MWC Edition: Huawei launches MateBook – 2-in-1 Hybrid

At the Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona, the Chinese multinational telecom equipment manufacturer Huawei announced their entry into the hybrid laptop space. The company announced the MateBook , which is a super thin hybrid running of Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 operating system.

Huawei has packed in a lot of punch, promising a 9 hour-long battery life for the device for work and a humongous 29 hours of music playback. The device sports a 12-inch display with a resolution of 2160 x 1440. The display is as thin as 6.9mm. The 2-in-1 device has a metallic built structure, giving it a very premium experience.

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The bezel is also minimal with an 84% screen to body ratio. The device weighs 630 grams and yet it is expected to offer great performance. Running on the 6th-Gen Core M processors from Intel, the device comes with 4 Gigs or 8 Gigs of Physical memory coupled with 128, 256 or 512 Gb of SSD.

The tablet is splash-proof and has an 4430 mAh battery. In order to use it as a laptop, you need to shed an additional of $129 for the attachable keyboard accessory. The pricing starts from $699 for the starting model to $1699 for the high configuration model.

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The company also offers a MatePen, a stylus with hardware buttons and a laser pointer. The pen supports for 256-levels of pressure enabling drawing or to jot notes on the tablet. The MateDock is an additional unit that adds support for USB-A, USB-C, Ethernet, Micro-USB and also Battery packs. The device comes in two variants, gold and grey.