MWC 2016 | Huawei launches MateBook convertible
Huawei’s MateBook convertible tablet has been in the rumor mill for quite a while now but up to now, there haven’t been too much specific information regarding its specs. Today, at MWC 2016 in Barcelona, the Chinese giant took the wraps off its new 2-in-1 device.
The MateBook is a 12-inch tablet with 2160 x 1440 pixels resolution IPS display. Running Windows 10, the device is powered by Intel’s 6th generation processors (Core m3, Core m5 or Core m7) and features 4 GB or 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB, 256 GB or 512 GB of SSD storage space.
At just 7 mm thick, the tablet weighs 640 grams. It also features a 4,430 mAh battery that, according to the manufacturer, will allow for up to 9 hours of continuous operation or up to 29 hours of music playback. The battery can fully charge in just 2.5 hours (or to 60% in one hour).
The Huawei MateBook will be available with a range of accessories, including a $129/€149 foldable, backlit, spill-resistant keyboard cover (very similar to the one in Microsoft Surface), a $59/€69 MatePen stylus with 2048 pressure levels, as well as a $89/€99 MateDock docking station sporting USB-A, USB-C, micro USB, Ethernet and a battery pack.
The device will be available in Asia, Europe and Northe Americs in “the coming months” in silver and gold color options. Pricing starts at $699/€799 for a 128 GB variant with 4 GB of RAM and a Core m3 CPU. On the top end of the price list, at $1,599/€1,799 sits the 512 GB / 8 GB variant with Core m7 processor.