Chinese PC maker Chuwi has introduced a new Chuwi AeroBook Pro thin and light laptop that’s set to go on sale June 18, 2020 for $499.

If the notebook looks familiar, there may be two reasons for that. First, it’s basically an updated version of last year’s Chuwi AeroBook — the new model has an updated processor, but features a similar design.

The second reason is because both laptops are pretty heavily inspired by Huawei’s MateBook and Apple’s MacBook Air line of laptops.

While the original Chuwi AeroBook was powered by an Intel Core m3-6Y30 Skylake processor, the new model has an Intel Core m3-8100Y chip.

Like last year’s model, the new laptop has a magnesium-aluminum chassis and measures about 0.6 inches thick and weighs about 2.8 pounds.

Here’s an overview of the Aerobook Pro’s key specs:

Display13.3 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel, 100% sRGB, 220 nits
CPUIntel Core m3-8100Y
GPUIntel UHD 615
RAM8GB LPDDR3
Storage256GB M.2 SATA SSD
KeyboardBacklit
Audio4 x speakers, 2 x mics, 3.5mm port
Other portsMini DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x USB Type-C, 2 x USB 3.0 Type-A, microSD card reader
Camera2MP
WirelessWiFi 5 and Bluetooth 4.2
Battery38Wh
Dimensions308.5mm x 209mm x 15.2mm (12.1″ x 8.2″ x 0.6″)
Weight1.26kg (2.8 pounds)

Chuwi says the AeroBook pro will be available from its AliExpress store starting June 18.

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