Dospara “Altair F-13KR” real machine review! A cheap and cost-effective mobile notebook PC equipped with Core i5!


Main image of Dospara Altair F-13KR

Dospara’s THIRDWAVE brand “Altair F-13KR” actual machine reviewis.

The review machine is a rental item from the manufacturer.
* Even if it is a rental item, we will review it in good faith, including its disadvantages.

First, I reviewed and found out“Recommended points / features”When“Notes, etc.”I will give you.

You can check the points and precautions just by looking here.

    ■ Recommended points / features

  • The cost performance is quite high!
  • 45,000 yen (excluding tax)However, it is equipped with Core i5, 8GB of memory, and full HD LCD.

    Even if the price is low, it is a spec that can be used clearly.
    * Prices as of January 15, 2021.

  • Equipped with fingerprint authentication sensor
  • Equipped with a fingerprint authentication sensor at a low price.

  • Since the shipping date is early, it will arrive immediately!
  • Dospara’s PCs can usually be shipped within 3 days, so it’s recommended for those who want a PC right away!

  • With 24/7 support
  • 24/7 support

    ■ Notes, etc.

  • CPU is a little old
  • The CPU is an 8th generation Core i5 processor, so it’s a bit old(* The latest as of January 15, 2021 is the 11th generation)
    However, even though it is a little old, it still has enough performance for business use.

>> Take a look at Dospara THIRDWAVE Altair F-13KR on the official website

▶ Take a look at Dospara THIRDWAVE Altair F-13KR on the official website


■ Altair F-13KR specifications(Including items that can be selected by customization)

THE Windows 10 Home / Pro
display 13.3 type Full HD (1920 x 1080), non-glare (non-glossy)
CPU Intel Core i5-8250U
memory 8GB
storage 256GB SSD
Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 620
size 316 x 217 x 15.9mm(Excluding rubber feet)
weight Actual measurement about 1,221g

table of contents

  • ▶ Keyboard
  • ▶ Speaker
  • ▶ Display

    • Since it is a non-glare liquid crystal, it is difficult to be reflected.
  • ▶ Battery life
  • ▶Quiet
  • ▶ Size
  • ▶ Actual weight: 1221 grams
  • ▶ Interface

    • Charging from mobile battery
  • ――Checking processing performance ――
  • ▶CPU performance
  • ▶ SSD data transfer speed
  • ▶ Graphics performance
  • ――Appearance and other checks ――
  • ▶ Appearance
  • ▶ Review summary of Dospara “THIRD WAVE Altair F-13KR”

▶ Keyboard

▲ Tap or click to enlarge

The keystroke (the distance the key sinks) is about 1.2 mm, which is shallow, but
I was able to type smoothly without feeling stuck when the key hit the bottom.

There is no deflection and the rigidity is firm.

▼ It’s a pity that the Backspace key is small.

Right part of the keyboard

Also, since there are keys such as home key and pg up in the rightmost column,The Enter key is not on the far right.

The home and end keys are useful, but if the Enter key isn’t on the far right, some people will mistype it, so it’s a matter of preference.
 

The power button is also on the top right of the keyboard.

Power button

For the function keys (F key), Windows default functions such as full-width katakana conversion are prioritized.

F key

(To use the unique functions assigned to the F key, such as raising and lowering the volume, press the Fn key at the same time.)

The key top (the surface of the key) is almost flat.

Key top up image

The typing sound is a little quiet.

Keyboard up from diagonally above

Key pitch etc.

Comparison with desktop PC keyboard

▲ Comparison with desktop PC keyboard

▼ There seems to be a key pitch (key-to-key spacing) of about 19 mm, which is said to be easy to type.(* However, some keys are smaller)

Key pitch

The palm rest is large enough.

Place your hand on the palm rest

Equipped with keyboard backlight

The keyboard backlight can be turned on / off with the Fn + F9 keys. Brightness cannot be adjusted.

Keyboard backlight

Touchpad

The clicking sound when you press the touchpad is normal to slightly loud.

Touchpad

In addition, it should be notedIt is convenient because you can enable / disable the touchpad with Fn + space key.

▼ It is also equipped with a fingerprint authentication sensor.

Fingerprint authentication sensor

▶ Speaker

Equipped with a speaker on the bottom.

Dospara Altair F-13KR (Altair F-13KR) speaker

Speaker on the bottom of the main unit

I sometimes felt that I wanted a little more sound omission, but the sound quality is high enough to enjoy music normally.

Since it is a speaker on the bottom, the sound will be muffled if placed in a soft place. It is best to place it in a hard place with proper bounce.

▶ Display

Display front

Viewing angle check Viewed from the side

▲ Viewed from the side

Viewing angle check Viewed from above

▲ Seen from above

It looks a little dark when viewed at an angle,Equipped with a sufficient liquid crystal display considering the price and applicationI think you are doing it.

▼ The display opens up to nearly 180 degrees.

A side view of the display up to the point where it can be opened

Color gamut

Color gamut

■ Cover rate

sRGB 92%
DCI-P3 71%
Adobe RGB 71%

* The values ​​are measured by us only, so there may be differences depending on the environment and measuring equipment.

As a liquid crystal display for a laptop computer, the color gamut is neither wide nor narrow.

Since it is a non-glare liquid crystal, it is difficult to be reflected.

The display of Dospara “THIRD WAVE Altair F-13KR” isSince it is a non-glare (non-glossy) liquid crystal, it is difficult to reflect.

How the light is reflected on the display

Light is reflected during work and it is hard to flicker, soEasy on the eyes and practicalis.

▶ Battery life

■ Actual measurement of battery drive time

JEITA Ver.2.0 measurement method About 10.9 hours
* Manufacturer announced value
Used for browsing the internet and typing text
(Load: Light)
7 hours 38 minutes
PCMark 8 WORK
(Load: Medium)
5 hours 24 minutes
* Time until the battery level drops below 20%
Amount of battery that could be charged in 30 minutes About 17%

* Display brightness: Measured at 80%. The darker the display, the longer the battery life.

Tap (click) here to see the measurement conditions, etc.

■ Battery drive time measurement conditions for “used for browsing the Internet and typing text”

  • Display brightness:80%
  • Battery saving function: Turns on with 20% or less battery remaining
  • Web browsing: Open 5 tabs in your web browser and display the website in each tab. Each of those tabs is automatically reloaded every minute.
  • typing: Using software called BBench, typing input is automatically performed every 10 seconds.
  • In the above state, measure from 100% battery level.

■ About “PCMark 8 WORK”

It is a measurement test of the battery drive time with the software “PCMark 8”.
It also includes operational tests that have a significant impact on battery life, such as viewing 3D images on websites and video chatting.

If you think of it as a “business notebook,” I think it’s not a bad battery life.

Charging takes a surprising amount of time for its size.

▶Quiet

I tried to see how noisy it would be when it was loaded.

Measured from a distance of 30 cm in height and 30 cm in depth from the hinge, taking into consideration the position of the ears during use.

When idle Almost silent
* You can hardly hear the operation sound even if you bring your ears closer.
Benchmark test Around 45db

Impression that even if the fans are full and do their best, the sound will not be so loudis.

You can use it in a quiet place such as a library without worrying about your surroundings.

■ Estimated noise (number of decibels)

Pretty noisy 70db In a noisy office
Noisy 60db Ordinary conversation in a moving car
ordinary 50db Quiet office
quiet 40db Quiet residential area, library
Very quiet 30db Midnight suburbs
Almost inaudible 20db The sound of snow

* The table is just a guide.

▶ Size

It is a size comparison with a semi-B5 notebook (university notebook).

Size comparison between A4 paper and Altair F-13KR

Altair F-13KR thin

University notebook 252×179mm
A4 size 297×210mm
Altair F-13KR 316 x 217 x thickness 15.9(Thinest part)-18.9(Thickest part)mm

Width x depth is slightly larger than A4 size. It also fits in a standard size business bag.

I put it in my business bag

Where to hold it aside

▶ Actual weight: 1221 grams

Where we are measuring the weight

Body About 1,221g
AC adapter + power cable About 287g

It is a standard weight for a 13.3-inch laptop.

As checked above, if you use it with a light load, the battery drive time was about 7 hours, so
For a little business, you don’t have to carry the AC adapter with you.

▶ Interface

■Right side

Right side

① microSD card reader (SDXC compatible)

② USB 3.0 (Type A)
③ Microphone input / headphone output shared terminal

▼ Even if you insert the microSD card, it will not stick out, so it will not get in the way even if you leave it inserted.

Where the SD card is inserted

■Left side

Left side

① Power input terminal
② USB 3.0 (Type A)
③ HDMI output terminal
④ USB 3.0 (Type C)

Charging from mobile battery

Charging with a mobile battery

I connected the mobile battery to the USB Type-C terminal and was able to charge the Altair F-13KR side.

* By the way, this time I charged from a relatively compact 29W output mobile battery, but it is unconfirmed how much output mobile battery can be charged.

Take a look at Dospara “THIRD WAVE Altair F-13KR” on the official website

 

――Checking processing performance ――

▶CPU performance

The CPU of this review machine is“Intel Core i5-8250U (4 cores 8 threads / 1.60-3.40GHz)”is.

CPUMark

PassMark CPU Benchmark Test Results: 7410

Average score of the same CPU in PassMark 6018Since the score is higher than, it can be said that the CPU performance is good.
* Average value as of January 13, 2021

CINEBENCH R20

  CINEBENCH R20 test results

Multi-core 1326
Single core 355

Web browsing, teleworking, work using office software, etc. are sufficiently comfortable performance. It can also be used for simple image editing.

▶ SSD data transfer speed

SSD data transfer rate

Since it is a SATA-connected SSD, the data transfer speed is not particularly fast for an SSD, but it is clearly faster than an HDD.

SSD Information

SSD Information

It was an SSD made by Micron.

* Laptops of the same model number may be equipped with SSDs from different manufacturers.

▶ Graphics performance

The graphics of Altair F-13KR (Altair F-13KR)“Intel UHD Graphics 620 (Built-in CPU)is.

3DMark score
Fire Strike 1119
Time Spy 462
Dragon Quest X Benchmark
Standard quality(1920×1080) 4968 ordinary
FF14 Jet Black Villas Benchmark
Standard quality(1920×1080) 2124 Normal

* Graphics settings are measured with settings for “notebook PCs”.

The graphics processing performance is not very high, so it is not suitable for playing 3D games.

Take a look at Dospara “THIRD WAVE Altair F-13KR” on the official website

 

――Appearance and other checks ――

▶ Appearance

The appearance of Dospara THIRDWAVE Altair F-13KR (Altair F-13KR).Cool angle from diagonally above

There is no logo mark on the top plate, and it has a very simple appearance.

Appearance of Altair F-13KR (Altair F-13KR) Diagonally above from the top plate side

You may put a sticker at one point.

The folded state from diagonally above

Bottom of the main body

 
Also equipped with a WEB camera.

WEB camera

▶ Review summary of Dospara “THIRD WAVE Altair F-13KR”

It is a summary of the review of Dospara “THIRD WAVE Altair F-13KR (Altair F-13KR)”.

Appearance of Dospara Altair F-13KR (Altair F-13KR)

The CPU generation is a little old,Web browsing, teleworking, work using office software, etc. are specifications that can be comfortable enough.

It is recommended for those who are looking for a laptop computer with high cost performance that can be used as a main PC with its basic functions tightly suppressed.

Dospara’s computer comes with 24/7 support, so it’s also recommended for beginners.

>> Take a look at Dospara THIRDWAVE Altair F-13KR on the official website

▶ Take a look at Dospara THIRDWAVE Altair F-13KR on the official website

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