Chuwi was present at the fall’s most important tech event, IFA 2017. They brought a few devices there and among them was the very interesting Chuwi LapBook Air, a MacBook alternative that we’ve been waiting for a long while. It already received some solid leaks and now it’s finally here, together with a few more devices.
The LapBook Air final specs include a 14.1 inch Full HD IPS display, plus an Intel Apollo Lake N3450 processor, and 8 GB of RAM as well as 128 GB of SSD storage. There’s SD extended storage too and everything is crammed within a very slim 6 mm thick chassis. The whole thing weighs 1.3 kilograms and runs on Windows 10 OS, with a backlit keyboard. Presale of the product starts at the end of September.
Another new product that was unveiled at IFA was the Chuwi Surbook, the subject of a successful Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, that brought over $940,000. This one is a 12.3 incher with a 2K resolution and 3:2 aspect ratio. It also brings an Intel Apollo Lake N3450 processor, Intel 9th gen HD graphics and 6 GB of RAM, as well as 128 GB of storage.
There’s TF expansion, one USB Type-c port and two USB 3.0 Type-A ports. A special 125 degree adjustable kickstand has also been included, plus a backlit keyboard.
Then the Chuwi Hi9 came to life, as a smaller 8.4 inch Full HD slate, with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. That one relies on a MediaTek MT8176 processor, plus Android 7.0 and a 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution.
Finally the HiBox King is a TV box basically, an Intel Apollo Lake N3450 machine with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage, also offering 2 USB 3.0 ports and 2 USB 2.0 ones. It supports 4K output and should be great for video consumption, games too. We don’t have prices for these models, but we expect them over the next weeks.