Chuwi Aerobook Pro 15.6″ 4k, Iris Graphics Laptop Launches Tomorrow

Chuwi Aerobook Pro 15.6″ 4k, Iris Graphics Laptop Launches Tomorrow

Update: Tomorrow the Aerobook Pro kicks off on Indiegogo and it will cost $499 USD.

Releases from the Chinese brands have been slow, but Chuwi today posted on Twitter their new laptop release coming in 22 days via Indiegogo crowdfunding. The Chuwi Aerobook Pro is their fastest laptop yet, with an Intel Core i5 6287U 28W SoC up to 3.50 GHz turbo and Intel’s more powerful Iris 550 Graphics. This chipset is dated still a big step up over the low-end Gemini Lake or Apollo Lakes used before. Especially in terms of GPU performance as this chip has some dedicated eDRAM and supports 4k60hz.

Which is what the display is, a 15.6″ 4k 100% sRGB panel. No word if it is matte or glossy but my guess is a glossy panel like in the Herobook. Other specs include two M.2 2280 bays of which one is filled with a 256GB SATA3 SSD loaded with Windows 10 and one of the slots does support NVMe/PCIe. The battery is finally a big one (Well for Chuwi) 60wh instead of the typical 37Wh we see. It comes with 8GB of DDR4 RAM and has a full metal build.

The Aerobook Pro weighs 1.53 kilos and is 15.9mm thick. Not bad for a 15.6″ laptop. It looks to have a backlit keyboard similar to the Aerobook, but with a number pad. And the touchpad looks very big with possible top firing speakers either side of that backlit keyboard. For ports, it has a full spec Type-C with video out support (Should be 4k60 using DisplayPort) data and possibly PD 2.0 charging support. MicroSD is my guess, 2 x USB 3.0 ports and HDMI 1.4A (4k30 max)

No word on pricing, but you can sign up now on Indiegogo for 25% off once the laptop is live on the crowdfunding site. Looks okay, but I would have loved to have seen at least an 8th gen CPU like the Core i5 8250U, even if it doesn’t have the Iris GPU. My guess is the cost of the newer hips was too much for Chuwi so they got a good deal on this old SoC. But Hackintosh users might like the idea of this CPU as it’s used in the old 13″ MacBook Pro.

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9 Comments

  1. Seems like any old intel CPU is being chucked into new chinese laptops
    Wish there were more amd ones!

  2. @Chris
    few years ago the chinese manufactuers were launching lot of laptop with a 3:2 display.
    but at that time the genral construction quality was too weak.
    Now the quality has increased, but they gave up on 3:2 displays…..
    Is there any upcoming 3:2 laptop from China?
    I don’t want to pay more than 1000E for a Huawei or a Surface (I know they’re worth the price, but I want something cheap for traveling)

  3. Since 6th gen Core CPU can run Windows 7… Has anyone tried it?

  4. Anywhere to get detailed specs of this thing? 4K display is nice, but I’m partial to only fully laminated glossy ones myself.
    Also, make sure you get the “secret” price of $499 (instead of $529) if you crowd fund this on Indiegogo.

  5. But you have to wait till June to get the machine. Too long.

  6. When they are willing to give away a 1/4 discount for yet to be released product. You know the price will be ballooned significantly. Don’t like this Chuwi’s tactic one bit.

  7. Some Chinese manufacturers are currently offering AMD Ryzen based laptops, they are not cheap though. Please check 2019 Huawei Honor MagicBook Notebook 14, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U 8GB 256GB/512GB SSD, 2020 HUAWEI HONOR MagicBook 15, Laptop 15.6″ AMD Ryzen 5 3500U 8G RAM 256/512GB on Aliexpress or Xiaomi RedmiBook Laptop 14, AMD R7-3700U 8GB RAM DDR4 512GB SSD, Xiaomi RedmiBook Laptop 14, AMD R5-3500U 8GB RAM DDR4 512GB SSD on Banggood. WiFi 6: if your laptop supports M.2 connector for the WiFi card use Intel AX200 (with WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0) or Killer AX1650 (with WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1).

  8. According to Chuwi forums the price will be $599

  9. Any news if Chinese manufacturers are going to use AMD processors such as the Ryzen 5 3500u? Also is WIFI 6 worth waiting for? Thanks.

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