Huawei releases Linux variants of the MateBook 13, MateBook 14, and MateBook X Pro
Huawei has offered its Chinese consumers more choice with the recent addition of three Linux-based laptops in the form of the MateBook 13, MateBook 14, and MateBook X Pro. The trio of devices features Deepin, which was developed by the Wuhan Deepin Technology Co. Ltd. By moving away from Windows, Huawei is able to reduce the cost of the MateBook laptops by a small amount and utilize an OS that has been created by a Chinese software company. The configurations of the new Linux-operating laptops can be seen in the table below:
|MateBook 13||i5-8265U||Nvidia GeForce MX250||8 GB||512 GB SSD||13-in IPS 2160x1440|
|MateBook 14||i5-8265U||Nvidia GeForce MX250||8 GB||512 GB SSD||14-in IPS 2160x1440|
|MateBook X Pro||i5-8265U||Nvidia GeForce MX250||8 GB||512 GB SSD||13.9-in LTPS 3000x2000|
The prices for the three Huawei Linux laptops are advertised as 5,399 yuan (~US$763) for the MateBook 13, 5,699 yuan (~US$805) for the practically identical but slightly larger MateBook 14, and 8,699 yuan (US$1,229) for the high-end MateBook X Pro. The three devices are scheduled for availability in September, but it’s not known if Huawei plans on releasing laptops operating on Deepin OS outside of China.
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