In November, 2016, Chuwi, the Chinese OEM, shared that the company was working on a new tablet with Intel Apollo Lake CPU and 3000 x 2000 resolution display. At the ongoing Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017, the company has announced the device officially. Established in 2004, the Shenzhen, China based company is the global tablet strategy partner with Intel and Microsoft.
A follow up of last year’s flagship tablet, the Hi12, the Hi13 sports a higher resolution display and packs in the newer Intel Apollo Lake processor. Made available in Q3 2016, the Apollo Lake platform is Intel’s latest generation of Atom-based notebook SoCs. It features a new x86 microarchitecture as well as a new-generation graphics core for increased performance and video playback.
Chuwi Hi13 Specifications
- Operating System: Windows 10 Home
- Display: 13.5 inch | 3000 x 2000 resolution | 3:2 display ratio | 10 point multi-touch
- Processor: Intel Apollo Lake Celeron N3450 2.2GHz | Intel HD Gen9 Graphics 500 GPU
- RAM: 4GB DDR3L
- Internal Storage: 64GB eMMC
A tad over-ambitious, but the marketing folks at Chuwi hint that the display on Hi13 matches the one on Surface Book point by point. On paper, that’s not incorrect actually.
- Display size: 13.5 inch
- Resolution: 3000 x 2000
- Pixel density (PPI): 267
- Aspect ratio: 3:2
- Contrast ratio: 1700:1
- Brightness: 400 nits
The Hi13 supports detachable keyboard and stylus pen like other Chuwi tablets, although these are sold separately. At the moment, the company has not shared any details of pricing or availability of the device, but we’ll keep you updated whenever we have more information on this.