Author Topic: Chuwi Minibook  (Read 4046 times)

speculatrix

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« on: June 18, 2019, 03:52:35 pm »
Gemini 4G/Wi-Fi owner, formerly zaurus C3100 and 860 owner; also owner of an HTC Doubleshot, a Zaurus-like phone.

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« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2019, 12:47:32 am »
Yes, not bad....it's basically, a less expensive copy of One Netbook's One Mix Yoga line....I have the 2S version (7" display) now, works great. Dual booting Win 10 and Linux Mint 19.1.

The new 3S is the 8" display version which Chuwi copied. The 3S has backlit keyboard and a few other nice features that Chuwi doesn't have.

But the Chuwi will be tempting for more people given the lower price.

GPD is coming out with a P2 version with a 8.4" display, bit larger size footprint than either the Chuwi or One Netbook.

Interesting to see more mini notebooks coming out in the past year. Nice to have more choices out there in the marketplace.
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« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2019, 02:29:04 pm »
It does seem odd that the entire UMPC market was dead, and then suddenly GPD kickstarted a whole stampede!
Gemini 4G/Wi-Fi owner, formerly zaurus C3100 and 860 owner; also owner of an HTC Doubleshot, a Zaurus-like phone.

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« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2019, 02:32:36 pm »
Yes, indeed.....

Well, you know what they say, "What goes around, comes around...".

 
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« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2019, 05:53:19 am »
Ordered one - cheap enough that I don't mind hacking around a bit after I get it (my GPD Pocket has an internal USB hub and MicroSD slot now as well as heatsink mods).

It does have a backlit keyboard BTW.

People say my laptop is the size of a phone - so I show them my Unihertz Atom.
Current: HP Omnibook 300, Dell XPS 13 Dev Edition, Samsung Tab S 8.4, GPD Pocket
Past: Compaq Concerto, Palm III, TRG Pro, Handera 330, Omnibook 600, AST Ascentia J30, Omnibook 800CT, Palm Tungsten T, Lifebook B2154, Zaurus SL-C1000, Lifebook U810

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« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2019, 10:20:57 am »
Congrats!

Did you get the base with Celeron or the 8100Y model?

You're right about backlit keyboard, somehow I missed that when I first read about it....

However, unlike One Netbook 3/3S, it has eMMC storage.....will be interesting to see some tests on it.
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« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2019, 06:09:04 am »
8100Y with 16GB RAM upgrade. This will give my old XPS 13 a run for its money.
Current: HP Omnibook 300, Dell XPS 13 Dev Edition, Samsung Tab S 8.4, GPD Pocket
Past: Compaq Concerto, Palm III, TRG Pro, Handera 330, Omnibook 600, AST Ascentia J30, Omnibook 800CT, Palm Tungsten T, Lifebook B2154, Zaurus SL-C1000, Lifebook U810

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« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2019, 08:23:08 am »
I think if i was travelling a lot, e.g. commuting or going on business trips, this would be a great travelling companion. I think I would have a hard time justifying it to my current employer, since it would be cheaper to buy me a couple of Raspberry Pis for what I actually do, since I don't work on the move.
Gemini 4G/Wi-Fi owner, formerly zaurus C3100 and 860 owner; also owner of an HTC Doubleshot, a Zaurus-like phone.

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« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2019, 07:00:35 am »
Current: HP Omnibook 300, Dell XPS 13 Dev Edition, Samsung Tab S 8.4, GPD Pocket
Past: Compaq Concerto, Palm III, TRG Pro, Handera 330, Omnibook 600, AST Ascentia J30, Omnibook 800CT, Palm Tungsten T, Lifebook B2154, Zaurus SL-C1000, Lifebook U810