Chuwi Lapbook Air Unboxing Hands-On Review
Apparently it is scratch resistant and it has 128 gigabytes of e MMC. 5.1 storage, eight gigabytes of RAM. So this is the first Apollo Lake laptop out of the about ten that I have looked at, that has 8 gigabytes of RAM, so it's a lot more than the original ones, which first came out with just four. So it also has a full metal build backlit. Keyboards to USB 3 ports on that's, looking promising so let's check this one out here in greater detail, so must admit. I was slightly disappointed when the final specs of this one they confirmed it, would come with an Apollo Lake. I was really hoping that they were going to put a chlorine 3 in this, something like the 7 Y 30, which would be quite a bit faster, almost twice as fast as those Apollo days, but hopefully fingers crossed. We will see a coram 3 version of this particular model, so you can see the alep box is. Packaging is just like their tablets and their other lack box series of notebooks exactly the same IPS 14.1, and it just confirmed on the side there that yeah 8 gigabytes of RAM. I don't want gigabyte MMC, but it also does have an SSD slot on the back of it, so we can expand and put fastest origin. So the noble looks to be well protected. There just get that out and I can see they have their typical little pouch.
Here that just has some warranty card stuff, they can see product inspection report, so the charge up like here for me at least as the EU style, one, which is good now it's – that funny looking Mickey Mouse style plug that you typically see on most laptops. Oh that's good see we had to change this over to a u.s. or Australian New Zealand style, one and here's the power supply so it's rated to 12 volts out 3 amps and the plug on the end positive in the middle negative on the outside and the Diameter is 3 millimeters. It comes in to be one point: three five kilos which isn't too bad for a fourteen point. One inch laptop and it's around about 15 millimeters thick that's without the rubber feet there, so those rubber feet will add an extra few millimeters and it comes to be sixteen point two was so quite slim, so it has a full metal build and you can see The chewy logo is quite visible and, in fact has a clear plastic along here, so the back light from that IPS panel is going to light this up. Personally, I would have loved to this have just been plain: there's, a tiny little bit of flex pushing quite hard on it. Well, a little bit of flex there, but overall, quite good made out of metal here. I do like this color, so it's not a light silver but more of a darker towards a gray kind of silver color.
So, on the right side, we have two USB 3 ports, the 3.5 millimeter headphone jack. Of course it does support microphones. Now this ports are spaced a little close together. Ideally I like them to be spaced out a bit wider. Then we have a mini HDMI port for video out status, LED DC in there for charging and a micro SD card slot, and so what it's missing here for me would be a USB 3.1 type C put on. There would have been great like the cube. I work 5 X, so the micro SD card reader on the side. The cards will sit in nice and flush like so so they shouldn't come out when you put this in your backpack and just a very quick size comparison compared to my me. Notebook err, 12.5 inch version you can see is of course smaller about the difference between them too isn't. Really that much you have about one and a half centimeters here and then approximately three centimeters longer now to test out that screen hinge. So it looks a lot actually like the me notebook as well, because it's fully laminated 1080p IPS panel, they have applied a screen protect and I can see plenty of bubbles on there now the hinge itself that feels really quite firm, that's, good, okay, so there's the Keyboard, oh actually, those keys are a lot higher than I thought they would be. That reminds me of the Chewie lat book 14.
1, so they have quite a bit of travel on them. I'Ll measure that in my full review, but just estimating here it looks to be well over 1.5 millimeters of travel and pressing down hard. There there's a little bit of flex, but not too bad. So the keyboard looks to have it covered when it comes to shortcuts. Where you have controls for your media, so play pause Skippy here things like that: brightness control volume, audio print screen and even a number lock on there, and you can see that with that function, you've got use of the number pad here. That'S really mucked out next to the other letters we don't normally see this so it's good to have that option, homepage up and down and in keys as well. Now the power button, as you can see, is a little bit away from the backspace key, which is good close to the delete now just test it out. Now that the resistance of that button is, in fact exactly the same as the rest of the keys there, which is a little bit of a shame personally, I would have liked them to have move this button up here, so it's even way out from the keyboard. So you don't accidentally tap it, but of course, in Windows you can set the power button to do nothing if you did tap. It now have discovered a minor con here with the screen, and the hinge will only go back this far so that's the maximum angle that it will recline which to me doesn't seem quite enough.
So first boot did not take long at all. It was about 10 15 seconds got into Windows, really quick. There was already an account created, so chewy has partitioned that drive the 128 gigabytes of each MMC 5.1 storage. We have I'll test the speeds of that in just a minute. You can see they've got 75 gigabytes for data, and then you have created a partition there for Windows with 40 gigabytes of data, now there's pros and cons to this one of them. If you do a factory reset, then that partition on data should hopefully still be intact, so you won't lose your files, you just back them up. Just in case, though, and you can see that 128 gigabyte Samsung Pro Plus micro sd card has been detected and that is working fine, so the wireless card is quite common now for these Apollo Lake, so its entails a dual band: wireless AC, 3165. Personally, I find it's a good chipset it's reasonably fast and has good range. It is a big step up from the wireless in real tech cards we used to have on the old atoms now for memory. We'Ve got 8 gigabytes of double data rate 3 RAM, but I have noticed that Windows is reporting, that the speed is set to 1330 megahertz and not the fastest 1600 that we commonly see on the other Apollo Lake laptops that have 6 gigabytes of RAM. So hopefully, I'll have a look to see if we can change this in the BIOS and set the faster speed.
Now I have some good news here with the touchpad that it is using Windows, precision, drivers and overall, just using it now for about 5 10 minutes feels good it's, accurate and just as good as the one on the easy book. 3 pro version 4, which is another Windows, precision touchpad, so the screen so far looking good, it's, bright and, of course, being fully laminated with glass and in fact that I've still got the screen protector on it's highly reflective. I mean a huge amount of reflections to be as expected now viewing angles are fine, they're perfect for an IPS. I had a look at that because had a spate of TN panels lately so that's at least nothing to worry about here that it is an IPS and so far looks really good. The screen very nice. So this is what the backlit keyboard looks like. There are no in between settings so it's, either on or off, and you use function and then escape to turn it on or off there. So the underside looks a lot like the easy book 3 Pro very similar design to it so for rubber feet, and you can see either side, speaker, grilles and then a hatch on the bottom. If you wanted to install a set of 3 SSD now, it is marked on the hatch that it has to be 22 by 42 in size and that's. Of course, you decide to do this. You don't, have to put one in you.
Can clone Windows then over to the SSD, which will be faster and give you greater capacity? If you do what I've done I've gone for a 256 gigabyte SSD, so once you have installed your SSD make sure you go into the buyer. So when you power it up, hit delete or escape both of them at the same time as what I generally do and just go into the boot order here and then select your SSD so now that's going to boot. That now another positive here, like the jumper, easy book 3 pro version 4, the BIOS is completely unlocked, we're able to go along and even disable the power limit. Now what this does don't really recommend it. Only if you want to get maximum performance is to increase the power that the CPU can use so disabling listed. You will actually clock a lot higher and you get way better gaming performance, but it will increase thermal so that a caution when using the setting and as for the RAM I don't, actually think I can change the speed. I can't find the settings for RAM just the memory configuration all I can see is. Does this memory scrambler option so I'm, not too sure if we can increase it to 1600 megahertz, which is a shame, so I just finished running Geekbench 4 to get an idea on how that Ram is going to affect their performance, and the schools here are slightly Slower, so we can see around 4000 on the multi core school here with Geekbench 4 and single core score, that hasn't really dropped down that much at all.
So it will have an impact on the performance, but only slightly, of course, disabling. That power limit might even boost things up a little bit high to compensate for that slightly slower Ram and then a very quick look at the EMC speeds. You can see they're really good here, as expected for 128 gigabyte, MMC 5.1 spec drives so almost 280 reads: sequential and 125 writes there for kazar, also quite good. So so far in my use, it feels just as fast as any other Apolo lake or like the jumper, easy book 3 pro version for the impact of that Ram I'm, not actually seeing it at the moment. I feel that it might only really affect gaming performance, which I will check out later on, of course, in my full review of this particular model. So there are two downward firing. Speakers, as you saw early on in this video let's, have a listen to how they sound, so they sound almost identical to the easy book. Three prose speakers I just wish they were a little bit louder, they're, not really loud enough. Are they, as for Linux? I'M. Just running and TIG us here, which is a latest, build of it that I'm testing out from the pendrive you can see on the right plankton. So the only thing that isn't working is the touchpad. Now I haven't tried to install it, but the screen: brightness controls, they're working audio as well as working wireless, is working it's just that the touchpad drivers is the only issue so you'd have to hunt around and find those and see if you can get it working.
Okay, so that's it there for my first hands on with Chuy's, let book ear now it's very decent, so far, I'm really enjoying it nice screen on there. Okay, it is reflective being fully laminated and it would be nice if the screen could recline back a little bit more that's a minor con, and the other minor con that I have discovered so far is the RAM speed, so it's, 1333 megahertz and not 1602, which The Apollo Lake supports the maximum supported speed that you can get on it, which is a little bit of a shame. That means that it, you know, it's affecting their performance slightly when it comes to CPU, scores and Geekbench. For now we do have in the bias some positives to that they have fully unlocked everything, which is great. That means that I can go on there and change the power limits to disable basically and let the CPU use as much power as it wants. It will clock up that GPU as well to up to the highest speeds and hold them, but it will generate a lot more heat and kill off the battery life, so better life benchmarks, gaming performance and everything else I can think of. In my final opinion. Over all of this lat book ear will be coming out within about a week or so, and that will be, of course, in my final review. Thank you so much for watching this video here and I do hope to catch you back with that review bye.