Chuwi CoreBook X
1. 14-inch accurate display
2. Powerful performance
3. Windows 10 OS
4. Mass storage quick response
5. Wireless connection
CHUWI, a Chinese manufacturer, has released a 14-inch notebook called CoreBook X, which is equipped with the older generation Core i5. It’s a bit complicated from the beginning, but let me get this straight: CHUWI sells notebooks under various names, among which there are “CoreBook Pro” and “GemiBook”.
The CoreBook Pro and GemiBook use almost the same 13-inch chassis, but the CoreBook Pro has a Core i3-6157U CPU and the GemiBook has a Celeron J4115 CPU, creating a sort of “hierarchical” relationship. It’s easy to understand if you think of the “Core” in the product name as Core i and the “Gemi” as Gemini Lake (Celeron). Both the CoreBook Pro and GemiBook have already been reviewed on our website, so please take a look at those as well.
The CoreBook X is powered by Core i, while the GemiBook Pro is powered by Celeron. The CoreBook X is powered by Core i, while the GemiBook Pro is powered by Celeron, and both have a 14-inch display.
Personally, I think that the Celeron J4115/J4125 that the GemiBook series is equipped with is not bad for a business mobile notebook, but I think that this product with a Core i5 processor in a slightly larger size will be welcomed, especially since Core i processors are more popular among users.
The 13″ CoreBook Pro has a 6th generation (Sky Lake) Core i3-6157U, so although it is an older generation, the CoreBook X has a newer and higher spec CPU. It can be said that the CoreBook X is a newer and higher spec CPU. The CoreBook X has a newer CPU with higher specs, and the built-in GPU is Iris Plus, so we can expect better graphics performance from this CPU.
The CoreBook Pro has 8GB of RAM, so the RAM is also more powerful. The storage is a 256GB SSD with a separate M.2 slot for expansion. As for the SSD, the CoreBook Pro that we reviewed earlier had a SATA connection, while the CoreBook X does not disclose any information, but I think it is safe to assume that it has a SATA connection.
The display is a 14-inch IPS LCD with a resolution of 2,160 x 1,440, which is higher than the FHD (1,920 x 1,080) of most notebooks. It also has an aspect ratio of 3:2 (the same as the Microsoft Surface series), so it is slightly longer vertically than a typical notebook. This is the same specification as the CoreBook Pro and GemiBook series (although the size is different), and is a major feature of this product, or rather this series.
Unfortunately, it does not support Wi-Fi6 (ax standard), and the input/output ports are “poor to say the least”. The I/O ports in particular are one of the few weak points of the CoreBook and GemiBook series.
The size is not bad for a 14-inch notebook. Due to the aspect ratio of the display, the width is quite small for a 14-inch notebook, and the depth is rather large. However, the weight is a little heavy considering it is a mobile notebook.
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Specification: Chuwi CoreBook X