After a long wait, the Chuwi Hi13 is finally shipping out from Aliexpress at least according to users in the Hi13 forum thread. Online retailers like Banggood, Gearbest and Geekbuying etc all seem to still be waiting for stock, no doubt Chuwi is first shipping from their very own store before supplying the other retailers. According to Gearbest’s support ticket they hope to have stock next week.
If you’re unware, the Hi13 is the successor to the popular Hi12. The Chuwi Hi13 has a 3:2 ratio 13.5″ 3000 x 2000 resolution screen (Same panel as used in the Surface Book) 4GB of RAM and 64GB of eMMC storage. It has type-c with display out, quad speakers, Wireless AC and stylus support. And like the Hi12, it works with an optional keyboard and stylus. The Hi13 is powered by a new Apollo Lake Celeron N3450 a 14nm quad-core chip, much faster than the older cherry trail Atom’s use in the last gen models.
I plan to review this model of course, being a big fan of the Hi12 which I think was one of the best dual OS tablets to come out of China. I’m just waiting for it to ship, I hope to have one next week if possible with a keyboard and stylus to test out.