Huawei Matebook: Functionality and Portability with Windows 10
Huawei has taken the Malaysian market by storm this year with the release a slew of compelling devices at some of the most compelling prices. In addition to the camera centric P9 series, the Chinese company has been bringing even more to into the market from home entertainment systems to watches. Just recently, they debuted the Huawei MateBook; a tablet/laptop hybrid which runs on Windows 10. Huawei chose to debut its virgin foray into the tablet/laptop hybrid space at Kuala Lumpur’s most fashionable event of the year, Kuala Lumpur Fashion week.
So what is the Huawei Matebook exactly?
It’s a sleek, thin tablet which runs Microsoft Windows 10 and is focused on productivity. The tablet brings the complete functionality of Windows 10 to a form factor that is sleeker and thinner than Microsoft’s own Surface. If you want more productivity from the device, it comes with a slew of accessories which help you get more out of the tablet. In fact, one of its accessories, the keyboard folder, allows the tablet to transform into a laptop. In addition, you also have the MatePen which brings stylus functionality to the hybrid allowing you to draw, take notes and even doodle. The MateDock brings the ability to connect external displays through VGA or HDMI.
All of this functionality comes in a sleek metal body measuring 278.8mm×194.1mm×6.9mm with a 12-inch QHD IPS TFT LCD screen with 2160 × 1440 pixels resolution. It runs on an Intel Core m processor with either 4GB or 8GB RAM and either 128GB, 256GB or 512GB onboard memory. It has WiFi a/b/g/n/ac connectivity, Bluetooth 4.1 and a USB Type-C port for charging and extension. It runs on a 4430mAh battery.
The MateBook is available in Malaysia now. The prices are as follows:
|Core m3/4GB RAM/128GB storage||RM3,999|
|Core m5/8GB RAM/256GB storage||RM5,399|
|Core m7/8GB RAM/512GB storage||RM6,699|
Its various accessories are priced as follows: