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Chuwi Hi13

Specifications

Chuwi Hi13
Chuwi Hi13 (Hi Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
13.5 inch 3:2, 3000 x 2000 pixel 267 PPI, Capacitive, native pen support, IPS, glossy: yes, detachable screen
Mainboard
Apollo Lake
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
Connections
4 USB 2.0, 4 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: TF card, Sensors: G-sensor, Micro USB, Micro HDMI
Networking
802.11a/ac/b/g/n (a/b/g/n), Bluetooth Yes
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.2 x 334 x 222 ( = 0.36 x 13.15 x 8.74 in)
Battery
37 Wh, 7.4V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Primary Camera: 5 MPix
Secondary Camera: 2 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet
Weight
1.1 kg ( = 38.8 oz / 2.43 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
300 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 79.4% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 17 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 75%, features: 70%, display: 80% mobility: 75%, workmanship: 75%, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Chuwi Hi13

80% Chuwi Hi13 Review
Source: PC Advisor English
It's usefully large with a fantastic screen, and it allows you to get your hands on a cheap Windows tablet (potentially 2-in-1 laptop) at an excellent price. But the Chuwi Hi13 is underpowered and heavy, a burden for your bag. The keyboard (sold separately) also makes us want to cry.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/27/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Chuwi Hi13 review: A $500 Surface Book clone that skimps too much
Source: PC World English
When I reviewed the $250 Chuwi 10.1-inch HiBook last year, its sturdy construction and ability to dual-boot between Windows and Android partially redeemed it, in my eyes. Unfortunately, the Hi13 doesn’t follow suit. It’s a heavy, ungainly convertible notebook with neither the performance nor the battery life to justify lugging it around. Yes, it’s about $500, with a truly high-end display that you'd normally find on a device priced at hundreds more. Over time, though, I think its little annoyances will add up to a truly unpleasant experience. I can’t recommend it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/25/2017
Chuwi Hi13 review: A $500 Surface Book clone that skimps too much
Source: Good Gear Guide English
When I reviewed the $250 Chuwi 10.1-inch HiBook last year, its sturdy construction and ability to dual-boot between Windows and Android partially redeemed it, in my eyes. Unfortunately, the Hi13 doesn’t follow suit. It’s a heavy, ungainly convertible notebook with neither the performance nor the battery life to justify lugging it around. Yes, it’s about $500, with a truly high-end display that you'd normally find on a device priced at hundreds more. Over time, though, I think its little annoyances will add up to a truly unpleasant experience. I can’t recommend it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/25/2017
Chuwi Hi13 review
Source: Our IT Department English
On its own merit and at its price, it’s an impressive 2-in-1 device. There’s the stunning display and a solid build quality with good looks, and there’s the occasional performance hit and the top-heavy, uneven design. Overall though, it’s a pretty good package and offers a good enough Windows 10 experience, including inking and multi-touch, on a budget.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/24/2017
Chuwi Hi13 review
Source: Beta News English
The Hi13 is one of the most intriguing devices in Chuwi's lineup, mostly thanks to that super cool display. It performs great, is well equipped in terms of expansion, and is really good value too if you compare it to other similar devices. But, it is not without issues.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/10/2017
Hands on: Chuwi Hi13 review
Source: Techradar English
The Hi13 marks another impressive milestone for lesser-known Chinese vendors. Chuwi has produced a superb convertible with few compromises made, and a design that puts it on-par with the big guns.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/19/2017
86% Chuwi Hi13 review: The tablet that thinks it's a laptop
Source: Zdnet.com English
Chuwi will release its 6GB RAM Lapbook 12.3 at the end of the month. At the moment, I would prefer the larger screen and lighter weight of the Hi13 (the Lapbook weighs 1442g).
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/26/2017
Rating: Total score: 86%
80% Chuwi Hi13 Tablet Review and Giveaway
Source: Make Use Of English
Massive 13.5″ display, coupled with stylish design and innovative hybrid mode make the Hi13 an excellent choice for anyone in the market for a budget to mid-range Windows 10 device.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/25/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Chuwi Hi13 Review: A $369 hybrid notebook that might outshine Microsoft’s Surface Book
Source: BGR English
All-in-all, the Hi13 is another impressive and extremely affordable device from Chuwi, which is starting to really cement a reputation as an example of how Chinese tech firms could beat western brands at their own game. Later this month, Chuwi is set to reveal its Lapbook 12.3, which will pack similar internals to the Hi13 but bump up the memory to 6 GB, and an extremely sharp IPS display. In short, if you haven’t been keeping at least a casual eye on what Chuwi has been cranking out, it’s probably time to consider it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/19/2017
Chuwi HI13 Design, Antutu, Geekbench, Features, Battery Review with Coupon
Source: Igeekphone English
According to general test, we can see Chuwi HI13 is perfect in design, hardware and features. Most importantly, right now it is in flash sale at $339.99, but if you use this exclusive coupon code: intel02 , you can grab one at only $329.99, amazing, right? If you have some technical question, please contact here.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/16/2017

Foreign Reviews

Großes Windows-Tablet mit kleinen Schwächen
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/30/2017
Ein 13,5 Zoll Windows-Tablet für unter 250 Euro
Source: Tablet Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/26/2017
Windows-2-in-1-Device mit 3K-Display
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/02/2017
Chuwi Hi13
Source: ChinaMobileMag German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/22/2017
77% Recensione Chuwi Hi13
Source: Smart World Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/05/2017
Rating: Total score: 77% price: 90% features: 70% display: 80% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 65%
74% Recensione Chuwi Hi13: il tablet Windows 10 che stavi cercando!
Source: Chimera Revo Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/28/2017
Rating: Total score: 74% price: 70% performance: 75% mobility: 70% workmanship: 75% ergonomy: 75%
Recensione Chuwi Hi13: display 3K e Apollo Lake a 310€
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Nice display; decent speakers; solid workmanship; good price. Negative: Relatively heavy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/20/2017

Comment

Model: The Chuwi Hi13 2-in-1 tablet aspires to be a poor man’s Surface Book, with a price tag a mere fraction of Microsoft’s own. It is a beast of a tablet. It has a 13.5-inch Surface Book screen with up to 3,000 x 2,000 pixel resolution in 3:2 aspect ratio. It covers 100 % of the sRGB color gamut with a 480 nits brightness and a 3:2 aspect ratio. There is very little colour shift, guaranteeing excellent viewing angles. Images look sharp and color reproduction is spot-on to the naked eye. As for design, it is a sleek, all-metal body with CNC and dimensions of 334 x 222 mm. It is large enough to be a fully-featured laptop if fitted with the optional keyboard, yet the tablet shouts high-quality mobile device. The keyboard can be attached with the keys facing the screen like a normal laptop. It can also be attached with the keys facing the back of the tablet, which means user can use the keyboard as a horizontal stand for the tablet or vertically like a tent. The tablet itself is about 8.8 mm thick (or 16.5 mm when the keyboard is attached). It weighs 1080 g, which seems heavy compared to other tablets. Most 2-in-1 tablets have settled upon a pair of magnetic hinges that run the length of the tablet, usually securing them to the keyboard. Microsoft’s Surface Book uses a pair of clamps that extend out from the keyboard base, grabbing the tablet securely and disconnecting after a user presses a special key. Chuwi has adopted its own approach, connecting the keyboard and base using two pegs. As it did with the Chuwi HiBook, it all feels extremely sturdy, and user do not need a special key to separate the pieces.

While most 2-in-1s opt for some variation of Intel’s Core chips, Chuwi has tended to favor Intel’s low-cost, low-performance Atom processors. In this case, the Hi13 uses the 1.1 GHz quad-core Celeron (“Apollo Lake”) N3450 that Intel launched in 2016. With 4 GB DDR3L memory and 64 GB eMMC storage, Windows 10 Home should fly. There is also support for an additional TF card of up to 64 GB. The Hi13 has a  2MP front facing camera and a 5 MP rear camera. The front-facing camera takes much better pictures than other tablets, and the auto adjustment lens takes great selfies. The tablet has a 10,000 mAh battery that delivers up to eight hours of usage. It has a micro USB slot, a micro HDMI slot, a docking port, and a 35 mm headphone jack down one edge. A stylus is an optional extra for this tablet. The stylus for the Hi13 looks almost identical to the Surface Pro's. The Surface Pro stylus is magnetized, and the HiPen H3 has a switch near the tip. In all other respects, they are the same. The HiPen H3 stylus has a battery instead of a micro USB charger. The pen also demonstrated smoothly widening ink strokes as user press harder on the screen.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Intel HD Graphics 500: Integrated low-end graphics adapter with DirectX 12 support, which can be found in some ULV SoCs from the Apollo Lake series. 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.
N3450: Frugal quad-core SoC from the Apollo Lake series for inexpensive notebook. Runs with clocks between 1.1-2.2 GHz and integrates a DirectX 12 capable graphics adapter. Compared to the previous Atom generation, the per-MHz performance of the CPU architecture was vastly improved and the graphics adapter was improved as well.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
13.5":

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.
1.1 kg:

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


79.4%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2017-05- 2)