Chuwi to refresh its UBook 2-in-1 tablet with Intel Amber Lake CPUs
Chuwi’s UBook tablet launched earlier this year was not exactly what users expected for a 2019 2-in-1 tablet. One of the most requested upgrades has been a new ULV CPU to replace the outdated Core m3-6Y30 model, and Chuwi now intends to release a refreshed version called UBook Pro that integrates an Amber Lake m3-8100Y dual-core / quad-thread CPU.
The upcoming UBook Pro version will also pack a larger 12.3-inch IPS fully laminated touchscreen with FHD resolution and 3:2 aspect ratio, plus a 2,048 pressure-level stylus. Chuwi’s signature U-shaped kickstand along with the detachable backlit keyboard dock are also included in the standard package, while the tablet itself is ultraportable, with a 0.35-inch profile and a total weight of 1.7 pounds.
In addition to the new ULV CPU, the UBook Pro version integrates the same 8 GB of LPDDR3 RAM, but now comes standard with 256 GB M.2 SSD storage, and users can further expand storage capabilities via the TF card slot. Since it has a larger screen now, the Pro model should also feature a larger battery, most likely a 42 Wh one that will be recharged via a USB-C port. Other features include front and rear cams, microHDMI out and audio jack.
Pre-orders for the Pro version are scheduled to begin September 25, even though the exact price has not yet been disclosed (most likely in the US$500 range). Chuwi also wants to incentivize early supporters who sign-up before September 25 with a 25% discount.