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Chuwi HeroBook Series

Chuwi HeroBook ProProcessor: Intel Atom x5 E8000, Intel Gemini Lake Celeron N4000
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell), Intel UHD Graphics 600
Display: 14.00 inch, 14.10 inch
Weight: 1.4kg, 1.48kg
Price: 250 euro
Average Score: 67.96% - average
Average of 7 scores (from 12 reviews)
: - %, performance: 68%, features: 35%, display: 79%
mobility: 76%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: 72%, emissions: 97%

 

Chuwi HeroBook 14

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

Specifications

Chuwi HeroBook 14Notebook: Chuwi HeroBook 14
Processor: Intel Atom x5 E8000
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell)
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.48kg
Price: 250 euro
Links: Chuwi homepage

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Average Score: 67.33% - average

Average of 6 scores (from 10 reviews)

 

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
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%
60% Chuwi HeroBook review
Source: Tech Advisor English
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
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/06/2019
Chuwi HeroBook 14 Günstiges Notebook mit Schwächen
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
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
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/28/2019
Chuwi HeroBook Ein 14 Zoll Notebook für unter 200 Euro
Source: Tablet Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/28/2019
72% Chuwi HeroBook, análisis: un portátil barato y equilibrado
Source: MuyComputer Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/17/2019
Rating: Total score: 72% performance: 90% mobility: 80%
72% Chuwi HeroBook, análisis: un portátil barato y equilibrado
Source: MuyComputer Spanish ES→EN
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
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/07/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Recensione CHUWI HeroBook: lapbook ultra-economico.. ma con una marcia in più!
Source: Chimera Revo Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/07/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Chuwi HeroBook Pro

Specifications

Chuwi HeroBook ProNotebook: Chuwi HeroBook Pro
Processor: Intel Gemini Lake Celeron N4000
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 600
Display: 14.10 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Links: Chuwi homepage

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Foreign Reviews

Laptop do 1000 złotych? Kilka słów o Chuwi HeroBook Pro
Source: Galaktyczny Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Good price; beautiful design; nice display; decent hardware.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/07/2020
Chuwi HeroBook Pro - Teszt - Remek belépőszintű laptop, bors nélkül
Source: KinaTech HU→EN
Positive: Attractive price; compact size; nice display; decent hardware. Negative: Poor webcam; overheats while using.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/14/2020

 

Comment

Chuwi:


Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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.

Intel UHD Graphics 600: Integrated low-end graphics adapter with DirectX 12 support, which can be found in some ULV SoCs from the Gemini Lake series. Compared to the HD Graphics 500, the 600 offers improved display outputs. Compared to the faster UHD Graphics 605, the 600 offers less shaders at lower clock speeds.

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


Intel Atom x5:

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.

Intel Gemini Lake:

Celeron N4000: Low power dual-core SoC from the Gemini Lake series for inexpensive notebooks. Runs with clocks between 1.1-2.6 GHz and integrates a DirectX 12 capable graphics adapter.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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


1.4 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.

1.48 kg:


67.96%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

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

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UHD Graphics 600, Gemini Lake Celeron N4020
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UHD Graphics 600, Gemini Lake Celeron N4020
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UHD Graphics 600, Gemini Lake Celeron N4020

Devices with the same GPU

Samsung Chromebook 4+ 15.6 inch XE350XBA-K01US
UHD Graphics 600, Gemini Lake Celeron N4000, 15.60", 1.7 kg
Acer Aspire 3 A317-32-C20M
UHD Graphics 600, Gemini Lake Celeron N4000, 17.30", 2.7 kg
HP 15-da0263ns
UHD Graphics 600, Gemini Lake Celeron N4000, 15.60", 1.8 kg

Devices from the same Manufacturer

Chuwi AeroBook Pro
UHD Graphics 615, Core m3 m3-8100Y, 13.30", 1.26 kg
Chuwi AeroBook Plus
Iris Graphics 550, Core i5 6287U, 15.60", 1.7 kg
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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2020-08-15)