Huawei MateBook revealed at MWC 2016
Huawei has just taken the wrappers of their brand new MateBook, a 2-in-1 device designed to meet the evolving demands of today’s modern business users.
The Huawei MateBook kicks off at $699/€799 and has been designed to be “a total solution for consumers who enjoy the flexibility of a convertible device”.
With the MateBook, Huawei is continuing its strategy of partnering with the most innovative market leaders. The device features a 6th Generation Intel Core m-series processor to handle the most rigorous business demands in a stylish, thin and lightweight fanless design. The Matebook runs on Windows 10.
I have to admit, I do like the unfussy look of the Matebook with its sleek appearance and aluminium unibody construction. If it’s as well made as the Mate S then I am sure that the MateBook will be able to withstand the rigours of an on-the-go lifestyle.
Being portable is a must and, thanks to its slim profile and ultra-low weight of just 640g, it should manage that pretty well.
The MateBook keyboard case is made of environmentally friendly, soft PU leather. The keyboard features a 1.5mm keystroke and a chiclet keycap design, which allows for larger key surfaces to minimise typing errors. The built-in touchpad uses multi-touch technology that supports smooth and precise finger movements, combining comfort and utility.
The Huawei MateBook’s 12-inch IPS multi-touch screen is further enhanced by an ultra-narrow frame and a screen-to-body ratio of 84%. The screen boasts a resolution of 2160×1440 and a 160-degree wide viewing angle. The colour gamut reaches an impressive 85% according to the spec sheets so this should make it capable of displaying true-to-life colours.
Huawei says that the Matebook should last for nine consecutive hours of Internet use or 29 hours of music playback. The device also features Huawei’s exclusive power-saving technology to meet the needs of business users. The MateBook’s battery can attain a full charge in just two-and-a-half hours. When there is not enough time for a full charge, the device can power up to 60% battery strength in just one hour.
There’s also the MatePen stylus (€69) which offers 2,048 levels of sensitivity with zero delay. Huawei’s MatePen supports graphics and mathematic functions, and can be used as a laser pointer for delivering presentations.
As seems almost default these days on mobile phones, the MateBook adds a fingerprint recognition feature that supports 360-degree sensitive identification for fewer authentication failures. It takes only one touch to unlock the MateBook’s screen – the fastest fingerprint recognition in the industry.
Additionally, the MateBook features a Wi-Fi mobile hotspot for users to stay connected when a traditional Internet connection is not available. Other features that ensure an efficient mobile experience include a seamless data transfer capability that allows drag-and-drop document transfer to and from Android smartphones.
The MateBook will be available in Asia, Europe and North America in the coming months and will be available in two elegant colors: grey and golden.
Huawei MateBook pricing
|6th Core m3||4 GB||128 GB||$699||€799|
|6th Core m3||4 GB||256 GB||$849||€949|
|6th Core m5||8 GB||256 GB||$999||€1,149|
|6th Core m5||8 GB||512 GB||$1,199||€1,349|
|6th Core m7||8 GB||256 GB||$1,399||€1,599|
|6th Core m7||8 GB||512 GB||$1,599||€1,799|
More information is available at the Huawei website.