Realme is definitely one of the largest and most popular electronics brands in India. Ever since the company entered the Indian markets, it has established itself in almost every category including smartphones, smartwatches, television, and it seems like Realme has no plans to stop anytime soon. The tech giant today announced their first entrant in the laptop segment, the Realme Book Slim that has a sleek and lightweight design, features a 3:2 2k screen and is powered by the latest 11th-Gen Intel processors.
Let’s talk about the design first. The body of the Realme Book Slim is made up of aluminum alloy with the Realme logo present on the A-panel. The main attracting point of the Realme Book Slim is its sleek and lightweight design. The laptop is just 15.5mm thick and weighs about 1.38kg which is quite similar to the MacBook and other lightweight laptops in the segment.
Talking about the display, you get a 14-inch 2k IPS LCD display with an aspect ratio of 3:2. The screen has a resolution of 2160×1440 pixels and it has a maximum brightness level of 400 nits. The screen has Gorilla Glass protection, and Oleophobic coating, and covers 100% RGB colors. The bezels on the SlimBook are quite slim thanks to which you get a screen-to-body ratio of over 90%.
Now let’s talk about what’s within the hood of the laptop. The Realme Book Slim is powered by 11th-Gen Intel i3 and i5 processors. The CPU boots alongside Intel’s recent Iris Xe graphics card which is a sufficiently powerful processor. It is capable of running graphic demanding games like Dota, COD, and League of Legends at medium settings. In terms of storage, you get 8GB of DDR4 RAM coupled with a 512GB SSD.
The Book Slim ships with Windows 10 pre-installed and you will be able to upgrade to Windows 11 for free in the future. Other features include a backlit keyboard with 1.33 mm key travel, a fingerprint sensor, a built-in HD Webcam, and a sufficiently large trackpad. If you love listening to music, you get dual stereo speakers with Harman and DTS support alongside dual mics with noise-cancellation features.
You also get Realme’s own PC Connect companion application that allows you to pair your Realme smartphone with the Book Slim. Thanks to this application, you can copy files between the devices simply by dragging them. You can mirror your screen seamlessly and you can also sync the clipboard history.
The Book Slim draws its power from a 54 Wh battery. You also get a 65W USB C charger in the box that can charge your laptop 50% in just 30 minutes. One highly helpful feature is that the 65W charger is compatible with Realme’s proprietary 30W Dart Charge mobile charging technology. This means that you can use your Book Slim charger to charge your mobile phones as well for charging speeds up to 30W. This eliminates the need to carry two chargers when you are on the go.
Although the Book Slim has several connectivity options, it lacks out some major ones. You get two USB Type-C ports (one of them supports Thunderbolt 4 technology), a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a USB-A 3.1 port. The laptop certainly misses out on HDMI and Ethernet ports. You also get Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5 support.
Realme Book Slim: Pricing and Availability
The pricing for the Realme Book Slim starts from Rs. 46,999 for the base version with an 11th-Gen Intel i3 processor and 256 gigs of SSD storage. The top variant with an 11th-Gen Intel i5 processor and 512 gigs of SSD storage carries a price tag of Rs. 59,999. However, Realme is offering an introductory price of Rs. 44,999 and Rs. 56,999 respectively for both variants.
Users would be given the option of choosing from two colors: Real Grey and Real Blue. The Realme Book Slim would go on sale from 30th August, and you can order one for yourself from the Flipkart or Realme website.