Chuwi HeroBook Plus
1. Windows 10 OS Installed ( Global Version )
2. 15.6 inch 250nits IPS Screen with 1920 x 1080 Resolution
3. Intel Gemini Lake J4125 Quad-Core Four Thread, up to 2.7GHz
4. Intel HD Graphics 600 GPU up to 750MHz Frequency
5. 12GB LPDDR4X RAM 256GB Expandable SSD
6. 2.0MP Front Camera for Photos and Video Chat
7. 38Wh Battery with Full-Sized Keyboard
Chuwi has become one of the most popular Chinese manufacturers of computers and convertibles. Their laptops are among the cheapest on the market, but this does not mean that they are not quality. Quite the opposite. What they have done is to focus on taking care of the design and quality of materials, sacrificing other aspects, such as hardware. This is the case of the CHUWI AeroBook Plus, an ultrabook that “strangely” on the outside reminds us of Apple’s MacBook Air, and whose main asset is an impressive 4K screen, which will make you enjoy your favorite series and movies like never before.
This is a very thin Chuwi laptop. In fact, it is less than 16 mm thick. As for the weight, it marks about 1,700 grams. Which means that you can carry it “piggyback” that will not be a nuisance. The design is very simple, or as they say today: minimalist. The casing in a dark gray tone, looks a very good finish. Not for nothing is it constructed entirely from a metal alloy with aluminum. Despite all the above, it gives a feeling of solidity that must be positively valued.
The keyboard of this CHUWI AeroBook Plus comes very complete, with numeric keypad and backlighting. Not bad, right? The only drawback we have seen is that the layout of the keys is ANSI (usually used in countries like the US). So you will not find the letter Ñ anywhere. But this is not a serious problem either, because with some stickers it is solved. On the other hand, the touchpad (without physical buttons) is generous and fully complies with its task.
As for the connections of this ultrabook Chuwi, review that all ports have been located on the sides. If we look at the left side, we will see in this order, the power socket, a USB-A 3.0 connector, an HDMI 1.4 video output and a reversible USB-C port. On the right, we have the audio jack for headphones (which we can also use to plug in a microphone), another USB 3.0 Type-A and a Micro SD card reader. The wireless pack has been reserved for technologies such as Dual Band WiFi under the 802.11a/ac/b/g/n standard and Bluetooth version 4.2.
As we said at the beginning, the great protagonist of this cheap laptop is an excellent 15.6-inch screen (very thin, by the way) with 4K resolution, which is equivalent to 282 pixels per inch. Its panel, which boasts 10-bit color depth, comes equipped with IPS technology, so it will look great from any angle. The display of this CHUWI AeroBook Plus has a brightness of 340 nits and, if we are to believe the manufacturer, it covers 100% of the sRGB color spectrum. A 2-megapixel webcam has been placed in the upper frame so you can make your video calls.
The components that make up the hardware of this equipment are very modest. Starting with the processor, which is an Intel i5-6287U with 2 cores, working at a base speed of 3.10 GHz, and with turbo mode it stays at 3.5 GHz. With this CPU you will be able to perform office tasks in an environment as friendly as the one provided by Windows 10. You will also have no problems surfing the Internet or playing streaming content in 4K quality.
For graphics, an Intel UHD Graphics 550 card has been integrated, which will barely give you enough to play very simple titles, and at a fairly low resolution. As for RAM, they have opted for 8 GB of memoryLPDDR4, which will be enough to get by in multitasking mode (although not without many demands).
What about storage? Well, at this point, we should mention that the CHUWI AeroBook Plus uses a 256 GB fast-boot M.2 SSD, which in practice will be less space, since we have to deduct what the operating system takes up. In any case, we must bear in mind that it has a slot for installing another solid state drive of greater capacity, if at some point additional storage is needed.
The 55-watt lithium-polymer battery is designed to last a maximum of 8 hours of continuous use, according to the data sheet. As it includes a fast charging system, it takes about an hour to charge to 60% capacity. On the other hand, its dual stereo speaker cannot be said to make a difference.
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Specification: Chuwi HeroBook Plus