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The upcoming Chuwi GemiBook xPro is a laptop with a 14.1 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel IPS LCD display, 8GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD and support for WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2

It’s also the first notebook from Chinese PC maker Chuwi to feature an Intel Alder Lake-N processor. First announced in February, the Chuwi GemiBook xPro is now available from AliExpress for $269.

Intel’s Alder Lake-N processors are low-cost, low-power chips designed to bring better CPU and graphics performance to entry-level laptops and mini PCs. They’re the successor to the previous-gen Intel Atom-based chips like the company’s Jasper Lake, Gemini Lake, and Apollo Lake processors that were sold under Celeron and Pentium Silver branding.

Basically Alder Lake-N processors are what you get if you take a 12th-gen Intel Alder Lake-U series chip and strip away the Performance cores, leaving just the Efficiency cores.

The Chuwi GemiBook xPro will be powered by an Intel Processor N100, which is a 6-watt, 4-core, 4-thread chip with support for CPU speeds up to 3.4 GHz and 750 MHz Intel UHD graphics with 24 execution units.

The laptop itself is a reasonably compact computer that measures less than 20mm (0.8 inches) thick and weighs about 3.2 pounds (1.4kg). It has a 180-degree hinge and a set of ports that includes:

  • 1 x USB 3.0 Type-C
  • 1 x USB 3.0 Type-A
  • 1 x HDMI
  • 1 x 3.5mm audio
  • 1 x microSD card reader
  • 1 x power jack

As a budget laptop, the notebook does have some shortcomings. The IPS LCD display only supports up to 280 nits brightness. The microSD card reader only supports cards up to 128GB. While the LPDDR5-4800 memory should be pretty speedy, the M.2 2280 SSD included with the laptop only supports speeds up to 500MB/s. And it’s a good thing the laptop’s 6-watt processor isn’t very power hungry, because the notebook has a pretty small 38 Wh battery.

The product description is a little inconsistent in places, so it’s unclear whether the notebook has a 1MP or 2MP front-facing camera and whether it supports WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2 or WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 4.2.

This article was first published February 21, 2023 and most recently updated March 21, 2023 with pricing availability, and additional details about the hardware.

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  1. I bought the gemibook and gemibook pro at a time I was really short on money and needed 1 for home and 1 for work, the 2k screens and keyboards were the only good thing I have to say about it

    1 of the sd card driver failed after a few weeks
    Paint looked awful after 3 months
    1 of the device got an inflated battery after a year
    There was a bug in the bios, intel c-states caused screen flickering on debian, had to turn it off greatly limiting the battery life (and don’t even think about chuwi providing updates/correctives)
    Charging barrel in 2021???

    It’s just a waste of money, just spend 1.5x more (like on an idea pad 3) it will last 5x longer, those are just disposable throaway things

  2. Chuwi is a fraud company. They just want to sell the product and don’t provide any after sales service. Customers suffer after they buy the product, so there should be no review of such brand products in which the customers then suffer.

  3. i don’t think so…. if it is advisable to buy Chuwi nowadays… yes… it is good in some ways… but the things worst… when their keyboard track inside of it, gets moist… it will affect the whole that it will never use anymore and won’t be turned on from power button…. how can i suggest to buy it again, it my Chuwi Aerobook it’s look like that situation, after the more or less than 2 years…. how can fix it…. until now, i can’t use it, for some 8 months ago….

  4. I’m actually interested in seeing this. Chuwi’s Minibook X is the best ultraportable I’ve used. While they’re a budget computer maker, some of their products really punch above their weight. Their LarkBox was abysmal though.

    1. To be honest, it looks kind of meh, I’d rather spend a bit more for a more capable laptop. Personally I’m more interested in an upgraded Hi10, if anything else because cheap Windows tablets with modern hardware are rare. But I’m not really a fan of Alder Lake N, the single channel memory is a downgrade compared to Intel’s previous low wattage solutions…

  5. From what I recall of Intel’s press release, the Intel Processor N100 has 4 cores, whereas the the i3-N has 8 cores. It’s the latter they are probably talking about.

    1. Sadly, that’s unlikely. The press release specifically stated that this is a 4-core, 4-thread processor, which rules out the i3-N300/N305.