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Save 25% on a Chuwi MiniBook pre-order, the 8.0-inch GPD and One Mix competitor

The Chuwi MiniBook will come in two versions and three colours (Image source: Chuwi)
The Chuwi MiniBook will come in two versions and three colours (Image source: Chuwi)
The Chuwi MiniBook will come in two versions, the most powerful of which will feature an Intel Core m3-8100Y processor, 8 GB LPDRR4 RAM and a 128 GB SSD. Chuwi will reportedly bring the ultra-mobile PC to crowdfunding platform Indiegogo on June 19.

Hot on the heels of One-netbook and the release of its One Mix 3 is Chuwi, which has unveiled a promotional website for its upcoming MiniBook. The ultra-mobile PC (UMPC) started life as the iLife NG08 and looks remarkably like the GPD Pocket 2One Mix 3 and the Topjoy Falcon.

Originally, we reported that the MiniBook would come with a Celeron N4000 or Celeron N4100, but Chuwi has more powerful plans for the device. Its promotional page lists a model with a Core m3-8100Y processor instead, which the company has set to an 8 W thermal design power (TDP). By default, the CPU comes with a 5 W TDP, but Intel allows OEMs to configure it with between a 4 W and 8 W TDP. Liliputing asserts that Chuwi still plans to bring a Celeron N4100 powered model to market and that the one listed on its promotional page will be the premium model. The listing confirms the following specifications for the latter:

  • Display: 8-inch IPS touchscreen - 1,920 x 1,200 native resolution
  • RAM: 8 GB LPDDR4 RAM
  • Storage: 128 GB eMMC
  • Battery: 26.6 Wh
  • Ports: USB Type-C port - PD 2.0 fast charging, USB 3.0 Type-A, USB 2.0 Type-A, headphone jack, mini HDMI port, microSD card reader
  • Other: 360° hinge, additional M.2 slot, TF card expansion, fingerprint scanner integrated within the power button

Chuwi claims that the additional M.2 slot supports NVMe drives and up to 2000 MB/s transfer speeds, which would suggest that it uses four lanes of PCIe. It also appears that the MiniBook will come in three colours: Grey, Rose Gold and Silver.

Chuwi has hinted that the MiniBook could eventually retail for just under US$700. The company will bring the MiniBook to Indiegogo next month and is currently offering a 25% early bird discount on its promotional page, which it states will bring the price down to below US$550. The website also has a timer that will run out on June 19. Hence, we suspect to see the crowdfunding campaign go live on June 19.

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(Image source: Chuwi)
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Alex Alderson, 2019-05-17 (Update: 2019-05-27)
Alex Alderson
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including and Apple Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.