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Atom-powered Chuwi Lapbook 12.3 now available for $299 USD for a limited time

Atom-powered Chuwi Lapbook 12.3 now available for $299 USD for a limited time
Atom-powered Chuwi Lapbook 12.3 now available for $299 USD for a limited time
June 21, 2017 update: Gearbest is celebrating the launch of the super-thin Chuwi netbook with another promotion for only the first 100 customers.

June 21, 2017 update: Online retailer Gearbest is hosting another sale on the Chuwi Lapbook for $299 compared to the suggested MSRP of $349. A previous promotion dropped the price to $319, but a new promo code (Chuwi123) will bring the price down even further.

Chinese manufacturer Chuwi has been on a roll lately with new notebook and convertible announcements targeting the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book markets. The previously reported Lapbook 12.3 notebook will now officially launch before the end of this month for under $350 USD through online retailers.

Core specifications include:

  • Intel Celeron N3450 Apollo Lake CPU
  • 2736 x 1824 resolution 3:2 display
  • 6 GB RAM
  • 64 GB eMMC + M.2 2242 slot for secondary storage + MicroSD slot
  • USB 3.0, USB 2.0, mini-HDMI
  • Dual-band WLAN + Bluetooth 4.2
  • 37 Wh internal battery
  • Windows 10 or Linux Ubuntu
  • 30.0 x 22.3 x 1.67 cm
  • 1.4 kg

The passively-cooled Chuwi Lapbook is notable for its full aluminum chassis, uncommon M.2 2242 secondary storage, and its 3:2 display ratio. The taller display in particular makes the Lapbook a good solution for word processing, web browsing, and presentations compared to standard 16:9 alternatives as web pages and word documents benefit more from the squarer aspect ratio. We suspect that the Achilles heel of the Lapbook will be its slow Celeron N3450 CPU as this is a processor typically reserved for low-power netbooks and mini PCs.

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Allen Ngo, 2017-06-22 (Update: 2017-06-22)
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.