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Chuwi SurBook Mini Specs, Comparisons & What You Should Know

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Chuwi SurBook Mini unboxing

The Chuwi SurBook Mini is a fairly inexpensive Windows tablet out of China. It looks like a Microsoft Surface 3 clone with its 10.8-inch screen, an integrated kickstand, optional keyboard cover and stylus. In fact, it seems to be a nice successor to the discontinued Surface 3 line but with nicer hardware. Chuwi is using Intels Apollo Lake N33450 processor which is much faster than an Intel Atom chipset. Here is everything you need to know about the Chuwi SurBook Mini.

Read now: My full Chuwi SurBook Mini review

Highlights

  • Full metal body with kickstand
  • Laminated 10.8-inch full HD screen
  • Intel Celeron N3450
  • 4GB RAM & 64GB storage
  • Optional keyboard & pen

Chuwi SurBook Mini: The Basics

The Chuwi SurBook Mini features a full metal body and an integrated kickstand. Because of that, it looks similar to Microsofts Surface style tablets. It even has fake fan slots around the top – even though the Apollo Lake chip does not need any active cooling and there are no fans build in. The build quality is pretty good and we are getting two USB 3.0 type A ports and a USB type C connector. While there are two speakers, they are located on one side only. So do not expect to get any kind of stereo feeling.

Unlike most cheaper Chinese tablets, the screen is fully laminated. So there is not gap between the IPS panel and the touchscreen. That and its brightness of 450 nit minimizes reflections. If you want, you can purchase an active pen to write on the display.

Inside the SurBook Mini runs an Intel Celeron N3450 which is a quad-core processor of Intels Apollo Lake generation. As you might expect, the performance is not as good as a Core i5 or even a Core m3. But in my tests it is much faster than a Intel Atom x5 processor. That one is build into most competitors from Acer, Lenovo, and ASUS.

Full Specifications

Tablet Chuwi SurBook Mini
Operating System Windows 10
Display 10.8-inch IPS with 1920 x 1280
Processor Intel Celeron N3450
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 500
Storage 64GB
Expandable micro SD card reader
RAM 4GB
Rear Camera 2MP
Front Camera 2MP
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0
Ports USB Type C 3.0, 2 x USB 3.0 Type A
Battery 8000 mAh
Security none
Dimensions 268 x 183 x 8.8 mm
Weight 748g

Comparisons

The Chuwi SurBook Mini offers quite a lot for its price. As of now, you will not find similar tablets in this price range from more famous brand. But, obviously, every tablet has competitors. If you do not care about the nice design and laminated screen, you might want to check out the Cube Mix Plus. This is a Windows tablet out of China as well. While the screen is not as nice, it offers a much faster Intel Core m3 chipset at a similar price.

Another direct competitor is the Acer Switch 3. That one is a bit bigger, the screen is a bit darker, but the Intel N4200 is actually a bit faster. While it is more expensive, it does come with a keyboard cover out of the box.

Availability & Price

You probably will not find the Chuwi SurBook Mini at your local electronics retailer. Instead you usually have to import it from China. That takes some time, but most shops export this tablet almost worldwide. Usually, you can get it at under 300 US dollars.

Chuwi SurBook Mini unboxing
The Chuwi SurBook Mini offers a lot of nice features. That includes a laminated full HD screen, a fast Intel N3450 processor and a nice build quality with its metal body. Considering its price, it is a pretty nice Surface 3 clone out of China.
Positive
  • Good build quality
  • Laminated full HD screen
  • Decent performance
  • Good value
Negative
  • Battery life coule be better
  • Cameras almost useless
  • Some Typ C cables might not work
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