What you need to know

  • CHUWI's MiniBook-Mobile Workstation launched on Indiegogo.
  • The device is an 8-inch convertible PC with a 360-degree hinge.
  • Early backers can receive the device for a discount.

CHUWI's MiniBook is a portable PC with a 360-degree yoga design that lets it flip into a tablet. It recently launched on Indiegogo and has already reached 600% of its funding goal. The device features an Intel Core m3 8100Y processor, 8GB LPDDR3 memory, 128GB of storage, and supports M.2 SSD expansion.

The device is marketed as a portable PC that's powerful enough to handle real work and portable enough to be taken anywhere. The MiniBook can also be used as a desktop as it supports Bluetooth and has a USB-C port. It also has a front-facing camera.

The launch video for the device shows it off in PC, yoga, and tablet modes. The MiniBook has a full keyboard, but with an 8-inch screen, the device has a smaller keyboard than just about any PC on the market. The launch video has a brief clip of someone typing on it at the 0:32 mark.

The Intel Core m3 8100Y version of the CHUWI MiniBook is available to backers who the products with $530. The full listed price of the Core m3 version is $670. There is also an Intel Celeron N4100 version which backers can receive for $429.

CHUWI MiniBook

This mini PC has an 8-inch screen and can be used as a laptop, tablet, or in tent mode thanks to its 360-degree hinge.

Affordable accessories that'll pair perfectly with your PC

Every one of these awesome PC accessories will enhance your everyday experience — and none cost more than $30.

KLIM Aim RGB gaming mouse ($30 at Amazon)

Whether you're a gamer or not, this is an absurdly good mouse for the price. It's ambidextrous, has a responsive sensor, a braided cable, tank-like build quality, and, yes, it has RGB lighting, though you can turn it off if that's not your thing.

AmazonBasics USB speakers ($16 at Amazon)

These neat little speakers may only pack 2.4W of total power, but don't let that fool you. For something so small you get a well-rounded sound and a stylish design. And they only cost $16.

Razer mouse bungee ($20 at Amazon)

Use a wired mouse? You need a mouse bungee to keep your cable tidy and free of snags. You get no drag on the cable, and this one has subtle styling, a rust-resistant spring and a weighted base, all for $20.

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