Chuwi SurBook Mini


Chuwi SurBook Mini
Chuwi SurBook Mini (Surbook Series)
Intel Celeron N3450 4 x 1.1 - 2.2 GHz, Apollo Lake
Graphics adapter
4096 MB 
10.8 inch 16:10, 1920 x 1200 pixel 210 PPI, glossy: yes
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, Card Reader: undefined
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.0
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.7 x 269 x 184 ( = 0.34 x 10.59 x 7.24 in)
27.38 Wh
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Primary Camera: 2 MPix
Secondary Camera: 2 MPix
780 g ( = 27.51 oz / 1.72 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)



Average Score: 77.83% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 13 reviews)
price: 85%, performance: - %, features: 85%, display: 88% mobility: 73%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Chuwi SurBook Mini

70% Chuwi SurBook Mini Review
Source: Tech Advisor English
The SurBook Mini is not the best Windows 2-in-1 you'll find, and in fact is only a 2-in-1 if you're prepared to pay the extra cash for the keyboard. But for the small amount of money you pay, it is a nicely designed and usable budget Windows tablet, provided you don't try to throw too much at it at once and keep a PD charger to hand.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/25/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
84% Chuwi SurBook Mini review – 2 in 1 Tablet PC for Rs. 19,000 (approx)
Source: English
I have been using this SurBook Mini for quite sometime and always take it with me for events, it is compact and gives a really good battery life. I use it for editing stories and with minimal use of PhotoShop.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/21/2018
Rating: Total score: 84%
70% Chuwi SurBook Mini 2-in-1 Tablet Review and Giveaway
Source: Make Use Of English
It’s a tough call. In most respects, the Chuwi SurBook beats its nearest competitor, the Asus Transformer Mini. That owes mostly to its lower cost and newer hardware components. Particularly of note, the SurBook’s Apollo Lake processor makes it without question faster than the Asus Transformer Mini.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/06/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
78% Chuwi SurBook Mini hands-on: A compact workhorse that ticks all the boxes
Source: English
The additional stylus is very responsive. Overall, this is a very nice mini Windows 10 device, and for around $250, you cannot go far wrong.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/19/2018
Rating: Total score: 78%
Chuwi SurBook Mini Tablet PC Unboxing, Hands-On, Performance, Battery Review (Coupon Inside)
Source: Igeekphone English
According to detailed test of Chuwi Surbook Mini, I find it has solved a big issue for me that when i got outside for business trip, i can take it to do office work instead of taking my large computer heavily. In general, Chuwi Surbook Mini design and performance are quite reasonable and powerful, which is a perfect mobile device for entertainment and office work. I have tried to connect with my Bluetooth keyboard and mouse, it can work like a mini Computer. Right now you can use coupon code: techtablets001 to grab one at $245.99 from Gearbest. If necessary, you can also buy its compatible stylus pen for better touching or drawing.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/11/2017

Foreign Reviews

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Chuwi Surbook Mini günstiger Surface-Clone
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/17/2018
China-Tablet für 270 Stutz tritt gegen Microsoft an
Source: Blick German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/02/2018
Günstiger, aber brauchbarer Surface-Klon?
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/25/2018
Ein fast perfekter Surface Klon aus China?
Source: Tablet Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/23/2017
[Análisis] Chuwi SurBook Mini, el clon del Microsoft Surface en oferta limitada en GearBest
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good price; impressive design; nice display; decent processor; USB-C. Negative: Only 64GB storage.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/13/2017
84% Recensione Chuwi Surbook Mini: viva la portabilità!
Source: Chimera Revo Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/30/2018
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 85% features: 85% display: 85% mobility: 75% workmanship: 90%
81% Recensione Chuwi Surbook Mini – I soldi fan bene
Source: Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 85% display: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%


Model: The SurBook Mini ticks all the right boxes and is a genuine Surface 3 replacement. Businesses will love its design and versatility, not to mention the very affordable price tag. At first glance, the Chuwi SurBook Mini looks exactly like its big brother, the Surbook, but there are some subtle differences in this mighty Mini. Obviously, it is a smaller device overall. The product size is 268.9 mm x 183.9 mm, and it is 8.7 mm thick. The Mini weighs 686 g. The Mini uses the same magnesium alloy material for its unibody chassis, and the location of its ports reflects that of its bigger brother. It is also very similar to the Microsoft Surface 3, but that is not a surprise. Chuwi engineers did their homework when it comes to economies of scale and reusing existing components either from competitors or from its own product portfolio. The screen is a fully laminated 10.8-inch model with a 3:2 aspect ratio and a 1920 x 1280-pixel resolution, just like the Surface 3. The brushed finish, the kickstand, which can open up to 125 degrees and the Type Cover magnetic keyboard are all there to remind us where Chuwi got the inspiration for this hybrid.

The device uses the same core components as its bigger brother: an Intel Celeron N3450 CPU, DDR3 RAM, and a SanDisk eMMC 5.1 for storage. The N3450 hails from a newer generation compared to the x7-Z8700 that powered the Surface 3. It might have the same number of cores and threads and the same amount of cache, but a lower frequency means that these two will perform comparably. Its 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage should be more than enough for the road warrior or commuter. A user also gets a pair of 2-megapixel cameras which are great only for quick snaps and video calls, a 35 Wh battery (powered by the same 12V,2A/24W power supply unit found in the SurBook), 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4 (courtesy of the Intel AC3165 chip), and a pair of speakers. The SurBook Mini has a simplified array of ports on the side of the housing. There are two USB 3.0 ports and a USB-C for video, audio, and device charging. It also has a 3.5 mm audio jack. Its 8000 mAh battery is more than adequate for several hours work. If a user ever wanted a Surface 3 but could not manage to buy one, then this device is even better. The SurBook Mini surpasses Microsoft’s hybrid without breaking the bank. There are no enterprise features (like vPro technology, a fingerprint reader, LTE or an encrypted SSD) but that is not what to expect from a device priced this cheaply.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Intel HD Graphics 500: Integrated low-end graphics adapter with DirectX 12 support, which can be found in some ULV SoCs from the Apollo Lake series.

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 N3450: Frugal quad-core SoC from the Apollo Lake series for inexpensive notebook. Runs with clocks between 1.1-2.2 GHz and integrates a DirectX 12 capable graphics adapter. Compared to the previous Atom generation, the per-MHz performance of the CPU architecture was vastly improved and the graphics adapter was improved as well.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This is a typical display size for tablets and small convertibles.

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.

0.78 kg:

This weight is typical for small tablets.

77.83%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

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


Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Chuwi UBook Pro
UHD Graphics 615, Core m3 m3-8100Y, 12.3", 0.78 kg
Chuwi Hi10 Air
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Atom x5 Z8350, 10.1", 0.562 kg
Chuwi HiPad
Mali-T880 MP4, MT6797X, 10.1", 0.49 kg
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
Mali-T880 MP4, MT6797X, 10.8", 0.55 kg
Chuwi Hi8 SE
Mali-T720, Mediatek MT8735, 8", 0.34 kg
Chuwi Hi9 Pro
Mali-T880 MP4, Mediatek Helio X20 MT6797, 8.4", 0.55 kg
Chuwi Hi8 Air
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Atom x5 Z8350, 8", 0.34 kg
Chuwi Hi9 Air
Mali-T880 MP4, Mediatek Helio X20 MT6797, 10.1", 0.55 kg
Chuwi Hi9
PowerVR GX6250, Mediatek MT8173, 8.4", 0.35 kg

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Chuwi AeroBook Pro
UHD Graphics 615, Core m3 m3-8100Y, 13.3", 1.26 kg
Chuwi AeroBook Plus
Iris Graphics 550, Core i5 6287U, 15.6", 1.7 kg
Chuwi MiniBook CWI526
UHD Graphics 600, Gemini Lake Celeron N4100, 8", 0.662 kg
Chuwi LapBook Plus
HD Graphics 505, Atom x7-E3950, 15.6", 1.53 kg
Chuwi AeroBook 13 inch 2019
HD Graphics 515, Core m3 6Y30, 13.3", 1.2 kg
Chuwi HeroBook 14
HD Graphics 400 (Braswell), Atom x5 E8000, 14", 1.48 kg
Chuwi SurBook SE
UHD Graphics 600, Gemini Lake Celeron N4100, 10.1", 0 kg
Chuwi LapBook SE
UHD Graphics 600, Gemini Lake Celeron N4100, 13.3", 1.434 kg
Chuwi CoreBook 13
HD Graphics 615, Kaby Lake m3-7Y30, 13.3", 1.05 kg
Chuwi Lapbook Air
HD Graphics 500, Celeron Celeron N3450, 14.1", 1.74 kg
Chuwi Surbook
HD Graphics 500, Celeron Celeron N3450, 12.3", 1.043 kg
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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2017-12- 7)