There are big news for Chuwi and they come directly from the Global Sources Electronics Fair 2019 which is being held these days in Hong Kong. Following in the footsteps of GPD Pocket 2 and One Netbook One Mix 2S, the Chinese ODM iLife has designed a really interesting pocket convertible that – according to the company’s managers – will be marketed as Chuwi MiniBook.
We have no further confirmation on this information but, if all goes well, iLife NG08 will be identical in both design and technical specifications to the Chuwi mini-notebook. And we’re excited to show you an absolute preview of it live, with live photos taken at the iLife booth and the preview video giving us an overview of the main features of the new device.
Inside its compact aluminium body, the iLife NG08 (or should we call it the Chuwi Minibook?) features an 8-inch touch display with Full HD resolution (1920 x 1200 pixels), 16:10 aspect ratio and fully laminated single-glazing (OGS technology) to dramatically improve brightness, visibility and touch sensitivity. The side frames look quite thick but have allowed you to integrate a 2MP webcam on the left side and the central hinge allows you to rotate the panel up to 360° to use it as a tablet.
The island keyboard consists of large keys, with optical touchpad, selection buttons and power button with integrated fingerprint. The notebook is available in different SKUs, equipped with Intel Gemini Lake CPUs of your choice between an Intel Celeron N4100/N4000 (up to 2.40GHz/2.60Ghz), Intel integrated ninth generation GPU (up to 650MHz), 4/8 GB LPDDR3 RAM memory, 64/128 GB eMMC memory expandable with SSD via M.2 slot and finally a 3500 mAh battery (7.4V) that guarantees 4 hours of video playback.
Although the processor is energy-efficient and never overheats, the company has decided to integrate a ventilation system that moves the hot air outside through the grid located on the bottom. On the side parts, there is a 3.5 mm audio jack, a USB 2.0, a USB 3.0, a USB Type-C that also serves to power the battery, a slot for micro SD and a mini HDMI, as well as the two speakers. On board there will be WiFi, Bluetooth and even 4G/LTE connection.
iLife NG08, or called Chuwi Minibook, will run on Windows 10. Although the price and date of marketing are still unknown, Chuwi should only put on the online market like Gearbest or Aliexpress.
s this really a CHUWI machine? Unexpectedly, they also make minicomputers. It really came as a surprise to me. But the hard disk is EMMC, which I may not like very much, I will prefer SSD. For example, one mix 1S of one netbook. He's PCIE. I will be more inclined to this.