Seems the shortage of Intel 14nm chips like the Gemini Lake is forcing manufacturers to use old, dated chipsets. Like this Atom X5 Z8350 which is in what looks like otherwise a good laptop. A 14.1″ laptop similar to the Lapbook SE with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Called the Herobook, it has a large touchpad and full-sized keyboard like the Lapbook SE’s. The HeroBook has a 38Wh battery so paired with the older Z8350 should be good for 9-10 hours even. It has USB 3.0, USB 2.0 a MicroSD card reader, 3.5mm jack and D/C charging.
Just puzzles me as to why they have gone with an almost 3-year chipset even if there is a shortage. Maybe an AMD APU chipset would have been better? I’m sure they got it cheap, but the Atom X5 doesn’t have native VP9 and HEVC video codec decoding, no HDMI 2.0 support and it’s much slower than the likes of the Celeron N4100. Chuwi is also rumored to have a Core M3 notebook in the works, I hope one is coming soon.
Other than the CPU the rest of looks okay, the same build and quality as the Lapbook SE and even a matte anti-glare 14.1″ 1080p screen.