The Chuwi MiniBook is probably the most promising, compact notebook so far. Compared to previous releases of such devices, there is a slightly larger 8-inch display with touch support. Thanks to the 360-degree Yoga hinge, the small notebook can also be used as a pure tablet, which is also a novelty for this form factor. Technically speaking, there is a lot, which has improved compared to previous devices. The crowdfunding campaign for the MiniBook will end in 72 hours and the amount raised has reached over $700,000 from 3,404 backers with the numbers still growing.
The new CHUWI MiniBook that with its Lenovo Yoga-type design, can convert it into a tablet by folding the screen on the base where the keyboard is located. A small laptop with portability as the main objective thanks to its screen of only 8 inches and small dimensions. As the engine of the CHUWI MiniBook has an Intel Core m3-8100Y processor that integrates a GPU intel HD Graphics 6th generation and an active fan inside to keep temperatures at bay, something logical in such a compact size. In terms of memory, we have 8 GB of LPDDR3 RAM, 128 GB of eMMC storage by default and the option of mounting an SSD NVMe M.2 disk in an internal bay.
This model has an 8-inch IPS touch screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels and we can rotate 360 to work as if it were a tablet. At the level of wireless connectivity, it includes an internal adapter with Dual Band WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0. In terms of connectivity, we have a 3.5mm audio jack, a USB Type-C port, a microHDMI video output, and a USB 3.0 connector. The battery is 26.6 Wh (3500mAh) that we can use as a powerbank and that has fast charge PD 2.0.
This small laptop has a QWERTY keyboard with a central optical touch control system. The measurements are 200x130x19.5 mm, its body is made of CNC aluminum and weighs 600 gr. The operating system installed by default is Windows 10 Pro. Still, 72 hours left in the crowdfunding campaign so if you are a fan of pocket UMPC tiny laptops, you should certainly check out the CHUWI MiniBook. The basic model will set you back $430 and the Core m3 model is $530. Only 72 hours left, if you like this tiny 8-inch UMPC laptop, check out it on the INDIEGOGO. Both being quite affordable when taking into account the size and powerful hardware.