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Battery

There is a Li-ion battery 5,000 mAh at 7.4V with a 12V 3A external charger. It should achieve 3-4 hours use and take about 4 hours to recharge. A far larger battery would make this more usable.

GadgetGuy’s take

The article does not comment on Kogan business practices or the pre-order system where you pay in advance for the goods that are delivered at a future date after manufacture and shipping – using your money!

It is cheap because it uses older, superseded, entry-level technology – there is nothing leading-edge or premium about it giving advertising copywriters a challenge to make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.

All it has to do is what a cheap notebook is supposed to do – to passably perform Windows 10 tasks albeit slowly.

I repeat this is a no-nonsense look at an A$399 (sell price), white label (not made by Kogan) notebook that ODMs sell to companies like Kogan from about US$200.

ODM Voyo offers a strikingly similar product to Kogan’s, but it recommends a 12,000mAh battery (at extra cost). It says that total storage supported is 512GB including the 64GB eMMC and micro-SD.

Acer made the Spin 1 convertible using the N3450 Celeron released early last year. It was critically panned for slow speed etc. It was not a commercial success and was later re-released under the guise of Spin 11 Chromebook.

Lenovo had a US$279 N3450 Celeron product for the education market, and it morphed into a Chromebook too.

Dell used this processor for an entry-level notebook but quickly went to the Intel m3 6th generation series that use half the power, twice the cache, have better graphics and can run fan-less.

Caveat Emptor