Tuesday 27 September 2016

MWC 2016 - Huawei announces Surface Pro rival

Emma Clark

Published 22/02/2016 | 12:25

MWC 2016
MWC 2016

Huawei announced a 2-in-1 device Windows 10 device, the MateBook, at Mobile World Congress, which could give the Surface Pro a run for its money.

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Huawei has announced its first 2-in-1 Windows 10 device, the MateBook. This is a 12-inch tablet that may go toe-to-toe with Microsoft’s own Surface Pro slate.

Huawei said that the MateBook is designed with the modern business user in mind; it acts as a “mobile productivity tool that seamlessly integrates mobility, high efficiency, work and entertainment.”

Those purchasing the MateBook will have a choice between an Intel Core M3, M5, or M7 processor, along with either 4GB or 8GB RAM. Huawei says that the battery will last for around 9 hours of work, which should get you through a typical day. If you’re working late, a quick one hour charge will get you around 60% battery, so you can stay on top of things as you’re moving about.

As productivity is the name of the game, the Huawei MateBook includes a digital pen; it features 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity, making it ideal for handwriting or drawing, and offers two multi-function buttons that can either be used as mouse buttons or to quick-launch apps.

Huawei’s product range of late has been turning heads with its design and the MateBook should bolster its reputation with its high-quality aluminium unibody build and sleek profile.

The Huawei MateBook will be released across Asia, Europe, and North America in the coming months, starting at €799.

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