Chuwi’s Aerobook Core M3 Laptop Updated With Type-C USB 3.1

Chuwi’s Aerobook Core M3 Laptop Updated With Type-C USB 3.1

After reaching their stretch goal on Indiegogo, Chuwi’s crowd-funded Aerobook a13.3″ laptop has been updated to now included a full spec type-C port. So this means, power, data and video output. A move which I’m sure most will be happy with, I hope there will now be a new stretch goal to include at least the Core M3-7Y30 or better yet the Core M3-8100Y? (Chuwi?) But the Core M3 6Y30 while now a bit dated still is single thread wise much faster than the Gemini Lake N4100.

The Aerobook gets a full spec Type-C port.

Storage options include SATA3 128GB, 256GB & 1TB SSD’s with all models shipping with 8GB LPDDR3 1866Mhz RAM and the 128GB base model starts from $399 now (Early birds got it for $379) I hope to get hold of one of these during my visit to Shenzhen so look out for some possible hands-on videos of the new laptop in China or with my Gearbest live stream. It’s very similar to the Lapbook SE, two USB 3.0 ports, mini HDMI, D/C 12v charging and an edge to edge backlit keyboard. But it has double the RAM and better performance.

The screen is a 13.3″ 1080p fully laminated IPS. The battery is a 38Wh battery and in my experience, the Core M3 never does well when it comes to battery life longevity. My guess would be 5-6 hours tops mixed doc and browsing use on Wifi. Chuwi claims up to 8 hours, but this is simple video playback which I can believe.

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12 Comments

  1. Does you had the time to do a Real review After the live from gearbest?
    I hope it is as good as the lapbook se.. this one look like a V2 to me🤞
    Wanted to buy it from indiegogo but customs fee’s wont make it a good Idea..

  2. Can some tell me how a devise like this one might handle Adobe Lightroom CC

  3. USB-C with DP (display port) and PD (power delivery/charge) capability should be standard on every device by now be it laptop, tablet, phone, monitor or tv.

    It seems odd they choose to put an outdated mini-HDMI port there instead of a Mini Display Port – however really neither is necessary at all as the USB-C handles it alone (you could use a usb-c to DP [or inferiorly a HDMI] adaptor cable to connect it to an old screen/tv which doesn’t have usb-c).

  4. I really like this laptop, but I question buying a computer without it being REVIEWED by someone…especially Chris here.
    The keyboard, the touchpad, but somewhat important would be the DISPLAY! What is the display’s BRIGHTNESS?

    So I emailed the Chuwi crowdfunding campaign 2 days ago asking that question. No reply yet.

    What does everyone think about buying a sight unseen complex system, with insufficient specs, and trust, lack of any real support, and an almost impossible return policy because of location.

    • I hope they use better SSD than Teclast. Cost me €90 to replace it, still I upgrade it to 256GB.
      Experience with Gearbest was horrible, no refund, no answer and it was out of my history.
      Price including taxes makes it not worth to by a non brand from China anymore, especially if you take to account that support is almost not existing.
      You can get an I5 8th generation here with 256GB/8GB for around €500 (Lenovo, Acer)
      OK not as stylish but you get local support, warranty etc. $400+tax would be the same price.
      Thinking of buying the new Huawei Matebook X pro. Other league I know.

    • Chuwi replied that the display’s brightness is 220cd/m2…

  5. As I already mentioned, you can easily buy a 3 years old business ultrabook for as little as 300€
    SO I really find little market for such a product at least here in Italy

    • Please give me some hints about models, my sister’s Macbook air just died yersterday. Any Thinkpad? I need good Linux support.

  6. Seems like a decent build aside from the rather old CPU. Preordered one and will be attempting a hackintosh 🙂

    Would be awesome to see release newer CPUs even if its at a higher price. Theres really a gap in the “entry-level with good build/design” products. This is definitely a step in the right direction, if it turns out good.

    Hope you get the chance to have a hands on with it.

  7. I imagine once Intel sort out their shortages, there will be a flurry of updated models with m3-8 processors or thus higher spec Gemini Lake chips, at the moment they have to take what they can get. I imagine Dell and Lenovo etc are willing and able to pay higher prices to get the better chips to sell in premium models.

  8. I really wish they’ve used Core M3-7Y30 or newer – they would already have my money, even if the price was steeper. Performance difference between M3-6Y30 and M3-7Y30 is quite noticeable (around 20%) and hardware decoding of H265 is quite a big advantage nowadays…

  9. I hope they use better SSD than Teclast. Cost me €90 to replace it, still I upgrade it to 256GB.
    Experience with Gearbest was horrible, no refund, no answer and it was out of my history.
    Price including taxes makes it not worth to by a non brand from China anymore, especially if you take to account that support is almost not existing

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