Cube i35 3:2 notebook now official for $700 USD
Teased earlier this year as a competitor to the Microsoft Surface Book, Chinese manufacturer Cube has lifted the curtains on the i35 "Thinker" notebook. Cube is promising a more powerful $700 USD SKU to come in the future with Core i5 and Nvidia 940MX options, but the initial $580 USD configuration will launch first with only a Core m3-7Y30 CPU.
The Cube i35 is unique for its 3:2 3000 x 2000 resolution IPS display not unlike the Surface Book detachable. However, the i35 is more of a traditional notebook since its display is fixed, so its design takes inspiration from both the Surface Book and the MacBook Air.
Other core specifications include 8 GB of DDR4 RAM, a 256 GB M.2 SSD, and a 51 Wh internal battery for a claimed 6-hour runtime. The system integrates both Windows Hello and a fingerprint sensor to make this one of the more inexpensive Windows notebooks with such features. Two USB 3.0 Type-A ports and a USB Type-C Gen. 2 port round up the lightweight 1.5 kg chassis.