Chuwi SurBook is one of those budget tablets aiming at providing consumers with more affordable alternative to Microsoft’s Surface range. The 2-in-1, which is made by a China-based Chuwi and maker of the Chuwi Hi10 Pro, offers similar display resolution as the Surface Pro as well as generous RAM. The Chuwi SurBook is the most affordable 2-in-1 tablet yet, designed with performance to rival the iPad Pro and Microsoft Surface. The portable SurBook features a powerful Intel Celeron N3450 processor and a 12.3-inch 2736 x 1824 resolution 2K screen, bringing everything you see and do to life. On-the-go productivity has never been easier thanks to the convenient kickstand, detachable keyboard and intuitive magnetic pen.
- Display & Design
The Chuwi SurBook doesn’t look bad for a tablet aimed at competing with Surface hybrids on price. It flaunts a fan-less, all-metal design, which is impressive for a not too expensive 2-in-1. The body rocks a silver or black finish. The Chuwi SurBook tablet also features a kickstand just like a Surface. You can flip it up to 125 degrees. It comes with a backlit keyboard you can detach to use the device as a tablet. You get a 12.3-inch unit with a resolution comparable to that of the Surface Pro 2736 x 1824 pixels. The touchscreen also offers 10 point multi-touch and has an aspect ratio of 3:2. Chuwi also has 1024 levels of pressure sensitivity as well.
2. Hardware & Sofware
The Chuwi SurBook may be considered a competitor of the Surface although it falls short in hardware. The Chuwi SurBook might not be able to stand against a Surface device in terms of performance. It comes with an Intel Apollo Lake N3450 processor, which is a far different from the Kaby Lake Core processors on the Microsoft devices. But it is a good thing that the CPU clocks 2.2 GHz. The Chuwi SurBook also offers impressive 6 GB of RAM. So you should still get enjoyable performance as well as decently long battery life. You will be able to get the 2-in-1 in 64GB and 128GB models. Operating system of choice here is Windows 10.
3. Product Feature
The hybrid displays a pair of 5-megapixel rear and 2-megapixel front cameras for image capturing. Chuwi SurBook features two full-size USB 3.0 ports, a USB Type-C port and a microSDXC card slot for expansion. The Chuwi SurBook will reportedly be available with a humongous 10,000mAh battery rated at an average of eight hours. Its 24W Type-C charger enables rapid charging.
- 12.3-inch Touch Display, 2736 x 1824 pixels (267 ppi)
- 64GB or 128GB Storage, up to 128GB SD card
- Optional Magnetic Keyboard Accessory
- 10000 mAh Li-ion Battery
- Windows 10 Home
- 5MP Rear Camera and 2MP Front Camera
- 2.2GHz quad-core Intel Celeron N3450 (Apollo Lake) CPU with 6GB RAM
- Stylus Support
4. Price & Availability
The Chuwi SurBook can be pre-ordered starting at $299 for 64GB model. The official price or availability for Nigeria, Ghana, and Kenya is yet to be known. When the The Chuwi SurBook is available in Nigeria, you should be able to buy froming major online stores in the countries. Chuwi SurBook Price in Nigeria is expected to range from 110,000 Naira to 195,000 Naira depending on the model and included accessories.