The next upcoming mini PC, the Chuwi Minibook, has smashed its IndieGoGo goal just two weeks into its campaign.

Coming in at just 8 inches, the GPD P2 competitor is currently sitting at $418.634 in crowdfunded revenue -over 16 times its $25,613 goal.

Time will tell if the laptop is better than GPD’s impressive tech, but CHUWI’s convertible frame is certainly a unique selling point.

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In April we wrote about the Chuwi Minibook, an 8-inch mini-laptop by ODM iLife.

The convertible pocket-sized device packs a full HD (1920 x 1200), 8 inch touch display with a 16:10 aspect ratio.  It contains single laminated glass (OGS) technology, which is put in place to improve brightness, visibility and touch sensitivity.

The left side of the laptop houses a 2MP webcam- which may explain why the side frames are pretty “chunky”.  The island keyboard keys are relatively large too.  There you can also find the optical touchpad, selection buttons and the power button with a built-in fingerprint reader.

Tablet mode via 360° rotation of the panel is made possible with the central hinge.  You can expect up to 4 hours of video playback thanks to the 3500 mAh (7.4V) battery.

The processor doesn’t overheat due to low power consumption, but a ventilation system which removes hot air through the lower-positioned grid, has been added.

There is a 3.5mm audio jack, a USB 2.0, USB 3.0 and a USB Type-C which can be used for charging, a micro SD slot, mini HDMI and two speakers.  Wifi, Bluetooth and 4G/LTE connection is possible too.

The Chuwi Minibook will run on Windows 10.  The notebook is equipped with Intel Gemini Lake CPUs: Intel Celeron N4100 / N4000 (up to 2.40GHz / 2.60Ghz), integrated Intel ninth generation GPU (up to 650MHz), 4/8 GB of LPDDR3 RAM memory  and 64/128 GB of memory eMMC expandable with SSD via M.2 slot.

The device is now in crowdfunding on Indiegogo starting at $430 with an estimated ship date of September 2019.

See it in action  in the video below:

Check it out on Indiegogo here.

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