Chuwi LapBook 12 PRICE
Chuwi LapBook 12 SPECIFICATIONS
●CPU – Intel Celeron N3450
●Operating System – Windows 10 Home
● RAM – 6GB
●Hard Drive Size- 64GB
●Hard Drive Type – eMMC
●Display Size – 12.3
● Resolution – 2736 x 1824
●Native Resolution – 2736 x 1824
●Graphics Card – Intel HD Graphics
●Wi-Fi – 802.11ac
●Wi-Fi Model- Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
●Bluetooth – Bluetooth 4.2
●Touchpad Size – 3.7 x 2.3 inches
●Ports (excluding USB) Headphone
●Ports (excluding USB) micro HDMI
●Ports (excluding USB) USB 2.0 Ports (excluding USB) USB 3.0 USB Ports 2
●Card Slots microSD
●Size 0.6 inches thick
●Weight 3.03 pounds
MacBook looks for cheap; Colorful, high-res screen; All-metal chassis Uncomfortable keyboard; Error-inducing touchpad; Dim display; Comparatively heavy The Chuwi LapBook 12.3 offers a high-res display and aluminum chassis at a budget price, but its many drawbacks ensure that you get what you pay for.
Chuwi LapBook 12 DESIGN
The Chuwi LapBook 12 power port, USB 3.0 port and mini HDMI port sit on its left side. Its security lock slot, USB 2.0 port, headphone jack and microSD reader are on its left. If you squint and ignore the Chuwi branding, you might think the LapBook 12.3 is the Retina-quality MacBook Air that countless Apple fans wished for. From its magnesium aluminum chassis to its thick silver bezel to the tapering on its underside, it bears a lot of similarities to the MacBook Air, but with a brighter, sparkler silver coating. Weighing 3 pounds and measuring 0.6 inches thick, the LapBook 12.3 is thinner than the 11.6-inch Dell Inspiron 11 3000 2-in-1 (2.9 pounds, 0.8 inches) and the HP Pavilion x360 (3.0 pounds, 0.8 inches).
The Chuwi LapBook 12.3’s uncomfortable keyboard, error- introducing touchpad and dim (though high-res) display place tough, nearly insurmountable hurdles in front of any user given the notebook. Still, we admire it for its sturdy-feeling magnesium aluminum design, which could fool an uneducated customer. SO while we can’t recommend that anyone buy the Chuwi LapBook 12.3 — and we wanted to let the Wookie win — there are affordable alternatives we trust. For instance, you can spend $20 more to get the Dell Inspiron 11 3000 2-in-1 (a bend-back touch-screen convertible) for $349, which has a better keyboard and similar performance. Those looking for better battery life can save a little, with the $299 Miix 320. Or, you could save up and plunk down $1,199 on the real thing, like the thin and ultralight MacBook. However, it is heavier than the 12-inch Apple MacBook (2 pounds, 0.5 inches) and the 10.1- inch Lenovo Miix 320 (2.3 pounds, 0.7 inches).
Chuwi LapBook 12 DISPLAY
The LapBook sports a colorful 12.3-inch, 2K display that’s beset by a dimness that darkens its details.
According to our colorimeter, the LapBook produces 122 percent of the sRGB spectrum. That edges out the rating from the 12-inch MacBook (117 percent), and beats the 100- percent ultraportable average and the scores from the Miix 320 (95 percent), the Inspiron 11 3000 (69 percent) and the Pavilion x360 (70 percent).
Chuwi LapBook 12 KEYBOARD, TOUCHPAD
The LapBook’s 3.7 x 2.3-inch touchpad offers a comfortable texture and solid feel with each click. Annoyingly, my wrists kept hitting the touchpad and accidentally activating it while I was typing, moving my cursor out of my Google Doc and screwing up my typing tests.
Chuwi LapBook 12 AUDIO
This section almost didn’t happen, as it took three days for us to get the LapBook’s speakers to emit audio. Fortunately, a Windows Update solved this issue, bringing its speakers to life.
The LapBook 12.3’s speakers (if they work) can fill a small room with OK-sounding audio. So while the drums, vocals and synths on Frank Ocean’s “Provider” all reproduced without distortion, nothing sounded especially strong.
Chuwi LapBook 12 PERFORMANCE
Coming with an Intel Celeron N3450 and 6GB of RAM provides enough speed for modest users. The notebook stayed responsive. The 64GB eMMC storage in the LapBook 12.3 duplicated 4.97GB of files in 2 minutes and 11 seconds, for a slow rate of 33.8 megabytes per second. We saw faster rates from the
256GB SSD in the MacBook (467 MBps), the 128GB eMMC in the Miix 320 (54.72 MBps) and the 500GB, 5400-rpm hard drive HP Pavilion x360 (57.2 MBps). The 500GB, 5400-rpm SATA hard drive in the Inspiron 11 turned in an even slower rate of 22.61MBps.
The integrated Intel HD Graphics in the LapBook make for limited graphical capabilities, as it scored a lowly 19,059 on the Ice Storm Unlimited benchmark test, which is less than the Pavilion x360 (29,444), but similar to the Inspiron 11 (23,692) and the Miix 320 (15,509). Unless Candy Crush is your gold standard for fun, don’t expect to game on the LapBook. The machine ran the modestly demanding Dirt 3 (set to medium graphics, 1920 x 1080p) at a choppy 13 frames per second, which is less than half our 30 fps playability threshold. However, we also
Couldn’t get a satisfactory score from the MacBook (24 fps), the Miix 320 (19 fps), the Inspiron 11 (21 fps) or the Pavilion x360 (17 fps).
Chuwi LapBook 12 BATTERY LIFE
The notebook made it 7 hours and 6 minutes on the Laptop Mag Battery Test (continuous web surfing at 100 nits). That’s more than an hour shy of the 8:18 ultraportable laptop category average.
Chuwi LapBook 12 WEBCAM
By blowing out color and coming up short on detail, the LapBook’s 0.9-megapixel shooter is the latest contender for Worst Webcam Ever. One colleague noted that the selfie I shot at my desk came out looking like a daguerreotype. Another photo that I shot in front of a red wall distorted the tone so that it looked salmon-pink in the middle of the frame and like the Crayola Burnt Sienna crayon on the other.
Chuwi LapBook 12 SOFTWARE
One of the LapBook’s silver linings (aside from the reflective bevelled edge on its deck) is its light amount of bloatware. All you’ll find are the freeware versions of Autodesk SketchBook drawing app and the four shareware-level games (Bubble Witch 3 Saga, Candy Crush Soda Saga, and March of Empires