Chuwi takes on Microsoft's Surface with the crowdfunded SurBook

Budget tablet maker Chuwi is looking to take on Microsoft Surface line with its latest product, the SurBook. And in what could most accurately be called Surface-a-like, the SurBook definitely isn't shy about taking its design cues from the likes of Microsoft's own Surface Pro 4.

The design of the SurBook features a rear kickstand flap and a detachable keyboard cover, both of which should look pretty familiar. Two full-size USB 3.0 ports and one USB-C port appear on the right side of the tablet, and it even comes with a stylus. Here are the full specs, provided by Chuwi:

  • New generation Intel Appolo Lake N3450 processor and Intel Gen9 HD Graphics.
  • 12.3 inch 2736 x 1824 2K resolution, 3:2 aspect ratio.
  • 6GB DDR3 RAM + 128GB eMMC ROM.
  • 10000 mAh Li-polymer battery, 12V/2A fast charging.
  • 2.4/5Ghz dual-band Wi-Fi, 2MP/5MP dual camera.
  • Two Full size USB 3.0 ports, one full function USB Type-C port (Support audio and video transmission).
  • Ultra-slim detachable keyboard, 1024 levels of pressure sensitivity stylus.
  • All-metal body design, Windows 10 Redstone OS.

There's currently no word on price, but the budget range is Chuwi's usual forte, so expect the SurBook to be affordable. If you're interested, Chuwi plans to go the crowdfunding route with a SurBook campaign on Indiegogo. You can sign up for alerts on when the campaign starts, which will also give you a crack at securing early bird pricing. Chuwi is also currently running a campaign to give away two SurBooks on its website.

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