iOTA is getting more and more popular in the cheap convertible market with their new convertible 360 model launched. There seem to be two different colour schemes that iOTA 360 comes in- silver on black and blue on black. Today we are gonna check out iOTA 360 IO016, the version in blue.
- CPU – Intel Atom x5 Quad-Core, 1.44 GHz
- GPU – Intel HD Graphics 400
- Memory – 2 GB DDR3
- Screen – 11.6-inch HD TN (1,366 x 768) with 10-point touchscreen
- Storage – 32 GB eMMC Flash
- OS – Windows 10 Home edition
- Performance – While it’s one section where it lags slightly I believe it packs enough power to get done your everyday chores. It’s powered by an Intel Atom processor which is decently capable. It includes 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of system storage as well. Both seem a bit low me though. But again, what more can you expect from a tiny 11-inch pocket monster?
- Handling – You can take advantage of the convertible design and use it to your heart’s content (I mean they haven’t named it 360 for nothing…;)). You said you’d like to surf facebook in tablet mode? Got that. Time to jot down your project works? No worries, just flip it.
- Portability – It’s not only 360° foldable but also pretty lightweight. It weighs only as much as 1.74 kg (3.84 lbs). So if you are one of those who likes to work on the go then it’ll be a lifesaver for you.
- Price – It’s priced pretty competitively at £180 for what it’s offering. Upon comparing against laptops like Acer Chromebook 14 and Dell Inspiron 11 3000 you would see that while Acer is priced similarly it neither is a convertible nor supports touchscreen and while Inspiron comes with a touchscreen it’s nearly £50 pricier (27% more expensive).
- Lack of power – Now as expected, iOTA had to cut some corners from this notebook in order to deliver it at this price. As a result, we get a low powered Atom processor along with only 2 gigs of RAM. So it can’t really be used for heavy multitasking jobs or even moderate gaming.
- Storage – Another big negative aspect of this netbook is the meagre 32 GB system storage. That by no means is gonna be sufficient for storing all your pics, music and videos. So you either have to use an external storage device or some virtual cloud storage.
To be honest, it’s not the cheapest netbook out there. It’s, in fact, a tad bit pricey if compared with the similarly specced machines. But what keeps it ahead of the competitors is the fact is that it’s not only a netbook but also a convertible. As stated earlier, there are almost no notebooks in this price range that is touchscreen enabled and is convertible. Recommended.