Huawei MateBook hands-on for the US launch
Yesterday we shared with you the details of the MateBook's US debut, as pre-orders open ahead of July 11 availability. And while you might know all the technicals of the hardware's release, what's it like to actually go hands-on with the MateBook? We stopped by Huawei's US launch event to find out.
By contrast, the MatePen active stylus almost feels too light. It's feature-packed, with two buttons, 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity, and a red laser pointer on its rear end, and while it's slightly thicker than a typical pen, it doesn't weigh appreciably more.
We also took a look at the MateDock, which plugs into the MateBook's sole USB Type-C port to offer users extra USB ports, display-out, and an Ethernet jack. Huawei provides a handsome leather-looking case for the dock (which also includes storage for a small USB cable and adapter), but between the tablet itself, the keyboard portfolio, the stylus, and now this dock, you're looking at a fair amount of hardware to carry around for the full MateBook experience.
Our brief interaction with the MateBook's software revealed a crisp Windows 10 implementation free from extraneous software – a welcome consequence of the Signature Edition Microsoft's offering.
We'll be spending a lot more time with the MateBook in the days to come; for now, enjoy these hands-on pictures and our video first-look at the tablet's path to its US release.