Apple shocked everyone when it presented the new MacBook Pro with screens with a notch because so far no laptop had such a thing. Chuwi also decided to take the lead and has just launched the first laptop MiniBook X with a screen with a hole on the market. A notch or a hole of any shape is not unusual in smartphones. In addition, you can already find tablets with screens with a camera hole on the market (see Huawei MatePad Pro ), and in the near future, a model with a notch display ( Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra ) will also debut on it.
You should get used to the thought that similar treatments will also be used in laptops. The first with a notch are the new MacBook Pro from Apple, and the first with a hole in the screen is the new CHUWI MiniBook X. The manufacturer probably decided to make such a move, because the frame above the display is very narrow and probably the camera would not fit on it (with a resolution of 5 Mpix). At least, this is how it looks like in the renderings provided by the brand.
The advantages of Chuwi MiniBook X Are Here:
Design & Display
At the design level, the Chuwi MiniBook X has a line that reinforces the Apple MacBook Pro a lot, especially because of the keyboard layout. The screen has very reduced borders, and the front camera has been integrated into a floating island that is located in the upper left corner, as can be seen in the cover image. Regarding its construction, Chuwi has used an aluminum chassis, a premium material that is synonymous with quality.
Returning to the screen, we find a body-to-panel ratio of 90%. This has a size of 10.8 inches, is touch type, and reaches a maximum resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 pixels. It can rotate up to 360 degrees, which means that we can use the Chuwi MiniBook X as a tablet without any problem, and place it in different positions. Its weight is 899 grams, which means that it is not only a compact device but also very light.
Processor and Battery
Inside the device, there is a quad-core 11th generation Intel Celeron N5100 2.8 GHz processor (four threads; 10 nm; Tremont microarchitecture), from which heat is dissipated by a copper heat sink (there is no active cooling system onboard). In addition, the list of parameters also includes as much as 12 GB LPDDR4 RAM and a 512 GB SSD drive that writes and reads data at a speed of over 500 MB / s.
The device is also equipped with a memory card slot and an additional slot for a second M.2 SSD drive, two USB-C ports (one is for charging, among others), a 3.5 mm headphone jack, and a battery with a capacity of 26.6 Wh, which supports charging PD 2.0 with a power of 45W, so you can charge it from 0% to 70% in 60 minutes. Everything works under the control of Windows 11 Pro.
We can see from the above configuration that MiniBook X comes with Windows 11 OS; with an intuitively redesigned UI design, new start menu, new input logic; new touch interaction, and native Android support for popular mobile APPs and games. Windows 11 OS, redesigned for productivity, creativity, and ease of use, offers many innovative features designed to support the current hybrid work environment; with a focus on increasing end-user productivity in a new and flexible experience. The Chuwi MiniBook X integrates a USB Type-C port for 45-watt USB PD 2.0 charging and/or data and video transfer support.
Thanks to the improvement of the manufacturing process; the use of hole-punch screen technology, and the narrow frame design; MiniBook X is almost the same size as the 8.3-inch iPad mini4 and can be easily stored in a backpack. It’s suitable for users who need a mobile office at any time. MiniBook X comes loaded with the latest generation Intel 11th Celeron N5100 processor and next-gen Intel UHD Graphics; which allows easily decode 4K video and playing online games; Editing documents or basic video production will be a cinch. For more information visit on Official Chuwi Website.