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6th Gen Intel Skylake-U in 2020: Chuwi AeroBook Plus 4K Laptop Review

What's old is new again. One way to cut manufacturing costs is to use older components. So, what happens when you use a processor that's nearly five years old? For $600 to $700 USD, results aren't half bad.

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The Chuwi AeroBook Plus (previously the AeroBook Pro 15.6) follows the Chuwi tradition of sleek metal chassis designs powered by low-power or inexpensive processors. In this case, the AeroBook Plus is a MacBook-like laptop with a 15.6-inch 4K UHD display and a 28 W Core i5-6287U CPU. This particular processor is part of Intel's old 6th generation Skylake family that can also be found on the 2016 Apple MacBook Pro 13. Core i7-6567U SKUs are also planned. We suspect that Chuwi wanted to go with these Skylake processors instead of something newer to save on costs.

According to the Chuwi's Indiegogo page, the 4K AeroBook Plus can be had for $530 USD and up. The system is in a unique position because it's designed to look like an Ultrabook worth twice the price while having the performance level of a cheaper subnotebook. We're going to find out in this review how well can a four-year old dual-core Intel processor compete against the latest and most common Ultrabooks from Dell, HP, Lenovo, and others.

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Chuwi AeroBook Plus (AeroBook Series)
Processor
Intel Core i5-6287U 2 x 3.1 - 3.5 GHz, Skylake
Graphics adapter
Intel Iris Graphics 550, Core: 300 MHz, Memory: 1067 MHz, 26.20.100.7637
Memory
8192 MB 
, LPDDR4. 1066.7 MHz, 15-15-15-35, Dual-Channel
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixel 282 PPI, BOE06C3, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Skylake-U Premium PCH
Soundcard
Intel Skylake-U/Y PCH - High Definition Audio
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo, Card Reader: MicroSD reader
Networking
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 15.9 x 362 x 242.1 ( = 0.63 x 14.25 x 9.53 in)
Battery
55 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Primary Camera: 2 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.7 kg ( = 59.97 oz / 3.75 pounds), Power Supply: 275 g ( = 9.7 oz / 0.61 pounds)
Price
650 USD
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
73 %
05/2020
Chuwi AeroBook Plus
6287U, Iris Graphics 550
1.7 kg15.9 mm15.6"3840x2160
88 %
07/2018
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.6 GHz, 560X)
i7-8850H, Radeon Pro 560X
1.8 kg15.5 mm15.4"2880x1800
81 %
01/2020
Lenovo Ideapad S540-15IML
i5-10210U, GeForce MX250
1.9 kg17 mm15.6"1920x1080
80 %
03/2018
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
R5 2500U, Vega 8
2.1 kg19.6 mm15.6"1920x1080
73 %
04/2020
Asus Vivobook 15 F512DA-SH31
R3 3200U, Vega 3
1.8 kg19.9 mm15.6"1920x1080

Case

The chassis is mostly metal except for the black plastic strip along the rear. As nice and thin as it may look, the laptop tends to creak and isn't nearly as rigid as the flagship Dell, Apple, or HP Ultrabooks that it's trying to imitate. This is a trend we're seeing on most Chuwi laptops.

High quality appearance, but chassis doesn't feel very strong
High quality appearance, but chassis doesn't feel very strong
Slightly lighter than many other 15.6-inch Ultrabooks
Slightly lighter than many other 15.6-inch Ultrabooks
Hinges are are not that stiff and they tend to creak
Hinges are are not that stiff and they tend to creak
Lid opened to maximum angle (~150 degrees)
Lid opened to maximum angle (~150 degrees)
Slightly roughened matte surface hides fingerprints well
Slightly roughened matte surface hides fingerprints well
Rounded bottom and corners not unlike a MacBook
Rounded bottom and corners not unlike a MacBook
359.7 mm / 14.2 inch 248.8 mm / 9.8 inch 19.6 mm / 0.772 inch 2.1 kg4.54 lbs362 mm / 14.3 inch 242.1 mm / 9.53 inch 15.9 mm / 0.626 inch 1.7 kg3.75 lbs357.2 mm / 14.1 inch 230.4 mm / 9.07 inch 19.9 mm / 0.783 inch 1.8 kg3.86 lbs358 mm / 14.1 inch 245 mm / 9.65 inch 17 mm / 0.669 inch 1.9 kg4.19 lbs357 mm / 14.1 inch 235 mm / 9.25 inch 17 mm / 0.669 inch 1.9 kg4.19 lbs349.3 mm / 13.8 inch 240.7 mm / 9.48 inch 15.5 mm / 0.61 inch 1.8 kg4.03 lbs

Connectivity

Port options are identical to last year's 13.3-inch AeroBook albeit slightly rearranged. Note that the USB Type-C port supports DisplayPort-out and it can also be used to recharge the laptop should you forget to bring along the proprietary AC adapter.

Front: No connectivity
Front: No connectivity
Right: MicroSD reader, USB 3.0 Type-A, 3.5 mm combo audio
Right: MicroSD reader, USB 3.0 Type-A, 3.5 mm combo audio
Rear: No connectivity
Rear: No connectivity
Left: AC adapter, USB 3.0 Type-A, HDMI, USB Type-C w/ DisplayPort
Left: AC adapter, USB 3.0 Type-A, HDMI, USB Type-C w/ DisplayPort

SD Card Reader

The spring-loaded MicroSD card reader is slow. Transferring 1 GB worth of pictures from our UHS-II test card to desktop takes over a minute compared to <8 seconds on the Dell XPS 13.

Fully inserted MicroSD card can be difficult to take out
Fully inserted MicroSD card can be difficult to take out
SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Dell XPS 15 7590 i5 iGPU FHD
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
178 MB/s ∼100% +883%
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
69.4 MB/s ∼39% +283%
Asus Vivobook 15 F512DA-SH31
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
34.9 MB/s ∼20% +93%
Chuwi AeroBook Plus
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
18.1 MB/s ∼10%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Dell XPS 15 7590 i5 iGPU FHD
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
188 MB/s ∼100% +589%
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
82 MB/s ∼44% +200%
Asus Vivobook 15 F512DA-SH31
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
37.4 MB/s ∼20% +37%
Chuwi AeroBook Plus
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
27.3 MB/s ∼15%

Communication

Our unit uses the slower 1x1 Intel 3165 likely to save on costs for a theoretical maximum transfer rate of 433 Mbps. We experienced no issues when connected to our Netgear RAX200 router.

WLAN is not user-upgradeable
WLAN is not user-upgradeable
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
LG Gram 14Z90N
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1397 (min: 1247, max: 1509) MBit/s ∼100% +330%
Dynabook Portégé X30L-G
 
1393 (min: 1324, max: 1428) MBit/s ∼100% +329%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1251 (min: 803, max: 1358) MBit/s ∼90% +285%
Chuwi AeroBook Plus
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
325 (min: 257, max: 368) MBit/s ∼23%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Dynabook Portégé X30L-G
 
1517 (min: 1269, max: 1611) MBit/s ∼100% +430%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1484 (min: 1342, max: 1614) MBit/s ∼98% +419%
LG Gram 14Z90N
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1213 (min: 1070, max: 1354) MBit/s ∼80% +324%
Chuwi AeroBook Plus
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
286 (min: 145, max: 310) MBit/s ∼19%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø325 (257-368)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø282 (145-310)

Webcam

ColorChecker
11.7 ∆E
11.5 ∆E
20.7 ∆E
18.3 ∆E
21.6 ∆E
14.7 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
18.8 ∆E
19.7 ∆E
23.3 ∆E
13.1 ∆E
15.3 ∆E
11.6 ∆E
10 ∆E
25 ∆E
14.7 ∆E
21.9 ∆E
16 ∆E
9.5 ∆E
10.1 ∆E
14.1 ∆E
16.2 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Chuwi AeroBook Plus: 15.7 ∆E min: 9.55 - max: 25 ∆E

Maintenance

The bottom panel is secured by 14 Philips screws and it is easy to remove. Users can upgrade storage but not RAM or WLAN.

Accessories and Warranty

There are no extras in the box other than the AC adapter and paperwork. Warranty may be tricky to claim since users may have to ship the system overseas.

Input Devices

Keyboard

The backlit keys are a mixed bag. They're stiffer and with two times the travel (2.4 mm) than on most other Ultrabooks, but clatter is louder and the actuation force required to push each key feels greater than usual as a result. Furthermore, the Enter key is quite small and spongier than the main QWERTY keys.

The worst aspect of the keyboard is that the Space key is unreliable. Pressing on the edges of this key will sometimes not register which will inevitably be a huge issue.

Touchpad

The Precision-enabled clickpad (13 x 9 cm) is larger than on most other Ultrabooks including the Dell XPS 15 (10.5 x 8.5 cm) or HP Spectre x360 15 (12 x 6 cm). Cursor movement, however, can be jumpy because the finger tends to skip when gliding across the surface. Dragging and dropping is therefore more difficult despite the large surface area.

The integrated click keys are soft in feedback with very shallow travel and a weak auditory click for an unsatisfying experience. Firmer feedback or dedicated mouse keys would have made the laptop easier and less frustrating to use.

All symbols are lit when the backlight is on. Note the small Enter key
All symbols are lit when the backlight is on. Note the small Enter key
Very roomy clickpad. Cursor control and clicking, however, are not reliable
Very roomy clickpad. Cursor control and clicking, however, are not reliable
Keys rise higher than on most other Ultrabooks because of their deeper travel here
Keys rise higher than on most other Ultrabooks because of their deeper travel here
We appreciate the full-size arrow keys and NumPad keys
We appreciate the full-size arrow keys and NumPad keys

Display

HWiNFO is unable to pull the exact name of the 4K panel in use, but the same BOE06C3 controller can be found on the 4K HP Spectre x360 15 to suggest that both are using similar 4K panels from BOE. The display is easily the highlight of the AeroBook Plus with its excellent contrast ratio, sharp picture, and decent brightness and colors. The displays of the MacBook Pro 15 and Dell XPS 15 are brighter, but they also retail for significantly more.

Display is glossy, but there is no edge-to-edge glass protection and it is not touchscreen
Display is glossy, but there is no edge-to-edge glass protection and it is not touchscreen
Narrow bezels of two sides of the display
Narrow bezels of two sides of the display
Crisp RGB subpixel array
Crisp RGB subpixel array
Light-moderate uneven backlight bleeding
Light-moderate uneven backlight bleeding
314
cd/m²
339.6
cd/m²
310.2
cd/m²
322.3
cd/m²
345.4
cd/m²
311.7
cd/m²
306.7
cd/m²
317.2
cd/m²
298.4
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
BOE06C3
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 345.4 cd/m² Average: 318.4 cd/m² Minimum: 85.4 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 86 %
Center on Battery: 336.9 cd/m²
Contrast: 1047:1 (Black: 0.33 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.25 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.9, calibrated: 3.49
ΔE Greyscale 5.8 | 0.64-98 Ø6.1
88% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 57.2% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.13
Chuwi AeroBook Plus
BOE06C3, IPS, 15.6, 3840x2160
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.6 GHz, 560X)
APPA040, IPS, 15.4, 2880x1800
Dell XPS 15 7590 i5 iGPU FHD
LQ156M1, IPS, 15.6, 1920x1080
Lenovo Yoga C740-15IML
B156HAN02.5, IPS LED, 15.6, 1920x1080
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
Chi Mei CM15E9, IPS, 15.6, 1920x1080
Asus Vivobook 15 F512DA-SH31
AU Optronics B156HAN02.1, IPS, 15.6, 1920x1080
Response Times
4093%
-14%
-23%
852%
1%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
39.6 (20.4, 19.2)
43.2 (20.4, 22.8)
-9%
52.8 (25.6, 27.2)
-33%
50.8 (24, 26.8)
-28%
40 (22, 18)
-1%
36 (20, 16)
9%
Response Time Black / White *
27.6 (13.6, 14)
31.2 (16.4, 14.8)
-13%
32 (16.4, 15.6)
-16%
32.4 (17.6, 14.8)
-17%
26 (14, 12)
6%
29.6 (18, 11.6)
-7%
PWM Frequency
943.4 (99)
117000 (75, 150)
12302%
1020 (25)
8%
25000 (30)
2550%
Screen
43%
33%
-27%
7%
-39%
Brightness middle
345.4
520
51%
588
70%
286
-17%
221
-36%
252.8
-27%
Brightness
318
492
55%
555
75%
268
-16%
207
-35%
237
-25%
Brightness Distribution
86
88
2%
89
3%
83
-3%
87
1%
89
3%
Black Level *
0.33
0.39
-18%
0.4
-21%
0.2
39%
0.15
55%
0.86
-161%
Contrast
1047
1333
27%
1470
40%
1430
37%
1473
41%
294
-72%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.25
1.2
72%
2.5
41%
7.3
-72%
4.35
-2%
4.83
-14%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
9.34
2.3
75%
6.3
33%
21.7
-132%
8.98
4%
16.38
-75%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
3.49
0.6
83%
5.1
-46%
3.78
-8%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
5.8
1.3
78%
4.5
22%
7
-21%
3.09
47%
4.6
21%
Gamma
2.13 103%
2.18 101%
2.2 100%
2.35 94%
2.23 99%
2.34 94%
CCT
7771 84%
6738 96%
6836 95%
5847 111%
6068 107%
6841 95%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
57.2
63.2
10%
36.9
-35%
56
-2%
36.9
-35%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
88
98
11%
57.5
-35%
86
-2%
58.1
-34%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
2068% / 1147%
10% / 23%
-25% / -27%
430% / 202%
-19% / -33%

* ... smaller is better

Color space covers approximately 57 percent and 88 percent of AdobeRGB and sRGB, respectively, to be very close to most other high-end Ultrabooks where >95 percent sRGB has become commonplace.

vs. sRGB
vs. sRGB
vs. AdobeRGB
vs. AdobeRGB

Colors and grayscale are not that well calibrated out of the box as one might expect from a relatively cheap laptop. Calibrating the display ourselves would improve the average grayscale and color DeltaE values from 5.8 to 2.3 and 4.25 and 3.29, respectively. Owners can apply our calibrated ICC profile above.

Grayscale before calibration
Grayscale before calibration
Saturation Sweeps before calibration
Saturation Sweeps before calibration
ColorChecker before calibration
ColorChecker before calibration
Grayscale after calibration
Grayscale after calibration
Saturation Sweeps after calibration
Saturation Sweeps after calibration
ColorChecker after calibration
ColorChecker after calibration

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
27.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 13.6 ms rise
↘ 14 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 58 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.7 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
39.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 20.4 ms rise
↘ 19.2 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 44 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (39.2 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 943.4 Hz ≤ 99 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 943.4 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 99 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 943.4 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 50 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 18068 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

Difficult to see outdoors unless if under shade. Glare from the glossy screen will always be present
Difficult to see outdoors unless if under shade. Glare from the glossy screen will always be present
Standard IPS viewing angles
Standard IPS viewing angles

Performance

Processor

Raw CPU performance is most similar to the newest MacBook Air powered by the Core i3-1000NG4 or older laptops still running on the 7th gen Kaby Lake Core i7-7500U. Unlike the Apple, however, the Chuwi system is not passively cooled.

See our dedicated page on the Core i5-6287U for more technical information and benchmark comparisons.

CineBench R15
CineBench R15
CineBench R20
CineBench R20
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Chuwi AeroBook Plus Iris Graphics 550, 6287U, HIKVision HS-SSD-C100N M.2 SATA III SSD 256 GB; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø345 (343.06-346.13)
Asus VivoBook S15 S530UN-BQ097T GeForce MX150, i5-8550U, SanDisk SD9SN8W256G1027; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø570 (535-723)
Asus ZenBook UX530UX-FY070T GeForce GTX 950M, i7-7500U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø293 (244.9-307)
Lenovo ThinkPad 25 GeForce 940MX, i7-7500U, Samsung SM961 MZVKW512HMJP m.2 PCI-e; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø369 (367.18-369.7)
Toshiba Tecra A50-E-110 UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZNLN256HAJQ; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø480 (477.83-508.65)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Blender 2.79: BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 -mmt1 | 7z b 4
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2: 64 Bit Single-Core Score | 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit - CPU Multi 64Bit
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
Intel Core i7-10510U
835 Points ∼100% +142%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2GHz i5 10th-Gen
Intel Core i5-1038NG7
768 (min: 720, max: 768) Points ∼92% +123%
Dell XPS 13 9300 Core i7-1065G7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
750 Points ∼90% +117%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Core i5-1035G7
736 Points ∼88% +113%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
672 Points ∼80% +95%
Lenovo Yoga 530-14ARR-81H9000VGE
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
654 Points ∼78% +90%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-15IWL 81SW0015GE
Intel Core i7-8565U
622 (min: 617.82, max: 662.76) Points ∼74% +80%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
Intel Core i5-10210U
586 (min: 546.91, max: 585.69) Points ∼70% +70%
Dell Latitude 3390
Intel Core i5-8250U
564 Points ∼68% +63%
Dynabook Portege A30-E-174
Intel Core i7-8550U
494 Points ∼59% +43%
Wacom MobileStudio Pro 13 i7 256GB
Intel Core i7-6567U
355 (min: 289.76, max: 355.19) Points ∼43% +3%
Chuwi AeroBook Plus
Intel Core i5-6287U
345 (min: 343.06, max: 346.13) Points ∼41%
Average Intel Core i5-6287U
 
345 Points ∼41% 0%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Intel Core i3-1000NG4
333 (min: 293, max: 333) Points ∼40% -3%
Asus ZenBook UX530UX-FY070T
Intel Core i7-7500U
307 Points ∼37% -11%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit - CPU Single 64Bit
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-15IWL 81SW0015GE
Intel Core i7-8565U
189 Points ∼100% +32%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
Intel Core i7-10510U
186 Points ∼98% +30%
Dell XPS 13 9300 Core i7-1065G7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
180 Points ∼95% +26%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Core i5-1035G7
172 Points ∼91% +20%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2GHz i5 10th-Gen
Intel Core i5-1038NG7
169 Points ∼89% +18%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
Intel Core i5-10210U
161 Points ∼85% +13%
Dynabook Portege A30-E-174
Intel Core i7-8550U
156 Points ∼83% +9%
Wacom MobileStudio Pro 13 i7 256GB
Intel Core i7-6567U
145.18 Points ∼77% +2%
Dell Latitude 3390
Intel Core i5-8250U
143 Points ∼76% 0%
Chuwi AeroBook Plus
Intel Core i5-6287U
143 Points ∼76%
Average Intel Core i5-6287U
 
143 Points ∼76% 0%
Asus ZenBook UX530UX-FY070T
Intel Core i7-7500U
141 Points ∼75% -1%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Intel Core i3-1000NG4
141 Points ∼75% -1%
Lenovo Yoga 530-14ARR-81H9000VGE
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
136 Points ∼72% -5%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
135 Points ∼71% -6%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core) - CPU (Multi Core)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2GHz i5 10th-Gen
Intel Core i5-1038NG7
1998 Points ∼100% +135%
Dell XPS 13 9300 Core i7-1065G7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
1883 Points ∼94% +122%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
Intel Core i7-10510U
1827 Points ∼91% +115%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Core i5-1035G7
1630 Points ∼82% +92%
Lenovo Yoga 530-14ARR-81H9000VGE
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
1504 Points ∼75% +77%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
1499 Points ∼75% +77%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-15IWL 81SW0015GE
Intel Core i7-8565U
1472 Points ∼74% +73%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
Intel Core i5-10210U
1310 Points ∼66% +54%
Dynabook Portege A30-E-174
Intel Core i7-8550U
1138 Points ∼57% +34%
Dell Latitude 3390
Intel Core i5-8250U
1117 Points ∼56% +32%
Wacom MobileStudio Pro 13 i7 256GB
Intel Core i7-6567U
883 Points ∼44% +4%
Chuwi AeroBook Plus
Intel Core i5-6287U
849 Points ∼42%
Average Intel Core i5-6287U
 
849 Points ∼42% 0%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Intel Core i3-1000NG4
587 Points ∼29% -31%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core) - CPU (Single Core)
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-15IWL 81SW0015GE
Intel Core i7-8565U
469 Points ∼100% +32%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
Intel Core i7-10510U
461 Points ∼98% +30%
Dell XPS 13 9300 Core i7-1065G7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
458 Points ∼98% +29%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Core i5-1035G7
439 Points ∼94% +24%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2GHz i5 10th-Gen
Intel Core i5-1038NG7
438 Points ∼93% +23%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
Intel Core i5-10210U
415 Points ∼88% +17%
Dynabook Portege A30-E-174
Intel Core i7-8550U
383 Points ∼82% +8%
Wacom MobileStudio Pro 13 i7 256GB
Intel Core i7-6567U
367 Points ∼78% +3%
Lenovo Yoga 530-14ARR-81H9000VGE
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
356 Points ∼76% 0%
Chuwi AeroBook Plus
Intel Core i5-6287U
355 Points ∼76%
Average Intel Core i5-6287U
 
355 Points ∼76% 0%
Dell Latitude 3390
Intel Core i5-8250U
351 Points ∼75% -1%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Intel Core i3-1000NG4
348 Points ∼74% -2%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
334 Points ∼71% -6%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU - BMW27 CPU
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Intel Core i3-1000NG4
1814 Seconds * ∼100% -45%
Chuwi AeroBook Plus
Intel Core i5-6287U
1250 Seconds * ∼69%
Average Intel Core i5-6287U
 
1250 Seconds * ∼69% -0%
Wacom MobileStudio Pro 13 i7 256GB
Intel Core i7-6567U
1243.6 Seconds * ∼69% +1%
Dell Latitude 3390
Intel Core i5-8250U
942.3 Seconds * ∼52% +25%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
Intel Core i5-10210U
812 Seconds * ∼45% +35%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Core i5-1035G7
771 Seconds * ∼43% +38%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-15IWL 81SW0015GE
Intel Core i7-8565U
730 Seconds * ∼40% +42%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2GHz i5 10th-Gen
Intel Core i5-1038NG7
4.2 Seconds * ∼0% +100%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1 - 7z b 4 -mmt1
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-15IWL 81SW0015GE
Intel Core i7-8565U
4746 MIPS ∼100% +27%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Core i5-1035G7
4252 MIPS ∼90% +14%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
Intel Core i5-10210U
4230 MIPS ∼89% +13%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2GHz i5 10th-Gen
Intel Core i5-1038NG7
4161 MIPS ∼88% +11%
Chuwi AeroBook Plus
Intel Core i5-6287U
3738 MIPS ∼79%
Average Intel Core i5-6287U
 
3738 MIPS ∼79% 0%
Wacom MobileStudio Pro 13 i7 256GB
Intel Core i7-6567U
3733 MIPS ∼79% 0%
Dell Latitude 3390
Intel Core i5-8250U
3726 MIPS ∼79% 0%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Intel Core i3-1000NG4
3438 MIPS ∼72% -8%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 - 7z b 4
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2GHz i5 10th-Gen
Intel Core i5-1038NG7
19485 MIPS ∼100% +98%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-15IWL 81SW0015GE
Intel Core i7-8565U
19430 MIPS ∼100% +98%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Core i5-1035G7
19168 MIPS ∼98% +95%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
Intel Core i5-10210U
17045 MIPS ∼87% +73%
Dell Latitude 3390
Intel Core i5-8250U
15003 MIPS ∼77% +53%
Chuwi AeroBook Plus
Intel Core i5-6287U
9829 MIPS ∼50%
Average Intel Core i5-6287U
 
9829 MIPS ∼50% 0%
Wacom MobileStudio Pro 13 i7 256GB
Intel Core i7-6567U
9819 MIPS ∼50% 0%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Intel Core i3-1000NG4
7921 MIPS ∼41% -19%
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2GHz i5 10th-Gen
Intel Core i5-1038NG7
1265 Points ∼100% +35%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
Intel Core i7-10510U
1198 Points ∼95% +28%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Intel Core i3-1000NG4
1096 Points ∼87% +17%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
Intel Core i5-10210U
1055 Points ∼83% +12%
Chuwi AeroBook Plus
Intel Core i5-6287U
939 Points ∼74%
Average Intel Core i5-6287U
  (825 - 939, n=2)
882 Points ∼70% -6%
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2GHz i5 10th-Gen
Intel Core i5-1038NG7
4564 Points ∼100% +124%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
Intel Core i7-10510U
4416 Points ∼97% +116%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
Intel Core i5-10210U
3689 Points ∼81% +81%
Chuwi AeroBook Plus
Intel Core i5-6287U
2042 Points ∼45%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Intel Core i3-1000NG4
2028 Points ∼44% -1%
Average Intel Core i5-6287U
  (1935 - 2042, n=2)
1989 Points ∼44% -3%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset - 4k Preset
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2GHz i5 10th-Gen
Intel Core i5-1038NG7
5.99 fps ∼100% +94%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-15IWL 81SW0015GE
Intel Core i7-8565U
5.2 fps ∼87% +69%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Core i5-1035G7
4.632 fps ∼77% +50%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
Intel Core i5-10210U
4.46 fps ∼74% +45%
Dell Latitude 3390
Intel Core i5-8250U
3.89 fps ∼65% +26%
Wacom MobileStudio Pro 13 i7 256GB
Intel Core i7-6567U
3.17 fps ∼53% +3%
Chuwi AeroBook Plus
Intel Core i5-6287U
3.08 fps ∼51%
Average Intel Core i5-6287U
 
3.08 fps ∼51% 0%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Intel Core i3-1000NG4
2.23 fps ∼37% -28%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF - 20 Documents To PDF
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Intel Core i3-1000NG4
97.8 s ∼100% +20%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2GHz i5 10th-Gen
Intel Core i5-1038NG7
88.6 s ∼91% +9%
Chuwi AeroBook Plus
Intel Core i5-6287U
81.2 s ∼83%
Average Intel Core i5-6287U
 
81.2 s ∼83% 0%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
Intel Core i5-10210U
63.4 s ∼65% -22%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean - Overall mean
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Intel Core i3-1000NG4
0.918 sec * ∼100% -19%
Chuwi AeroBook Plus
Intel Core i5-6287U
0.774 sec * ∼84%
Average Intel Core i5-6287U
 
0.774 sec * ∼84% -0%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
Intel Core i5-10210U
0.712 sec * ∼78% +8%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2GHz i5 10th-Gen
Intel Core i5-1038NG7
0.702 sec * ∼76% +9%
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Blender 2.79: BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 -mmt1 | 7z b 4
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2: 64 Bit Single-Core Score | 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
345 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
63.9 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
143 Points
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System Performance

PCMark benchmarks are generally higher than laptops running on Ryzen 3 or Ryzen 5 while being on par with the budget Dell Latitude 3590 powered by an old Intel Kaby Lake-R Core i5. We experienced no software issues during our time with the Chuwi laptop.

PCMark 10
PCMark 10
PCMark 8 Home Accelerated
PCMark 8 Home Accelerated
PCMark 8 Work Accelerated
PCMark 8 Work Accelerated
PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2019 i9 Vega 20
Radeon Pro Vega 20, i9-9980HK, Apple SSD AP1024
4911 Points ∼38% +72%
Lenovo Yoga C740-15IML
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
3522 Points ∼27% +23%
Chuwi AeroBook Plus
Iris Graphics 550, 6287U, HIKVision HS-SSD-C100N M.2 SATA III SSD 256 GB
2863 Points ∼22%
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
2848 Points ∼22% -1%
Dell Latitude 3590
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZ7LN256HAJQ
2688 Points ∼21% -6%
Asus Vivobook 15 F512DA-SH31
Vega 3, R3 3200U, SanDisk X600 SD9SN8W-128G
2148 Points ∼17% -25%
Productivity
Lenovo Yoga C740-15IML
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
7254 Points ∼70% +33%
Dell Latitude 3590
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZ7LN256HAJQ
5687 Points ∼55% +4%
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2019 i9 Vega 20
Radeon Pro Vega 20, i9-9980HK, Apple SSD AP1024
5532 Points ∼53% +1%
Chuwi AeroBook Plus
Iris Graphics 550, 6287U, HIKVision HS-SSD-C100N M.2 SATA III SSD 256 GB
5457 Points ∼52%
Asus Vivobook 15 F512DA-SH31
Vega 3, R3 3200U, SanDisk X600 SD9SN8W-128G
5448 Points ∼52% 0%
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
3901 Points ∼37% -29%
Essentials
Lenovo Yoga C740-15IML
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
10546 Points ∼92% +38%
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2019 i9 Vega 20
Radeon Pro Vega 20, i9-9980HK, Apple SSD AP1024
7972 Points ∼70% +5%
Chuwi AeroBook Plus
Iris Graphics 550, 6287U, HIKVision HS-SSD-C100N M.2 SATA III SSD 256 GB
7628 Points ∼67%
Dell Latitude 3590
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZ7LN256HAJQ
7529 Points ∼66% -1%
Asus Vivobook 15 F512DA-SH31
Vega 3, R3 3200U, SanDisk X600 SD9SN8W-128G
6441 Points ∼56% -16%
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
6236 Points ∼54% -18%
Score
Lenovo Yoga C740-15IML
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4630 Points ∼57% +31%
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2019 i9 Vega 20
Radeon Pro Vega 20, i9-9980HK, Apple SSD AP1024
4305 Points ∼53% +22%
Chuwi AeroBook Plus
Iris Graphics 550, 6287U, HIKVision HS-SSD-C100N M.2 SATA III SSD 256 GB
3528 Points ∼43%
Dell Latitude 3590
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZ7LN256HAJQ
3487 Points ∼43% -1%
Asus Vivobook 15 F512DA-SH31
Vega 3, R3 3200U, SanDisk X600 SD9SN8W-128G
3028 Points ∼37% -14%
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
2944 Points ∼36% -17%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Lenovo Yoga C740-15IML
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
5366 Points ∼81% +49%
Dell Latitude 3590
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZ7LN256HAJQ
4727 Points ∼72% +31%
Asus Vivobook 15 F512DA-SH31
Vega 3, R3 3200U, SanDisk X600 SD9SN8W-128G
4239 Points ∼64% +17%
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
3800 Points ∼58% +5%
Chuwi AeroBook Plus
Iris Graphics 550, 6287U, HIKVision HS-SSD-C100N M.2 SATA III SSD 256 GB
3609 Points ∼55%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Lenovo Yoga C740-15IML
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
3935 Points ∼65% +42%
Dell Latitude 3590
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZ7LN256HAJQ
3532 Points ∼58% +28%
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
3462 Points ∼57% +25%
Chuwi AeroBook Plus
Iris Graphics 550, 6287U, HIKVision HS-SSD-C100N M.2 SATA III SSD 256 GB
2764 Points ∼45%
Asus Vivobook 15 F512DA-SH31
Vega 3, R3 3200U, SanDisk X600 SD9SN8W-128G
2742 Points ∼45% -1%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
2764 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
3609 points
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DPC Latency

LatencyMon shows no DPC latency issues when opening multiple Chrome tabs on our homepage. However, 4K video playback is not entirely smooth; we recorded dropped frames and a very high ~95 percent CPU utilization during our minute-long 4K video playback test.

DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Chuwi AeroBook Plus
Iris Graphics 550, 6287U, HIKVision HS-SSD-C100N M.2 SATA III SSD 256 GB
703 μs * ∼100%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices

The AeroBook Plus offers two M.2 2280 slots each supporting SATA III SSDs. PCIe NVMe transfer rates are not supported unlike on most other Ultrabooks these days likely to save on costs. The 256 GB Hikvision M.2 drive performs about where we expect it to be for a SATA III-based SSD with sequential transfer rates capping out at ~550 MB/s.

AS SSD
AS SSD
CDM 5.5
CDM 5.5
Occupied M.2 slot
Occupied M.2 slot
Second M.2 is behind a small easy-to-access panel
Second M.2 is behind a small easy-to-access panel
Chuwi AeroBook Plus
HIKVision HS-SSD-C100N M.2 SATA III SSD 256 GB
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
Dell XPS 15 7590 i5 iGPU FHD
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
Lenovo Yoga C740-15IML
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
Asus Vivobook 15 F512DA-SH31
SanDisk X600 SD9SN8W-128G
AS SSD
268%
640%
678%
-12%
Copy Game MB/s
73.95
370.35
401%
1320.4
1686%
1090.05
1374%
74.28
0%
Copy Program MB/s
80.56
167.2
108%
565.2
602%
642.23
697%
44.51
-45%
Copy ISO MB/s
406.95
700.22
72%
2145.1
427%
1972.09
385%
115.9
-72%
Score Total
490
2488
408%
3640
643%
3929
702%
559
14%
Score Write
147
552
276%
1726
1074%
1935
1216%
136
-7%
Score Read
223
1314
489%
1299
483%
1352
506%
279
25%
Access Time Write *
0.726
0.046
94%
0.039
95%
0.028
96%
1.075
-48%
Access Time Read *
0.11
0.077
30%
0.07
36%
0.062
44%
0.153
-39%
4K-64 Write
56.59
338.56
498%
1502.49
2555%
1651.26
2818%
68.12
20%
4K-64 Read
155.37
1024.83
560%
1020.22
557%
1020.8
557%
217.13
40%
4K Write
48.31
81.91
70%
99.71
106%
136.32
182%
54.93
14%
4K Read
21.17
42.97
103%
43.29
104%
57.74
173%
27.83
31%
Seq Write
418.25
1318.2
215%
1235
195%
1476.68
253%
134.2
-68%
Seq Read
468.96
2464.71
426%
2357
403%
2731.86
483%
341.36
-27%
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
152%
218%
275%
-22%
Write 4K
115.3
116
1%
93.61
-19%
142.3
23%
65.15
-43%
Read 4K
28.98
42.73
47%
41.87
44%
47.56
64%
31.22
8%
Write Seq
352.8
1222
246%
1697.86
381%
2185
519%
284.8
-19%
Read Seq
505.8
1608
218%
1978.04
291%
2235
342%
497.5
-2%
Write 4K Q32T1
275.9
280.1
2%
383.06
39%
515.4
87%
164
-41%
Read 4K Q32T1
219.9
333.6
52%
326.86
49%
413.4
88%
230.2
5%
Write Seq Q32T1
466.2
1291
177%
2778.1
496%
2981
539%
221.7
-52%
Read Seq Q32T1
558
3183
470%
3119
459%
3565
539%
389.7
-30%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
210% / 226%
429% / 487%
477% / 531%
-17% / -15%

* ... smaller is better

HIKVision HS-SSD-C100N M.2 SATA III SSD 256 GB
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 558 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 466.2 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 219.9 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 275.9 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 505.8 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 352.8 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 28.98 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 115.3 MB/s

Disk Throttling: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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GPU Performance

The Iris Graphics 550 is roughly 20 to 30 percent faster than the common UHD Graphics 620 as found on most Ultrabooks. In practice, however, the difference isn't significant enough to have much of an impact.

See our dedicated page on the Iris Graphics 550 for more technical information and benchmark comparisons.

3DMark 11
3DMark 11
Ice Storm Extreme
Ice Storm Extreme
Cloud Gate
Cloud Gate
Fire Strike
Fire Strike
Time Spy
Time Spy
 
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
MSI Modern 15 A10RB
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, i7-10510U
1160 Points ∼8% +117%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, R7 3700U
852 Points ∼6% +60%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2GHz i5 10th-Gen
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1038NG7
825 Points ∼5% +54%
Dell XPS 13 9300 Core i7-1065G7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7
824 Points ∼5% +54%
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, R5 2500U
649 Points ∼4% +22%
Wacom MobileStudio Pro 13 i7 256GB
Intel Iris Graphics 550, 6567U
576 Points ∼4% +8%
Average Intel Iris Graphics 550
  (534 - 576, n=3)
555 Points ∼4% +4%
Chuwi AeroBook Plus
Intel Iris Graphics 550, 6287U
534 Points ∼4%
Lenovo Yoga C740-15IML
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U
433 Points ∼3% -19%
Dell XPS 15 7590 i5 iGPU FHD
Intel UHD Graphics 630, i5-9300H
382 Points ∼3% -28%
Asus Vivobook 15 F512DA-SH31
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, R3 3200U
300 Points ∼2% -44%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
MSI Modern 15 A10RB
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, i7-10510U
3868 Points ∼10% +130%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, R7 3700U
2999 Points ∼7% +78%
Dell XPS 13 9300 Core i7-1065G7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7
2950 Points ∼7% +75%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2GHz i5 10th-Gen
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1038NG7
2883 Points ∼7% +71%
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, R5 2500U
2310 Points ∼6% +37%
Wacom MobileStudio Pro 13 i7 256GB
Intel Iris Graphics 550, 6567U
1786 Points ∼4% +6%
Chuwi AeroBook Plus
Intel Iris Graphics 550, 6287U
1682 Points ∼4%
Average Intel Iris Graphics 550
  (1025 - 1786, n=7)
1489 Points ∼4% -11%
Lenovo Yoga C740-15IML
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U
1369 Points ∼3% -19%
Dell XPS 15 7590 i5 iGPU FHD
Intel UHD Graphics 630, i5-9300H
1178 Points ∼3% -30%
Asus Vivobook 15 F512DA-SH31
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, R3 3200U
1065 Points ∼3% -37%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i3-1000NG4
922 Points ∼2% -45%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
MSI Modern 15 A10RB
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, i7-10510U
23806 Points ∼12% +79%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, R7 3700U
20784 Points ∼11% +56%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2GHz i5 10th-Gen
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1038NG7
18163 Points ∼9% +36%
Dell XPS 13 9300 Core i7-1065G7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7
17803 Points ∼9% +34%
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, R5 2500U
15186 Points ∼8% +14%
Wacom MobileStudio Pro 13 i7 256GB
Intel Iris Graphics 550, 6567U
14310 Points ∼7% +7%
Chuwi AeroBook Plus
Intel Iris Graphics 550, 6287U
13329 Points ∼7%
Average Intel Iris Graphics 550
  (8885 - 14310, n=7)
12370 Points ∼6% -7%
Lenovo Yoga C740-15IML
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U
10927 Points ∼6% -18%
Dell XPS 15 7590 i5 iGPU FHD
Intel UHD Graphics 630, i5-9300H
9765 Points ∼5% -27%
Asus Vivobook 15 F512DA-SH31
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, R3 3200U
7681 Points ∼4% -42%
3DMark 11
1280x720 Performance Combined
MSI Modern 15 A10RB
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, i7-10510U
4532 Points ∼20% +109%
Dell XPS 13 9300 Core i7-1065G7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7
4086 Points ∼18% +89%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2GHz i5 10th-Gen
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1038NG7
3828 Points ∼17% +77%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, R7 3700U
3247 Points ∼14% +50%
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, R5 2500U
2683 Points ∼12% +24%
Average Intel Iris Graphics 550
  (1679 - 2597, n=6)
2246 Points ∼10% +4%
Chuwi AeroBook Plus
Intel Iris Graphics 550, 6287U
2165 Points ∼10%
Lenovo Yoga C740-15IML
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U
2090 Points ∼9% -3%
Dell XPS 15 7590 i5 iGPU FHD
Intel UHD Graphics 630, i5-9300H
1763 Points ∼8% -19%
Asus Vivobook 15 F512DA-SH31
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, R3 3200U
1447 Points ∼6% -33%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i3-1000NG4
1352 Points ∼6% -38%
1280x720 Performance GPU
MSI Modern 15 A10RB
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, i7-10510U
4905 Points ∼10% +93%
Dell XPS 13 9300 Core i7-1065G7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7
4508 Points ∼9% +77%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2GHz i5 10th-Gen
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1038NG7
4374 Points ∼9% +72%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, R7 3700U
4165 Points ∼8% +64%
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, R5 2500U
3549 Points ∼7% +40%
Chuwi AeroBook Plus
Intel Iris Graphics 550, 6287U
2543 Points ∼5%
Average Intel Iris Graphics 550
  (1782 - 2696, n=6)
2435 Points ∼5% -4%
Lenovo Yoga C740-15IML
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U
1999 Points ∼4% -21%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i3-1000NG4
1941 Points ∼4% -24%
Dell XPS 15 7590 i5 iGPU FHD
Intel UHD Graphics 630, i5-9300H
1750 Points ∼3% -31%
Asus Vivobook 15 F512DA-SH31
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, R3 3200U
1678 Points ∼3% -34%
3DMark 11 Performance
2695 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
8532 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
1552 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
599 points
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low med. high ultra
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 82.5 43.5 26.9 23.6 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 22.7 15.9 14.1 fps

Emissions

System Noise

The internal fan pulses more frequently and abruptly than we would like. Expect a fan noise in the 34 to 36 dB(A) range even if simply video streaming to be louder than most other Ultrabooks.

Electronic noise or coil whine is thankfully unnoticeable unless if placing an ear near the keyboard keys.

Single ~50 mm fan and two heat pipes
Single ~50 mm fan and two heat pipes
Soldered RAM modules adjacent to the processor
Soldered RAM modules adjacent to the processor
Chuwi AeroBook Plus
Iris Graphics 550, 6287U, HIKVision HS-SSD-C100N M.2 SATA III SSD 256 GB
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.6 GHz, 560X)
Radeon Pro 560X, i7-8850H, Apple SSD AP0512
Dell XPS 15 7590 i5 iGPU FHD
UHD Graphics 630, i5-9300H, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
Lenovo Yoga C740-15IML
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
Asus Vivobook 15 F512DA-SH31
Vega 3, R3 3200U, SanDisk X600 SD9SN8W-128G
Noise
-7%
5%
7%
-0%
8%
off / environment *
28.5
29.6
-4%
29.3
-3%
29.3
-3%
30.13
-6%
29.2
-2%
Idle Minimum *
28.5
30.1
-6%
29.3
-3%
29.3
-3%
30.13
-6%
29.2
-2%
Idle Average *
31.1
30.1
3%
29.3
6%
29.3
6%
30.13
3%
29.2
6%
Idle Maximum *
33
30.1
9%
29.8
10%
29.6
10%
30.13
9%
29.2
12%
Load Average *
36.4
46.8
-29%
32.4
11%
32.4
11%
38.8
-7%
30.5
16%
Load Maximum *
41.2
46.8
-14%
37.2
10%
33.3
19%
38.8
6%
34
17%
Witcher 3 ultra *
36

* ... smaller is better

Noise Level

Idle
28.5 / 31.1 / 33 dB(A)
Load
36.4 / 41.2 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   BK Precision 732A (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 28.5 dB(A)

Temperature

Surface temperatures will always be warmer on the left half of the Chuwi laptop than the right due to how the processor is positioned inside. When idling on desktop, hot spots can be as warm as 35 C compared to just 27 C on the coolest spot. When running heavy loads for long periods, these same hot spots can be as warm as 45 C to 50 C. While not particularly bothersome during day-to-day browsing loads, the wide temperature difference between the two halves of the chassis is very noticeable.

Rear exhaust
Rear exhaust
AC adapter after running Prime95 for half an hour
AC adapter after running Prime95 for half an hour
Max. Load
 44.8 °C
113 F
35.8 °C
96 F
28.4 °C
83 F
 
 38.8 °C
102 F
37.8 °C
100 F
25.2 °C
77 F
 
 31 °C
88 F
27.2 °C
81 F
25.4 °C
78 F
 
Maximum: 44.8 °C = 113 F
Average: 32.7 °C = 91 F
31.2 °C
88 F
41.2 °C
106 F
49.2 °C
121 F
28.8 °C
84 F
35.2 °C
95 F
40.2 °C
104 F
28.2 °C
83 F
31 °C
88 F
34.4 °C
94 F
Maximum: 49.2 °C = 121 F
Average: 35.5 °C = 96 F
Power Supply (max.)  48.2 °C = 119 F | Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | Fluke 62 Mini IR Thermometer
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 32.7 °C / 91 F, compared to the average of 31 °C / 88 F for the devices in the class Multimedia.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 44.8 °C / 113 F, compared to the average of 36.5 °C / 98 F, ranging from 21.1 to 71 °C for the class Multimedia.
(-) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 49.2 °C / 121 F, compared to the average of 38.9 °C / 102 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 30.3 °C / 87 F, compared to the device average of 31 °C / 88 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 31 °C / 87.8 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(±) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 29 °C / 84.2 F (-2 °C / -3.6 F).
System idle (top)
System idle (top)
System idle (bottom)
System idle (bottom)
Prime95 stress (top)
Prime95 stress (top)
Prime95 stress (bottom)
Prime95 stress (bottom)

Stress Test

We stress the laptop with synthetic loads to identify for any potential throttling or stability issues. When running Prime95, the CPU would boost to 3.3 GHz for about 20 seconds until it reaches a core temperature of 88 C. Thereafter, clock rates and temperature would drop slightly and stabilize at 3.1 GHz and 86 C, respectively. Running both Prime95 and FurMark would throttle both clock rate and temperature down even further as shown by the screenshots below.

Running on battery power will not limit performance. A 3DMark 11 test on batteries returns Physics and Graphics scores of 5039 and 2692 points, respectively, compared to 5024 and 2543 points when on mains.

Prime95 stress
Prime95 stress
Prime95+FurMark stress. Note the sudden drop in clock rate and temperature when FurMark is initiated
Prime95+FurMark stress. Note the sudden drop in clock rate and temperature when FurMark is initiated
CPU Clock (GHz) GPU Clock (MHz) Average CPU Temperature (°C)
System Idle -- -- 43
Prime95 Stress 3.2 -- 86
Prime95 + FurMark Stress 1.0 700 71

Speakers

Stereo speakers near front corners
Stereo speakers near front corners
Pink noise at maximum volume. Audio lacks bass, but is otherwise sufficient for video calls
Pink noise at maximum volume. Audio lacks bass, but is otherwise sufficient for video calls
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2037.840.737.82534.336.634.33133.135.833.14031.632.831.65031.531.631.56331.130.631.18029.830.729.810029.629.829.61253327.83316045.727.345.720047.726.247.725049.725.149.731552.824.652.840057.223.957.250060.522.960.563064.721.964.780069.821.269.8100067.42167.4125065.821.265.8160069.820.969.8200071.621.271.6250068.521.168.5315071.121.371.1400063.721.863.7500056.421.956.4630056.722.356.7800063.422.563.41000061.922.461.91250054.122.854.11600059.722.959.7SPL79.43479.4N42.92.142.9median 60.5median 22.4median 60.5Delta7.81.77.835.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6median 17.84.62.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseChuwi AeroBook PlusApple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Chuwi AeroBook Plus audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (79.4 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 17.5% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6.1% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (8.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.8% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (10.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (22.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 78% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 15% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 19%, worst was 41%
Compared to all devices tested
» 57% of all tested devices were better, 9% similar, 34% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 11.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (9.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 2% of all tested devices in this class were better, 1% similar, 97% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 20%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 1% of all tested devices were better, 0% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Energy Management

Power Consumption

The Chuwi is generally more power demanding than the average Ultrabook due to its 28 W CPU and 4K UHD display. Idling on desktop draws between 11 W and 17 W depending on the brightness level and power profile compared to almost half from that from the 15.6-inch Dell Latitude 3590 or Lenovo Yoga C740 when under similar conditions. Running higher loads like 3DMark 06 will draw approximately 30 percent more power for a rough 25 percent increase in graphics performance.

We're able to record a temporary maximum of 58.6 W from the small-medium (~11.2 x 5 x 3.2 cm) 65 W AC adapter as shown by our graphs below.

3DMark 06 power consumption
3DMark 06 power consumption
Prime95 initiated at 10s mark. Consumption spikes to 52.4 W for approximately 20 seconds before falling and stabilizing at 46.9 W
Prime95 initiated at 10s mark. Consumption spikes to 52.4 W for approximately 20 seconds before falling and stabilizing at 46.9 W
Prime95+FurMark initiated at 10s mark. Consumption spikes to 58.6 W before falling and stabilizing at 48 W with only slight fluctuations
Prime95+FurMark initiated at 10s mark. Consumption spikes to 58.6 W before falling and stabilizing at 48 W with only slight fluctuations
Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 1.7 / 2.3 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 11.8 / 13.3 / 16.4 Watt
Load midlight 52.2 / 58.6 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Chuwi AeroBook Plus
6287U, Iris Graphics 550, HIKVision HS-SSD-C100N M.2 SATA III SSD 256 GB, IPS, 3840x2160, 15.6
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.6 GHz, 560X)
i7-8850H, Radeon Pro 560X, Apple SSD AP0512, IPS, 2880x1800, 15.4
Dell XPS 15 7590 i5 iGPU FHD
i5-9300H, UHD Graphics 630, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Lenovo Yoga C740-15IML
i7-10510U, UHD Graphics 620, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ, IPS LED, 1920x1080, 15.6
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
R5 2500U, Vega 8, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Dell Latitude 3590
i5-8250U, UHD Graphics 620, Samsung SSD PM871b MZ7LN256HAJQ, TN LED, 1920x1080, 15.6
Power Consumption
-2%
11%
35%
39%
47%
Idle Minimum *
11.8
3.4
71%
3.79
68%
2.97
75%
4.8
59%
4.3
64%
Idle Average *
13.3
11
17%
6.9
48%
7.2
46%
7
47%
7.2
46%
Idle Maximum *
16.4
14.9
9%
9.2
44%
9.9
40%
9.5
42%
9.8
40%
Load Average *
52.2
78.9
-51%
62
-19%
40.8
22%
40.8
22%
38
27%
Load Maximum *
58.6
91.2
-56%
108
-84%
64.7
-10%
44.3
24%
24
59%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

Runtimes are average at best with the integrated 55 Wh battery. Web browsing on the Balanced power profile at 150-nit brightness would only last for about 4 hours compared to 6 hours or more on the Asus VivoBook 15 or HP Envy x360 15.

Charging from empty to full capacity with the included AC adapter is slow at approximately 2.5 hours.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
4h 06min
Chuwi AeroBook Plus
6287U, Iris Graphics 550, 55 Wh
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.6 GHz, 560X)
i7-8850H, Radeon Pro 560X, 83 Wh
Dell XPS 15 7590 i5 iGPU FHD
i5-9300H, UHD Graphics 630, 97 Wh
Lenovo Yoga C740-15IML
i7-10510U, UHD Graphics 620, 60.3 Wh
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
R5 2500U, Vega 8, 55.8 Wh
Asus Vivobook 15 F512DA-SH31
R3 3200U, Vega 3, 37 Wh
Battery Runtime
150%
243%
153%
73%
45%
Reader / Idle
WiFi v1.3
246
614
150%
844
243%
622
153%
426
73%
357
45%
Load
100
120
Witcher 3 ultra
88

Pros

+ strong visual design for the price
+ supports USB Type-C charging
+ accessible 2x M.2 2280 bays
+ inexpensive for a 4K laptop
+ decent selection of ports
+ large, roomy clickpad
+ integrated NumPad
+ sharp 4K display
+ 2 MP webcam

Cons

- hinges creak when adjusting their angle
- Space key doesn't always register
- clickpad surface tends to skip
- no IR or fingerprint reader
- fan noise tends to pulse
- average battery life
- spongy mouse click
- no Thunderbolt 3
- slow charge rate
- soldered RAM
- old processor
- 1x1 WLAN

Verdict

In review: Chuwi AeroBook Plus. Test unit provided by Chuwi
In review: Chuwi AeroBook Plus. Test unit provided by Chuwi

The Chuwi AeroBook Plus cuts a lot of corners in order to offer a beautiful 4K display at this price range. Some of them are reasonable like the 1x1 WLAN, soldered RAM, SATA III SSD, and lack of Thunderbolt 3 support. Others, however, are not acceptable. The unreliable keyboard and clickpad make the laptop more difficult to use than it needs to be and the longevity of the hinges is questionable. The quality control of Chuwi products could certainly be better based on our experience with several of their laptops thus far. Still, we acknowledge that our particular unit may be a pre-production system as the AeroBook Plus is still in its crowdfunding phase.

There are a few aspects of the system that deserve praise. The very large clickpad, deep key travel, wide port options, and attractive visual design help the AeroBook Plus stand out from the crowd. Other laptops in its price range like the Asus VivoBook, Dell Inspiron, or HP Pavilion are mostly plastic and thicker in comparison.

If you really want an Ultrabook with a 4K display without breaking the bank, then we recommend older Kaby Lake or Kaby Lake-R laptops from Dell, HP or Lenovo as they offer stronger warranty options and better quality control.

Great looks with a great 4K display. Almost everything else is merely average or in need of fixing such as the jumpy clickpad, weak hinges, or unresponsive keyboard keys.

Chuwi AeroBook Plus - 05/22/2020 v7
Allen Ngo

Chassis
63 / 98 → 64%
Keyboard
71%
Pointing Device
67%
Connectivity
49 / 80 → 62%
Weight
67 / 20-72 → 90%
Battery
58 / 95 → 61%
Display
80%
Games Performance
54 / 90 → 60%
Application Performance
76 / 90 → 84%
Temperature
88%
Noise
88 / 95 → 93%
Audio
69%
Camera
37 / 85 → 43%
Average
67%
73%
Multimedia - Weighted Average
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Allen Ngo, 2020-05-22 (Update: 2020-05-22)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.