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Geo Book 3X - 13.3" full HD budget laptop - £85.31 - Grade B+ @ Cheapest_electrical Ebay

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Posted 19th Sep 2019

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Bit of a bargain here...grade B+ Geo Book 3x laptop with the following specs:

CPU: Intel Pentium n5000 quad core
RAM: 4GB
DISK: 32GB eMMC + m.2 SATA 2280 SSD slot (NOT NVME)
DIsplay: 13.3" IPS 1920x1080 full HD
2 x USB 3.0
1 x micro SD
1 x HDMI
5.0GHZ AC Wifi

Full metal build.

It's quite heavy (relative to other slim laptops) at around 1.48KG. The screen is full HD and looks good, but does have a blue cast. I have an icm profile for it somewhere which improves things, will post it if I can find it.

The device is pretty nippy with an SSD installed...I popped a WD green 240GB 2280 m.2. SATA drive in mine.

Having all the ports to the rear of the laptop is a bit weird to say the least and the charger looks like something you'd get with a kids radio! But it all works and it does so rather well.

I'm sure people will turn their noses up at the brand and CPU, but I benchmarked it pretty much on par with an HP Elitebook 1020 G1 running a core M-Y571. Not bad. Doesn't seem to get hot either.

I'm not advocating this as a gaming or Photoshop machine, but as a Chromebook competitor it's pretty neat. At this price, very neat
While the listing states it is an unbranded Book 3X, removing the Intel and Windows stickers revealed the Geo logo. I guess these are Currys PC World returns, which is the only place you can buy these new.

P.s. Be careful not to buy the naff n3350 dual core version!
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FrugalFergal19/09/2019 21:21

The phone in your pocket is likely faster than this. Sadly a painful if …The phone in your pocket is likely faster than this. Sadly a painful if not useless experience.


True but the phone in your pocket doesn't have a 13.3" screen, keyboard and touchpad. Plus, it doesn't run Windows applications or cost £89 (well, depends on your phone I guess)

Anyway, an interesting point. To test this, what phone can you get for £89? A refurb Samsung S6?

GeoBook 3X Geekbench score: Single core: 1987 / Multi core 5459
browser.geekbench.com/v4/…767

Samsung Galaxy S6 Geekbench score: Single core: 1290 / Multi core 3608
browser.geekbench.com/v4/…366

Or something new...a Xiaomi Redmi 7a score: Single core 861 / Multi core 3029
browser.geekbench.com/v4/…389

What about £20 more for a refurb Samsung J4+: Single core 651 / Multi core 1800
browser.geekbench.com/v4/…323
I'm surprised Sam_Of_London hasn't voted cold due to lack of Thunderbolt yet
FrugalFergal19/09/2019 21:21

The phone in your pocket is likely faster than this. Sadly a painful if …The phone in your pocket is likely faster than this. Sadly a painful if not useless experience.


Stop talking utter nonsense, this is a absolutely brilliant machine given its price for anything office, browsing watching movies etc, I even do autocad work on a similar spec fanless laptop(the elitebook mentioned above) ,only minus is the small size of the hdd but it has the m.2 slot which mitigates that.
Edited by: "Cuddl3s" 19th Sep 2019
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Lack of BIOS updates is the only thing putting me off. Nice find though.
Grade B+
Gollywood19/09/2019 21:19

Get you into any university nowadays


The phone in your pocket is likely faster than this. Sadly a painful if not useless experience.
FrugalFergal19/09/2019 21:21

The phone in your pocket is likely faster than this. Sadly a painful if …The phone in your pocket is likely faster than this. Sadly a painful if not useless experience.


Gollywood19/09/2019 21:22


It has a 1.1ghz processor and a mere 4GB super slow 32GB eMMC storage. Not the best hardware for running a Windows 10 laptop
I'm wondering if it contains a single stick of 4GB RAM and whether the spec would allow this to be upgraded to 8GB (2x4GB). It's cool (or should I say hot) that there is a SATA slot which allows the storage memory to be upgraded with an SSD. Heat added.
Edited by: "qainat" 19th Sep 2019
FrugalFergal19/09/2019 21:28

It has a 1.1ghz processor and a mere 4GB super slow 32GB eMMC storage. Not …It has a 1.1ghz processor and a mere 4GB super slow 32GB eMMC storage. Not the best hardware for running a Windows 10 laptop


N5000 with Turbo boost up to 2.7 Ghz is perfectly fine for Windows, the only limitation is the storage.
qainat19/09/2019 21:35

I'm wondering if it contains a single stick of 4GB RAM and whether the …I'm wondering if it contains a single stick of 4GB RAM and whether the spec would allow this to be upgraded to 8GB (2x4GB). It's cool (or should I say hot) that there is a SATA slot which allows the storage memory to be upgraded with an SSD. Heat added.


RAM is soldered on and can't be upgraded I'm afraid.
SClub19/09/2019 21:50

RAM is soldered on and can't be upgraded I'm afraid.


Oh, too bad.
Edited by: "qainat" 19th Sep 2019
FrugalFergal19/09/2019 21:21

The phone in your pocket is likely faster than this. Sadly a painful if …The phone in your pocket is likely faster than this. Sadly a painful if not useless experience.


True but the phone in your pocket doesn't have a 13.3" screen, keyboard and touchpad. Plus, it doesn't run Windows applications or cost £89 (well, depends on your phone I guess)

Anyway, an interesting point. To test this, what phone can you get for £89? A refurb Samsung S6?

GeoBook 3X Geekbench score: Single core: 1987 / Multi core 5459
browser.geekbench.com/v4/…767

Samsung Galaxy S6 Geekbench score: Single core: 1290 / Multi core 3608
browser.geekbench.com/v4/…366

Or something new...a Xiaomi Redmi 7a score: Single core 861 / Multi core 3029
browser.geekbench.com/v4/…389

What about £20 more for a refurb Samsung J4+: Single core 651 / Multi core 1800
browser.geekbench.com/v4/…323
qainat19/09/2019 21:35

I'm wondering if it contains a single stick of 4GB RAM and whether the …I'm wondering if it contains a single stick of 4GB RAM and whether the spec would allow this to be upgraded to 8GB (2x4GB). It's cool (or should I say hot) that there is a SATA slot which allows the storage memory to be upgraded with an SSD. Heat added.


How do you know there is a sata slot for upgrading to an SSD? I can't see anything to say that

Edit: ignore my post, says in the description and also manufacture website. Blind moment
Edited by: "jellytotz" 19th Sep 2019
FrugalFergal19/09/2019 21:21

The phone in your pocket is likely faster than this. Sadly a painful if …The phone in your pocket is likely faster than this. Sadly a painful if not useless experience.


Stop talking utter nonsense, this is a absolutely brilliant machine given its price for anything office, browsing watching movies etc, I even do autocad work on a similar spec fanless laptop(the elitebook mentioned above) ,only minus is the small size of the hdd but it has the m.2 slot which mitigates that.
Edited by: "Cuddl3s" 19th Sep 2019
What’s the build quality like OP? Specs looks reasonable to me for the price. I’d be tempted to get one for my son as a homework/learning-that-computing-doesn’t-solely-involve-shooting-things machine.

I’d probably wipe W10 and put Linux MX or some other middle-weight distribution on there, seems like it would be more than up to the job.
SClub19/09/2019 22:02

True but the phone in your pocket doesn't have a 13.3" screen, keyboard …True but the phone in your pocket doesn't have a 13.3" screen, keyboard and touchpad. Plus, it doesn't run Windows applications or cost £89 (well, depends on your phone I guess) Anyway, an interesting point. To test this, what phone can you get for £89? A refurb Samsung S6?GeoBook 3X Geekbench score: Single core: 1987 / Multi core 5459https://browser.geekbench.com/v4/cpu/10848767Samsung Galaxy S6 Geekbench score: Single core: 1290 / Multi core 3608https://browser.geekbench.com/v4/cpu/14640366Or something new...a Xiaomi Redmi 7a score: Single core 861 / Multi core 3029https://browser.geekbench.com/v4/cpu/14630389What about £20 more for a refurb Samsung J4+: Single core 651 / Multi core 1800https://browser.geekbench.com/v4/cpu/14586323


Don't mind him he doesn't know what his talking about the phone in his pocket is certainly not faster than this, all you need to confirm that is look at the failed attempts to stick mobile soc into laptop, utter dissaster vs dedicated chips for x68 apps
Could install CloudReady and use this as a Chromebook if you don't need windows. Would probably fly on Chrome OS.
Edited by: "Wheresmylaptop" 19th Sep 2019
win2619/09/2019 21:37

N5000 with Turbo boost up to 2.7 Ghz is perfectly fine for Windows, the …N5000 with Turbo boost up to 2.7 Ghz is perfectly fine for Windows, the only limitation is the storage.


No, the storage is not the only limitation and the Clock speed is irrelevant. The pentium 4 hit 3.8ghz and ran at less than 10% of the performance of a modern 1ghz Intel Atom which the N5000 is just about on par with.
Cuddl3s19/09/2019 22:15

Stop talking utter nonsense, this is a absolutely brilliant machine given …Stop talking utter nonsense, this is a absolutely brilliant machine given its price for anything office, browsing watching movies etc, I even do autocad work on a similar spec fanless laptop(the elitebook mentioned above) ,only minus is the small size of the hdd but it has the m.2 slot which mitigates that.


I totally beg to differ but don’t let me stop you going crazy over it.
FrugalFergal19/09/2019 22:21

No, the storage is not the only limitation and the Clock speed is …No, the storage is not the only limitation and the Clock speed is irrelevant. The pentium 4 hit 3.8ghz and ran at less than 10% of the performance of a modern 1ghz Intel Atom which the N5000 is just about on par with.


Um, the n5000 IS based on atom architecture. It's the fastest one
Cuddl3s19/09/2019 22:19

Don't mind him he doesn't know what his talking about the phone in his …Don't mind him he doesn't know what his talking about the phone in his pocket is certainly not faster than this, all you need to confirm that is look at the failed attempts to stick mobile soc into laptop, utter dissaster vs dedicated chips for x68 apps


This laptops N5000 passmark = 2,461. The 2yr old phone in my pocket Oneplus 5T passmark = 13,210
super-twisted19/09/2019 22:19

What’s the build quality like OP? Specs looks reasonable to me for the p …What’s the build quality like OP? Specs looks reasonable to me for the price. I’d be tempted to get one for my son as a homework/learning-that-computing-doesn’t-solely-involve-shooting-things machine.I’d probably wipe W10 and put Linux MX or some other middle-weight distribution on there, seems like it would be more than up to the job.


It feels pretty decent. The screen feels a little weird, almost a bit flimsy which is probably just the hinges.
For those worried about browser based performance, boot up speed etc., see the rather amateur video comparison I made a while back with a core m based device.

Apologies about the monotonic voiceover lol

youtube.com/wat…=8s
FrugalFergal19/09/2019 22:23

I totally beg to differ but don’t let me stop you going crazy over it.


Well unless you have a similar spec machine that you have used at daily for at least a week as I have and you still claim it is no good I will say take it into perspective this is super cheap machine capable of doing any office work, can any 85 pound phone do the same? Don't think anyone is expect a machine at this price to be blazing fast
Edited by: "Cuddl3s" 19th Sep 2019
jellytotz19/09/2019 22:14

How do you know there is a sata slot for upgrading to an SSD? I can't see …How do you know there is a sata slot for upgrading to an SSD? I can't see anything to say thatEdit: ignore my post, says in the description and also manufacture website. Blind moment


SClub mentioned a storage upgrade in the intro and since it's a SATA slot you can use HDD or SSD.
Edited by: "qainat" 19th Sep 2019
FrugalFergal19/09/2019 22:26

This laptops N5000 passmark = 2,461. The 2yr old phone in my pocket …This laptops N5000 passmark = 2,461. The 2yr old phone in my pocket Oneplus 5T passmark = 13,210


those are sinthetic benchmarks, I didn't know you play sinthetic benchmarks all day when you use your phone, laptop, just look at any review of the laptops made by Samsung I believe with mobile soc running windows and you will realise the difference between passmark and real life performance.
Edited by: "Cuddl3s" 19th Sep 2019
FrugalFergal19/09/2019 22:26

This laptops N5000 passmark = 2,461. The 2yr old phone in my pocket …This laptops N5000 passmark = 2,461. The 2yr old phone in my pocket Oneplus 5T passmark = 13,210


There you go if your curious, theory vs reality

notebookcheck.net/Qua…tml

Essentialy in terms of real world performance when running windows apps this laptop would blow your phone out of the water despite what some benchmarks might say.
Edited by: "Cuddl3s" 19th Sep 2019
qainat19/09/2019 22:31

SClub mentioned a storage upgrade in the intro and since it's a SATA slot …SClub mentioned a storage upgrade in the intro and since it's a SATA slot you can use HDD or SDD.


Sorry I was being completely blind!
FrugalFergal19/09/2019 22:21

No, the storage is not the only limitation and the Clock speed is …No, the storage is not the only limitation and the Clock speed is irrelevant. The pentium 4 hit 3.8ghz and ran at less than 10% of the performance of a modern 1ghz Intel Atom which the N5000 is just about on par with.


You're missing the point of the these ultra-books and why they used these processor specifically.
qainat19/09/2019 22:31

SClub mentioned a storage upgrade in the intro and since it's a SATA slot …SClub mentioned a storage upgrade in the intro and since it's a SATA slot you can use HDD or SSD.



WRONG. It's does not have a SATA slot, it's m.2!!!
drivel19/09/2019 23:34

WRONG. It's does not have a SATA slot, it's m.2!!!


m2 supports both SATA and PCIe storage. But I see your point, it won't take a SATA 2.5" SSD or HDD.
FrugalFergal19/09/2019 22:26

This laptops N5000 passmark = 2,461. The 2yr old phone in my pocket …This laptops N5000 passmark = 2,461. The 2yr old phone in my pocket Oneplus 5T passmark = 13,210


Well unless your OnePlus 5T can run Windows and provide similar utility to this laptop, it's totally irrelevant. How is a synthetic benchmark proving anything beyond this ridiculous comparison?

OP, can you install an M.2 drive and totally ignore the eMMC if you want or does it insist on trying to boot from it?
Edited by: "plewis00" 20th Sep 2019
I'm surprised Sam_Of_London hasn't voted cold due to lack of Thunderbolt yet
Dammit, was just about to buy but it's out of stock 😔
Pauladin9120/09/2019 07:53

Dammit, was just about to buy but it's out of stock 😔


It went out of stock in the night - saved me buying another laptop I didn't need.
plewis0020/09/2019 08:05

It went out of stock in the night - saved me buying another laptop I …It went out of stock in the night - saved me buying another laptop I didn't need.


Probably likewise lol
Good deal OP would have had one if I hadnt bought on e ofthe Linx Windows tablet / laptop combos recently A bit slow to use when you are used to better but great when you dont want to take the expensive laptop on e.g holiday

You refer to it as Geo Book - yet that isnt on the ebay page - is that something you just recognized and have experience of ...I recall Jumper zbooks were quite common on here a good while back that looked similar kind of thing?
Pah my breakfast cereal packed colon has more processing power than this, my Orange San Fransisco phone has nearly the same amount of memory if you divide by 8, my lawnmower is far more effective at cutting my grass.

I think that's about as helpful as some of the comments in this deal!

Back in the real world, this is/was a good deal
Edited by: "spannerzone" 20th Sep 2019
mgk20/09/2019 08:24

Good deal OP would have had one if I hadnt bought on e ofthe Linx Windows …Good deal OP would have had one if I hadnt bought on e ofthe Linx Windows tablet / laptop combos recently A bit slow to use when you are used to better but great when you dont want to take the expensive laptop on e.g holidayYou refer to it as Geo Book - yet that isnt on the ebay page - is that something you just recognized and have experience of ...I recall Jumper zbooks were quite common on here a good while back that looked similar kind of thing?


Geobook seems to be the brand of this model that Currys sell in-stock. I’ve had a brief play with one and it feels particularly nice with the metal casing though the keyboard and touchpad isn’t great - typical of cheaper machines really.

spannerzone20/09/2019 08:41

Pah my breakfast cereal packed colon has more processing power than this, …Pah my breakfast cereal packed colon has more processing power than this, my Orange San Fransisco phone has nearly the same amount of memory if you divide by 8, my lawnmower is far more effective at cutting my grass.I think that's about as helpful as some of the comments in this deal!Back in the real world, this is/was a good deal


It’s literally just one guy really. The usual Celeron/Atom haters have kept away; enough processing power for most people and a teeny tiny TDP to match.
[quote/plewis01] It’s literally just one guy really. The usual Celeron/Atom haters have kept away; enough processing power for most people and a teeny tiny TDP to match.

Yes, I just didn't want to be seen to be picking on that person

edit, damn how do I manually do quotes!?!
Edited by: "spannerzone" 20th Sep 2019
spannerzone20/09/2019 08:54

[quote/plewis01] It’s literally just one guy really. The usual C …[quote/plewis01] It’s literally just one guy really. The usual Celeron/Atom haters have kept away; enough processing power for most people and a teeny tiny TDP to match.Yes, I just didn't want to be seen to be picking on that person


I think he’ll be ok - he’s put up a good fight and had it out with everyone else so far. As to the laptop, well under £100 for this kind of spec looks pretty great really, I like these small lightweight (not that light actually lol) laptops for getting work done on the go. Sometimes you just can’t do stuff on a mobile efficiently even large displays with fast CPUs as the apps are the limitation.
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