The Microsoft Surface Pro tablet is one of the best professional tablets out there. It features powerful specs and comes with a superb detachable keyboard so you can use it as any other laptop. And it comes with an excellent stylus supporting 1,024 pressure levels. The only downside is the price – the basic model costs $799 with prices going way up for models equipped with better hardware. With the Chuwi SurBook, you get all the good stuff found in the Surface Pro for the fraction of the price.
The Chuwi SurBook does sound like Chewbacca’s nickname, but there’s nothing hairy about it. The chassis is made completely out of metal (magnesium to be specific), it features the latest Apollo Lake mobile processor, it sports a 2K screen, and it costs way less than the Surface Pro and the iPad Pro, Apple’s answer to Microsoft’s fantastic laptop.
As you can see, the Chuwi SurBook is very similar in design to the Surface Pro, but it is even better. Its chassis is made completely out of metal, ensuring high durability and making the tablet extremely rugged. You don’t have to worry about it getting scratched or damaged easily. Further, the tablet features a 12.3 inch 2K (2736 x 1824 pixel) screen, offering very sharp image along with excellent coloring.
The device boasts the latest Intel Apollo Lake N3450 processor, featuring four cores clocked at 1.10 GHz and able to boost its cores up to 2.20 GHz. The processor is very powerful, it can run all programs, it offers snappy performance and it uses only 6 watts of power, which is amazing in itself. The Chuwi Surbook is equipped with 6GB of RAM, more than enough for usual usage scenarios, and it comes with 64 GB or 128 GB of fast internal storage.
The laptop looks great, and it also comes with a backlit detachable keyboard allowing it to replace any classic laptop. And thanks to powerful specs, you won’t notice any difference in performance!
As for the other specs, the tablet comes with a kickstand similar to the one featured on the Surface Pro, allowing you to adjust the angle of the screen, and making the Chuwi SurBook perfect for business travelers. The kickstand can be flipped between 0 to 125 degrees, so you can rest assured that you will be able to find your perfect angle. Also, there’s a powerful stylus in the package supporting 1,024 pressure levels (the same quality as the stylus coming with the Surface Pro 4), and it ships with Windows 10 OS.
Powerful battery allows for up to 8 hours of usage, allowing you to spend your entire workday on the go, without the need for a recharge. As for the connectivity, the tablet is equipped with two classic USB 3.0 ports, as well as with one USB Type-C, one micro SDXC card slot, and one 3.5mm headphone jack.
And now comes the best part, the price. You can get the Chuwi SurBook (128GB version) for just $399, and the 64GB version sells for $299. Please note that the prices may go up once the tablet becomes available in retail stores. The price is amazing and it’s just half the price of the basic version of the Surface Pro 4, which is insane! Get one for yourself today, and it will be shipped to you in July 2017.