Chuwi Ubook X Review

CHUWI is a Chinese manufacturer that stands out in the tablet market, and especially in recent times, it seems to want to compete with the Microsoft Surface with its 2-in-1 models.

To give you an idea, while a Surface Pro tablet costs about $1,000, a Chuwi barely exceeds $400 and with very similar features.

Of course, they are not designed for the same purpose, that is why we propose you to know the opinions about Chuwi UBook X and UBook Pro, as well as to make a careful analysis of what they offer us, to determine which is the one that best suits you. your needs.

1. Chuwi UBook X

Our evaluation:

Although the CHUWI UBook Pro and UBook X stand out as excellent value for money tablets, they are not material for professional use. For this reason, it is necessary that you are clear about the use that you will give it, since they stand out as devices for office and multimedia use.

2. UBookPro

WARNING:

The UBook Pro at the time of this review is not available in Amazon Spain, but we can recommend the basic UBook model of the same brand, which the Chuwi brand is the one with the most similar features and prices.

We leave you the link so you can take a look.

Opinions about Chuwi UBook X and Chuwi UBook Pro

Let’s start first by taking a look at what users think about two of the brand’s best-selling 2-in-1 tablet models in Spain:

CHUWI UBook X

“I have given it 5 stars because it seems to me that the value for money is excellent: From the aluminum finish, resistant and light, to the appropriate processor for Internet, office automation, etc. The quality of the Full HD screen is very good and it brings more than enough memory. If I had to fault it, it would definitely be the sound. But I understand that for half the price of a Surface, you can’t ask for more. For me it is ideal as a second computer.”

“It runs well (without being a cucumber) and the screen looks great. Battery more than correct. The weakest thing is the sound, but my conclusion is that: if you want an 11-inch tablet with Windows and decent resolution, it is a good option.”

“It caught my attention that this tablet with a keyboard has computer features, but is lighter and more portable. As a tablet it is amazing and as a computer the assembly is very simple.”

“Large 12-inch screen with good brightness levels. It works very well as a laptop, without slowdowns, with good performance in multimedia and office automation. In addition, it comes in an all-inclusive package: keyboard with trackpad and pen.”

Our review of these two tablet PCs

The differences between the UBook X and the Pro model are quite few, but you will still see that each one has its own little peculiarities:

We have similar specifications in terms of RAM and storage, termination and connectivity. Where they differ most is in the diagonal, since the basic 2-in-1 version is 12″ while the Pro is 12.3″ .

In addition, the processors differ quite a bit: The UBook X has a 2.4 GHz quad-core Intel Gemini Lake N4100, while the UBook Pro has a 3.4 GHz dual-core Intel Core M3-8100Y, the latter with better performance than the first.

Anyway, to better explain the substantial differences between both models, we put each feature on the table for analysis:

Design and materials

UBooks in general have an attractive design, with a U-shaped stand that allows a 145 ° tilt to work more comfortably. They incorporate a magnetic keyboard that is very suitable for most users, although some would have preferred the inclusion of a Bluetooth mouse instead of the trackpad that sometimes becomes erratic.

However, we are talking about a touch screen, so it is not that we will see great use of a mouse if you also have a pen with the excellent tactile response, which works as a more precise pointer or for tracing.

Both models are finished in aluminium alloy, very resistant and perfect for dissipating heat from the components. The keyboard on the Pro version is backlit and has received a lot of praise for the immediate capacitive feedback.

Screen

As we mentioned, the UBook X is 12 inches in size, with an IPS screen and 2K resolution (2160 x 1440): which provides the best image quality, colours and adequate contrast, and good brightness for indoors.

The Pro version already reaches 12.3 inches, with a Full HD resolution of 1920×1280 (WUXGA), which provides good sharpness, but without extreme detail. Of course, they have shown off with the brightness in this model that, although it exhibits a lot of reflections, reaches sufficient brightness outdoors.

This last diagonal is more interesting because it is obviously focused on office use since the WUXGA resolution or Widescreen Ultra Extended Graphics Array is a version focused on 16:10 monitors.

Speakers

In this case, both versions have poor sound quality. The dual speakers are located at the rear of the tablet, but we do miss the surround technology that they could have gotten from Dolby or another specialist manufacturer.

Hardware

We already told you about the processor types of the two versions, the UBook X with a 2.4 GHz quad-core Gemini Lake processor and the UBook Pro with its dual-core Intel Core M3:

Both processors are specially designed for multimedia use, because the hardware in both cases lacks a dedicated graphics card, with an Intel UHD 600 integrated into the CPU.

Therefore, they will not be suitable for video games or 3D modelling programs, but rather for browsing, office automation and viewing streaming content. As for RAM, both have 8 GB, which ensures a very adequate multitasking capacity.

They have 256 GB of internal storage in the form of an SSD, which is much faster than eMMC drives and HDDs. Both support 128 GB of expansion via micro SD.

Operating system

The CHUWI 2 in 1 come with Windows 10 as an operating system included, hence we can work with the most common office applications.

Cameras

The cameras of both versions are very basic, 5 MP and 2 MP, enough for video calls and little else . But hey, it’s not like we’re going to take pictures with a tablet.

Drums

The CHUWI UBook X has a 8,000 mAh battery, which provides 6-8 hours of video playback.

And in that sense, the Pro version has fallen a bit short, since it has 5,000 mAh, and due to the processor and the screen size it is barely enough for 4 hours of video playback. So for a full day of work, it will not give you, but as a secondary computer, it can be worth it.

Connectivity

Chuwi tablets are usually in the latest trend when it comes to connectivity, incorporating Wi-Fi 5 GHz, Bluetooth 4 and both USB 3.0 and type C ports.

The Ubook Pro and Ubook X also include a micro HDMI port to connect to another screen or a Smart TV.

Conclusions

After knowing the characteristics of the CHUWI UBook X and UBook Pro tablets, as well as some of the opinions that users have of them, we leave you our final assessment:

Although the CHUWI UBook Pro and UBook X stand out as excellent value for money tablets, they are not material for professional use. For this reason, it is necessary that you are clear about the use that you will give it, since they stand out as devices for office and multimedia use.

Now, if what you are looking for is a tablet in which design apps work without problems, it is best to opt for an iPad or a Microsoft Surface. If you are looking for a gaming option, it is better to opt for a laptop specifically designed for that purpose.

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