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

Huawei MateBook

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.


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.


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.

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