Chuwi HeroBook Pro 14 refreshed with a faster Intel Gemini Lake processor
Chuwi has refreshed the HeroBook Pro 14, a laptop the company introduced in early 2020. Until now, Chuwi has offered the HeroBook Pro 14 with a Celeron N4000, a dual-core processor based on Intel's Gemini Lake architecture. For reference, Intel bases the Celeron N4000 on a 14 nm process and assigns a 6 W TDP. The processor also features UHD Graphics 600, 4 MB of L2 cache and lacks Intel Hyper-Threading support.
For some reason, Chuwi has upgraded the HeroBook Pro 14 to the Celeron N4020, which shares all essential characteristics with the Celeron N4000. According to our database, the former delivers 5% more performance than the latter, but only because of a 200 MHz higher boost clock speed. Chuwi maintains 8 GB of LPDDR4 RAM too, along with a SATA 3.0 SSD. In other words, do not expect any performance upgrades in other areas. Ultimately, selling a laptop with SATA 3.0-based storage in 2022 is disappointing, considering the performance uplift that a PCIe Gen3 SSD would provide.
Likewise, the HeroBook Pro 14 still has a 14.1-inch IPS panel that resolves at 1,920 x 1,080 pixels and 60 Hz. Similarly, the HeroBook Pro 14 maintains the original model's 38 Wh battery, 333 x 214 x 21.3 mm dimensions and 1.4 kg weight. Moreover, the HeroBook Pro 14 has USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 Type-A ports, a 3.5 mm jack, a microSD card reader and a mini HDMI port. Currently, the HeroBook Pro 14 is orderable from Amazon (affiliate link) for US$239.99, including a US$30 coupon. Alternatively, the company offers the laptop on its website at US$299 for US customers. Incidentally, Chuwi sells the HeroBook Pro 14 on its website in European, Japanese and UK variants as well.