By June Ramli
The JOI Classmate 30 is a versatile and powerful laptop that offers an excellent balance between performance and portability.
The laptop features a sleek and lightweight design, making it easy to carry around with you wherever you go.
The device is also built to last, with a durable aluminum chassis that provides protection against bumps and scratches.
One of the standout features of the JOI Classmate 30 is its performance.
The laptop is powered by an Intel Celeron N3350 processor, which provides enough power to handle most day-to-day tasks with ease.
The laptop also comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, providing enough space to store your files and applications.
The display on the JOI Classmate 30 is also impressive, with a 13.3-inch HD screen that provides sharp and clear visuals.
The display is also touch-enabled, allowing you to interact with the laptop using gestures and taps.
In terms of connectivity, the JOI Classmate 30 comes with a range of ports, including USB Type-C, USB 3.0, and HDMI.
The laptop also features dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0, making it easy to connect to the internet or other devices.
Another impressive feature of the JOI Classmate 30 is its battery life.
The laptop can last up to eight hours on a single charge, which is more than enough for a full day of work or school.
The laptop also features fast charging technology, allowing you to quickly charge the device when you’re in a hurry.
Overall, the JOI Classmate 30 is an excellent choice for anyone who needs a powerful and versatile laptop that’s easy to carry around.
With its lightweight design, impressive performance, and long battery life, the JOI Classmate 30 is definitely worth considering.
My personal take on the laptop
I was recently given the JOI Classmate 30 laptop to be reviewed during my recent visit to Malaysia.
To be very honest, I had never heard of this brand prior to receiving the unit but upon inspecting the laptop further, it reminded me of my Lenovo laptop.
I had reverted to using my Apple laptop in 2020.
Using the JOI Classmate 30 felt like using the Lenovo since it is Microsoft Office-based.
You might be wondering how the transition went.
Pretty smooth I must say! I ran into some problems when I wanted to start the unit as I couldn’t get the @ sign to work properly.
I was then told that I had to switch the language settings from British English to American English and the @ sign miraculously appeared.
Once you key in your credentials like your email address and password, getting started is as easy as 1,2,3.
If you don’t have a Microsoft Outlook email account, you can still use your Gmail to sign in.
I did just that and within minutes had already completed my sign-in process and was good to go.
There is no Safari pre-loaded on this laptop as Microsoft browsers are known as Edge and I noticed a lot of Microsoft programs like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint already pre-installed on the laptop and you only need a product key to get it to work.
Working out the other specific parts of the laptop was rather easy, all you need to do was follow instructions, and walla everything would be in working order in no time.
Looking back, I didn’t encounter any problems with the setup except for the @ issue which was fixed easily.
All in all, I found the laptop easy to use but it did take a bit of adjustment as I’ve always been an Apple user.
There is a button that connects you immediately to Skype or any other virtual meeting.
As for the outlook, it is a normal-looking laptop without any fancy trimmings. That means it won’t be very attractive to anyone intending to steal the unit.
Despite the look, I found the laptop to be rather light weight with the battery lasting for at least a day.
As this laptop was made specifically for students, I find that the unit does the job well for its target market.
Some parents don’t have a big budget to spend on such gadgets especially if they have more than one child.
The JOI Classmate 30 covers computer usage which is needed by every student and it is affordable.
For all pricing and specifications go to education store itworld.com.my or gloo.com.my.
Here are the specs of the JOI Classmate 30
RM1,199.00 (normal price RM1,699.00) or four payments of RM299.75 with PayLater by Grab.
Durable learning device, with a rugged design that withstands drops from 2 feet, and dust; water resistant, smooth, and vivid display.
Faster and durable performance.
Processor: Intel® Core TM i3-1005G1 Processor
Memory: 4GB RAM
Graphics: Intel ® UHD Graphics 600
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro
Connectivity: Wifi + Bluetooth 5.0
Ports: 1x USB 2.0 port Type-A, 2x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A, 1 x RJ45, 1 x HDMI, 1 x VGA port, 1 x
Micro SD Card Reader, 1 x Combo Audio Jack, 1 x Kensington Lock
Warranty: One-Year Warranty
June Ramli is the editor of DailyStraits.com. To stay in touch with June, look her up on Twitter @junesairaramli