iBall is an Indian electronics manufacturer that mainly deals in computer peripherals. The company has its headquarters in Mumbai. iBall deals in a range of products like multimedia speakers, mouse, keyboard, etc. and now the company have also started producing budget smartphones and tablets. Back in May 2016, the company launched two budget laptops Excelance and Exemplaire under its CompBook series. Yet another affordable laptop in the series is now available in retail stores across India. Dubbed as CompBook Flip-X5, the MRP of the 2-in-1 convertible laptop is Rs.14,999/-
Features of iBall CompBook Flip-X5
Display and Design
The laptop features a convertible design and can be used as a laptop as well as a tablet. It sports an 11.6-inch capacitive touchscreen display with the resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The keyboard has a touchpad included, and the display supports multi-touch as well.
Processor and memory
It sports Intel® Atom™ Processor Z8300 clocked up to 1.84 GHz. It features 2 GB DDR3 RAM along with 32 GB internal flash memory. The memory is expandable up to 64 GB via microSD card.
As always, laptops do not carry some magnificent camera as the only aim of these cameras is to facilitate during video chat. The laptop has a very basic 2 MP front camera.
Speakers and audio
The laptop sports Dual speaker setup for music lovers and the sound output is sufficient for a small room. It also packs a 3.5mm audio jack combo for headphones and mic.
The CompBook Flip-X5 supports Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n for internet connection. It also features Bluetooth v4.0 for file transfer and wireless device connectivity. The device sports 1 x USB 2.0 port, 1 x USB 3.0 high-speed port and a mini HDMI for video output.
Battery and charging
It packs a powerful Li-Po 10000 mAh battery. The laptop comes with a DC 5V, 2.5A adapter for charging.
Dimensions and Operating System
The CompBook Flip-X5 runs on Windows 10 and measures 29.7 x 20.2 x 1.7 cm. It weighs approx 1.37 KG which is pretty decent for a budget laptop.
The user will get user manual and adapter along with the convertible 2-in-1 iBall CompBook Flip-X5.
In the past, iBall has produced a number of different products for the Indian market that suits the need of both students and people in business. The new iBall CompBook Flip-X5 is one of those products that the whole family can use. It has a good display and impressive innards according to the price. The main issue that users may find with this laptop is the internal storage capacity. You might need to invest in external hard drives or rely on cloud storage for saving you data. The laptop is a good device for regular travelers as it has long battery life.
iBall competes with companies like Intex, Micromax, etc. in the consumer electronics market. The budget products by iBall are generally of high quality and often loved by a middle-income section of the society. The company has a large number of service centers across the country which makes it easier for the user to get the device repaired in case of any technical issue or physical damage.