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One Netbook 5 Review with video – Interchangeable Mini Laptop & Tablet with Intel i7 CPU

One Netbook 5 Review
  • Design
  • Build Quality
  • Display
  • Performance
  • Features


The One Netbook 5 mini laptop  boasts a 12th Gen Intel i7-1250U CPU, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, up to 32GB LPDDR5 RAM, and 2TB NVMe SSD, all within a versatile 10.1-inch touchscreen design.

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  • High-performance Intel i7-1250U CPU
  • 3-in-1 laptop and tablet design
  • Excellent sized 10.1″ touchscreen
  • Useable keyboard
  • Long-Lasting Battery with Fast Charging


The One Netbook 5 is an Intel powered mini laptop with a foldable design to transform it into a tablet. Let’s take a closer look at it, run some benchmarks for performance, get some cheeky gaming in, and find out in our One Netbook 5 review if it is worth your money?

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One Netbook 5 Unboxing

First, in our One Netbook 5 review, the unboxing. Inside we have the One Netbook 5 itself, we will check it out in more detail in a moment.

One Netbook 5 Unboxing

Underneath is an envelope containing a user guide which is in English and Chinese. Inside the box is a charger and USB Type-C cable. We will include the correct adapter for your country.

One Netbook 5 Unboxed

One Netbook 5 Overview

Next in our One Netbook 5 review we take a closer look at the mini laptop. The One Netbook 5 measures around 9.1 x 6.5 x 0.59 inches (23.2 x 16.7 x1.5 cm) at its thinnest point. It weighs around 970g.

ONENETBOOK 5 Dimensions
One Netbook 5 Dimensions

The display is a 10.1” LTPS touchscreen display that also supports stylus pens. It has a 2560×1600 resolution which looks great at this sized display.

One Netbook 5 Front View

On the lower half of the mini laptop is a backlit QWERTY keyboard. The keys are a great size and I almost immediately felt at home typing on the keyboard. The keys are quite low profile, easy to press and fast to type on. Just below the keyboard is a mousepad with integrated clickable buttons.

One Netbook 5 Keyboard

On the left side we have a USB-C 4 port which you can connect an eGPU to for example. There is a 3.5mm audio port and micro SD Card slot.

One Netbook 5 Left View

On the right side is the power button with integrated fingerprint scanner, and a USB 3.2 port. 

One Netbook 5 Right View

The One Netbook 5 can be used as a mini notebook and a folding tablet style device. Simply open it like a standard laptop, and then gently push the top half of the display to fold the display down over the lower half. 

ONENETBOOK 5 Tablet Mode
One Netbook 5 Tablet Mode

It can then be used as a tablet with finger input or a compatible stylus pen for input. To revert it back to laptop mode, simply lift the display and it will naturally move back into position.

One Netbook 5 Technical Specifications

As part of our One Netbook 5 review we list the technical specifications as well as running our own battery life, fan noise and temperature tests.

CPU12th Generation Intel Core i7-1250U, 10 Total Cores (2 Performance Cores + 8 Efficient Cores), 12 threads, 4.70GHz
GPUIntel Iris Xe Graphics, 96 execution units.
RAM16GB/32GB LPDDR5-5200MHz Dual-Channel
STORAGE1TB/2TB M.2 2280 PCIe 4.0*4 SSD
DISPLAY10.1-inch FHD LTPS Screen
Resolution: 2560×1600
Pixel Density: 300 PPI
sRGB: 108.8% High Color Gamut Volume
10-Point Multi-Touch Support
4096 Pressure Levels Stylus Pen Support
Aspect Ratio: 16:10
COMMUNICATIONS2.4G/5G Dual-Band WiFi 6.0
Bluetooth 5.2
I/OUSB-C 4.0*1 (Supports Hub/4K Monitor, eGPU docking station)
USB-C 3.2*1
3.5mm Audio Port*1
Micro SD (TF)*1 (micro 4.0 protocol, max read speed around 300MB/s, supports up to 2TB capacity expansion)
BATTERY11,000mAh (3.85V, 42.35Wh)
Standard 65W GaN Charger
PD Fast Charging Support
DIMENSIONS9.1 x 6.5 x 0.59 inches (23.2 x 16.7 x1.5 cm)
WEIGHT970g / 2.13 lbs

The One Netbook 5 is powered by a 42.35Wh battery. In our battery life tests running Cinebench on a loop we got a battery life of 2 hours 30 minutes. For general usage you will get around 5 hours.

ONENETBOOK 5 thermals
One Netbook 5 thermals

Also while running Cinebench we tested the fan noise and temperatures. We got a highest fan noise of 51 dB, and highest temperature of 52 degrees C.

System benchmarks

Next in our One Netbook 5 review we are running some system benchmarks that we can use to find out how it performs as well as compare with other mini laptops. And with this having a USB 4 port we can also connect an eGPU to increase the graphics performance.


Our first benchmark is PassMark which tests the CPU, GPU, RAM and Storage.

ONENETBOOK 5 PASSMARK Benchmark Comparison
One Netbook 5 PASSMARK Benchmark Comparison

We get a score of 36,163 which is strangely lower than the A1 Pro and GPD Pocket 3. For some reason the GPU tests did not get great scores despite having a faster GPU than the other two devices.


Next is our PCMark benchmark which tests the performance of software used in everyday tasks. This includes everything from web browsing, working with large office documents and even image editing.

ONENETBOOK 5 PCMARK Benchmark Comparison
One Netbook 5 PCMARK Benchmark Comparison

We see improved scores for the One Netbook 5 with 4,883, a good performance increase over the other two mini laptops.


Cinebench tests the CPUs single and multi-core performance.

ONENETBOOK 5 CINEBENCH Benchmark Comparison
One Netbook 5 CINEBENCH Benchmark Comparison

We got a score of 1,462 and 4,835 respectively. Single core performance is very good and excellent multi-core performance over 4 times that of the A1 Pro.


ONENETBOOK 5 3DMARK Benchmark Comparison
One Netbook 5 3DMARK Benchmark Comparison

Our final benchmark is 3DMark’s TimeSpy. We got a score of 1,271 which is over double that of the other two devices we are comparing. Clearly there was better GPU performance than what PassMark reported.

ONENETBOOK 5 3DMARK eGPU Benchmark Comparison
One Netbook 5 3DMARK eGPU Benchmark Comparison

And in our eGPU test we got respectable scores of 6,659, 18,953 and 13,548 on Time Spy, Night Raid and Fire Strike while running on the internal display. And, compared to say handheld gaming PCs, we see around a 30% difference in performance which is fairly good considering it’s not a gaming CPU.

Gaming Benchmarks

We couldn’t resist seeing how well games run in our One Netbook 5 review. While the One Netbook 5 is not a gaming PC, it is powerful enough to run games on the lighter end of the scale and more demanding games with an eGPU.

ONENETBOOK 5 playing TMNT: Shredders Revenge
One Netbook 5 playing TMNT: Shredders Revenge

There are a wealth of lower demanding games that work well with mini laptops. With many you can run at higher resolutions and graphics settings. And don’t forget you also have game streaming services such as Xbox Cloud gaming.

ONENETBOOK 5 Forza Horizon 5 eGPU Benchmark Comparison
One Netbook 5 Forza Horizon 5 eGPU Benchmark Comparison

With an eGPU such as the GPD G1 eGPU docking station it opens up the number of games and you get decent performance. But remember it’s not just for gaming, it’s also useful for video and image rendering for example.

Final thoughts

Time to sum up our thoughts for the One Netbook 5 review. The ONE NETBOOK 5 is an impressive mini laptop. It scored well above other devices in the benchmark tests and performs excellent for your day to day tasks. And while not busy with work you can enjoy some downtime with a 4K video or play a few games.

ONENETBOOK 5 with GPD G1 eGPU docking station
One Netbook 5 with GPD G1 eGPU docking station

The 10” display and usable keyboard are the real highlights for me, it’s large enough to see everything on screen clearly and type any length of document. The laptop and tablet interchangeability is also a nice feature, you can take advantage of this while switching between work tasks for example.

The size in my opinion is spot on, small enough to fit in a shoulder bag or backpack, but not as large to be bulky and take up space. It is ideal for working at home or in the office, as well as out and about travelling either for work or leisure.

Harold Halibut on the ONENETBOOK 5
Harold Halibut on the One Netbook 5

If you are in the market for a high performance and portable mini laptop then the One Netbook 5 is a highly recommended choice to consider.

You can learn more about and buy the One Netbook 5 here. Use the discount code ONB5OFF on the Checkout for 5% off. The code expires one month after this review was posted, and can not be used during store sales or other promotions.

We hope you have found our One Netbook 5 review useful. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask in the comments.

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