Two months after launching the first mini-laptop powered by an 10th-gen Intel Core processor, the folks at One Netbook are introducing a cheaper option.
The new One Mix 3S+ Yoga is a compact laptop with an 8.4 inch touchscreen display, a 360-degree hinge, pen support, a backlit keyboard, and 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. It’s also the first computer from any company that I’m aware of to feature an Intel Core i3-10110Y processor.
You can order the One Mix 3S+ Yoga from GeekBuying for $800. Several AliExpress sellers are also offering it for as little as $760. You’ll have to pay a little more if you want the optional pressure-sensitive pen.
It’s worth noting that GeekBuying ships Chinese goods internationally, often with free shipping. But returns and customer support can be hit or miss. The same goes for AliExpress, which is more of an eBay-like marketplace than a straight up store.
As for the One Mix 3S+ it’s basically an updated version of the One Mix 3 Yoga I reviewed last summer. The design is unchanged, but the processor is brand new. I’m a fan of the keyboard, display, and overall size and versatility of the One Mix 3 series of computers, but battery life wasn’t stellar on the unit I reviewed. I have no idea whether the move from 8th-gen to 10th-gen Intel Core processors has improved battery life and performance or hurt it.
I can say that new Core i3-10110Y processor is a 5.5 watt, dual-core chip with a base speed of 1 GHz and support for turbo boost speeds up to 4 GHz. On paper, that should give it a slight edge over the earlier 5W Intel Core m3-8100Y dual-core processor in some situations.
One interesting thing is that while Intel’s 10th-gen Y-series chips were announced alongside the company’s Comet Lake and Ice Lake processors, the ark.intel.com website lists the Core i3-10110Y and its closest siblings as Amber Lake-Y processors… much like the Core m3-8100Y and Core i7-8500Y chips commonly found in older mini-laptops.
The One Mix 3S+ features a 2560 x 1600 pixel display, NVMe storage, 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and a fingerprint reader. The chassis is made from aluminum, and the mini-laptop has a micro HDMI port, a 3.5mm headset jack, and USB 3.0 Type-C and Type-A ports.
While the laptop is a little too large to comfortable slide into a pocket, it weighs just 1.5 pounds and measures just 8″ x x 5″ x 0.6″, making it pretty tiny compared with most laptops.
Meanwhile, if you have a little more money to spend, the One Mix 3 Pro is also still available. GeekBuying sells it for about $1000.
It’d be nice if they used a trackpoint/trackstick instead of that optical touchpad.
Shame buying it is a lottery. Mine has not working keyboard and they ignored my support requests, nothing I can do. There are no replacement parts even (although am not sure what exactly broke – the backlight works, the power button too, the keyboard and mouse thingy is dead).
Ugh, that sucks. They really are pretty nice machines if you get one without any problems. But that’s why I try to remember to issue warnings about the risks when writing about these products.
Where did you buy your One Mix 3S+?
This is why I hope they eventually sell via Amazon Prime. At least DOA issues are easily resolved.
This is why I’m hesitant in buying these from the Chinese online stores. It seems both the OEM and the online store aren’t great with post-sales support.
Do they plan on selling this via Amazon Prime in the US? I’d rather not buy from GeekBuying nor AliExpress.
Yeah, this really seems like a great device but there’s a real possibility of a bad one on delivery. I’d rather deal with a more local seller to make sure DOA devices can be easily replaced.
Does this come in other colors?
Interested in knowing the battery life of this model.
Any info on them succeeding in integrating LTE? At least I think it was One Netbook that tried to put in LTE but had signal issues and were still trying.
I’d get an LTE version of this.
Yeah, I wonder if they still plan on putting LTE in their devices.
I’d be interested in knowing this as well. I have yet to see any of these UMPCs having built-in LTE. I’ve only seen devices that run Android and are just phones with keyboards with LTE.
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