My Chuwi HiBook arrived on Friday, but with so many devices to unbox and review (PiPo X10 still to go) I’ve only just got around now to unboxing it and taking a peak. Here’s the video below:
Now you might recall that it was released a few months back in China. I held off buying one as I heard it had some sleep and driver issues in Windows. Now apparently all fixed up this second batch is now going to be on sale over at Banggood. They will have a special on it for $199 starting next week.
My first impressions are good as expected, but with and one thing I didn’t expect. The screen is really nice, premium even. I’ve seen plenty of screens now and it’s as sharp of not sharper than my Surface Pro 4 screen. Good colors, nice blacks, 400+ Nits bright and OGS which is what makes all the difference. No ugly gap, I hope this starts off a new trend to use fully laminated displays in more Chinese tablets. It’s one of my biggest complaints is non-laminated displays.
It’s all good, but 2560 x 1600 isn’t going to play well with Android games that run at native resolutions. I’ll be sure to check that out. And what I didn’t expect to find is my HiBook keyboard doesn’t fit! The docking support tabs are taller and this doesn’t let it completely lock into place. (Hmm, maybe I could cut them to make it fit?)
I’ll have more on the Chuwi HiBook Pro soon.