Huawei Matebook: A Surface Competitor


The advancements of technology have brought us smaller, thinner portable devices, such as smartphones, smart watches, and tablets; however, the smartphone isn’t an ideal device for editing content and the traditional laptop still remains a bit unwieldy at times. Thus, many manufacturers have opted for 2-in-1 systems that cross the lines between laptops and tablets, such as Huawei and its Matebook. The Matebook is a stylish, lightweight, and portable tablet designed for the modern peripatetic professional. When combined with its separately sold keyboard (available in black or brown), the Matebook transforms into a convenient and efficient laptop. With it, you’ll have the flexibility of a convertible device that you can swap around at any time to accommodate your current assignment.

Its large 12" display offers 2160 x 1440 resolution that’s capable of handling Full HD videos and movies. Furthermore, it’s built with an In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel, which provides you with wide 160-degree viewing angles and up to an 85% color gamut for true-to-life colors. At the heart of the Matebook is an Intel® Core™ m processor and DDR3 RAM so you can multitask and quickly access frequently used files and programs. For storage, it’s equipped with a solid-state drive that enables it to boot and load files even faster. What’s unique about the Matebook though, is that it only has a single USB 3.0 Type-C port for connectivity. Obviously, that’s not enough if you’re using it as a laptop, so Huawei has created the Matedock (also available in black or brown) to accompany the Matebook.

When used as a tablet, the Matebook can run a wide variety of apps, since it has an accelerometer, light sensor, and fingerprint reader. It not only fits the role as a fun gaming device, but also delivers the functionality and capabilities needed for work. Even though the display supports multi-touch gestures and commands, taking notes and filling out forms is much easier when using the MatePen. Stay productive or take a break whenever you want without recharging, because the Matebook has a 33.7Wh lithium-ion battery that supports up to 8 hours of video playback, 9 hours of Internet browsing, or 10 hours of office work. Current configurations of the Matebook are limited, so be sure to check back later for one that’s a better fit for you.