After hearing a lot of rumors and seeing some highly interesting teasers, Huawei finally unveiled the MateBook at the MWC 2016, their very first hybrid Windows 10 laptop / tablet in one.
|Meet Huawei MateBook|
A feature packed hybrid laptop!
Based on its looks, the MateBook appears to be a winner on paper, it looks slim and sleek at just 6.9 mm with 10 mm bezel that would definitely be an on the go executive or anybody would want to have. It's also spill resistant, has Dolby powered stereo speakers and can be removed from the docking keyboard.
It features a good enough size of 12 Inch with pretty high QHD IPS TFT LCD at 2160 x 1440 resolution, either Intel Core M3, M5 and M7 dual core processor up to 3.1 GHz, 4 / 8 GB RAM options, 128 / 256 / 512 GB SSD internal storage and decently large 33.7 Wh battery.
The said device is also packed with a 5 MP selfie camera that should be good enough for video calls, modern connectivity options, a micro USB Type C port, Huawei's fingerprint scanner and GPS.
Aside from that Huawei also introduced the MateStylus which is perfectly built for presentations at it has 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity for better writing experience, clicker function, has a laser pointer and a rechargeable battery that can run up to an month on a single hour charge.
There will also be an option called the MateDock that features extra USB, USB Type C, VGA, Ethernet ports added to your MateBook for different purposes.
Huawei MateBook Specs
Display: 12 inch QHD IPS TFT LCD 2160 x 1440 resolution at 214 ppi
CPU: Clocked up to 3.1 GHz 6th Gen Intel Core M3 / M5 / M7 dual core processor
GPU: Intel Graphics
RAM: 4 GB / 8 GB
ROM: 128 GB / 256 GB / 512 GB SSD
Selfie Camera: 5 MP
Battery: 33.7 Wh
Battery: 33.7 Wh
OS: Windows 10 Home / Professional
Connectivity: WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS
Others: Fingerprint scanner, USB Type C
Dimensions: 6.9 mm thin
Weight: 640 g
Price: USD 699 up to USD 1599
The MateBook also comes in gray and gold colors with an starting price tag of USD 699 or 33.6K Pesos (128 GB SSD variant) up to USD 1,599 or 76K Pesos (Max specs model). The Keyboard, MateDock and MatePen will be sold separately for USD 129 (6.2K Pesos), USD 89 (4.3K Pesos) and USD 59 (2.9K Pesos).
Even with the non-inclusion of the other goodies, so far the MateBook is an ultra portable computing workhorse that I would definitely want to have in my arsenal. Hopefully this will arrive in the Philippines soon.
What do you think guys? Is this good enough to replace your Surface or Macbook?