Infinix Inbook Y1 Plus: Review
India now has access to the Infinix InBook Y1 Plus laptop. The laptop has a 15.6-inch full-HD screen, pre-installed Windows 11 Home, up to 512 GB of storage space, and 8 GB of RAM. It may be purchased in your choice of silver, blue, or gray. The 50-Wh battery within the laptop is an added bonus. The Infinix InBook Y1 Plus has a display with an 86 percent sRGB color gamut, 250 nits of brightness, and narrow side bezels. According to Infinix, it has a weight of about 1.76 kg.
Infinix Inbook Y1 Plus Specifications
|Storage||512 GB SSD|
|Dimensions||358.5 x 235.7 x 18.2 mm|
|Weight||1.76 Kg weight|
|Display Size||15.6 Inches (39.62 cm)|
|Resolution||1920 x 1080 Pixels|
|Refresh Rate||60 Hz|
The Infinix InBook Y1 Plus’s 15.6-inch screen has a full-HD resolution and narrow bezels on all sides. In addition to supporting a sRGB color gamut of 86%, the screen has a brightness of 250 nits. The laptop has a 512 GB hard drive, 8 GB of RAM, and an Intel Core i3 CPU. It has a 50-Whr battery unit and supports 65-W rapid charging through USB Type-C, which is said to fill the battery to 75% capacity in an hour. The battery life is said to be between 9 and 10 hours of video playback time.
The laptop has twin stereo speakers with a total output of 2W for music and movies. The Infinix InBook Y1 Plus has a multi-touch-enabled AG glass touchpad. It has two USB-C ports, two USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI 1.4 port, an SD card slot, and a 3.5mm headphone jack for connecting to other devices. Windows 11 Home is already loaded on the Infinix InBook Y1 Plus, and it has a 2-megapixel web camera with dual LED fill lighting. According to the manufacturer, the laptop has dimensions of 358.5 x 235.7 x 18.2 mm and a weight of 1.76 kg.
Top-Notch Design and Construction
The metal chassis gives the Y1 Plus a premium feel while also providing a sense of durability. The Infinix logo is displayed horizontally in a rough metal brush design on the top of the lid. The laptop weighs in at a manageable 1.78 kg, and its lid can be lifted with a single finger. In this regard, the hinge is solid and, unlike the one on the Infinix Zero Book Ultra, does not jiggle about. The Y1 Plus’s solid hinge and overall build quality impress us for a low-cost laptop.
Considering the low cost of the InBook, it is impressive that they were able to integrate a backlit LED keyboard with two-level lighting. With a scissor-switch mechanism and a 1.5-mm travel distance, the keys are quite sensitive when being pressed. Key spacing is also adequate. Not a problem at all! The touchpad is around 6.36 inches in size and is made of glass, making for silky-smooth scrolling. The trackpad’s bottom buttons provide a satisfying tactile feel, making it simple to click and select anything. The touchpad and scrolling were quite responsive, especially while utilizing the motions introduced in Windows 11.
Visuals and Sound
The display of the Y1 Plus is 15.6 inches in size and has a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The maximum brightness of its colorful display is 250 nits, which is on the low end by modern standards but acceptable given the low asking price. The panel covers a remarkable 87% of the sRGB color spectrum and 60% of the NTSC color gamut, ensuring that your material will be shown in vivid, lifelike color. There are two 2-watt stereo speakers on the bottom, which provide adequate volume for video playback but are woefully shallow. Even in exciting anime like Naruto, the noises didn’t land effectively, making it hard to stay seated through the action scenes.
Software and processing speed
A dual-core Intel Core i3-1005G1 CPU with built-in support for Ultra High Definition Graphics powers the Y1 Plus. Offering a competitive combination of specs at a low price point, the basic model provides 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and up to 256GB of NVMe storage. The inside is equipped with an Ice Storm conditioning system to ensure a comfortable environment at all times. With a score of 1,922 on the Cinebench R23 multi-core benchmark, the Y1 Plus has low processing power. Likewise, the notebook’s single-core and multi-core Geekbench 6 scores were 1308 and 2859, respectively. We had zero hiccups when using the Y1 Plus for common activities like screenplay writing, video streaming, and news reading. When using the laptop for demanding tasks, such as video editing or having many Chrome tabs open simultaneously, its performance began to degrade. While it would be unrealistic to think that a cheap notebook could do advanced video editing, we were certain that we could get a good amount of work done in this area.
The Y1 Plus’s battery life is a major selling point. The internal 50-Wh battery is fast-charge compatible (up to 75% may be charged in around an hour), making it ideal for people with hectic schedules. According to Infinix, the laptop can play a video continuously for at least 10 hours. However, our testing showed that under moderate use, such as script writing, Twitter browsing, Netflix watching, music streaming over Bluetooth speakers, etc., it could easily give roughly six hours of screen time.