T-bao Tbook X8S Pro Apollo Lake Laptop is Equipped with an NVIDIA Geforce GPU

Most products based on Intel Apollo Lake processor do so to leverage the low cost and low power of the chip that also embeds Intel HD graphics removing the need for an external graphics card. But T-bao Tbook X8S Pro laptop powered by Intel Celeron J3455 Apollo Lake “Desktop” processor also comes with an NVIDIA GeForce 920M GPU which should boost graphics performance.

Tbook X8S Pro specifications:

  • SoC – Intel Celeron J3455 quad core Apollo Lake processor @ 1.50 / 2.30 GHz with (unused) 12EU Intel HD Graphics 500; 10W TDP
  • GPU – NVIDIA GeForce 920M @ 954 MHz with 2GB RAM
  • System Memory – 6GB DDR3
  • Storage – 128GB eMMC flash or M.2 SSD (unclear), micro SD card slot up to 128 GB
  • Display – 15.6″ IPS screen with 1920×1080 resolution
  • Video Output – HDMI output
  • Audio – Built-in microphone, and stereo speakers; 3.5mm audio jack
  • Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet, dual band 802.11b/g/n/ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • USB – 2x USB 3.0 ports, 1x USB type C port
  • Camera – 2.0MP front camera
  • Battery – 7.4V/9000mAH Li-ion polymer battery
  • Power Supply – 12V/4A
  • Dimensions – 360 x 235 x 18 mm
  • Weight – 1.7 kg

The laptop comes pre-loaded with Windows 10, and ships with a power supply, and user manual.

I could not find a direct comparison between GeForce 920M and Intel HD Graphics 500, but there’s one against the slightly faster Intel HD Graphics 505 found in other Apollo Lake processor, and the NVIDIA card is roughly two to three times faster in 3DMark benchmarks.

T-bao Tbook X8S Pro can be found for $299 and up on sites like GeekBuying and GearBest.

Via AndroidPC.es

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TLS

128GB of ROM and a cable interface… 😀

roel
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Probably not available with a azerty-be keyboard…

L.Peter
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L.Peter

“roughly two to three times faster”

Wow, i really waiting for 6 fps instead of 3 😉

Ian Charles
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Ian Charles

A Intel Celeron with a Geforce? What a waste of time and money.

Fred
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Fred

Is it confirmed that the Intel HD Graphic GPU is disabled ? That would suck because those two GPU configurations are great : Integrated graphics for low power tasks, and Discrete GPU for gaming, if only the 920M is available, battery life will suffer.

benjamin
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@Fred
My bet is that celeron does not have the GPU switching hw like big core pentiums, i3s etc have. So they had to wire the GPu directly to pcie lanes and connect the display to the GPU, hence no switching ability.

tkaiser
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Fred :
if only the 920M is available, battery life will suffer.

Hey, the 920M has a TDP of 33W by specs, that’s just a little bit more than 3 times the TDP of the whole Intel chip. 🙂

No idea how much a PCIe 2.0 x4 interface will bottleneck gaming with the NVIDIA card but it’s also interesting how smooth video decoding will work here if Intel’s highly power efficient QuickSync can not be used and decoding has to be done on the CPU cores.

I would better avoid the word ‘battery’ in combination with this device at all but this should’ve already been obvious by looking at the power supply specs 😉

Drone
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Drone

@Ian Charles
Fake NVIDIA GPU?

Fred
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Fred

@benjamin

I think you are right, those entry line cpus have very few pci express lanes.

I think I’ll wait to see some real reviews (and pictures) and a teardown before maybe considering buying it.

Paul M
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Paul M

techtablets.com have covered this device in reasonable detail.

Fred
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@Paul M

Someone on techtablet posted some pictures of the inside:
https://imgur.com/a/Bajjp

Looks like both the SSD and Nvidia GPU are on mini pci-e boards and might be replaceable.

Built quality look like your typical chinese laptop, no surprises here.

He also says both GPU are active under windows.

Daniel Oz
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Daniel Oz

If it doesn’t even have passive cooling, what’s the point?

trentbg
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@Paul M
Where, Chris never discussed this model?

DavidC1
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@tkaiser

No worries about that. It’s idle power that matters on battery life. TDP only matters for max loads.