There are various Ultra Mobile PCs (UMPC) available in the market but users aren’t always satisfied with them and resort to other alternatives. Usually people do prefer lighter solutions, so why not the UMPC? The answer is simple enough. No one wants to squint and work on tiny screens and worry about the memory capacity and terrible keyboards. The Chuwi Team has brought forward a very suitable alternative after carrying out rigorous market analysis; the Chuwi Minibook.
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MiniBook is a UMPC and is only quarter the size of a regular notebook. It can be transformed into any device you desire it to be, a laptop, a workstation and even a tablet. It achieves all this with the help of its 360° flipping YOGA design. It offers a lot more than what meets the eye at first. So, don’t be fooled by its compact design. It is extremely powerful. It comes with the Intel Core m3-8100Y processor, 8GB of LPDDR3 RAM and a 128GB storage. It’s basically power in your pocket!
I looked into some of the most obvious factors that one usually looks into when purchasing a UMPC. Here are some of these and obviously the list is always endless.
The company evaluated various screen sizes to come up with an optimum experience for users. They have already sold more than one million units of their Chuwi Hi8 SE and this is proof that the company clearly knows what screens work best for the Windows operating system.
SSD expansion slot
This UMPC also comes with an M.2 SSD card slot and this makes the Minibook the first UMPC to come with expandable storage. You can even add a microSD if you want more storage.
Unique YOGA 360° rotating design
Everyone loves a device that can do more than it’s expected to. So not only is this a notebook, it is also a tablet and a workstation. Just utilize the YOGA 360° and make it whatever you want it to be.
The keyboard is simply amazing. When it comes to a UMPC, one always worries about how troublesome it would be to use such a miniscule keyboard, however, the Minibook’s keyboard follows a full-sized, full-spaced layout and comes in both Japanese and US English.
You don’t have to worry about not being able to carry out video calls on a UMPC, because the Chuwi Minibook comes with one!
The company offers you a good 8 inch screen with a high resolution of 1920*1200. It also comes with a full lamination touch LCD with great response time. The screen isn’t too big to hinder portability and it isn’t too small to cause strain on your eyes.
CPU & GPU
This UMPC will have two variants. One will have the Intel Core M3 8100Y and the other will have an Intel Celeron N4100 processor. With two options, you can always pick one that suits your budgets and processor requirements. The former is great for multitasking while the latter is great for its speed. The heat sink is basically an optimized silent fan that uses thermal extraction to ensure that your processor doesn’t slow down and you are never disturbed due to the annoying fan noise.
Memory & Storage
The dual-channel LPDDR3 8GB memory cards ensure that you perform high speed multitasking. It has amazing response time and you can easily work on your spreadsheets while conducting a video call. Pretty call, right?
Battery life & Ports
Now the most obvious factor to always consider is the battery life. The Chuwi Minibook comes with a 7000mAH battery with 7.6V input for fast charging. It also comes with a PD charging protocol. Powerbanks over 5V are also supported. It also features 2 USB-A ports, a USB-C port and a mini HDMI.
Let’s not forget the most obvious point yet. It comes with a full Windows 10 version that gives you the whole desktop experience but with the added benefits of being a highly mobile device.
Now when you look at something with so many features, you immediately worry about the price. If you look at the following product wise comparison, you will realize that in relation to the features, the price is pretty pocket friendly.
The company is currently looking for crowdfunders via indiegogo and if you believe in this product and think its going to be a success, then follow this link and back them up.
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