Windows 10 laptops: Chuwi prices its new hi-res display Lapbook 12.3 at $350

The 12.3-inch Chuwi Lapbook laptop will be available for purchase in May.


Chuwi's 12.3-inch Lapbook will cost $350.

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Chinese hardware maker Chuwi has revealed that its new 12.3-inch Lapbook notebook will cost $349.

Chuwi, which recently announced its 12.3-inch display Surface Pro 4 clone, Surbook, earlier this month also unveiled its latest Windows 10 laptop, the Lapbook. While the company has released a number of tablets, the Lapbook is one of its first Windows 10 laptops, which will soon be joined by the Surbook 2-in-1.

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Chuwi had aimed to ship the device by the end of April, as reported by Liliputing at the time, but today said it would be available for purchase in May.

The Lapbook shares some features with its Surface Pro 4 clone sibling, but the common link both devices have with the Surface Pro is the 12.3 inch display at a 2,736 x 1,824-pixel resolution in a 3:2 aspect ratio.

The Surbook and Lapbook also share the same Intel Celeron Apollo Lake N3450 processor, Intel Gen9 HD Graphics, and 6GB DDR3 RAM. And both feature an aluminum body.

The Lapbook comes with 64GB eMMC storage, but also has a TF card slot to add up to 128GB and an M.2 slot that supports up to 256GB additional storage. It has one USB 3.0 port and two mini HDMI ports.

The laptop is 300 mm (11.8in) wide, 223mm (8.78in) deep, and 16.7mm (0.63in) thick. It weighs 1.42kg (3.13lb).

Chuwi hasn't yet revealed the price or release date of the Surbook, which comes with 128GB eMMC storage. The company plans to launch the device via a crowdfunding campaign.

Earlier this year it released the Hi13 2-in-1 with a Surface Book-like display for $369, with an optional stylus. ZDNet's Eileen Brown reviewed the Hi13 and its stylus performance this week.

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