The manufacturer of cheap China laptops was able to develop a notable reputation with its Teclast F5 last year. The laptop is still very popular today.
But now there is a successor with the Teclast F6. This laptop offers more up-to-date equipment and promises a significant improvement in many areas.
Therefore, we took a closer look at the Teclast F6 and show you in this review, whether the F6 has become a worthy successor to the F5.
Teclast F6: Specifications
|Display:||13.3 inches IPS Screen with 1920 x 1080 pixels|
|CPU:||Intel Celeron N3450 quad-core up to 2.2GHz|
|GPU:||Intel UHD Graphics 500|
|Internal memory:||128GB of SSD|
|Memory extension:||up to 256GB|
|Connectivity:||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band and Bluetooth 4.1|
|OS:||Microsoft Windows 10|
|Connections:||HDMI, 2x USB 3.0, 1x SD card reader, 3.5mm audio jack|
|Dimensions:||320.0 x 220.0 x 14.0 mm|
Teclast F6: Unboxing and Packaging
Teclast always packs his laptops in the same boxes and the Teclast F6 has not changed that.
The packaging is made of plain white and orange cardboard with jumper branding.
After unlocking and unfolding the carton, you can pull the contents out to the top opening.
On top is another cardboard box with the power adapter (European plug).
The Teclast F6 is wrapped in foil between several foam blocks and is well protected.
On the lid of the laptop and the bottom, there is an additional plastic film to protect the material.
In addition, there is a separating foil between the display and the keyboard in order to avoid damage during transport.
Away from this, you will find a concise user manual in Mandarin and English in the packaging.
Teclast F6: Design and Appearance
The cheap China laptops have not done much in terms of design, which has not changed until today.
The Teclast F6 in our test is clearly based on a MacBook Air. However, hardly anyone complains about it. After all, it is hard to deny that we are dealing here with a timeless and unquestionably chic design.
Of course, the Teclast F6 is again made entirely of metal and is exquisitely processed for a price of between $250 and $300.
In fact, the laptop again makes a more solid impression than its predecessor. The housing is even more torsion-resistant and overall, the gaps appear more accurate.
The glossily polished bevels on the edges of the case have been preserved, refreshing the design and playing with incident light.
On the bottom of Teclast F6, there are several differences. The rubber feet of the laptop has become softer and thus more non-slip.
In addition, the height of the feet was raised to further reduce the risk of contact with the ground.
The speaker of Teclast F6 openings has disappeared. The speakers were shipped to the hinge.
It is also noticeable that the access door to the M.2 SSD slot has grown significantly.
Before the chapter “external design” will tick off, just a few words to the dimensions of the Teclast F6 in our analisis.
Again, the emphasis was placed on slim as possible dimensions. Specifically, the jumper Teclast F6 in the closed state is 32.0 x 22.0 x 1.4 cm in size.
At the thinnest point, the case is only 2.5mm thick at the base.
The display is 3.5mm thick. The weight of the laptop amounts to a relatively handy 1.2kg.
The ports have split jumpers to the left and right sides. On both sides, one finds ever a USB 3.0 connection.
On the left of Teclast F6 is also a micro HDMI port and a small opening for the charging indicator. This lights red when charging and green when the battery is full.
On the right side, you will also find the DC-In connector (hollow pawl), the 3.5mm connector for headphones and the Micro SD card reader.
Teclast F6: Display
Teclast F6 in the test received an IPS matrix with a compact size of 13.3 inches and a resolution of Full HD.
The image remains largely stable to the left and right, the colors invert quickly when viewed from below.
When you look from above, the picture fades away. This can be annoying if you sit in an unfavorable height in front of the laptop or several people want to watch content on the display.
You can watch the video how to play video on YouTube in 4k format and viewing angles of the laptop.
The display itself is quite good for an IPS panel. The contrast is not quite optimal and white looks quite cool, but that can be compensated in the settings of the graphics card.
We have documented the optimal settings for you below in the screenshot for you. With these settings, the color presentation convinced us and it is then quite fun to watch videos and pictures on the Teclast F6.
Incidentally, the display has a matt surface and effectively keeps reflections away. The brightness is mediocre. It does not reach direct sunlight on a cloudless summer’s day.
You can still see the content, but it will definitely be tedious. In the shade, on the other hand, there are no problems.
The display in the Teclast F6 can be opened up to 135°. This is a whole corner more than its predecessor and makes for a comfortable working when the laptop is on its feet.
Teclast F6: Hardware and Performance
The Teclast F6 uses the old but stable Intel Apollo Lake Celeron N3450. The processor is still manufactured with 14nm and has four Goldmont Plus CPU cores.
The base clock of the processor is 1.1GHz. If required, up to 2.2GHz (Multicore Boost) or 2.4GHz (Single Core Boost) can be boosted.
The four CPU cores offer a significant performance increase, which is reflected in the Geekbench test in about 30% increased results.
The GPU (Intel Graphics 500) offers 12 execution units and a maximum clock of 700MHz.
The performance of these has increased only slightly, with positive mention that it supports native VP9 and H.265 decoding.
The processor is combined in the Teclast F6 in the analisis with 6GB LPDDR4 RAM. This results in a significantly increased throughput of RAM compared to the predecessors.
A big plus is that the Teclast F6 is no longer set to eMMC memory.
Instead, a 128GB SSD is installed from the factory. This comes from the relatively unknown Chinese manufacturer “Biwin”, but it has in itself.
In the benchmark, the SSD, with 513MB/s read and 160MB/s write, has nearly maxed out the maximum of what the interface can deliver.
The values for random read and write accesses look very good here as well.
All in all, you can say that the Teclast F6 has a pretty good SSD, which you would not expect the price of the laptop.
In addition, I want to demonstrate all the tests of Teclast F6 in the review that I did while using a laptop and you can see the results below.
The Teclast F6 performs quite well in the daily performance. Programs open faster, Windows runs smoother (especially in multitasking and multi-desktop operation).
The Google Chrome browser also shows a significant increase in performance. When scrolling from large pages, it does not jerk so much and several tabs do not push the speed too far.
For easy blogging, media enjoyment and various office work, the Teclast F6 is extremely well suited.
What about games? It is very difficult to play full-fledged PC games in 2018 even at low settings.
But you can see the video test below as I played in Asphalt 9. As you can see, everything is fine in terms of gaming activities, but the image quality is also low.
Teclast F6: Software
The Teclast F6 ships with Windows 10 Home 64-bit in English. The operating system is activated.
The license key is stored in the UEFI and is read out automatically and easily during a new installation.
The Teclast F6 comes without bloatware and malware. Unfortunately, we had to set up our test device right after receiving fresh, because Windows updates did not work.
Whether this is a general problem, we can not judge. The reinstallation was done quickly and even most of the drivers were automatically installed. If you are missing drivers, we offer them for download.
Teclast F6: Keyboard and Touchpad
In the Teclast F6 has a nearly perfect keyboard is installed. The keys have a pleasant pressure resistance, a pleasant size and also a pleasant stroke.
In addition, it reacts to any attack and that without delay or unintentional double stops. The keyboard is in this regard on the level of higher priced devices and ensures a good write flow.
Very fast typing is possible without any problems.
In the Teclast F6, a clickpad without dedicated mouse buttons is installed again. This means that you press down to click the entire surface.
The same principle is used e.g. used in the Apple MacBooks. Overall, we are very satisfied with the touchpad.
This is the best built in a Teclast laptop touchpad. It works surprisingly precisely and can be wonderfully served by the very large touch surface.
We could not detect annoying effects like a jumping or “sticky” cursor. Even multi-touch gestures work wonderfully.
Praiseworthy is also the processing of the touchpad. The surface does not wobble and is very solid. Firm pressing does not cause bending or creaking.
The mouse buttons under the touchpad have a very pleasant pressure resistance – neither too heavy nor too smooth.
Teclast F6: Connectivity
Here, the Teclast F6 in the test does not have any weaknesses. Thanks to the Intel Dual Band AC-WLAN module, higher data rates are possible.
In the test, we were able to fully utilize our Internet line with 100Mbit downstream and 80Mbit upstream.
The Teclast F6 remained connected to the 5GHz network throughout the floor.
Only in the floor above and below was a fallback to 2.4GHz.
Again, the connection was stable in all rooms and reached up to 75Mbit/s.
The Bluetooth module is also working properly. A connection with a headset remained stable and covered two rooms without interruptions.
Teclast F6: Sound
The Teclast F6 is a new speaker system, which is much better than that of its predecessor.
Teclast now relies on two loudspeaker boxes with a significantly larger resonator body, which is hidden in the display hinge.
The speakers deliver a much higher volume and scrape very rarely. In addition, there is a significantly higher bass content, although the speakers continue to sound relatively flat.
But this can be fixed by activating the Bass Boost Preset in the Realtek HD Audio Manager. The sound of Teclast F6 then gets a decent portion of volume and is then good for watching a movie or listening to music when you do not have any higher demands on the sound.
The sound chip is a Realtek HD Audio solution. This also fires the 3.5mm headphone connection. The volume reaches a very high level and there is no noise.
Teclast F6: Battery
The Teclast F6 has a screwed-in battery pack that consists of three lithium polymer cells and offers a capacity of 11.5Wh.
This corresponds to the voltage of the battery 5.000mAh. Converted to the usual voltage level for smartphones, it is 10.000mAh.
The achievable in everyday life battery life is factory settings 6 to 7 hours.
Deactivating the power limits and the DPTF setting in the UEFI reduces the runtime to 5 to 6 hours depending on the load.
The battery is charged (with the laptop off) from 0 to 100% in 2 hours and 15 minutes.
Teclast F6: Conclusions and Reviews
The Teclast F6 brings another solid budget laptop on the market, which represents a worthy competitor.
There are many useful extensions and the usual good workmanship is maintained.
The IPS display and RAM have good, the bottom line is the Teclast F6 still a pretty good overall package.
In general, it is a stylish and thin laptop for everyday work, such as working with documents, watching movies and even playing simple games like Asphalt 9.
Teclast F6: Price and Where to buy cheaper?
The most important factor is the price, and now you can buy a Teclast F6 laptop at a nice price for only $267.99 with a 19% discount.
It will be a good solution for everyday work or even entertainment, with a stable processor and operating system.