“Chuwi Is on Fire!”: The Chuwi LapBook Air Is Proving Their Perseverance to Make It in America

I wouldn’t go as far to say that Apple has been too lazy to update the MacBook Air. You never really know what to expect next from that company. However, there is an up-and-coming Chinese clone in the works, with everything but the Windows 10 OS making it clone-like. If you don’t know Chuwi, by the way, the company founded in 2004 has been pursuing their strength of craftsmanship by making a number of Microsoft Surface lookalikes. Now, it is time for the company to show us their notebook that apparently “feels just like touching the real MacBook”. Okay, as you know, touching and using a MacBook laptop are two completely different things, completely! So as far as deals and specs go, let’s figure out why Chuwi has been “on fire” lately. If battery life, power, and display are all “womp womp”, this might not turn out to be a “clone”, in the true sense of the word.

One thing we can say straight off the bat, is that the China-based tech company has really pronounced their laptop line, and it’s selling extremely well, and making a hit in America, one by one. So, by their thinnest laptop release ever, the Chuwi LapBook Air, they wanted Americans, and all other Apple-obsessed consumers, to take a look at their product and mistake it for a MacBook without the Apple logo. Chuwi had a design in mind with LapBook Air. The logo is backlit just so, and if you do take a look you’ll notice it’s quite smooth and quiet. Together, that and the backlit keyboard make a nighttime dynamic almost; relaxing, for sure, especially if you use your laptop a lot at night for movies or reading.

Thin as a magazine, at a mere 6mm, this 14.1-inch laptop with full-metal fuselage is also light as a feather, at just 2.8 pounds. So, you know it’s not going to weigh you down, you know it’s not hard to look at, and you know that it’s a good option for nighttime. What else do we need to know about a laptop claiming to be like the MacBook Air or the Surface Book? Are there good accessory options? I/O connectivity? It might be mostly design that’s the comparison at hand. As much as we need to know everything there is to know if we even like the thing, or if it could withstand a day of hard work, Chuwi is being cagey with its releasing details. We’re supposed to “Stay-tuned” at the Chuwi website for more information, but since we can merely take a gander at the latest laptop’s supposed specs so far, let’s see what Chuwi’s last LapBook, the LapBook 12.3, is like, first.

Like the Dell’s XPS 13 9360, Chuwi’s LapBook 12.3, was actually (naturally) being pitched as a Microsoft Surface Book clone, as well as ultrabooks, too. As far as the LapBook 12.3, specs are mostly typical for the price range we’re in here. The Intel Celeron N3450 CPU processor is accompanied by 6GB of RAM (more than the expected 4), and the included 64GB of eMMC storage comes with a MicroSD slot and M.2 slot. You’ll also find 2 USB ports, one of which is a 3.0, a mini HDMI port, and a 2MP front-facing camera to boot. So none of that is that impressive, and this isn’t even the laptop we are trying to really focus on, however, kin means something, correct? One thing known as high-end on this notebook is its display. Rated at 450 nits of brightness, and with a 99% sRGB coverage rating, the 12.3" IPS panel features a 2736 x 1824 resolution (just as a reminder, the MacBook Air has a 1440 x 900 display.

We could go on about this already prevalent and pretty popular laptop, but its new edition is what we’re waiting for final information on. Without knowing for sure this is the final edit, it’s worth it to update you with what the internet knows about the LapBook Air. The 14.1-inch device sports a Core M3 CPU processor, which are known to fit well with ultra-thin computers. Other tidbits let us in, not on the exact resolution, but accessories might have a better chance this time around. There are two USB 3.0 ports, and most likely a USB 3.1 Type-C, HDMI out, microSD, and another USB 3.0. Once the full spec release for the LapBook air is out, it will be interesting to compare it to the LapBook 12.3. Let’s hope a company, whom in making itself so prevalent in the world right now, has the specs to put behind any words regarding the two most popular notebooks in the world.

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