Huawei’s MateBook With Its MatePen, Is an iPad Pro,and Surface Pro Challenger

Huawei MateBook is a new productivity tablet with its own Stylus (called MatePen) and a keyboard cover that aims to take on the Apple iPad Pro and Surface Pro 4 from Microsoft. Huawei has showcased the MateBook at the MWC 2016 conference in Barcelona.

The MateBook is ultra sleek (6.9 mm thin) and weighs around 640 g. The design might remind some of the Apple iPad Pro. It has a 12-inch IPS TFT LCD screen with 2160 x 1440 pixels resolution. It also comes with a MatePen, which looks like a combination of the Apple Pencil and the Surface Pro’s Pen.

Huawei MateBook runs the 6th-gen Intel Core M dual-core processor (clocked up to 3.1GHz) with 4GB and 8GB LPDDR3 RAM versions. It will come in three SSD space options:  128GB/256GB/512GB. It will run Windows 10 Home and there’s a Windows 10 Pro option too.

The MateBook has Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac MIMO, Bluetooth 4.1 for connectivity and sensors in the device are Ambient light sensor, fingerprint, accelerometer, gyroscope, Hall sensor.

It has a five megapixel fixed focus front camera, dual-digital Mic and dual front speakers. It has a  USB 3.1 type C jack, and a keyboard smart cover connector.

The battery is 33.7W([email protected]) and Huawei will be giving a USB-C to micro-USB cable in the box as well.

Huawei says the MatePen features a sensor that detects over 2048 levels of sensitivity, and has rechargeable lithium battery, which offers up to 100 hours of use with a single charge.


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