The company very quickly collected the necessary amount for the production of a laptop on the site of collective financing. The sum of 30 thousand dollars was collected in a short period of time and was even substantially exceeded. As a result, the creation of new items managed to collect 130 thousand dollars. At a price of $ 499 ($ 399 for first customers), the user gets a compact laptop on the Intel Core M3 chip, which, although it was released a long time ago, still shows sufficient performance and easily copes with ordinary tasks. Therefore, if the device is necessary for surfing the Internet, daily work with documents is a good option, especially since the laptop is very compact. Externally, the Aerobook is very similar to the MacBook. It has a sturdy beautiful case, with thin screen frames and a comfortable keyboard, an FHD screen with a diagonal of 13.3 inches,
The case of the device is metal – an alloy of aluminum and magnesium. Due to this, it is not only durable, but also light, because the laptop weighs 1.25 kg. Its dimensions are also small: the length is 20.9 cm, the width is 30.85 cm, the thickness is only 1.52 cm. The innovations touched the screen and the keyboard, since the manufacturers abandoned the wide frame and the digital unit. The screen size of 13.3 inches has a frame thickness of only 0.5 mm, so the screen occupies 65% of the surface of the entire panel. At the top of the display is a webcam. The keyboard without a digital unit allowed us to make the notebook as compact as possible. Keys 16 mm in size do not stick, they are easily pressed, they have a long stroke. The keyboard is very comfortable, equipped with a backlight, which is distributed evenly over the entire area. The touchpad has a slight drawback – the page can be scaled at that moment
The laptop is made in black and gray, which makes its design very attractive and modern. Pleases build quality, all parts are well connected, there are no creaks. On the back cover are rubber feet, ensuring the stability of the device. There is a port M.2 SATA for SSD memory. On the left side are the USB, mini-HDMI, DC-In port, next to which the charging indicator is placed. On the right side there is a headphone jack (3.5 mm), another USB, a memory card slot. Above the keyboard in the left part are the standard indicators: device status, Num Lock, Caps Lock. Also above the keyboard are 2 microphones that allow you to record stereo sound. Under the keyboard speakers are located.
The model is equipped with stereo speakers, but the quality of their sound leaves much to be desired. In general, the sound is clear, but noises are heard at maximum volume. Headphones can solve this problem, the sound in this case turns out to be of high quality. Microphones are suitable for talking in Skype, but not powerful enough for recording, because the sound is not clear, the background noise is too strong. Given that the device is not intended for professional recording, its capacity is enough to communicate in instant messengers.
Chip Intel Core M3-6y30, which is equipped with a laptop, was released in September 2015. It is made on a 14-nanometer technical process and has 2 cores, the maximum frequency is 2.2 GHz. The chip supports Hyper-Threading, so 1 core can handle 2 threads. The total chip can handle 4 threads. The chipset does not have high performance, that is, you should not expect the power of modern processors from it, but it easily copes with standard tasks. For example, it shows itself perfectly when working on the Internet, even if a large number of tabs are open. It is also suitable for working with documents, watching videos in 4K format (without picture hangs), using social networks, instant messengers.
For these purposes, it makes no sense to install the latest generation of processors with 8 cores in a laptop. The installed processor has a moderate power consumption thanks to TDP technology. Its performance depends on the characteristics of the cooling system, which the laptop does not differ in efficiency. For gamers, such a device will not work, since the power for modern games at maximum speed is still not enough.
Aerobook works quickly and smoothly, because 8 GB of RAM is enough for this. Even with multitasking work, the laptop will not hang. Built-in memory in the basic version of 128 GB, but it can be increased with an SSD disk. You can purchase a modification with 256 GB of memory. The 5000 mAh battery is not powerful enough to provide long-term gadget work in standalone mode. In general, it lasts for 6-8 hours of battery life, but it all depends on the features of using a laptop. It takes about 2 hours to restore battery power.
13.3-inch screen has a resolution of FullHD. IPS matrix is used. The colors are saturated, good contrast, but a bit lacking in brightness. The picture is clearly visible, but on condition that direct sunlight does not fall on the screen. The device is equipped with a good network card that allows you to get a high transfer rate. Bluetooth 4.0 provides seamless connectivity for any gaming console and device. Works laptop based on Windows 10 (64 bit). The default language is English, which can be easily changed to Russian in settings.
Chuwi Aerobook is a budget with good performance. Its functionality is enough to implement the main tasks: work on the Internet, watching movies, listening to music. The model is well assembled, has a beautiful design. The advantages of the laptop include cost, stuffing (for standard purposes), the screen (except for insufficient brightness). The model is compact, so you can take a laptop with you on trips. But the battery of this device will not allow a long time to work offline. Under heavy loads, the laptop heats up, because the cooling system is not powerful enough. The disadvantages include speakers that are characterized by insufficient sound quality, and the touchpad, which sometimes does not work completely correctly. But despite such shortcomings for its cost (399-499 dollars), the device is perfect for use at home and at work.
- Screen: 13.3 inches, IPS matrix, 1920 x 1080 pixels;
- Chipset: Intel Core M3-6y30; 2 cores, 4 threads, technical process 14 nm; support technology TDP, Hyper-Threading; clock frequency 0.9-2.2 GHz
- Graphics chip: Intel HD Graphics 515, 850 MHz, 4K support
- RAM: 8 GB
- Built-in memory: 128 GB (there is a slot for memory cards), 256 GB
- Ports: 2 x USB 3.0, 3.5mm headphone jack and Micro HDMI and USB Type-C;
- Battery: 5000 mAh, 38 Wh (12V / 2A)
- Operating system: Windows 10
- Dimensions: 30.85 * 20.9 * 1.52 cm
- Body: metal
- Weight: 1.25 kg