Chuwi HiBook officially available on Amazon now


Chuwi HiBook

Many chinese brands are suffering from difficult international availability of their products and customers are often very choosy when it comes to resellers. So if some chinese brand product shows up on a behemoth like Amazon then it’s a pretty big deal. And the latest Chuwi tablet with the 2in1 Chuwi HiBook has just officially arrived there so the fans rejoice.

The Chuwi HiBook is a pretty interesting from the current crop of the 2in1 Cherry Trail tablets, because the company finally decided to use the proper full metal body and OGS screen. So the hardware specs are quite appealing with 10.1-inch FHD display with 1920×1200 pixel resolution, Intel Atom-X5 Z8300, 4 GB RAM and 64 GB expandable storage, 6600 mAh battery, USB Type-C port and dual boot system solution with Android 5.1/Windows 10 combo on board.

Chuwi HiBook 1

Amazon availability means way faster shipping, safe transaction and easier warranty so i can see the people flocking more to the reasonably priced quality chinese stuff. And the Chuwi HiBook is definitely one of those, because the 2in1 tablet with dualboot and well crafted body is not a common sight in the West. Especially for price like 209.99$ as is the HiBook Amazon pricing, so only marginally more expensive than the chinese resellers, who offer the product roughly around 200$.

The only negative thing is the absence of the more or less mandatory accessory in form of the detachable keyboard dock, which is not listed on Amazon at all. If you are considering this tablet then i would strongly suggest to look for it and get it elsewhere for about 35-40 dollars, because without it the HiBook is not complete in my eyes.

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12 Comments

  1. Rob
    May 7, 2016

    Hi Martin you need to correct the article as this doesn’t have an OGS screen, there is apapproximately a 2mm gap betwee the panel and digitiser. This is common to almost all Chinese tablets and something they really need to work on as they are being left behind by phone manufacturers. In fact I know of only 2 Chinese tablets that have a fully laminated display, a cube one and the latest Xiaomi.

    • Martin Fabián
      May 8, 2016

      Hi, indeed its common among almost all the chinese tablets and the HiBook has it advertised as the “real” OGS solution so thats why i wrote it that way. Our review HiBook is hopefully coming soon so i can look at it in detail

  2. ?
    May 7, 2016

    I wonder what CPUs all the tablet manufacturers are going to use, now that Intel has shut down the atom line

    • Stef
      May 7, 2016

      It’s not as if Atoms dominated the tablet landscape. They were here only for a year and they posted record damages (due to that contra-revenue scheme).

      So Tablets would return where they were, ARM based SoCs, which IMO are much more reasonable choice to begin with as they’re cheaper with better perf/W …

    • Rob
      May 7, 2016

      Haven’t got to worry about that for a while yet. They are predominantly using the Z8300 and we haven’t even moved on to the z8350/8550/8750 refresh yet. That should take us to the end of the year at least and after that who knows, my worry is we won’t get any android at all. The more powerful core M’s only run windows at the moment, I’ve got the cube i9 coming and am hoping to install remix OS on it so I can at least use it as an android tab.

    • MattD
      May 8, 2016

      Rockchip and allwinner are setting to take that spot, I guess

    • Martin Fabián
      May 8, 2016

      My bad, thanks for the catch.

      • Omer
        May 9, 2016

        No sweat. Also, could have been added after your article (didn’t check).

  3. Assefa Hanson
    May 7, 2016

    wow look at that cheese cake, when will that be available?

    • Rob
      May 8, 2016

      Thats the first thing that struck me when I say the pic, it would go really nice with the cuppa of I’ve got in front of me!!

  4. agunrunner
    May 8, 2016

    I had the hi8 and did not like it poor battery and the screenscreen scratched with little use I found atom CPU slow I hated windows and use android they will have hard time competing with cheaper tablets it was slow to turn on