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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.

(Image source: Chuwi)
(Image source: Chuwi)
(Image source: Chuwi)
(Image source: Chuwi)

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Alex Alderson, 2019-05-17 (Update: 2019-05-17)
Alex Alderson
Alex Alderson - News Editor
I got my first smartphone aged 11, my first PC aged 12 and I have been tinkering with electronics ever since. I like to keep abreast of the latest news and technology, which inevitably leads me to switch my laptop and phone every few months. When I'm not writing for Notebookcheck, you will find me seeking out new coffee shops, bars and trying to find some hidden gems in record stores.