CHUWI is taking an unusual approach with the vision of the Surbook and launched a campaign on the Crowdfunding platform Indiegogo, already at the beginning of the year. To this end, the Chinese manufacturer received a lot of encouragement, reaching 2608% of the required funds. Now the surface clone can also be pre-ordered via the normal shops.
- CHUWI SURBOOK 64GB ROM + 6GB RAM
- CHUWI SURBOOK 128GB ROM + 6GB RAM
CHUWIs Surbook is in direct competition with Microsoft’s surface and resembles this not only from the name. Price is however significantly cheaper and accessories such as hardcover keyboard and stylus touch pen with 1024 pressure stages are included in the scope of delivery. Windows 10 is preinstalled by default.
The included keyboard is a very flat, but nevertheless correct key with a haptic feedback. In addition, the keyboard has a background lighting – very noble!
The manufacturer makes no secret of the fact that the surbook is based on the surface and compares the technical data of the Surbook openly with those of the current Surface Pro. The CHUWI Survey does not make a bad figure.
The 12.3-inch touchscreen display, like the surface, has a resolution of 2736 x 1824 pixels (2K). Besides 6GB DDR3 memory can be selected between 64GB or 128GB eMMC 5.0 internal memory.
As with the CHUWI LapBook 14.1, the manufacturer also uses the rather low-priced Intel Celeron N3450 processor, which clocks at 1.1 GHz up to 2.2 GHz. If CHUWI makes its promises, it is one of the few disadvantages of a “real” Surface Pro.
The generous 10,000 mAh battery is designed to last up to eight hours, depending on usage. Also with the connection possibilities offers the Surbook from house many possibilities, besides a USB-C port has CHUWI the surface clone two other USB 3.0 interfaces donated.
The weight of the Surbook unfortunately lies at almost 1000 grams and is thus somewhat heavier than the competition of Microsoft. Also the 5 MP back and 2MP front camera are rather only for Skype, instead of for real photos. In the price / performance ratio, the CHUWI Surbook seems to be an interesting device and we hope to test it soon to share our experiences with you.
You can buy it at Gearbest.com for low price in Pre-sale