Chuwi unveils SurBook and SurBook mini tablets
Chuwi is a popular name in China, and their affordable convertibles are starting to become well-known outside Asia as well. The two SurBook slates that have been spotted at the Hong Kong Global Sources Fair are similar to the Microsoft Surface in terms of design but are expected to hit the market carrying a far lower price tag.
The SurBook and SurBook mini feature an Apollo Lake processor, namely the Intel Celeron N3450. Next to this quad-core chip, they also come with 6 GB RAM. There are also some differences:
- Chuwi SurBook - 12.3-inch with 2,736X1,824 pixels, 128 GB eMMC 5.0 storage, USB Type-C
- Chuwi SurBook mini - 10.5-inch with 2,560X1,600 pixels, 64 GB eMMC 5.0 storage
Leaving aside the differences mentioned above, there are a lot of common connectivity features (WiFi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, mini HDMI, 3.5 mm audio jack), as well as the same 2 MP and 5 MP cameras on the front and back.
Chuwi plans to launch the SurBook and SurBook mini in two variants each, one loaded with Windows 10 and the other with Linux, most likely Ubuntu. The price and launch date are not known yet, but we expect these two affordable convertibles to surface in a crowdfunding campaign next month.
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