At MWC this year, Huawei brought in its super stylish and slim Windows 2-in-1 Tablet – The MateBook. The name is not the only similarity this Windows 10 powered slate holds with Microsoft’s SurfaceBook. Huawei has also pitches a $128 keyboard case and a $59 dollar stylus.
The MateBook has enough hardware muscle to take on the best of 2-in-1’s out there, but it is distinguished with its sleek and svelte design. It holds a unibody metallic chassis with soft curved edges, chamfered hardware keys, very narrow bezels and is only 6.9 mm thick.
The leather finish keyboard case has tightly packed keys with 1.5mm travel, can fold as a stand and also protects MateBook against scratches and has a wide multi-touch trackpad. The 2048 sensitive point Stylus with elastomer tip also doubles as a laser pointer and clicker to help you cruise through your powerpoint presentations.
MateBook comes with one single USB 3.0 Type C port but you can buy $89 MateDock can also be used to add more ports.
The Huawei MateBook has a 12 Inch Quad HD IPS LCD display and is yet quite light at 640 grams. It is powered by up to 3.1GHz Dual Core 6th Gen. Intel Core M processors with 4GB/ 8GB RAM options and 128GB/ 256GB/ 512GB SSD options available.
Other features include a 5MP front camera, dual speakers, dual microphone, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac MIMO, Bluetooth 4.1, and 4430mAh battery which can charge to 60 percent in just 1 hour.
Key Specifications of Huawei MateBook:
|Model||Huawei MateBook 2-in-1 Tablet|
|Display||12 Inch QHD(2K) IPS LCD display|
|Processor||Intel 6th Gen Core M processors|
|Camera||5 MP front camera|
|RAM||4GB/ 8GB RAM|
|Internal Memory||128GB/ 256GB/ 512GB|
|Dimensions and Weight||278.8×194.1×6.9mm and Weight: 640g|
|Others||Dual Mic, Dual Speaker, Keyboard case accessory, Stylus accessory, USB 3.0, MadeDock accessory|
|Price||To Be Announced|
The Huawei MateBook will launch in Asia, Europe, and North America sometime later. The price will range between $699 (6th gen Core m3 with 4GB RAM, 128GB storage) and $1,599 INR (6th Gen Core m7 with 8GB RAM, 512GB storage).