10 years ago, no one could have imagined that Chinese smartphones would win back
a huge market share from the world leaders in the production of these products. Now
Almost everyone knows Chinese brands of smartphones. These smartphones are known and loved
users, however, for some reason, when it comes to laptops, we start
winces. The time of low-grade Chinese goods is over and it’s time to get serious
refer to Chinese companies. In today’s review, I will talk about the Dere M12 laptop, which is a worthy
representative of this type of device.
Specifications Dere M12
Model: Notebook M12
Processor: Intel Celeron N5095
Number of cores: 4 cores
Frequency: 2.0GHz to 2.9GHz
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics
4k decoding: Support 4K video playback
Resolution: 2.5k (2560x1440p)
Dimensions: 15.6 inches
Matrix type: IPS
Memory capacity: 16 GB
Memory specifications: DDR4
Memory upgrade: not supported
Hard disk interface: M.2
Hard Drive Type: Solid State Drive
Hard disk capacity: 512 GB
HDD Upgrade: Support
WIFI: 2.4GHz/5GHz, 802.11a/ac/b/g/n
Packing and scope of delivery
laptop in a relatively small, uninformative cardboard box, on
which can only find an image of the device. No model information
manufacturer, and even more so about the technical characteristics of the laptop on the box
boxes, in the cushioning material of polyethylene foam is located
there is a small cardboard box with a charger, a simple USB hub and a mouse.
In addition, in
The package includes a quick start guide and a mouse pad.
In general, we can say that the delivery set is quite good.
The device is made of aluminium. The Dere logo is located in the upper left corner of the top cover.
There are three rubber feet on the bottom surface to ensure a secure
fixing the laptop on a horizontal surface. There is also a compartment for
M.2 solid-state drives, as well as a fairly large number of holes,
providing a cooling system for internal components.
all free space of the inner surface of the top cover occupies 15.6
which is 2560×1440, pixel density 141 PPI, aspect ratio 16:9 and
contrast ratio 1000:1. The manufacturer says that the display takes up 90.3% of
the area of the entire front surface. In the lower left corner there was a place for the camera.
The keyboard is located on the inside of the bottom cover. There is a place here
for 99 backlit keys. The backlight is a nice, pale neon color. a little
above the keyboard, in the upper right corner, there are three LED
activity indicator, just below the keyboard, in the right corner, is
a hole behind which the microphone is hidden. Takes up quite a lot of space
touchpad with integrated fingerprint sensor. The manufacturer promises
the sensor response time is only 0.5 s.
on one of the side surfaces there are RJ45 (Ethernet), Audio 3.5 mm, USB 3.0 connectors and a slot for memory cards of the format
opposite surface is a connector for connecting a network cable,
as well as USB ports
and USB Type-C.
The front and back surfaces are devoid of controls and design.
In general, the Dere M12 laptop has a classic design.
hardware component and
The device is based on the eleventh generation Intel Celeron N5095 central processor.
This processor is manufactured using a 10 nm process technology, equipped with four cores with
clocked at 2.9 GHz. The processor has 4 MB L3 Cache memory and has a TDP of
level 15 W. Integrated GPU acts as a graphics accelerator
Intel UHD Graphics up to 750 MHz. On board device
16 GB DDR4 LPDDR4x RAM installed as built-in memory
a 512 GB M.2 SSD is used.
An important feature of this model is an IPS matrix with a resolution
I want to mention that this model uses a fairly fast
fingerprint scanner (response time 0.5 s).
equipped with a dual-band Wi-Fi module (2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz, 802.11a/ac/b/g/n),
which is capable of providing a data transfer rate of 433 Mb / s. important
a feature is support for modern Wi-Fi 6. There is also a Bluetooth module
The operating system is the latest version of Windows 11.
In order to get more detailed information about the technical characteristics of the Dere M12, I used
In general, we can safely say that the declared hardware component
is completely true.
On the seller’s page, you can see information that the system uses an active cooling system with two fans.
By popular demand, I add a photo vnutryanki.
In total, let’s look at a 15.6” IPS display with a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels. Speak
There is no big deal about viewing angles. Almost all IPS matrices have chic corners
review and minimal color inversion. In our case, the matrix is not knocked out of
general list. I wanted to know how good the matrix is,
used in this laptop, how well it is able to transmit
colors. For these purposes, the display was tested using a calibrator
monitors X-Rite I1 Display Pro.
measurements indicate that the matrix that the Dere M12 is equipped with has very good
indicators. So it is capable of displaying 99.8% of the sRGB range, 80.6% of the Adobe RGB range and 95.8% of the DCI P3 color range.
test results, the laptop has a BOE NE156QHM-NY1 matrix, in
whose specifications indicate that its diagonal is 15.6”, native
2560×1440 resolution, 188 PPI pixel density, 165 Hz and transmission capability up to
on the measurement results, we see that the declared characteristics are close to the real ones.
The specification also indicates contrast: 1000:1, brightness: 300 cd / m², backlight:
SSD performance has been tested using the most
common application CrystalDiskInfo 8.0.0. The test results of the SSD drive are shown on
In general, we can say that a drive is installed inside the device,
with average characteristics, while it is able to provide high
already said before, Dere
dual-band Wi-Fi module with Wi-Fi 6 support. The performance of this module
determined at home when connected to the global Internet on
tariff plan 100/50 Mbps. Mesh system is used as a router
TP Link Deco X20. In order to assess the quality of the Wi-Fi module, only
one TP-Link Deco X20 station, the location of which can be seen on
image below. The same image shows the points where
measurement was made. The area of the apartment is 80 square meters. Testing
performed both in the 2.4 GHz band and in the 5.0 GHz band.
I want to make a small remark. Immediately after the device has been started
I had some difficulties with the operation of the Wi-Fi module. This manifested itself in
the laptop refused to see the 5.0 GHz Wi-Fi network for a while, and when working with a 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network, it constantly (once every 20-40
seconds) lost connection and refused to reconnect to the network. This problem
I decided to reinstall the wireless module drivers. However, another problem remained. At a distance of 7-15 meters from the router, the signal level of the Wi-Fi network was very low, and as a result, the connection speed dropped to almost zero. Unfortunately, the test results can be called a failure. It’s probably private
a problem that concerned specifically my device, but it took place.
I want to talk about the ability of this laptop to decode video files.
The power characteristics are quite enough to watch movies in the format
H.264 and the more modern H.265 format. Video from YouTube device
reproduces perfectly, and even video recorded in 4K format. Quality
The 2.5K display delivers an excellent image.
we are already talking about the quality of playback, I want to note quite decent
laptop speakers. They are moderately loud, and have a good
sound quality (for a laptop). Pretty good highs and mids.
Here I also want to note that the sound card driver required an update. Before
at this point during music playback, the speakers emitted intermittently
in my opinion, these difficulties are more related not to the device itself, but to the fact that
11, which comes with this laptop by default, is not yet complete
optimized, and drivers sometimes become crooked.
regarding autonomy. A sufficiently capacious lithium-polymer battery is installed inside the laptop.
battery, 38000 mAh. The capacity of this battery should be enough for 6
hours of continuous work. The manufacturer promises that the battery capacity
The battery is enough to watch the video for 8 hours, or to operate the device in
standby mode for 48 hours.
This statement has been empirically tested. The laptop had
YouTube video playback started, speaker volume set to
position 50% of power. In this mode, the laptop worked for about 7 hours.
12 minutes. The indicator is almost an hour less than stated, but here you can do
correction for the operation of the Wi-Fi module. I think local video
could play 10-15 minutes more.
Dere office applications
well enough, and it was quite expected, but here’s how the laptop behaves with
I have definitely been interested in games.
tradition, it was planned to launch World Of Tanks and GTA V games as tests on a laptop. Both games are very
popular with users, and the latter, which is also quite demanding on
gland. Unfortunately, the plans did not come true. There were a lot of difficulties with GTA V and the game on
the cut refused to start. Again, personally, I blame the raw Windows 11 for this.
In conclusion, several synthetic tests were carried out. With the results you can
check out the images below.
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overall dimensions and low weight;
with 2.5K resolution
RAM 16 GB;
Wi-Fi module with Wi-Fi 6 support;
battery life and battery life;
all major ports;
Windows 11 from
There are definitely problems with Wi-Fi;
Difficulty with initial setup.
you can say about Dere
this is quite a decent device, with good technical characteristics, and
most importantly, at an affordable price. If we compare the prices of laptops with similar
characteristics, the cost of devices from more famous brands sometimes
exceeds the cost of Dere
M12 in two and
more times. Of course, we can talk about better components, about
the name of the manufacturer and service, but the question is different. Is it worth it
Togo? Perhaps it’s easier to buy a cheaper Chinese counterpart, and after a couple of
years, if it fails, buy yourself a new, more modern device.
At the same time, I want to draw attention to the fact that this is my personal opinion.