First part of my VOYO VBOOK V3 review contained this cheap laptop-transformer’s specs, form factor and features. But since device, packed with Intel Pentium N4200 CPU, turned out to be surprisingly powerful, the surface benchmarks and few game test was declined in favour of a fuller and deeper ones.
A little info about VOYO VBOOK V3 specs
Why? First of all, Intel Pentium N4200 is quad-core CPU with 2.5 GHz peak – however, frequency often reached 2.3 GHz even in sole Windows, away from games. Intel HD Graphics 505 is 50 percents more powerful, than the HD Graphics 500. And, of course, M.2 SSD has speeds up close to 500 MB/s, which is more than my hard drive on the desktop.
Such power, however, led to a serious heating – despite the outstanding energy efficiency and operating time, in serious tasks VOYO Vbook V3 can be heated up to 87 Celsius degrees in the CPU area. And this situation is usual, during early spring with an adequate air temperature. Device can not oppose anything against heating because of lack for active cooling system. On the other hand – soft-touch body, praised by myself, does not allow hot places to leave third degree skin burns on user, and passive cooling makes the notebook absolutely quiet. 85 Celsium degrees, by the way, did not cause even CPU throttling – the upper limit for the Pentium N4200 is 105 degrees, plus there are several fuses from the melting.
After many tests, I will say that
I’ll start tests from connection speed, because it’s another VOYO Vbook V3’s strength. Download speed for single band Wi-Fi was up to 44.79 MB/s, downloading speed – 16.13 MB/s. Speeds within Steam can reach honest 5 megabytes per second, and compared to my experience in Jumper – it’s some king of magic.
Synthetic benchmarks Pentium N4200
CPU-Z Single Thread declared 744 points, Multi Thread – 2011. Most compartible with old CPU, based on Single Thread points, was AMD FX-8150, and Intel Core 2 Due E8500 is compartible in Multi Thread. My desktop CPU, Core i3-4130, did 2008/2012 points. AnTuTu Benchmark, though intended for Android devices, works in Windows 10, and produced 118,234 points for VOYO in total: 13,242 for 3D, 41556 for UX, 54,221 for CPU and 6216 for RAM.
This level is slightly higher than the Meizu Pro 6 Plus, with Exynos 8 Octa 8890 and 4 GB RAM. Such comparison is far from adequate, but the numbers are numbers. 3DMark in Fire Strike 1.1 gave the laptop as much as 362 points, which is more than Jumper’s 288 points. Despite the support of DirectX 12, the corresponding VOYO testing was not even completed due to error. Again – results are very low because of the video chip and lack of video memory.
Since we’re talking about tests, we’ll talk about memory and battery. Serial tests of SSD read/write in AS SSD 1.7. showed 469 MB/s reading speed and 186 MB/s record speed. In CrystalDiscMark 5, the results were higher – 529 MB/s and 209 MB/s, respectively. For comparison – Transcend SSD recording speed is usually higher by 50%, but I have a sin to complain. The battery report showed an estimated capacity of 58,000 mWh and a maximum capacity of 60,510 mWh. From there it became clear the consumption of the system – in games, at any rate.
After the 40-minute playrace in Half-Life 2 with GameSir G3s connected via USB (when will I finally make an article about it?), 35% backlighting and running only the game… The battery went down by 13% only. Every minute VOYO spent 0.33% of charge or 200 mWh, and full exhaustion in this mode will take 300 minutes, or 5 hours of continuous playing. Immediately I note that HL2 is not the most gruesome specimen, so the lenght of gaming can be bigger (emulators), and maybe lower (fresh new games).
Now – performance test in games. All keys for test were licensed and provided by
Testing the Pentium N4200 and HD Graphics 505 in games
Some people call GeForce GTX950 the “queen of FullHD”, and I would call VOYO Vbook V3, with Pentium N4200 and Intel HD Graphics 505, the “VGA landlord”. Laptop runs most games made after 2007 either with problems, or on the «papa» config, but with some pleasent surprises.
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From the TBS side I’ve tried
Most of all, I, strangely enough, was delighted with
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Luckily for me and Pentium N4200, other GSC Games World games were more supportive. All three parts of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. went perfectly in FullHD – the best, oddly enough, was
As for the “eternal” benchmarks…
World of Tanks, at the most minimal settings and at the minimum resolution, gave me stable 30-40 FPS with bots, and in pure multiplayer FPS will be higher. DotA 2, on the other hand, on minimal settings and tweaket resolution scaling, sagged up to 15 FPS – even CS:GO was better played, which surprised me unspeakably.
Now – the games that I really wanted to try on VOYO Vbook V3.
Now – disappointments.
Ideal options for passage on the Vbook V3, as I assume, are Half-Life 2, Star Wars Battlefront II, Bastion and fighting games like Skullgirls. I recommend them mostly because of gamepad compability, and this, as for me, is an ideal option. Say, lying on the bed with the device in the tablet mode on the knees – perfecto!
Last but not the least – test in the working environment. Since Pentium N4200, in fact, belongs to the latest generation of energy-efficient solutions, it is full-packed with technologies, including video-techs. Therefore, it is not surprising that rendering of FullHD MP4-file, test sample of 60 seconds duration (Internet HD 1080p standard in
Overall impressions, as I said, are positive. 4 GB of RAM paired with the Pentium N4200 for such device looks like overkill, but 2 GB would cause a RAM lacking. The ceiling of power rests on HD Graphics 505, but, say, Survarium lacked the processor’s power, not the video chip. In addition, the CPU Pentium N4200 is heavily loaded in game with bots – pure multiplayer plays on laptop much easier, giving an increase in FPS up to 50%.
Theoretically, the allocated video memory size can be increased through the BIOS, but we say thanks to 4PDA sitizens, who through me is delivering a warning – changes can not be done, because device will turn into a brick mode. I personally need no tweaks there, I trust the dynamic change, and 256 MB is enough for me – and where there is not enough, nothing will help the laptop, even 512 MB of VRAM.
Now – the availability of the device. You can buy it at GearBest.com at a very affordable price, fluctuating around $300, and this is for a version without a 4G modem and a fingerprint scanner, but with a Pentium N4200. My advice – either take it with a modem, or without, but on the N4200, this processor is perfectly powerful for everyday tasks, and terrificly economical. Less powerful versions – on
Results for VOYO Vbook V3
It’s hard to sum up after such a massive material, to be honest. If Jumper EZBOOK 3 was 90% ideal for its price, then VOYO Vbook V3 works out 110%.
The obvious drawbacks of the laptop are a pod in the form of badly working BIOS, a bit of a hackneyed keyboard and touchpad, a suspicious screen mount system and an ultra-crappy eMMC. In contrast, buyers will get a transformer with luxurious body, excellent screen, support for the stylus, built-in and nimble SSD, Windows 10 and a chic Pentium N4200 processor, which gives no chill in games and video rendering, but at the same time – saves the battery. And all of it – for $300 only! In the end I can only stick in “Recommended” picture, give a link to
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