Huawei's MateBook to land in the US in mid-July at a starting price of $699

Huawei's MateBook to land in the US in mid-July at a starting price of $699
The Huawei MateBook US release date has been announced as July 11th, when the 2-in-1 will be available at a starting price of $699.

Back in February at the 2016 edition of the Mobile World Congress, Huawei unveiled the MateBook, a Windows 10-based competitor to Microsoft’s Surface series of 2-in-1 hybrids. As months passed, Huawei stayed mum on availability, but now the China-based telecommunications giant has announced this final detail as well.

As with all large tablets, the main attraction of the Huawei MateBook is the display, in this case a 12-inch IPS panel running at 2,160 by 1,440 pixels. That’s a drop in sharpness compared to the Surface Pro 4’s 2,736 x 1,824 display, but still good for a PPI of 216.

When it comes to the internal hardware, Huawei will offer the MateBook in multiple configurations. The entry-level model comes with an Intel Core M3 chipset, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of internal storage. If you need more power, Core M5- and Core M7-based versions are also available, and you can also choose models with up to 8GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD storage space. Note that the jump in processing power is matched by a bump in pricing; the maxed-out Huawei MateBook costs a respectable $1199.

All of these components are packaged inside a beautiful aluminum body that measures just 6.9mm across the waist and tips the scales at 1.4 pounds. Huawei insists that the MateBook is the lightest 12-inch tablet currently available for purchase, which is a notable feat given the tablet’s internal hardware.

Huawei’s attempt to respond to the Surface series extends to the accessories and their pricing. The MateBook keyboard will set you back $129, the optional stylus (which can recognize 2048 different pressure levels) costs $59, while the dock accessory is priced at $89.

For more details on Huawei's first 2-in-1 hybrid, make sure to check out our Huawei MateBook hands-on piece.

source: Huawei via Engadget

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1. Novage

Posts: 52; Member since: Nov 10, 2015

Is it a PC or Tablet ?

5. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Right in the article it says. For more details on Huawei's first 2-in-1 hybrid, make sure to check out our Huawei MateBook hands-on piece. So its obviously both a laptop/pc and tablet.

15. PhoneFixer unregistered

Both + hyper ultra book

2. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

matebook tells more about failure of high-end android tablets.......when are we getting matepad,matebook mini and matebook pro

21. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Maybe dedicated tablet don't make sense but phone/tablet still does. All Android OEM has some phone/tablet models on sales. I am happy with my Tab S 8.4 inch, it's a joy to use this giant phone. Yes, I take my call with it.


Posts: 418; Member since: Sep 29, 2015

Just my opinion this shows Android tablet are going downhill. Rise of the surface clones, this might happen with Windows Mobile too.

16. PhoneFixer unregistered

win 8.1 or 10 full supposed to be here loong time ago on tablets

4. hwb01

Posts: 355; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Name is suspiciously close to MacBook...

8. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 926; Member since: May 07, 2014

Why not sue them? Apple

17. PhoneFixer unregistered

NO now everybody sues caple

6. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

Keyboard sold separately? Wait for the Asus Transformer 3 Pro.

7. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

What this is, a joke. More imported, cheap junk, that probably will be functional for six months.

9. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 926; Member since: May 07, 2014

And you say that based on what?

18. PhoneFixer unregistered

u are sir an moron..

12. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1185; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

The price is stupid for a Chinese product, the tech support is also gonna be very s**tty for sure, I just hate when Chinese push out products, they always expect people in the West to pay the same as the top brands, that's not gonna happen right at the start, they have to first make the consumer confident in their products. I am ok with huawei phones but windows 2 in 1 ? I am better with XPS 12 or surface pro 3 cheapest model (i3) which is 500-600 USD

20. PhoneFixer unregistered

hey uSA pathetic n naive ppl STOP underestimate chinese products ! They will soon overtake your USA junk.. no compromises ! your naive government ON PURPOSE not allowing china products into USA bcos they simply s**tting pants .. what they only do is sticking your ONLY craple under your nose and brainwashing with it.. So that's why u skeptic to others brands !

22. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1185; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Lol, r u drunk? I am not saying the product is s**t, I am saying their tech support outside China is s**t. Huawei was never into 2 in 1 business before, they should lower the price to attract customer first, then after the confidence of the customers grow, they can charge more for their more mature products. Please mind ur language next time, I lived in China for more than 10 years, I was even born there (technically I was born in HK) so yeah, I do know a lot more about it then you do.

25. Ghost04

Posts: 522; Member since: May 03, 2014

Your name suggests you are not Chinese . So, why you born there . Stop lying.

27. PhoneFixer unregistered

Exactly he is DEFO not chinese.. otherwise he wouldn't respond..

28. PhoneFixer unregistered

yeah ok kiddo you know more .. good for you yes u better.. heh idiot...

13. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Hybrid Wars, Rise of the Surface Clones.

14. jack123

Posts: 278; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

First time is always coming with problems. It took MS to make things better after SF3.

23. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1185; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Matebook sounds so gay, LMAO

26. Firenze91

Posts: 206; Member since: Nov 19, 2014

kind of ugly....i prefer samsung' better

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