Trekstor Surfbook W1 Laptop Intel X5-Z8300 IPS 1080p - £129.96 @ Ebuyer
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Trekstor Surfbook W1 Laptop Intel X5-Z8300 IPS 1080p - £129.96 @ Ebuyer

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Found 24th Mar
Processor

  • Intel® Atom™ x5-Z8300 Processor 1.44GHz
  • up to 1.84 GHz,
  • 2 MB Cache
  • Quad core
  • Intel® Smart-Cache
Memory

  • 2GB DDR3 RAM
Hard Drive

  • 32GB eMMC
Optical Drive

  • None
Software

  • Operating system: Windows 10 Home
Display

  • 35.8 cm (14.1") IPS Full HD
  • Aspect ratio 16:9
  • Resolution: HD 1920 x 1080
Graphics

  • Intel HD Graphics
Audio

  • Built in stereo speakers
Input Devices

  • keyboard
  • Touchpad
Networking

  • Wireless: WiFi 802.11 b/g/n: 2.4 GHz
Power Supply

  • Power supply Lithium ion battery (9000 mAh)
Dimensions

  • Width 347 mm
  • Depth 229 mm
  • Height 19.5 mm
  • Weight 1.5 KG
Interfaces

  • USB 3.0
  • USB 2.0
  • audio out/mic in (3.5 mm),
  • memory card reader
  • 1 x Mini-HDMI
Warranty / Misc

  • 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty
  • Camera Front: 2 MP
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26 Comments
"IPS Full HD" Heat for the screen alone!
I don't understand why so many manufactures use TN 1366x768 panels.
Edited by: "mldaw" 24th Mar
Keyboard Layout German QWERTZ
Wonder if you can add more storage to this?
ssjinzo5 m ago

Wonder if you can add more storage to this?


Yes, the memory card reader. The disk drive is almost definitely eMMC.

I came here to see comments about 2GB of RAM not being enough and your computer will explode, ‘32GB, but only 1GB will be free after turning it on’ or slow processor - of course, it’s absolutely fine and a good machine for the money.
Original Poster
ssjinzo6 m ago

Wonder if you can add more storage to this?


You can always add more storage via the integrated SD card reader or an external USB 3.0 ssd/hard disk.
plewis004 m ago

Yes, the memory card reader. The disk drive is almost definitely eMMC. I …Yes, the memory card reader. The disk drive is almost definitely eMMC. I came here to see comments about 2GB of RAM not being enough and your computer will explode, ‘32GB, but only 1GB will be free after turning it on’ or slow processor - of course, it’s absolutely fine and a good machine for the money.


I was hoping for a internal m2 slot or something a bit more faster internalised not to replace the emmc as it probably soldered as you have mentioned. Looking at this closer to see if you can upgrade. Most stuff on this laptop is in German.
Edited by: "ssjinzo" 24th Mar
Original Poster
ssjinzo2 m ago

I was hoping for a internal m2 slot or something a bit more faster …I was hoping for a internal m2 slot or something a bit more faster internalised. Looking for a closer look at this closer to see if you can upgrade. Most stuff on this laptop is in German.


Trekstor is a reputable german brand, they became famous with their MP3 players. They are also manufacturing now tablets, mini PCs and more.
CosminD8341 s ago

Trekstor is a reputable german brand, they became famous with their MP3 …Trekstor is a reputable german brand, they became famous with their MP3 players. They are also manufacturing now tablets, mini PCs and more.


Thanks probably like aldi own medion brand which is German too
Original Poster
ssjinzo7 m ago

Thanks probably like aldi own medion brand which is German too


I agree. But unlike Trekstor, which had the best MP3 players on the market, Medion products are quite crappy.
ssjinzo17 m ago

Thanks probably like aldi own medion brand which is German too


Medion isn't Aldi's own brand, it's a standalone company (now owned by Lenovo, as it happens) that Aldi sell. Toys R Us used to sell Medion PC's once upon a time, and Woolworths if I remember rightly.
Edited by: "ThanksForThat" 24th Mar
ThanksForThat3 m ago

Medion isn't Aldi's own brand, it's a standalone company (now owned by …Medion isn't Aldi's own brand, it's a standalone company (now owned by Lenovo, as it happens) that Aldi sell. Toys R Us used to sell Medion PC's once upon a time.


Yeah sorry I could have been mistaken but they used to be sold only by aldi in the UK and aldi themself was touting as there own brand products. This is a few years back when they came. Into the scene.
Apparently W1 version has Windows 10 32 bit, so not 64 bit OS. May matter to some:

notebookcheck.net/Tre…tml

If you want 64bit Windows then may need account the extra cost for the eBay "legit" version of Windows.
Edited by: "kyeung" 24th Mar
kyeung4 h, 5 m ago

Apparently W1 version has Windows 10 32 bit, so not 64 bit OS. May matter …Apparently W1 version has Windows 10 32 bit, so not 64 bit OS. May matter to some:https://www.notebookcheck.net/TrekStor-launches-SurfBook-W1-and-W2-affordable-Windows-notebooks.186678.0.htmlIf you want 64bit Windows then may need account the extra cost for the eBay "legit" version of Windows.



No need. Just download the media creation tool from microsoft, create a 64bit bootable usb and boot the device from it. The product key and/or the digital activation does not care whether it is 32 or 64bit, although if you install the 64bit version there will be very little of the 32GB emmc left.

btw the product key should be embedded in the bios so you do not need to purchase another one.
Edited by: "spoony100" 24th Mar
Does this have Bluetooth, and does anyone know how long the battery life lasts (can't find this info anywhere)
Edited by: "ROR_D" 24th Mar
Medion is owned by Lenovo, that's why it's poor.

I don't think this laptop will be usable at all with these specs. I got Jumper pro 3 with slightly faster celeron and 6gb ram. Browsing Internet on it is slow and frustrating.
Gregski1 h, 11 m ago

I got Jumper pro 3 with slightly faster celeron and 6gb ram. Browsing …I got Jumper pro 3 with slightly faster celeron and 6gb ram. Browsing Internet on it is slow and frustrating.


From what i have read, I was under the impression that the Jumper pro 3 was actually quite nippy, and more than capable?
Gregski2 h, 8 m ago

Medion is owned by Lenovo, that's why it's poor.I don't think this laptop …Medion is owned by Lenovo, that's why it's poor.I don't think this laptop will be usable at all with these specs. I got Jumper pro 3 with slightly faster celeron and 6gb ram. Browsing Internet on it is slow and frustrating.


I was thinking of putting Linux on this thing, surely Linux would be ok? My only concern is the ram, 2gb seems rather small. Any idea if it can be expanded on this?
32gb simply isn't acceptable and I don't know why they settled on this figure when they know a couple of times a year users will be unable to update Windows. Why not 48? That would sort out everything.
I'm looking for a cheap af laptop to run my VMs through, what's the performance like for VMs?
benfisher19913 h, 36 m ago

I'm looking for a cheap af laptop to run my VMs through, what's the …I'm looking for a cheap af laptop to run my VMs through, what's the performance like for VMs?


Your gonna need more than this for VMs! Ram especially, like at least 8-32gb for vms depending on what your running. How about docker containers?
Blofse2 h, 35 m ago

Your gonna need more than this for VMs! Ram especially, like at least …Your gonna need more than this for VMs! Ram especially, like at least 8-32gb for vms depending on what your running. How about docker containers?


No I want this to remote into the VMs. I have a server already with a few VMs and dockers and that's all okay. I was after a cheap 1080p laptop that I can use to remote into the windows VM. Kind of like a powerful laptop with the hardware running elsewhere.
Do companies have developers who come up with products that just aren't up to the job - just to keep the price down? I remember once buying a Samsung NC10 with an Atom processor - used to take 2 minutes to load a web page!
benfisher199111 h, 38 m ago

No I want this to remote into the VMs. I have a server already with a few …No I want this to remote into the VMs. I have a server already with a few VMs and dockers and that's all okay. I was after a cheap 1080p laptop that I can use to remote into the windows VM. Kind of like a powerful laptop with the hardware running elsewhere.


Which VM software? I would still think 2gb would be too low, however you might get away with 2gb running browser based VM software like VMware does, provided you run this on a non-windows os. So my suggestion is this should just about run an os + browser and be ok. Then again, by default this is windows 10...
benfisher199112 h, 17 m ago

No I want this to remote into the VMs. I have a server already with a few …No I want this to remote into the VMs. I have a server already with a few VMs and dockers and that's all okay. I was after a cheap 1080p laptop that I can use to remote into the windows VM. Kind of like a powerful laptop with the hardware running elsewhere.



If you're planning on just using RDP this will be fine
Blofse22 h, 4 m ago

I was thinking of putting Linux on this thing, surely Linux would be ok? …I was thinking of putting Linux on this thing, surely Linux would be ok? My only concern is the ram, 2gb seems rather small. Any idea if it can be expanded on this?


It cannot. It's all soldered in. Also, this atom only supports 2gb.
Gregski7 h, 11 m ago

It cannot. It's all soldered in. Also, this atom only supports 2gb.


No go for me then!
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