And ‘the case to say that Wave has burned everyone came before Xiaomi which for months now has a notebook in the pipeline and that Huawei recently registered the trademark MateBook in China. Wave launched its first notebook hybrid 2-in-1, called oBook 11.
The jump to this Chinese company was less difficult than expected, because it has always produced and marketed tablet and, now that the category has lost market share in an uncontrolled way, the transition to hybrids was almost natural. oBook 11 is not exactly the first 2-in-1 Wave, because its list is full of tablet cover with keyboard or physical keyboards, but it is the first convertible notebook which also uses the same concept of the Lenovo Yoga, with a screen hinged on the base that can rotate up to 360 degrees, turning if necessary in a tablet or a laptop.
As for the hardware, Wave oBook 11 is equipped with a Intel Atom SoC x5-Z8300 (Cherry Trail) to 1.84GHz with GPU Gen8 12EU, backed by 2GB of RAM, 32GB of eMMC storage, 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and battery 8000 mAh. The IPS screen has a diagonal of 11.6 inches with Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) and comes with a 2 megapixel camera and stereo speakers. Kit interfaces instead includes a microSD card reader up to 128GB, microHDMI, 3.5 mm audio jack, two USB 3.0 ports and one dedicated to charging.
The system weighs 1.2 Kg and has a thickness of 16 mm. On board there is Windows 10 Home. Wave oBook 11 goes on sale in China very soon at a price of 999 yuan, about 140 euro exchange rate