The good news is that the smart new 12-inch Windows 10 2-in-1 tablet Huawei MateBook is taking pre-orders ahead of launch. The Huawei MateBook release date is June 5, and it’s
going to be cheap.
Where to buy Huawei MateBook? Well, Microsoft Store is where you can buy the Huawei MateBook first:
Huawei MateBook was unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on February 21, as an grey or golden tablet with choice of powerful but battery frugal Intel Core m3, m5, and m7 processors, with 4GB of RAM for the m3 models, 8GB RAM for the m5 and m7 models, 128GB and 256GB storage options for the m3 model, and 256GB and 512GB storage options for the m5 and m7 models.
The Huawei MateBook is marketed as a 2-in-1, but the cheapest model is also sold as a stand alone tablet without a keyboard or digitizer pen, in case you feel like you don’t need a keyboard. The keyboard cover and stand costs $129, but it is worth it, since the Huawei MateBook keyboard probably is the best tablet keyboard I have ever typed on. It is highly precise, very quick to type on, fingers travels easily across the surface of the keyboard, and each key press provides accuracy and confidence. A good feature whether it’s for commenting quickly on short messages and emails, or when writing longer documents over time.
The 12-inch screen has a display resolution of 2160 x 1440 with good color accuracy, while it has complete dual-band a/b/g/n/ac 802.11 Wi-Fi cover, Bluetooth 4.1, a single Full HD 5MP front camera, ambient light sensor, a fingerprint sensor for snappy and secure login, accelerometer, GPS sensor, gyroscope, hall sensor, a 9 hour battery life from the 4430 mAh battery, and a USB 3.0 Type-C port.
The Huawei MateBook fits neatly into new 12-inch Windows 10 tablet category of slim and portable yet powerful tablets, a tablet category that at the moment consists of the Huawei MateBook and the recently released Samsung Galaxy TabPro S.
These two 6th generation Intel Core M “Skylake” tablets are so similar in their Intel Core m3 model iterations that I had to draw up a comparison chart see which ones really where the best. But that is a verdict solely up to each user, depending on the specifications that matters the most. Of course, those who own an Intel Core m5 Huawei MateBook with 8GB RAM will have a better tablet than the Galaxy TabPro S, since it will outpower Samsung’s alternative, which only has an Intel Core m3 version, unlike Huawei which even offers something like the wonderful Intel Core m5 option.
|Tablet||Huawei MateBook||Samsung Galaxy TabPro S|
|Processor||Intel Core m3 (6Y30)||Intel Core m3 (6Y30)|
|Screen||12″||12″ Super AMOLED|
|Wi-Fi||Dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||Dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Battery life||9 hours||10.5 hours|
|Battery capacity||4430 mAh||5200 mAh|
|USB||USB 3.0 Type-C||USB 3.1 Type-C|
|Thickness||6.9 mm||6.3 mm|
|Weight||640 gram||693 gram|
– Tom Bowen