After spending much of the last year or two focused on handheld gaming PCs, Chinese PC maker One Netbook is preparing to launch its next mini-laptop. The upcoming OneMix 4s is a convertible notebook with a 10.1 inch display, a 360-degree hinge, and a 12th-gen Intel Core processor.

While the company hasn’t shared full specs, pricing, or availability details yet, the new mini-laptop appears to be an upgraded version of the One Mix 4 that I reviewed last year.

While the One Mix 4 featured an Intel Core i5-1130G7 processor based on Intel’s Tiger Lake architecture, the 4s will be powered by an Intel Alder Lake chip, which means it’ll feature Intel’s new hybrid architecture that combines Performance and Efficiency cores on a single chip.

Based on a promotional video, One Netbook hasn’t messed with the design of its mini-laptop very much. There’s still a slim bezel around the touchscreen display, support for a pressure-sensitive pen, a backlit keyboard and physical trackpad, and a set of ports that includes HDMI, USB-C, and a headphone jack.

The new OneMix 4S is also said to weigh about 770 grams (1.7 pounds), making it the same weight as the previous-gen model. So while it’s too soon to say if the only difference is the new processor, it seems likely that any other changes will be subtle.

Switching to a 12th-gen processor could be a bit of a mixed blessing. Based on the devices I’ve tested so far, Intel Alder Lake chips bring a boost in CPU performance over their 11th-gen counterparts, but that comes at a cost: battery life tends to be underwhelming and graphics performance is largely the same.

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  1. I had the non-S model and I say avoid this if you need to touch-type on the keyboard. It shifts your normal hand placement off center and really fails compared to netbooks like the acer aspire one from yesterday year.

    Otherwise the form factor and execution is pretty great. As others have said wish hp or dell would target this form factor.

  2. Same wish as Grant; give us digital creators a powerful yet small Swiss-army knife form factor, preferably one supported by Dell and Canonical.

    Brad, typo here: “…making it the same weight ass the previous-gen model,” that’s a hilarious Freudian slip. 🙂

  3. I wish this formula was picked up by a major PC manufacturer. 10″ laptop with proper Ultrabook specs.

    $1000+ Chinese laptops with no warranty are a tough sell. The handheld gaming models are uniquely appealing. This one, however, is just a marginally more portable laptop, with a potentially less usable keyboard.

    I think I’ll suffer the reduced portability of a 13″ Ultrabook, but I look forward to a company like Asus, or MSI building something like this someday.

    1. The closest we have is the Thinkpad X12… I did not get one because I really want “AMD inside”

      1. That’s really a tablet, not a notebook. If only Lenovo would cram a current 4 core 8 thread chip and a 1080p panel into a Thinkpad Yoga 11e Chassis, that might be more of what you’re talking about.

      2. The Thinkpad X12 is neat, but it’s not what I’m looking for.

        If Lenovo wants to make something really cool, they should make a durable laptop similar in style to the older T-series Thinkpads (like the T420 or T430), but make the same dimensions as this 10″ Onemix laptop.