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Chuwi LapBook Plus: A 15.6-inch 4K MacBook Pro copycat that costs US$459.99

Does the LapBook Plus look familiar at all? (Image source: Chuwi Tablet)
Does the LapBook Plus look familiar at all? (Image source: Chuwi Tablet)
The Chuwi LapBook Plus comes with a 15.6-inch 4K display, an Intel Atom X7-E3950 processor, 8 GB RAM and a 256 GB SSD. Yes, you read that correctly, an Atom CPU powering a 4K display. The device comes with a 36.5 Wh battery too, which will surely result in woeful battery life. The LapBook Plus weighs 1.53 kg, has two USB Type-A ports along with a microSD card reader and a micro HDMI port. The device is available to order on Gearbest for US$459.99 and will ship on July 11.

Chuwi has brought its latest device to market, the LapBook Plus. The device looks remarkably like a MacBook Pro, with Chuwi shamelessly using a wallpaper in its promotional material from the macOS 10.12 Sierra wallpaper deck. Just Google "mac OS sierra pink wallpaper" if you do not believe us. The wallpaper and Space Grey finish is where the comparison with the MacBook Pro stops though.

The LapBook Plus comes with an Intel Atom X7-E3950 processor, 8 GB RAM, a 256 GB SSD and runs Windows 10. These are backed up with a measly 36.5 Wh battery, which powers a 15.6-inch 4K IPS display. Curiously, Chuwi lists the display as being both 4K and FHD, so perhaps there has been a confusion of acronyms there. The company is also promising that the display will cover 100% of sRGB and reach a maximum of 340 nits. The device supports up to 802.11 n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 too, both of which are outdated now for a device released in 2019.

Elsewhere, the LapBook Plus comes with two USB Type-A ports, one of which being USB 3.0 with the other operating at the slower USB 2.0 standard. There is also a microSD card reader and a micro HDMI port, along with a headphone jack and a power connector. Additionally, Chuwi has built-in a 2 MP webcam, and decked the LapBook Plus in a metal unibody chassis.

The LapBook Plus weighs 1.53 kg and measures 362 x 242 x 15.9 mm, although it apparently tapers to just 6 mm at its thinnest point. The laptop is available to pre-order now on Gearbest for US$459.99, from where it will ship on July 11.

(Image source: Chuwi Tablet)
(Image source: Chuwi Tablet)

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Alex Alderson, 2019-07- 4 (Update: 2019-07- 4)
Alex Alderson
Alex Alderson - News Editor
I got my first smartphone aged 11, my first PC aged 12 and I have been tinkering with electronics ever since. I like to keep abreast of the latest news and technology, which inevitably leads me to switch my laptop and phone every few months. When I'm not writing for Notebookcheck, you will find me seeking out new coffee shops, bars and trying to find some hidden gems in record stores.