Huawei Launches the MateBook 2-in-1 Tablet
MWC 2016 has officially kicked off. The opening day saw Huawei and LG take the stage unveiling their new devices. LG, of course, unveiled its flagship G5 modular smartphone while Huawei launched the Huawei MateBook.
The MateBook is a 12-inch 2 in 1 tablet that is powered by Windows 10. With this, Huawei looks to Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 and Apple’s iPad Pro. The MateBook comes with a detachable keyboard much like the iPad Pro. Launched at a price of $699, the MateBook comes with an Intel Core m3 processor, 4GB of RAM, 500GB storage, and a 128GB SSD. The tablet also features a 5MP front camera and a fingerprint sensor on he side. The keyboard, stylus and dock are priced at $169, $69 $99, respectively.
The MateBook, according to Huawei, is the result of all that the company has learned from its smartphones and tablets over the years. The display is a nice 2160×1440 pixel resolution with a 10mm thin bezel around it. The metal unibody design gives it a premium feel. The tablet also features dual speakers at the bottom with Dolby Audio.
The MateBook’s 4430mAh high-density Lithium battery promises up to 10 hours of battery life after which a USB Type-C Cable will charge it back up in no time. Weighing in at 640g, the MateBook is lighter than the iPad Pro and the Surface Pro 4.