The Huawei MateBook, the 2-in-1 laptop-cum-tablet from a Chinese manufacturer that was launched way back in February at the Mobile World Congress, is finally coming to the United States on July 11 starting at $699.
The Windows 10 hybrid device is now available for pre-order through Microsoft Stores and microsoftstore.com. Additionally, the MateBook will be available from Amazon.com and Newegg.com starting mid-July.
The 12-inch ultra-thin super stylish tablet/laptop weighs a mere 1.4 pounds and is 6.9 millimeters thin. Huawei claims it’s the lightest 12-inch tablet on the market. The Huawei Matebook?s aluminum unibody design gives it a premium look and is available in two sharp colors: gray and gold.
Huawei MateBook?s immersive 12-inch touchscreen display clocks in at 2160 x 1440 pixel resolution offering up to 160-degree viewing angles. The tablet features sixth-gen Intel Core M processors and runs the Signature Edition of Windows 10, promising a version of Microsoft?s operating system devoid of the usual junkware.
The MateBook also features an ultra-fast fingerprint sensor, taking only one touch to unlock the screen through Windows Hello. In addition, it features a 5 mega-pixel front camera for video calling purposes. The device comes with a powerful 4430mAh high-density lithium-ion battery which is quickly charged via USB Type-C to provide enough power for up to nine hours of work.
You’ll be able to configure it with core M3, M5 and M7 processors, 4GB or 8GB of RAM, and storage options ranging from 128GB to 512GB SSDs. The lightest option with core M3 processor, 4GB RAM and 128GB storage starts at $699 while the Intel Core M5 processor with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage will cost as high as $1,199.
Included in the box along with a Huawei MateBook is a charger, USB Type-C data cable, USB Type-C to Micro-USB cable, Micro-USB to USB-A adapter and the usual safety and warranty documents.
However, much like Microsoft?s Surface line of products and Apple?s iPads, you will be required to pay extra for the add-on keyboard. The company charges $129 for the Huawei MateBook keyboard while the stylus will cost $59 and the MateDock, which includes two USB 3.0 ports, Ethernet, HDMI and VGA, will run at $89.
Here?s all the Huawei MateBook pricing details:
- Intel Core m3, with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage – $699 in U.S.; $909 CAD
- Intel Core m5, with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage – $849 in U.S.; $1,099 CAD
- Intel Core m5, with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage – $999 in U.S; $1,299 CAD
- Intel Core m5, with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage – $1,199 in U.S; $1,599 CAD
- Intel Core m7, with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage – $1,399 in U.S.; $1,819 CAD
- Intel Core m7, with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage – $1,599 in U.S.; $2,079 CAD
In addition, Huawei will sell three official accessories for the Matebook:
- Huawei MateBook Portfolio Keyboard features best-in-class key travel and is backlit for easier use in the dark – $129 in U.S.; $169 CAD
- Huawei MatePen has a built-in laser pointer and can detect 2048 different levels of writing pressure, great for Windows Ink. – $59 in U.S.; $79 CAD
- Huawei MateDock expands the MateBook’s capabilities with two USB 3.0 ports, an Ethernet, an HDMI, and a VGA port. – $89 in U.S.; $109 CAD