Update #2: we have a new video, a hands-on with the Minibook from Chuwi. Great to see a nice amount of power in such a small form factor with PCIe SSD and full spec Type-C port. Which means a single port to connect it up to charge, a monitor and data all at the same time. Making it an ideal mobile desktop, I just hope the thermals and battery life will hold up. That will all be tested when I review it maybe next month.
Update: Chuwi’s posted some real photos of the product, for those looking for a touchscreen compact Windows 10 PC this does look very promising. There will be two versions now it seems a cheaper Celeron N4100 version and the Core M3-8100Y 8th gen version. It’s soon to be listed on Indiegogo in just over two weeks. And if you sign up you can get 25% (Details below)
Chuwi’s got a new laptop coming with specs we’re after but in a smaller size. This 8″ compact pocket laptop called the Chuwi Minibook will be launching on Indiegogo soon and if you sign up you get the early bird 25% discount. It’s powered by the 8th gen Core M3-8100Y and has 8GB of DDR4 RAM. Something we should have had in the Aerobook or Lapbook Pro…Chuwi clearly isn’t listening (Unless it’s already planned, they now have 8100Y stock?)
Anyway, this laptop has a 360-degree hinge,type-C USB 3.1 with PD support, USB 3.0 port, and MicroSD slot. The storage is 128GB of eMMC 5.1 spec but there is a 2242 sized M.2 SSD slot inside for storage upgrades.
The screen is a touch one with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 and it has a 26.6Wh battery Chuwi claims will last 8 hours and the TDP of the Core M3-8100Y is set to a higher 8W TDP. It’s fan cooled allowing that high power limit. Overall it looks like a tweaked version of the GPD and OneNote pocket laptops.