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Chuwi Ubook 2-in-1 will be a cheaper version of the Microsoft Surface Go

Chuwi Ubook 2-in-1 will be a cheaper version of the Microsoft Surface Go (Source: Chuwi)
Chuwi Ubook 2-in-1 will be a cheaper version of the Microsoft Surface Go (Source: Chuwi)
The Windows detachable combines the U-shaped metal kickstand of the Spectre x2 and the Alcantara look of the Surface Pro keyboard with a passively-cooled Core m3 processor. Chuwi is promising a retail price of just under $400 if the Kickstarter proves to be successful.

Chuwi has been shameless in some of its product designs. The LapBook Air, for example, closely resembles the MacBook Air but for a fraction of the price. The upcoming UBook 2-in-1 detachable looks to be Chuwi's inexpensive knockoff of the Microsoft Surface Go and HP Spectre x2 detachables.

The 11.6-inch detachable will sport a passively-cooled Core m3 CPU similar to the lowest-end SKU of the 2017 Surface Pro. To better compete against the Surface Go, however, the UBook 2-in-1 will sport dual USB Type-A ports compared to none on the Microsoft equivalent. Both RAM and storage will also be doubled to 8 GB LPDDR3 and 128 GB, respectively, with an even higher-end 1 TB option planned.

Chuwi intends to launch the UBook 2-in-1 for under $400 USD compared to almost twice that for the Surface Pro or Spectre x2. Availability will be unveiled once its Kickstarter page is up and running. Based on our experience with the LapBook series, the UBook 2-in-1 should be decent for browsing, streaming, and word processing as the low-power Core m3 processor will likely be a bottleneck for heavier tasks.

Chuwi Ubook 2-in-1 specifications (Source: Chuwi)
Chuwi Ubook 2-in-1 specifications (Source: Chuwi)

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Allen Ngo, 2019-01-16 (Update: 2019-01-21)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.