Chuwi LapBook 14 inch 2017
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Average of 8 scores (from 13 reviews)
Reviews for the Chuwi LapBook 14 inch 2017
Attractive and slow. Chuwi's MacBook Air clone certainly looks nice and could easily pass as an Ultrabook twice the price. Dig a little deeper, however, and the small flaws quickly begin to crack.
Source: Beta News
The LapBook Air 14.1 is a mixed bag. On one hand you have a really cool design and some decent specs (that display is especially attractive for an entry-level laptop), but on the other hand performance is not quite where it should be. It's currently priced at $443 on GearBest, which puts it on the same level as some offerings from established brands like Acer, Dell and HP and makes it hard to recommend.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/25/2018
Overall, this is a pretty decent unit but does have some drawbacks. If you're going to be using this at home or with an external mouse, it might be the perfect option, but for me, I think when you start creeping up towards the $400 price range, there are better and more reliable options from big name brands. Sure, the other options from the likes of Dell, Toshiba, and others aren't as svelte compared to the LapBook Air, but they are certainly more powerful, probably more reliable out of the box, and when something does go wrong, you'll probably have an easier time trying to get it fixed. This was again a good attempt by Chuwi, but it will need to step things up and take things a step further to make this a product that I could fully recommend.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/12/2017
Rating: Total score: 65%
It is a beautiful device, but with no touch, could it be my main laptop? Chuwi has just announced its 13.3 inch tablet / notepad hybrid, the CoreBook, on Indiegogo.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/07/2017
Rating: Total score: 81%
Source: Our IT Department
The Chuwi LapBook 14.1 packs in modest internals in a premium-looking chassis. Then there’s the impressive display as well as a brilliant battery life making it a well-rounded package.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/12/2017
Source: The Indian Express
At this price range, yes even with the shipping, the Chuwi LapBook looks like a good value for money device. For now you need to buy it from an international e-commerce player, but Chuwi is in talks Indian e-tailers to bring the device here directly. If you are looking for a good notebook that helps you consume and create content, then the LapBook seems like a good buy, though with an element of risk attached to it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
In closing, I have to admit that the last thing I thought I’d be doing is writing a recommendation of this particular laptop. These Chinese “grey market” electronics are always tough to gauge, and jumping for one is usually a lesson in severe disappointment. It’s like buying the generic version of your favorite cereal; most of the time you just wished you’d have bought the name you recognized. Chuwi is proving itself to be different, and (trackpad woes aside) the new Lapbook is a pretty fantastic example of that. If you’re looking for a full-fledged Windows 10 notebook to carry out basic to intermediate tasks and don’t want to wreck your wallet, it’s a solid option. The LapBook 14.1 retails for around $299, though you can find it for as cheap as $239. Even at that higher price point it’s a pretty good deal, and if you manage to snag it for less than that it’s just icing on the cake.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/16/2017
Chuwi already make a number of other devices, mostly 2-in-1s, and their next release, the Hi13 looks set to eclipse everything we've seen before. But for now, as a ‘value proposition' it demonstrates everything that's great about buying grey.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/10/2017
Source: Tech Advisor
Chuwi's LapBook is not the fastest laptop you can buy by any stretch of the mind, but it is both capable for most daily tasks and more up to the job than most cheap Windows 10 laptops. The full-HD screen and full-size keyboard are highlights, as is the incredibly quick startup, but you'll want a proper mouse to get around that awful trackpad. Recommended for those looking for a usable Windows 10 laptop at an attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/30/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 100% performance: 70%
Source: Beta News
The LapBook 14.1 is a great option for the money. It has impressive build quality, performs well, has good battery life, and a clean Windows 10 setup. Initially, I mentioned that it retails for $299.99, but if you want to get it you can find it for much less. What's not to like?
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/26/2017
Source: Tweakers NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Tweakers NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 100%
Source: CNet France FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/06/2018
Rating: Total score: 78%
Source: KinaTech HU→EN
Positive: Good price; compact size; good cooling system.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/26/2017
Model: The Chuwi LapBook 14 inch 2017 is an affordable 14.1-inch laptop, featuring an Intel Celeron N3450 CPU, which belongs to the latest 14 nm Atom cores. Codenamed Goldmont, it’s a quad-core model which can hit 2.2 GHz in its 6-Watt TDP. Goldmont in this configuration is known as Apollo Lake, and it features an Intel HD Graphics 500 with 12 EUs up to 700 MHz. The LapBook also features 4 GB of RAM, and 64 GB of eMMC storage, as well as a MicroSD slot for adding up to another 128 GB of storage. Just like the LapBook 14, the charger and the cables are white. It looks nice and in some ways like the previous version of the Macbook Pro. The adapter is compact and connects to the laptop using a small, round connector on the left side. The cable which goes into the wall socket can be swapped. This is useful if users plan on taking the LapBook 14 to places where different plugs are required. The chassis of the Chuwi LapBook 14 inch 2017 is made out of plastic, but it is thick enough that it does not creak or flex when picked. It also has a slightly textured finish, which makes it feel nice to the touch. For the money, the LapBook 14 has great build quality. The LapBook 14 has compact dimensions for a 14.1-inch laptop, mostly thanks to smaller screen bezels and its thinner profile. It measures 32.92 x 22.05 x 2.05 cm (12.96 x 8.68 x 0.81 in) and weighs at 1.46 kg (3.21 lbs).
The keyboard on the Chuwi LapBook is one of the better keyboards on a budget laptop and offers generous travel between the keys. The keys are spaced out well and feel extremely nice and solid. There are no dedicated buttons for any of the hardware functions except the power button. The Chuwi LapBook‘s display is outstanding. The LapBook features a 1920 x 1080 IPS panel. While Chuwi is not alone in the IPS market with HP offering a Carrizo-L powered 14-inch notebook with IPS as well, the IPS display is a huge step up over the TN competition. Having an IPS panel means that the viewing angles are really good, both horizontally and vertically. The LapBook also features 8 mm bezels, which is quite a bit thinner than most laptops‘. The anti-glare coating on the panel and the brightness allow user to use it in direct sunlight. The panel also consumes very little power. The LapBook 14 has a 9,000 mAh battery inside, which promises excellent battery life. Chuwi has also gone with an 802.11ac wireless card from Intel. The LapBook 14 features Bluetooth and two USB ports. Hence, a user can connect a wireless or wired mouse if desired. As for operating system, the LapBook 14 runs on Windows 10 Home. The Chuwi LapBook 14 is priced very reasonably and can be a perfect choice for those who are on a tight budget.
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.
Celeron 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.
This display size represents a treshold between the small sizes of subnotebooks and ultrabooks and the standard-sizes of office- and multimedia laptops on the other hand. Laptops with that size are somewhat rare, nowadays.» 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.
79.78%: 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.