Huawei Launches MateBook at MWC-2016


At Mobile World Congress 2016, Huawei launched the HUAWEI MateBook, a 2-in-1 device designed to meet the evolving demands of today’s modern business users. Building on Huawei’s success in delivering beautiful and powerful high-end mobile consumer devices, the MateBook defines itself as a mobile productivity tool that seamlessly integrates mobility, high efficiency, work and entertainment.

“With this landmark device, Huawei is demonstrating our industry-leading design and manufacturing expertise by bringing a beautifully crafted flagship product to market that is redefining the new style of business – connected computing across all devices in almost every scenario,” said Richard Yu, CEO, Huawei Consumer Business Group.

With the MateBook, Huawei is continuing its strategy of collaborating with the most innovative market leaders. The device features a 6th Generation Intel Core m-series processor to handle the most rigorous business demands in a stylish, thin and lightweight design.

Built to operate on Windows 10, the MateBook also delivers the best of productivity tools and features offered by Microsoft, including its latest browser, Microsoft Edge and the Cortana digital personal assistant.

Merging the mobility of a smartphone with the power and productivity of a laptop, the MateBook is designed with simplicity in mind. It has a strong protective body to withstand the rigors of an on-the-go lifestyle, and its slim profile and ultra-low weight of just 640g makes it ideal to take anywhere.

The keyboard features a 1.5mm keystroke and a chiclet keycap design, which allows for larger key surfaces to reduce typing errors. The built-in touchpad uses multi-touch technology that supports smooth and precise finger movements, combining comfort and utility.

The MateBook’s 12-inch IPS multi-touch screen is further enhanced by a narrow frame and a screen-to-body ratio of 84 percent. The screen has a resolution of 2160×1440 and a 160-degree wide angle for an immersive experience.

The MateBook has a 33.7Wh high-density Lithium battery, providing enough power for nine hours of work, nine consecutive hours of Internet use and 29 hours of music playback. 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.

The accompanying MatePen stylus offers 2,048 levels of sensitivity, perfectly capturing users’ subtle and diverse pen-tip actions with zero delay.

Additionally, the MateBook features a Wi-Fi mobile hotspot for users to stay connected when a traditional Internet connection is not available.

The MateBook will hit the shelves in Asia, Europe and North America in the coming months and will be available in grey and gold. Its price has been set USD 699 or BDT 54,900.