Huawei upped their game with their new hybrid tablet, Mate Book, challenging Apple and Microsoft
The Chinese OEM proved that it should be feared by the competition. Huawei unveiled a really interesting hybrid device that runs on Windows 10 Pro. It’s a tablet-PC built to precision and elegance. It can be a direct competitor to the iPad Pro and Microsoft’s Surface tablet and might have an edge on them in some aspects.
The tablet itself is thin (barely 6.9 mm thick) and light (640 g). That’s rather impressive when considering the fact that the tablet is made from aluminum and houses a 12-inch screen. There’s also a case made of faux leather combined with really good keyboard. The keys stretch across the case to make most of the space with 0.5 mm travel providing excellent feedback. The touchpad is also pretty precise and it kind of feels like glass. Our best guess is that it’s made of glass.
Oh, and the screen is packing a 2160 x 1440 pixels resolution and at first sight, the colors seem punchy with deep blacks and good whites. You can take advantage of the screen with some creative work if you buy yourself the newly announced stylus, which offers various functionalities and you have to charge it from time to time. The tablet, of course, can be detached from the keyboard and it holds with a magnetic clip.
Intel is running the show with a choice of up to Core m7 processors, up to 8GB of RAM and storage options are 128GB, 256GB and 512GB. Also, the 37Wh battery should be able to get you through the day, which makes it a really reasonable business companion with lots of power, portability and flexibility.
The tablet is expected to sell for around $699 for the entry-level Core m3 and 4GB RAM configuration and can go up to $1 599 for the full powerhouse version. It will be available “in the coming months”.