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The HiBook News: This Edition, Still Searching For The Perfect Notebook

By Tim

As folks may have noticed I am really looking into getting another notebook. I have covered quite a few of them on here in recent posts and videos. However I am sort of beginning to  narrow my list down.

Price is of course a big concern, but so is RAM and a decent display. I am currently leaning towards a 13.3 or 14.1 inch notebook and my minimums are not all that restrictive since quite a few have made my “A” list.

My minimum specs are as follows:

  • 13.3 inch or larger Full HD 1080p display
  • An Intel Celeron N3450 processor
  • 6 GB RAM
  • SSD storage availability is a must
  • Good battery life is a must
  • Dual Band Wireless 802.11b/g/n/ac
  • Plenty of ports for a mouse/microSD and HDMI out

Those specs have eliminated a few devices from my list already such as the Chuwi LapBook 12.3. There simply is no point in getting a 12.3 inch notebook when the Hi12 is a mere 3 tenths of an inch smaller and has a great display and works well as a notebook when used with my Logitech K480 Bluetooth keyboard.

I have also eliminated the Chuwi SurBook 2 in 1 device because it isn’t any bigger than the LapBook 12.3 and is does not have SSD expansion capabilities.

That of course has me down to the following notebooks:

  • The Chuwi LapBook 14.1, which meets almost all the requirements and is dirt cheap. It does lack the 6 GB RAM but 4 GB is probably more than I really need. I did a comparison post between this one and the LapBook 12.3 a few weeks back.
  • The Jumper EZBook 3 Pro which is priced very reasonably and has the 6 GB RAM.  It has all the requirements I listed above and has done well in reviews!
  • Last on my current list is the new Chuwi LapBook Air which has some killer specs with the 8 GB RAM and a fully laminated screen. However this one is only a want until I see some reviews on it. At this point we don’t know how it actually performs when it comes to the display and battery life.

Now by no means are the notebooks that I eliminated not good they are both  great, but for me they just don’t fit into what I need for work and they simply are not big enough to justify me spending the money on.

So that is the current list and where I am at right now, unless some kind soul would like to donate a small bundle of cash so I can get a few into my hands for serious testing. Or if folks actually clicked the ads and links here and bought a few of these items, that would help tremendously.

That is all I have for now. As usual this post was written on the Hi12 while the HiBook is the server today.

Tim

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Finally We Have Some Pricing AND Specs On The Chuwi LapBook Air Notebook!

By Tim

The LapBook Air

Today Chuwi’s web site reflected that the LapBook Air would soon be released and you can sign up to either win one or get a $50 coupon off the initial sales price of $429.99.  That sales price, is pretty low considering the specs! The $50 coupon would really make this an appealing notebook for many folks at $379! (which by the way, was below my guess back when they were asking folks to guess the price)

Of course I had to look around for the specs and found them listed on both Gearbest and Amazon. Based on what I have read on those 2 sites here is what we are looking at spec-wise.

  • Intel Apollo Lake N3450 CPU
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 128 GB eMMC onboard storage
  • Easy to access slot on bottom to add an M2 2242 SSD
  • 1920 x 1080 fully laminated display
  • Back-lit Keyboard
  • 2 Full size USB 3.0 ports
  • a microSD card slot
  • HDMI port
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • Dual Band Wireless 802.11b/g/n/ac
  • Battery is 10000 mAh

Those are the things I know for sure. How it performs, how good the display looks and how the battery life is I will leave up to Andrew and Chris, the two reviewers that I follow and trust.

One more thing I do know, Amazon has stated the LapBook Air will be available on Oct 10th!

And now, more images…

 

 

That is all I have at this time,

Tim

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Chuwi LapBook Air Now Officially Up for Preorder, at $429

By Radu Iorga

We wrote about the Chuwi LapBook Air ever since it was just a teaser and a set of renders and now it’s ready for prime time. Shown at IFA 2017, the device is now up for preorder at $429 or 429 euro, depending on where you live.

You can preorder the device here and it’s also supposed to get a special initial discount, of $50 via coupon. This takes the price down to $379. A special giveaway will also be active from September 20th. The Chuwi LapBook Air is promoted as a MacBook-style device, with a 1.3 kilogram weight and just 6 mm thickness.

It’s got a 14.1 inch IPS fully laminated screen with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution and high brightness. It also brings a matte texture and relies on OGS tech for a whole piece bezel less glass panel upfront. The keyboard has its own backlighting and specs include an Apollo Lake N3450 processor, 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of SSD storage.

Windows 10 is the OS of choice and the battery capacity is 33.7 Wh. Dual band WiFi also makes the cut, as well as dual mic noise reduction tech and stereo speakers. A fully specced machine I’d say, for a not bad price, not bad at all.

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So Many To Consider And This Is Creating a Conundrum! We Are Talking Notebooks Here.

By Tim

To start with, I have never put a laptop in my lap so the term notebook is far more logical and therefore I shall refer to all of the following products as notebooks! Now that brings us to the subject at hand and that would be which of these new incredible notebooks should I be really considering?

Yes, one of them is a 2 in 1, but is essentially a notebook. So you nit-picky folks out there can shut up right now! I have narrowed my current list down a bit, but there are all sorts of good reasons to buy one over the other.

Almost everything on my list currently happens to be a Chuwi product, because, well, they fit into the price range and offer the best bang for the buck. However the search is still proceeding and some of the players are to be named later. The other device is a Jumper product.

Things that do not concern me as far as notebooks go:

  • I don’t give a damn how well it plays games
  • I really do not care about stylus support
  • As long as it is less than 50 lbs I can tote it easily
  • Thin is nifty, but not at the expense of battery/ports
  • Touch screen is okay, but not a requirement
  • I hate touch pads, so I do not care if they are crap

Things I do need:

  • Intel N3450 processor minimum
  • Full HD resolution minimum
  • 4-8 GB RAM
  • Onboard storage to be either 128 GB or have a slot for a SATA 3 SSD
  • No skimping on ports, (don’t be Apple)
  • Decent battery life. At least 6 hrs or so, 8 hrs+ is better
  • 12.3 – 14.1 inch screen

So all the above being said, here are the players, so far.

Chuwi LapBook 14.1

It has plenty of ports and a decent FHD screen and a super low price! You can pull the back off the unit and add an SSD and increase your storage and disk speed! At the current price of $239, it is a bargain! Check out the specs or watch the videos I have posted, it is a great machine.

Chuwi LapBook 12.3

This one has a super hi-res display and a little panel on the bottom to add your SSD. Very slick, all metal build and reasonably priced! This thing has a lot of advantages  along with the fantastic screen and can currently be fount for about $308!

Chuwi SurBook 2 in 1

This one is off my list based on the video I posted the other day! This one has a touch screen with the same super hi-res display as the LapBook 12.3 and can be purchased with either 64GB or 128 GB onboard storage and a microSD card slot. You can go to the Chuwi site to find this one. So far the best deal is grabbing one of the indiegogo deals at their site! For $439 you get the back-lit keyboard and stylus included.

Jumper EZBook 3 Pro

This is an all metal, thin and light notebook with a 13.3 inch screen and an easily upgradeable storage system via an M2 SSD drive. Add in 6 GB RAM and an Apollo Lake N3450 and we have a good device. The reviews are excellent, it has a good keyboard, a full HD 1920 x 1080 display and is currently on sale for only $230 on Gearbest. You can find the video review I posted on it right here.

Chuwi LapBook Air

We do not have all the specs on this one just yet, except it is supposed to be a full HD display, with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB SSD on board storage. This one is still just a like, not a draft pick.

That is all for this evening,

Tim

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A Bit of News on The Chuwi LapBook Air And a Big Sale on BangGood

By Tim

We have been waiting for news on the LapBook Air from Chuwi and today we got some specs! This sounds like a decent notebook for those in search of a larger 14.1 inch screen and lots of RAM and SSD storage!

The specs released at IFA 2017 were as follows:

  • Apollo Lake N3450 Processor
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 128 GB SSD
  • 14.1 inch full HD display (no word on a touch panel)
  • Back-lit keyboard
  • Super thin 6 mm notebook

That is all we have for now,  but at least we see some light at the end of the tunnel. It will go on sale at the end of September.

Moving on, Banggood has some great prices on the other Chuwi models, including the Hi10, the Hi12 and the Hi13 tablets along with the LapBook 14.1 and several others, check this link for details.

The Surbook is also on sale at the link above, offering a 2 in 1 and a kickstand for $369.

That is all for now,

Tim

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