Update#2. Chuwi Lapbook 12.3 arrived. My first impressions and unboxing are here.
Update: My Chuwi Lapbook 12.3 has shipped, so look for the unboxing hopefully Thursday if I get time or Friday (Depends on DHL too). I’m looking forward to getting my hands on this one. I see that the deal with the free accessories pack has been extended, just a tip make sure select it in the listing the gift pack for $0 as it’s not automatically selected or added! So I’m not even sure I got it with my order.
The Chuwi Lapbook 12.3 has launched and first stock is to be sold by Gearbest at a lower price of $319 with some free gifts (A cheap pouch, 8GB pen drive and mouse). The Lapbook 12.3 is a full metal Celeron N3450 laptop. It has 6GB of LPDDR3 RAM, 64GB eMMC 5.0, M.2 SSD slot for expansion, wireless AC and a 37Wh battery. The best part, it’s screen. The Surface Pro 4 and Surface Pro 2017 12.3-inch 3:2 aspect ratio screen. It’s not a touchscreen, but it will be just the screen, so no non-laminated glass gap or anything which should mean it will look great.
I was a little concerned about the impact it would have on the speed of the system such a high resolution, but if it’s anything like the Chuwi Hi13. It’s not slower really, in fact gaming was fast than other models running the same CPU.
There are 100 units at this lower $319 price, further Chuwi laptop and tablet deals can be found here. They have the Lapbook 14.1 for $235.99 and various other offers.
And if you’re wondering if we will get a tablet with that great screen there is the Chuwi SurBook, due for release in July. Now, if they would only release both a Core M3 laptop and tablet. Something with a little more power than the Celeron N3450 Apollo Lake would be nice.
And yes, I’ll be reviewing this Lapbook 12.3 in a few weeks when it arrives.