It seems that GPD is not the only company experimenting with smaller pocketable Windows machines, as Chuwi is also doing that. They’ve got a device dubbed Chuwi Minibook, which is a pocketable laptop, with Intel Gemini Lake CPU inside. It’s actually a rebranded iLife NG08 and it’s been handled by Notebook Italia, in the video below.
We’re dealing with a convertible laptop here, meaning it’s able to rotate from tablet to laptop format and viceversa. The video shows a rotating hinge, at 360 degrees and a pretty generously spaced keyboard. The screen is an IPS LCD with one glass solution and full lamination. There’s Windows 10 on board and a pretty beefy metal body as the base.
The screen offers a 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution and there’s also a 2 megapixel webcam in the mix. Specs include an Intel Celeron N4000 or N41000 CPU, with 4 or 8 GB of RAM and 64 GB or 128 GB of eMMC storage. A 3500 mAh battery feels like a bit of a bummer here, with only 4 hours of functioning promised. Mini HDMI and USB Type-C are also part of the package, a microSD card slot and an audio jack.
We see two speakers on the sides and the built actually looks pretty solid. We’re expecting a lower price, on account of the CPU and the experimental format, but I’m not very sure if consumers actually want a small laptop. You can find out more on Notebook Italia, including more impressions and pics.