With news about the Samsung Auto Connect being showcased at Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress in a few days, we’ve all been left tapping our toes in anticipation of the upcoming event. Now Huawei’s MateBook gives us another reason to be in awe of this year’s MWC.
Huawei is a Chinese company that has managed to position itself as a strong brand in the world of telecommunications. It has reached worldwide success with their smartphone devices and now they are making a bold move in the tablet market.
The tech giant has just unveiled its first 2 in 1 tablet called the MateBook at this year’s Mobile World Congress and from the looks of things, it’s going to be a powerful competitor for Apple, Samsung and Lenovo’s similar products.
It is meant to combine a smartphone’s mobility with a laptop’s productivity, while offering a simple and innovative user experience. Even though it has very few embellishments, it features a high-quality aluminium, which makes it look classy and business-like.
Although it appears incredibly slim, the developers assure us that its body is strong enough to withstand any kind of challenges that may arrive with a high-paced lifestyle.
The 12-inch MateBook tablet has a detachable keyboard and it features Microsoft’s Windows 10. It also has a 5MP front camera, it can store up to 512 gigabytes of data and also integrates a fingerprint sensor.
On top of that, it incorporates Microsoft’s latest browser – Microsoft Edge -, as well as the Cortana digital personal assistant.
You can find it in two colors, so if you are looking for champagne white or dark silver, it is completely up to you. The screen-to-body ratio is 84%, which means it is smaller than the average convertible laptop, but with a reasonable display size, nonetheless.
According to Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s Consumer Business Group, this device shows the company’s industry-leading design and vast expertise in terms of manufacturing. Their product is meant to redefine the business segment, by bringing connected computing throughout all devices.
Prices for the MateBook are set to start at $699 and can go up to $799.
Neil Mawston, who is executive director at Strategy Analytics, explains that Huawei has experienced a steady growth in its main consumer segment, so now they have decided to advance their business towards the proconsumer and corporate market.
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