To start with, I have never put a laptop in my lap so the term notebook is far more logical and therefore I shall refer to all of the following products as notebooks! Now that brings us to the subject at hand and that would be which of these new incredible notebooks should I be really considering?
Yes, one of them is a 2 in 1, but is essentially a notebook. So you nit-picky folks out there can shut up right now! I have narrowed my current list down a bit, but there are all sorts of good reasons to buy one over the other.
Almost everything on my list currently happens to be a Chuwi product, because, well, they fit into the price range and offer the best bang for the buck. However the search is still proceeding and some of the players are to be named later. The other device is a Jumper product.
Things that do not concern me as far as notebooks go:
- I don’t give a damn how well it plays games
- I really do not care about stylus support
- As long as it is less than 50 lbs I can tote it easily
- Thin is nifty, but not at the expense of battery/ports
- Touch screen is okay, but not a requirement
- I hate touch pads, so I do not care if they are crap
Things I do need:
- Intel N3450 processor minimum
- Full HD resolution minimum
- 4-8 GB RAM
- Onboard storage to be either 128 GB or have a slot for a SATA 3 SSD
- No skimping on ports, (don’t be Apple)
- Decent battery life. At least 6 hrs or so, 8 hrs+ is better
- 12.3 – 14.1 inch screen
So all the above being said, here are the players, so far.
Chuwi LapBook 14.1
It has plenty of ports and a decent FHD screen and a super low price! You can pull the back off the unit and add an SSD and increase your storage and disk speed! At the current price of $239, it is a bargain! Check out the specs or watch the videos I have posted, it is a great machine.
Chuwi LapBook 12.3
This one has a super hi-res display and a little panel on the bottom to add your SSD. Very slick, all metal build and reasonably priced! This thing has a lot of advantages along with the fantastic screen and can currently be fount for about $308!
Chuwi SurBook 2 in 1
This one is off my list based on the video I posted the other day! This one has a touch screen with the same super hi-res display as the LapBook 12.3 and can be purchased with either 64GB or 128 GB onboard storage and a microSD card slot. You can go to the Chuwi site to find this one. So far the best deal is grabbing one of the indiegogo deals at their site! For $439 you get the back-lit keyboard and stylus included.
Jumper EZBook 3 Pro
This is an all metal, thin and light notebook with a 13.3 inch screen and an easily upgradeable storage system via an M2 SSD drive. Add in 6 GB RAM and an Apollo Lake N3450 and we have a good device. The reviews are excellent, it has a good keyboard, a full HD 1920 x 1080 display and is currently on sale for only $230 on Gearbest. You can find the video review I posted on it right here.
Chuwi LapBook Air
We do not have all the specs on this one just yet, except it is supposed to be a full HD display, with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB SSD on board storage. This one is still just a like, not a draft pick.
That is all for this evening,
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