The Chuwi FreeBook is a 3 pound convertible notebook with a 13.5 inch, 2256 x 1504 pixel touchscreen display featuring a 3:2 aspect ratio, support for pen input, and a 360-degree hinge that allows you to flip the screen back and hold the computer like a tablet.
With a 6-watt Intel Celeron N5100 Jasper Lake processor under the hood, the Chuwi FreeBook isn’t exactly a speed demon. But it’s a portable convertible laptop with a fanless design for silent operation. First announced earlier this month, the Chuwi FreeBook is now available for pre-order for $550.
That price covers the cost of the laptop itself, but you can also pay an extra $30 to get a Chuwi HiPen H7 stylus.
Chuwi says pre-sales end on December 31, after which the price will go up by $50. The FreeBook should begin shipping to customers in early January, 2022.
At the heart of the computer is Intel’s Celeron N5100 processor, which is a 6-watt processor with 4 cores, 4 threads, a 1.1 GHz base clock speed and support for burst frequencies up to 2.8 GHz. The chip also features Intel UHD graphics with
The computer also has 8GB of dual channel LPDDR4 memory and a 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD with support for read and write speeds up to 1318MB/s and 762 MB/s, respectively.
Other features include quad speakers, an aluminum alloy chassis, a 38 Wh battery, and Windows 11 software. The FreeBook supports WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 4.2.
The laptop has three USB-C ports and a 3.5mm headset jack, and the company says each USB-C port is “full-featured,” which means you should be able to plug the 12V/2A power adapter into any port to charge the notebook and use any port to connect an external display or other peripherals.
The Chuwi FreeBook measures 301.4 x 267.4 x 17.2mm (11.9″ x 10.5″ x 0.7″) and weighs 1360 grams (about 3 pounds).
This article was originally published December 9, 2021 and last updated December 22, 2021.
how linux works on this device?
is possible create a rev ?
The price seems high considering that the processor is celeron. 8 GB ram is good though.
I’d buy one of these if the wifi adapter was 100% compatible out of the box with Linux Mint, Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora and Free BSD with no driver haddels.
and no blobs 😉
It’s a shame they can’t get these tabs under 2.5lbs. If they’re under that magic weight, many US airlines do not make you put them away during takeoff and landing, so you can use ’em continuously while you board the jet and deplane. Anything greater than 2.5lbs, you are restricted to using above 10K feet.
A little while ago, I send a tip to liliputing,
that Chuwi put on its website 2 laptops with Inter Jasper Lake:
Larkbook X – 14″
Gemibook X – 15.6″
Now this Chuwi Freebook won’t be so cheap:
It’s on current generation processor, not old one like before.
360 degree hinge – touchscreen is premium feature.
Chuwi/Teclast/Jumper/Bmax/Kuu and other monikers deserve support,
as none of the top laptop vendors produces fan-less laptops with full size arrow/pointer keys.
We wrote about the LarkBook X in August: https://liliputing.com/2021/08/chuwi-larkbook-x-laptop-with-celeron-n5100-coming-soon-for-under-500.html
I’ll support Chuwi/Teclast/Jumper/Bmax/Kuu and other monikers when they decide their potential US customers deserve US-based distribution/retail and service/support. I’m not going to send $350+ to some murky Chinese storefront for an item where my only option for post-sales service/support and/or warranty repair is to send it back to China and pray for a miracle.
NOTE: I have purchased ~$300 Chuwi and Voyo items similar to the FreeBook but will not risk much more than that for what might become a pricey doorstop.
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