Every Chinese person has heard of Huawei: it’s one of the most popular technology brands in Asia, and its products are starting to be known globally. Even Google collaborated with Huawei to produce one of its Nexus devices, and the device was a masterpiece. Next up is the company’s MateBook 2-in-1 laptop running Windows 10. If you live in the US, you’ll find it in stores starting July 11. If you can’t wait until then, you can pre-order it from Microsoft’s website. When it’s officially released in the US, the tablet will also be available on Newegg and Amazon.
The MateBook 2-in-1 hybrid tablet is reminiscent of the iPad Pro but runs Windows 10 and will be used for both personal and business purposes. Its body is made of aluminum, it weighs 635 grams and has a thickness of 6.9mm. Like the Surface Pro 4, the MateBook offers a stylus pen accessory with Windows Ink support, as well as 2,048 levels of pressure. Users can buy the optional stylus for $59, but if they want to turn the tablet into a mini laptop, they’ll need to invest $89 on the docking station and $129 on the keyboard case.
The screen measures 12-inches and supports a resolution of 2,160 by 1,440 pixels, a little lower compared to the iPad Pro’s 2,732 x 2,048 pixels or the Surface Pro 4’s 2,736 x 1,824 pixels. Other features include a USB Type-C port, stereo speakers, a Hello-capable fingerprint reader and a battery that should last over nine hours.
Here are the prices of the MateBook that you’ll find on Microsoft’s website, depending on configuration:
– Core m3 processor backed by 4GB of RAM and with 128GB SSD – $699;
– Core m5 processor backed by 4GB of RAM and with 128GB SSD – $849;
– Core m5 processor backed by 8GB of RAM and with 256GB SSD – $999;
– Core m5 processor backed by 8GB of RAM and with 512GB SSD – $1,199.
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