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Chuwi MiniBook: 8.0-inch UMPC pricing undercuts the GPD P2 Max and One-Netbook One Mix 3

The Chuwi MiniBook will come to Indiegogo on June 19. (Image source: @kangchin_wat)
The Chuwi MiniBook will come to Indiegogo on June 19. (Image source: @kangchin_wat)
Chuwi has announced the pricing of its upcoming MiniBook on Twitter, and it is lower than expected. Two versions of the 8.0-inch convertible mini laptop will arrive at launch, which will be available to order on Indiegogo from June 19.

Just under two weeks ago, Chuwi posted a promotional website for the MiniBook, its next ultra-mobile PC (UPMC), advertising 25% off pre-orders. You may have seen the MiniBook advertised elsewhere as the iLife NG08, upon which we reported in April. Chuwi has pitted the MiniBook against the GPD P2 Max and the One-Netbook One Mix 3, which are also on the horizon.

Previously, Chuwi hinted that the MiniBook could retail for around US$700, but it briefly announced on Twitter full pricing details for both versions that it will release at launch. We say briefly, as company representatives have already deleted the tweet.

The tweet has not been cached anywhere that we could find despite our best efforts. However, we have included a screenshot of our Chrome history that contains what Chuwi tried its best to remove from the internet, at least for the time being. The pricing and information for the two models is as follows:

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Model Deluxe Entry-Level
CPU Core m3-8100Y Celeron N4100
RAM 8 GB LPDDR3 8 GB LPDRR4
Storage 128 GB eMMC SSD 128 GB eMMC SSD
Other Spare M.2 PCIe SSD slot Spare M.2 SATA SSD slot
Early bird price US$499 US$399
Full price US$529 or higher US$429 or higher

Unfortunately, the RAM type is not a typo. Chuwi has confirmed separately that the Deluxe model does not support DDR4 RAM because of a limitation with its processor. Moreover, the MiniBook does not have active pen support, which seems an oversight considering that it is a small convertible laptop. Additionally, the company has stated that the MiniBook will not support dual-booting either.

The MiniBook will go live on Indiegogo on June 19, starting at US$399 for the entry-level model. Chuwi claims that you will only be able to buy at this early bird price if you sign up to its promotional website, which you can do here.

Chuwi's deleted tweet confirming pricing of the MiniBook.
Chuwi's deleted tweet confirming pricing of the MiniBook.
The RAM limitation of the Core m3-8100Y processor. (Image source: Chuwi & Intel)
The RAM limitation of the Core m3-8100Y processor. (Image source: Chuwi & Intel)
(Image source: @kangchin_wat)
(Image source: @kangchin_wat)
(Image source: @kangchin_wat)
(Image source: @kangchin_wat)
(Image source: @kangchin_wat)
(Image source: @kangchin_wat)
 

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Alex Alderson, 2019-05-29 (Update: 2019-05-29)
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.