Chuwi’s Making a Notebook, The LapBook!

Chuwi’s Making a Notebook, The LapBook!

So it seems Chuwi’s saw the success of the Jumper EZbook 2 and decided to create their own laptop, called the Chuwi Lapbook. This Atom X5  Z8300 powered notebook has 4GB of RAM, 64GB eMMC and runs Windows 10. It’s got a large 10,000 mAh battery, Wireless AC ,Bluetooth 4.0 and HDMI out. Sadly no Z8350 or wireless AC.

It’s 15.6 inches with a 1080p screen, styling looks very MacBook-ish. One thing I discovered reviewing the Jumper EZbook 2 is without a touch screen and the right optimized drivers the Atom X5 Z8300 can feel a lot quicker in a laptop. I’m hoping without the touch hardware the same will go for this LapBook.

It’s up for preorder at $241.73

Source: GearBest listing

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14 Comments

  1. I’d love to see a newer atom 350 here, a usb type-c for charging (instead of just DC out) that would be more competetive. Also 1860g is too heavy. Jumper ezbook 2 seems like a better option right now, especially considering they switched to newer atom.

  2. I really like the design, at least in renders. At Geekbuying it’s already on sale for $199.

  3. “It’s got a large 10,000 mAh battery, Wireless AC ,Bluetooth 4.0 and HDMI out. Sadly no Z8350 or wireless AC.”

    Wireless AC or no? Which one is it?

    Hm. No touchscreen so no heavy glass weighing it down; 22mm and almost 2 kilos, neither “ultra thin” nor “ultra light”. Actually rather Fat ‘N Heavy.

    • Both a no. “no Z8350 or wireless AC” It’s not light or thin. But might be okay as a laptop for light work, as long as the keyboard and touchpad are good.

    • If the weight is accurate, it is comparable to a Dell XPS 15, which is not bad for a 15.6″.
      It is vastly less powerful, but it is also 1/10th the price, meaning you can take it to places and for uses you would not risk a XPS 15 (or a MacBook).

      • Exactly, it might be okay for light tasks and a cheap alternative.

  4. Hmmm, given the screen is not touch capable, maybe it is a matte one? That could be a significant plus in my book.

    • I hope it is, the EZBook 2 has a matte anti-glare one and quite a good 1080p panel. Hope it’s not glossy.

      • I asked on gearbest if the screen was matte or glossy, and I got as reply “Is the screen glossy.”.
        Someone else asked as well and got an off-topic answer…

  5. The screen and battery size is nice but no touchscreen, AC-Wifi, or USB-C, plus that weakish Z8300. Might be OK with a faster running Linux distro. Does it use the Realtek RTL8723bs wifi NIC?

    • If you review it, it might be nice to see inside if the WiFi card can be upgraded and the eMMC storage beyond 64GB.

    • I would say so, 90% of this stuff uses that chip or the Broadcom wireless N.

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