The CHUWI CoreBook, a high-performance tablet PC that can compete with the 12.5-inch variant of the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air and also trumps the CHUWI SurBook, is available in the Chinese online shops. How does it compare to the competition? The manufacturer was already very successful with its first Indiegogo campaign for the CHUWI SurBook. Therefore, it is not surprising that the CHUWI CoreBook has made the leap into production.
● Windows 10 OS
Efficient and productive, also perfect for light entertainment, brings you more smooth user experience
● Intel Core m3-7Y30 Dual Core 2.4GHz
Ultra-low-voltage platform and dual-core processing provide maximum high-efficiency power
● Intel HD Graphics 615 GPU
On-processor graphics with shared video memory provide high image quality for Internet use, basic photo editing and casual gaming
● 13.3 inch 10-point Touch FHD Screen
Offering good experience for watching videos and browsing the Web. The 1920 x 1080 resolution screen boasts impressive high-quality images
● 8GB LPDDR3 RAM for Advanced Multitasking
Substantial high-bandwidth RAM offers you a high-impact gaming experience, ensures smooth operation and stable multitasking using feeling
● 128GB SSD ROM Storage Capacity
Provides room to store pictures, videos, music and more
● 128GB TF Card Expansion
Accepts compatible cards up to 128GB ( not included ) for easy expansion
● Equipped with Cameras for Photos and Face-to-face Chat
5.0MP rear camera + 2.0MP front camera let you capture memorable moments or chat with friends
● Dual Band 2.4GHz / 5.0GHz WiFi
Allows you to connect to the Web while within range of an available wireless network
The tablet PC, like the CHUWI SurBook, is available with a keyboard and apparently also a surface clone. This is supported by the characteristic fold-out base on the back of the tablet. It will have the dimensions 315 x 211 x 8.5 cm and a weight for 1046 grams, which is perfectly fine for a 13.3″.
The tablet is an Intel Core M3-7Y30 CPU installed, which belongs to the 7th generation (Kaby-Lake architecture) . For comparison, in the first batches of the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Airs 12.5″ of the predecessor (Intel Core m3-6Y30) was installed.
Meanwhile, the Intel M3-7Y30 is also found in the smallest and cheapest version of the Xiaomi notebook. The statement “Brand new” is probably more of a marketing factor, the CPU comes from mid-2016. However, the mobile CPUs of the 8th generation are not yet presented, so far it is (still) the latest CPU in its class.
An additional graphics card is not planned, as we suspected, the integrated graphics chip Intel HD Graphics 615 is used. CHUWI plans with lush 8GB of memory. It is now known that this will be energy-saving LPDDR3 RAM, as we had hoped. There are also 128GB SSD memory.
The battery of the CHUWI CoreBook will hold 10,000 mAh and should last about 8 hours according to the manufacturer. Thanks to the 12V / 3A Fast Charge, you should be sure that the battery is charged to the point where you can drink a cup of coffee for half a day. Translated, this could mean, as with the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 12.5″, that 50% battery life can be achieved in about ~ 30 minutes.
CHUWI CoreBook with 13.3 inch display
Compared to the SurBook (12.3 inches), the CoreBook is equipped with a fully-laminated 2.5D, 13.3-inch display. This resolves “only” with FULL HD, a step backwards – too bad. With this display size, a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is still acceptable. It supports a stylus pen with 1024 pressure levels.
2.5D means that the corners of the display are slightly rounded compared to the 2D display, which is supposed to provide a better tactile feel and is more of a marketing thing. Under 3D displays completely rounded displays are understood, as for example with the Samsung Galaxy Edge variants to find.
The interfaces were unknown before the launch of the Indiegogo campaign. By now we know that the CoreBook will have the following interfaces:
- 1x USB-C 3.0
- 1x microUSB
- 1x micro-SD slot (up to 128GB)
- 3.5mm jack
The USB-C 3.0 interface with adapter can also be used as a connection for a second monitor, of course also with a corresponding USB hub to connect several devices at the same time.
As the crowdfunding campaign has now been completed, the CHUWI Corebook is located in the Chinese online shops and costs around $519.00.