The new MegaBook S1 from Tecno weighs around 1.35kg and is 13.5mm thick. Even though it is quite small for a 15.6-inch screen laptop, the magnesium alloy construction gives it a robust shell. The screen has a 16:10 aspect ratio and 3.2K resolution with an exceptional 120Hz refresh rate and 100% sRGB coverage. It also has a decent amount of brightness for a laptop, hitting 450 nits, and uses DC dimming to eliminate flicker.
This laptop features a 12th-generation Core i7 (35W TDP) with dual-fan cooling. There are choices between 512GB and 1TB PCIe 4.0 SSDs for storage, where the RAM is 16GB in both cases (LPDDR5). Even though it is lightweight, the laptop has a 70Wh battery. It charges using one of its two USB-C connections and the 65W GaN charger that is provided. Two USB-A ports, a full-size HDMI port, a 3.5mm jack, and a microSD card reader are also included.
The MegaBook S1 includes exclusive Tecno features in addition to Windows 11 out of the box. With NFC, for instance, the user’s Tecno phone can be easily paired with the laptop, and the OneLeap feature can be used to watch its screen on the laptop display. A wonderful multimedia experience is promised by the clear, colour-accurate display, and the speakers deliver on that promise.
Tecno was able to fit six speakers and incorporated DTS:X Ultra support. For calls, there are two onboard microphones with AI-powered noise cancellation. Additionally, the built-in webcam has AI capabilities; it can recognize when someone is looking over your shoulder and automatically turn the screen off.
Price & Availability
Two variants of the Tecno MegaBook S1 will be available in selected markets: 512GB storage for $1,500 and 1TB storage for $1,600. Its arrival in the global market is expected soon.