The Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for the new pocket PC CHUWI MiniBook is gaining traction and the makers have just announced, that the funding raised so far over $520k. To celebrate this achievement they have decided to give the backers a very nice and welcome bonus, by upgrading the charger of the laptop to 45W PD2.0 USB Type-C. That’s certainly good news, because you can quickly charge your laptop while transferring data with no interference at all. According to the Indiegogo website this offer is valid so far only for the M3-8100Y version of the laptop, but maybe it will be extended to the basic one too soon.
The entry-level model comes with a Gemini Lake Celeron N4100 processor, 8GB of LPDDR4 RAM and a slot for an M.2 SATA3 SSD, while the deluxe model has a Core m3-8100Y chip, 8GB of LPDDR3 RAM and an M.2 PCIe SSD slot. The Core m3 machine can be specified with 16GB of RAM. Other features include that Chuwi MiniBook supports M.2 SSD and TF card expansion to TB-level. The M3-8100Y version of CHUWI MiniBook also supports NVMe protocol and PCI. -E*4 channel with theoretical read/write speed exceeding 2000MB/s.
There is still 26 days left in the crowdfunding campaign so if you are a fan of pocket UMPC tiny laptops, you should certainly check out the CHUWI MiniBook. Basic model is available for $430 and the Core M3-8100Y more powerful one for $530. Both being quite affordable, when taking into account the size and powerful hardware.