Chuwi announced the Surface Pro budget version Chuwi Ubook at the start of this year which they have yet to launch in stores, and for those who had decided to wait a little longer instead, they may have been holding out for something better.
We are now learning via Liliputing who have done some great reviews of Chuwi’s mini convertible laptops lately, that Chuwi is about to launch a UBook Pro version instead that will outperform the original Ubook.
Chuwi UBook Pro is a half-finished Windows 10 2-in-1 tablet at this point, where Chuwi is still taking suggestions for features and improvements. Which is not a bad idea in itself.
At the center of it though it seems that a Intel Core m3-8100Y processor is assured for it, along with 8GB LPDDR3 RAM, and 25GB of SSD storage.
The 12.3-inch screen is just a 3:2 aspect ratio Full HD screen though, but has support for 2048 pressure level digitizer.
The design is Surface Pro alike, with a built-in kickstand, though more in line with Acer’s 2-in-1 kickstand design than Microsoft’s, but the keyboard is very much a Surface style keyboard.
The weight is estimated to 780 grams with a thickness of 9mm.
Chuwi UBook Pro could end up as a good 2-in-1 tablet, but at the moment it will have to compete with Surface Pro 6 on sale ahead of Microsoft’s October event. And while the SP6 may not be perfect either, it has a lot going for itself at these sales prices, ranging from decent customer support, to a silky smooth touchscreen with great digitizer support.
– Tom Bowen