Avita Liber 13.3″ & 14″ Hands-on, First Impressions
Avita, a new laptop brand, has just entered the country. Their products highlight stylish designs that can also provide decent productivity for users. Today, we’ll be taking a look at their Liber line of laptops to see how they look and feel. Put on some glasses, as this will be one colorful hands-on article. Let’s start!
Both the Avita Liber 13.3″ and 14″ have a thin metal chassis with a matte finish which definitely looks premium and stylish thanks to the 14 — yes 14, color variants to choose from. The company wasn’t joking around when they said that these laptops are meant for different lifestyle options.
Starting at the front, we have a Full HD IPS display with either 13.3″ or 14″ screen sizes with decent side bezels and an integrated 720p camera at the top. The bottom bezel, however, is too thick to my liking but it’s fine considering that it doesn’t hinder my viewing experience.
On the left side, we have a Kensington lock, a single USB 3.0 port, and the power button that’s just above them.
There are a lot of ports located on the right side which seems unbalanced for me since there’s a lot of room on the left. The charging port, USB 3.0, USB 3.0 Type-C, mini HDMI, and 3.5mm audio ports can be found here along with a microSD card reader.
Moving to the main body, we find the keyboard, which is slightly too mushy for my liking. It’s responsive, though it doesn’t produce that much click when you press down on them. Below it is a large touchpad that feels nice. It’s smooth but it provides enough resistance to give an accurate navigation.
Unlike with their 12.5″ variant, the 13.3″ and 14″ don’t have fingerprint scanners which could have been a good addition for security.
You can find the two Stereo Speakers (one on the left and one on the right) underneath the body, which should bring enough balance for overall soun, but could also possible produce muffled audio quality.
Both the 13.3″ and 14″ models feel premium, light (1.37kg for the 13.3″ and 1.49kg for the 14″), and thin thanks to their 5mm thickness (for the thinnest part) which make them a viable traveling companion. I didn’t have problems gripping them either, thanks to their matte finish.
The Liber 13.3″ comes with 8GB of DDR4 RAM, a 256GB SSD, Intel UHD Graphics 620, and two processor variants; Intel Core i5-8250U, and Intel Core i7-8550U. For the 14″, it has a 7th-Gen Intel Pentium N4200 processor, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, a 128GB SSD, and Intel HD Graphics. The latter is ideal for student or basic office-related tasks such as document typing, browsing, streaming videos, and file transfers. The former, on the other hand, can be used for slightly heavier workloads tasks such as multi-tasking, simple photo and video editing, and running light-to-medium games.
So far, the Avita Liber laptops are proving to not merely be devices that only deliver performance, but also style. Their price tags aren’t bad as well, so I definitely recommend you guys to look into this brand as well. We’ll take them for a full spin soon, so stay tuned!
The Avita Liber 13.3″ and 14″ are priced at:
- Avita Liber 13.3″ (i5-8250U) – PHP 54,990
- Avita Liber 13.3″ (i7-8550U) – PHP 64,990
- Avita Liber 14″ – PHP 19,990
Avita Liber 13.3″ and 14″ specs:
- 13.3″ Full HD IPS display @ 1920 x 1080px
- 14″ Full HD IPS display @ 1920 x 1080px
- 8th-Gen Intel Core i5-8250U processor
- 8th-Gen Intel Core i7-8550U processor
- 7th-Gen Intel Pentium N4200 processor
- 8GB DDR4 RAM
- 4GB DDR3 RAM
- 256GB SSD
- 128GB SSD
- Intel UHD Graphics 620
- Intel HD Graphics
- Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165 (for 13.3″ only)
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac
- Bluetooth 4.2
- Bluetooth 4.0
- 720p Integrated Camera
- 2x Stereo Speaker w/ Dual Microphones
- 1x MicroSD card reader
- 1x USB 3.0 Type-C
- 2x USB 3.0
- 1x Mini HDMI port
- 1x 3.5mm audio port
- AC100-240v 50/60Hz DC 19V 2.1A
- Li-ion battery, 36Wh (up to 10 hours)