O+ Notepad 4G and IntelliPen Review
So you’re looking for a notebook for your productivity needs. However, you don’t want just any notebook, you want something that can turn into a tablet as well, packs a good design and build, comes with Windows 10 and a reasonable specs and price. O+ USA probably has the answer with the O+ Notepad 4G and IntelliPen. Check out our review below.
Design and Construction
As mentioned earlier, the O+ Notepad is a convertible notebook which means it can be used as a regular laptop or a tablet thanks to its detachable keyboard. Up front we have the 10.1-inch WUXGA (1920 x 1200) display. Quality is sharp, has good colors and viewing angles. Situated right above it are the notifications light and 2 megapixel webcam while down below is the capacitive Windows home button.
On its left are the ports for the SIM card, microSD card, USB 3.0, micro USB 2.0, micro HDMI, and headset jack. On the right two loudspeakers with chrome finish.
Right up top are the buttons for the Power/Lock and volume, while down at the bottom are the magnetic contacts for the keyboard dock.
Flip it on its back and you will see the 2-megapixel rear camera which is not exactly stellar but could be used for video calls.
Looking at the keyboard, the design of the docking mechanism is similar to the ones found on other convertibles from Acer and ASUS. Docking is easy and smooth, a bit wobbly, but not so much that the contacts would disconnect.
Like the tablet, the keyboard dock has chamfered accents on the sides and around the trackpad. It also features two USB 2.0 ports located on the left and right hand side. The keys, on the other hand, are sufficiently spaced although it’s not as springy as we want it to be.
Now for its other main feature, the IntelliPen. It looks and is sized just like a regular pen so it is easier to hold and use compared to a very thin stylus. There’s no pen slot given its size so you will have to carry it separately or use the pen loop included in the package.
When it comes to overall build and design, the O+ Notepad looks sleek and feels sturdy as it doesn’t show any sign of creakiness or rattling. The build is like a mix of plastic and aluminum with the sides accented with chamfers which makes the device really nice to look at.
The back has this matte texture which, unfortunately, is still prone to smudges and fingerprints. It’s a bit hefty but relatively thin and doesn’t take up much desk space which is good for those who like working on the go.