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Chuwi to refresh its UBook 2-in-1 tablet with Intel Amber Lake CPUs

The new Chuwi UBook Pro is getting a larger 12.3-inch screen. (Source: Chuwi)
The new Chuwi UBook Pro is getting a larger 12.3-inch screen. (Source: Chuwi)
Users who pre-ordered the UBook launched in early 2019 were not really impressed with the outdated CPU and have been requesting an upgrade to a newer model. Chewi listened and is now preparing to launch the UBook Pro powered by the Amber Lake m3-8100Y dual-core CPU from Intel. It still packs 8 GB of LPDDR3 RAM, but upped the default storage to 256 GB, and also comes with a larger 12.3-inch screen.
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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 One of the most requested upgrades has been a new ULV CPU to replace the outdated Core m3-6Y30 model, and Chuwi now intends to release a refreshed version called UBook Pro that integrates an Amber Lake m3-8100Y dual-core / quad-thread CPU.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.

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I first stepped into the wondrous IT&C world when I was around seven years old. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, whether they were from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I'm also an avid reader of science fiction, an astrophysics aficionado, and a crypto geek. I started writing PC-related articles for Softpedia and a few blogs back in 2006. I joined the Notebookcheck team in the summer of 2017 and am currently a senior tech writer mostly covering processor, GPU, and laptop news.
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Bogdan Solca, 2019-09-12 (Update: 2019-09-12)