Chuwi UBook detachable shipping this month with an Intel N4100 CPU, 8 GB of RAM, and 256 GB storage for $350
Not to be confused with the Chuwi UBook Pro, the Chuwi UBook tablet is the smaller and even cheaper version aimed at users considering a Microsoft Surface Go. Indeed, one quick look at the device and the visual similarities between it and the Microsoft equivalent are obvious.
In Chuwi's defense, the UBook has some features going for it not found on the Surface Go including two USB Type-A ports, a Micro-HDMI port, and a Type-C port. Its 11.6-inch 1080p 16:9 display will work better for multimedia playback when compared to the 10-inch 1200p 3:2 display of the Surface Go. Based on our time with the UBook Pro, however, we fully expect the detachable keyboard on the UBook to be more flexible and with spongier keyboard keys than the "proper" Surface Type Cover.
Expect our review on the Chuwi UBook to come soon. In the meantime, check the table below to see the major differences between the UBook and the already shipping UBook Pro.
|Chuwi UBook Pro||Chuwi UBook|
|CPU/GPU||Intel Amber Lake-Y Core m3-8100Y||Intel Gemini Lake Celeron N4100|
|RAM||8 GB||8 GB|
|Display||12.3-inch 1920 x 1280 3:2||11.6-inch 1920 x 1080 16:9|
|Storage||256 GB||256 GB|
|Ports||mini-HDMI, 2x USB 3.0 Type-A, USB Type-C, 3.5 mm headphones||Mini-HDMI, 2x USB 3.0 Type-A, USB Type-C, 3.5 mm headphones|
|Dimensions||292.2 x 207.9 x 9.9 mm||290.4 x 179.3 x 9 mm|
|Weight||780 g||810 g|