One Netbook, a Chinese company best known for making mini-laptops and handheld gaming computers is preparing to launch its first 2-in-1 tablet.
The One Netbook T1 is a 13 inch Windows tablet with a detachable keyboard, a built-in kickstand, and support for a pressure-sensitive pen. It’s also one of the first tablets with support for up to a 28-watt Intel Alder Lake-P processor. The tablet is up for pre-order through an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign with prices starting at low as $599 for a model with a Pentium processor, although Core i5 and Core i7 models are also available at higher prices.
If the One Netbook T1 looks familiar, that’s because it’s basically a new name for a tablet we’ve already seen: the VOYO VBook 2023 that was unveiled in April. One Netbook is a subsidiary of VOYO.
But now One Netbook has revealed pricing and crowdfunding details for the upcoming tablet.
So while the new tablet looks like a Microsoft Surface Pro clone, it has a lower starting price (Microsoft’s Surface Pro 8 sells for $950 and up) and has newer hardware (the Surface Pro 8 is powered by an 11th-gen Intel Core “Tiger Lake” processor).
That said, Microsoft’s tablets come with a 1-year limited warranty while One Netbook, like many smaller Chinese companies, offers limited support for its products shipped to global customers.
One Netbook says the T1 has a kickstand with a hinge that can be adjusted to any angle between 0 and 160 degrees, an aluminum-magnesium alloy chassis that’s tough enough to survive drops from heights of up to 5 feet, support for touch and pen input, thanks to an active stylus that supports 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity.
|One Netbook T1 specs|
2160 x 1440 pixels
25 ms response time
72% NTSC color gamut
|Processor||Intel Pentium Gold 8505 (5 cores, 6 threads, up to 4.4 GHz, 15-55 watts)|
Intel Core i5-1240P (12 cores, 16 threads, up to 4.4 GHz, 28-64 watts)
Intel Core i7-1260P (12 cores, 16 threads, up to 4.7 GHz, 28-64 watts)
|Graphics||1.1 GHz Intel UHD with 48 eu (Pentium 8505)|
1.3 GHz Intel Iris Xe with 80 eu (Core i5-1240P)
1.4 GHz Intel Iris Xe with 96 eu (Core i7-1260P)
|RAM||8GB or 16GB|
|Storage||256GB / 512GB / 1TB / 2TB SSD|
PCIe 3.0 x4
|Ports||1 x USB 3.2 Type-C|
2 x USB 3.2 Type-A
1 x mini HDMI
1 x microSD card reader
1 x 3.5mm audio jack
Pogo pins (for keyboard)
|Webcam||2MP / 720p|
|Battery||46.2 Wh (12,000 mAh / 3.85V)|
|Charging||65W USB-C GaN charger|
|Dimensions||326 x 198 x 10.7mm|
12.83″ x 7.8″ x 0.42″
|Price||$599 – $1,299 (crowdfunding)|
$719 – $1,499 (retail)
Update 6/09/2022: One Netbook loaned me a demo unit to review, and you can check out my hands-on impressions, benchmark results, and other performance notes in Liliputing’s One Netbook T1 preview. You can also get an idea of what to expect from tablet in our first look video.
Did they ever fix the problem with dead batteries bricking the system? I was ready to buy a Mini? Micro? PC because it would have been perfect for me, and then I started reading reviews …
I wonder if One Netbook will ever iterate on the OneGx1 Pro LTE. It certainly needs a lot of improvements but I think the underlying form factor and size is great.
Too bad GPD just threw whatever at the wall for the Max 2 and it ended up being larger and heavier in exchange for a longer spec list for the specheads.