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Huawei launches MateBook at MWC 2016

Huawei launches MateBook at MWC 2016
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Huawei launched a new productivity tool at the Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. Poised as a mobile productivity tool for modern business users, the 2-in-1 Huawei MateBook offers seamless integration of mobility, high efficiency, work, and entertainment in a single device.

Made of high-quality aluminum unibody, this 2-in-1 device features minimal embellishment and a sleek appearance. And despite the slim profile, fanless design, and a weight of just 640g, the MateBook promises to handle even the most rigorous business demands with its 6th-generation Intel Core M-series processor, 8GB of RAM, and an SSD  capacity of up to 512GB. Running on Windows 10, this Huawei product lets you enjoy Microsoft productivity tools, as well as features such as Microsoft Edge and Cortana.

The 12-inch IPS multi-touch screen boasts of 2160 x 1440 resolution, 160-degree wide viewing angle, and an 85 percent color gamut. The MateBook also provides security and quick access with its one-touch fingerprint unlock.

The MateBook keyboard case is made of environment-friendly soft PU leather. The keyboard has a 1.5mm keystroke and a chiclet keycap design. Meanwhile, the built-in touchpad uses multi-touch technology for smoother and more precise finger movements.

Accompanying the MateBook is the MatePen stylus, which offers 2,048 levels of sensitivity. MatePen supports graphics and mathematic functions, and can be used as a laser pointer in presentations.

Here are the full specifications of the new Huawei MateBook:

  • Models: HZ-W09, HZ-W19, and HZ-W29
  • Windows 10 Home/Pro
  • up to 3.1GHz dual-core, 6th-generation Intel Core m processor
  • 128/256/512GB SSD, 4/8GB LPDDR3 RAM
  • 12-inch 2160 x 1440 IPS TFT LC display
  • 5MP fixed focus camera
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac MIMO, Bluetooth 4.1, headset jack, USB 3.0 Type-C
  • Ambient light sensor, fingerprint, accelerometer, gyroscope, Hall effect sensor
  • Dual digital MIC, dual speakers
  • 4430mAh battery
  • Dimensions: 278.8 x 194.1 x 6.9mm, 640g
  • Accessories: charger, USB Type-C data cable, USB Type C to microUSB cable, microUSB to USB-A adaptor

Starting at $699, the Huawei MateBook will be available in Asia, Europe, and North America in the coming months. You can choose between the grey and gold color variants of the MateBook, while the keyboard case comes in black, brown, orange, and beige. Get the keyboard case, MatePen, and MateDock for an additional $129, $59, and $89, respectively.

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