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Hands on: Chuwi LapBook review

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Seth Logan
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Chinese vendor Chuwi follows that trend with the LapBook, a notebook that sharply differs from the competition in physical terms.

Firstly, it adopts a white finish throughout except for the screen bezel and the keyboard , then there s the fact that it uses a 15.6-inch display, and finally, it is one of the very few devices to use a 5V adaptor, the same as your smartphone or tablet.

Indeed we ve successfully managed to power it using a standard charger, although sadly, Chuwi engineers opted for a proprietary connector rather than the ubiquitous microUSB port.

The better value of the two is the model based on Intel s Z8300 CPU which retails for £149 around $185, AU$250 at the time of writing.

It does look like a larger version of the Asus EEE PC Seashell, a netbook launched in 2009 that had similar but softer lines.

Oddly enough it comes with a tiny power supply unit, a 15W 5V3A model which can also be used to charge your smartphone should you feel the need to.

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