Nokia, the Finnish company that deals with telecommunications, information technology, and consumer electronics, is one of the oldest technology firms available on the market today.
The company has surprisingly expanded its consumer electronics offerings into a new category – laptops.
Its first laptop, Nokia PureBook X14, is a 14-inch FHD laptop powered by Intel’s latest 10th generation i5 processor paired with 8GB DDR4 RAM and 512GB of fast NVMe-based SSD storage.
The processor is Intel’s i5-10210U which tops out at 4.2GHz on turbo-boost.
The laptop was first launched in India retailing at about 815 USD ~ Ksh 91,000.
It has several ports including one for HDMI, Ethernet, two USB 3.1 ports, a single USB 2.0, a single USB 3.1 C port, and a headphone jack.
Nokia PureBook X14 isn’t the sleekest laptop I’ve seen but it joins the ultra-portable category of laptops weighing just over 1kg. It has the revered matte black finish and is only available in a single configuration for now — 8GB/512GB + Intel i5 10th gen.
It boasts a 14-inch FHD IPS display with Dolby Vision and 86% screen-to-body ratio, wide viewing angles (178 degrees), Dolby Atmos-powered speakers, and Intel UHD 620 Graphics at 1.1GHz — no dedicated GPU from either AMD or NVIDIA.
The company promises up to eight hours of screen time without needing to charge, and when you do, it ships with a 65W charger for juicing up.
It’s not clear if the company will introduce the laptop in other parts of the world as well.