Realme, the sub-brand of OPPO and a fast-growing smartphone brand, launched its maiden laptop in India, the realme Book (Slim). The realme Book (Slim) runs Windows 10 and can be upgraded to Windows 11 when the latter is available. It also comes preloaded with Microsoft Office 2019.
The realme Book (Slim) touts an aluminum alloy chassis with a nano-edge design offering a narrow bezel of 5.3mm. The narrow bezel allows for a more immersive visual experience.
Realme also takes a shot at building an ecosystem play with PC Connect, a feature that allows the Windows PC talk to an Android smartphone. PC Connect allows users in seamless transfer of files, using mobile apps on the laptop, as well as opening documents stored on the smartphone in the apposite Office app on the laptop.
realme Book (Slim) Specifications
- Operating System: Windows 10 Home Edition
- Processor: 11th Generation Intel Core i3/i5
- Graphics: Intel Iris Xe (Core i5 version) | Intel UHD (Core i3 version)
- RAM: 8GB LPDDR4x
- Storage: 256GB/512GB PCIe SSD
- Display: 14-inch 1080p IPS | 2160 x 1440 | 3:2 aspect ratio | 400nits brightness
- Battery: 54Wh battery | 65W Super-Fast Charge technology | Supports USB Power Delivery
- Dimensions: 1.38 kgs | 14.9mm thickness
According to IDC, the Indian PC market has been growing at a phenomenal rate, and driving this growth is the notebook segment which registered a 116.7% YoY growth in the first quarter of 2021. Last year, Xiaomi, the top smartphone player in India, too launched its series of laptops – Mi Notebook – in the country and later extended the catalogue with the RedmiBook range under its Redmi sub-brand.
Available in two colorways – Real Grey and Real Blue – the Realme Book Slim will go on sale starting August 30 on Flipkart, Realme.com, and partner retail stores. While the i3 8GB+256GB variant is priced at ₹46,999 ($633), the i5 8GB+512GB variant is priced at ₹59,999 ($808). However, both the medals will be available at a limited-time introductory prices of ₹44,999 and ₹56,999 respectively.