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Chuwi unveils SurBook and SurBook mini tablets

Chuwi SurBook and SurBook mini tablets might arrive with Windows 10 and Linux variants
Chuwi SurBook and SurBook mini
These upcoming slates use both the Intel Celeron N3450 but come in different sizes - 10.5-inch and 12.3-inch. Both feature 6 GB RAM and are expected to come with Windows 10 or Linux on board.

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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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Codrut Nistor, 2017-04-19 (Update: 2017-04-19)
Codrut Nistor

Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.