Chuwi Lapbook 12.3 – Killer Surface Pro 4 Screen

Hello, here is finally my overdue review of the Chuwi Lapbook 12.3, and probably this is one of my favorite budget Sub$300 Notebooks right now. It has a killer screen and the overall notebook feels polish and well made. Connectivity is also excellent with Dual Band Wireless Support.

Amazing Surface Pro 4 Screen, a Whopping 2.7K


Killer Surface Pro 4 Screen

You seldom find Ultra High Quality screen on a budget tablet, but the Chuwi Lapbook 12.3 has that. The 2.7K Screen is absolutely gorgeous and probably one of the best that I have tested. It is fully laminated, matte with very good colors and contrast. Anyway, the whole notebook is a value too. The Build quality is top notch, the Apollo Lake Chipset and 6 GB RAM offers decent  performance and it also comes with fast and stable Dual Band Wireless Support. If you want a solid notebook at less than $300, then the Chuwi Lapbook 12.3 is your best bet.


  • Premium all aluminum build
  • High Quality 2.7K Ultra High Resolution Screen (Surface Pro 4 Screen)
  • Fully Laminated Matte screen perfect and non reflective (usable even outdoors)
  • Activated Windows 10 Home Edition out of the box
  • Decent performance via the Intel Apollo Lake N3450 Quad Core Chip
  • Good Multitasking Performance (6 GB LPDDR RAM @ 1600MHz)
  • Toshiba eMMC Drive
  • Easy Expansion of M.2 SSD (Maintenance Hatch underneath)
  • MicroSD Expansion support (tested with Kingston 64 GB Class 10)
  • Chiclet keyboard with good spacing and travel (My typing experience were great)
  • Touchpad performance was good also, if only it could be bigger in size
  • Dual Band WiFi AC 3165 and Bluetooth 4.0
  • Good Battery Life (4-5 hours of casual use), gaming about 2 hours
  • Quickly charger (12V 2A) 2.5-3 hours
  • USB 3.0 Slot with Fast Read/Write speeds
  • Good Thermals and no Thermal Throttling: Idle Temps (35-40°C) and Heavy use (55-60°C)


  • Lackluster Speakers
  • Terrible Camera
  • Not good for gaming
  • If only it came with SSD out of the box
  • Non touch Screen
SpecsChuwi Lapbook 12.3
ChipsetIntel Apollo Lake Celeron N3450 1.1-2.2GHz Quad Core (14nm)
12 cores hardware decoding (4K Video)
GPU: Intel Graphics 500 (200-700MHz)
MemoryRAM: 6 GB LPDDR3 @ 1600MHz
ROM: 64 GB Toshiba eMMC
Expansion: Supports M.2 SATA SSD
OS64 bit Windows 10 Home Edition
Display12.3 inch IPS, non-touchscreen
2736 x 1824 Fully Laminated Matte Screen
ConnectivityBluetooth 4.0
Dual Band WiFi 802.11 ac/b/g/n/a (Intel Dual Band Wireless 3165)
CameraFront: 2.0 MP
IO1x Mini HDMI Slot
1x USB 3.0
1x USB 2.0
1x DC Charging Port
1x 3.5mm Headphone Jack
Dimensions293 x 200 x 15mm
Weight: 1.4kg
Battery36.48Wh Battery
AC Adapter: 100-240V 12V 2A
Chuwi Lapbook 12.3$355

Chuwi Lapbook 12.3

Surface Pro 4 Screen, N3450, 6 GB RAM, Dual Band WiFi
Valid until May 5, 2018

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