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Cube's upcoming i35 notebook sports a 3000 x 2000 resolution screen

The Cube i35 will have a 3000 x 2000 resolution panel. (Source: Cube)
The Cube i35 will have a 3000 x 2000 resolution panel. (Source: Cube)
The Cube i35 will have a high-res screen but low-powered processor. Intel's Core M3-7Y30 CPU sits at the heart of the thin-and-light but may not be enough to power the dense display.

Cube, a Chinese company known for its Windows/Android dual-OS tablets, may be dipping its toes into the high-end thin-and-light laptop market. A video recently posted to their YouTube account teases the upcoming Cube i35 laptop, and it looks like it has some high-end specs.

The main feature is the 13.5-inch 3000 x 2000 resolution display. The IPS touchscreen is the same size and resolution as Microsoft’s Surface Book, but the similarities don’t stop there. The i35 will also have 8 GB of RAM and a 256 GB SSD.  The SSD will most likely be a SATA drive which will be much slower than the PCIe drive found in the Surface book. The i35 will also have a fingerprint reader integrated into the trackpad, two USB Type-A ports, a USB Type-C port, and an audio jack.

The CPU is an interesting choice. While the Surface Book is powered by either a Core i5-6300U or Core i7-6600U, the Cube i35 will only sport a low-powered Core M3-7Y30. The Core M line of processors benefit from fanless thermal management but may be woefully underpowered to run such a pixel-dense screen.

Chinese tablet makers have been chasing after the success of the Surface line for a few months now. Chuwi recently announced a tablet with the same resolution and a low-powered Intel Celeron N3450, and Teclast released a tablet that looked exactly like the Surface Pro 3. These devices present low-cost alternatives to more elegant devices, but we’ll have to wait and see if they can stand up to the needs and desires of the market.

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Sam Medley, 2017-02- 8 (Update: 2017-02- 8)
Sam Medley
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