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Cube Thinker i35 – Core M3-7Y30 13.5″ Laptop With Surface Book Screen

Cube Thinker i35 – Core M3-7Y30 13.5″ Laptop With Surface Book Screen

Update: Offical Cube Thinker i35 release event info, price, release date and more here.

Cube just posted this on their YouTube account, the Cube i35 lapbtop. It’s a 13.5″ Core M3-7Y30 laptop based around the 13.5″ 3000 x 2000 Surface Book IPS touch screen. The laptop looks to have a thin metal build, will be fanless, has 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. I can also see in the video render a type-C port (Hopefully USB 3.1 like the i7 Book & Mix Plus) DC port for charging, 3.5mm jack and 2 x USB 3.0 ports?

It also has a fingerprint reader as part of the large touchpad for added security. It will run Windows 10. My guess is it will also have wireless AC and a 10,000mAh or 40W+ battery size. The camera is listed as front 0.2MP camera, I think that’s a typo. It would be 2.0MP front facing camera.

This one looks really interesting if the price is good of course, no info on pricing or the release date. What do you think? Something to take on the Xiaomi Mi Notebook series, if you’ve seen the Surface Book it’s a great screen. But I don’t think it’s going to be fully laminated in the Cube i35.

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  1. Hi everyone! It really looks like an owesome product. However I have some doubts which prevent me from buying it. Do you know if the screen shows any PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) for the brightness?

    Does anyone know if this machine can handle an NVMe ssd?

    Thank you in advance.
    I look forward to hearing from you.

  2. So there’s no preorder, no other news other than the teaser.

    Is this going to be released like much later than March ?

    I’m pretty much holding off from buying a laptop as I’m interested in this one!

    • Sadly no further info, but it should be out soon I hope. Maybe there is some production delay? When I know any news it will be posted on the site.

      • Thanks for the reply Chris.

        I was going to get the Xiaomi 13.5 but I really don’t need a video card for gaming.

        So do you think the Cube i35 is probably the better choice for the screen and performance over the Xiaomi 13.5?

        • This Cube won’t be faster I think than the 940MX GPU and i5 6500 it has. But it comes close the Core M3-7Y30 to the Core i5, impressive since it’s fanless.

          • Hey Blackburn thanks for stepping in.

            I mainly use my computer for the internet, I’ll sometimes have many tabs open on Chrome as well as office / Excel and maybe another program.

            I currently have a teclast x2 so I’d like to upgrade to something a bit more powerful and bigger.

            You think maybe specs like cube i35 would be perfect or is it better just to get the xiaomi 13.5? I’m digging that high-res screen!

        • Go for this, Core M3 is a step up and the 3000 x 2000 screen is very nice (Seen it in the Surface book) I just hope it will be released soon.

  3. Passive cooling = its running burning hot like the tablets? CPU & GPU feels bit underspec for such resolution and wonder if ram and ssd are changeable components…

    • If we was in 2014 yes, however, we are in 2017 with 14nm chips with 4.5W TDP’s.

  4. Contacted the manufacturer regarding the front camera resolution… Final specs for this device will only be confirmed by the middle of March !!!

  5. 850$

    • $850?? No way more like $550 to $600 if it is $850 it wouldn’t sell well.

  6. Any guess at the cost of this laptop

  7. Chris, which one will you choose from these, Celeron N3150 or Celeron N3350?

    • N3350, but if possible I would prefer the N3450 at least as it’s quad-core. The others are fine as dual cores, but you do notice they are a little slower at applications like Photoshop that can use the extra two cores.

      • If a brand officially sold it here (Indonesia) i’d prefer it. but since there’s still no oem sell it here, i’ll choose N3350 since i need my tablet replacement asap

  8. Specs look good.

    If the screen is matte, it could be a win over the Xiaomis, if the screen is glossy but touch-capable, it would be a win as well.

    • My thoughts exactly…a matte screen would upgrade the value and use of the device in an instant. No need to match the “big players” in every bit of spec, they just need to make the right choices.
      …which for some reason are very-very obvious to the users, and they don’t cost much, but manufacturers are doing their best to mess it up for us, most of the time.

    • It’s a glossy touch screen so at least a step up over the Xiaomi’s Mi Notebooks which are glossy but non-touch.

      • the bigger step up is the aspect ratio

        • True, I do prefer the 3:2 ratio and will have this i35 and Chuwi’s Hi13 when released.

  9. Wow. It looks great.

    But the screen opens just 180 degrees? So no Yoga feature?

    • Looks like it goes back about 170 degrees only, not a Yoga style which is a shame.

  10. Chris, It would be cool if you could test Linux on any of these Core M 7th gen devices. (Do it with 17.04 daily, if possible, as with Apollo Lake, you may need a recent kernel)

    Thanks to cnxsoftware we now know that Apollo Lake is linux friendly. I am willing to know about Core M too, mainly for the 8GB RAM too.

    • I should work fine with modern distros using modern kernels (so no Linux Mint, which is always based on the last Ubuntu LTS kernel).

      • Having wasted money on a Baytrail device, I’m holding off on Apollo Lake until there’s lots of evidence that Linux runs perfectly, not just appears to run ok.

  11. simply wow

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