Chuwi SurBook

Chuwi SurBook is one of those budget tablets aiming at providing consumers with a more affordable alternative to Microsoft’s Surface and other flagship tablets. The 2-in-1, which is made by a China Company Chuwi and the maker of the Chuwi Hi10 Pro, offers similar display resolution of Surface Pro and iPad Pro, as well as generous RAM.

Design and Display

The Chuwi SurBook flaunts a fan-less, all-metal design, which is impressive for a not overly expensive 2-in-1. The body rocks a silver or black finish. The Chuwi SurBook tablet even features a kickstand just like a Surface Pro and iPad Pro. You can flip it up to 125 degrees. It comes with a backlit keyboard you can detach to use the device as a tablet. With a 12.3-inch display, with a resolution comparable to that of the Surface Pro – 2736 x 1824 pixels. The touchscreen also offers 10 point multitouch and has an aspect ratio of 3:2. Chuwi throws in a stylus offering 1024 levels of pressure sensitivity as well.

Hardware and Software

While the Chuwi SurBook may be considered a competitor of the Surface, it falls short in hardware. The Chuwi SurBook cannot be able to stand against a Surface device in terms of performance. It comes with an Intel Apollo Lake N3450 processor, while Kaby Lake Core processors on the Microsoft devices. But it is a good thing that the CPU clocks 2.2 GHz. The Chuwi SurBook also offers impressive 6 GB of RAM. So you should still get enjoyable performance as well as decently long battery life. You will be able to get the 2-in-1 in 64GB and 128GB models. The operating system of choice here is Windows 10.


The hybrid offers a pair of 5-megapixel rear and 2-megapixel front cameras for image capturing. Chuwi SurBook features two full-size USB 3.0 ports, a USB Type-C port and a micro SDHC card slot for expansion. The Chuwi SurBook will reportedly be available with a humongous 10,000mAh battery rated at an average of eight hours. Its 24W Type-C charger enables rapid charging.

Chuwi SurBook Specifications

General Features

Platform: Windows 10 Home
Processor: Intel Celeron N3450 quad-core, up to 2.2GHz (Apollo Lake)
GPU: Intel HD Graphics 500
Memory: 6GB RAM
Colours: Silver or Black
Dimension: 297.8 x 203.3 x 9.4 mm
Weight: starting at 967 g
SIM Type: N/A
SIM Count: N/A
Keyboard: Yes, Detachable Back-lit Keyboard (Optional)
Stylus Pen: Yes, Pen with 1024 levels of pressure (Optional)


12.3-inch Display,

2736 x 1824 pixels (267 ppi),

3:2 Aspect Ratio, 450 nits


Rear Camera: 5MP Camera, 1080p HD Video
Front Camera: 2 MP Camera


Built-in Storage: 64GB, 128GB Storage
Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 256GB

Network Support

2G GSM: No
2G CDMA 1X: No
4G LTE: No

Internet & Connectivity

4G LTE: No
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
Wi-Fi Hotspot: No
Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0
USB Port: Yes, 1 x USB 3.0 (Type A), 1 x USB Type C


Digital Compass: No
Accelerometer: Yes
Proximity Sensor: No
Light Sensor: Yes
Barometer: No
Gyroscope: No
Fingerprint Scanner: No
Iris Scanner: No
Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
Voice Control: Yes


Battery: 10,000 mAh Li-ion Battery
Use Time: up to 8 hours
Fast Charging: Yes


The Chuwi SurBook can be pre-ordered at Indiegogo starting at $299 for the 64GB model. Adding the keyboard and stylus pen will bring the price to $349. Chuwi SurBook 128GB model goes for $399 with the keyboard included.


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