It has finally happened. Punch-hole displays have made it to laptops starting with the Chuwi MiniBook X.
You may have heard of Chuwi as a brand that offers budget-friendly laptops. Now, the company tries to make some buzz with the Chuwi MiniBook X, the first laptop to have a punch-hole cutout on the display for the webcam.
The said cutout is in the top left corner of the tablet-like 10.8-inch 2K IPS touchscreen display. The move works, as the bezels, even the chin, is noticeably thinner. Albeit, we do prefer the retractable webcams, like what we see on the MateBooks, as it promotes improved privacy.
This device can surely be made into a tablet due to its size and the stylus with 4096 levels of sensitivity. However, the keyboard is not removable, but it does come with a 360-degree hinge if you want a more tablet-like experience.
Due to its small-for-a-laptop screen, full-size keyboard and touchpad look a little cramped. On the upside, it does come with a fancy aluminum alloy build, weighs under 1kg (899g), and is about 11mm thin even with the keyboard.
The processor is nothing to write home about. It comes with an Intel Jasper Lake N5100 processor with Intel UHD graphics. It’s paired with a generous 12GB of LPDDR4X RAM and fast 512GB USSD storage.
It then comes with a 26.6Wh battery with support for a 45W PD charger, although only comes with a 24W adapter in the box. For ports, we have 2x USB Type-C, microSD card, and 3.5mm headphone/mic combo. It also has dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, and ships with the latest Windows 11 operating system.
As of writing, the Chuwi MiniBook X is listed on the company’s website for Php31,699.37, and Php32,723.59 with the included Hipen H7 stylus. The device will ship from China later this month.