Let’s talk about Neo Laptops. I was assigned by our head administrator to be kind of enough to review his Laptops performance (which is a Neo Vivid 2121 Black Notebook), but before Iproceeded with the review of his Neo Laptop, I took a look at the specs, and then checked the internet about what other people have to say regarding this brand of Laptop. People say, that the specs go along very well with the Neo brand, but most likely all results have something in common, it’s either the Technical Support or the Neo Laptop itself that they’ve had problems with. So if you want to read the review, here it is!
I was really shocked and coud not believe all the negative testimonials and shout outs that I have read about these kinds of Laptops and it’s very intruiging on how Kevin was able to end up with a Neo Vivid 2121. He used to be someone who is very well informed about the world wide web and the happenings on the internet, why didn’t he conduct a prior search before hunting the Laptop that would accompany him for the next couple of Months? I guess that these questions will be left unanswered for now as he is fast asleep.
In contrast to Kevin’s local personal computer, I have to say that his Neo Laptop performance is very well and very fast, but I sure bet that there are some other brands that can do better, it’s really just that the price is very eye catching. But how anout the quality? Speaking about the performance that I refered to above, is about the usual things, playing music, watching a movie, browsing through folders and all other things a casual computer and internet user would do. But how about the more specific and hardcore stuff?
I noticed this Laptop not having any NVIDEA card, but still the Videos play nicely and open up swiftly, but when it comes to games, there’s where the fun ends. I tried to play Dota, and I experienced a heavy lag for a moment that vanished a couple of minutes into the game, it could have also been a factor that I have left the Google Desktop application open. But really, for people who are up to enjoy a nice game? The Neo Vivid 2121 Notebook Laptop is just not your thing, it’s not good enough.
Moving on, erase the word mobility if you’re looking up to have this Laptop running for a couple of hours without a AC Adapter, the battery lasts less than an hour with minimal tasks and ends up in just a few minutes if you’re surfing the net via WiFi or playinga a local game, note, with the sounds disabled and the screen running on it’s least bright. Can you still consider something like this as mobile? No wonder Kevin didn’t brought his Laptop during our gimik a few hour ago, and no wonder why he kept on asking me how long a Laptop endures away from any electric source. His problems speak for itself.
What’s impressive about the Neo Laptop is that it comes with Windows Vista Home Basic and plays a big asset to the offer the Neo Laptops, it really attracts a lot of people and even got me hooked for a while when I checked out the new control panel features and more, but that sounds more on a Windows Vista asset rather than the Laptop specs, doesn’t it?
So far with good five days into the usage of this Laptop of his and the availability of more than 150GB of HDD, I have to say that the Laptop plays pretty well along and as long as there’s a electric source near him, nothing could go wrong. It’s just that the Laptop isn’t as mobile as the other brands in specific. I can’t say much about the Neo Technical Support since I haven’t filed any ticket (yet) and don’t see any reason why I neither Kevin should do so in the next couple of months.
What really concerns me is the negative feedback about the brand on the internet, I haven’t found a single positive response regaring the Neo Laptops, well let this be one of the first, and good luck with the continous growth of this kind. Anyways, those feedbacks are already over an year old and might not be applicable today anymore, but one thing for sure, that I have been mentioned already over and over in the above, is the mobilitiy of this Laptop, which isn’t quiet mobile and just making him yet another Home Computer, just that it’s in the Notebook style.
For those who would like to have a nice spec computer that match your needs, I do recommend this kind of Laptop, just be sure there’s electricity around you, else your Neo Latop might suddenly die. The prices are pretty much cheap, it’s quiet obvious since its a Philippine brand, but, could this Philippine branded Laptop end up to be yet another poor Philippine made product. or will the saying, what you pay is what you get to this amazingly cheap Laptop?
Don’t worry, we’ll keep you on track whenever there might be something wrong going on with his Neo Vivid 2121 Laptop.
planning to buy 2 units of Neo but a different model, the one with 15.4″ LCD. is it advisable for office use? just excel and word mostly. what do you think of Neo B2200N?
oops. pang teens pala ito. oldie na me. hehe.
i what os does he use because i think that vista sp1 has some problems with softwares it usually picks software that it want !!! just like mine hehe!!! hui!! chippy
I just brought a Neo Vivid V1193 2 days ago. well, I was planning on buying Hp's Mini note but since Neo IS indeed a lot cheaper, I ended up buying it instead. There are things I do regret about buying this one though. There's no bluetooth and you have to turn on your wifi EVERY TIME you turn your laptop on.
I like this laptop. But I do worry about it sometimes, coz… it's a Philippine brand. I just hope it won't go nuts on me one day…
you can make the wifi turn on during boot by changing your BIOS setup.
This is a crappy review about Neo Laptops. First of all, the grammar and spelling are horrendous. Second, get your facts straight. NVIDEA? Is that a new brand or are you talking about nVIDIA?
Laptops are not supposed to be used for high end games but if you must insist on using a laptop for games then be prepared to spend approximately 150K-200K for this awesome laptop (17″ LCD screen,Quad Core processor, 4GB memory, 2GB dedicated video card memory, 500GB HD, Blu-Ray Drive, and the common laptop specs).
To Shanester-sama: Just a reminder: You are commenting on a review which is accessible to almost anyone on the web. I would suggest that you be more polite in writing your critiques to give whatever you've got to say (if there is) a sense of credibility. Also, in contemporary public communication, spelling and grammatical errors, coined words and phrases may be forgiven as long as the message or the concept was delivered in a manner that is easy to comprehend.
To the author of this review: Considering the minimal spelling and grammatical errors, I would have to say that I found your piece particularly helpful in my research on cost-effective and office-efficient laptops. Thank you.
We bought a NEO B3185 and it’s running well and fast. At 2 Gig, Core 2 duo and Windows Vista, it’s quite cheap na at 33k.
*typo on your introduction.
an…18 year old
wala lang, im sure you just missed it. OC kasi ako haha
i’ve been running…since…
it has been looking good ever since
i have the Neo Vivid v1100. napanalunan ko sa raffle sa office. first item na napanalunan ko sa raffle sa 20 years of existence ko (irreleveant).
1.6 Ghz Intel Atom processor
Windows XP basic (registered)
built in card reader and webcam w/ mic
approx 3 hours battery life (shorter pag naka wifi)
built in wifi
no optical drive
sa price range na 17.5K-21K (depende sa pagbibilhan), OK na ito.
i don’t usually use this for games. internet browsing lang talaga. and so far, wala pa namang problems..
does anyone here ever had a problem with a nvidia gpu equipped laptop?
ive heard that laptops with nvidia gpu's specifically the 8 series have defects because they easily over heat
balita ko madali daw marira ang NEO, gusto ko ngang bumile niyan pero nagbago na ang isip ko
i just bought a Neo laptop last week, its OS is Windows 7-Ultimate for 25k only…so far, so good..i hope..
At least provide the links of sites that you based your entry. If not, conduct your own benchmark tests.
V1193 running windows 7.
please help. is the Neo B3230 any good. I'm planning to buy one.
im planning to buy a laptop…what particular brand can you recommend? apparently im looking at the NEO brand of laptop (regardless of model…as long as the cheap one) then you have a review about NEO laptop particularly the NEO VIVID 2121? will you please enlighten me about this? please reply me to my email add. thanks and God bless you always!
already sent you an email
I've got a neo laptop and i have it for almost a year. Performance is really good, never had a problem. My only complain is the battery because it only lasts for 2 hours or less. I use this laptop almost 12hours a day and sometimes i just leave it on for 24hours so i guess it's really a reliable one.
bought a neo black b3230 ystrday…so far so good. but i right away noticd the miniml batt power. syang ung specs if it always rely on electricty. ngaun pa na n d2 smn, 6 hours ung brownout evryday. nwe, ok lng un. who wouldnt go for a 2GB RAM at such lower price cmpard 2 d brandd ones?
Laptops are supposed to be really portable and one measure of portability is battery life. I've had two models of these and they have given me incessant heartaches with their inadequate battery life. Although I find them particularly tough (dropped them lots of times) they still work fine. If you're planning to use them around the house with the power cable constantly plugged in like a desktop PC, well and good.Otherwise, steer clear of this brand. It'll die on you when you'll be making the most important presentation of your life.
I bought a neo laptop before. It did not last long despite of the extra care given to it. I should have listen to my other friends who advised me not to buy neo branded laptops. They experience common problems as well. I really regret. I don't trust your brand anymore.
i always look for laptop reviews on the internet before buying a new one, `~~
Neo is indeed good for basic computer needs but if you are planning to buy a laptop for network gaming or some kind of online gaming then I must say that it is not recommended for such activities. 🙂
It’s always good to read reviews about any type of product before buying one, my take on people who are thinking of buying a Neo laptops. I bought a Neo 3 years ago, got a Neo basic for 20K and it worked well for me despite of how careless I am with these machines. I sold mine for 8K less than a month ago, and the buyer still found value for money. A laptop is a laptop, so if you’re Filipino support Philippine made products and you’ll be glad to see them achieving world class recognition. I just started working for Neo Today, I’m glad I’m doing my part in bringing a Filipino product out of its shell and into a whole new level of excellence. Be proud to be a Filipino and start patronizing our very own products. Cheers and respect to all.
I just bought a NEO basic and I found out that it has no bluetooth. Yet I still have no problems using it except the one I mentioned earlier. Hope they can incorporate bluetooth on their next batch of release.
basic b3140 n, biwisit na laptop tong nabili ko sa neo pang isang taon lng ang gamit walang kwenta sakto kung kelan ncra tapos na warranty,
i need to buy a laptop with the ff specs:
14inch or 13inch screen
i5 or i7 processor
1Gig or 2Gig graphics card , definitely a must
4Gig to 8Gig Ram
I need it to be very dependable and costumer service must be good,
p.s no vaio brand, they say its crap, not very dependable
I think there’s a new NEO Elan series that would fit you.
i had a neo laptop one year before graduating college. i bought it to help me with my thesis. for three years It served me really well, the laptop. until I sold it last year, I really missed it since it was my very first laptop and I havent had any major problems with It. It had WindowsXp, Puppy Linux and Sidux ( a Linux variant) all installed at the same time. Yes, customer service really sucks
Thanks for the fast reply, Kevin. I’ll search for its (neo elan) specs on the net, thanks again.
There’s a whole series called “Elan” but I’ve seen the latest billboard of them just today of a NEO Elan that sports the following:
2GB VRAM (NVIDIA)
i7″ 2nd Gen
I can’t speak so high of their quality build, because I have not owned any of their newer models, but spec-wise, it’s a monster! (di ko alam ang specific name, puro random letters and numbers kasi ang naming nila, lol)