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Novatech nFinity 2367 Plus review

An Ultrabook that's affordable for all

Novatech nFinity 2367 Plus review

Almost everything you'll find on a more expensive Ultrabook is present on the Novatech nFinity 2367 Plus. There's a good number of ports: three USB 2.0 connectors (USB 3.0 is unfortunately absent), an HDMI port and an analogue VGA connector, along with an SD card reader and the usual audio outputs.

It isn't all good news, though. In no way is the build quality or general feel of the Novatech nFinity 2367 Plus anywhere near as good as the bigger brand models.

You could say the all-black appearance is extremely minimalist, although you may also argue that it's plain boring. There are also gaps where pieces of the chassis come together, a far cry from the unibody designs found on other Ultrabooks.

The trackpad is small, and not much better than one found on a typical netbook. The keys are laid out with an isolated style, but they feel spongy, so typing is less comfortable than on, say, a MacBook Pro.

Novatech nFinity 2367 Plus review

The case feels strong at least, but flexes slightly in places. The screen is far from terrible, but it isn't the brightest, and colours aren't as clean as on higher-end laptops.

It's not especially thin or light either, despite that being one of the supposed benefits of an Ultrabook. At its thickest point, the chassis is 21mm in depth, and it weighs 1.7kg. When held, that extra weight is noticeable.

To put the weight difference in perspective between this and another Ultrabook, the astoundingly light 1.1kg Toshiba Satellite Z830, it's about the equivalent of a whole iPad 2.

But inside, even on this inexpensive and relatively mid-range model, everything is there to give a good computing experience.

Novatech nFinity 2367 Plus review

An Intel Core i3 2367m processor isn't suited for heavy video encoding tasks or gaming, but it's enough for general use, and 4GB of memory is just enough to ensure Windows 7 is perfectly responsive.

Likewise, a 128GB SSD matches what's on offer from other Ultrabooks and provides enough space for Windows, applications and a modest file collection.

As with almost every other Ultrabook, the Novatech nFinity 2367 Plus uses Intel's HD 3000 graphics processor, which is integrated into the CPU. This GPU may not be the most powerful around, but it can at least cope if you throw a 3D game at it, as long as you turn the detail and resolution down.

While it's still no powerhouse, this is a far cry from Intel's integrated processors of the past, which could barely get past the loading screen of even old games.

Tech Specs

Product TypeUltrabook
Green CompliantYes
Processor ManufacturerIntel
Graphics Controller ManufacturerIntel
Graphics Controller ModelHD 3000
BluetoothYes
Optical Drive TypeNo
Graphics Memory AccessibilityShared
Maximum Battery Run Time7 Hour
Solid State Drive Capacity128 GB
HDMIYes
WebcamYes
Product FamilynFinity
Processor Modeli3-2367M
Brand NameNovatech
Processor Speed1.40 GHz
Processor TypeCore i3
Screen Size35.6 cm (14")
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Standard Memory4 GB
Weight (Approximate)1.65 kg
Cache3 MB
Processor CoreDual-core (2 Core)
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE
64-bit ProcessingYes
Chipset ManufacturerIntel
Chipset ModelHM65 Express
Number of Total Memory Slots1
Display Screen TypeActive Matrix TFT Colour LCD
Ethernet TechnologyGigabit Ethernet
Total Number of USB Ports3
Height18 mm
Width333 mm
Depth229.5 mm
Screen ModeHD
Memory TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
ManufacturerNovatech, Ltd
Product Model2367 Plus
Product NamenFinity 2367 Plus Ultrabook
Pointing Device TypeTouchPad
Product LinenFinity
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberNNB-948
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.novatech.co.uk
Marketing Information

The new Novatech nFinity Ultrabook

The new Novatech nFinity Ultrabook is fast, light and powerful and way beyond the ordinary.

The Novatech nFinity Ultrabook takes the concept of portability and performance to a new level. Slim and stylish in design the Ultrabook can be powered by your choice of 2nd generation Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 Processors, and is equipped with a either a Crucial M4 64GB or 128GB Solid State Drive (SSD). The combination of a lightning fast boot time (15 seconds from off) and a 7 hour battery life gives you a full working day, where ever you want, on one charge.
Battery ChemistryLithium Polymer (Li-Polymer)
Package Contents
  • nFinity 2367 Plus Ultrabook
  • Lithium Polymer Battery
  • AC Adapter