Last week Microsoft introduced its new 2-in-1 laptop: the Surface Go 2. However, we have found that what we believe is much better, especially if you are also looking for a keyboard and active pen to improve your productivity.
Chuwi UBook Pro 2-in-1 laptop – $ 429.99 from Gearbest
(£ 352.17 / AU $ 670.79)
Did the new Microsoft Surface Go 2 turn your head? This 2-in-1 device from Chuwi takes it out of the water with its Intel Celeron N4100 and 256 GB SSD – it also comes with a keyboard and pen.
The cheapest Surface Go 2 model costs $ 399.99 (GBP 399.99 / AU $ 629) and comes with an Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y processor, 64 GB eMMC, 4 GB RAM and a 10.5-inch full HD + display equipped. All in all, not a big improvement over the first Surface Go.
Swap the Core M3 model with a Surface Go Type Cover and Surface Pen and see that the price balloon more than doubles.
The other important technical data of the UBook Pro are also far superior to the components of the Surface Go 2. It has an Intel Celeron N4100 with four cores – which should prove to be far more powerful than the 4425Y CPU with two cores (but about 10% slower than the Core M3) – with twice as much system memory and a much more powerful and faster SSD 256 GB.
If this product is from mainland China, it will take at least a month for it to reach either the United States or the United Kingdom (and possibly more). You can levy a tax either directly or through the courier service.
Did you manage to find a cheaper product with equivalent specifications that is in stock and brand new? Let us know and we’ll give you our hat.
The Chuwi device also has a larger selection of connections (one HDMI, two USB 3.0s and a Type C). Windows 10 Home and keyboard are backlit for booting.
The only disappointments are the overwhelming cameras and poor battery life, but compromises had to be made somewhere.