Notebookcheck

Chuwi teases a new Lapbook Air which can be mistaken for a Macbook Air

The Chuwi LapBook Air 14.1 could visually be mistaken for an Apple product if not for the logo on the back. (Source: Chuwi)
The Chuwi LapBook Air 14.1 could visually be mistaken for an Apple product if not for the logo on the back. (Source: Chuwi)
Chuwi have teased a new product which imitates the MacBook Air but with a thin bezel design that allows a 14.1-inch screen. Chuwi claim that the LapBook Air gets as thin as 6 mm, while retaining at least two full sized USB ports and a 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Chuwi, known for manufacturing relatively cheap laptops that look and feel premium, is dropping tidbits of information about their new Lapbook Air. The Lapbook Air is a 14.1-inch laptop designed to mimic the MacBook Air, and Chuwi is quite certain that if you covered their logo people would think you were using an Apple product — if that's your thing, of course.

The details so far are lacking (annoyingly), but the teasers include that the 14.1-inch screen will have very thin bezels around it, possibly similar to the design on the Dell XPS 13. The weight is around 1.3 kg (2.87 pounds) which isn't bad for a laptop of this size, and Chuwi claims that is it only 6 mm (0.24 inches) thick, although it is hard to imagine that this measurement was taken from anywhere other than the thinnest point. After all, even the tiny Asus Zenbook 3 is 12 mm (0.46 inches) thick. One side of the laptop is visible in the press images and we can see that it has at least two full sized USB ports and a 3.5 mm headphone jack, which are both positive features in our opinion.

We have contacted Chuwi for more details, and we will update you with specifications, pricing, and an expected release date once we know more.

A MacBook-Air-esque design but running Windows 10 by default. (Source: Chuwi)
A MacBook-Air-esque design but running Windows 10 by default. (Source: Chuwi)

Working For Notebookcheck

Are you a loyal reader of notebookcheck? Are you a techie who knows how to write? Then join our Team!

Especially wanted: 
German-English-Translator - Details here
Review Editor - 
Details here
News Editor - Details here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source(s)

Chuwi

static version load dynamic
Loading Comments
Comment this article
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > News > News Archive > Newsarchive 2017 08 > Chuwi teases a new Lapbook Air which can be mistaken for a Macbook Air
Craig Ward, 2017-08-10 (Update: 2017-09- 1)
Craig Ward
Craig Ward - News Editor
I grew up in a family surrounded by technology, starting with my father loading up games for me on a Commodore 64, and later on a 486. In the late 90's and early 00's I started learning how to tinker with Windows, while also playing around with Linux distributions, both of which gave me an interest for learning how to make software do what you want it to do, and modifying settings that aren't normally user accessible. After this I started building my own computers, and tearing laptops apart, which gave me an insight into hardware and how it works in a complete system. Now keeping up with the latest in hardware and software news is a passion of mine.