As a preamble to this test
Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more for multimedia, and others more for games.
So we did some tests Chuwi HeroBook Pro to find out what it was worth. The result depends on the use you will make of it.What power? Which operating system? Linux, Windows or Mac OS X? So many points that won’t tell you if you’re making the right choice.
We have oriented our test according to criteria such as use for travel, office automation, internet browsing, games or multimedia.
This article is therefore composed according to functions; What is the purpose of this model?
HeroBook Pro adapted to surf the internet?
Chances are that your daily use is not limited to surfing the Internet, and that you need the other functions as well.It is necessary to be able to count on a quality laptop that will not let you down in 2 years, due to obsolescence.In fact, it’s all about finding a product with the right price/quality ratio. You only have to take it in your hand to see that the material is of quality.
With this HeroBook Pro, Chuwi is well positioned in relation to other competing models.A medium-sized, 14.1 inches-sized screen that you can slip into a computer bag and take with you on the go. It HeroBook Pro comes standard with a touch screen; one more argument if you are not a regular mouse user, or if you don’t have a space available. The overall design is of quality and is made to last. A product made to last a long time. Solid visible parts (the hull, the keyboard,…) and almost last generation internal components have been chosen by Chuwi with a lot of care.
With a processor Intel Gemini Lake N4000, Chuwi offers an already outdated technology. A technical choice to reduce the final price of the laptop. A latest-generation processor would have implied a higher price. In the end, you shouldn’t ask too much of this computer, otherwise you’ll get annoyed by its slowness when you launch several applications in parallel. With 8 Gb of RAM, it HeroBook Prois a good product. A large quantity, more than you will need for strictly web browsing use.
With its 256 Gb of hard disk, you are within the average of other computers. Almost the same as its competitors and what is currently done on the market, you will have room to store. Chuwi comes with this HeroBook Pro a laptop that you’ll keep for a few years before it becomes obsolete.
Finally, even if, like many users, you keep this computer connected, you should know that its autonomy of 10 hours makes it one of the most durable models on the market. Chuwi is among the best in terms of duration in only battery mode. Incidentally, you will have all the more pleasure to use it for a long time because of its very pleasant screen.
HeroBook Pro the right choice for watching movies ?
This HeroBook Pro is an interesting option for anyone who uses laptops to view movies, photos, or listen to music. The model has sufficient basic equipment for this purpose.
In order to see if it will meet your needs, we have tested it for audio and video use.
Chuwi decided to make this laptop a very versatile product. With its 14.1 inches and resolution of 1920×1200, it can be suitable for a lot of uses including watching films. And in film display mode, you’ll have excellent visual quality with bright, realistic images. In conclusion, it is a well-balanced product that allows the films to be viewed correctly; and with a contained weight of 1.42 kg, it is easily transportable.
For the sound part, the HeroBook Pro is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
Obsolescence has already striken this laptop, equipped with a processor Intel Gemini Lake N4000 that is several years old now. The consequence will be that it will be less quiet and therefore will consume more electricity. However, as long as you only run one application at a time, it may be enough.
Equipped with the Intel UHD Graphics 600 graphic card, and with 8 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.
Few possibilities will be offered to you for the connection part. Indeed, it HeroBook Pro has only 2 ports. It’s a little tight for you to plug everything in at once.
As for the batteries, you could almost replace your TV set with this HeroBook Pro one. You get 10 hours of battery life, which is better than many other models. Your viewing will not be abruptly stopped in the middle of your movie, Netflix session, or any other streaming platform.
HeroBook Pro compatible with on the move use ?
It HeroBook Pro is certainly a laptop, but not really portable and certainly not intended for those who travel. At least that’s what we find out a priori. It only fits in a computer bag dedicated to its size, and if you decide to take it in your suitcase, it will be at the expense of clothes, it is so big.
Forget about vacations and commuting.
Its weight of 1.42 Kg makes it easy to move. It is one of the lightest in its class. When sitting with the computer on your lap, it is perfectly wedged to prevent it from tipping over. One of the causes of its weight is related to the size of his 14.1 inches screen.
Note that the screen of this HeroBook Pro being touch screen, you will be able to do without the mouse. Always convenient, the operating mode is as simple as on your smartphone. It’s up to you to make accurate navigational selections.
At the same time, the laptop processor Intel Gemini Lake N4000 is struggling; in terms of power it does less well than its competitors, and consumes a lot of energy.
Also, the batteries hold the charge for a shorter time; probably the worst results in this range. You will need to expect 2/3 of this estimate for standard use; if you push the processor, the number will drop a little more.
Regarding the autonomy of this laptop, you will have 10 hours before having to reconnect; that is to say one of the best csore on the market.
In order to speed up booting up and calculations, this laptop is equipped with a hard drive type SSD of 256 Gb. The induced advantage here is the absence of latencies, especially in the recovery phase after a standby or due to prolonged inactivity.Thanks to this, Chuwi was able to almost completely eliminate the noise caused by the rotation of the platters and the movements of the read/write heads existing on conventional disks.And if you absolutely need more storage, you can buy an external drive, or take out a cloud account.
Even if a portable laptop stays at the hotel 80% of the time, it is relevant to have a screen that is not too big so as not to be disturbed, but big enough to enjoy the image. Because of its size, 14.1 inches this laptop represents a good compromise.
The manufacturer offers only a few connection options, with only 2 connectors. He’s one of the far less equipped laptops around right now.
Bluetooth technology is great when you’re on the go, and you’ll enjoy the convenience of connecting easily to a phone or speakers.
Because of all these elements, we do not recommend this HeroBook Pro for travel use.
The HeroBook Pro to make 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. With this HeroBook Pro, you can be sure you have the right machine. Whether in terms of computing speed or memory capacity, Chuwi has designed an interesting product. It is a laptop designed for multitasking presented with Windows 10, which will allow to manage at the same time the audio-video applications consuming calculations.
The software suite installed by default on this model provides the bare minimum to start working. Nothing will stop you from modifying photos, videos and music, despite a processor Intel Gemini Lake N4000 that is almost obsolete. You’ll soon discover that the processor lacks power and memory.
The designers of Chuwi have chosen a single disk, an SSD, for this laptop. The advantage is the speed of starting and execution, but the disadvantage is the shorter lifetime of the disk. The HeroBook Pro has only got one, with total 256 Gb storage for your movies and music. It’s a product that provides enough space to save all your audio and video creations.
The interest of the laptop is to be able to be used in unplugged mode. Being only on batteries, you have 10 hours of autonomy at your disposal. This is the best on the market today.
On the connection side, the HeroBook Proi s equipped with USB 3 technology. The latest convenient protocol for interfacing computers and electronic devices such as external hard drives. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
With the HeroBook Pro, you’re moving towards a very good product. Perfectly designed for audio video use. And for the right price/quality ratio.
This is a good product to start doing audio-visual editing.
The HeroBook Pro- the right model to play with?
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. On the other hand, if you have to go through several hours, these same components will seem weak.
Simply put, the higher the screen resolution, the more accurate the details in a game. With a resolution in 1920×1200 this laptop fis one of the best of its class.
The technological evolution being wha it is, this model does much less than many other laptops. After our analysis, it appears that use in game mode generates processor overheating and degradations in terms of images and colors. In other words it is a good design model, but due to the lower power of the graphics card, it is less efficient for gaming.
Since Chuwi has not designed this model for gaming, the display system is not dimensioned for an exemplary reactivity during your gaming sessions. Unless you play games with designs older than 5-10 years.
An average capacity/price ratio that makes this HeroBook Pro an interesting choice when you’re looking for a 256 Gb drive. Useful for local games; as there are still many of them, even though online games are progressing.
On the practical transport side, this model is one of the lightest on the market, with 1.42 Kg.
It has an autonomy of 10 hours, more than many others.
In conclusion, it HeroBook Pro 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 Pro for office automation ?
In case your unique and main everyday use is a tool for office automation, Chuwi may have put a rather low computer on the market. In detail, here’s what’s going on.
Chuwi has designed this new laptop for the majority of users. It’s Windows 10, last generation.
Among the choices available to you, it will be interesting to take into account the weight in order to facilitate its transport. A weight of 1.42 Kg, which makes this computer one of the best in the lightest category.
The numeric keypad is not present on this model. In fact, if you want one, it will be necessary to buy a pad connected via the usb port.
About storage, this model has average space . Equipped with a hard drive of 256 Gb, it will give you the possibility to store all your documents locally.
So, in summary, it appears that it HeroBook Pro is less interesting than its competitors. Or for occasional use, knowing that due to its technical characteristics it will be obsolete in less than 3 years.
The HeroBook Pro in conclusion
Almost impossible for a laptop to be good everywhere, but on the other hand it is possible to obtain a average result. With the HeroBook Pro you can be sure to have an efficient laptop, compared to competitors.
Simply put, we were not convinced for uses such as :
– travel use
– office tasks
This laptop is average for the following uses:
– listening to music and watching videos
– playing video games
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– surfing on the internet
– making audio and video editing