Update #2 Confirmed by Chuwi France, Core M3. Great news. I was worried it was an Apollo Lake again, maybe there will be a cheaper Apollo Lake version. But Core M3 it is. This premium build, a fully laminated screen with slim bezels and a backlit keyboard it’s stacking up to be a very promising laptop from Chuwi and their first Core M3 product. I’ll be reviewing this one as soon as I can order it from somewhere. Many thanks to George for the tip off via twitter.
Great so it is a Core M3! And not Apollo Lake, unless there are two versions! Didn't make too much scene to have a premium Apollo Lake again https://t.co/GstGkrrvIb
— TechTablets (@TechTabletscom) August 16, 2017
Update: Thanks to Dimitri for this link. More info from QQ, my Google translate isn’t working. I can, however, read that it’s got an SSD, but
Apollo Lake is clearly mentioned. And it seems to have D/C charging and no type-c. Real shame about the lack of Core M3! I hope that changes.
Not much is known about this one, the new Chuwi Lapbook Air it’s called. It’s based around a 14.1″ screen no word on the resolution but it is fully laminated so glass covered, glossy and reflective. Full metal build with a backlit keyboard & lid logo, only 6mm thin at the thinnest point, weighs 1. 3 kilos and from the pictures, I can tell it’s got two USB 3.0 ports. Hopefully, on the left side it will have USB 3.1 type-C, HDMI out and another USB 3.0, plus MicroSD slot.
So absolutely nothing on the specs. Maybe it’s not confirmed yet, but my guess would be they wouldn’t use another Apollo Lake, not with a backlit keyboard and OGS screen. They are looking for a more premium offering, a Cube Thinker i35 or Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 12.5 competitor?
I think this is finally their first Core M3 device (About time) 8GB of RAM? 128GB or greater SSD? Wireless AC is a must and hopefully a decent 42wh+ battery?
Once I find out more I’ll let you know. What would you like to see in the Chuwi Lapbook Air? And like I keep saying and seeing, things are only getting better… If a bit more expensive. My guess is we will be lucky to see this under $400, but I hope I’m wrong.