Chuwi MiniBook CWI526


Chuwi MiniBook CWI526
Chuwi MiniBook CWI526
Intel Celeron N4100 4 x 1.1 - 2.4 GHz, Gemini Lake
Graphics adapter
Intel UHD Graphics 600, Core: 300 MHz,
8192 MB 
, DDR4, 1200 MHz
8.00 inch 16:10, 1920 x 1200 pixel 283 PPI, 10-point capacitive, AU Optronics AUO17D8, IPS, glossy: yes
128 GB eMMC Flash, 128 GB 
Intel Gemini Lake SoC - High Definition Audio Controller
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, Card Reader: MicroSD, Sensors: Gyroscope
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.0
height x width x depth (in mm): 19.3 x 201 x 128.6 ( = 0.76 x 7.91 x 5.06 in)
26.6 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Primary Camera: 2 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes
662 g ( = 23.35 oz / 1.46 pounds), Power Supply: 173 g ( = 6.1 oz / 0.38 pounds)
430 USD



Average Score: 71.55% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 55%, features: 40%, display: 83% mobility: 85%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 49%, emissions: 87%

Reviews for the Chuwi MiniBook CWI526

76.2% Chuwi at its Best: Chuwi MiniBook Netbook Review | Notebookcheck
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.
60% Chuwi MiniBook Review: Big potential with small problems
Source: Slashgear English
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%
80% Chuwi MiniBook 8: The Netbook Makes a Comeback?
Source: Make Use Of English
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%
70% Chuwi Minibook 2-in-1 laptop review
Source: Techradar English
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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

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 size is a threshold between tablets and smartphones. Most tablets have larger screen diagonals but a lot of smartphones offer such a big screen.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.662 kg:

This weight is typical for small tablets.

71.55%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2019-08-28)