The 2-in-1 tablet/notebook combination is catching up very well across the globe. Thanks to Microsoft?s Surface Pro 3 and 4 series, we now have Apple, Samsung and Huawei queuing up to release devices in the category. The latest addition to this lineup is the powerful ?Huawei MateBook.?
In this post, we have compared the configurations, outlook and price of the MateBook with the well-received 12.9-inch Apple iPad Pro.
Huawei MateBook vs. iPad Pro: Price, Accessory
The pre-order window for Huawei MateBook is active now in the Microsoft Store with a starting price of?$699. The 12.9-inch Apple iPad Pro, on the other hand, can be purchased for?$799. It is worth noting that Apple also sells 9.7-inch iPad Pro models.
When it comes to accessories, Huawei device?s stylus and keyboard can be availed for $59 and $129, respectively. Apple offers the iPad Pro stylus at a price of $99, while the keyboard can be purchased for $169.
Huawei MateBook vs. iPad Pro: Display, Design
The Apple iPad Pro features a big 12.9-inch Retina display, aided by 2,732 ? 2,048 pixels resolution. The Huawei MateBook, on the other hand, flaunts a relatively smaller 12-inch IPS LCD display, complemented by 2,160 x 1,440 pixels resolution.
Speaking of exterior design and size, the MateBook and iPad Pro apparently look similar all the way. But then, technically, the MateBook is lighter than the Apple device by a small margin.
Both devices come with optional detachable keyboard and a stylus pen. According to?Digital Trends, MateBook trumps the iPad fair and square as it features a touchpad, while the iPad Pro doesn?t. Having a touchpad or trackpad guarantees ease of use and smooth navigation.
Huawei MateBook vs. iPad Pro: Hardware, Software, Memory
Under the hood, the Huawei MateBook comes powered by a dual-core (Intel Core M) processor, running at 3.1GHz. This configuration is backed by a choice of either 4GB or 8GB of RAM. To top it off, this device comes equipped with 128GB, 256GB and 512GB of built-in storage capacity.
About iPad Pro, Apple?s A9X chipset powers the device and the internal configurations are backed by 4GB of RAM. Apple has housed this 2-in-1 tablet with 32GB and 128GB of native storage capacity.
Huawei MateBook vs. iPad Pro: Connectivity, Camera, Battery
The MateBook supports standard connectivity options like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1 and USB 3.1, along with the now-famous USB Type C, headset and smart connector for keyboard. Meanwhile, the iPad Pro supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, 4G LTE, headset and lightning connector.
Speaking of battery capacity, both Huawei and Apple notebooks are reportedly capable of giving up to 10 hours of battery life. Furthermore, the Huawei MateBook sports a 5-megapixel camera sensor at the front, while the Apple device carries an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, in addition to a 1.2-megapixel front-facing snapper for selfies. ?