There are many tablets that can match the performance of a laptop. The Chuwi Hi13 is a primary example. This definitely does more than just a tablet because the premise is people use laptops mainly for fun and entertainment. The thing is, if it packs high specs, it will turn into a workhorse that can help you carry out intensive tasks and even play heavy games. Here’s a review of the Chuwi Hi13.
It doesn’t feel cheap as the body is covered in metal. It is expected from a device that costs $369. It has a dimension of 334mm x 222mm, pretty large to be a fully-featured laptop. It also comes with an optional keyboard. Now this is no longer a foreign concept. Many high-end laptops are fitted with an optional keyboard. It is hard to distinguish them from actual notebooks when the keyboard is attached. The fact that it delivers great performance only blurs the lines even more. It weighs 1 kg, which for a laptop is a bit on the heavy side. But we have to remember that it has a sizable screen, so this weight is not surprising. Note that the weight already includes the keyboard case. If you remove it, then it will only weigh 686g.
The Chuwi Hi13 has a perfect IPS display with a 3,000 x 2,000 resolution. It seems that most of the budget is allocated for it. Who doesn’t want a great display? Even if it wasn’t designed for gaming or multimedia, a wonderful screen will also be a great offer. Mind you the resolution is the same as the Surface Book. But does it come close in terms of quality? The company claims this tablet covers 100 percent of sRGB color gamut. The figure is fantastic considering many hybrid tables that cost higher struggle in this area. With this quality, you will get a display that offers high color accuracy. It doesn’t end there, an amazing screen means nothing without sufficient brightness. This one peaks at 480 nits, while others can’t even hit the 300 mark. In a nutshell, the laptop is worth every penny for the screen alone.
The keyboard is more than just an accessory. It gets the job done and feels like something a professional laptop would have. It comes in the chicklet style, has an ample key travel with black dominating the surface. If the keyboard managed to impress, the trackpad is not so much. It feels plasticky, and the accuracy still lags behind a Precision trackpad.
The Chuwi Hi13 is powered by an Intel Celeron N3450. While it not a Core model, it’s still powerful enough to handle day-to-day tasks. It is worth-noting that the tablet screen packs a high resolution. The company has to keep up by improving its graphics power, so that it can be accommodated. There is a big lag although not really noticeable. It is more apparent when you access the start menu or log into the home screen. Apps from the Window Store can be loaded without a problem, but it’s partly because many of the apps are light. It will probably struggle when heavier apps are installed in the system.
Chuwi Hi13 specs:
- 13.5-inch (3,000 x 2,000) IPS display
- Intel Celeron N3450 processor
- 4GB or RAM, 64GB or Storage
- 5 MP rear camera, 2 MP front-facing camera
- Keyboard dock
- 10,000 mAh battery