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Chuwi CoreBook brings the fight to the iPad Pro’s doorstep

Chuwi CoreBook brings the fight to the iPad Pro’s doorstep

Chuwi has been boldly pitting its products against some of the biggest tech companies in both name and design. The SurBook faced off with the Microsoft Surface Pro and the LapBook Air against the Apple MacBook Air. The CoreBook, the company’s latest baby, probably won’t ring any bell. But the moment you look at it, you’ll most likely get the idea. The Chuwi CoreBook is practically what you’ll get if you took an iPad Pro and put Windows 10 on it. And that might be a good thing.

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Chuwi SurBook Review

Chuwi SurBook Review

Not too long ago, Microsoft was rumored to be close to retiring the Surface Pro line of 2-in-1 tablets. Although the company denied it, it hasn’t exactly given hard evidence to the contrary either. Fortunately, the basic idea of a Windows tablet that also functions as a laptop as well as a digital canvas has become so popular that OEMs are more than happy to continue its legacy, from giants like HP and Dell to upstarts like Chuwi. The company has just recently shipped the Chuwi SurBook, the product of a very successful Indiegogo run, and we take a hard look at how this Surface Pro-alike fares in the real world.

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Chuwi CoreBook grows out of its Surface roots

Chuwi CoreBook grows out of its Surface roots

Chuwi has quite a number of tablets and laptops, and some of them might easily be accused of aping designs from Microsoft and Apple. Its latest success story, the SurBook, and the upcoming SurBook Mini, all too easily call to mind Microsoft’s Surface line in both name and form. Coming on its heels, however, is a new CoreBook 2-in-1, soon to appear on Indiegogo, that not only learns from hard-earned lessons but also dares to break free of the shackles of the familiar past.

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Chuwi SurBook Mini to fill the Surface-shaped hole in your heart

Chuwi SurBook Mini to fill the Surface-shaped hole in your heart

There were rumors that Microsoft would soon be axing the Surface line, which were debunked by the unveiling of the Surface Book 2. But for one line of Surface devices, the end came quite some time ago. The non-Pro Surface 2-in-1 tablet never got a version 4, even while the Surface Pro now has its 5th “not Surface Pro 5” generation. It’s unlikely Microsoft will ever go down that road ever again, but if you’re really looking for Surface 3 successor, then you might want to consider Chuwi’s SurBook successor, the unsurprisingly named SurBook Mini.

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Chuwi LapBook Air pre-orders start, shipping in a few weeks

Chuwi LapBook Air pre-orders start, shipping in a few weeks

If could get a handsome laptop with the best specs you could get on a tight budget, would you mind that it looks like an already existing product? That is the question you’ll have to ask yourself when facing the Chuwi LapBook Air, whose price and availability hast just been revealed. There is no beating around the bush, it’s going to be mocked as a MacBook Air knockoff. But at half the price of one, you will definitely be tempted to take this one more seriously than that.

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Chuwi LapBook Air, Hi9 Tablet, SurBook entice IFA 2017 crowd

Chuwi LapBook Air, Hi9 Tablet, SurBook entice IFA 2017 crowd

IFA 2017 presented a ton of new products, many of them premium and many of them premium priced. It might be too easy to think that the tech world is split between expensive high-end machines and cheap, underpowered gadgets. There exists, however, a wonderful world in between, where function, form, and price are in near perfect harmony. Chuwi, one of the more prolific Chinese consumer electronics manufacturers, proved the existence of that world by bringing to IFA three of its latest products that aim to deliver affordable performance, functionality, and design.

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Chuwi Hi-Dock Review

Chuwi Hi-Dock Review

There is no shortage of smartphone and tablet accessories of all kinds. We power banks and chargers of different wattage and technologies. We have stands and holders of all shapes and sizes. There are, however, only a few that combine these two traits: docks. And those that do are, more often than not, specifically designed for a specific model or OEM to the exclusion of others. Chuwi wants to do away with multiple wall chargers and multiple stands for those with multiple devices and it does so in a rather unique way. Chuwi calls it the Hi-Dock and it’s almost exactly what the doctor ordered. Almost.

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The Best Windows 10 2-in-1 Tablets of 2017 so far

The Best Windows 10 2-in-1 Tablets of 2017 so far

Last week in Shanghai, away from the very scrutinizing eyes of Western media, Microsoft unveiled the New Surface Pro, a.k.a. not the Surface Pro 5. Reception has been mixed, ranging from "this should have been called the Surface Pro 5" to "meh". Fortunately, Microsoft's "tablet that can replace your laptop" is no longer the only game in town. In fact, there's quite a few of them right now. We take a long at some of the most recent and most enticing 2-in-1 options so far this year to see which one might be the best for your mobile Windows 10 needs.

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Chuwi SurBook challenges the Surface Pro at the best possible time

Chuwi SurBook challenges the Surface Pro at the best possible time

Microsoft has just announced the New Surface Pro and if you were expecting something groundbreaking, you probably went home disappointed. Sure, it has its fair share of small upgrades and new features, but even Microsoft itself didn't call it the Surface Pro 5 probably for that reason. While the new 2-in-1 will remain a sort of reference device, Microsoft has left the door open for other PC makers to try and do one better. It is at this time that Chinese OEM Chuwi is launching its SurBook, whose name is an obvious reference to Microsoft's Surface line. But while some might consider the timing of the launch ill-fated, given the New Surface Pro reveal, the other side of the coin is that the stars are actually aligning in Chuwi's favor.

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Chuwi SurBook to try and fill in the Microsoft Surface’s shoes

Chuwi SurBook to try and fill in the Microsoft Surface’s shoes

Next month, Microsoft might be dashing the hopes of Surface fans. For one, its Surface Pro 5 might just be a small, incremental step up from the Surface Pro 4 launched nearly two years ago. For another, the Surface Book 2 might no longer be a convertible but a regular "Windows Cloud" clamshell laptop. Disheartening as those rumors might be, it will give Microsoft's competitors a chance to pick up where it left off, and in more varied, and perhaps creative, ways. Chuwi, who has been flooding the market with such devices, has just shown off its upcoming SurBooks at the Hong Kong Global Soruces Fair and, as the rather odd name implies, it will try to take on the Microsoft Surface Book.

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Chuwi Lapbook 12.3 offers a Retina display on a budget

Chuwi Lapbook 12.3 offers a Retina display on a budget

There is no shortage of affordable laptops aiming for consumers with more constrained budgets. Computing devices of that kind usually come with compromises, and one of the first to go, aside from the processor, is the display. More often than not, "cheap" laptops mean Full HD, sometimes even just HD, displays. Chuwi wants to be different, or at least that's the goal. While price details have yet to be released, the Chuwi Lapbook 12.3 is unabashedly mid-range but still manages so squeeze in a 2736x1824 "Retina" display.

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