After making an appearance at trade show in Hong Kong last month, the Chuwi Minibook is almost ready to go.The folks at Chuwi tell me their 8 inch mini-laptop with a convertible tablet-style design will go up for pre-order through an Indiegogo campaign soon, And the company has posted a promotional website where you can sign up for a “Super Early Bird Discount” of 25 percent off the sale price.
It is an ideal product for those who need a complete product within the typical dimensions of a tablet. This is not an 11 or 13 “model, but a mini-notebook that looks more like a tablet with a keyboard than a laptop. The display is 8” and there is an integrated 4G LTE modem for the most extreme use on the move. The aesthetics seem to be particularly accurate, with a metal body and a small joystick that replaces the traditional trackpad.
The body is made of aluminum and Dimensions of the device are 200 x 130x 17.9mm, and weight – 600 g. the MiniBook will have an 8 “1920 x 1200 resolution display resolution. The display will be connected to the rest of the chassis via special hinges that will enable 360-degree rotation to easily convert it to the tablet and vice versa to the mini laptop. Among other things, there is a 3500 mAh battery and a fingerprint sensor built into the power button.
Chuwi Minibook will be available with Intel® Core™ m3-8100Y Processor, supported by options for either 4GB or 8GB of LPDDR3 RAM, and 64GB or 128GB of eMMC storage depending on your requirements and budget. There’s also an M.2 slot for a speedier (and/or larger) solid state drive. You can access that slot by removing a single screw on the back of the laptop to open an access panel.
Chuwi Minibook will be sold in two variants, with internal storage space of 64 or 128 GB, and along the body, there will be a USB Type-C port, while internally an M.2 port will be available for the connection of a possible unit of additional storage. You can also see a full-size USB 3.0 port, a microSD reader and a 3.5 mm port for connecting earphones or external microphones. There will also be a mini-HDMI, at least based on the photos we have.
Moreover, the Chuwi Minibook will have an advanced hinge that will allow the display to rotate 360 ??°, so as to use the device as a convertible. It is very likely that the manufacturer will release new information on this product over the next few days or weeks: to stay informed we recommend that you visit the official website.