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Chuwi HeroBook 14


Chuwi HeroBook 14
Chuwi HeroBook 14 (HeroBook Series)
Intel Atom x5-E8000 4 x 1 - 2 GHz, Cherry Trail
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell), Core: 320 MHz, Memory: 533 MHz, DDR3,
4 GB 
14.00 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, InfoVision IVO057D, IPS, glossy: no
SanDisk DF4064, 64 GB 
Intel Cherryview/Braswell SoC - HD Audio Controller
1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: MicroSD
Realtek RTL8723B USB 2.0 (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth 4.x
height x width x depth (in mm): 21.3 x 332 x 214 ( = 0.84 x 13.07 x 8.43 in)
38 Wh Lithium-Ion, 3.5mm, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 7 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Webcam: 0.3MP
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, 12 Months Warranty, fanless
1.48 kg ( = 52.21 oz / 3.26 pounds), Power Supply: 164 g ( = 5.78 oz / 0.36 pounds)
250 USD



Average Score: 68.43% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 57%, features: 35%, display: 79% mobility: 75%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: 72%, emissions: 97%

Reviews for the Chuwi HeroBook 14

71.7% Chuwi HeroBook 14 (Atom x5-E8000, FHD) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
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.
60% Chuwi HeroBook review
Source: Tech Advisor English version
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%

Foreign Reviews

Chuwi HeroBook 14 Günstiges Notebook mit Schwächen
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/06/2019
Chuwi HeroBook Ein 14 Zoll Notebook für unter 200 Euro
Source: Tablet Blog German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/28/2019
72% Chuwi HeroBook, análisis: un portátil barato y equilibrado
Source: MuyComputer Spanish ES→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/17/2019
Rating: Total score: 72% performance: 90% mobility: 80%
70% Recensione CHUWI HeroBook: lapbook ultra-economico.. ma con una marcia in più!
Source: Chimera Revo Italian IT→EN version
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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

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.


There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.

The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

68.43%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Current Prices
Stefan Hinum (Update: 2019-04-14)