Latest release in the range Chuwi, we’ve been running tests onHeroBook…Price and type of technology alone do not justify the choice of a model.So we ran tests on Chuwi HeroBook to find out what it was worth.
In short, depending on your needs you will see if this model suits you.
HeroBook the right choice for surfing the internet?
Because a computer is above all a tool for leisure and educational use (browsing e-commerce or information sites, writing e-mails, etc.), you need to make sure that it will stand the test of time and that it is of high quality.Ensuring proper operation requires quality components and proven technological competence on the part of the manufacturer.
It is in this spirit that Chuwi has developed this HeroBook.The computer is positioned at the same level as competing models in this price range. Material that seem to be well-designed.
A medium-sized, 14.1 inches-sized screen that you can slip into a computer bag and take with you on the go. Also note that this model is equipped with a touch screen; always interesting for when you get tired of the slippery mouse pad or when no flat surface is available when you have this HeroBook on your lap. The materials here are of such a high standard that they will last for many years. It seems that Chuwi has designed a solid model with latest generation components.
With a processor Intel Atom x5-E8000, Chuwi offers an already outdated technology. Indeed, this processor is starting to date compared to what is on the market today. A latest-generation processor would have implied a higher price. The power required for a fluid internet navigation, will sometimes be low on this model and may require a new purchase in 3 years. With less than a 4 Gb of RAM, it HeroBook is a fair one. It is highly likely that if you decide to use the HeroBook, you will have to add at least 2 Gb to one of the avaiilable.Thanks to this, the laptop will allow a more fluid navigation.
This is one of the smallest available disk space among the laptops of the moment. If you want to have your holiday photos locally, you’ll soon reach the limit of 64 Gb. Not prohibitive in your daily use, but annoying; If you are used to consuming space, think about having a large USB key or external hard drive near you.
Finally, thanks to an autonomy of 9 hours, you will have enough time to browse the web in Internet browsing mode with active Wifi. That’s a good thing in case you want to take it on vacation. Incidentally, you will have all the more pleasure to use it for a long time because of its very pleasant screen.
The HeroBook- the right model for streaming and videos ?
Chuwi presents this laptop as a standard product dedicated to a low-resource usage. If you are very mindful of the quality for multimedia use, we advise you to turn to models other than the HeroBook; more high-end products, which on the other hand will be a little more expensive. Finally, a simple computer, yet not really made for audio and video.
Chuwi has chosen a medium size screen to meet everyone’s needs. This diagonal of 14.1 inches and a resolution of 1366×768, is a good compromise. The image quality is bright and colorful, and provides an immersive experience. Clearly, big enough to tire your eyes when watching movies, but also rather light (2.2 kg) when you have to carry it.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this HeroBook. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Even if the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. In short, it is relevant here to consider buying additional speakers if you are very sensitive to the quality of this function.
Even if the use of this laptop does not require the latest generation of processor, be aware that it Intel Atom x5-E8000 is now outdated. As a result, in the important calculation phase, it may be a little brighter, and will consume more energy. Still, it may be enough for multimedia use, as long as you only run one application at the same time.
Equipped with the N3000 graphic card, and with 4 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
Concerning the connections, this model has available 3 ports. Much better than most of the competition. Plenty of room to connect your mouse, speakers and other USB keys.
Either it’s something you’re going to use while travelling or on the go, or you’re between your office and the living room.You get 9 hours of battery life, which is better than many other models. No need to constantly check the battery level; you’ll be able to watch movies and listen to music for a long time.
Is HeroBook planned for travelling ?
Easier to transport than a desktop computer, it is not intended for travelling. It doesn’t seem to have been a priority when they designed this model Chuwi. Difficult to store in a suitcase, not very suitable for transport, tests have shown that this laptop will be more in its element for very exceptional trips.
In other words, leave it at home and only take it for occasional short trips.
It is one of the heaviest laptops in its class, with 2.2 Kg. It’s unpleasant to carry. If you use it on your lap, you will find that it is cumbersome. The weight is mainly related to the size of the screen. The explanation mainly comes down to the size of the screen: 14.1inches.
Note that the screen of this HeroBook being touch screen, you will be able to do without the mouse. A few finger pinches to zoom in, side slides to test the comfort of use. The selections are precise in the cursor movement, making navigation seamless.
CPU Intel Atom x5-E8000 power consumption is a bit high considering the performance of the laptop.
Also, the batteries hold the charge for a shorter time; probably the worst results in this range. Furthermore, these figures reflect an estimate of Chuwi; the reality is closer to 70% of this value.
With this laptop and its autonomy of 9 hours, you have in fact one of the best models of the moment.
In order to speed up booting up and calculations, this laptop is equipped with a hard drive type SSD of 64 Gb. The induced advantage here is the absence of latencies, especially in the recovery phase after a standby or due to prolonged inactivity.With no moving mechanical parts, there is less risk of brittleness and produced heat .And if you absolutely need more storage, you can buy an external drive, or take out a cloud account.
With this model, Chuwi definitely designed a computer easily transportable, but not too small. Because of its size, 14.1 inches this laptop represents a good compromise.
The connector part is very interesting, with 3 inputs available. That makes it one of the best equipped models on the market.
Bluetooth technology is great when you’re on the go, and you’ll enjoy the convenience of connecting easily to a phone or speakers.
Finally with the HeroBook, Chuwi deliver us a laptop at a tight price but not intended for travelliing, or as an exception.
HeroBook the right choice for audio or video editing ?
If you’re serious about editing and creating music, then you pay a lot of attention to processor speed and memory. It appears that this HeroBookmeets this need perfectly. Since the last generation designed by Chuwi, there have been many improvements on the components. The parallel processing of tasks with Windows 10 are perfectly suited for audio or video editing.
The software suite installed by default on this model provides the bare minimum to start working. You can always try to do video editing with the processor Intel Atom x5-E8000. However, there’s no question of switching to professional applications; the processor performance and the 64 Gb disk size will calm your nerves due to their lack of power and space.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. As a reminder, an audio and video editing use, involves a large capacity hard disk drive for storage, and speed of execution with an SSD. The HeroBook allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 64 Gb. It is nevertheless one of the good laptops in terms of storage, compared to its competitors.
The pleasure of working on a computer without being a slave to the electrical connection. Here, it’s 9 hours of autonomy available. This model is one of the most powerful of the moment.
Unfortunately not equipped with a USB 3.0 port as standard. It implies more time when you decide to transfer your files to an external drive.
With the HeroBook, you’re moving towards a very good product. Perfectly designed for audio video use. In summary an excellent choice in this price range.
HeroBook for video games?
There are very few laptops today that do not allow you to play video games. The tests we ran showed that the choices of Chuwi in terms of components – the chip, the processor generation, or the quality of cooling – make this an average laptop for gaming. But if you’re used to playing the latest games of the moment, you’ll soon reach the limits.
With only 1366×768, this model is below standard ones. The visual comfort during the game phase, and the image quality will be less good.
Each year the power of the components increases, so this model is now far behind the others. Ideal for old design games, it has difficulty restoring the images and colors of the latest online games. Finally, if you want to play often, we recommend a model with more power.
Chuwi like most manufacturers, knows that intensive and extensive use of the computer in game mode requires performance. It corresponds to a median choice, neither extremely powerful nor too expensive.
Besides the amount of storage space is clearly insufficient.64 Gb are the minimum for computers today, making it one of the laptops with the least amount of space.
With 2.2 Kg, it is likely to remain on your desk more often than in a case to take it on a trip.
With an autonomy of 9 hours, it’s better than the competition.
In conclusion, it HeroBook is good when used for local games or online games, although other competing models may be preferred in the same price range. Good for games, but also for many other uses.
HeroBook for office automation ?
Whatever the type of operating system, it is possible today to have an office use on all laptops. The OSes available on the market are all different technical ecosystems with their own applications. This HeroBook is clearly intended for those who will use it for office use.
Customary of this OS, Chuwi has chosen as usual. In this case, it is Windows 10.
As soon as you have to take this laptop to the office, or on a trip, you will regret its consequent weight. Note that with its 2.2 Kg it is one of the heaviest.
No numeric keypad comes standard on this model. Unless you only do word processing that does not require its use.
It’s one of the smallest backup spaces, with 64 Gb. If you’re working on shared documents in the cloud, such as Office365 or Google drive, no problem.
In conclusion, the HeroBook is an excellent choice for office use. The right choice for anyone who wants an efficient computer.
Finally, the HeroBook….
Hard to do very well for all purposes; in any case this computer is doing well. The HeroBook’ is average but will do the job very well.
To be clear enough, we do not recommend this laptop for :
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
Nevertheless, this laptop can be considered acceptable for :
– web browsing
– playing video games
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– making audio and video editing
– office tasks