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Voyo I7 Hands-On Review & Unboxing


Voyo I7 Hands-On Review & Unboxing So this is the Voyo i7 that I have hereand as the name applies it is an i7 laptop this one so it has a 15.6 inchscreen 1080p it has 8 gigabytes of RAM and the CPU is the i7 6500 U and the GPUuses as an nvidia 940 M X so that's the same spec you get on charmese menotebook air 13 the ultimate version they like to call it but it comes out tobe quite a bit cheaper this model it sells for around about 560 u.s.
at thetime of this review so the specs there aren't the latest it also has a oneterabyte hard drive which of course is going to be slow for an operating systembut luckily it does have an m2 PCIe slot in this so you'll be able to upgrade toan SSD if you're not happy with running off a hard drive which I personallywon't be because I find that to be way too slow especially in 2017 so the specsinclude wireless AC but it could actually be Wireless in I need toconfirm that it has a 13 thousand milliamp hour battery on there whichhopefully is gonna be good for about seven hours for me to build backlitkeyboards and plenty of ports on it as well including an SD reader so let's getthis one unboxed go through my initial first look and then later on I'll havemy full review of course so this notebook did come double boxed and itwent via England with DPD to me to Spain I didn't have to pay any taxes on thisbut it did take about 17 days to arrive from first all the time to actuallygetting it on my doorstep okay so it is well padded in there and we can see thatthe power supplies on the side and it does have an EU plug so the outputvoltage is 19 volts three point four two amps and the tip itself positive in themiddle negative on the outside five point five millimeters in diameter quickWindows 10 user manual that's in Chinese in English a little warranty card andsome useful reminder just about charging it first before you use itlaptop weighs in at one point nine five kilos so thickness it comes in to bearound about nineteen millimeters now that's not counting that rubber footthere with the rubber foot then it's about 24 millimetres so along the bottomthere are two downwards firing speakers we have some vents there and inintake for the fan so it's just got one fan on it now the lip just like thebottom made out of a metal that's an allied have used and it seems reasonablyfun and there's a little bit of flicks and they're not too bad I did noticethat it's got this funny like little plastic lip here for opening it up andthere we have the backlit keyboard and the touchpad there so reasonably largesized touch base hopefully it's a precision one so you can see above thekeyboard there we have the power button which is on the far right hand sidethat's circular button some status LEDs and there are shortcuts there for yourvolume mute disabling the wireless touchpad putting into sleep and thescreen brightness controls including another button there for thebacklighting on that keyboard have a look at the keyboard flex not too badthe keys feel okay of course I have to type on it and I'll report back on thatin my full review but it's nowhere near the quality of the xiaomi mean notebookpro's keyboard the screens got a screen protector on it that's not even designedfor the screen but i think it's just a course to protect it in transit webcamand what looks to be a microphone there at the top and this is the furthest thatthe screen will recline the hinge seems good it's quite stiff it's firm doesn'tfeel loose at all which is positive so on the left side we've got dcn two USB2.0 ports headphone jack and then our SD card reader now it'll probably be USB 2speeds this one because this looks like it's all connected up with a USB 2 hubthen on the right side type c port which may be USB 3.1 i hope it is i hope itdoes support video out and charging or at least support charging and data thenwe have an hdmi port which is upside down and then 2 USB 3 ports so it turnsout to be a little bit thicker and slightly longer in length than my menotebook pro ok so the build quality so far doesn't seem to be amazing it'sdefinitely not premium but it's ok for 500 and60 us that this cost more or less so far but I have seen some minor littleimperfections for example I've noticed this right herethere's their little scratches along the plastic trim that's just above thekeyboard and below the screen there think it's being scratched by the metalbezel that's going around the screen and yes those bezels are exactly thin eitherso gaining access to the internals wasn't too difficult just how to removeall of the screws on the rear now there's a couple of things I wanted topoint out in here that the battery capacity according to what's on here ifyou believe that is 48 watt hours which I happen to believe it's not a hugecapacity is it so right under this ribbon cable here that goes to the USB 2ports there there is the PCIe slot there so that's m2 spec and where the screw isis for the 20 to 80 size right there and we've also got at the top here you cansee a 2.5 inch hard drive right there so that's a one terabyte one it'll probablybe 7200 rpm or even 5400 it's gonna be slow you really want to install an SSDin there so we have one cooling fan with two copper heat pipes you can seerunning along here now for any models out there already seen room that if thethermals turned out to be a little bit poor we can probably put thermal padsalong this whole copper pipe here and having it come in contact but the rearalloy lid and that of course could help transfer a little bit of heat away fromthe chipset but it will of course heat up the bottom of the laptop now thereare couple of positives here too that we can change the wireless card so it's gotan Intel 31 60 it is wireless AC so what's being listed on the website isincorrect I didn't believe it had wireless in to start with cause that tome seemed crazy and then the other one as well to that we can upgrade the RAMwhich is really good something you can't do on a lot of laptops nowadays but it'sonly a one single sodam slot so it's double data rate spec it's a double datarate three sorry low powered and the RAM I can see is rated to 1600 megahertz soyou could in theory put faster RAM in there plug-and-play stuff or increasethe capacity if you're not happy with an 8 you can put a single one 16 gigabytesstick in there and then either side of course we've got thesebecause that do look rather cheap to me overall the internals look fine itdoesn't look super high-quality as expected for this price range but it isgood to see that we can upgrade the hard drive at an SSD we can also easily repaystit we can also change the wireless card in RAM so that's goodnow the slot looks like it's going to support set at 3 and PCIe SSD s I'mgonna try my samsung 960 Evo hopefully it will be running at times for speeds Ido not like this design choice of having the ribbon cable going over a hot SSDnow if you've ever used these SSDs before which I have the 960 Evo's andpros can get really hot too so let's find out later on after a couple ofyears or even years use if it's going to end up causing damage okay so what aboutthe screen well don't have some good news at all here they had to cut cornerssomewhere didn't they with this hardware yes it's a TN panel I mean looking at itstraight on now this has had obscene brightness it looks fine it's anti glarebut look at this colors they're starting to shift and that that's just that'shorrendous in a typical TN panel so you're gotta be looking at it straighton so if you wanted to use this laptop for showing people photos or watchingvideos with your partner or something like that then it's gonna be a littlebit difficult because you have to look at it both of youstraight on here but I mean other than that yeah I mean it's ok but TN panel alittle bit hard to swallow here I mean even at the price of this this laptophere I know deal-breaker isn't it so here's the model of that TN panel so ifyou want to Google that find a little bit more information about it now I havebeen just using the touchpad a while it seems okay but it's not definitely themost accurate it's not using Windows precision drivers either you can seethat's just the plain settings we get with Windows but it is an eland brandedone and we do have some control so we can tweak a few things here with thegestures MOLLE finger ones that you want to do so you've got your zoomingscrolling rotation all of those options are there so better than the superlow-end touch pads we get but still definitely run-of-the-mill kind oftouchpad so far in my use of it so it isn't all doom and gloom I'mrunning a benchmark here with crystal dis mark of that samsung 960 Evo and itis running at its full speed here so it's PCIA times four so that is reallygood to see or you can use a set of three one if you've got a set of threeSSD now I did boot this PC of course using the included one terabyte harddrive which you have about 96 oh no my sorry not 96 but 910 gigabytes free sothat is good but of course it is so slow it but time took about like 30 secondsor even more and even to pull up the device manager here to look ateverything took a little bit of time so you can see the processor there yes it'sthe Intel i7 6500 you know that's got a maximum turbo of 3.1 gigahertz it's adual core with four threads so the new eighth generation ones that I've justbeen testing out they've bumped things up a little bit because they've doubledthe amount of cause they're no longer dual cause now but they've switched overto quad cores so the performance is a lot better there now just to gauge theperformance I have run a couple of benchmarks here well Geekbench isbenchmark so the CPU school is their single core score multi-core score andthen the GPU so that nvidia 940 MX gets an open CR score of 23,000 the new onethe new model which is the MX 150 on the Pascal architecture that gets aboutforty thousand or around thirty-nine thousand so quite a bit faster there andthis is probably slower because of this if you have a look here you can see thatjust to confirm that yes the memory type on that GPU is double data rate threeand not double data rate five so we're missing out on some of that memorybandwidth there which only 14.4 now they don't seem to have any bloatwarewhatsoever it's just got the Elan drivers on there for the touchpad andthen this thing called control center which I happen to like what it is is abasic application to control the fan speed so at the moment it's in auto modeand if you put it into quiet mode then I can already hear that fan is starting toramp down so it's just shifting the RPMs for certain temperatures so in quietmode it'll lower the RPM so it doesn't make so much noise on cool mode it willbe a little louder but keep it a little bit cooler but thermals and all thatwill be up-and-coming probably in my fullreview I was around the Haven benchmark as you can see here this score was notbrilliant it's quite low lower than their mean notebook ear 13 because ofthat slower RAM on the GPU now do have HW info running and then when we have alook at the temperatures you can see the GPU has reached 69 70 degrees this isafter all the benchmarking I've just been doing now my initial testing phaseand the CPU is well 70 degrees with just that single fan so that's lookingpromising the thermals just above the keyboardgetting a little warm there checked it before was about 39 degrees so it's nottoo bad and this is what the backlit keyboard looks like so it's reasonablybright individual it up those keys all of them there and there's two settingsslightly dimmer or this one here which is the full brightness so I have done abit of typing on this keyboard now and it's actually quite good it's bit betterthan I thought not a bad keyboard to type on same goes for the touchpad nowafter using it for a little while it's a lot better than those entry-level superbudget trackpad to get so I mean it's a proper brand from Elan and overall yeahthe keyboard is good trackpad is fine too so two downwards facing speakerslet's have a listen to them so they do have a bit of volume to thembut they definitely lack bass they're not quality speakers they sound veryflat indeed so you're probably gonna be disappointed if you wanted some nicepunchy sounding speakers not these ones so this is about my further tip now toget Linux to boot on it from the USB pendrive that I hope you can seeinserted there it won't work for some reason it just goes over into there onekey recovery system that voyer have set up to completely restore that hard drivethat's on there so it is failing to boot for some reason and also note there youcan see that the SD cards they stick out like this which isn't too great so youcan probably see break them off if you forget to pull it out and put it into abag or something and the other thing to to point out that the type-c port doesnot seem to be USB 3.1 I didn't think it would be it won't actually take power aswell and it does have a power symbol next to the USB symbol there but forsome reason no charging on this so it really comes down to one thing so far inmy testing of this laptop here that it has a deal-breaker with that TN panel alot of people are not going to like that now it looks perfectly fine as you'reprobably seen in some of my video here when you're looking at it directly somost of the time I've had the camera pointing right at it so we're notgetting those bad viewing angles which you know they are bad when the screengoes down a little bit you can see what happens there that it shifts out that itreally is just the only kind of thing that's really bad okay the speaker'sthere Tony the build quality of course is not atall at the same level as the Xiaomi me not Book Pro which is in the backgroundthere but that's another class of laptop that's a premium one this is a budgetone so it's to be expected so the keyboard is actually turned out to bequite good to type on it's backlit touchpad is fine as well now there's afew other areas that answer great for example the SD card sticks out but thenthere's those positives Rams upgradable we can add your own SSD you can changethe wireless card if you're not happy with it and of course you can even putan SSD swap out that one terabyte drive so the base configuration coming withthe terabyte drive with the operating system on it it's very slow and sluggishand not good at all I don't like that so you probably going to have to investthen getting an SSD if you end up getting one of these if you're notworried about that screen that is so it really comes down to it do I need to doa full review of this one here we already know it's got that big calm withthe screen how do we also know that the performance of it is going to be lessthan the mean notebook here because of the RAM on that GPU so it's not doubledata rate five it's double data rate three sure we might be able to overclockit a little bit but I did do a little test and when I went up to about 350megahertz on the RAM it ended up causing a blue screen and crashing windowscompletely so don't think we can really push it too much higher thermals seemokay battery life is so far just looking atwhat the estimates have been from my battery bar pro meter that I have inthere we're looking about five to six hours so it's not really that good sofor 560 us yeah you know it all comes down to again that screen is that goingto be a deal-breaker for you do you want this power if not you're probably betteroff saving up and getting Shelby's mean notebook ear which has a similar specthe i7 model but it is a little bit more expensive but you'll find the GPU is abit faster and if you can even say about even more money if you've got about 900u.s. to spend then of course there is that Xiaomi me notebook pro that's inthe background there .

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