Chuwi UBook 2-in-1 Tablet PC Specifications, Review and Price – The 11.6-inch detachable will sport a passively-cooled Core m3 CPU similar to the lowest-end SKU of the 2017 Surface Pro. To better compete against the Surface Go, however, the UBook 2-in-1 will sport dual USB Type-A ports compared to none on the Microsoft equivalent. Both RAM and storage will also be doubled to 8 GB LPDDR3 and 128 GB, respectively, with an even higher-end 1 TB option planned.
Chuwi intends to launch the UBook 2-in-1 for under $400 USD compared to almost twice that for the Surface Pro or Spectre x2. Availability will be unveiled once its Kickstarter page is up and running. Based on our experience with the LapBook series, the UBook 2-in-1 should be decent for browsing, streaming, and word processing as the low-power Core m3 processor will likely be a bottleneck for heavier tasks.
Chuwi UBook 2-in-1 Tablet PC Key Specs
- Display : 11-inch IPS Full HD (1920 x 1080) pixels in 16:9 aspect ratio
- Processor : Intel Core M3-6Y30
- GPU: Intel Integrated HD Graphics
- Memory: 8GB DDR3 RAM
- Storage: 128GB, up to 1 TB
- OS: Windows 10 OS
- Connectivity: Bluetooth v4.2, Dual WiFi 2.4GHz/5.0GHz, 802.11b/g/n/ac wireless internet
- Battery: 30.4Wh
- Ports : 2 xUSB 3.0, 1 x USB Type-C, 1x 3.5mm headphone jack, 1 x DC power port, 1 x Micro HDMI
Design and Building
Design-wise, the Chuwi UBook takes inspiration from Microsoft’s Surface Go and the HP Spectre X2 . With an aluminum alloy coating on the rear, the device looks premium, well put-together and sturdy.
And at only 9mm thickness level, Chuwi managed to fit in a variety of ports on the sides of the tablet PC. On the right-hand side, there is a micro-HDMI port, USB-C port, a full-size USB-A3.1 port, and the DC power jack.
The Chuwi UBook comes with an 11.6-inch IPS display panel with a Full HD (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) resolution in 16:9 aspect ratio.
The display will perform great; providing brilliant colors and an impressive visual experience generally. But what’s even more exciting about the display is its support for a stylus pen.
The Pen allows for efficient writing, sketching, drawing, coloring, painting, and note-taking. For the price the Chuwi UBook sells for, the pen is a great addition. Still about the pen; it supports 1024 pressure level.
Processor and Storage
The Chuwi UBook is powered by Intel’s Core M3-6Y30 processor which boast of a clock frequency of 2.2GHz for robust and glitch-free performance.
Regarding graphics, Intel’s Integrated HD graphics unit is in charge, with the ability to decode 4K videos. Chuwi also claims that despite the ‘strong’ and nippy performance of the UBook, the processors will run efficiently without fan noise.
In terms of memory, the UBook is laced with 8GB of LPDDR3 RAM for fluid multitasking and running of programs and applications. Storage-wise, the Chuwi UBook can be customized to feature up to 1TB of SSD storage.
This makes the Chuwi Book the tablet with the largest storage capacity after
Apple’s iPad Pro . Nonetheless, the UBook has the largest internal storage configuration of any Windows-powered tablet. The device comes out-of-the-box running the Windows 10 operating system.
Powering the Chuwi UBook is a 30.4Wh battery which the manufacturer claims can supply, on a single charge, up to 9.5 hours of battery life.
Chuwi UBook Price and Availability
Availability will be unveiled once its Kickstarter page is up and running. The Chuwi UBook will be available in two different variants. A base model with 128GB SSD storage which will sell for $400 and a higher prices model with 1 Terabyte of SSD expected to cost about $700 more than the entry-level model.
The 2-in-1 tablet is expected to go on pre-order by January 31st through a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects. You should know that the price is inclusive of all the peripherals that can be used with the device i.e the keyboard and stylus.