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    Mass production has been ongoing since August 11... Latest update is that they may finish quality checking first batches and begin shipping this week for IndieGoGo preorders...

    GearBest has the 128GB on preorder for $469.99 without keyboard or pen and a stated shipping date of September 18.
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=W7EyI44z

    They also have a "First Look" on their BestGear blog.
    https://bestgear.me/first-look-chuwi...2-1-tablet-pc/

    You can still get the 128GB storage with keyboard and pen for $439, the 64GB with keyboard and pen for $379, or just the 64GB for $319 over at IndieGoGo. I have a feeling that once shipping starts they will cut that preorder channel off or raise the price again.
    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/c...pc-tablet--3#/

    Here's a detailed spec rundown:
    • Samsung built IGZO display that is 3:2 aspect ratio, IPS LCD, 12.3", 2736 x 1824 (2k resolution), 267 ppi, 450 nits, 10 point multitouch
    • Intel Celeron Apollo Lake N3450, 14nm Goldmont, 64 bit, 4-core/4-thread, 1.1GHz w/ Turbo to 2.2GHz
    • Intel HD Graphics 500, 200MHz base to 700MHz burst, 12 execution units
    • 6GB DDR3 RAM
    • eMMC 5.0 storage in 64 or 128GB, microSD slot to 128GB
    • Magnetic attach type cover (black or purple) w/ trackpad
    • Magnetic attach Chuwi HiPen H3 supports1024 levels of pressure, palm rejection software built in
    • Magnesium alloy casing, 297.8 x 203.3 x 9.4 mm (11.72 x 8.00 x 0.37 inch), 967 grams (2.13 pounds or 34.11 ounces)
    • Top mount volume and power buttons
    • Right side ports are 3.5mm audio, 2 x USB A 3.0, 1 x USC Type C (full featured: power, data and audio/visual)
    • Left and Right side Stereo Speakers
    • 5.0 MP rear camera and 2.0 MP front facing camera
    • 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4/5GHz dual band WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, Ambient Light/Hall/Gravity sensors
    • 10,000 mAh Li-Po battery (37 watt hours) that supports PD 2.0 quick charge via Type C up to 20v. Stock charger will be a 12v/2a Type C connector

    My notes:
    • I really think this is good value for the money after shopping 2-in-1 products. If you don't do a lot of heavy computation, repeated and protracted video/photo edits and/or hardcore gaming this tablet is well worth looking at.
    • 6GB RAM is definitely a bonus at this price point, even if it is the older DDR3 type.
    • The display isn't fully laminated to the glass, but a similar display on the Chuwi Hi13 gets a decent grade and the Surbook display is even brighter.
    • For the display, the Celeron Apollo Lake CPU, the 1024 levels of pressure stylus and other factors I'm expecting Chuwi to have refined the product. In essence this is a second gen product following up on the Hi13.
    • Yeah it's heavy. Reading reviews of other Chuwi products that seems to be their style and it translates into a rigid and durable casing. I'll take longevity and strength over light weight every day. YMMV.
    • 10,000 mAh (or 37 Wh) seems generous for this size and form factor.
    • Type C may not be widely embraced, but I like the inclusion. I'm finding it to be a welcome addition to my recent tech purchases and I'm having a feeling of disappointment with microUSB 2.0 devices since adopting Type C use for some products.
    • Can't really find any specs on the cameras... Based on what Chuwi has done here in the past I expect they will be "alright" without any frills. Personally, I see no need for a rear camera on a tablet. If that is your picture taking go-to, you are investing in the wrong form factor. As for the 2.0 MP ffc, it should satisfy all but the most ardent of video chatters. If you vlog, then you probably have a better solution than and webcam setup - or you should.
    Last edited by RumoredNow; 08-23-2017 at 06:28 PM.
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