Chuwi HeroBook 14
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Chuwi HeroBook 14
For $250, you get a pretty good-looking 14-inch laptop with a decent 1080p screen and clickpad. Unfortunately, system performance is far too slow even for the undemanding home user.
Source: Tech Advisor
This is not the most attractive or most powerful laptop we've ever seen, but it is one of the cheapest. If you're on a tight budget and just need a laptop to get online, type emails and watch video, the HeroBook is all you need. A portable design, a large screen and decent battery life help to make up for some of its shortcomings.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/13/2019
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: WinFuture DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/06/2019
Source: Tablet Blog DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/28/2019
Source: MuyComputer ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/17/2019
Rating: Total score: 72% performance: 90% mobility: 80%
Source: Chimera Revo IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/07/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
The Chuwi HeroBook 14 is a budget laptop that has a monstrous 38Wh polymer lithium-ion battery that, coupled with an ultra-low-power Intel CPU, enables the Herobook to last over 9 hours. With fast-charge technology, users can enjoy hours of work or entertainment. It is the Chinese manufacturer’s great attempt to produce a laptop that is very low in price but still delivers decent quality and performance. Each Chuwi Notebook has to undergo a rigorous test, including a 10x1 meter drop test, a 7x24 hours electrical ageing test, a 20,000 times interface plug test, a 30,000 times shaft turning test, a 100k times key test, 23 general performance tests, 14 different attribute tests for hardware full inspection, and a -20C to -60C high temperature test. Packed with Intel's new generation Quad-Core E8000 processor and four threads, the HeroBook can handle up to 2.0GHz Turbo Boost speeds thanks to the 14-nm processor technology and 5W ultra-low-power design; the built-in HD Graphics N3000 ensures faster image processing compared to its predecessors and hard-decoding of 4K video. The Herobook with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage helps users run multiple apps seamlessly, while up to 128GB TF expansion provides plenty of room for all their documents, photos and videos. A separate M.2 SSD expansion slot is provided to expand the storage with something that is bigger and probably faster than the installed memory.
As for the display, the HeroBook is equipped with a 14.1-inch IPS 16:9 screen with a wider vision and a 1920 x 1080 ultra high definition resolution that brings vivid details. Aside from that, the night mode and colour setting will help reduce the onset of eye strain. Some reports say the screen is good enough for working but not the best for media playback. The borderless C-side of the Herobook’s keyboard is a rather compact and simple keyboard. Meanwhile, the full-sized keyboard that features 17mm keycap and 3mm key pitch makes typing more enjoyable and comfortable. The 5.75-inch oversized touchpad of the Herobook supports a variety of touch gestures that make it easy and intuitive to interact with the laptop, offering users precise control and uniform response. The Herobook is equipped with high-speed M.2, USB 3.0, Micro-HDMI, a fast-charging DC port, a headphone jack, and a micro-SD card slot, giving the Herobook hassle-free connectivity for versatile flexibility. Aside from that, it also has Quad independent high-quality speakers that deliver a resonant sound effect, minimized distortions, and capture details to create an immersive audio experience from all angles. In conclusion, the Chuwi HeroBook 14 is an impressive great-value laptop at a surprisingly low price tag. It can perform the most basic tasks such as browsing, streaming, checking emails and basic office tasks well. It is not designed to outperform other competitor’s 14-inch laptops, but it is a pretty decent laptop considering its low price tag.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell): Integrated graphics card in the Intel Braswell series (2016 Celeron) processors. Based on the Broadwell architecture (Intel Gen8) supporting DirectX 11.2. Depending on the processor offers 12 shader cores (EU) and different clock speeds.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
E8000: SoC with an integrated quad core Atom processor clocked at 1.04 - 2 GHz (single core boost), an Intel HD Graphics GPU and a dual channel LPDDR3-1600 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
68.43%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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