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[Dynabook AZ66 series]real machine review! You can also enjoy Blu-ray discs on the big screen! For those who want to choose with an emphasis on entertainment


Main image of dynabook AZ66

Actual machine review of “dynabook AZ66”is.

Immediately, but I found out by reviewing“Recommended points / features”When“Notes, etc.”I will give you.

You can check the points and precautions just by looking at this.

    ■ Recommended points / features

  • Equipped with 16.1-inch display
  • A 16.1-inch display is mounted on a 15.6-inch class body. You can use your computer on a larger screen.

  • Blu-ray disc drive installed
  • You can enjoy not only DVDs but also Blu-ray discs.

  • There is also a model with dual storage
  • The dynabook AZ66 series also has a dual storage model with both SSD and HDD in the storage.

  • “How to use” and “remote support service” are free for 5 years from purchase
  • You can receive “how to use consultation” by phone and “remote support service” that can be supported by remote control free of charge for 5 years from the purchase.
    It is also recommended for those who are new to personal computers.

■ How to buy a Dynabook laptop cheaply

To buy a dynabook laptop cheaplyFirst of all, it is recommended to register as a member of COCORO Members from the official online store of Dynabook.Then

“What? Will it be so cheap?”

It will be cheaper.

If you are considering a dynabook computer,It is recommended that you register as a member and check “How much will it be cheaper?”

(* Membership registration is free, and it’s easy because you only need to register your e-mail address, password, and nickname.)

>> Take a look at the dynabook AZ66 on the official website

▶ Take a look at the dynabook AZ66 on the official website


■ dynabook AZ66 series specifications

THE Windows 10 Home
display 16.1 inch Full HD (resolution: 1920 x 1080), non-glare (non-glossy), IPS LCD
CPU Intel Core i7-10510U / i7-10710U
memory 16GB
storage Dual storage specifications: “256-512GB SSD” + “1TB HDD”
SSD only specifications: 1TB
Graphics Intel UHD Graphics
size About 379×256.5×23.7mm * Does not include protrusions
weight About 2.4kg
■ Specifications of this review machine
“Core i7-10710U, memory 16GB, 512GB SSD + 1TB HDD (model number: W6AZ66CMGB)”

table of contents

  • ――Ease of use check ――
  • ▶ Keyboard
  • ▶ Speaker
  • ▶ Display

    • Since it is a non-glare liquid crystal, it is difficult to be reflected.
  • ▶ Battery life
  • ▶Quiet
  • ▶ Size
  • ▶ Actual weight: 2227 grams
  • ▶ Interface
  • Other functions etc.
  • ――Checking processing performance ――
  • ▶CPU performance
  • ▶ Storage data transfer speed
  • ▶ Graphics performance
  • ――Appearance and other checks ――
  • ▶ Appearance
  • ▶ Accessories etc.
  • ▶ Review summary of dynabook AZ66

――Ease of use check ――

▶ Keyboard

▲ Tap or click to enlarge

The keystrokes (key sinking) are shallow, and the typing feel is a little hard at the beginning.

There is no deflection.

It’s a little disappointing that the hyphen key has become smaller.

The typing sound is small. Keyboard backlight is not installed.

For the function keys (F1 to F12 keys), the default functions of Windows such as full-width katakana conversion are prioritized.
(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.)

By the way, if you change the setting with dynabook setting ⇒ keyboard, you can also use the original function without pressing the Fn key.

The key top (the surface of the key) has a 0.2 mm recess that makes it difficult for the force of your fingertips to escape.

Key top up image

▲ The key top is exposed to light to create a dented line.

In luxury, I prefer a slightly larger dent, but it should be easier to type than no dent at all.

Key pitch etc.

Comparison with desktop PC keyboard

▲ Comparison with desktop PC keyboard

The key pitch (distance between keys) is about 19 mm, which is said to be easy to type, so I was able to type without feeling narrow.

Key pitch

▼ The palm rest is large enough because it is a 16.1-inch large-screen notebook PC.

Place your hand on the palm rest

Touchpad

Touchpad

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

In addition, it should be notedIt is convenient because you can switch the touchpad disabled / enabled with the Fn + F5 keys.

▶ Speaker

Stereo speakers jointly developed with OnkyoAnd equipped with “Dynamic Wide Sound” system.

dynabook AZ66 speaker

It is angled diagonally so that the speaker grill faces the user’s face.

Since it is an Onkyo speaker, I felt that I wanted a little more sound omission as much as I expected.

But,Sound quality not bad for a laptop speakerI think.

▶ Display

Among the AZ series of Dynabook, the AZ66 series has a thin bezel (edge ​​of the screen).

Therefore, it is larger while keeping the same housing size as other AZ series.16.1-inch displayIs installed.
* AZ25, 45, 65 series is a 15.6-inch display.

▼ I tried to open the display. It will open up to this point.

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

 
▼ Equipped with IPS liquid crystal, it will be a little dark even if you look at it at an angle, so it will not be so hard to see.

Display front

Viewing angle check Viewed from the side

▲ When viewed from the side at an angle

Color gamut

Color gamut

■ Cover rate

sRGB 100%
Adobe RGB 76%

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

It has 100% sRGB coverage and covers a wide color gamut.

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

The display of dynabook AZ66 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 2.0 About 9 hours
* Manufacturer’s published value
Used for browsing the internet and typing text
(Load: Light)
5 hours 43 minutes
PCMark 8 HOME
(Load: Medium)
3 hours 55 minutes
* Time until the battery level drops below 20%
Amount of battery that could be charged in 30 minutes About 41%

* 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 HOME”

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.

The larger the display size, the easier it is to drain the battery.

With a large 16.1-inch display, this battery life isn’t a long battery, but I don’t think it’s a bad result.

▶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 47db

It is almost silent when idle.

If you hear a loud fan noise in a quiet place such as a study room, you may be a little worried (although I don’t think it will make that loud noise unless you run a 3D game).

In cafes, etc., it will be drowned out by the surrounding sounds, so there will be no problem.

■ 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 A4 paper.

Comparison of A4 paper and AZ66 size

AZ66 thinness

A4 size 297 × 210mm
dynabook AZ66 Approximately 379 x 256.5 mm (x thickness 23.7 mm) * (Excluding protrusions)

A4 size compatibleIt does not fit in a standard size business bag.

Where you put it in your business bag

Where to hold it aside

▶ Actual weight: 2227 grams

Where we are measuring the weight

Body About 2,227g
AC adapter + power cable About 178g

There aren’t many 16.1-inch laptops, but they’re standard weight in inches.

It’s nice to be able to charge about 40% of the battery in 30 minutes even with a lightweight AC adapter.

▶ Interface

■Front

positive

① Bridge media slot(Compatible with SD, SDHC, SDXC cards, and multimedia cards)
* Not compatible with secure multimedia cards

■Right side

Right side

① Microphone input / headphone output
② USB 3.0 connector
③ Blu-ray disc drive
④ LAN connector

For those who want to connect to the Internet by wire, it’s nice to have a LAN connector.

If you change the setting, you can sleep and charge with the USB terminal on the back side (power is supplied from the USB terminal to other devices even when the power of the PC is off).

dynabook setting ⇒ Turn on sleep and charge with USB power supply.

■Left side

Left side

① Power connector
② Security lock slot
③ HDMI output
④ USB Type-C connector
⑤ USB 3.0 connector

By the way, I connected an external monitor to the “USB Type-C terminal” and “HDMI terminal” to make a triple display (two external displays).

Charging from mobile battery

Charging with a mobile battery

I was able to charge the dynabook AZ66 side from the USB Type-C terminal.

* By the way, this time I charged from a mobile battery with 45W output, but it is unconfirmed how much output mobile battery can be charged.

Other functions etc.

Blu-ray disc drive

The dynabook AZ66 series is equipped with a Blu-ray disc drive.

Webcam

Equipped with a Web camera with approximately 920,000 pixels.

Webcam

Also supports Windows Hello (face recognition function). Equipped with an infrared sensor to prevent “spoofing” by photos and pictures.

Take a look at “dynabook AZ66” on the official website

――Checking processing performance ――

▶CPU performance

The CPU of this review machine is“Intel Core i7-10710U processor (6 cores 12 threads / 1.1-4.7GHz)”is.

CPUMark

PassMark CPU Benchmark Test Results: 8435

Average value of the same CPU in PassMark 10022It is a little lower than.

Since you can choose from two types of CPU for “dynabook AZ66”, I will give you a reference value for the other CPU.

Core i7-10510U 7111(Reference value)
Core i7-10710U 10022(Reference value)

* Reference values ​​are average values ​​as of September 11, 2020 at PassMark. The values ​​may differ significantly from those measured with the actual AZ66.

Both are Core i7, but since Core i7-10510U has 4 cores and 8 threads, Core i7-10710U has 6 cores and 12 threads.

If you use it for creative purposes to some extent, it will be more efficient to choose the model equipped with Core i7-10710U.

CINEBENCH R20

  CINEBENCH R20 test results

Multi-core 1402
Single core 412

CPU performance is a marginal performance for business use. It can also be used for creative purposes such as image editing to some extent.

▶ Storage data transfer speed

SSD data transfer rate

SSD transfer speed

It’s not particularly fast for an NVMe-compatible PCIe 3.0 x 4 SSD, but it’s overwhelmingly faster than a SATA-connected SSD or HDD.

HDD data transfer rate

Since this review machine has a dual storage specification of “SSD + HDD”, we also measured the data transfer speed of the HDD.

HDD transfer speed

You can see that it is considerably inferior in speed compared to SSD.

Since it has a large capacity of 1TB, I think it will be useful as a data storage location.

Storage information

  SSD Information

▲ SSD is made by Toshiba Memory

HDD information

▲ HDD is made by Toshiba

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

▶ Graphics performance

The graphics of the dynabook AZ66 / M“Intel UHD Graphics * Built in CPUis.

3DMark score
Fire Strike 1149
Time Spy 460
Dragon Quest X Benchmark
Standard quality (1920×1080) 4044ordinary
FF14 Jet Black Villas Benchmark
Standard quality(1920 x 1080, laptop) 1857 Recommended to change settings

It seems that you can play 3D games with a light load such as Dragon Quest X, but it is not suitable for playing 3D games.

Take a look at “dynabook AZ66” on the official website

――Appearance and other checks ――

▶ Appearance

The body color of the dynabook AZ66 is only one color, “Satin Gold”.

The appearance of the dynabook AZ66.  Cool angle from diagonally above

Satin gold has a high-class feel, but it is not too yellowish, so it is not too flashy and I personally like it.

Palm rest up

Appearance of AZ66 Diagonally above from the top plate side

The dynabook logo shines like a mirror.

Top plate logo up

Bottom of the main body

 

▶ Accessories etc.

A set of accessories.

Image of accessories

  • AC adapter
  • power cable
  • dynabook guide (instruction manual)
  • For peace of mind
  • Startup Guide (Procedure for preparing to use a personal computer)
  • Warranty

Etc. are included.

▶ Review summary of dynabook AZ66

It is a summary of the review of “dynabook AZ66”.

Appearance of dynabook AZ66

The weight is not light, so after all at home etc.Recommended for those who want to use it as a stationary main.

  • Large 16.1-inch display with wide color gamut
  • Onkyo speaker
  • Blu-ray disc drive

Since it is equipped with, such as videos and music,Recommended for those who want to emphasize entertainmentis.

The processing performance is also high, so you will be able to comfortably work with office applications.

■ How to buy a Dynabook laptop cheaply

To buy a dynabook laptop cheaplyFirst of all, it is recommended to register as a member of COCORO Members from the official online store of Dynabook.Then

“What? Will it be so cheap?”

It will be cheaper.

If you are considering a dynabook computer,It is recommended that you register as a member and check “How much will it be cheaper?”

(* Membership registration is free, and it’s easy because you only need to register your e-mail address, password, and nickname.)

>> Take a look at the dynabook AZ66 on the official website

▶ Take a look at the dynabook AZ66 on the official website

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