Infinix has just launched its new 14-inch Windows 11 INBook X2 laptop, a 2.73 Lbs (1.24Kg) thin and light laptop that seems designed for the $500-$600 market.
Computers remain in high demand with people doing more online activities than ever, with virtual meetings, etc. Buyers are asking higher value for their money in specific areas such as display and webcam quality, and that’s what Infinix claims to deliver.
Webcams on laptops are usually inferior to smartphones’ selfie cameras. However, Infinix has added two fill lights on either side of the webcam to improve lighting conditions. I haven’t seen anyone else do this.
The laptop’s chassis is all-metal and feels pleasant to the touch. At the same time, it is available in four colors (red, blue, green, and silver), which is quite unusual for this material and price point.
Its 14.8mm thinness makes it look very slim and agreeable to carry around but is large enough to accommodate plenty of ports, including two full-size USB and one full-size HDMI port, so bye-bye dongles.
The chassis opens up with 11 screws and appears well-ventilated, so cooling the Intel Core i7-1065G7 shouldn’t be a problem.
The i7-1065G7 is a slightly older CPU design that was once integrated into high-end laptops such as the Dell XPS 13 2020, and it’s nice to see continued use in more affordable systems.
The INBook X2 comes with a 45W power supply, which makes me wonder if it can draw as much performance from other laptops based on the same CPU, but with a 65W adapter.
I would expect a slight speed difference if the system attempted to draw more than 45W, which is possible in gaming and benchmarking activities.
The 50Wh battery can be charged via a specific USB-C port, and this capacity is slightly below average in this category, where you can find sizes between 43Wh and 68Wh.
The 14-inch display has a 1080p resolution, 300 NITs brightness, and 100% sRGB color gamut. The technical specifications look great for this category, where it’s not unusual to cut corners on the color gamut.
If this laptop comes to market within our estimated price, it should yield good comparative metrics against the competition. It would be interesting to see if an INBook X2 “Pro” is in the works (there’s an X1 Pro), but that’s another story.
Last but not least, Infinix laptops are optimized for easier file transfers and communications with their mobile phones, such as the recent Infinix Zero X.