Chuwi Hi13 – Surface Book Clone? Now Available at $339

Chuwi’s latest Flagship takes on the Surface Book and looking at the specs, it definitely looks to be a great value deal this summer. Offering 3K Display, Stylus Support and good overall features may make this a must have of 2017.

Chuwi Hi13 Highlights

  • Surface Book referenced design and same 3K Display
  • 13.5 inch IPS 3000 x 2000 pixel with 3:2 Aspect Ratio Screen
  • 100% sRGB Colors, 480 nits brightness
  • Supports Active Stylus (HiPen H3) – 1024 Pressure Sensitivity
  • 2 in 1 convertible Ultrabook (4 modes, tent, tablet, laptop, stand)
  • Powered by Intel Apollo Lake N3450 Quad Core and Intel HD Graphics 505
  • 4 GB LPDDR3 RAM and 64 GB eMMC Storage
  • Official 64 bit Windows 10 Home Edition
  • 4 AAC Speakers (one in each corner)
  • USB Type C (supports Audio/Video Transmission)
  • 4 Speakers AAC (one in each corner)
  • Dual Band WiFi Support (802.11 ac)
  • 7.4V 10,000mAh battery (up to 8 hours of use estimated)


  • eMMC storage instead of SSD
  • Similar price to the Cube Mix Plus, which offers a much faster Kaby Core Chip

Surface Book Clone but still is pricey

The Chuwi Hi13 is the successor to the Hi12 but is also a carbon copy of the Surface Book. Features a whopping 3K Retina Display and Intel Apollo Lake Chipset N3450. It is not that powerful compared to the real Surface Book but it does have some promising features which make it a good buy. Even after its debut, it it still pricy and is even more expensive compared to the Cube Mix Plus, which offers a bit more horsepower with the Kaby Core Chipset. It is also pricier compared to the Chuwi Apollo Lapbook which basically has the same chipset underneath. I think the 3K screen bases most of the costs, and the slower chipset might compensate for it.  Aside from that, it is all premium metal and offers other features too such as a large battery and Stylus support.

The tablet is also a 2 in 1 convertible with a magnetic pogo pin Keyboard Attachment. It is said to offer 4 modes (Tent, Tablet, Laptop and Stand). Also it features Active Stylus (Hipen H3), their very own pen which supports 1024 pressure, similar to Wacom but not yet known if it does outdo it. The 10000mAh battery also is a welcome site and does come with a 24W Fast Charger. It also comes with Dual Band WiFi Support.

SpecsChuwi Hi13
ChipsetIntel Apollo Lake N3450 1.1-2.2GHz Quad Core
GPU: Intel HD Graphics 505, 700MHz
MemoryRAM: 4 GB LPDDR3
ROM: 64 GB eMMC Samsung
Expansion: MicroSD support up to 128 GB
OS64 bit Windows 10 Home Edition
Display13.5" IPS Surface Book Retina
3000 x 2000 pixels, 3:2 Aspect Ratio
480 nits Brightness, 100% sRGB
StylusActive Stylus (HiPen H3)
1024 levels pressure sensitivity
CamerasRear: 5 MP
Front: 2 MP
ConnectivityBluetooth 4.0
Intel Dual Band WiFi AC 3165
USB Type C (Audio/Video Transmission)
Audio4 AAC Speakers (side facing speakers)
Special FeaturesUSB Host OTG
IO1x USB Type C
1x Micro USB 2.0
1x Mini HDMI Port
1x 3.5mm Audio Port
1x Magnetic Pogo Pin Keyboard
Dimensions346.5 x 229.5 x 17.6 mm
Weight: 1.1kg
Battery7.4V 10,000mAh Battery
24W Fast Charging
Adapter: 100-240V 12V 2 A

Where to Buy? (April 11, 2017)

Chuwi Hi13 retails at $339 (SALE)
Keyboard Accessory
Dual Chip HiPen H3 Stylus

Sale until April 17

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