As rumored, Huawei today announced its first 2-in-1 device at the Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona, the MateBook.
The MateBook comes with a 12” 2160 x 1440 resolution LCD display, boasting of a pixel density of 216 pixels per inch. As can be clearly seen in the product images, the MateBook features very thin bezels all around, with a screen-to-body ratio of 84%. Huawei is also claiming that its first convertible PC is the lightest 12-inch tablet on the market currently, with a weight of just 1.4 pounds.
Huawei offers a choice of different Intel Core M processors for the MateBook – M3, M5, or M7. It can be configured with either 4 or 8GB of RAM and comes in storage variants ranging from 128GB to 512GB. Unlike what some rumors claimed, the MateBook doesn’t dual-boot Windows 10 and Android. It will ship with either Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro. Other key highlights of the MateBook include dual stereo speakers with Dolby Audio, 4430mAh battery with up to 9 hours video playback, MatePen Stylus accessory, and a MateDock with USB Type-A, USB Type-C, micro USB, Ethernet, as well as an additional battery pack.
No details on availability yet but the convertible will be available for a starting price of $699 stateside and 799 Euros in Europe. The highest-end configuration will go up to $1599/1699.