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Chuwi HiGame mini PC challenges the PC gaming status quo

Chuwi HiGame mini PC challenges the PC gaming status quo

When you hear about gaming PCs, you will most likely think about hulking towers with neon LED lights. Thanks to progress in technology and manufacturing, however, size is no longer as big a constraint as before. Mini PCs have emerged, some of them even capable for gaming. Chinese manufacturer Chuwi wants to do for this budding market what it has been doing for tablets and laptops: offer a product that pushes the envelope of what’s possible in that category, in price, design, and functionality. And that’s exactly what the Chuwi HiGame PC is for.

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Chuwi HiGame steps up from tablets, laptops to mini PC market

Chuwi HiGame steps up from tablets, laptops to mini PC market

We've done quite a few reviews on Chuwi's products, ranging from 2-in-1 detachable Windows hybrids to Android tablets to charging accessories. Time again, the company has shattered biases against Chinese brands, especially those that sell at unbelievably low prices. Now Chuwi is preparing to face its biggest challenge yet as it readies it most ambitious product. Come May, it will debut the CHuwi HiGame, a gaming PC that promises to cram as much power in such a tiny space.

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Chuwi Hi 9 Air pre-orders reveal a Huawei MediaPad M5 rival

Chuwi Hi 9 Air pre-orders reveal a Huawei MediaPad M5 rival

Android tablets are getting rarer these days, but some OEMs are still not giving up the fight. At MWC last February, Huawei unveiled the MediaPad M5 to give the iPad Pro (and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3) a bit of a challenge. Now Chuwi is trying to beat Huawei at its own game with the Hi 9 Air. It latest and most ambitious Android tablet so far is now on pre-order with a price tag that undercuts what the MediaPad M5 is offering.

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Chuwi Hi 9 Air rises to meet the Android tablet challenge

Chuwi Hi 9 Air rises to meet the Android tablet challenge

By the end of the year, unless Google surprises us, there will no longer be an Android tablet in its own store. There are, in fact, a dearth of Android tablets these days, especially in the higher end. While Chuwi isn’t exactly known for producing high-end premium devices, its newest slate comes pretty close. The Chuwi Hi 9 Air, and you can guess where part of its name came from, is still a mix of some decent specs here and there. But it finally sheds its mid-range crutches and walks into high-end territory with a MediaTek Helio X20.

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Chuwi Hi9 Android Tablet Review

Chuwi Hi9 Android Tablet Review

Android tablets are an endangered species. On one end you have smartphones that are continually growing in screen size but shrinking in bezels, addressing users’ need for more pixels. On the other end you have Chromebooks that can run Android, delivering the productivity that more serious users demand. That said, there are some that believe Android tablets still have a role to play in our digital lives. One of those believers is Chinese manufacturer Chuwi and it is positioning the Chuwi Hi9 tablet as the gaming and multimedia device that no smartphone or Chromebook can beat. We take it for a spin to see how the promises match up to reality.

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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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