Huawei launches 2-in-1 slim MateBook with Windows 10
Huawei also announced on the Mobile World Congress its new 2-in-1 Windows laptop dubbed as the MateBook, touting a light and slim physical profile and water resistance on good hardware.
The MateBook is said to be spill-resistant, and can be detached from its docking keyboard. It comes in two Windows 10 flavors — Home and Professional. It sports an Intel Core M processor, Dolby Audio stereo speakers, a narrow 10mm bezel, and a single-touch side fingerprint sensor.
Its accompanying stylus, simply called the MatePen, not only draws on the Matebook screen, but also accompanies you in presentations as it has a built-in laser pointer and presentation clicker. It also offers 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity, enabling you to write with precision in the screen. The MateStylus is also rechargable, and touts a month of use for an hour of charge.
The MateBook also has its own dock, the MateDock, which sports its own VGA, USB, USB-C and ethernet ports, and has features to charge your own Android devices when connected to it.
The MateBook comes in different hardware options, summarized below:
Huawei MateBook specs:
12-inch IPS TFT LCD Display @ 2160 x 1440, 214ppi
Up to 3.1GHz Dual-core 6th Gen Intel Core m3 / m5 / m7 processor
4GB / 8GB SDRAM
128GB / 256GB / 512GB SSD internal storage
5MP front camera
Windows 10 Home / Professional
6.9mm thin, 640g
Huawei’s newest MateBook, in gray and gold colors, is slated to arrive in stores in the coming months with a $699 (Php33,600*) price for the entry-level Intel Core m3 version sporting 4GB RAM and 128GB SSD, while the full-spec’d Core m7 variant with 8GB RAM and 512GB SSD will cost you $1599 (Php76,300*). The Keyboard, MatePen and MateDock will be sold separately with $129 (Php6,200*), $59 (Php2,900*), and $89 (Php4,300*) price tags, respectively.
With reports from Kevin Francisco in Barcelona