An alternative to the Microsoft Surface and cheaper to afford.
The Chuwi Hi13 tablet sells for $399, here are the pro and cons.
Chuwi Hi13 is a Windows OS tablet that comes with the following specs.
- 13.5″ Surface book 3k retina display
- Intel Apollo Lake processor (4C4T up to 2.2 GHz)
- 9th gen Intel graphics
- Internal Storage: 64GB
- RAM: 4GB
- Dual cameras
- Dimensions: 13.14″x8.74″x.36″
- Weight: 2.42 pounds
- All metal design
- Included detachable keyboard
- Battery 37Wh, 7.4V
If you’re looking for a convertible Windows machine the Chuwi Hi13 is it. Though not perfect is worth the money.
So that you can make an intelligent decision here are pros and cons on the devise.
- The screen looks very nice even with it set at 50% brightness (to save battery), the screen was easily readable, just like most mobile devices out there
- Battery life is acceptable and claims 7 hours usage with a full charge.
- The active pen worked perfectly and is included.
- The keyboard has the right amount of spacing, making it easy to type and is included.
- The hinged keyboard is sturdy, preventing accidental closure
- The Hi13 can be used in tablet mode by reversing the keyboard so it is not left behind
The screen does not use Gorilla glass instead they go with a standard glass that will scratch and being a tablet, is a big drawback.
Another mistake Chuwi made is you have to use the charger that ships with it and it has European power connectors, so you need an adaptor.
Also there is no external storage ports, so if you install a lot of applications you will run out of room and have to rely on the clouds for storage.
As far as performance goes when paying a low end price your getting low end hardware. The Chuwi Hi13 doesn’t disappoint, applications are a bit sluggish, but not frustratingly so. With performance in mind, the Hi13 is definitely mid-range.
One more thing is there are no USB ports on the tablet, however there are two on the keyboard.
Is it worth your dollars?
If you need a convertible Windows device, and don’t want to spend the money for the Surface, the Chuwi Hi13 is definitely an affordable solution. This device gets the job done, with a very nice display, a comfortable keyboard, and mid-range performance. The Hi13 would serve well for anyone working on a mid-range budget and not needing high-end specs.