Huawei has finally unveiled its own Windows 10 2-in-1 dubbed the Huawei Matebook. The latest tablet/laptop hybrid from the Chinese device manufacturer was unleashed at the ongoing 2016 Mobile world Congress in Barcelona.
The latest tablet/laptop hybrid from the Chinese device manufacturer was unleashed at the ongoing 2016 Mobile world Congress in Barcelona.
The 2-in-1 tablets have started wooing the hearts of many with the flexible and light keyboard covers that turn them in to makeshift laptops. Microsoft has its own two-in-one devices dubbed the Surface Pro. Samsung, Lenovo, HP and many other device manufacturers also have their own models of tablet-laptop hybrid of devices running on Windows 10. Ideally, the 2-in-1 combination fuses the functionalities of a laptop with the portability of a tablet right on one platform.
As the norm with Apple, their devices play a different league. The American firm is also luring its iPad users to shift from laptops and adopt the tablet fused with keyboard devices. They have the iPad Pro which runs on Apple’s mobile friendly iOS as opposed to the others which have full PC OS.
The Huawei Matebook
Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd is really up to its promise of being the second best device manufacturer. Making its first attempt into the field of tablet/laptop hybrid devices, the Chinese has unveiled the Matebook with a 6th generation Intel Core M processor that is clocked at 3.1 Ghz. With 8GB onboard RAM, this tablet has an internal memory capacity of 512GB. The 6.9 mm thick device weighs only640 grams and closely resembles Samsung’s TabPro S.
The Matebook boasts of a 12-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 2160 by 1440 pixels. This amazing device from Huawei has a fingerprint reader embedded on the power button, USB Type C, data jack, and a 7-pin connector for keyboard connection. The 4430mAh battery of the Matebook can support up to nine hours of video play and thirteen hours of light usage of the device.
Huawei has also provided an optional pen accessory for use with this new device dubbed the MatePen. This pen has 2048 touch pressure sensitivity levels that make it perfectly ideal for drawing and writing and also has an erase function. The device will be powered by Windows 10. Matebook is perceived as a potential threat to Microsoft’s Surface Pro line-up.
The appearance, design and specifications that Matebook features places it in a perfect position to offer stiff competition to Microsoft’s Surface Pro. The release price will start from $699 for the tablet alone whereas the keyboard and the MatePen will cost $129 and $59 respectively.
With Nexus 6P currently doing well in the market, it is expected that the Matebook will follow suit.