Chuwi LapBook Plus review: the best for less than 450 euros?

by Kelvin
Chuwi LapBook Plus review: the best for less than 450 euros? 1

It seems that in the last period only registered devices were manufactured Chuwi. In fact, we had the opportunity to test many of these branded devices. But not always, we are completely satisfied, as in the case of the Chuwi HiPad LTE. It remains true that the company aims to offer tablets and laptops at really affordable prices compared to the competition, without giving up a good technical sector. This will also happen with Chuwi LapBook Plus? Can this laptop replace all other devices from the same parent company, even if it's placed in a price range that isn't too low? Find out in us full review.

Chuwi LapBook Plus review

unpacked

Looking at the sales packages we always find the same form factor. In fact, all external surfaces are made of rigid cardboard, with the company logo printed on the front. So inside we find:

  
  • Chuwi LapBook Plus;
  • power supply with European plug and 12V / 3A output;
  • Brief instruction manual.

Design and material

Chuwi LapBook Plus not unlike Chinese high-rise laptops. Therefore, he also has a body. satin metal that covers the entire surface, including the internal one where the keyboard is located. The color level is very close to what we saw with Chuwi Lapbook Pro, showing a gray color similar to the MacBook Apple. We don't have a size, but in terms of size we are facing a unit that is much larger than the average. In fact, this laptop implements a exposition from the well 15.6 inch diagonaleven allow yourself to have number key.

When handling the device, you will not hear the chirp and its structure. 1520 grams heavy, very dense. However, some people may experience problems during transportation, because size is still important. Other than the logo in the right corner, there is nothing interesting on the front. In the lower profile, however, there is space to accessM.2 SATA SSD.

Chuwi LapBook Plus

Then we have the entrance on the right side USB 2.0the hole mini jack for headphones and for doors micro SD. Turning our gaze from the opposite side, we find a Status LEDwhat refill hole device, one input USB 3.0 and input mini HDMI. If there was also a USB Type-C port, we could have reached perfection.

Keyboard and touchpad

As soon as you open your laptop, you're in front of a Keyboard really big, also marked by the presence of the classic numeric keypad on the right. We are used to different Chuwi products, so key size It looks no bigger than other brand laptops. However, it should be used for an average size that is slightly larger than that used by competitors. Still, the spacing between the various components is pretty good, as it only takes a little time to get used to. Obviously, then, you have to deal with American space, which does not have the accent of our language. Beyond all this data, however, key journey It is wide enough, restores noise in the writing phase.

Chuwi LapBook Plus

Beneath the keyboard is a lighted room touchpad central, which allows you to use a very large surface. This tool works great on all parts, shows almost no input lag and also complements all the classics signal of Windows. The entire surface is 100% usable, even on the side point, which generally holds some nasty surprises. Considering the size of the laptop, therefore, the touchpad is certainly adequate.

Chuwi LapBook Plus

exposition

In the list of products available in the company's store, Chuwi LapBook Plus is one of the best from a technical point of view regarding appearance. In fact, we are facing a unity Social studies of the 15.6 inch diagonal with resolution 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels), 282ppi Y 100% sRGB. With a screen-to-body ratio that isn't too wide, this device is one of the best in the LapBook Chuwi family.

Chuwi LapBook Plus

Also from everyone's point of view the color faithfully reproduce, showing wisdom see angle. Like many other units, the display does not have a matte finish, so it is not easy to see it in direct sunlight. Still, playing around with the screen's tendency to be around 120 ° and fair with brightness from the panel it is possible to get at least adequate performance. However, as an IPS panel, it is clear that there are imperfections in terms of color. In fact, all whites are very cold, while blacks are not very deep.

I really appreciate the fact that along the side frame there is a plastic surface. This solves an annoying problem: when you open the screen, on another laptop, all the fingerprints remain on top of the glass.

Hardware and performance

In Chuwi LapBook Plus, look for the chipset Intel Atom X7-E3950, making it a quad core processor with a basic clock frequency 1.6 GHz, capable of reaching 2.0 GHz power with turbo boost. Although this type of solution is slightly out of focus from the price charged by the machine, it offers separate performance in almost all situations. However, most of the reward must be attributed to 8GB LPDDR4 RAM, able to manage more open applications correctly. But for internal storage, this laptop uses a 256GB SSD. If you want to increase this space, you can always take advantage of an external microSD, up to 128 GB, and the extra SATA SS2 M.2 compartment on the back.

Although this laptop is not designed for certain types of work, it can meet almost every need. Also use video editing programs such as Sony vegas proChuwi LapBook Plus allows you to make some minor changes to the video. However, when you want to go beyond the changes, the system tends to freeze and the app automatically closes. As long as Web navegation, conversely, even with multiple tabs open chrome Laptops work well, slowing down only when there are so many processes running in the background. Therefore, I advise against watching videos on 4K, combined with a modification of several active photos Photoshop and quite soft web browsing. Actually, it is not possible to combine all these things together.

From a graphical point of view, we have it GPU Intel HD Graphics 505 for him 500 megacycles, than I would expect worse performance. But on this device, some trial titles work correctly. To play ArmajetFor example, I don't think the frame rate is so low that I can't play freely with other team members, managing to easily maneuver with the characters. Even in the most stressful sessions, you have never experienced a thermal slowdown, staying up late temperature CPU never exceeds 70 degree.

reference point

the software

Chuwi LapBook Plus presents Windows 10 housesIt is no different at all compared to what is offered on other competitive laptops. In addition, in all the menus, a certain fluidity is guaranteed, without showing slowdown or freezing of the system. Therefore, you will have no problem receiving emails or other messages and viewing the streaming content. with Netflix Y Amazon Main videoIn fact, I can always enjoy satisfactory performance, thanks also to the large screen available on this laptop.

Also on this laptop all rights to Windows, able to manage the system as in other similar products.

Connectivity and audio

We will look at the connectivity sector, we find a module Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac Dual band With very good coverage. If placed in a critical position to receive signals, in fact, this laptop has returned quite good performance, allowing me to surf the internet without too much trouble. The fact that there are two USB ports if necessary cannot be underestimated. By the entrance USB 3.0In addition, much higher data transfer rates are guaranteed, so the latter is always preferred.

Nevertheless Bluetooth 4.0 and one Webcam in front of 2 megapixel, established in the upper frame. With the latter it is possible to enjoy multiple shots but, more than anything, share images through video call. Thanks to that, in fact, users will be able to take advantage of the rather poor quality of the video, but they can rely on the audio silently. Near the camera, actually, is the main microphone.

Chuwi LapBook Plus

Analyze this sector Audio, it is good to remember that I am two speakers they are placed in front, on the sides of the keyboard. However, only the bottom is responsible for the audio output. From this point of view, therefore, the quality is not good and the maximum volume is very unclear. Also, bass reproduction is totally absent, which tends to flatten the audio as well. Therefore, this situation can only be solved by using a good pair of headphones.

Chuwi LapBook Plus

autonomy

In this unit we find one Battery of the 365 Wh, which allows you to operate the device for a period of time that is not too long. Using Chuwi LapBook Plus for work, I also love to watch some videos YouTube, in the modification of some images and normal web browsing, I have not graduated 3 hours of continuous use in a day Even with TV series on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video the situation remains almost identical, gaining about 30 more minutes of autonomy.

Reload device from 10 to 100%, the power supply in the package (12V / 2A) takes approximately 3 hour.

Price and conclusions

Chuwi LapBook Plus sold at a price of around € 439 on all major e-commerce sites. After all the testing, I think I can say for sure that the requested number is slightly higher than expected. In fact, you would find greater comfort by proposing this type of device at around 400 euros and, perhaps, even something missing. But in general, its performance is quite convincing and there have never been any problems that jeopardize its use.

If you are looking for a reliable product that allows you to work with the package the office And to enjoy some multimedia content smoothly, this laptop may be suitable for you. So far it is not the best product in its price range. In fact, within Chuwi itself, to a lesser extent it could be satisfied. LapBook Pro, which in some ways is practically the same.

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