The Chuwi SurBook Mini is the smaller sibling of the successful original SurBook model that became the 1st crowdfunded device of the company. It shares the same processor with SurBook, packing an Intel Apollo Lake N3450 CPU clocked at 2.2Ghz with 4 cores and 4 threads, made with the 14nm manufacturing process. Also, it sports the Intel HD500 9th Gen graphics. What’s more, it comes with an IPS panel with 3:2 aspect ratio.
So, what’s the difference between them? Well, SurBook Mini comes with a smaller 10.8″ FHD display, sizes at 268.87mm(L)x183.95mm(W)x8.7mm(T) and weighs around 780 grams, and it has 450 nits of brightness. Besides, the fully laminated display aims at offering better outdoor viewing experience so you can enjoy it under any circumstances. Also, the kickstand can go all the way up to 125 degrees to better suit your needs.
As for the rest of the hardware, it comes with 4GB DDR3 RAM, which is good enough for light productivity tasks — word processing, web browsing, and media consumption. Also, the storage is 64GB, with an option to expand it via microSD to extra 128GB. But what about battery life? The battery found inside has a 27.38Wh capacity and it ensures 3.9 hours of video playback, 7.5 hours of music playback, 3.1 hours of WiFi video playback and 3.3 hours of WIFi web browsing with 80% of brightness and all functions on. Quite good performance for a tablet.
Finally, this tablet has a decent selection of ports. On the right are 2xUSB-A 3.0, a USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm audio jack. Also, there’s a MICRO TF Card slot and on the top are the and volume buttons. All the ports are well-spaced and the inclusion of a USB Type-C allows for video/audio connection and data transfer in case you want to connect it to an external display.
The price is set at just $259 and it will be officially launched through Gearbest starting from November 13th to November 20th. In the meantime, CoreBook will be live on Indiegogo campaign on 15th November with secret perks for the first 300 users who back the project. The Early Birds price will be unveiled later, but we know for sure that there’s a $50 off coupon if you subscribe to their newsletter. Find more details here. To see all the details about the SurBook Mini, check out the official product page here.