Chuwi CoreBook Pro is a new device from a Chinese manufacturer that never ceases to amaze us. It is a laptop with a metal chassis and a 2K screen that is promoted at a price of only $ 399.
We already said in the analysis of the LapBook Plus that Chuwi had redefined the concept of cheap laptop. And not through netbooks as was customary last years, but with good laptops that have their most outstanding features at their economic price.
Chuwi CoreBook Pro has a premium laptop look at first glance, with metal chassis that leaves its weight at 1.34 kilograms, a 13.2-inch IPS screen with 2K resolution (2160 x 1440 pixels), 3: 2 aspect ratio, 85% screen-to-body ratio, and support for 100% of the sRGB color gamut.
Where’s the trick for its $ 399 price tag? In your processor. A 6th generation Intel Skylake which was first released in 2016. Opting for a tenth-generation Intel Core processor or AMD Ryzen “Renoir” chip would have raised the price considerably, while selecting a more affordable Intel Gemini Lake Refresh processor would have affected performance.
Despite its years of antiquity, the processor Core i3-6157U it is a development of two cores and four threads, with TDP of 28 watts that includes integrated graphics Intel Iris 550. It won’t allow too many joys in games, but it will be enough for basic computing, multimedia playback, and web browsing.
Its memory and storage capacity is not bad and includes 8 Gbytes of DDR4 RAM and a 256 Gbyte SSD. It has a USB Type-C port, another Type-A, SD memory card reader, webcam and a 3.5mm audio jack.
It is not the most advanced laptop on the market due to its hardware base, nor does Chuwi offer the international support of other major PC manufacturers, but its promoted price of $ 399 ($ 499 an officer with a $ 100 discount coupon) is truly contained for its 2K IPS display and chassis.