Huawei’s new Windows 10 MateBook 2-in-1 tablets to compete with the Surface Pro 5

Costea Lestoc By: Costea Lestoc
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The much anticipated Surface Pro 5 is slated to hit stores in the first half of 2017 running Windows 10 Redstone and powered by the new Intel Kaby Lake processor. For now, users are testing its Preview builds. As a result of the impending release, there will be harsh competition between Redmond and its rivals, each of whom will try its best to create great alternatives with similar specs and a more affordable price.

With its plan to release two high-end MateBook tablets running Windows 10, it’s obvious Huawei is up to the challenge.

Huawei’s first MateBook device was released in the US in July and was available in several hardware configurations:

• Core M3 processor with 4GB of RAM and 128GB SSD: $700
• Core M5 processor with 4GB of RAM and 128GB SSD: $850
• Core M5 processor with 8GB of RAM and 512GB SSD: $1,200

However, customers had to pay $130 for the keyboard, $60 for the stylus and $90 for the dock if they wanted the whole kit.

The upcoming MateBook tablet will most likely feature Intel’s latest processors (Kaby Lake) and will come in two screen sizes: 13.3-inch and 15.6-inch. Reports claim the MateBook devices will be “mainly targeting the Chinese market” and will arrive in the first quarter of 2017. For now, we don’t know how much they will cost and what other features they will have, but we’re pretty sure that in the coming months we will find out more information about the MateBook flagships.

As for the Surface Pro 5, it’s expected to launch with a 4K display, but customers with less money will be able to buy the 2K variant. The tablet will feature the new standard USB Type-C port and will support up to 16GB of RAM. Microsoft will improve the Surface Keyboard and Surface Pen, with the latter rumored to feature a rechargeable battery.

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