Chuwi MiniBook will be officially launched on INDIEGOGO. It has two versions for sale: the standard version with Celeron N4100 processor and the high-end version equipped with Core M3-8100Y processor. The N4100’s 8GB+128GB version is priced at $399 for super early bird discount, $429 for early bird discount and $449 for a special price. While the super early bird discount for 8100Y’s 8GB+128GB version is $499 with $529 and $549 ladder prices following.
Chuwi MiniBook has been in the works for a long time with the Chinese manufacturer wanting to offer something exquisite to the public. Well, the ultimate portable laptop is now a reality since the crowdfunding campaign just went live on Indiegogo with 2 versions available. The standard version comes with the Celeron N4100 processor while the top version will feature the Core M3-8100Y processor.
Both versions come with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage with the base version costing just $399 for those who will catch the Super Early Bird discount, $429 for Early Birds, and $449 special price for the rest. At the same time, the corresponding prices for the Core M3-8100Y versions are $499, $529, and $549. The MiniBook combines ultra-portable mini size and 360° YOGA design with 8GB/128GB configuration and M.2 SSD expansion slot. Also, it sports a full-featured USB Type-C.
Unlike the average notebooks that measure about 300*210mm, the size of the MiniBook is reduced by 2.5 times. It looks more like a very big smartphone as it sports an 8? touch display rather than a heavy laptop. This allows the user to even put it into his pocket or backpack easily and take it out fast.
The Most Powerful Core M3-8100Y Ever
Chuwi MiniBook’s high-end version is powered by Intel’s latest 8100Y processor which packs the 14nm++ process, dual-core four-threaded with a turbo frequency of 3.4GHz. The UHD Graphics 615 clocks at up to 900MHz, contributing to 104cb and 218cb in the Cinebench performance test, 3658 and 6067 scores in Geekbench 4 test.
The First UMPC to Support M.2 SSD Expansion
Besides the standard 8GB/128GB memory configuration, the Chuwi MiniBook also supports dual expansion via the M.2 SSD slot and TF card. In addition, theM3-8100Y version comes with an upgraded motherboard bus which supports NVMe protocol and PCI-E*4 channel with theoretical read/write speeds exceeding 2000MB/s.
Type-C PD Power Delivery
Coming with a modern Type-C USB port, MiniBook supports PD 2.0 power delivery to ensure you a worry-free charging for the 26.6Wh high-capacity battery. Aside from that, it also features a mini-HDMI port, a USB 3.0 Type-A port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, etc.
Besides the Early Bird discounts, Chuwi is also offering the “Recommended Gifts” activity. Through this activity, those who order the MiniBook and recommend someone that also buys Chuwi’s new UMPC, will receive a free EVA protection bag worth $50. It is a limited offer though, so don’t miss it.