Today we will analyze a device manufactured by Vulcan Electronics, they are rather new on th laptop market and it is a good opportunity to see how they do in this Vulcan Venture II laptop review.
You have probably never heard of Vulcan electronics in the laptop market before you have bumped into one of their devices from the Venture series, which now are marketed in the main retail websites like Amazon or Walmart. The main reason for that lies on the fact that this company debuted on the laptop market in 2014, even if Vulcan Electronics was founded in 1994.
Vulcan Electronics is definitely more known in the tablet PC marketing, which series like the Vulcan Challenger, which have reached a relative good amount of sales and also a satisfactory overall customer feedback.
As this post focused on the presence of Vulcan Electronics on the laptop market, let’s see how this company is doing on this Vulcan Venture II Laptop Review.
Vulcan Venture II Laptop Introduction
The Vulcan Venture laptop series is already in its second generation, which was released in the end of 2015 and dubbed Vulcan Venture II.
The Vulcan Venture II laptop is an entry level, budget laptop which focuses on portability and it’s ideal for trips or performing simple tasks like video streaming, web browsing, text editing and emails management. It can also run web based apps like Asana and Google Drive fairly easily.
Vulcan Venture II Laptop Specs
The Vulcan Venture II comes with a Intel Atom Processor Z3735F which is a quad core processor with 4 threads, released by intel in the beginning of 2014. It has a maximum frequency of 1.83 ghz, which is quite decent for this type of notebook. The main problem regarding this specs is that you won’t be able to upgrade the RAM of this laptop, it already comes with 2 GB and DDRE and it’s not expandable.
The Vulcan Venture II laptop has a hardware profile similar to the most popular chromebooks on the market, focusing on a small solid state drive and cloud based data and apps. The main difference between the Vulcan Venture II is that it comes with Windows 10 installed on its 32 GB solid state drive, which is quite an advantage for those who aren’t familiarized with the Chrome OS.
The Vulcan Venture II has two screen size options with a 11.6 inch model and the other version with a 14 inches screen. The 14 inch screen is quite a differential on this segment as most chromebooks tend to have a smaller screen, generally with 13 inches and / or below.
Thanks to its dimensions and the absence of a heavy hard drive disk, this laptop is extremely compact and lightweight, with its weight hovering around just 3 pounds (2.6 in the 11.6-inch version and 3.3 in the 14-inch version).
It also has an appealing battery life with 6 hours indicated by the manufacturer, although this can be variable depending on the tasks you will be performing.
I believe the Venture II series has brought a lot of innovations and fixed a number of problems present in the Venture I series, but, since it has been just 2 months of its release, there are not even evaluations of customers indicating what problems can be more frequent in the Venture II laptop.
Vulcan Venture II VNB11602IE
Both models (11.6″ and 14″ inches are available on Amazon.com).