An unexpected handset maker has officially joined the cut-throat mobile computing market. Realme, the Chinese brand best known for dishing out flagship smartphones at affordable pricing, has revealed its very first laptop, Realme Book.
Nothing shocking here aesthetically. Realme Book is as pretty as any of today’s mid-to-high-end laptops (though it does look suspiciously like the MacBook Pro). However, it is clear that Realme is ready to rock the market as it did with smartphones.
The Realme Book is quite highly spec-ed which includes a 14-inch 2K “full vision” display offering 400 nits peak brightness in 3:2 aspect ratio, 11th Gen Intel Core processor, dual-fan Storm Cooling System, up to 16 GB LPDDR4x RAM, up to 512 GB PCIe SSD, and a 54 Wh battery that provides up to 11 of use on a single charge and supports 65 W Super-Fast Charging Technology.
I/Os are pretty generous by today’s standards. It includes a Thunderbolt 4/USB 4 port (only on the i5 version), a 3.5 mm headphone jack, a USB-Type A port, and a USB Type C port.
The laptop further boasts Wi-Fi 6, a backlit keyboard with 3-level brightness and 1.3 mm key travel, a 2-in-1 Fingerprint Power Button, Dual Mic Noise Cancellation, and it is armed with a pair of HARMAN speakers with support for DTS HD stereo sound effects.
The laptop is just a start. Realme has also revealed that it is getting into the tablet market too. However, that will be revealed at a later date. Meanwhile, the prices of the Realme Book start at US$749 for the i3 8 GB + 256 GB model and runs up to US$999 for the i5 model with 16 GB + 512 GB.
The laptop has not been listed on its global site yet. If you are so inclined, you may hit up Realme Chinese website for the full details.
Images: Realme [CH].