KUU Xbook laptop –
$ 450 $ 289 from Gearbest
(£ 223 / AU $ 396)
The Xbook stands out from its peers thanks to its Intel Celeron J4115 processor and seriously smart aesthetic. It also features 8 GB of RAM, a 512 GB SSD and Windows 10 Pro. Use coupon code I5375A1339DEB001 at checkout to activate the discount.View deal
Chinese manufacturer KUU has repeatedly appeared on our radar since early 2020, most recently with the Xbook (which we reviewed).
The company currently has five laptops available at a similar price: the K1, K2, Kbook Pro, Kbook, and Xbook. They all come with 8 GB of RAM and an SSD up to 512 GB, which provides enough memory and storage to adequately run Windows 10 Pro (the operating system that comes with these laptops).
While sharing the same 14.1-inch IPS display, the Xbook stands out for its yet to be announced Intel Celeron J4115 processor and sharper, bolder design.
The designers used a fine ceramic sandblasting process to give the device what KUU calls a “ultra-modern minimalist design”. In other words, it looks striking and vaguely reminds us of the Xiaomi Mi Laptop Air, avoid rounded corners, and embrace something that feels intentionally more modern. However, keep in mind that it is plastic.
The processor used in the Xbook is about 50% faster than the 3450 present in the KBook Pro. However, the rest of the spec sheet is pretty standard on all devices: a headphone jack, microSD slot, two USB ports, a dedicated charging port, and an HDMI port.
All in all, the Xbook offers excellent value for money and a refreshing design. There’s no Type-C connectivity, though, and battery life is average (3 hours 40 minutes in our tests), so you might want to try something else if you need all-day productivity without an outlet.
Keep in mind
- If the product comes from mainland China, it will take a month to reach the US or UK (and possibly more). You may be charged an additional tax directly or through the courier.
- If you’ve managed to get your hands on a cheaper product with equivalent specifications, in stock and brand new, let us know and we’ll tip you.