Chuwi’s latest notebook is on sale the Gemibook. This $299 laptop for the price has a lot going for it. 2k 3:2 aspect ratio screen with 99% sRGB, 12GB of DDR4 RAM, spare M.2 2280 SSD slot, and NVMe support. Type-C display out @ 4k60hz. Backlit keyboard and a questionable build (Those Chuwi laptop hinges that don’t seem to last for more than a year or two) This one is powered by the Celeron J4115, Gemini Lake Refresh SoC. 2.5Ghz max, quad-core, and it has a 10W power limit with fan cooling. For light computing, these quad-core SoC do okay and very old games like Counter-Strike on the lowest of setting. Native hardware decoding of VP9 and HEVC means they play most high-quality 4k clips without any issues or lag.
The screen looks to be fully laminated and is in fact the same 3:2 ratio screen found in the $1000+ Huawei Matebook 13 and the keyboard is backlit which looks like the Lapbook Pro’s keyboard or very similar.
Other specs include a USB 3 port, MicroSD reader, and a 38Wh battery. Chuwi hasn’t sent me one of these so It doesn’t look like I’ll be reviewing it. The $299 deal can be found here on Aliexpress.
The Chuwi Larkbox is also on sale for $169. This is an HDMI 2.0 tiny mini PC with 6GB of DDR4 RAM and 128GB eMMC. It’s powered by the same Same Celeron J4115.