The Chuwi Corebook X 2022 is a laptop with many of the specs you’d expect from a premium device, including a 14 inch, 3:2 aspect ratio display, an aluminum body, slim chassis, backlit keyboard, and large touchpad.

Launching later this month for 499 Euros and up, there’s one feature that makes it clear why the CoreBook X is cheaper than most notebooks with those features: it’s powered by an underwhelming Intel Core i3-10110U processor.

That’s a 10th-gen Intel Comet Lake processor from 2019 that was one of Intel’s last laptop chips manufactured using a 14nm process. It’s also one of the least powerful chips in the Comet Lake lineup, with just 2 CPU cores and 4 threads. While it’s a chip that actually powers some pretty decent Chromebooks, it’s  not exactly your best option for a Windows laptop in 2022.

It’s also a little baffling that Chuwi opted for this particular chip since the new laptop is an updated version of last year’s Chuwi CoreBook X that had an identical design, but which was powered by a 28-watt Intel Core i5-8259U processor. That’s an even older chip, but it’s a 4-core, 8-thread processor that offers 2X the multi-core performance in at least some benchmarks.

This year’s model did get at least one upgrade though: it ships with an Intel AX201 wireless card with support for WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2. The previous-gen model topped out at WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 4.2.

Other specs for the new Chuwi CoreBook X include a 2160 x 1440 pixel display with an 85% screen-to-body ratio, 8GB of DDR4-2666 memory, a 512GB SSD (with 500MB/s read speeds), and a 46.2 Wh battery.

The notebook’s touchpad measures 5.8 inches diagonally and the notebook weighs 2.99 pounds  (1.36 kg) and measures 0.43″ (10.9mm) at its thinnest point.

Ports include a microSD card reader, USB 3.0 Type-A and Type-C ports, a headphone jack, and a DC charging port.

via and Notebook Italia

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3 replies on “Chuwi Corebook X 2022 is a laptop with premium design and a budget processor”

  1. “It’s also a little baffling that Chuwi opted for this particular chip”

    Shurely (sic) the decision is based on availability and price. Chuwi is aiming for a budget segment of the market so to produce a product with a sufficient profit, they will choose a chip not based on capability or suitability but what works tolerably and can currently be supplied at the required quantities available at the lowest possible price.

    And if that item is a one of the least powerful chips in the required product range from 2019, because there is a warehouse in the PRC full of such unsold units, but it is going into a nice shiny new toy, well buyers attracted by the budget price of the item may not notice if they are only doing light operations (just simple things like e-mail, browsing the web etc).

    1. Sure, but why offer this model at all? They’re still selling the older version with the Core i5-8259U processor and this seems like a downgrade for a similar price.

      1. I think it might have to do with battery life, the older one has 4 hours and this one’s CPU has half the TDP

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