Is the Microsoft Surface facing stiff competition?
The latest offering from Minisforum, the V3 convertible, seems to be a strong contender in the market. Packed with a 28 W Ryzen 7 8840U processor, 8 Zen4 cores, an integrated Radeon 780M, and a powerful XDNA NPU, this device boasts top-tier specifications. It also features a high-quality 14-inch touchscreen, up to 32 GB of RAM, and 2 TB of storage. While the pricing information is yet to be revealed, it is anticipated to be announced by the end of March.
In early January, Minisforum had already unveiled most of the specs for the V3 convertible, leaving enthusiasts speculating about the exact APU. The company had all but confirmed a “Hawk Point” Ryzen 7 8840U APU, but it wasn’t until recently that the confirmation came through. The delay may have been due to uncertainties about securing an adequate supply of units. However, Minisforum has now assured customers of a Q1 2024 launch, with a more precise release window set for late March.
Updated on the product page are detailed specs of the V3, which includes:
– 165 Hz refresh rate, 2560 x 1600 resolution, 500 nit brightness, and 100% DCI-P3 color gamut
– Compatibility with an MPP 2.6 4096 pressure level stylus pen
– 1080p front-facing cam with Windows Hello support and dual mics
– 5 MP rear camera with dual focus
– Quad stereo speakers
– Up to 32 GB LPDDR5-6400 RAM
– Up to 2 TB PCIe 4.0 SSD storage
– Various ports: 2x USB4, 1x USB-C with DP mode, SD card reader (UHS-II), audio jack
– Wi-Fi 6E + BT 5.3
– Fingerprint reader integrated in the power button
– Dual fan + 4 heat pipe cooling system
– Detachable keyboard with backlight and touchpad
– Pre-installed Windows 11 Pro
– 50.82 Wh battery
– Dimensions: 318mm x 213.8mm x 9.8mm
– Weight: 946g excluding the keyboard
One intriguing feature of the V3 is the USB-C connector with DP mode which supports the VLink feature. This feature enables the tablet to function as a display for other devices such as mini PCs, mobile phones, or even a Nintendo Switch console.
To enhance user experience, Minisforum has provided a power mode switcher with Power Saver, Balanced, and High Performance options. Additionally, users will have access to a real-time performance monitor and power management application for increased customization.
Stay tuned for more updates on the pricing of the V3, which is expected to be shared towards the end of March.
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For more details on the exciting V3 3-in-1 tablet from Minisforum, visit the official website.