Chuwi MiniBook CWI526
Average of 4 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Chuwi MiniBook CWI526
The Chuwi MiniBook is surprisingly a well-balanced and versatile netbook with its respectable system performance, bright 1080p touchscreen, and selection of ports. The unorthodox keyboard layout and twitchy mouse button will take some getting used to.
Source: Slashgear Archive.org version
As with any unconventional device, the biggest question that will come to consumers’ minds is “why”. After all, for $500, the starting price of the Core m3 configuration with 8 GB RAM, you could probably get a more powerful laptop that’s more comfortable to type on. You won’t, however, be able to find a laptop of that price that you can drop in a small bag or big purse, definitely not one that can outperform even cheaper notebooks running on Intel Celerons and Pentiums.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/13/2019
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Make Use Of Archive.org version
For most people, a single question can help you determine whether you should buy the Chuwi MiniBook 8″: How important is a small size for you? If mobility is your number one concern, getting used to the cramped keyboard and less-than-perfect mouse replacement won’t be a waste of your time. That said, it may be tough to come to terms with the price. Considering the power that’s packed into its tiny frame, this computer isn’t overpriced. It just feels like it should cost less than it does, given the small size. Given the lower price of other Chuwi computers like the excellent 14.1-inch Lapbook, the price feels even more like an anomaly.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/30/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Techradar Archive.org version
The Chuwi MiniBook 2-in-1 laptop is an engineering feat but probably not what we’d call a productivity champion. It will get heads to turn but you will definitely get more done on a traditional laptop. The keyboard and pointing device are simply not good or comfortable enough.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/18/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
Intel UHD Graphics 600: Integrated low-end graphics adapter with DirectX 12 support, which can be found in some ULV SoCs from the Gemini Lake series. Compared to the HD Graphics 500, the 600 offers improved display outputs. Compared to the faster UHD Graphics 605, the 600 offers less shaders at lower clock speeds.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
Celeron N4100: Low power quad-core SoC from the Gemini Lake series for inexpensive notebooks. Runs with clocks between 1.1-2.4 GHz and integrates a DirectX 12 capable graphics adapter. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This display format is in the mid-range for smartphones. It offers a compromise between good visibility, details and resolution on the screen, and you can still fit it into trouser pockets.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
71.55%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.