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Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
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Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
First of all, a big thank you for your support of CHUWI. Last year, the first product in the CHUWI crowdfunding product line –SurBook – was introduced on Indiegogo and raised more than one million dollars, as well as receiving critical acclaim as an affordable tablet for business, designed to fit your environment and offer productivity at home or in the office.
Building on that success, the feedback and experience from the project has inspired us to create a brand new UBook for 2019.
Why we created UBook
From the outset, in order to produce the best tablet that meets users requirements, we randomly selected 2000 SurBook users to summarize any problems they had with SurBook. Here’s what they told us:
Data description: Pursuit of lightweight body
Nearly half of those questioned were dissatisfied with the weight of SurBook. As such, we realized that as two-in-one products gradually becomes users’ main productivity tool, portable/on-the-go use are the most important factors for users to distinguish between 2-in-1 tablets and traditional notebooks. Enhance battery life
30% of users think felt that the battery life is not enough. For the businessman who usually works outside the office, long-lasting batteries are essential and their first consideration. You spoke. We listened. More storage
The data also shows that 25% of users wanted more capacity. Nowadays, either the software and high-resolution images are getting larger. We know that whether for loading applications or reading and writing data,the advantages of a large capacity are unparalleled.
Combining the above data with analysis of independent reports into the two-in-one tablet industry, we’ve come up with most important factors for users looking to buy a new tablet are portability, storage capacity and long battery life.
Since then, we’ve redesigned the tablet, focusing on these three points. From prototype design to sample production and performance test, our UBook team has devoted itself to fine detail of developing our latest product, with great enthusiasm, commitment and determination to bring you the best UBook possible.
How we made UBook
Go beyond tradition, start with portability
Every design and material decision of the UBook is carefully made by our architects.
For the material, we chose the latest aviation magnesium alloy and nano molding, which reduces the weight to 760g (1kg with the keyboard). Through more than 2,000 hours of data research and practical considerations, our engineers tried 30 displays before choosing an 11.6 inch screen, offering the perfect balance between performance and portability.
We’ve adopted a fully-laminated screen which reduces the touch TP layer, thus reducing the weight of the device. Plus, the unique U-shaped bracket design makes the UBook 200g lighter than a traditional bracket. Meanwhile, the lighter and thinner high-density lithium polymer battery is adopted for maximum stamina at the lightest weight. By reducing weight in these three ways, the UBook is our most comfortable device to hold, ever.
More capacity - never less
With up to 1TB storage capacity, UBook is one of the largest capacity two-in-one Windows tablets on the market with over eight times that of Surface Go's largest storage version. At the same time, we’ve moved from eMMC storage to an M.2 SSD, blazing more than five times on reading and writing speeds. What’s more, there’s an additional microSD card slot designed to expand more storage space.
But storage is no good without memory. The RAM is the important bridge between the CPU and the outside world, so we wouldn’t ever underestimate it. That’s why we’ve upgraded it from 6GB to a mighty 8GB. The more memory, the more data can be read or temporarily stored, and the speed of the device is faster, ensuring fluency between simultaneous operation and switching between multiple programs.
Enhanced battery endurance all around We’ve found lots of ways to squeeze more battery from the UBook. Firstly, we’ve optimized the BIOS, pulling up the basic frequency as soon as an application or process is started, to ensure that programs runs smoothly, whilst standby mode and simple tasks run at a lower frequency as the system dynamically adjusts for optimum performance.
Secondly, for the hardware, we strictly chose only hardware that will minimize power consumption, including LPDDR3 ultra-low-power memory and M.2 SSD drawing just 3w power, ensuring low-power output of the device. Plus, the high-density polymer lithium battery has ultra-high conversion efficiency, about 20% higher than traditional batteries.
With UBook,you can work and communicate when and where you need. It fits in the palm of your hand without keyboard.
Sometimes, you don’t want to lug a heavy laptop with you everywhere you go. UBook is your best choice when you want something portable and easy to handle.
Look! What a light tablet! Thanks to its small size and lightweight frame, it can be held with one hand, making it perfect for home, travel, work and everyday tasks.
At only 9mm thickness and weighing a mere 760g, UBook is the best choice for those who are tired of carrying a clunky notebook all day. The advanced aviation magnesium alloy and nano-injected synthetic metal reduces the weight while maintaining the toughness of the outer casing. It is portable and fits easily in your bag.
Accompanied with the detachable keyboard,UBook is perfect for just about any task.
UBook has a unique U-shaped adjustable kickstand which can be flipped freely between 0 to 150 degrees for maximum visibility. Compared with the Ipad Pro, it is easier for you to present the screen to your colleagues or friends and frees your hand. And another great bit of design, you will find a hole encircling speaker area on both sides that help the sound flow smoothly.
Extremely powerful Intel processor UBook is powered by a Intel® Core™m3-6Y30 fanless processor, an efficient dual-core SoC clocked at 0.9 – 2.2 GHz and manufactured using a 14 nm process. Thanks to its extremely low TDP, the CPU is ideal for passively cooled tablets and 2-in-1 devices like UBook. By the way, the fanless design ensures quiet operation at high speeds without sacrificing powerful cooling.
Offering up to a 17% improvement in application performance from previous generations of Chuwi tablet, and a 41% increase in media decoding performance, there is no lag, no matter whether you are browsing the web or editing pictures.
Graphics duties are handled by the Intel HD Graphics 515 GPU which supports DirectX 12 and operates at up to 850 MHz. The video encoder/decoder is powerful enough to handle large bitrate video files and is fast enough for quick video conversion.
High-definition visual appeal
CHUWI UBook adopts an 11.6-inch 1920*1080 full-HD screen,which offers the best balance between portability and comfortable viewing. After testing and matching on different screens, we chose an FHD screen which offers clear vision and yet can be increased battery stamina by more than 30%. UBook’s screen is an advanced LCD technology-IPS panel, and with a viewing angle up to 178 degrees, UBook provides uncompromised visuals from wide viewing angles, making it great for sharing.
UBook pairs with a fully-laminated display. Compared with a traditional non-fully laminated screen, you can intuitively see the difference. For example, fully laminated technology can greatly reduce glare making your pictures even more transparent and colorful - perfect for indoor and outdoor use.
Featuring a dual-channel 8GB LPDDR3, UBook has twice as much RAM as Surface Pro and iPad Pro, meaning that you can work seamlessly even if you run multiple heavy-resourced software at the same time.
In addition, because it boasts dual channel memory, the bandwidth is doubled compared to a standard single channel array. If you are a creator or gamer, dual channel memory is your best choice to improve data processing capabilities and operate fluently. What’s more,compared with traditional memory, LPDDDR3 has lower power consumption and greatly extends battery life.
When it came to Adobe Premier CC suite of tests, you can see that 4GB of memory takes up to 415 seconds, that’s 115 seconds more than 8GB.
UBook has one of the largest memory in its Windows series. Whether it is 1TB or 128GB, all UBook editions are equipped with M.2 SSD，allowing you to instantly launch apps and providing more space to store all your files, photos and videos. Don't worry about running out of storage , there’s an extra option to expand with a microSD memory card.
The SSD is based on the AHCI protocol-based SATA 3.0, which doubles the rate to 6Gb/s compared to the previous generation SATA 2.0, making the theoretical transfer speed up to 600MB / s.
Loads of Interfaces & Cutting Edge Wireless
The variety of UBook interfaces is enough for you to connect all your different devices. Despite the slim body, we still made room for two high-speed USB-A interfaces on each side. You can connect to any USB-based peripherals such as printer, USB flash disk and USB Hub. Of course,you can also output high-definition videos to the TV through the micro HDMI interface.
Wirelessly, there’s an internal dual-band WiFi module and Bluetooth 4.0. Plus,UBook is able to connect to Gigabit Ethernet over AC networks with transmission speeds of up to 40 MB / s.
Up to 9.5 hours of usage
Thanks to the 2 × 4000mAh high capacity and high-density polymer lithium batteries,UBook is able to provide about 9.5 hours of excellent battery life. In addition, there is Intel's ultra-low-power 4.5W Core-M platform and M.2 SSD with only 3W power, ensuring UBook has enough capacity to power your fun and games.
On the other hand, we’ve also worked hard to ensure the Bios is optimized. We can adjust the main frequency control of hardware more intelligently and dynamically. The combination of software and hardware make UBooks more durable.
Adjustable and backlit keyboard
UBook’s brand new keyboard is tested for over 10 million strokes to ensure long-lasting reliability.The ultra-thin, anti-splash keyboard cover of Ubook is processed with polyurethane nano-coating to create a smooth touch that’s easy to clean. The keyboard layout itself has widened to allow for some much-appreciated spacing between keys, which in turn reduces typing errors and enhances the average typing speed.Every keystroke provides a distinct tactile feedback. An extra-large glass trackpad offers precise control and navigation. Meanwhile, the detachable keyboard can meet the needs of entertainment and work in equal measure, and because its backlit you can work in low light - even in the dark!
1,024 Pressure-level stylus
UBook also comes bundled with a stylus offering 1,024 levels of sensitivity , with virtually no lag.In addition, we’ve developed unique 'palm suppression' technology, used to respond to specified areas only when multi-touch is supported - making your writing or drawing more accurate and quicker.
Efficient, Professional-Windows 10 OS
As a recognized partner of Microsoft, Chuwi’s UBook operates on the reliable Windows 10 - and not just Windows 10 S Mode, the full Home Edition. The interface is great to handle and easy to learn. In terms of security,Windows 10 has become the safest system for Windows, plus it offers Cortana, which we’re sure will be your most intimate personal assistant.
Work and entertainment with a familiar operating system not only increases productivity, but also lets you work at ease.
If you like the Chuwi UBook, please hit one of the buttons below and tag your friends or colleagues who need this!
Founded in 2004, CHUWI aims to create excellent tablet devices to meet the needs of everyone, wherever they are in the world. CHUWI has assembled a fantastic team who are extremely passionate. The UBook team is surely able to bring you the most perfect tablet.
We’ve chosen to launch the UBook on Kickstarter, mainly due to the cost of development and research as well as components procurement, meaning we can make the product we want and that you need, without compromise.We really need your help to make it come true - plus,we solemnly promise that all funds raised by the UBook campaign will be used for product development and production.
Q1. Does the crowdfunding price include tariffs that may be incurred in the destination country?
The raised funds include international express freight and remote area surcharges, but do not include the tariffs incurred when entering the destination country which need to be paid by you.
Q2.Can I change the shipping address for my perk?
If the project has already started to ship perks, or if you need to change your country, you’ll need to contact the us in order to request any changes.
Q3.What post-sale service can the participants in the UBook crowdfunding obtain?
CHUWI UBook: One year
Accessories: Three months
*Counting from the date of receipt of shipment
1.For the first three months, if the issue is due to product quality problems that need UBook to be returned to the factory for repairs, we will bear the two-way freight and tax.
2.The customer will cover any shipping and handling costs for 1-way shipping. CHUWI will choose the shipping method and carrier, and cover any shipping and handling costs for 1-way shipping back to the customer.
If you have any question,please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Q4.Does the keyboard have a different language version?
The UBook that we will be shipping out with the Kickstarter campaign will have the traditional English/QWERTY keyboard. We may consider alternative layouts as optional purchases in the future.
Risks and challenges
Our team have professional experience with tablet development and manufacturing.And a few of our manufacturing partners has provided an estimated timeline for production and delivery. However, There are inherent risks during the production process that may be beyond our control.Including:
▲Supply Chain/Mass Production
We’ve done our best to forecast demand and learned a lot from the past project. However,sometimes forecasts don’t always hit the mark.If this happens, we’ll be sure to keep you informed and work to quickly solve the problem to ensure you are with us every step of the way.
Please, do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com . We are looking forward to answer any of your questions.