Chuwi Ubook Pro upgrade SSD – can you do it?


Chuwi Ubook Pro upgrade SSD -can you do it? 8G LPDDR4 Ram offers you a high-impact gaming experience, ensures smooth operation and stable multitasking. Using feeling 256G SSD ROM Storage Capacity Provides room to store pictures, videos, music and more. Tablet with a large HD 12.3 inch 1920*1080 IPS screen resolution offers accurate colours, rich crisp content and supports for Games, Video, which makes a great viewing experience for work and entertainment purposes.

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Specifications – Chuwi Ubook Pro

OSWindows 10 Home
Processor8th Gen
Intel Core N4100 Processor
Dual core
Up to 3.40GHz
GraphicsIntel UHD Graphics 615
Storage256GB M.2 SATA SSD (Chuwi Ubook Pro upgrade SSD)
Display12.3 inches
1920×1280 (FHD+)
Touch, IPS, glossy
3:2 aspect ratio
PortsTwo USB-A 3.0
Micro HDMI
3.5mm audio
microSD card reader
AudioDual speakers
WirelessIntel Wireless-AC 3165
Bluetooth 4.2
CameraFront-facing 2MP
Rear-facing 5MP
Dimensions0.35 inches (9mm) thin
Weight1.7 pounds (780g)

Chuwi Ubook Pro comparison

CHUWI UBook Pro Tablet,12.3 Inch Windows 10 Tablet PC,Intel Gemini-Lake N4100CHUWI UBook Tablet with Keyboard and H6 Stylus PenCHUWI Hi10 X Tablet with Keyboard and Stylus Pen, 10.1″ 2 in 1 Tablet PC, Intel N4100
Screen Size12.3 inches11.6 inches10.1 inches
Flash Memory Installed Size256.0 GB256.0 GB128.0 GB
Hardware PlatformPCPCPC
Item Dimensions11.50 x 8.15 x 0.35 inches11.42 x 7.09 x 0.35 inches
Item Weight1.73 lbs1.76 lbs1.15 lbs
Native Resolution1920×12801920×10801920×1200
Wireless Communication TechnologyWi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPRSWi-Fi, BluetoothWi-Fi, Bluetooth

Is it worth buying?

First, let’s have a look at the original Microsoft Surface Pro 7. You can pick up the Platinum model with a free Type Cover for $599, a saving of $280 off the original price. It has half the memory and half the storage but it does have a more powerful Core i3-1005Gi CPU, a more  and a higher screen resolution.

Believe it or not but affordable, detachable 2-in-1 devices are becoming a rarity as the market seems to have pushed towards Yoga-type devices with 360 degrees rotatable keyboard. There’s a splatter of more expensive models like the Miix 520 from Lenovo, the Dell Latitude 3390 or the HP Envy X2.

Perhaps the most compelling alternative is the Surface Go. At $499 with a Type Cover, it is priced keenly with 8GB of RAM. However compromises on the OS (Windows 10 in S mode), the CPU (a Pentium Gold Processor 4415Y) and the display size (10-inch, rather than 12.3-inch) might be seen as a step too far.

Then there’s the (much) older version, the Surface Pro 4 without the Type cover or stylus which retails for $450 at Newegg. Like the Surface Pro 7 above, it has only 4GB of RAM and 128GB storage but its display has a much higher resolution and it comes with a more powerful CPU, the Intel Core i5-6300U.

Chuwi Ubook Pro Review

Build and display

Overall the Ubook Pro feels solid yet light thanks to the combination of plastic, metal and glass. The display, a 12.3-inch model, has an oleophobic coating making it almost impervious to greasy fingerprints. Hurray! Its aspect ratio (3:2 with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels) means that the tablet looks taller – and feels squarer – than the 16:10 Windows tablets that usually come from China.


At 292 x 208 x 8.5mm, it has almost exactly the same dimensions as its Microsoft competitor and its weight, at 770g, matches it as well. Pure coincidence? More likely that they share the same supply chain. The integrated kickstand is a frame which looks more fragile than what the Surface Pro 7 offers.

Its angle can be set between zero and about 145 degrees; it remains firmly in place at any angle and represents a better solution than the rectangular plate in the Pro 7. The speakers are located on each side of the tablet, underneath the stand. 


Chuwi’s tablet uses a U-frame stand instead of a solid flat panel. It folds out to about 145 degrees, enough for a comfortable drawing angle when using the pen. The stand cuts into the legs just as much as most other 2-in-1s sitting on your lap, but it gets the job done. There’s a bit of twist to it — more than you find with a solid panel — though it seems like it can stand up to regular use.


There’s two USB 3 ports (type-A), a Type-C connector, a dedicated power jack, a mini HDMI connector, a microSD card reader and a 3.5-mm audio port. Other than the volume rocker and the power button, you will also find a 2-megapixel camera at the front and a 5-megapixel one at the back.


All models come with 8GB of soldered LPDDR3 RAM and a 256GB SATA SSD. Like a lot of 2-in-1s, there’s no obvious way to get at the internals, so don’t expect any DIY upgrades after purchase (Chuwi Ubook Pro upgrade SSD). These tablets are fanless thanks to the CPU options, and they keep cool even under sustained load.

Chuwi Ubook Pro Performance review

Here’s how the Chuwi Ubook Pro performed in our suite of benchmark tests:

Passmark: 1995

Passmark CPU: 3488

CPU-Z: 234 (single); 630 (multi)

Geekbench: 686 (single-core); 1205 (multi-core); 2881 (compute)

CrystalDiskMark: 503 MBps (read); 407 MBps (write)

Novabench: 841

Atto:  409 MBps (read, 256mb); 508 MBps (write, 256mb)

Windows Experience Index: 5.2

When it comes to benchmarks, the numbers tell a story of two parts; the processor handles most productivity tasks well unless you want to game on it which is a no-no. The GPU is far too slow for most modern games but will deal with everything else without issue.

This is primarily a detachable laptop to be used on a desk (or flat surface) which means that it is an awkward experience should you want to use it on your lap. It simply doesn’t feel right for a number of reasons.

We would have preferred to have the DC port located nearer to the bottom of the tablet. Having it at the very top put extra pressure on the cable connector.

The keyboard is one of them; on a flat surface, it is perfectly usable with a snappy performance. Very responsive even with a very short travel; it is the very opposite of a mushy keyboard, The touchpad is surprisingly large as well, the extra depth provided by the taller display explains it.

Battery life is a cause for concern as we managed only three hours and 37 minutes on our tests (running a Youtube video with all power management features switched off and brightness set to maximum).

Chuwi Ubook Pro upgrade SSD -can you do it?

Good to know! Although it might not even be worth the hassle replacing the SSD, since it’s being controlled as a SATAII-drive. Most PCIe SSD’s nowadays are NVME-drives so they wouldn’t even work as SATAIII (600MB/s), and the SATAII-bus (300 MB/s) is really slow compared to what modern SSD’s can do. Even the Netac-model in the Ubook Pro is capable of much higher speeds than what it’s able to achieve in this setup.

But still, if you can find a cheap SATA PCIe-SSD that has 1TB of storage, it might be worth it just for the storage space alone 

How do you open the tablet?

It is not difficult to open Ubook. Short instructions: 1.First, we Unscrew 5 screws from the back of the tablet (they are only in the lower part of the case). 2. Heave in the area of contact of the keyboard housing plastic card, I did it with a fingernail. Here, pay special attention to the fact that you do not tear off the keyboard contact, you need to pull the case on yourself. 3. Start gradually separating the back cover housing to the left and right. You will hear the characteristic clicks o..

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