We ready: Face-to-Face with realme Book

Published October 11, 2021, 9:03 AM

by Edgard Hilario

realme Book

realme Philippines comes out with a new offering that is just in time for the the more active and physical resumption of business and learning — the realme Book, a slim and light laptop powered by the latest Intel 11th Gen processors.

Recently unboxed, our TechNews staff was initially impressed how the sleek aluminum stylish exterior complemented its powerful interior, as advertised.

the realme Book is ultra light at 1.38 kg and ultra portable at 14.9 mm thin for easy backpack in-and-out. The smooth aluminum finish is claimed to have achieved via precision crafting worthy of the realme logo. Underneath are the well-placed intake vents, a speaker grill and raised rubber feet. The left side hosts a Thunderbolt port and one USB-C port while the other side fits USB Type-A port and the 3.5mm combo audio jack.

Do not be misled by its slim profile, the realme Book has a rigid frame feel — the first thing you’ll notice in opening.

And there it is, the large 14-inch 2K IPS LCD display with 3:2 aspect ratio, 400nits peak brightness, and 2160 x 1440 resolution. The bezels are very slim but enough to house a 720 webcam on top and the realme logo on the bottom. A 90 percent screen-to-body ratio is noted.

On the keyboard side is the power button that doubles as a fingerprint scanner to quickly unlock your laptop, typing a password no longer needed. The chiclet style keys feels “clicky.” A large trackpad is for navigation, supports Windows precision drivers and runs on Windows 10 — upgradeable to Windows 11.

realme Book

realme Book Specs
Dimensions: 307.21 x 228.96 mm x 14.9 mm
Weight: 1.48 kg
Display: 14-inch LCD (IPS) screen w/ QHD 2160 x 1440 resolution / 185 ppi
CPU: 4.10GHz 11th Gen Intel Core i3-1115G4 dual-core processor, 4.2GHz 10nm 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7 quad-core processor
GPU: /Intel Iris Xe (i5)
ROM: 512GB (i5) PCIe SSD
Camera: In-built 720p HD Camera
Battery: 54WHr LiPo w/ 65W PD Super-Fast Charge
OS: Windows 10 Home
Connectivity: WiFi 6), Bluetooth 5.2, 1x USB-A 3.1 Gen 1, Thunderbolt 4, 3.5mm headphone jack Colors: Real Grey, Real Blue
#DesignedToEmpower — the realme Book will be available in two variants Core i3 and Core i5, in two colors: Real Silver and Real Blue.

Take note of these:

PERFECTLY SMOOTH PERFORMANCE: Powered by the latest 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7 Processor the realme Book adopts the 10nm SuperFin manufacturing process with excellent energy efficiency performance and the newly upgraded CPU + GPU structure allowing the realme Book to efficiently tackles all creative tasks.
DUAL-FAN STORM COOLING SYSTEM: With its 8mm diameter dual heat pipes, ultra-thin high speed and high airflow dual fans, and the highly efficient “Wing” design, the cooling capacity of the whole machine is greatly enhanced, allowing the realme Book to always perform at its best
TRUE-TO-LIFE 2K DISPLAY:The realme Book has a 2K full-Vision display with a resolution of 2160 x 1440. The realme Book has 1.5 times the pixel count of a typical 1080p screen and boasts 100% sRGB color gamut screens that are more saturated and more colorful than typical screens to display more colors for office, movie viewing, and design uses.
POWERFUL SOUND BY DTS: To complement an excellent visual experience, the realme book features 2 HARMAN speakers, which support DTS HD stereo sound effect.
PERFECT FOR PRODUCTIVITY: The 14″ screen offers a good balance of portability and visibility. The IPS technology gives the realme Book a wide viewing angle. In addition, the 3:2 screen ratio can show more content, compared to the traditional 16:10 or 16:9 screens.
NANO-EDGE SEAMLESS DESIGN: With a 90% screen ratio, the realme Book’s nano-edge design has an amazingly narrow bezel of 5.3mm.
FAST CHARGING LONG BATTERY LIFE: realme smartphones have become synonymous with fast charging and it gives that same advantage to the realme Book. Supporting 65W Super-Fast Charge technology, the realme Book charges up to 50% in only 30 minutes.