bother with any resource-intensive workloads, then look no further. It's also going to be my go-to recommendation for professionals looking to buy a reliable machine for office work. Xiaomi's Mi NoteBook Pro/ Ultra comes close and they should be on your list too if you are willing to extend the budget. This is a fantastic start for Realme in the laptop space and I can't wait to see more laptops from them in the future.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/29/2021
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 90% performance: 80% workmanship: 90%
Source: Gadgets Now
Realme Slim Book can be your pick if you are looking for a laptop in the price range of Rs 40,000 to Rs 50,000. The device comes with an 11the Generation Intel Core processor and also performs quite well. The metal design, backlit keyboard and fast charging support make it a deal clincher. It is also better as compared to the other bulky and pricey laptops available in the market.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/27/2021
Source: Gadgetbyte Nepal
To wrap up this review, the Realme Book Slim is an absolute steal for the price—especially the i3 variant. It has an incredible display, sleek design, decent keyboard, large trackpad, loud speaker setup, notable performance, and the battery life’s not all bad either. For a sub-50K laptop, Realme has raised the bar for just how good a budget laptop can get. Yet, its biggest disadvantage is that the RAM isn’t upgradable—whereas the i5 variant feels a tad bit expensive and incompetent compared to the direct competition as well.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/21/2021
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 100% performance: 70% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 80%
Source: India Today
Realme Book Slim is one of the most stylish and convenient laptops you can get for its price. I absolutely love the premium build quality and sleek design that make this laptop very portable. Its good looks complement the laptop, and I think they are one of the reasons customers will buy it. On top of that is an impressive display with a 2K resolution, good colours, and high brightness. The keyboard is among the best I have typed on. The performance is also good, but it has to do more with what you want to do on your laptop. And it does not have to be gaming. Battery life is also a bit underwhelming for people who are mostly on the go. If you write a lot, work on Excel sheets, or browse the internet, Realme Book Slim will not disappoint you. For an introductory price of Rs 44,999, the Realme Book Slim is a good buy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/20/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Hands-On, online available, Short, Date: 09/17/2021
The Realme Book Slim starts at Rs 44,999 for the Core i3 variant and for the price, is a no-brainer. The laptop looks good, offers a fantastic display, performs well, and touts a long-lasting battery backup too. Quite frankly, the Book Slim is the easiest tech recommendation I’ve made so far in 2021. So, if you were looking for a VFM thin and light under Rs 50K, you should keep the Realme Book Slim at the top of your wishlist.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/17/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Business Standard
Priced at Rs 46,999, the Realme Book Slim is expensive when compared with most other 11th Gen Intel Core i3 laptops available in the market currently. However, it will not be appropriate to compare it with other laptops – because it is not like others. A debutant laptop by a non-legacy brand in the consumer PC segment, the Realme Book Slim challenges the conventions set by legacy brands, and it does so with confidence. That said, look no further if you need a laptop on budget for home and on-the-go use. The Realme Book Slim is a solid deal for its price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/09/2021
Source: Tech PP
Despite being the first attempt at a laptop, Realme has absolutely got the basics right. You get excellent build quality, an impressive display, decent performance, and more. Yes, it’s not perfect and has its own share of shortcomings, but those issues are not big enough to sway your buying decision. Like most laptops under Rs 50,000 (USD 700), this one is meant for occasional use, such as surfing the web, watching movies and TV shows, or editing data in Microsoft Excel. If that is what you are looking for, then the Realme Book Slim makes a pretty good case for itself for the introductory price of Rs 44,999.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/09/2021
Rating: Total score: 76% price: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
Source: Pemmzchannel ID→EN
Positive: Elegant design; nice display; attractive price. Negative: No HDMI port; no memory card slot.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/26/2021
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