Chuwi may not exactly be a household name when it comes to laptops but in China, it has garnered a reputation for itself for offering interesting devices at affordable price point. Chuwi has also been amongst the few OEM who has been installing their devices with both Android and Windows. We are here to talk about the Chuwi Hi13, a 13.5-inch detachable hybrid that comes equipped with impressive specifications for the given price tag.
Chuwi Hi13 is fitted with a 13.5-inch display set at a resolution of 3,000 x 2000 pixels with an aspect ratio of 3:2. Powering the device is an Intel Apollo Lake Celeron N3450 along with Gen9 Graphics 500 GPU. On the storage front, the device offers 64GB of onboard storage along with a TF card slot that can further accommodate up to 128GB. Out of the box, the Chuwi Hi13 will be running Windows 10 Home and supports Ubuntu OS.
Backing up the Chuwi Hi13 is a 10,000mAh battery that supports 24W fast charging and supports detachable rotary metal keyboard just like the one on Surface Book. Audio setup on the hybrid includes four speakers placed at each corner. Furthermore, Chuwi Hi13 sports a 5-Megapixel rear camera sensor and a 2-Megapixel. Connectivity features include 2.4G/5G Dual band Wi-Fi, Type-C USB port, micro HDMI port. Yet another interesting aspect of the Chuwi Hi13 is the Hi Pen H3 which is a stylus that works similar to the Surface Pen.
Chuwi says that the Hi13 is their flagship product and will be released in February. Priced at $369 the Chuwi Hi13 seems like a value for money package. It’s interesting how the budget hybrid comes equipped with similar specifications as its premium rivals including Surface Book and iPad Pro. The laptop offers the same resolution and pixel density as the display on the SurfaceBook and also offers Type-C USB and Micro HDMI, which are the two connectivity features that both Surface Book and iPad Pro lack.