The newest crowd-funded item from Chuwi, the Aerobook is a 13.3″ Windows 10 laptop. It’s got 8GB of RAM, a 128GB SSD. The build is metal and it has a slim bezel “Full-view” OGS screen with slim 5mm side bezels. The laptop’s weight is just 1.25 kilos. (Lapbook SE is 1.4 kilos) The chipset is a Core M3-6Y30, yes the 6th gen 14nm SoC with Intel 515 HD integrated GPU. Seems Intel’s 14nm shortage on newer chips is the cause?
While it doesn’t handle native VP9 and HEVC decoding at least this CPU is faster than the Gemini Lake N4100. It will be fine for light office tasks and some light older games at least, The battery is a 38Wh one and it has two USB 3.0 ports, MicroSD reader and wireless AC. Charging via a D/C 12v port.
The laptop will be available to back on IndieGoGo next month and the early backers will be able to pick it up for $379. If it’s the same ODM as the Lapbook SE it will be a nice laptop for sure. But I would have really preferred to see the new 8th gen Core M3-8100Y in this and maybe a couple of SO-DIMM slots. That’s the next move these laptops need.