Review Huawei MateBook – first look

Review Huawei MateBook – first look

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Review Huawei MateBook - first look
Review Huawei MateBook - first look

You know, I can not help wondering how the Chinese manage to borrow a number of ideas have already been implemented competitors, thus adding to them something of their own and improve. For example, today’s tablet at the same time reminiscent of the new MacBook, iPad Pro and Surface 4, while in Huawei tried to consider the competition lacks.

Usually at MWC Huawei expect from new smartphones, but this time the company has surprised all and released a tablet, not on Android, but on Windows 10! Huawei MateBook has a small thickness (6.9 mm), aluminum housing, 4430 mAh battery and runs on Intel Core M. control

The body Huawei MateBook is made of aluminum and the side you can see the power button, which is built in fingerprint scanner. The Huawei noted that at this point in Windows authentication is very long, so they have tried to simplify this point.

Seriously work on the charger and made it light and compact compared to traditional laptops recharges. Charged by the way, MateBook from the port USB Type-C.

Screen size Huawei MateBook – 12 inches, resolution – 2160h1440 points, the type of matrix – IPS. I do not quite understand, why make such a non-standard resolution. Yes, of course, the height of the screen is important, but it suffers from watching videos. By the way, the device is quite thin frame.

Review Huawei MateBook - first look
Review Huawei MateBook – first look

As a separate accessory announced Mate Pen, stylus, recognizing up to 2048 degrees clicking. In addition, the same stylus can act as a laser pointer and remote for presentation.

Since the Huawei MateBook has only one Type-C port, the Huawei have come up with a separate accessory adapter to HDMI, VGA, USB, looks like the last, as the external battery from Xiaomi.

Review Huawei MateBook - first look

Weight news is only 640 grams, of course, Huawei’s could not compare this option with the iPad Pro.

Case-humidity resistant keyboard, the keys to use any special technology designed to improve the course of clicks. I now have on the MacBook 12 hands, and I can safely say that Huawei MateBook keystroke better. But only two levels of inclination upset, laptops, this option is more flexible.

Responsible for the performance Intel Core M chip, depending on the version used by their different versions.

Conclusion Huawei MateBook

The cost of Huawei MateBook is highly dependent on the specific version, so the minimum version to Core M3 with 4 GB RAM and 128 GB of internal memory will sell for 800 euros, and the maximum on the Core M7 with 8 GB of RAM and 512MB of internal – more than 1600 euros. You know, when Huawei just started MateBook presentation, I thought that he looked like a new thin MacBook from Apple, then after the announcement of the stylus my comparison was transferred to iPad Pro, and finally, when it came to the keyboard-dock, I remembered the Surface from Microsoft.

Review Huawei MateBook - first look
Review Huawei MateBook – first look

Personally, I would have thought the device far more interesting, if it were in the traditional notebook format as for keyboard cover it is not always convenient to keep on your lap. On the other hand, for people of creative professions thinnest and lightest tablet on Windows with the stylus will be much more interesting proposition. By the way, the keyboard to buy separately for 130 euros, a stylus – even for 59 euros, and the docking adapter – for 89 euros.

Huawei MateBook was released, though cool, but very expensive, however, the desire to Huawei «play» in the higher price segment is quite justified, because there the profit is higher and recognition. I liked the mix of borrowing, they came out at the same time to each of them and the company has added something of their own.

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