Huawei announces the MateBook, competition for Surface?

Huawei today announced MateBook, their own take on 2-in-1 Windows 10 device. The MateBook is a 12-inch Windows 10 hybrid tablet designed with a keyboard case.

 

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The MateBook is only 6.9mm thick and a surprising 1.4 pounds. The 12-inch screen support resolution of 2160×1440, at 216 ppi, should be high enough. The screen also has 85% of the NTSC color gamut.

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The MateBook with a sturdy looking keyboard cover that doubles as a stand when you actually want to use it as a traditional laptop. They also included active pen with a laser pointer to use for presentations.

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The MateBook is powered by Intel’s Core M processors from the current generation M3 through the M7, with 4GB or 8GB of RAM and storage that ranges from 128GB to 512GB. An 8-layer heat conductive structure should help it run cooler than the competition. Battery life is good enough with 9 hours of typical light office work and up to 29 hours if you’re using it as a music player.

The MateBook’s lowest end M3 model with 4GB fo RAM and a 128GB SSD will cost $699, while the top-end M7 with 8GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD will be $1599.

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