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First look: Redfox Wizbook Arc Z8110C

By Lionell Go Macahilig - 27 Jan 2017

First look: Redfox Wizbook Arc Z8110C

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The most affordable convertible?

The folks at Redfox just sent us brand new items from their camp, but one of which that really caught our attention is the Wizbook Arc Z8110C (WB-Z8110C). Categorized as a 2-in-1 device, the Z8110C combines a traditional notebook and a tablet into one device. It is not the first time that we feature such a product on our site: the Lenovo Yoga Book and the Dell XPS 2-in-1 are notable examples. But what makes the Z8110C stand out is its price tag. At PhP 15,995, it is one of the most affordable convertibles in the market at the moment.

Fortunately, we got our hands on the Z8110C, so let us take you to a quick look at this convertible.

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Unboxing the package, the first thing that caught our attention is the model unit’s bright teal color. It is not a common color choice, as conservative black is the most preferred when it comes to electronic devices. Nevertheless, choosing a bright color on a rubber matte surface is a sensible decision as black would make the Z8110C look dull. Another color variant of the Z8110C is pink which would appeal female consumers. Seen at the center of the lid cover is the new logo of RedFox (as part of their rebranding strategy) that lights up when the device is on.

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Lifting up the lid reveals the Z8110C’s touch-sensitive screen, measuring 11.6 inches. It is a glossy type and has a resolution of 1920 x 1080p (Full HD). Sitting above the screen is a 2-megapixel camera, whereas below is a firm chiclet keyboard and a trackpad. The device’s graphics is backed by Intel HD Graphics.

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The Z8110C makes use of a 360-degree display hinge. This means that this device can transform into three other modes from its standard laptop position: tent, stand, and tablet. The hinge design can also help you work with the Z8110C even in difficult positions.

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Inspecting the sides of the Z8110C, we discovered that it comes with two USB ports: one is a legacy 2.0 and the other is the faster 3.0. Positioned along with the USB 3.0 port are a microSD slot and a micro-HDMI terminal. Meanwhile, on the other side where a USB 2.0 port is located, you’ll see the 3.5mm audio jack together with the volume control, power, and lock/unlock keyboard switches.

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The Z8110C runs on Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit powered by an Intel Atom x5-Z8300 quad-core processor that has base clock of 1.44GHz and a burst clock of 1.84GHz. The chip is coupled with 4GB DDR3L RAM and 128GB storage. Options for wireless connectivity include Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi. Integrating a 9600mAh battery, the Z8110C weighs 1.1kg. It measures 290 x 196 x20mm.

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Like what we have mentioned, the Redfox Wizbook Arc Z8110C is one of the most affordable convertibles at the moment and that is one of the factors that most people would like with it. But apart from a relatively low price, other things to like are its Full HD display, complete connectivity, and the fact that it is a convertible. Budget-conscious who are planning to buy an educational tool for their kids or young professionals who are looking for a productivity tool that steps above the traditional notebook might want to check out this offering.