Chuwi's budget Hi13 2-in-1 goes on pre-order for $349

The Chuwi Hi13, the latest flagship tablet from the Chinese budget manufacturer, is now up for grabs. Packing Windows 10 and some good looks, the Hi13 is now on pre-order for $349.

If you take one good look at the Hi13, it's likely "Surface clone" will be the first phrase that comes to mind. And while that's true on the outside, Chuwi's latest offering is much more modest internally. On the inside, the Hi13 is powered by an Intel Celeron N3450 processor, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. As for the screen, you're looking at a 13.5-inch affair with a 3000x2000 resolution.

The detachable keyboard and stylus support are sure to draw more Surface comparisons, and a bevy of ports ranging from USB-C to Micro HDMI and full USB mean you shouldn't have trouble adding peripherals. That said, the Hi13 isn't for anyone looking for top-of-the-line performance, and is better compared to its predecessor, the Hi12. Besides a screen size bump, the Hi13 features a respectable bump up from the Hi12's Intel Atom x5-Z8300 processor.

If you're in the market for a budget tablet for browsing the web or streaming, the Hi13 looks like it might be worth considering — particularly at its low price point. At the moment, it's only available for pre-order from GearBest, but we expect it will hit Amazon before too long. Should you choose to pick one up, units are set to start shipping from GearBest sometime after March 19.

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