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Huawei plans to sell 400,000 MateBook convertibles this year

Huawei MateBook convertible Windows 10 tablet
Huawei MateBook
Although various analysts placed their initial expectations above the 1 million units mark, Huawei expects to ship only about 400,000 MateBook units this year.

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Huawei unveiled its MateBook convertible Windows tablet less than a month ago, and it looks like their expectations are not as high as market analysts anticipated. This new slate features a slim design and high-end specs, also being priced accordingly. Unfortunately, its specs and pricing push the Huawei MateBook in the business/enterprise segment of the market.

According to DigiTimes, the MateBook "is expected to achieve annual shipments of 400,000 units, a lot lower than market watchers' expectations of 1-2 million units." Sources from the supply chain also reveal that Huawei needs to become familiar with the notebook channel and business model to increase shipments.

Huawei MateBook is priced between $699 USD and $1,599 USD, sporting a 12-inch display with 2,160X1,440 pixels, up to 8 GB RAM, and an Intel Core M processor to match them. This 2-in-1 Windows 10 convertible tablet also weighs less than 1.4 pounds, making it an interesting choice for those looking to get such a device that is lighter than the Microsoft Surface Pro 4.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-03- 7 (Update: 2016-03- 7)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.