The two Chinese brands Chuwi and Teclast appear to be competitors. Some time ago, Teclast released a crowdfunding notebook called Ubook, which was loved by many people. Today, Chuwi is not far behind, and seems to feel unprecedented pressure. So, now Chuwi is about to launch a fundraiser on the Indiegogo’s collective financing site to launch a Chuwi Aerobook notebook.
The manufacturer advertises the device as the most affordable frameless laptop, but this is normal marketing, as the frames of the screen is quite noticeable, especially from below. On the sides and on top of the frame width is about 5 mm. The display occupies about 80 % of the area of the top panel of the laptop.
The notebook is equipped with an Intel Core M3 processor that runs at up to 2.2 GHz and 8 GB of RAM and a 128 GB solid state drive. The display resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and its diagonal is 13.3 inches.
The battery capacity is 38 watt-hours. Declared battery life of up to eight hours per battery charge. It weighs approximately 1.25 kg of laptop weight. The notebook is equipped with two USB 3.0 connectors, one USBC, a 3.5 mm headphone jack and HDMI, which supports output of up to 4K resolution. The price of the device is $500, but the first customers will be able to buy it for $439.99.
Microsoft Windows 10 OS
Intel Intel® Core™M3
8GB DDR4 RAM for Advanced Multitasking
128GB SSD Storage Capacity
Front Camera for Photos and Face-to-face Chat
HDMI Output Expands Your Viewing Options
Dual Band 2.4GHz / 5.0GHz WiFi
CPU: Intel® Core™M3
Graphics Type: Integrated Graphics
OS: Windows 10
Power Consumption: 4W
Process Technology: 14nm
CPU Series: Intel Celeron
Graphics Card Frequency: 200MHz - 700MHz
Hard Disk Interface Type: M.2
Hard Disk Memory: 128 GB SSD
RAM Type: DDR4
Support Network: Dual WiFi 2.4GHz/5.0GHz
WIFI: 802.11b/g/n/ac wireless internet
WLAN Card: Yes
Display Ratio: 16:9
Screen resolution: 1920 x 1080 (FHD)
Screen size: 13.3 inch
Screen type: IPS
Camera type: Single camera
Front camera: 2.0MP
3.5mm Headphone Jack: Yes
DC Jack: Yes
Micro HDMI slot: Yes
TF card slot: Yes
USB Host: Yes (2x USB 3.0 Host)
AC adapter: 100-240V 12V 3A
Battery Type: 7.6V / 5000mAh, Li-ion polymer battery
Material of back cover: Aluminum Alloy
Speaker: Built-in Dual Speakers
Standby time: 7-8 hours
MS Office format: Excel,PPT,Word
Picture format: BMP,GIF,JPEG,JPG,PNG
Languages: Windows OS is built-in English, and other languanges need to be downloaded by WiFi.
Backlight Type: Backlit keyboard
This looks like a windows version of a mac air and that's a good thing. Also its a lot cheaper
"Some time ago, Teclast released a crowdfunding notebook called Ubook" this statement is incorrect. I followed the link and it was the Chuwi Ubook, not Teclast. Also, "The notebook is equipped with two USB 3.0 connectors, one USBC" there is no USBC port on the device from what I can see in the images or spec sheet.
Normally I would not look at the Chinese manufacturing market for a laptop but with the rising cost of main stream builders, it seems to be the only alternative choice. Hoping that this is released soon and its beats spending over $1000 on other more popular brands.
Chuwi declared an 8hrs battery life on this device and that not bad for daily use but one can expect a drop in that duration once heavy use commences, this is to be expected. I'm just glad that they are building better laptops, the only thing that's left is to give us multiple options in terms of config.
For this pro e and the added giveaways, this config I very good. The only point I would like to raise is the ability to have it cone in more configurable specifications, like more storage and more ram if we want. I know this would increase the cost but I think it's worth it. This won't stop me from getting one now though.
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