Chuwi Lapbook 12.3 – Surface Pro Screen and Apollo Lake Notebook (now just $299)

An all aluminum Ultrabook that offers Surface Pro Screen 2017 version, so it is fully laminated Retina Screen. Also comes with Intel Apollo Lake N3450, Dual Band WiFi and a large Battery.

Highlights of the Chuwi Lapbook 12.3:

  • Powered by Intel Apollo Lake Celeron N3450 Quad Core
  • Good build Quality (All Aluminum)
  • Equipped with 6 GB RAM and 64 GB eMMC
  • Supports M.2 SATA SSD Expansion
  • 12.3 inch IPS Retina Non-touch screen
  • Fully Laminated Screen (Screen similar to the Surface Pro 2017)
  • Dual Band WiFi Support
  • USB 3.0 Slots Standard sizes
  • 36.48Wh Battery

Some Cons:

  • Performance that really that good especially compared to Skylake or Kaby Lake
  • It would have been better to have Kaby Lake or Skylake on this Ultrabook
  • Non Touch screen (the Surbook is the Touch screen)
  • No USB Type C

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 DRR3
ROM: 64 GB eMMC
Expansion: Supports M.2 SATA SSD
OS64 bit Windows 10 Home Edition
Display12.3 inch IPS, non-touchscreen
2736 x 1824 Fully Laminated Screen
ConnectivityBluetooth 4.0
Dual Band WiFi 802.11 ac/b/g/n/a (Intel Dual Band Wireless 3165)
CameraFront: 2.0 MP
IO1x HDMI Slot
2x USB 3.0 Slot (Standard size)
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

Availability? (June 19)

Chuwi Lapbook 12.3 retails at $299 (Use Coupon Code: CHUWI123)

Freebies included: Carrying Case, Wireless Mouse

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Surface Pro Screen and Apollo Lake

Having used the Chuwi Hi13 with the same chipset but a slightly higher resolution. I can attest that performance will be good, but not on the level of Kaby Lake or Skylake powered tablets or Ultrabooks. Multitasking will also benefit from the 6 GB RAM. However, when it comes to gaming, performance will be what you expect it to be, as I have tested on Dota 2 and similar games, it will struggle with FPS drops and unstable FPS. But for web browsing, multitasking and other light games, the Laptop is quite good. Also worth noting that it is a non-touch screen but does come with Dual Band WiFi Support, Rather Large Battery and an all aluminum build. Making it one of the best value pure notebooks you can have.

For your information, this is not the Surbook, It is quite different, the information on the it is still not final because it is still under crowdfunding.

This article has 4 Comments

  1. Could you *please* learn the difference between USB A, USB C, USB 2 and USB 3 and use the terms appropriately.
    Further the battery specifications you quote don’t make sense: 7.6V 8000mAh 36.48Wh
    Watts = Volts x Amperes
    So either the battery is of 60W.h energy capacity or 4.8A.h current capacity.

  2. USB3 is *not* a port size/configuration. That would be A, μB, C et cetera.
    US 2.0, 3.0 (et cetera) refer to the protocol version *not* the physical connector.

    1. Yes, it is a term that many will understand. Like USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 (if I used USB A, B, C), not all people know that. You see, it is making easier for people who don’t have prior knowledge easily grasp the information. If I put technical terms in this page, then a lot of people will be put off.

      Best Regards,
      Vince

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