And we must admit that this little notebook surprised us proving the height of the most renowned brand models. It is the first time that we show live, because it is currently in production to arrive in time on the market by the end of April, so it is an excellent opportunity to know him better, discover its strengths and assess whether it can really be a good buy. Find in video evidence with an extensive photo gallery , which we hope will help to clarify things.
Chuwi Lapbook 12.3 is the smallest of the family, which also includes a Lapbook 14 and 15.6 , but difference of the other two is built with an aluminum frame measuring 300 x 223 x 16.7 mm and weighs less than 1.23kg . The appearance is very pleasant, thanks to the satin finish on all sides that does not retain fingerprints and dirt and the edges diamond-cut that give a touch of elegance, but is also quite compact and easy to handle. Shame about the too thick frame around the screen, you lose a bit ‘of design flair.
Under the body, the Chinese company has integrated a display of 12.3 inch IPS “Retina” (2736 x 1824 pixels) , a quad-core processor Intel Celeron N3450 (Apollo Lake) , well 6GB of RAM on eMMC memory and storage from 64GB expandable with an SSD with the available M.2 slot, if you will need more space and greater speed. There will also configurations with Intel Pentium (Apollo Lake) . As for the interface, there is a USB 3.0 port and a USB 2.0, a mini HDMI, combo audio jack, security lock, a slot for microSD cards, WiFi 802.11ac dual-band (Intel 3165) , Bluetooth 4.0 and a webcam 2MP integrated. Runs on Windows 10 and, thanks to the battery 37 Wh , it should run away from the electrical outlet for at least 7-8 hours straight.
It is a clamshell notebook, intended for all those users looking for a laptop for productivity on the go, so Chuwi has not forgotten the keyboard . From our testing, as fast, it seemed very comfortable with rounded keys, well spaced and with a good race, which should facilitate typing. Under then there is a large touchpad with diamond-cut edges and physical buttons integrated into the sensitive surface. The surprises are on the bottom: Chuwi Lapbook 12.3 presents two stereo speakers on the bottom, which probably will penalize some ‘sound quality, but also a removable cover (without screws and without the use of other instruments) that reach the M slot .2, add an SSD drive and expand storage.