As much as some hated Apple products, you gotta admit that it has influenced aesthetics never seen before in its competitions. The Chuwi AeroBook Pro 15.6-inch Laptop is one such competition that excels in the look department while remaining crazy affordable. There’s a catch, though. More on that in a bit.
Granted, the Chuwi AeroBook Pro here isn’t a macOS device (very obviously), but hey, when you are on a budget and wanted a laptop that looks good, the Chuwi AeroBook Pro 15.6-inch Laptop might be the answer.
Key notable of this new kid in the overcrowded laptop market is its 15.6-inch 4K display (3,840 x 2,160 pixels) that packed 282 ppi and offers 100% sRGB, 10-bit color depth, eye-watering 1.7 billion colors and 340 nits of brightness.
Chuwi is marketing it as a video post production workhorse. Sounds enticing enough. But here’s the thing… the Chuwi AeroBook Pro 15.6-inch Laptop may costs sub-$600; the processor is an Intel 6th-generation Core, aka Skylake, which is a fairly old chip first launched in 2015. So, there’s a trade off here.
Other details on the spec sheet include Intel Skylake dual-core, quad-thread processor (i5-6287U or i7-6567U), Intel Iris Graphics 550, 8 or 16 GB LPDDR4 2133 MHz RAM, 256 or 512 GB SSD, a 2 MP webcam, dual-band wireless 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.2, 2x USB Type-A ports (3.0), 1x “full-featured” USB Type-C port, headphone jack, built-in stereo speakers, 1x SSD expansion slot (inside), TF card slot, 1x HDMI (Type A), and55.86 Wh battery.
If you don’t mind the somewhat dated processor, you may want to consider picking up the Chuwi AeroBook Pro 15.6-inch Laptop as a pre-order on Indiegogo. Prices start at $510 for the Core i5 model and the Core i7 sells for $849.
All images courtesy of Chuwi.