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The One Netbook 5 is a small laptop with a 10.1 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel touchscreen display, a convertible design that lets you use the computer in notebook or tablet modes or pull the screen forward over the keyboard like an easel, and an Intel Core i7-1250U Alder Lake processor.

First introduced this summer, the One Netbook 5 went on sale in China last month, and now it’s available worldwide from the ONEXPLAYER Store or AliExpress. With prices starting at $1,169, the little computer ain’t cheap. But it’s not like there’s a lot of competition in the premium mini-laptop space at the moment, and the One Netbook 5 does have some pretty impressive specs.

For example, that starting price will get you a model with 32GB of LPDDR5 memory and a 1TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD. You can also pay a little more for a model with 2TB of storage. Or you can supply your own storage upgrade, since the storage comes in the form of a removable M.2 2280 SSD.

The notebook has a LTPS LCD display with up to 400 nits brightness and support 10-point multitouch input as well as a stylus with support for 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity.

The system is powered by a 10-core, 12-thread Intel Core i7-1250U processor, which is a 9-watt chip with 2 Performance cores and 8 Efficiency cores, support for speeds up to 4.7 GHz, and 950 MHz Intel Iris Xe integrated graphics with 96 execution units.

One Netbook’s latest mini-laptop is actively cooled, with dual fans as well as dual copper heat tubes and an aluminum heat sink.

Ports include:

  • 1 x USB4 Type-C (40 Gbps with DisplayPort Alt Mode)
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C
  • 1 x 3.5mm audio
  • 1 x microSD card reader (support for cards up to 2TB)

Other features include support for WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2,m stereo speakers with Harman Kardon sound, a fingerprint sensor in the power button, a 42.35 Wh battery, and a 65W USB-C power supply.

The One Netbook 5 measures 232 x 167 x 15mm at its thinnest point, and weighs 970 grams.

It’s the latest in a long line of mini-laptops and convertibles from One Netbook, but it’s the first to feature an easel-like hinge rather than a 360-degree hinge that allows the screen to fold until it’s back-to-back with the keyboard.

The easel-like design allows you to bring the screen forward for easy touch input or writing or drawing while the computer is positioned on a table or another flat surface, without positioning the PC in tablet mode.

I do wish that One Netbook would return to its roots and offer cheaper models (the original One Mix Yoga sold for under $500). But it’s still nice to see that the company hasn’t given up on mini-laptops even after shifting much of its focus to the emerging handheld gaming PC market with its ONEXPLAYER line of handhelds.

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  1. I’m still trying to figure out whether it has a webcam, like 99.9% of the laptops. That’s essential for many remote workers these days.

    1. I’m quite sure it doesn’t. Evidently, that thing that looks like a video conference is supposed to be a movie because the page on One Netbook’s site says “don’t forget to watch a movie after work” about that image.
      Sarcasm: You do watch a movie after work every day don’t you? You don’t forget, do you? You don’t want to be one of those people who forget to watch a movie after work.

    2. Good thing Android 14 allows any phone to be natively recognized and used as a webcam. In the meantime, there are plenty of apps to do that both wired and wirelessly.

    3. No there is no webcam, and keyboard is not UK standard. The key @ prints “, and the key ” prints @. There are other keys which print differing symbols, but once you remember which keys they are it’s not so difficult. A UK Bluetooth wireless keyboard would resolve this problem. I would also suggest a Bluetooth wireless mouse, as the unit only has 2 USB ports.
      Good screen resolution of 2560. It’s more of a gaming PC

  2. The above article doesn’t mention
    price. No listing on Amazon, AliExpress
    lists $1200 for slightly different spec model.