Leaked details about the Realme Book: The Macbooks from Apple clearly served as the design inspiration for the first Realme laptop.
The Macbook design also seems to be popular with Realme
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A lot has happened at Realme in the last three years. The Asian company is still little known in this country, but has already sold 100 million phones since it was founded in 2018 and currently offers an enormous selection of mobile devices. In the meantime, the brand’s range has also expanded to include earphones, smartwatches and smart home devices.
First pictures of the Realme Book
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In this context, developing your own laptop appears to be a logical next step. So it wasn’t a big surprise when the Realme Book was presented at the Realme GT event in June 2021. The company’s CEO, Madhav Sheth, confirmed in the latest installment of the “Ask Madhav” YouTube series that the launch date was “already in sight”, but did not disclose any further specifications or functions.
The first pictures of the Realme Book are reminiscent of a Macbook
Now, Indian tech site GizNext, in partnership with OnLeaks, has released something that looks suspiciously like official pictures of the device. If it turns out that this is actually the final version, the structure of the Realme Book will probably look very familiar to you: a silver aluminum case, rounded corners and a large trackpad. Connections were omitted in favor of a thin and light design.
What are you thinking of? Right: This has been the blueprint for Apple’s Macbook Air for many years, and Realme is by no means the first manufacturer to bring a Windows equivalent onto the market. Huawei (and the former Honor sub-brand), HP, and Acer have made similar MacBook clones, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. After all, it is a tried and tested appearance that is correspondingly well received by consumers. Realme wanted to play it safe with his laptop debut.
The first Realme laptop shines with a 14-inch full HD LCD display
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The main difference between these clones and the real MacBooks is of course the software. macOS isn’t an option, so most opt for Windows. In fact, the release of the Realme Book could coincide with the release of Windows 11 (probably in October). According to the GizNext report, it should probably run with Windows 10.
Allegedly, the Realme laptop will also use the latest Intel 11th Gen CPUs (i3 or i5). The Full HD LCD display has a moderate 14-inch, narrow bezels and an aspect ratio of 3: 2. GizNext suspects that the price will be highly competitive, with the current MSRP of 40,000 Indian rupees being a little less than 500 euros. Direct conversions are seldom correct – you should still add 20% VAT – but we still assume that the first Realme laptop will end up in the list of the best inexpensive laptops.