Chuwi UBook X tablet - the Microsoft Surface killer

21 December 2020

Microsoft Surface are great 2-in-1 tablets. Another thing is that they are expensive. For thrifty users this is a decisive factor. Fortunately, there is an affordable alternative.

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Salvation - as usual - came from China. The 2-in-1 devices have been taken over by Chuwi. Last year it released its counterpart to the Microsoft Surface. The gadget was named UBook and had a nice price tag.

It gets better. There was the announcement of UBook X, an updated version of UBook. "Tablet" works under Windows 10 and pleases with characteristics. Just look at the screen. Chuwi did not skimp on the 12-inch IPS display with 2K resolution.

What's more: support for the HiPen H6 stylus is announced. It has 4,096 levels of sensitivity. You can draw, take notes and edit documents. The accessory is offered as an option (for a fee).

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Also note the case - 9 mm thick. UBook X is made of aluminum-magnesium alloy. Said guarantees incredible durability and lightness.

How to turn a novelty into a laptop? It's enough to attach a proprietary keyboard. It is securely attached using magnets. Among other things, there is a hinged stand. The angle of inclination is adjustable at will.

The performance is adequate. UBook X is equipped with a 4-core Intel Celeron N4100 processor. The chip belongs to the Gemini Lake generation and produces up to 2.4 GHz. Complementing the configuration is the integrated Intel UHD 600 graphics.

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The platform is not exactly starry-eyed. It is not suitable for games and demanding applications. However, the Intel Celeron N4100 copes well with office tasks.

The main thing is that Intel Celeron N4100 does not waste the battery. The UBook X goes a long time without recharging. Chuwi's product impresses with its energy efficiency.

Other specifications are not bad. The device is equipped with 8 GB of LPDDR4 memory. Files are stored on a 256GB flash drive. Not enough space? It's easy to expand with a microSD card.

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What else is on board? The UBook X isn't without Bluetooth 5.0, 802.11ac/a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, microHDMI, headphone output, USB 3.0 Type-A and USB Type-C.

The price doesn't bite much. The price is $399. Those who managed to make an order before August 2 will receive a keyboard as a gift.