Huawei Matebook was presented last February at the MWC 2016 in Barcelona, and on the same occasion, the Chinese company revealed the prices of the six SKUs expected in Europe (and in Italy). It was not specified the period of availability, but many thought that the detachable tablet would arrive before or during the summer. And this is what happened.
A few days ago, Huawei held a press conference in New York, and – in less than a week – will repeat the same event presentation in Italy, in Milan, with a display that will allow you to discover the many features of Matebook, thanks to a 5 experiential journey includes areas in which the device will be presented by professionals from different sectors, such as multimedia, music, photography, food and business. The June 30 will thus be the official date, in which Huawei Matebook land on the Italian market with immediate availability.
Indeed, to be honest, just do a search in the lists and in the pamphlets of the most important electronics chains to find out that Huawei Matebook is already on sale in our shops. The product pages are still complete, so specifications and prices are still taken with the tongs, but at least we can get an idea of what to expect. The only present configuration will be HZ-W09 code, that could be called entry-level, with a Core M3 2.2GHz, 4GB of RAM and 128GB SSD proposal to 999 Euros.
It ‘a much higher price than that announced by Huawei to launch, which had indicated 799 euro for the same SKU, but there is a reason: Mate Pen (pen) and Keyboard Cover (cover keyboard) are included in the package and in the price. And considering that the first should have a cost of 69 Euros and the other of 149 Euros, if purchased separately, the total price of the bundle on balance agrees with a savings of a few tens of euro.
The custody of MateBook keyboard is made of soft faux leather, the perfect choice to combine style, functionality and respect for the environment. The robustness of the case offers an ideal level of protection for the keyboard which is characterized by a range of 1.5 mm keys, the suspension and the ergonomic chiclet design, that reduce typing errors. The integrated touchpad uses multi-touch technology that supports the precise fingertip movements and fluids, for maximum comfort. And ‘resistant to liquids and supplements give a microUSB to USB Type-C. MatePen offers 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity, perfectly capturing the actions of the pen in all its variants and in real time. Ideal for business, MatePen supports mathematical and advanced graphics functions and can be used as a laser pointer during presentations.
For now there is no trace of the other more expensive and more powerful versions with Core m5 / m7, what should have HZ-W19 code and HZ-W29, but there is still time to update the lists. However, all of the official launch of the Huawei Matebook information will be released in the course of the e – Italian press conference until then – we can only guess. It is said, in fact, that Huawei decides to distribute in Italy all the announced SKU.
Huawei MateBook and MateDock
For those who do not remember, Huawei Matebook 2-in-1 is a tablet with 12-inch IPS display (2160 x 1440 pixels), with Core M processors (Skylake), supported by 4GB or 8GB memory and 128GB to 512GB storage on SSD, unfortunately not expandable. The battery of 4430 mAh lithium ion battery provides up to 9 hours, 9 hours of Internet use and 29 hours of music, and recharges completely in just over 2 hours. On board also a fingerprint reader, between the volume buttons, and two stereo speakers Dolby Audio at the top. Runs on Windows 10.
Needless to say, is one of the 2-in-1 tablet most beautiful on the market (check out our video evidence to discover all the details), it has a fanless design and a metal unibody frame high quality, stylish and sophisticated with a thickness of 6.8 mm and 640 grams of weight.