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Update | 16GB CHUWI Minibook SKUs to be added to the Indiegogo campaign in limited numbers

CHUWI  is adding new IGG reward tiers in which the Minibook's RAM is doubled. (Source: CHUWI)
CHUWI is adding new IGG reward tiers in which the Minibook's RAM is doubled. (Source: CHUWI)
CHUWI has announced that it will be adding the option to upgrade to 16GB of RAM as rewards to its Indiegogo campaign for the Minibook. These SKUs will have the same Intel m3-8100Y SoC as the UMPC's current higher-end version. The first 50 of these are to cost US$10 more than their 8GB counterparts.

Update: The $10 RAM upgrades are no more.

The CHUWI Minibook has proved wildly popular on Indiegogo, for the amount it packs into an 8-inch netbook factor. It has SKUs with either the Celeron N4100 or Core m3-8100Y Intel processors and 8GB of RAM. For those to whom this is not enough memory, however, CHUWI has just announced another extension to its campaign.

It consists of the option to upgrade an m3-8100Y SKU to 16GB of RAM. CHUWI has indicated that there will be a total of 350 units of these new versions. The first 50 will apparently add $10 more to the price of an extant 8GB model reward; the next 100 pieces will be $20 more, and the remaining 200 will cost an additional $30.

This may be CHUWI's way of celebrating the fact that its campaign has now attained over US$300,000 in backing, or 1288% of its flexible goal (correct at time of writing). The 16GB unit tiers are to go online at 12:00 UTC on June 26, 2019 - so if you want one, get clicking!

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-06-26 (Update: 2019-06-26)