The Chinese manufacturer One Netbook is known for having done with third generation Pocket Laptop which he managed to bring to market a hybrid between Windows mini PC and laptop.
Now, following that philosophy, it puts on the market a truly eye-catching device. It is a laptop with a 7 inches screen with a QUERTY keyboard.
One Netbook One Mix 2S Notebook Yoga Pocket Laptop - SILVER ONE MIX + STYLUS PEN
The new generation of One Mix 2S Yoga in our review mounts an Intel Core M3-8100Y chipset with 8GB of LPDDR3-1600 RAM. In storage does not fall short, with a capacity of 256GB of SSD.
There are two versions available; one with Ubuntu and the one provided for this test with Windows 10.
One Mix 2S Yoga: Specifications
|One Mix 2S Yota:||Specs|
|Display:||7.0 inches IPS Screen with 1920 x 1200 pixels|
|CPU:||Intel Core M3-8100Y Dual Core up to 3.4GHz|
|GPU:||Intel HD Graphics 615|
|Internal memory:||256GB of SSD|
|Connectivity:||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band and Bluetooth 4.0|
|Battery:||9 hours video playing|
|OS:||Microsoft Windows 10|
|Connections:||mini HDMI, 1x FT card slot, USB 3.0 1x, Type-C and 3.5mm audio Jack|
|Dimensions:||182 x 110 x 17.0 mm|
One Mix 2S Yoga: Design and Appearance
I was surprised by this One Mix 2S Yoga in our analisis because it is very well built. The entire casing is made of titanium-colored aluminum and the edges are rounded. It weighs less than half a kilo.
On this occasion, it was decided not to make any reference to the brand or model of the device in the lid.
In the lower part, we have rubber support and ventilation slots that allow air access to cool the device.
On the right side, we have the ventilation slots for the air outlet, the USB Type-C connector for charging, the micro HDMI connector for video-audio output, the headphone-microphone connector, TF-car slot, and the USB 3.0 port.
The keyboard of One Mix 2S Yoga has QUERTY format and is well built. The keys are not backlit but have a quite long path for their size. Due to the small space, some keys have had to be moved to a higher row.
It is surprising that in such a small space it has been possible to include even the volume buttons.
The space bar is divided into two keys and in the middle of both is a trackpad and the right and left mouse buttons. In that same location, the microphone is hidden.
This trackpad does not replace a mouse, but you can make a mistake to avoid having to take your hands off the keyboard in case you need to move the mouse pointer slightly.
The power button has two LEDs; a white to indicate that the equipment is in idle mode and another red to indicate that it is charging.
One Mix 2S Yoga: Display
The new One Mix 2S Yoga pocket laptop has IPS multi-touch LCD screen with 7 inches and has a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. I was pleasantly surprised.
It has very good quality and angles of vision, with a correct brightness and outstanding colors. In addition, it is also tactile with a very good response.
According to the manufacturer, it is Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The tactile function is very precise as well, although it is expensive to hit the bottom, next to the keyboard. I think it’s a design flaw.
The screen opens as much as to get 360 degrees from the keyboard. The hinges of the screen also seem to be of quality.
One Mix 2S Yoga: Hardware and Performance
As in all MiniPCs from Bay Trail, but we have Intel Core M3-8100Y processor and to press and hold the power button for a few seconds to start the laptop. It starts in about 25 seconds. We see a Windows desktop with a custom background.
As I always do, the first thing is to see if you have a legal copy of Windows, although in this case there was no doubt about the sticker with the Windows 10 key that comes in the box.
The resolution of the screen is 1908 x 1200 and has a default zoom of 200% with the intention that the icons and other items on the desktop do not look so small.
The performance of One Mix 2S Yoga the equipment is quite good. In the average of the teams with this SoC.
Above all, the 8 GB of RAM that makes it possible to minimize disk accesses is noticed and, therefore, improve the overall fluidity of the equipment.
The 256GB of SSD disk is partitioned into a single drive where we have more than 230GB available. A good amount of storage space to install programs or save data.
One Mix 2S Yoga: Connectivity
The One Mix 2S Yoga laptop in the test has a dual-band WiFi card. If we want to connect it by cable, we must buy the corresponding USB-ethernet adapter.
The coverage of the wireless connection is not too great, but the stability and operation are very good.
The Bluetooth works well in both file transfer and audio playback. These are the speed tests of the two wireless connections for asymmetric 300 Mbps connection.
One Mix 2S Yoga: Sound
The only speaker of One Mix 2S Yoga is under the keyboard pointing outward, that is, the sound comes out between the keys.
As you might expect, the quality of the single built-in headset is not too good. It has a sufficient volume and does not distort.
It fulfills its function but it does not pass the approved one. Fortunately, it can be solved, in a certain way, by connecting headphones or speakers to the minijack.
The quality of the microphone is not very good either but enough for video calls.
One Mix 2S Yoga: Temperature
We arrived at the time to test the temperature of One Mix 2S Yoga. We start from idle around the 50th.
Doing the load test of CPU, GPU and disks the results are good; they barely exceed 70º.
Some really good figures that are aided by the active dissipation of the equipment, that is, by the internal fan that it incorporates.
The area that warms the most is the right part, and this heat is noticeable mostly in the lower area, but also, to a lesser extent, in the keyboard part.
One Mix 2S Yoga: Noise
To improve the temperature of the equipment, the decision has been made to incorporate an internal fan, that is, it has been designed including active dissipation, and therefore, the noise factor is added to the apparatus.
How annoying is this noise? Well, this is relative. In my case, accustomed to 0db equipment, any noise is a lot and in this case, it can not be otherwise.
The revolutions of the fan self-regulate based on the temperature of the micro, and this allows that only at full load the fan also runs at maximum performance.
Anyway, I have to admit that even with a light use of the equipment, the fan is too loud. Quite a lot more than the fan of a 15.6 inches laptop that I have a few years ago.
To make matters worse the noise of the fan when we are using it when it is charging, even off, the fan is also working.
I understand that it has to be because fast charging will cause a high battery temperature. Still, it seems that there is no rest for the noise caused by the device.
I would say that this is, in my opinion, the most negative point of this One Mix 2S Yoga.
One Mix 2S Yoga: Battery
As for the battery, the manufacturer announces a duration of up to 12 hours. It should be with the screen off and doing nothing.
In the tests I have done, it is between 6 and 8 hours, depending on the use. Not bad for such a small device.
As in the mini PCs with this SoC, it has no problems playing Youtube 4K videos (from Edge), needing little CPU to move them.
Nor has problems with Kodi and the most common add-ons, which work very smoothly.
One Mix 2S Yoga: Conclusions and Reviews
We must recognize this One Mix 2S Yoga that is a really special device. We have a small laptop with a 7 inches FHD screen and a QUERTY keyboard.
All with a weight of less than half a kilo. Indeed, the name Pocket comes to the hair because its small size and weight make it perfectly portable.
It has a quite powerful hardware, with its Intel Core M3-8100Y and its 8GB of RAM. The 256GB of storage of Samsung is not lagging behind in quality.
The FHD screen is also a delight with very good colors, brightness, and touch sensitivity. In the communications section, despite having no ethernet connector, WiFi and Bluetooth work really well, with not too much coverage, though.
The fluidity of the system is somewhat above the majority of MiniPCs with the SoC Cherry Trail, surely helped by its 8 GB of memory.
The original Windows license is also a positive point of the device. On the negative side, I have to mention again the fan noise.
In spite of everything, it is a team that has to be recognized for quality in general terms, and as always in this life quality is paid.
One Mix 2S Yoga: Price and Where to buy cheaper?
As for the price? Now you can buy a One Mix 2S Yoga pocket laptop at a good price for only $749.99 with a stylus pen, which is good for working with graphics and pictures.
In general, this is a pocket laptop that has good performance and good build quality.
One Netbook One Mix 2S Notebook Yoga Pocket Laptop - SILVER ONE MIX + STYLUS PEN