Huawei launches MateBook range in South Africa

November 27, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Southern Africa, Top Stories

Huawei Launches Notebooks in South Africa

Huawei Launches Notebooks in South Africa.

Huawei has launched a range of notebooks into South Africa. The range consists of the flagship MateBook X and the 2-in-1 MateBook E, which doubles up as a tablet and notebook.

The notebooks were initially launched in May 2017 and have now finally made their way into the South African market. Speaking at the launch, Likun Zhao, GM of Huawei Business Group South Africa, said “This is the first time Huawei is bringing laptops into the country. We are looking to bring about a new revolution to the industry by combining our knowledge and experience in the smartphone market with our notebook technology.”

Giving a deeper insight into the product, Akram Mohammed, Product Marketing Director at Huawei SA, said “All our competitors are chasing market share. We, however, are focused on creating innovative products that could change lives.”

“This is the first time that smartphone features have been brought to PC. We have focused on a fashionable slim design that is targeted at the business user. We have also transferred many smartphone features, such as a fingerprint scanning, into the notebooks.”

It is also the first time that a PC has an integrated Dolby Atmos sound system. Much like Huawei’s collaboration with Leica, on its smartphone devices, the collaboration with Dolby is an industry first.

MateBook E Specs:
OS: Windows (10)
Dimensions: 10.98 x 7.64 x 0.27 inches (278.8 x 194.1 x 6.9 mm)
Features: Fingerprint (touch)
Physical size: 12.0 inches
System chip: Intel Core i5 7Y54
Processor: Dual-core, 1200 MHz, 64-bit, 14 nm
Graphics processor: Intel HD Graphics 615
System memory: 8 GB RAM
Built-in storage: 512 GB
Battery: 4430 mAh

MateBook X Specs:
OS: Windows 10
Physical size: 13.0 inches
Dimensions: 2160×1440 inches IPS non-touchscreen, 200ppi
System Chip: WT-W09: 7th Generation Intel CoreTM i5-7200U processor and WT-W19: 7th Generation Intel CoreTM i7-7500U processor
Graphics processor: Intel HD Graphics 620
System Memory: 4/8GB LPDDR3 RAM
Built in Storage: 256/512GB SSD
Battery: 5449mAh non-removable battery

The MateBook E will go for a recommended retail price of R19, 999, while the Mate Book X with an i5 will sell for a recommended retail price of R23, 999 and the i7 version will go for a recommended retail price of R25, 999. The MateBooks will be available at Matrix Wearhouse, Makro, Computer Mania and Huawei Stores.

By Dean Workman
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