The Surbook Mini is due to be released today. This is a smaller version of the Surbook I reviewed. It’s built around the 1920 x 1280 3:2 aspect ratio Surface 3 screen. 450 nits bright and fully laminated, so this should be a decent display, exactly the same as my Surface 3 Atom Z8700 I had back in 2015 and it was a good panel. The screen also supports an active stylus, the Chuwi HIPen H2. Th...[Read More]
Chuwi's Surbook Mini is based around a 10.8" 1920 x 1280 3:2 aspect ratio Surface 3 screen. The screen is fully laminated and supports an active stylus (HiPen H2) and the tablet has an optional keyboard dock. The kickstand can recline as much as 125 degrees and the tablet has two USB 3.0 and one USB 3.1 type-C port with data, PD charging and video out. It weighs 770 grams and has an 8000mAh / 27Wh...[Read More]
As I reported in my Surbook unboxing video I noticed that the touchscreen wasn’t quite 100%. And after talking to Chuwi support about the insensitive touch issues I was having with my Surbook, they were aware of this issue on some first batch units. Mine was affected, not every touch input would register, resulting in a lot of typos using the on-screen keyboard and frustrating use. Well, the...[Read More]
Chuwi Surbook drivers, bios updates, EC updates, WIndows 10 image and touchscreen drivers. Touch screen fix.
This weekend has been a bit hectic, I’ve moved from the studio apartment in the center of town over to another apartment with air conditioning. The move was necessary for two main factors, the old place was far too expensive for the site & channel to support and lack of Airconditioning meant it was very hard with up to 35 degrees C temps indoors. And under the studio softbox lighting was...[Read More]
The Surbook arrived at the studio, most of the orders of the 128GB model have shipped if you’re one of the Indiegogo crowd funders. 64GB models to follow. The tablet has the typical Chuwi brown box packaging for the type cover and tablet. The stylus as I suspected is the same model as the Hi13’s the HiPen H3. Below is my unboxing and preview while I work on using it for a week or two b...[Read More]
The Chuwi SurBook is a 12.3" Apollo Lake Intel Celeron N3450 Windows 10 2-in-1. It's based around the Surface Pro 4 screen, a premium top tier IPS screen with 450 cd/m2 2736 x 1824 resolution. It has 6GB of RAM (2 x 3GB LPDDR3 chips) 64GB eMMC for storage and 2 x USB 3.0 ports (Full sized) It has a kick stand an optional type cover.
Update#2 – According to Chuwi France, the N3450 is just the initial CPU used in the Lapbook Air, so there is some hope still of a Core M3 version. Update: Specs updated and first hands-on video of the Lapbook Air shows a very nice looking design and build. Looks a lot like the Mi Notebook Air. Anyone understand Polish? Is it that a mini HDMI port or Type-C? I can see just by looking at the k...[Read More]
Some good news on the Chuwi Surbook front and some bad. Well, it’s not really bad. The shipping date has slipped to late July or August. Chuwi’s has produced a few units but still further tweaking is required hence the delay. So not a bad thing at all really, I prefer a more refined product than a rushed one with issues, anyone would. And the good news is they are going to use a copper...[Read More]
Chuwi posted today a video of the Surbook in action, this is the T2 prototype build. So not the final version, so it could be a little different from the final product once released. Here we get a good look at the type cover keyboard which looks a lot like the Surface Pro 3 one with the keys closer together. Personally, I like the island or chiclet style spaced out keys better as you’ll get ...[Read More]
Chuwi has sent through a couple of updates on the SurBook via IndieGoGo to the backers that ordered one. The new prototype is expected to finish this month, they have just added a Chuwi logo on the rear kickstand made from nickel sheet stamping method. The housing as seen in the photos looks good, still no word of if that screen is fully laminated or not. Specs of the Chuwi SurBook: 6GB of RAM, Wi...[Read More]
Update 24th of May: The Indiegogo page is now live. First 100 units are going at a lower price, after that it seems the put they price up. The page is here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/chuwi-surbook-affordable-2-in-1-intel-pc-tablet-3#/ Chuwi has a date when the Indiegogo crowdfunding page will go live, tomorrow the 24th. They have also posted the prices for the first 200 units. The first 2...[Read More]