Chuwi LapBook 12.3 Review: $300 Laptop with Surface Pro Display

Another great offering from Chuwi.  After using the Chuwi LapBook 12.3 for about three weeks I can safely say that this is one of the best Apollo Lake laptops to come out of China.  A gorgeous Surface Pro Display (Non-Touch) , all metal build, decent speakers and an open M.2 SATA 3 SSD slot make this a winner.  Average battery life and slow eMMc write speeds are the only negatives.

Chuwi LapBook 12.3: http://bit.ly/2t3Zwvm

Transcend M.2 SATA 3 SSD: http://amzn.to/2txRuhG

Specs:

Brand: CHUWI
Model: LapBook 12.3
Type: Notebook
OS: Windows 10
CPU Brand: Intel
CPU Series: Intel Celeron
CPU: Intel Celeron N3450
Core: 1.1GHz,Quad Core
Caching: 2MB L2
Graphics Type: Integrated Graphics
Graphics Chipset: Intel HD Graphics 500
Graphics Card Frequency: 200MHz – 700MHz
Process Technology: 14nm
Power Consumption: 4W
Threading: 4
Storage
RAM: 6GB
RAM Type: DDR3
RAM Slot Quantity: Three
Hard Disk Memory: 64GB EMMC
Hard Disk Interface Type: M.2
Network
WIFI: 802.11b/g/n/ac wireless internet
Bluetooth: 4.0
WLAN Card: Yes
Display
Screen size: 12.3 inch
Display Ratio: 16:9
Screen resolution: 2736 x 1824
Screen type: IPS
Camera
Camera type: Single camera
Front camera: 0.3MP
Connectivity
USB Host: Yes 1 x USB 3.0+1 x USB2.0
Mini HDMI slot: Yes
DC Jack: Yes
3.5mm Headphone Jack: Yes
General
Battery Type: 7.6V / 8000mAh, Li-ion polymer battery
Standby time: 7-8 hours
AC adapter: 100-240V 12V 2A
Material of back cover: All Metal
Skype: Supported
Youtube: Supported
Speaker: Built-in Dual Channel Speaker
MIC: Supported
Media Formats
Picture format: BMP,GIF,JPEG,JPG,PNG
Music format: MP3
MS Office format: Excel,PPT,Word
Languages
Languages: Windows OS is built-in Chinese and English, and other languages need to be downloaded by WiFi
Package Contents
Charger: 1
English Manual : 1
Notebook: 1
Dimensions
Product size: 29.30 x 20.00 x 1.50 cm / 11.54 x 7.87 x 0.59 inches
Package size: 34.00 x 25.50 x 7.50 cm / 13.39 x 10.04 x 2.95 inches
Product weight: 1.0430 kg
Package weight: 2.6580 kg

This is the unboxing and review of the Huawei MateBook X by AMDtech

Huawei MateBook X: http://amzn.to/2uLg4JD

Specs:

Screen Size 13 inches
Max Screen Resolution 2160×1440 pixels
Processor 2.5 GHz None
RAM 8 GB
Hard Drive Flash Memory Solid State
Graphics Coprocessor Intel HD Graphics 620
Chipset Brand Intel
Card Description Integrated
Other Technical Details
Brand Name Huawei
Item model number Watt-W09B
Item Weight 2.3 pounds
Product Dimensions 11.3 x 0.5 x 8.3 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 11.26 x 0.49 x 8.31 inches
Color Space Grey
Processor Brand Intel
Processor Count 2
Flash Memory Size 8.0
Optical Drive Type None
Batteries 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)

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Huawei MateBook X Unboxing & Review: The Windows MacBook?

 

So far my favorite laptop of 2017.  It checks all the boxes that you want, great screen, great build and design, outstanding speakers and nice looks.  Average battery life, no thunderbolt 3 and less than stellar SSD write speeds hold this back as being the ultimate laptop.  But a great first effort by Huawei, earning the AMDtech editor’s choice.

**UPDATE** As far as charging times, it takes about 2 hours to fully charge this device with the device on.  It will take about an hour to get to 50%.

Huawei MateBook X: http://amzn.to/2uLg4JD

Specs:

Screen Size 13 inches
Max Screen Resolution 2160×1440 pixels
Processor 2.5 GHz None
RAM 8 GB
Hard Drive Flash Memory Solid State
Graphics Coprocessor Intel HD Graphics 620
Chipset Brand Intel
Card Description Integrated
Other Technical Details
Brand Name Huawei
Item model number Watt-W09B
Item Weight 2.3 pounds
Product Dimensions 11.3 x 0.5 x 8.3 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 11.26 x 0.49 x 8.31 inches
Color Space Grey
Processor Brand Intel
Processor Count 2
Flash Memory Size 8.0
Optical Drive Type None
Batteries 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)

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HP Spectre x2 Unboxing & First Look: Surface Pro Killer?

This is perhaps one of the most improved products of the year.

The HP Spectre x2 (2017) has the beauty and the braun.

Gone is the Core-M processor and in is the more powerful Core i5 and Core i7 processors.  It has an improved display, improved speakers and improved performance.  The only negatives I can see is the price tag and battery life which looks to be mediocre at best.

Let me know what you think and if there is anything you want me to test in the full review which is coming soon.

 

This is the unboxing and first look at the HP Spectre x2 (2017) by AMDtech

HP Spectre x2 (2017): http://amzn.to/2uwR4Wu

SPECS:

OPERATING SYSTEM Windows 10 Home 64
PROCESSOR Intel® Core™ i7-7560U (2.4 GHz base frequency, up to 3.8 GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, 4 MB cache, 2 cores)
GRAPHICS Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics 640
DISPLAY 12.3″ diagonal 3K2K IPS WLED-backlit multitouch-enabled edge-to-edge glass (3000 x 2000)
MEMORY 8 GB LPDDR3-1600 SDRAM (onboard)
HARD DRIVE 256 GB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD [
WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY Intel® 802.11b/g/n/ac (2×2) Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® 4.2 Combo
POWER SUPPLY 65 W AC power adapter
BATTERY 4-cell, 41.58 Wh Li-ion
BATTERY LIFE Up to 8 hours
VIDEO PLAYBACK BATTERY LIFE Up to 7 hours and 15 minutes
EXTERNAL I/O PORTS 2 USB 3.1 Type-C™ Gen 1 (Data Transfer up to 5 Gb/s, DP1.2, HP Sleep and Charge); 1 independent headphone/microphone combo
EXPANSION SLOTS 1 microSD media card reader
ENERGY EFFICIENCY ENERGY STAR® certified; EPEAT® Silver registered
WEBCAM HP Wide Vision 5 MP Camera and HP IR Camera with integrated dual array digital microphone (front-facing); HP 13MP Camera (rear-facing)
AUDIO Bang & Olufsen, dual speakers
SPECIAL FEATURES Supports active stylus compliant with Microsoft Ink
SENSORS Accelerometer; Gyroscope; eCompass
COLOR Dark ash silver
POINTING DEVICE HP Imagepad with multi-touch gesture support
KEYBOARD Full-size island-style backlit keyboard
DIMENSIONS (W X D X H) 11.57 x 8.15 x 0.3 in (tablet); 11.57 x 8.15 x 0.52 in (tablet and base)
WEIGHT 1.68 lb (tablet); 2.49 lb (tablet and base)
WARRANTY 1 year limited hardware warranty (information at www.hp.com/support); 90 day phone support (from date of purchase); complimentary chat support within warranty period (at www.hp.com/go/contacthp)
WHAT’S IN THE BOX Stylus and keyboard

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GPD Pocket Unboxing & First Look: World’s Smallest Laptop!

This has got to be one of the smallest laptops I have ever seen.  It should be categorized as a palmtop instead.  Either way, this is a very compact, extremely portable UMPC that has decent specs that is certainly more than capable.  It also has a premium all-metal build which is rock solid.  I like the fact that is has 8 GB RAM and 128 GB of storage, although I would of course preferred a SSS over an eMMc. Full testing and benchmarks coming soon. I will be posting the full review shortly so stay tuned.  Until then check out the unboxing and first look.

 

GPD Pocket” http://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?u=128…

Specifications

General Brand: GPD
Model: Pocket
Type: UMPC
Operating System:Windows 10 Home
Processor CPU: Intel Atom x7-Z8750
Core: Quad core
Base Frequency: 1.6GHz
Burst Frequency: 2.56Ghz
L1 Cache: 32KB x 2
L2 Cache: 2MB
Manufacturing Process: 14mm
Instruction Set: 6bit
Storage
RAM: 8GB LPDDR3-1600
ROM: 128GB eMMc
Display
Touch Panel: Capacitive panel,multi-touch support
Size: 7 Inch
Display: 16:10
Resolution: 1920*1200
Pixels Per Inch(PPI): 323.45 PPI
Screen: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Graphics card
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics
Craphics Base frequency: 200MHz
Craphics Burst frequency: 600MHz
Execution unit: 16
Multimedia
Audio System: Realtek ALC5645
Loudspeaker: Built-in stereo speaker
MIC: Support
Communication
Wireless:802.11a/ac/b/g/n Wlan,2.4/5GHz Dual-band
Bluetooth:4.1
Interfaces
I/O: 1x USB Type-C 3.0,1x USB Type-A 3.0
Video Interface: HDMI D Type
Audio interface: 3.5mm Headset jack
Input device
QWERTY,TrackPoint
Battery
Battery: 7000mAh Non-removeable Li-Po battery
Battery Life: About 12 hours(It should depended on the actual working condition)
Appearance
Shell Material: CNC Craft,Magnesium alloy
Sensor: Gravity Sensor,Hall sensor
Weight: 480g
Size: 180mm*106mm*18.5mm
Media
Audio format:Mp3/Mp4/Wma/Ogg/Amr/Aac/Flac/Ape/Wav/MidI/Ra
Video format:Mp4/Ape/Wmv/Rm/Rmvb/Asf/Avi/Mov
Picture format:Jpg/Png/Gif/Bmp/Jpeg/Webp/Wbmp
Package
GPD Pocket x 1
5V/2.5A Charger x 1
Warranty Card x 1
Manual x 1

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Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490 Review: More Premium Than the MacBook Pro?

This is one sleek looking laptop.  I like its Royal Blue color with its gold accents.  Classy, but stunning at the same time.  However, subpar battery life and a lousy 480p webcam prevented me from giving this an AMDtech Editor’s Choice Award.  At $1,699 USD it is expensive.  But Asus is going directly at Apple’s MacBook Pro with this one, so I sort of understand the price point.

Let me know what you think about the Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe.

Until next time, see ya.

Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490ua: http://amzn.to/2tHOxZZ

Specs:

Screen Size 14 inches
Max Screen Resolution 1920×1080 pixels
Processor 2.7 GHz None
RAM 16 GB
Hard Drive Flash Memory Solid State
Card Description Integrated
Average Battery Life (in hours) 9 hours
Other Technical Details
Brand Name Asus
Series UX490UA-XS74-BL
Item model number UX490UA-XS74-BL
Hardware Platform PC
Operating System Windows 10 Pro
Item Weight 2.4 pounds
Product Dimensions 8.4 x 13 x 0.5 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 8.4 x 13 x 0.5 inches
Processor Brand Intel
Processor Count 2
Flash Memory Size 512.0
Optical Drive Type None
Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)

Surface Laptop Review: A Sexy Premium Laptop, But Is it Worth It?

I was really looking forward to this one and I am happy to report it was worth the wait.  It has probably one of the best builds I have ever seen in a laptop.  I am really liking its alcantara material on the inside and the magnesium alloy on the outside.  I will be doing a head to head look at this and the Cube Thinker i35.  Should make for an interesting competition.

Microsoft Surface Laptop: http://amzn.to/2sKdJll

Specs:

Technical Details

Screen Size 13.5 inches
Max Screen Resolution 2256×1504 pixels
Processor 3.1 GHz Intel Core i5
RAM 8 GB
Hard Drive 256 GB Flash Memory Solid State
Card Description Integrated
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 1
Other Technical Details
Brand Name Microsoft
Item model number DAG-00001
Operating System Windows 10 S
Item Weight 2.8 pounds
Product Dimensions 0.6 x 12.1 x 8.8 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 0.57 x 12.13 x 8.79 inches
Color Platinum
Processor Brand Intel
Processor Count 2
Flash Memory Size 256.0
Hard Drive Interface Solid State
Optical Drive Type None

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Chuwi LapBook 12.3: Unboxing and First Look

 

What do you get when you take a metal body and pair it with a Surface Pro/Surface Pro 4 Display?  You get this, the Chuwi LapBook 12.3 and I really like so far.  Great display and really good build makes this a winner especially at $300 or less.  The full review is coming soon.  Stay tuned…

 

Chuwi LapBook 12.3: http://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?u=128…

Jumper EZBook 3 Pro “Dual Band Wifi” version: Jumper EZBook 3 Pro (Dual Band)

http://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?u=128…

Transcend SATA 3 SSD: http://amzn.to/2rQVMjt

Specs:

Specification
Basic Information
Brand: CHUWI
Model: LapBook 12.3
Type: Notebook
OS: Windows 10
CPU Brand: Intel
CPU Series: Intel Celeron
CPU: Intel Celeron N3450
Core: 1.1GHz,Quad Core
Caching: 2MB L2
Graphics Type: Integrated Graphics
Graphics Chipset: Intel HD Graphics 500
Graphics Card Frequency: 200MHz – 700MHz
Process Technology: 14nm
Power Consumption: 4W
Threading: 4
Storage
RAM: 6GB
RAM Type: DDR3
RAM Slot Quantity: Three
Hard Disk Memory: 64GB EMMC
Hard Disk Interface Type: M.2
Network
WIFI: 802.11b/g/n/ac wireless internet
Bluetooth: 4.0
WLAN Card: Yes
Display
Screen size: 12.3 inch
Display Ratio: 16:9
Screen resolution: 2736 x 1824
Screen type: IPS
Camera
Camera type: Single camera
Front camera: 0.3MP
Connectivity
USB Host: Yes (2x USB 3.0 Host)
Mini HDMI slot: Yes
DC Jack: Yes
3.5mm Headphone Jack: Yes
General
Battery Type: 7.6V / 8000mAh, Li-ion polymer battery
Standby time: 7-8 hours
AC adapter: 100-240V 12V 2A
Material of back cover: Plastic
Skype: Supported
Youtube: Supported
Speaker: Built-in Dual Channel Speaker
MIC: Supported
Media Formats
Picture format: BMP,GIF,JPEG,JPG,PNG
Music format: MP3
MS Office format: Excel,PPT,Word
Languages
Languages: Windows OS is built-in Chinese and English, and other languages need to be downloaded by WiFi
Package Contents
Charger: 1
English Manual : 1
Notebook: 1
Dimensions
Product size: 29.30 x 20.00 x 1.50 cm / 11.54 x 7.87 x 0.59 inches
Package size: 34.00 x 25.50 x 7.50 cm / 13.39 x 10.04 x 2.95 inches
Product weight: 1.0430 kg
Package weight: 2.6580 kg

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Jumper EZBook 3 Pro Review: with SSD Installation

After using the Jumper EZBook 3 Pro for two weeks, I have really come to the conclusion that this is a great offering out of China.  And the fact that this is on Sale right now for $259 US, it’s a downright steal.

More information below:

 

Jumper EZBoook 3 Pro: http://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?u=1280615&b=573201&m=52031&afftrack=&urllink=www%2Egearbest%2Ecom%2Flaptops%2Fpp%5F620750%2Ehtml%3Fwid%3D11

Transcend SATA 3 SSD: http://amzn.to/2r8YGNE

Specs:

Main Features:
Microsoft Windows 10 Home OS
Windows 10 brings back the popular Start Menu from Windows 7 and introduces new features, like the Edge Web browser that lets you mark up Web pages on your screen
Intel Apollo Lake N3450 Quad Core 1.1GHz, up to 2.2GHz
Ultra-low-voltage platform and quad-core processing provide maximum high-efficiency power to go. Intel Turbo Boost Technology delivers dynamic extra power when you need it
13.3 inch FHD IPS Screen with 1920 x 1080 Resolution
Offering good experience for watching videos and browsing the Web. The 1920 x 1080 resolution screen boasts impressive high-quality images
6GB DDR3 RAM for Advanced Multitasking, up to 8GB
Substantial high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games, photos and video-editing applications, as well as multiple programs and browser tabs all at once
64GB eMMC Storage Capacity
Provides room to store pictures, videos, music and more
128GB TF Card Expansion
Accepts compatible card up to 128GB ( not included ) for easy expansion
Camera for Photos and Face-to-face Chat
2.0MP front camera let you capture memorable moments or chat with friends
Bluetooth 4.0

 

 

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