Microsoft has managed to exploit the convertible computers segment very well through its popular Surface line, so it is no surprise that many manufacturers have recently opted to create their own versions of this type of devices. For example, one of China’s top market leaders has interesting alternatives such as the new Chuwi SurBook Mini.
Chuwi SurBook Mini is a tablet convertible into a Windows 10 computer tablet that features an attractive design and more powerful specifications for everyday use, all in a smaller format compared to the original model already on sale.
At first glance it can be seen how this equipment does not try to look like a laptop, as many competitive models do, because at the end of the day it adopts a classic tablet format and does not have a physical keyboard integrated into its design, but is in the user’s freedom to couple this external accessory or not.
However, whether it’s for editorial use or simply to visualize the screen without having to use your hands to hold it, the lower back half of the device has a removable panel that basically serves as a base for the tablet to stand still. It can be rotated at angles up to 125º.
Finally, the basic elements in aesthetics do not have many features to highlight, either in its commercialization only in silver color with some frontal bevels in black tonality, or in its available ports located on the lateral frame.
High quality display
Turning to technical specifications, the best of this Chuwi SurBook Mini is the inclusion of an IPS panel that responds to a size of 10.1 inches (2.1 inches less than the standard Chuwi SurBook) with a native resolution of 1920 x 1280 pixels, that is above a Full HD quality. Its brightness levels also support up to 450 nits, which means above-average illumination.
As if this were not enough, the use of a technology called Magic Color for your panel is mentioned, a special lamination process that favours the reproduction of images with greater sharpness and focusing even when the viewing angle is not completely straight.
Finally, the combination of capacitive dots on your touchscreen and an available physical keyboard also has support for a branded optical pointer, HiPen 2, ideal for annotation of different types of documents or direct drawing.
Entering into technical components, we must begin by mentioning the use of an Intel-signed processor, more precisely an Intel Celeron N3450 quad-core processor with a frequency of 1.1 GHz, in addition to support for an Intel HD Graphics 500 GPU, 4 GB of RAM memory and 64 GB of internal storage expandable through microSD cards or external memory.
On the other hand, the battery has a capacity of 8000 mAh which promises very good battery life, approximately 5 hours of continuous online video playback and up to 6 hours of offline video in HD resolutions with standard brightness levels. On the port side, the inclusion of a reversible USB-C along with two USB 3.0 ports is welcome, although an HDMI output is conspicuously absent.
Finally, there is no shortage of a factory Windows 10 operating system with all the usual features in a complete computer, a 2 megapixel webcam and a rear camera of the same resolution, and connectivity already common, such as dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) and Bluetooth 4.0.
Availability and price
Chuwi SurBook Mini is on sale through some online shops such as Gearbest, which only for the rest of this week offers a 24% discount that leaves it at a very attractive price with free shipping included to several international territories.