It appears that Chuwi is having quite a bit of hype with its crowdfunding campaign for the Chuwi CoreBook device. Promoted as a Surface Pro rival, the machine brings a Kaby Lake processor and 6 GB of RAM. It also promises an “all day battery life”.
We first wrote about the CoreBook here, as a 13.3 inch Full HD convertible tablet. What amazed us back then was the fact that it had a 2.5D glass panel upfront, something we don’t see on tablets every day. Chuwi is no stranger to crowdfunding success, making the SurBook campaign a hit via the same means, with over 1 million dollars raised. Chuwi Corebook has specs that make it seem like a worthy Surface Pro rival.
The crowdfunding starts in mid November and the machine comes with a fingerprint scanner dubbed “Touch ID”, plus 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. It makes use of an Intel Core m3-7Y30 processor and its versatile format lets you turn the device into a tablet or laptop, using a keyboard accessory that goes all the way up to a view angle of 165 degrees. We’ve also got a pen accessory in the mix, which can provide 1024 levels of pressure sensitivity and mimic the feel of an actual pen.
Pricing has yet to be mentioned, but I expect something around $300, to $400 tops. Windows 10 is the OS of choice here and I expect some serious early bird discounts and coupons for it.