Top 10 Chinese Laptops/Notebooks of 2017 | Best of China | Cheapest

Chinese laptops/notebooks are getting trendy this year, thanks to the manufacturers such as Chuwi, Xiaomi, Cube, Teclast, Onda, and so on. Honestly, these laptops/notebooks deliver way better price over performance ratio than any of those international brands could ever do. That is why we have created the list of the top 10 Chinese Laptops/Notebooks of 2017. So, without wasting any of your precious time, let the countdown began:

Top 10 Chinese Laptops/Notebooks Of 2017

10) CHUWI LapBook 14.1 – One of the Cheapest Apollo Lake Notebook

Well, this laptop isn’t metal, nor it has a touchscreen. But that doesn’t matter anymore because it’s certainly is one of cheapest notebooks to offer an Apollo Lake CPU. Well, Intel Apollo Lake Celeron N3450 might not be that much power promising in comparison with Intel I series, but its way better than Intel Atom X5 or X7. You can expect more from a 1.1GHz Quad-Core SoC supporting turbo boost up to 2.2GHz. 


We might not love the material which is plastic, but that’s for a reason. Because of this, the chassis remains cool plus it’s also lightweight weighing 1.74 kg and occupying a space of 32.92 x 22.05 x 2.05 cm. Moreover, it’s a sturdy built with ultra-narrow bezels which are only 8mm wide. Most of all, we really loved the black plastic keyboard contrast with the white chassis. The laptop is thin, starting from 9mm edges and ending with a 20mm hinge point.

Concerning the specs, Chuwi LapBook 14.1 integrates a Full-HD IPS display. As it’s IPS the color saturation and the viewing angles are marvelous. Furthermore, the Intel Apollo Lake SoC is coupled with four gigs of RAM and 64GB eMMc storage (Micro-SD card supported). The battery timing is average as it’s a Quad-Core and Full-HD notebook. It’s powered by 4400mAh battery which allows the notebook to run for 4 hours. We expected more battery from a 14-inch laptop. Other specs include WiFi ac, Bluetooth 4.0, front 2MP cam, USB 3.0, and other ports. Seriously, what else do you need at such a low price?


  • Full-HD
  • Sturdy Built
  • Budget-Friendly


  • Plastic built
  • Average battery life

Price: $273.97

Ratings: 4.8 / 5

9) CHUWI LapBook 12.3 – The Cheapest Notebook To Feature 2K Display & Metal Built

Let’s move to the premium side of CHUWI. CHUWI LapBook 12.3 has almost a similar design but a relatively smaller chassis. Moreover, this time the chassis is pure metal. It’s too hard to believe that a manufacturer can manage to create a CNC processed metal laptop under $300, making the profit margin too low. To be specific, it’s magnesium-aluminum alloy and the notebook, in fact, is a true unibody design. We can proudly say that this is the cheapest Chinese notebook to feature a metal chassis. But that is not the only thing for which we have listed this in our top 10 Chinese Laptops/Notebooks of 2017 category. The fact is that it’s the cheapest notebook to feature a 12.3-inch 2K retina IPS display. So what if the bezels are thicker this time, we are sure you can’t beat the price.

The notebook dimensions are 29.90 x 22.20 x 1.75 cm and weigh only 1.384 kg. This is way compact and lightweight than our previous entry. Priority, it’s a 12.3-incher, this time. We can witness the CNC razor edges surrounding the laptop which glimmers into the eyes.


Thankfully, it’s the same Intel Apollo Lake Celeron N3450 processor (Intel Gen 9 or HD500 GPU) but with increased RAM of 6GB and 64GB eMMc storage. This time the expandable storage options are numerous. First is the Micro-SD port and second but not the least is the availability of M.2 SSD slot. Apart from this, the Dual Band WiFi is also the selling point of the flagship. CHUWI has fixed the low point which was in the 14.1-inch laptop. Now, this new notebook features a generous 8000mAh battery which can last for a surprising 7-8 hours. This might be the best budget-friendly laptop till date.


  • Metal CNC Built
  • Great Hardware (SSD slot added)
  • 2K Display
  • Great Battery life with fast charge supported


  • Somewhat Thick Bezels

Price: $298.99, Discounted to $289.99 (Coupon Code: CHUWI123)

Ratings: 4.9 / 5

8) Jumper EZBOOK 3 PRO Notebook – China’s Best Budget-Friendly 13.3-incher

If Chuwi Lapbook 14.1 might not have impressed you, this notebook definitely will impress you. Unlike, Chuwi Lapbook 14.1 it’s way lighter and thinner, occupying a space of only 31.50 x 20.85 x 1.50 cm and weighing 1.39 kg. The built quality is better as it’s CNC metal chassis. The cutting-edge thin silver lining further enhances the beauty of the product. The screen bezels are only 10.5mm thick from sides. It’s not the laptop with thinnest bezels but close to the big dogs such as Dell XPS series and HP Spectre.

Top 10 Chinese Laptops - Jumper 3 plus

Jumper EZBOOK 3 PRO incorporates a 13.3-inch Full-HD screen. The heart of the flagship is the same Intel Apollo Lake Celeron N3450 processor (Intel Gen 9 or HD500 GPU) as in the above entries in the list of our Top 10 Chinese Laptops/Notebooks of 2017. The CPU is coupled with 6GB RAM and 64GB eMMC storage. Moreover, there’s a TF card slot as well as the SSD M2 Type compartment allocated as well. The best part is that the WiFi is Dual Band supporting 2.4GHz and 5GHZ frequencies along with Bluetooth 4.0.

Because of the limited budget, we might not get a metal keyboard, but that’s okay as the black plastic keyboard perfectly contrasts with the silver metal chassis. Even the 4700mAh battery might sound too small at first, but surprisingly it provides a 7 hours power backup. All of this under a price tag of $239.99, which is cheaper than Chuwi Lapbook 14.1. Honestly, Chuwi takes advantage of its popularity but not Jumper.


  • Metal CNC Built
  • Great Hardware (SSD slot added)
  • Dual Band WiFi
  • Great Battery life
  • Cheapest Apollo Lake Notebook


  • Cheap Plastic Adapter
  • TouchPad is a bit small

Price: $239.99, Discounted to $231.8 (Coupon Code: GBGPR112)

Ratings: 4.9 / 5

7) Jumper EZBOOK 3 Plus – The Cheapest Laptop with a Core M3 Processor

The same brand, the same name, just the word ‘PRO’ changed to ‘Plus.’ Well, you may think the same way. But it’s more than a simple name change. Previously, we were discussing the low-end laptops, so let’s shift our attention to the mid-end ones. If you want to get an Intel Core M3 notebook and have a tight budget, then Jumper EZBOOK 3 Plus might be your best choice.

An Aluminium metal chassis but with more precise CNC cutting. Simple and plain business aero shaped layout. Breathtaking hardware is incorporating the latest 7th Gen Intel Core M3 7Y30 processor (Intel 9th Gen Graphics), 8GB RAM, and 128GB M.2 SSD, a nice 14-inch non-capacitive Full-HD display. This laptop is certainly one of China’s best as a mid-ender under $500. Seriously, what else do we need?

The laptop weighs only 1.3kg and occupies a space of only 33.00 x 22.00 x 1.30. The main highlights are the quad speakers generating 360-degrees sound, 8mm thick side bezels, Dual Band WiFi, and a big keypad with 20mm key area for the best typing experience. The back logo is also illuminated by the soft LED light. However, we might compromise on battery life which is only 4-5 hours from an enormous 9600mAh capacity. It’s true that Core M3 SoC utilizes more power than Apollo Lake.


  • Aluminium CNC Built
  • Cheapest Core M3 SoC
  • 8G RAM and 128GB SSD
  • Best for writing (large keyboard)
  • Quad-Speakers


  • Mediocre Battery Life

Price: $419.99

Ratings: 4.2 / 5

6) Chuwi Lapbook Air – The Best Built Chinese Notebook Under $400

Chinese manufacturers are famous for copying trending brands. The same is the case with Chuwi Lapbook Air. It might sound like Xiaomi Notebook Air at first, but Lapbook Air is way cheaper, thinner, and better in certain aspects. The built quality is certainly China’s best with the all-metal chassis, 7H Moh’s Hardness. The keyboard matches the chassis with the LED backlight on it. The back has the illuminated CHUWI logo powered by a soft white LED. It’s a typical MacBook experience but under $400.

The laptop is the thinnest 14-incher from China. The pure black CNC processed sides provide a perfect contrast to the dark silver chassis. If you consider a unique color combination, Chuwi Lapbook Air is your first choice. The laptop is significantly large (32.92 x 22.05 x 2.05 cm) and weighs 1.74 kg because of the 7H Mohs metal chassis. From the ends, the laptop is only 0.6 cm thin, when closed. Like we said that this notebook has the best built and holding experience. The credit goes to highly anodized aluminum chassis. It’s anti-scratch with the micro-matte treatment. This is undoubtedly the best of China. The robustness of the notebook is the selling point as well. The laptop survived the 1-meter drop test, ten times.

Regarding hardware, Chuwi Air integrates a 14.1-inch IPS (capacitive) Full-HD display. The screen is fully laminated with a 0.2mm compact lamination. The screen uses the all black technology so that it matches the thin black borders around it, generating a bezel-less glass experience. The heart of the flagship is the Intel Celeron N3450 (latest Apollo Lake) processor with Intel HD500 graphics. Moreover, for the best performance, the SoC is coupled with eight gigs of RAM and a lightning-fast 128GB eMMC 5.1 storage, which is twice faster than a standard SSD. There is an SSD expansion slot, Type-C, USB 3.0, Micro HDMI, 3.5mm audio jack and TF slot as well. What more do we need when we have 8 hours of power backup from a generous 10000mAh battery.


  • All-Metal Built (including keyboard with backlight)
  • The Best processed and robust Chinese laptop
  • Type-C port, TF slot
  • 128GB eMMC 5.1
  • Bright capacitive IPS display, full laminated
  • 8 hours of battery
  • Budget-Friendly


  • No fingerprint reader

Price: $366.57

Ratings: None (New Product)

5) Xiaomi Air 12 Notebook (2017) – The Lightest of Them All

If you are the brand type person, we also have an international brand notebook in our top 10 Chinese laptops/notebooks of 2017 listing as well. Xiaomi Air 12 Notebook is China’s best till date. It’s the most premium flagship from the Chinese lands by none other than China’s favorite brand Xiaomi. It’s the lightest Chinese notebook weighing 1.07 kg only and thinnest as it occupies a space of 29.20 x 20.20 x 1.29 cm. The built and the appearance are the best. If you are looking for a professional built with a plain design, no logo on the front, then this is your next notebook. It’s a pure metal built; this means that unlike our previous notebooks in the list the keyboard is also metal along with the chassis.

Moreover, there’s a LED backlight as well. The bezels around the thinnest among the Chinese notebooks that make Xiaomi Air 12 a great bang between Dell XPS series and MacBook Air 17. In simple words:

Xiaomi Air 12 Notebook is the best budget-friendly alternative of Dell XPS 13 and Macbook Air (2017)

If the appearance doesn’t hit the point, then the price to performance ratio will. The notebook has a nice 12.5-inch IPS display with a Full-HD resolution. The screen has great contrast, 178-degree view angles and is also 10 points capacitive. Finally, a capacitive screen in our listing. The hardware categories it as a mid-ender. The processor is the latest 7th Gen Intel Core m3-7Y30 (Intel HD 615 GPU) coupled with 4GB RAM and 128GB M.2 SSD. Xiaomi has upgraded the notebook to the newest generation. Moreover, we have Dual Band WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1 module integrated as well. The 5000mAh battery might appears to be too low, but it’s enough to deliver a backup of 11.5 hours. Thus, it’s China’s longest running notebook as well. The new model also comes with the fingerprint reader as well.

To be honest, Jumper EZBOOK 3 Plus is a better option instead of Xiaomi Air 12 Notebook regarding performance. For a lower price, it offers twice the RAM. But if you are a brand sort person and consider great finishing, all-metal built, LED backlight keyboard, plain design, then Xiaomi Air 12 Notebook is a must try. We bet you won’t regret it.


  • All-Metal Built (including keyboard with backlight)
  • Type-C port
  • Bright capacitive IPS display
  • Thinnest and Lightest Chinese Notebook
  • 11.5 hours of battery
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Budget-Friendly


  • Screen is glossy
  • No TF card slot
  • Slow touch response

Price: $640.38

Ratings: 4.9 / 5

4) VOYO i7 Notebook – Gaming Sub-Notebook Gets Real Under $750

So, here’s a question. Is it really possible to get a gaming laptop under $1000, even under $750? Yes, it is. VOYO i7 Notebook is such a Chinese notebook that provides mid-end gaming performance under a stupendous price tag of $733.08. Furthermore, it’s an extremely light built for a 15.6-inch gaming machine as it weighs only 1.7kg and occupies a space of 37.50 x 24.50 x 1.80 cm. The 180mm thickness is exceptional making this 15.6-incher a sub-notebook instead. Despite being dedicated to gaming, the laptop is a pure metal beast. Things can get pretty hot while gaming because of that metal chassis. We recommend you to get a laptop cooling pad if possible.

Regarding performance, this machine blows all the above competitors in the list of top 10 Chinese laptops/notebooks of 2017. On the front, we have a simple yet enormous 15.6-inch Full-HD display. The 6th Generation of Intel Core i7 6500U categories it as a high-end notebook along with eight gigs of RAM and 1TB SATA HDD. The selling point is the GPU which is Nvidia GeForce 940MX (2GB). You might get a sub-notebook with this GPU under $750, but it won’t have a Core i7 6500U. However, the hardware is enough to do mid-level gaming such as running GTA 5 on medium settings, Witcher 3 on low, Watch Dogs 2 on medium, and some old games on the highest settings. The laptop could have been an absolute hit if VOYO had provided 4GB graphics memory.

The generous 13000 mAh battery provides a battery life of 5-6 hours at normal use and 2.5 hours of gaming. However, it takes 5 hours to charge which is one of the down points of the notebook.

The connectivity aspect of the laptop is also appreciating. VOYO i7 Notebook has 2 x USB 2.0 ports, 2 x USB 3.0, one Type-C, HDMI port, 3.5mm audio, and DC port. Sadly, the TF card slot is missing. In short, VOYO i7 Notebook is a perfect gaming sub-notebook under $750 with some low-points.


  • Metal Built
  • Lightweight sub-notebook
  • Nvidia GT 940MX
  • Core i7 6500U
  • Type-C port
  • Good battery timing


  • Plastic keys
  • Can get too much heated
  • No TF card slot
  • Slow charging

Price: $589.99

Ratings: TBA (New Product)

3) Xiaomi Notebook Air 13.3 (2017 Edition) – A Perfect All-Rounder

If we tell you that you can get even better gaming performance than the above-said laptop, but you have to spend a little bit extra for that. But still, the price will be below $1000. Xiaomi Notebook Air 13.3 is such a sub-notebook which is a perfect all-rounder. VOYO i7 had some low points, and Xiaomi Air 13.3 (2017 Edition) covers them perfectly. It’s the same lightweight and premium built like the previous edition and the new Air 12. It’s the same pure metal built with metal keyboard (backlight). The sub-notebook weighs only 1.31 kg and covers dimensions of  30.90 x 21.10 x 1.48, which is relatively compact than VOYO i7.

Heading to the hardware, the laptop integrates a medium sized 13.3-inch Full-HD IPS display (touch). The heart of the flagship is the latest 7th Gen i5 7200U Processor coupled with eight gigs of RAM and a freaking 256GB M.2 SSD. The greatest highlight of the laptop is a new energy efficient Nvidia GeForce MX 150 GPU (2GB dedicated graphics). In other words, it’s a laptop customized Nvidia GT 1030. Indeed, the performance of the notebook has improved a lot from the old model (2016). The new MX 150 is 3% better than GT 950MX. Unlike 940MX, it can play the recent games at high settings and even ultra such as Watch Dogs 2 and FIFA 18. But most of them will work fine on mid-high settings. Because it’s a SoC based GPU, the power consumption is relatively less.

The laptop can withstand 9.5 hours on normal and light use, and 3.5 hours on high-end gaming. The charging time is also great which is 2 hours only for a complete charge.

In short, Xiaomi Notebook Air 13.3 (2017 Edition) has done a great improvement considering the price tag. The performance is 30% better than the previous model. If you want some mid-high gaming along with a balance between performance and battery life, this sub-notebook might be the best choice.


  • Pure Metal Built (metal keyboard with backlight)
  • Bright capacitive IPS display
  • Lighest sub-notebook
  • Nvidia GT 150MX
  • Great Hardware
  • 9.5 hours battery timing


  • No TF card slot
  • Slow touch response

Price: $819.99, Discounted to $779.99 (Coupon Code: MiSuperDeal3)

Ratings: 4.9 / 5

2) Cube Thinker i35 Notebook – A Budget-Friendly Chinese Surface Book.

If there’s a laptop in the list of top 10 Chinese laptops/notebooks of 2017 that can compete Xiaomi Notebook 12 and 13.3-inch regarding performance, display, design, and price, then it’s none other than Cube Thinker i35. We can that:

It’s the perfect rival of Xiaomi Notebook Air 12 and 13.3 around $600

Cube Thinker i35 Featured

The notebook is relatively thin and is classified in the 13-inch notebook category. As it molds from aluminum alloy that’s why it’s a bit heavy. Moreover, it occupies a space of 31.30 x 23.70 x 1.40 cm. Because of the slightly larger area, the notebook weighs 1.68 kg, somewhat heavier than Xiaomi Air 13.3. The finishing at the edges is excellent, and it appears that the chassis has undergone CNC process. In comparison with Xiaomi Air, the Cube Thinker i35 has significantly thicker bezels which reduce the screen and display impact. Plus, the screen ratio of Mi Air is 4:3, but for Thinker, it’s a unique 3:2 ratio, great for productivity.

Cube Thinker i35

The low point of the laptop is the plastic keyboard. Because it has no LED backlight. However, the black keyboard contrast with the CNC processed silver metal chassis is marvelous. Furthermore, we may notice the fingerprint reader also on the trackpad. Now comes the selling point of the notebook, which is its marvelous 3K, 13.5-inch screen. To be honest, it’s one of the best notebooks screens not only in China but around the world as well. Plus, the display is capacitive supporting 10 points touch at the same time. However, S-Pen is also featured on the touch panel. It’s IPS, fully laminated and China’s best display to offer inside a laptop. Unlike Xiaomi notebooks, the touch screen is highly accurate with no delays.

Cube Thinker i35 dimension

Under the hood of Cube Thinker i35 Notebook, we have the latest Intel Kaby Lake (Gen 7) M3 processor (Intel Core m3-7Y30) featuring dual cores which run at a maximum frequency of 2.6GHz. The CPU is accompanied by 8GB LPDDR3 RAM (twice than Xiaomi Air) and 256GB M.2 SSD. Regarding connectivity, we have the latest Type-C port along with DC jack, audio port, USB 3.0 and 2.0, but the traditional TF slot and HDMI port are absent. Also, the battery has a limited capacity of only 5,000 mAh. Still, it’s surprising that the notebook runs for maximum 6 hours(standby 8 – 10 hrs according to manufacturer) under light use such as Web Browsing at medium brightness. Still, it’s average battery life.

Cube Thinker i35 Display

Also Read: Cube Thinker i35 Review – Meet the $600 Xiaomi Air Killer!

Cube Thinker i35 Notebook is the best option if display and built quality is your priority. Because, unlike Air 12, the RAM and SSD are doubled to around $600.


  • CNC aluminum chassis
  • 3K 10 point capacitive IPS screen (Fully laminated)
  • Better touch response than Xiaomi Notebooks
  • Great Hardware
  • Budget-Friendly
  • Type-C port


  • No LED backlight and brightness hotkeys
  • No Micro-SD slot and HDMI port
  • Average battery life

Price: $549.99

Ratings: 5 / 5

1) Xiaomi Notebook Pro – The Greatest of Them All

The last entry in the list of top 10 Chinese Laptops/ Notebooks of 2017 might not be a budget-friendly one, but it’s a heck of a laptop. Meet Xiaomi Notebook Pro, Xiaomi recently notebook release. Before the Xiaomi Air 12.5-inch and 13.3-inch models, the latest Xiaomi Notebook Pro categories in 15.6-inch notebook category. It occupies an area of 36.00 x 24.40 x 1.50 cm and is incredibly light weighing only 1.95 kg. It uses a full metal reinforced, magnesium alloy chassis. The new notebook is more rigid, featuring the symmetrical layout of the balanced cooling design.

The side bezels (left and right) are thinner now, only 6.52mm. The keyboard also undergoes great changes. Sadly, we won’t find a numeric pad, though the notebook is a 15.6-incher, we have the full-sized LED backlight. Xiaomi proudly compares its Notebook with Apple’s MacBook Pro 2017. The notebook is 1.5mm thinner than MacBook Pro. Furthermore, Xiaomi introduces the 2 x Fully featured Type-C ports, 2 x USB 3.0 ports, 3-in-1 MicroSD slot, HDMI port, and a 3.5mm audio port, distributed on both sides. Moreover, we also have the fingerprint reader as well on the trackpad.

Concerning the specs of the new notebook, Xiaomi Notebook Pro runs on the latest Intel Gen 8 Core i5 / i7 processor Quad-Core processor. It’s the among first notebooks around the globe to feature an eighth-gen SoC. The CPU is coupled with 8/16GB DDR4 (2400 MHz) memory, 256GB PCI-E / NVMe SSD (dual card slot expandable), a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics, dual-antenna 802.11ac Wi-Fi. The battery charge power is up to 60 watts, support 1C fast charge which can charge the battery 50% in only 35 minutes.

The 8000mAh battery is enough to give a standby of 7-8 hours on light use and 2 to 3 hours on gaming. Coming to the screen, Xiaomi notebook Pro supports 72% NTSC color gamut, coated with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and ultra narrow bezels. However, the resolution is still Full-HD, IPS (Capacitive) but rather the display is 15.6-inch which is enormous. Therefore, Xiaomi Notebook Pro is certainly, the best of Xiaomi and China. What do you think?


  • 8th Gen Quad-Core SoC
  • Nvidia 150 MX
  • 8GB DDR4 RAM
  • SD slot added
  • 1.5mm thinner than MacBook Pro
  • 72% NTSC 15.6-inch IPS display


  • Still glossy screen
  • Dual fans can generate a lot of noise in high usage

Price: $1136 (Core i5)

Rating: TBA (New Product)

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