Chuwi CoreBook X Pro refresh released with a 144 Hz display
In September, we reviewed the CoreBook X Pro, a 15.6-inch laptop with a 120 Hz display. While we admired that Chuwi had integrated such a fast panel in a US$559 laptop, the company cut some serious corners. For example, we were not fans of the keyboard, trackpad or build quality, which all could do with being improved. Worse still, Chuwi included misleading and bizarre errors in its product listing.
Now, Chuwi has upgraded the CoreBook X Pro, albeit not with a new processor. Hence, the company still opts for the Intel Core i5-8259U, a chip that is rather long in the tooth in late 2021. Likewise, the revised CoreBook X Pro still relies on 8 GB of RAM and a 512 GB NVMe SSD. The machine can accommodate two M.2 SSDs though, which is not always guaranteed in modern laptops. Chuwi includes upgradable RAM as well, another plus point.
Instead, Chuwi has chosen to upgrade the display from a 120 Hz panel to a 144 Hz one. As we discussed in our review, the CoreBook X Pro's refresh rate was one of its areas of strength and did not need improving upon over the rest of the laptop.
Nonetheless, Chuwi has decided to ignore all other areas and go with a 144 Hz display upgrade. The CoreBook X Pro remains at US$559, so the 24 Hz display upgrade has not resulted in a price uplift, at least.