Chuwi LapBook 14 inch 2017


Chuwi LapBook 14 inch 2017
Chuwi LapBook 14 inch 2017 (LapBook Series)
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 500, Core: 450 MHz,
8192 MB 
, DDR3L, 666.7 MHz, 7-12-12-28
14.1 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 156 PPI, Name: BOE06A8, IPS, glossy: yes
SanDisk DF4128, 128 GB 
RealTek ALC269 @ Intel Apollo Lake SoC - High Definition Audio Controller
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm, Card Reader: TF card up to 128GB
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2
height x width x depth (in mm): 20.5 x 329.2 x 220.5 ( = 0.81 x 12.96 x 8.68 in)
38 Wh, 5000 mAh Lithium-Ion, 7.4V, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 4 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Webcam: FHD
Primary Camera: 2 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Warranty card, Quick Start guide, 12 Months Warranty, fanless
1.4 kg ( = 49.38 oz / 3.09 pounds), Power Supply: 223 g ( = 7.87 oz / 0.49 pounds)
410 USD


Average Score: 80.03% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 11 reviews)
price: 100%, performance: 57%, features: 40%, display: 77% mobility: 79%, workmanship: 72%, ergonomy: 68%, emissions: 94%

Reviews for the Chuwi LapBook 14 inch 2017

74.2% Chuwi LapBook Air 14.1 (N3450, FHD) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
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.
65% Chuwi LapBook Air review: Does this laptop only get by with its looks?
Source: Neowin English
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%
81% Chuwi Lapbook Air hands on: A slim, beautiful PC -- but no touching
Source: English
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%
Chuwi LapBook 14.1 review
Source: Our IT Department English
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
80% Chuwi LapBook review: Value for money notebook
Source: The Indian Express English
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%
Review: Chuwi’s Lapbook 14.1 is ultra cheap, but doesn’t feel like it
Source: BGR English
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 LapBook 14.1 review
Source: English
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
80% Chuwi LapBook 14.1 review: A cheap Windows 10 laptop with a lot to offer under £250
Source: PC Advisor English
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%
Chuwi LapBook 14.1: A surprisingly good budget laptop [Review]
Source: Beta News English
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

Foreign Reviews

80% Chuwi Lapbook 14.1 - Reviews
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Chuwi Lapbook 14.1 - Reviews
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 100%
Chuwi LapBook Air - Könnyed mint a levegő, vékony mint a penge
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. » 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.

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.
1.4 kg:

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

80.03%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Devices with the same GPU

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HD Graphics 500, Celeron N3350, 11.6", 1.27 kg
Medion Akoya E3213
HD Graphics 500, Celeron N3350, 13.3", 1.5 kg
Medion Akoya E3213T-30023176
HD Graphics 500, Celeron N3350, 13.3", 1.1 kg
Asus VivoBook W202NA-YS02
HD Graphics 500, Celeron N3350, 11.6", 1.18 kg
Prestigio Smartbook 133S
HD Graphics 500, Celeron N3350, 13.3", 1.36 kg
Chuwi Lapbook 12.3
HD Graphics 500, Celeron N3450, 12.3", 1.4 kg
Acer Aspire ES1-132-C8J0
HD Graphics 500, Celeron N3350, 11.6", 1.25 kg

Devices from the same Manufacturer

Chuwi Lapbook Air
HD Graphics 500, Celeron N3450, 14.1", 1.74 kg
Chuwi SurBook Mini
HD Graphics 500, Celeron N3450, 10.8", 0.78 kg
Chuwi Surbook
HD Graphics 500, Celeron N3450, 12.3", 1.043 kg
Chuwi Hi13
HD Graphics 500, Celeron N3450, 13.5", 1.1 kg
Chuwi LapBook
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Atom x5 Z8300, 15.6", 1.86 kg
Chuwi HiBook Pro
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Atom x5 Z8300, 10.1", 0.55 kg
Chuwi Hi10 Plus
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Atom x5 Z8300, 10.8", 0.686 kg
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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2017-03-11)