China based budget tablet PC maker Chuwi has recently released a video that provides a closer look at their SurBook in action. The Chuwi SurBook is an affordable slate that could potentially rival the likes of Microsoft’s Surface Pro.
Check out the Chuwi SurBook demo video below.
The Chuwi SurBook looks like a great portable device with descent specs, but keep in mind we use the term loosely when we say it could be a Surface Pro rival. The term “Surface Pro rival” seemingly floats around the Internet as thought it’s a knee jerk reaction to describe many new devices that hit the market but isn’t always bona fide. In some areas the specs surpass the Surface Pro but it is slightly limited in regards to performance being that it only sports an Intel Celeron N3450 processor. For the price though the SurBook is a better deal if you’re looking for an affordable alternative to the Surface Pro.
Other specs of the Chuwi SurBook include a 12.3 inch screen with a 3:2 aspect ratio, 267 PPI, and an impressive 2736×1824 pixel resolution. It comes equipped with 6GB of DDR3 RAM and 64GB or 128GB of storage. It has a powerful 10,000mAh Li-polymer battery as well as a 5MP front camera and 2MP rear camera. The SurBook comes with a backlit detachable keyboard which also doubles as stand with a 125 degree viewing angle. It also has 1 USB Type-C port and 2 USB 3.0 Type-A ports. The SurBook also supports any stylus with up to 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity.
What’s also impressive is the all-metal design of the SurBook which makes for a pretty sleek looking device. The metal might slightly add a bit more to the overall weight but it’s still very light at only 967g. It may not be a beast in terms of specs, but regardless it has a lot of good things going for it being that it’s a very affordable tablet for entertainment, personal use, or productivity related tasks. Not to mention, unlike many tablets, the keyboard for the SurBook looks like it’s quite comfortable to type on.