Redfox Wizbook Arc Z8110C: Flip to the chic side

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Wizbook Arc Z8110C

Convertible laptops are still on trend and Redfox wants to jump into the fray. The Wizbook Arc Z8110C is a hybrid eye-candy that brings a stock of good features.

THE NUMBERS

OS
Windows 10 Home 64-bit
Display
11.6” 1920 x 1080 touchscreen
Processor
1.44GHz Intel quad-core Z83000, Intel HD Graphics
Memory
32GB internal storage, microSD up to 128GB, 4GB DDR3L
Camera
2MP front
Connectivity
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, micro HDMI
Dimensions
290 x 196 x 20mm, 1.1kg
Price
P15,995

The Wizbook Arc works in various modes: Laptop, Tablet, Stand, and Tent. The two 360-degree hinges connecting the touch display and the keyboard are solid and strong. A two- or three-second lag occurs when you switch between these modes.

Although not the slimmest or the lightest hybrid laptop that I’ve tried, the Wizbook Arc manages to slip into your bag without being cumbersome. The size is perfect if you carry regular-sized totes or backpacks. You can bring it with you anywhere and feel that your bag is only one or two books heavier.

The screen is very responsive to touch and sudden change in orientation. The text is clear and the brightness is just right, while colors are standard. Visibility in extreme light settings can be an issue at times.

Startup is fast and hitch-free, granted that the only demanding app installed is Adobe Photoshop. I experience not a single groan from this laptop even when I open at least seven basic programs simultaneously. However, this is not the device for gamers and power users. When fully charged, the Wizbook Arc’s 9,600mAh battery can work for eight to ten hours.

The Wizbook Arc catches attention. My review unit is bright pink—a little too vibrant and popping for my taste. I prefer the other color option, which is teal. The rubber-matte finish, something rarely used on laptops, looks surprisingly nice and classy. The rubber coat gives the Wizbook Arc a rugged vibe.

Watch: Unboxing: Redfox Wizbook Arc

Speed says

The Redfox Wizbook Arc is a dependable product for productivity users who are always on the move. It performs quite well, comes with extra features that are cool and functional, and is very portable. Considering its price, it’s a good purchase, although the flashy colors might appeal to certain demographics only.

Review by Pat Calica
First published in Speed February 2017