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Realme launches its MacBook Air lookalike, the Realme Book

Realme Book Sli Grey
Realme Book Sli Grey (Image credit: Realme)

What you need to know

  • Realme announced its first laptop today, the Realme Book.
  • Much like Realme's smartphones, the Realme Book aims to deliver high value for its price.
  • Realme also announced the GT Master Edition and GT Explorer Master Edition smartphones.

Realme officially announced its first laptop today, the Realme Book. Details about the Realme Book were teased by the company before the laptop's launch, but we now know the confirmed specs of the device. The Realme Book runs on an 11th Gen Intel CPU alongside Intel Iris Xe graphics. It features a 2K 14-inch display with a 3:2 aspect ratio.

The Realme Book features up to 16GB of dual-channel LPDR4x RAM and up to 512GB of PCIe SSD storage. The Intel Core i5 version of the Realme Book has a Thunderbolt 4 port. Both the i3 and i5 versions have an audio jack, one USB-A port, and one USB-C port.

The two HARMAN speakers of the Realme Book support DTS HD stereo sound, and the laptop's microphone supports noise cancellation.

Realme emphasizes the thinness of its first laptop. When closed, it's only 14.9 mm thick. The 14-inch laptop weighs 1.38kg, which is around the same weight as some of the best Windows laptops. It also supports 65W Super-Fast Charge technology and gets up to 11 hours of battery life, according to Realme.

The design of the Realme Book is reminiscent of the MacBook Air, which is likely on purpose.

Realme also announced the GT Master Edition and GT Explorer Master Edition smartphones today. You can connect the Realme Book to supported phones with Realme's PC Connect feature.

The Realme Book has a starting price of $749. It will go on sale in India on August 30, 2021 for ₹46,999 (about $633) for the Core i3 model and ₹59,999 (about $808) for the Core i5 model.

Sean Endicott
Sean Endicott

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.

3 Comments
  • Not going to buy a Chinese laptop no matter what the price... Just got my daughter a Mac Book Air and am happy to pay the extra not to support the Chinese regime... Not an Apple fan myself and tried to persuade her to get a Surface or Razer Book to no avail... Have a Razer Blade Stealth myself...
  • "Just got my daughter a Mac Book Air and am happy to pay the extra not to support the Chinese regime" So you're combatting China by buying from a company that produces ("assembles") its goods... in China? A company that gives China mountains of business per annum?
  • I am with you in respect to not supporting China, but almost all our tech is made in China. Sadly.