Nanote P8 Review – Best pocket laptop 2021

Nanote P8 comes with a 7 inch display that can about the same size as your Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. However, with a different aspect ratio, Nanote P8 has more vertical real estate to work with. 

Nanote P8 Review

The NANOTE P8 introduced this time is a model with the processor enhanced to Pentium N4200 and the memory capacity increased to 8GB while maintaining the looks and interface. 

Nanote P8 Review

Both are quite power-ups compared to the previous model. However, it is a pity that the storage is still eMMC 64GB. Also, the Micro HDMI / HDMI conversion adapter was changed to a conversion cable because it interfered with the USB connector on the side. 

Specifications of Don Quijote “NANOTE P8”
ProcessorPentium N4200 (4 cores 4 threads / 1.1GHz-2.5GHz / cache 2MB / TDP 6W
memory8GB (2GB x 4)
storageeMMC 64GB
OSWindows 10 Home (64bit)
display7-inch IPS full HD (1,920 x 1,200 dots), glossy, 10-point touch compatible
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 505, Micro HDMI (HDMI conversion cable included)
networkWi-Fi b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.0
InterfaceUSB 3.0 / Type-A, USB Type-C (for charging), 300,000 pixel webcam, audio input / output, microSD card slot
Battery / drive time2,050mAh / up to about 7 hours
Size / weightApproximately 181 x 113.6 x 19.6 (width x depth x height) / approximately 560 g

The processor is Pentium N4200. 4 cores / 4 threads, clock is 1.1GHz up to 2.5GHz. The cache is 2MB and the TP is 6W. It’s a power-up from the Atom x5, so it’s getting better, but it’s still quite old with the Apollo Lake, which shipped in the third quarter of 2016. The memory is LPDDR4 8GB. According to PCMark’s System Information, it was 2GB x 4. Storage remains eMMC 64GB. It’s a pity that the speed of experience is quite different if this is an SSD. The OS is a 64-bit version of Windows 10 Home. 

Graphics is Intel HD Graphics 505 with built-in processor. Equipped with Micro HDMI for external output. HDMI conversion cable is attached. The display is a 7-inch IPS type full HD (1,920 x 1,200 dots). It is glossy and supports 10-point touch. 

The network is Wi-Fi b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.0. This area is suitable for the processor generation. Other interfaces are USB 3.0 / Type-A, USB Type-C (for charging), 300,000 pixel Web camera, audio input / output, microSD card slot.

Nanote P8 Review

The size is about 181 x 113.6 x 19.6 (width x depth x height), and the weight is about 560g. Built-in 2,050mAh battery, maximum drive about 7 hours. The price goes up a little to 32,780 yen. It’s a price increase of 11,000 yen. Is it reasonable considering the enhancement of processor and memory?

The housing is all silver. It’s metallic and pretty cool. The appearance is exactly the same as the old model, including the arrangement of the connectors, and it is difficult to tell which is which when it is closed. As you can see in the picture of the door, you can handle it with one hand. However, since it weighs 566g, it is a little difficult to hold with one hand for a long time. The old model weighs 542g. It’s a little heavier.

The hinge rotates 360 degrees and can be transformed into tent mode, stand mode, and tablet mode in addition to the normal clamshell.The front is a webcam on the upper left side of the panel. The left and right edges are wide, probably to secure the keyboard footprint. Speakers on the front left and right. There is nothing on the left side, and USB Type-C (for power supply), USB Type-A, Micro HDMI, 3.5mm jack, microSD card slot are arranged on the right side. The back has rubber feet at the four corners. 

The pointing device is optical, and the buttons are physically two buttons. It’s better than nothing, but it’s difficult to handle smoothly (although there may be some familiarity issues).

The display is glossy / 7-inch IPS type 1,920 x 1,200 pixels compatible with 10-point touch. The compared iPhone 12 Pro Max is 6.68 type, so there is not much difference. In this class, the brightness, contrast, color development, and viewing angle are all good, and I don’t feel any stress.

As an aside, the current main display of the author is BenQ’s “SW240”, which is a 24-inch 1,920 x 1,200 pixels. In other words, the resolution is the same, only the panel size is different. With NANOTE P8, you can easily imagine that 100% scaling is too fine to see. Even if it is 200%, it is difficult to operate it by touch because each part that makes up Windows is detailed.

Nanote P8 Review

Storage is 64GB eMMC “Generic SLD 64G”. Approximately 56GB is allocated in one partition of C: drive only, and it is quite small with 31.4GB free. Will the data system be missed on the microSD card? Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are made by Realtek.

Benchmark tests are PCMark 10, PCMark 8, 3DMark, CINEBENCH R23, CrystalDiskMark, PCMark 10 / BATTERY / Modern Office. Compared to the recent Core i machines, the scores are not so good even if they are flattering. In fact, just installing various benchmark tests takes a considerable amount of time.

PCMark 10 / BATTERY / Modern Office is 3 hours and 25 minutes (brightness, battery mode, etc. are system standard). It will be about half of the maximum of about 7 hours according to the specifications. Depending on the application and usage, this battery life may be severe for mobile devices. However, it worked about 30 minutes longer than the old model (I thought it was the other way around). 

PCMark 8 v2.8.704

Home Accelarated 3.01,428
Creative Accelarated 3.01,294
Work Accelarated 2.02,246
Storage4,473
3DMark v2.17.7166
Time Spy113
Fire Strike Ultran / a (error on the way)
Fire Strike Extreme138
Fire Strike285
Sky Diver1,232
Cloud Gate2,244
Ice Storm Extreme14,538
Ice Storm19,181
CINEBENCH R23
CPU480 pts
CPU (Single Core)287 pts

As mentioned earlier, Don Quijote “NANOTE P8” is a 7-inch 2in1 with a power-up of NANOTE’s processor and memory. The effect is fully shown from the results of the benchmark test.