If you want to dust off a 13-inch laptop with a 2K display in a 3: 2 format, you should take a look here, because Chuwi is getting ready to launch the CoreBook Pro on the market at prices starting at around $ 400. As is so often the case with such deals, you have to live with compromises, with the Chuwi CoreBook Pro one can already be seen in the specs.
Chuwi is certainly a household name for fans of inexpensive tablets and laptops, most recently the now quite established company from China was the center of attention with the LarkBox. Next week, specifically on July 21, Chuwi is now preparing to add another laptop to the range, namely the CoreBook Pro. The name promises professional power and in fact there is a 13.2 inch display with a high resolution of 2,160 x 1,440 pixels, conveniently in 3: 2 format and therefore ideally suited for productive work.
The new CoreBook should weigh 1.34 kilograms, not super light for a 13-inch model, but acceptable with a sturdy but slim-looking metal chassis and thin edges around the display (85 percent screen-to-body ratio). Given the price level of $ 499 officially, one wonders where Chuwi made cuts and how often the savings pen was applied to the processor. There is no atom processor in it, but even an Intel Core CPU with iris graphics. However, this is a four-year-old Skylake processor, a strategy similar to that of the Aerobook Plus.
Specifically, Chuwi offers the CoreBook Pro with the Intel Core i3-6157U, a 28 watt CPU with two cores and Intel Iris Graphics 550. The latter should outperform the UHD variants of modern Intel Core CPUs in terms of performance, but the computing power will not keep up with current Quad or Hexacore processors from Intel or even the AMD Ryzen 4000 series. Coupled with 8 GB RAM and 256 GB SSD, you can secure the CoreBook Pro with a $ 100 coupon for $ 399 if you register on the promo page in advance. Connections are available, USB-A, USB-C, MicroSD as well as jacks and DC connection, USB-C can alternatively also be used for charging.