Chuwi CoreBox X

Chuwi CoreBox X

Brand: Chuwi
Category: Mini PC
  • 1: Intel Core i7
  • 2: 8GB RAM + 256GB SSD
  • 3: Rich Interface, Support Multiple Devices Connection
  • 4: Windows 10
  • 5: Supports 4K decoding


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  • Design 9 / 10
  • Features 9 / 10
  • Performance 9 / 10
  • Connectivity 9 / 10

CHUWI CoreBox Pro is a new Metal mini PC with Intel Core i7 CPU

The image above is the “CHUWI CoreBox i5” with Core i5-5257U, but the “CoreBox X” with 6th generation Core i7-6560U has been released as a mini PC of the CoreBox series that uses the same body, following the CoreBox i5 and the “CoreBox Pro” with 10th generation Core i3-1005G1 that we reported the other day. The new CoreBox X mini PC was equipped with the 6th generation Core i7-6560U has been released.

While the SSD in the CoreBox i5 is a SATA connection, both CoreBox Pro and CoreBox X feature a faster NVMe-compatible PCIe SSD as standard equipment. It may seem that the CoreBox i5 and CoreBox X are not much different in terms of experience response in daily use, but I compared the specifications of these three products.

As you can see in the following article, I own a CoreBox i5 and also own a GT Box that uses the same body and is not currently available. Since it uses the body of CHUWI Higame, which originally had an external GPU, it is, for better or worse, large for a mini PC.

The specs are in order, but here are some comments on the specs and price

  • The Core i3-1005G1 has 2 cores and 4 threads, but its benchmark score is close to that of the Core i7-8565U, which is 8th generation and has 4 cores and 8 threads.
  • I have a MINISFORUM X35G, which is on the same level as the CoreBox Pro, and combined with the PCIe SSD, it is fast for everyday use such as Excel/Access and image editing.
  • The CoreBox i5 and 6th generation CPUs, on the other hand, are not significantly different in terms of experience response, but they are less snappy than the Core i3-1005G1 for the same usage. However, it does not feel slow at all.
  • Since there is no significant experience difference between Core i5-5257U and Core i7-6560U, it is somewhat strange that CoreBox X was released this time, and if the price difference between CoreBox Pro and CoreBox X is $20, CoreBox Pro should be chosen.

This is the actual review article of MINISFORUM X35G which is quoted above and has Core i3-1005G1 like CoreBox Pro. It is smaller and quieter than the CoreBox Pro, so depending on the review of the CoreBox Pro (quietness, speed of PCIe SSD), I think the MINISFORUM X35G may be a good choice.

This is an extreme case, but it’s a side-by-side comparison of my CoreBox i5 and a CHUWI LarkBox. The CoreBox series doesn’t have a USB port on the front, which is somewhat inconvenient for me as I frequently attach and detach USB devices.

This is the CPU fan and heat sink of the CoreBox i5. Due to the large size of the body and cooling mechanism, it is indeed well cooled. However, the volume of the fan is loud, and one point of concern for both CoreBox Pro / X is quietness (without checking the actual device, it is not clear).

The CoreBox X with Core i7-6560U was released by CHUWI. The price is not much different from the higher-end CoreBox Pro, and the experience response for light use is slightly superior to that of CoreBox i5 (I’m not sure if you can feel it), so my recommendation for the CoreBox series is CoreBox Pro or inexpensive CoreBox i5. The lowest price of CoreBox i5 is as follows.


Product Details

Features 1. CoreBox X Core i7 is a powerful mini workstation for anywhere.
2. It is made of aluminum-magnesium alloy and polycarbonate.
3. Measuring 6 * 6 inches, the volume of only 2 L is 20% of the traditional product.
Specification Product Name: CoreBox X
Finish: black+space gray
Construction Material: Al-Mg Alloy & Polycarbonate
Processor: Intel Core i7-6560U
Graphics: Intel Iris Graphics 540,300-1050MHz
Video Output: 4K30Hz
Storage: 256G SSD
Memory: DDR3/8G
Charging: 19V/3.42A
Dimension: 173*158*73(H)mm
Weight: About855g
Main I/O Ports: 4*USB-A 3.0, 3.5mm Audio Jack*2, HDMI*1, DP*1, DC*1, Micro SD Card Reader
Expandability: M.2 2280 SSD 1TB
Wireless: WIFI 802.11 ac/ a/b/g/n (Intel 7265)
Operating System: WIN10 Home 1909


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