Chuwi Hi13, the 13.5-inch Windows 10 tablet with keyboard and stylus, set to launch next week

Abhishek Baxi

At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 last month, Chuwi announced their new flagship tablet, the Chuwi Hi13. The company has announced now that the Windows 10 2-in-1 device will be officially released on February 20, and will be available for pre-orders. 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 (Ubuntu support)
  • 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
  • Battery: 24W fast charging | 10,000mAh
  • Camera: 2MP front camera | 5MP rear camera

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 Chuwi HI13 is priced at $369. Like the other Chuwi tablets, the Chuwi Hi13 supports detachable keyboard (with dual full size USB-A port) as well as the upcoming Chuwi HiPen H3 (the older HiPen H1 stylus works with Hi13 though). These are of course sold separately. What are your thoughts on the Chuwi Hi13? Is this an affordable Windows 2-in-1 that you’d like to get your hands on? Tell us in the comments!