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Chuwi HiBook Android Review (Video)

Chuwi HiBook Android Review (Video)

Chuwi’s HiBook is the twin of the Cube iwork10 Ultimate, sharing many features and the same keyboard. But the HiBook has a few minor changes, like a Type-C port, no stylus support and left and right speakers as opposed to both of the right of the tablet like the iwork10 Ultimate.  In this video review, I cover the Android side of things, Windows will be covered in a separate video. Most of these pros and cons of the HiBook will also apply to the tablet in general so also in Windows 10 Home.

Note, that I applied the bios update that fixed any Wifi disconnection issues in Android. And with the 2560 x 1600 resolution HiBook Pro on the way soon, I expect Android gaming performance will take a huge hit driving that high-res panel. This is a trade-off for that sharper fully laminated display.

Pros:
Good build and keyboard dock.
Bright 1920 x 1200 (328 lux screen)
Stock like ROM with removable bloatware
Approximately 5 hours battery life (3 hours gaming non-stop)
Good performance for an Atom X5 Z8300
Loud speakers

Cons:
USB Ports on the dock will not power a 2.5″ HDD
USB Type-C port offers no real benefit
Larger air gap in the screen Vs the Cube iwork10 Ultimate
Wifi signal is weaker than the iwork10 Ultimate

Video tech reviewer and tech blogger. I have a huge interest in the latest tech, tablets, laptops, mobiles, drones, and even e-scooters. Active in the tech community since 2008 days of the Omnia i900 Windows phone. Samsungi8910omnia.com, Samsunggalaxysforums.com founder from way back.

10 Comments

  1. Unfortunatly, that’s Chuwi and not Cube

  2. BTW the upside of the keyboard is mostly in metal and not plastic. Only the underside is in plastic.

  3. Did you fix the issue you had with ur usb type-c port? My two Hibook powers external 2.5 driver without issue, though the port seems a little bit sensitive, so you need to have really good USB type-c connectors to get it to work. Some off my USB type-c hubs wont work on this tablet due to them not following the standard (I guess) for how the USB type-C connector should look like, most of them are too short..

    • My two USB 2.0 ports do not power HDDs that’s the issue. Type C port will, but only at USB 2.0 speeds.

  4. Good review as usual.

    Just bought this compo.
    Have you tested the tablet with a 128 GB TF card?
    Can the TF card storage be used for Windows 10 and Android?
    Is a TF card like the SANDISK Ultra microSDXC 128 GB or a USB stick like the SanDisk Ultra Fit 128GB faster?

    • I have a Samsung 128GB Pro+ arriving tomorrow from Amazon, I’ll see if it works. My 64GB Sandisk Extreme works and 16GB Samsung 16 Evo.

  5. Isn’t release date April of 2016 instead of 2015?

  6. Does the HiBook & the iWork 10 Ultimate have built in the same panel? Then the brightness should be similar?

    • No, the iwork10 Ultimate has a similar panel, but it has a large gap in the glass on the HiBook and the Cube has pressure-sensitive stylus support.

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