A few months ago, it has been reported that Huawei was working on a new 2-in-1 tablet to compete directly with the Surface Pro. At the time, rumors point to two devices with somewhat different design features. Now, it would seem that Huawei is working on not two, but three MateBook tablets to be unveiled next June at Computex.
According to known leakster Evan Blass, Huawei is currently working on three different MateBook tablets dubbed as Pascal, Bell, and Watt. Although somewhat unclear, these MateBook tablets will carry model designations as MateBook E, X, and D. Out of the three, two MateBooks look more like a laptop while the E model has a truer tablet form.
Pascal + Bell + Watt = Matebooks E, X, & D (/not/ respectively).
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) April 11, 2017
Last week, another leakster posted that the Huawei Pascal made its way to Geekbench. Roland Quandt was good enough to post the benchmark results for the said tablet. And from what it looks like, the device in question is pretty decent. Garnering a single-core score of 3651 and multi-core score 6788, this tablet sure is a performer.
The Geekbench result also highlighted a few details about the tablet. For one, the processor used is a dual-core Intel i5-7200U running at 2.7GHz with multi-threading enabled. The mid-performance chip is then paired with copious amount of RAM; 8GB. As usual, the system is running Windows 10.
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) April 3, 2017
Perhaps one thing that Huawei can capitalize with the MateBook is the port. Microsoft is already rumored not to include a Thunderbolt 3 on the upcoming Surface Pro 5. By providing the said port, users will be able to maximize the use of the tablet by connecting an external display or an eGPU.
Rumor has it that Huawei intends to unveil the said tablets in the next couple of months. The launch event will coincide with this year’s Computex event in Taiwan. Unfortunately, the leaks did not mention any pricing for each MateBook model. For more updates on the Huawei MateBook, be sure to check us out at TheBitbag.