Huawei launces MateBook
Posted Thursday, February 25 2016 at 16:02
Huawei technologies have launched a new device dubbed the Huawei MateBook.
The 2-in-1 device designed to meet the evolving demands of today’s modern business users is a mobile productivity tool that seamlessly integrates mobility, high efficiency, work and entertainment.
Speaking during the launch at the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona, Spain, the CEO Huawei Consumer Business Group Mr Richard Yu said the innovation demonstrates Huawei’s manufacturing expertise.
“With this landmark device, Huawei is demonstrating our industry-leading design and manufacturing expertise by bringing a beautifully crafted flagship product to market that is redefining the new style of business – connected computing across all devices in almost every scenario,” said Mr Yu.
“Huawei has successfully channeled its comprehensive experience and excellence in building premium mobile products into the needs of the modern business environment by introducing a highly efficient device, seamlessly capable of integrating work and entertainment functions,” he added.
The device features a 6th Generation Intel Core m-series processor to handle the most rigorous business demands in a stylish, thin and lightweight fanless design.
“This is an exciting time for Huawei to enter the market with its powerful new MateBook,” said Mr Kirk Skaugen, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Client Computing Group, Intel Corporation.
“By designing with the Intel Core m processor, Huawei is delivering a premium 2-in-1 experience that offers a compelling combination of mobility combined with full PC productivity. We are thrilled to extend our partnership with Huawei in this growing 2-in-1 market,” Mr Kirk added.
Built to operate on Windows 10, the MateBook also delivers the best of the legendary productivity tools and features offered by Microsoft Corp., including its latest browser, Microsoft Edge and the Cortana digital personal assistant.
The Device and Marketing Manager of Huawei Uganda, Mr Johnny Wen said that the device will be available on the market in two months’ time. “The MateBook shall be available on the Ugandan Market in April 2016 in all our dealer shops countrywide.”
Ultra Slim – A Unique Device with an Innovative Design
Combining the mobility of a smartphone with the power and productivity of a laptop, the MateBook is designed with simplicity in mind. With minimal embellishment and a sleek appearance, the device is made of high-quality aluminum unibody that is both elegant and sophisticated. The MateBook features a strong protective body to withstand the rigors of an on-the-go lifestyle, and its slim profile and ultra-low weight of just 640g makes it ideal to take anywhere.
Keyboard Case, Keyboard and Touchpad – Fusion of Fashion and Usability
The MateBook keyboard case is made of environmentally friendly, soft PU leather, the perfect choice to match style with functionality. The durability of the keyboard case also provides an ideal level of protection. The keyboard features a 1.5mm keystroke and a chiclet keycap design, which allows for larger key surfaces to minimize typing errors. The built-in touchpad uses multi-touch technology that supports smooth and precise finger movements, combining comfort and utility.
True-to-Life Colors – Vivid, Immersive Experience
The MateBook’s 12-inch IPS multi-touch screen is further enhanced by an ultra-narrow frame and a screen-to-body ratio of 84 percent. The screen boasts a resolution of 2160x1440 and a 160-degree wide angle for an immersive experience. The color gamut reaches an impressive 85 percent, capable of displaying true-to-life colors.
Long-lasting Battery – Made for Mobility
To ensure the MateBook delivers optimal performance as a mobile device, battery life and power were a top priority throughout the design process. Its 33.7Wh high-density Lithium battery provides enough power for nine hours of work, nine consecutive hours of Internet use and 29 hours of music playback. The device also features Huawei’s exclusive power-saving technology to meet the needs of business users. The MateBook’s battery can attain a full charge in just two-and-a-half hours. When there is not enough time for a full charge, the device can power up to 60 percent battery strength in just one hour.