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Chuwi MiniBook to start at US$499 in limited quantities

The Chuwi MiniBook should pack a punch despite its diminutive size. (Image source: Chuwi)
The Chuwi MiniBook should pack a punch despite its diminutive size. (Image source: Chuwi)
The Chuwi MiniBook will feature an Intel Core m3-8100Y or a Celeron N4100 processor, 8 GB of RAM and a 128 GB SSD in a compact UMPC form factor. The convertible will be available to order from next Wednesday for US$499 for the Core m3-8100Y model.

It is just 6 days until the Chuwi MiniBook goes live on crowdfunding website Indiegogo, but the Chinese company has lifted the lid on early availability for its early bird prices. Previously, Chuwi deleted a tweet that confirmed the pricing of its two MiniBook SKUs and has been quiet on the matter since. Now, the company has emailed subscribers in the last push to get them to part with their cash next Wednesday.

We are still expecting Chuwi to launch two models, although its recent email refers to only the Core m3-8100Y model being brought to Indiegogo. The specifications of the two models that Chuwi has already confirmed are as follows:

Model Entry-Level Deluxe
CPU Intel Celeron N4100 Intel Core m3-8100Y
RAM 8 GB LPDDR4 8 GB LPDRR3
Storage 128 GB eMMC SSD 128 GB eMMC SSD
Other Spare M.2 SATA SSD slot Spare M.2 PCIe SSD slot

Chuwi has confirmed that the deluxe model will cost US$499 for super-early bird orders. This pricing will be limited to the first 300 orders with the retail price being US$665. Do not be surprised if Chuwi offers a mid-tier early-bird price too though. According to its since-deleted tweet, the entry-level model will initially cost US$399 for early-bird backers and will rise to "US$429 or higher" after that. Going by the deluxe model pricing structure, we suspect that the entry-level model will probably eventually cost US$532.

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Chuwi subscriber email

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Alex Alderson, 2019-06-13 (Update: 2019-06-13)
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.