Chuwi SurBook Mini
Secondary Camera: 2 MPix
Average of 6 scores (from 13 reviews)
Reviews for the Chuwi SurBook Mini
Source: Tech Advisor
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%
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%
Source: Make Use Of
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%
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%
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
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Source: Tech Stage DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/17/2018
Source: Blick DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/02/2018
Source: Tom's Hardware DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/25/2018
Source: Tablet Blog DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/23/2017
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget 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
Source: Chimera Revo 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%
Source: Techzilla.it 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.
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.
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.