The successfully crowdfunded Chuwi UBook Pro at 12.3 inches has been launched in online stores now, with the Intel N4100 processor model being the first one out. The Intel Core m3 version is not launching just yet: https://www.banggood.com/CHUWI-UBook-Pro
So this N4100 processor powered model of Chuwi UBook Pro is generally a larger version of the 11.6-inch Chuwi UBook.
At 12.3 inches, the Chuwi UBook Pro is the same size as the Surface Pro 7, but at a lower price, as it’s launching for $399, though the coupon code “BG9787f6” brings the price down to $349, which makes it more interesting. But that’s still without the keyboard and optional Chuwi H5 pen though.
Specs on this model are a Full HD resolution display at 1920 x 1080 with a brighter screen than even an iPad Pro, so this tablet will be great outdoors for reading or typing in bright conditions. It has 8GB DDR4 RAM and 256GB SSD storage too, so the benchmark scores are not bad for the price.
It also has dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.0, 0.8 watt stereo speakers, a 2MP front camera, and a 5MP rear camera.
The optional backlit keyboard is a thin Surface type of keyboard, so that doesn’t add any ports in itself. But the tablet has 2x full-size USB 3.0 ports, a USB C port, and a micro-HDMI port, 3.5mm audio combo jack, and a power/charge port.
Battery life seems to be the biggest drawback, with a maximum battery life of 5.5 hours from the 5000 mAh battery. So a small power bank will come in handy for anyone considering using this tablet when traveling.
It has a built-in multi-angle kickstand, with the dimensions being a thickness of 9mm, and a weight of 785 grams.
So not a bad Windows 10 2-in-1 tablet for the price if productivity is what you are looking for. Though if you don’t need a tablet with a touchscreen, Windows laptops for the same price should get you even more power.
With the December sales price still being in effect on the Surface Pro 7, it’s still possible to get the real deal for $599 with a keyboard included though, so it all depends on where you want to save.
– Tom Bowen