Windows 10-based Huawei MateBook now comes with a free Portfolio Keyboard ($129 value)

Windows 10-based Huawei MateBook now comes with a free Portfolio Keyboard ($129 value)
Released in July as Huawei's very first Windows 10 convertible tablet, the Huawei MateBook is a 12-inch slate with a solid build quality and decent features (including a fast and reliable fingerprint scanner).

Initially, the starting price of the MateBook didn't include accessories like a stylus pen or a keyboard, for which you had to pay extra. Fortunately, right now, Huawei is offering a free Portfolio Keyboard (normally priced at $129) to all customers who are purchasing the MateBook from Microsoft.com (see the source link below), or in select Microsoft Stores across the US.

The Huawei MateBook is available in 4 configurations, and can cost from $699 (Intel Core m3 / 4 GB RAM / 128 GB SSD) to $1,199 (Intel Core m5 / 8 GB RAM / 512 GB SSD). While supplies last, all variants come with a free Portfolio Keyboard in either black, or brown. Additionally, for a limited time, buyers are getting a free 3-month Hulu subscription. If you want a stylus pen, though, you have to pay $59.

All in all, the MateBook is a nice Windows 10 tablet. While it can't really stand next to a Microsoft Surface Pro 4, it has the advantage of being cheaper. You can find out more about the slate by reading our Huawei MateBook review.

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source: Microsoft

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  • Display 12.0" 2160 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera / 5 MP front
  • Processor Intel Core M, Dual-core, 3100 MHz
  • Storage 512 GB
  • Battery 4430 mAh

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8 Comments

1. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

windows trumping android and ios in tablet sector

7. Nopers unregistered

Full windows doesn't fit on tablet form factors. Battery life being one of the most important things is just horrible compared to iOS and Android tablets. The UI pretty much requires a trackpad and keyboard. Windows tablets aren't great at being a tablet or a laptop.

2. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

It opens phonearena's website !? that intel core m3 is really powerful !

3. torr310

Posts: 1690; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

The price could be $150 cheaper running on Android with the similar hardware.

4. androidwindows

Posts: 216; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

But then again Android is a lot less powerful than Windows 10.

8. iushnt

Posts: 3138; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Not at all..android could be turned to a full fledged desktop os as it is linux...

5. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I rather a Surface. At least for the price, the pen is included. M3/M5? I got an SP4 i5 with 4GB and the keyboard which was extra for slightly less than the retail price they re asking for this. I rather get the real thing, not some Asian knockoff.

6. buccob

Posts: 2978; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I don't see how this Tablet is better than the Asus Transformer 3.... (not even mentioning the Pro version)... This is very expensive... even with the Keyboard for free

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