Huawei unveils the MateBook at MWC 2016

Huawei Matebook
Huawei Matebook.
Huawei Matebook
Huawei Matebook.

At Mobile World Congress 2016 (MWC) Huawei had revealed its latest device, the Huawei MateBook. According to Huawei, the MateBook is a 2-in-1 device designed to meet the evolving demands of today’s modern business users.

As revealed by Huawei, the MateBook runs on Windows 10 and is powered by a 6th Generation Intel Core m-series processor. Assisting the processor is 8GB of LPDDR3 RAM (RAM may vary depending on model), and a solid-state hard drive with a capacity of 512GB. To add to the specs, Huawei also revealed that its latest device will feature a fanless design – which will ensure zero noise when the MateBook is in use.

At MWC 2016, Huawei unveiled the following features for its latest latest device: 

Keyboard Case, Keyboard and Touchpad – Fusion of Fashion and Usability
The MateBook keyboard case is made of environmentally friendly, soft PU leather, the perfect choice to match style with functionality. The durability of the keyboard case also provides an ideal level of protection. The keyboard features a 1.5mm keystroke and a chiclet keycap design, which allows for larger key surfaces to minimize typing errors. The built-in touchpad uses multi-touch technology that supports smooth and precise finger movements, combining comfort and utility.

True-to-Life Colors – Vivid, Immersive Experience
The MateBook’s 12-inch IPS multi-touch screen is further enhanced by an ultra-narrow frame and a screen-to-body ratio of 84 percent. The screen boasts a resolution of 2160×1440 and a 160-degree wide angle for an immersive experience. The color gamut reaches an impressive 85 percent, capable of displaying true-to-life colors.

Long-lasting Battery – Made for Mobility
To ensure the MateBook delivers optimal performance as a mobile device, battery life and power were a top priority throughout the design process. Its 33.7Wh high-density Lithium battery provides enough power for nine hours of work, nine consecutive hours of Internet use and 29 hours of music playback. The device also features Huawei’s exclusive power-saving technology to meet the needs of business users. The MateBook’s battery can attain a full charge in just two-and-a-half hours. When there is not enough time for a full charge, the device can power up to 60 percent battery strength in just one hour.

High-efficiency and Agility – Built for Productivity
The MateBook runs on Windows 10 and is powered by a 6th Generation Intel Core m-series processor, putting high-speed processing power and the most essential business productivity tools, including Microsoft Office, at users’ fingertips. The device offers up to 8GB of LPDDR3 memory and a solid-state hard drive with capacity up to 512GB. Utilizing a unique stacked hardware process, Huawei is able to deliver a fanless design, ensuring zero noise when the MateBook is in use.

MatePen – More than a Stylus
When only a hand-written note will do, the accompanying MatePen stylus offers 2,048 levels of sensitivity, perfectly capturing users’ subtle and diverse pen-tip actions with zero delay. For advanced business functions, MatePen supports graphics and mathematic functions, and can be used as a laser pointer for delivering presentations.

One-touch Unlock 
The MateBook provides security while maintaining quick access through the fingerprint recognition feature that supports 360-degree sensitive identification for fewer authentication failures. It takes only one touch to unlock the MateBook’s screen – the fastest fingerprint recognition in the industry.

Additionally, the MateBook features a Wi-Fi mobile hotspot for users to stay connected when a traditional Internet connection is not available. Other features that ensure an efficient mobile experience include a seamless data transfer capability that allows drag-and-drop document transfer to and from Android smartphones.

According to the company the MateBook will be available in Asia, Europe and North America in the coming months and is expected to retail at USD $699/$799.

Darryl Linington
Follow @DarrylLinington on Twitter