Chuwi HiBook Pro looks good compared to the new Lenovo Yoga Book


Chuwi HiBook Pro

With the new Lenovo Yoga Book convertible showcased at the IFA 2016 in Berlin the famous chinese tablet manufacturers Chuwi decided it’s time for the counterattack with a comparison of their Chuwi HiBook Pro to the new Yoga.

Everything is clearly summed up in the comparison table below, so it’s obvious that on many fronts those two devices can stand head to head pretty easily. But for the sake of objectivity we have to point out some obvious not-so-easy to compare features.

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While the display battle goes in favour of the Hibook Pro with the high resolution compared to the Yoga’s FHD, the processor goes exactly the other way around, because HiBook pro sticks only with the budget Z8300. Memory capacities on paper are a wash, same goes for the battery. Big advantage for the Hibook Pro comes with the dualboot system, because with Yoga you have to choose (and with the Win version pay quite some extra money).

But some things can be misleading. For starters you cant compare the dimensions and weight of the devices, because Yoga at default has already the revolutionary touch keyboard dock integrated, while the base Chuwi is just a tablet. So add the dock and both dimensions and weight will quickly go the other way. Also the battery capacities while looking similar on paper will be a bit different in the real usage, given Lenovo’s extensive experience in the matter with older devices.

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But what stands true is the huge price gap between the devices and it can get even bigger, because the $499 for Yoga can probably rise even higher with the Win10 version (allegedly to $599). And these days it’s quite possible to find deals offering the Chuwi HiBook for about $200 + $40 for the dock. So price war has an obvious winner.

What do you think ? Is it worth paying more than double or staying with the cheaper Chuwi’s workhorse ? Let us know in the comments.

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36 Comments

  1. Muhammad Yasir
    September 3, 2016

    none can play games

  2. yalok
    September 3, 2016

    I would consider buying it if only they used z8500

  3. yoselife
    September 3, 2016

    they should stop using Z8300, weak cpu- they should use cpu with 4MB cache

  4. olivier
    September 3, 2016

    you dont mentionned the stylus support on lenovo yoga book !!!

  5. quodvadis
    September 3, 2016

    The cpu isn’t a problem in these kind of tablets (they’re both pretty shitty); the GPU is. Intel Z8300 even only formally supports up to 1920×1080 on Intel’s own page so whoever made these specs is out of their mind.

    • yalok
      September 4, 2016

      No, z8300 has only single channel RAM, while z8500 is dual channel. This has the biggest impact on performance.

      • quodvadis
        September 4, 2016

        they’re both still atom.

  6. Rob
    September 3, 2016

    Unfortunately they still insist on using the crappy z8300 and that instantly kills the deal. When will they learn an at least use the z8500 or better still the z8700 and also put a decent heat sink for a change.

    • PhoneFix
      September 4, 2016

      not bothered as long has 2k resol .. nice screen .. fot tablet why faster cpu ?? what for ? to battery drain faster ?

      • Rob
        September 4, 2016

        You carry on then, the hd5300 GPU with a 2k display will have a large impact on performance and battery consumption as the chip will be running a lot faster than a more powerful one would, thus negating any energy savings this crap CPU offers. These Intel chips also run very hot showing how hard they have to work in these tablets because they’re underpowered. Also I had to laugh at your comment about not wanting a more powerful SoC because it will drain the battery faster, but you’re excited over the 2k panel that’ll have the same effect! pmsl

        • balcobomber25
          September 4, 2016

          I don’t mind the Z8300 in tablets with 1080p because I only use my Windows tablets for basic tasks. But I can see it really struggling with a 2k+ panel.

  7. Guest
    September 3, 2016

    none can play games

  8. yalok
    September 3, 2016

    I would consider buying it if only they used z8500

  9. yoselife
    September 3, 2016

    they should stop using Z8300, weak cpu- they should use cpu with 4MB cache

  10. olivier
    September 3, 2016

    you dont mentionned the stylus support on lenovo yoga book !!!

  11. quodvadis
    September 3, 2016

    The cpu isn’t a problem in these kind of tablets (they’re both pretty shitty); the GPU is. Intel Z8300 even only formally supports up to 1920×1080 on Intel’s own page so whoever made these specs is out of their mind.

    • yalok
      September 4, 2016

      No, z8300 has only single channel RAM, while z8500 is dual channel. This has the biggest impact on performance.

    • quodvadis
      September 5, 2016

      they’re both still atom.

  12. Rob
    September 3, 2016

    Unfortunately they still insist on using the crappy z8300 and that instantly kills the deal. When will they learn an at least use the z8500 or better still the z8700 and also put a decent heat sink for a change.

    • Guest
      September 4, 2016

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    • Rob
      September 4, 2016

      You carry on then, the hd5300 GPU with a 2k display will have a large impact on performance and battery consumption as the chip will be running a lot faster than a more powerful one would, thus negating any energy savings this crap CPU offers. These Intel chips also run very hot showing how hard they have to work in these tablets because they’re underpowered. Also I had to laugh at your comment about not wanting a more powerful SoC because it will drain the battery faster, but you’re excited over the 2k panel that’ll have the same effect! pmsl

    • balcobomber25
      September 4, 2016

      I don’t mind the Z8300 in tablets with 1080p because I only use my Windows tablets for basic tasks. But I can see it really struggling with a 2k+ panel.

  13. UGGGGG
    September 3, 2016

    Omg….so fustrating! The z8300 should be a standard and the manufacturer SHOULD have a faster cpu chip as an option. I understand to keep the price lower that they have to use the z8300 BUT for the love of all GOD out there! Start offering a higher cpu chip. Amen! I feel a little better now 😀

  14. Guest
    September 3, 2016

    Omg….so fustrating! The z8300 should be a standard and the manufacturer SHOULD have a faster cpu chip as an option. I understand to keep the price lower that they have to use the z8300 BUT for the love of all GOD out there! Start offering a higher cpu chip. Amen! I feel a little better now 😀

    • Michael Ogbonnaya
      September 3, 2016

      LOL

  15. PhoneFix
    September 4, 2016

    I wud rather buy huawei tablet..

  16. cyril symbio
    September 4, 2016

    Hi all, I worked on the Yoga BOOK dev. Unfortunately I would say. I am not here to troll or whatsoever, just to say one thing : stay away from this shit. This is a crappy device. If you want to support Lenovo, better to get a laptop or even a Phinny (project Tango). But that crap, no, you will waste your money and nerves.

  17. cyril symbio
    September 4, 2016

    by the way “revolutionary touch keyboard”… well… you may not have tried it to say that. It’s hell. And there is no rubber feet under the alloy body. Tap on a slick surface, and your device will slide away. The touchpad is unsensitive, the power is absent… Still works better on Win10 than Android. But man… that’s a shit. Only thing a bit funny during the first couple of weeks is the possibility to use “AnyPen” to draw or write. That’s a good idea, but it’s not for now.
    Keep your money, buy yourself clothes, food or gift your partner a bit, would be better investment. Or go Chuwi. Or go Lenovo Swift or Mixx

  18. cyril symbio
    September 5, 2016

    Hi all, I worked on the Yoga BOOK dev. Unfortunately I would say. I am not here to troll or whatsoever, just to say one thing : stay away from this shit. This is a crappy device. If you want to support Lenovo, better to get a laptop or even a Phinny (project Tango). But that crap, no, you will waste your money and nerves.

  19. cyril symbio
    September 5, 2016

    by the way “revolutionary touch keyboard”… well… you may not have tried it to say that. It’s hell. And there is no rubber feet under the alloy body. Tap on a slick surface, and your device will slide away. The touchpad is unsensitive, the power is absent… Still works better on Win10 than Android. But man… that’s a shit. Only thing a bit funny during the first couple of weeks is the possibility to use “AnyPen” to draw or write. That’s a good idea, but it’s not for now.
    Keep your money, buy yourself clothes, food or gift your partner a bit, would be better investment. Or go Chuwi. Or go Lenovo Swift or Mixx

  20. NextHype
    September 5, 2016

    Chuwi or Lenovo ? Lenovo, but not this fancy new product, as cyril pointed out, virtual keyboard isn’t what you need for typing. It probably is a wonderful product for artists but for real bureautic activity you’ll probably have productivity issues. I’d go for Lenovo Air 13 if I had to buy a $600 ultrabook.

    Now considering sub $250 2in1 products, I’ll definitely go for Teclast, not Chuwi nor Onda as their build quality is way too erratic.

  21. NextHype
    September 5, 2016

    Chuwi or Lenovo ? Lenovo, but not this fancy new product, as cyril pointed out, virtual keyboard isn’t what you need for typing. It probably is a wonderful product for artists but for real bureautic activity you’ll probably have productivity issues. I’d go for Lenovo Air 13 if I had to buy a $600 ultrabook.

    Now considering sub $250 2in1 products, I’ll definitely go for Teclast, not Chuwi nor Onda as their build quality is way too erratic.

  22. trapchan
    September 6, 2016

    I don’t really have a problem typing on my 9.7″ iPad

  23. trapchan
    September 6, 2016

    I don’t really have a problem typing on my 9.7″ iPad