Since Huawei released its first MateBook Windows 10 2-in-1 last year, the Chinese company proved that it should definitely be taken seriously as a PC manufacturer. Today, the company pretty much confirmed its serious challenger status by by announcing three new MateBook designs in Berlin (via CNET).
The MateBook X, a thin and light 13-inch (2,160×1,440 pixel resolution) laptop was the most impressive new Windows 10 PC that Huawei unveiled today. The fanless design is just 12.5mm thick and weighs 2.31 pounds, and it comes with Intel’s 7th gen Kaby Lake processors and up to 8GB of RAM. Other highlights include a fingerprint sensor built into the power button as well as great sound quality thanks to Dolby’s Atmos sound system.
Next, the MateBook D is a bigger and beefier of the MateBook X, with a 15.6-inch FullHD screen, 7th gen Intel Core processors, up to 16GB of RAM and an optional NVIDIA GeForce 940MX GPU. It also comes with a Dolyby Atmos sound system, but it has slightly shorter battery life (8.5 hours) compared to the MateBook X (10 hours).
Lastly, the MateBook E is a better version of the first 2-in-1 MateBook device that Huawei released last year: the 12-inch touchscreen now has a 2160×1440-pixel resolution, and it’s now possible to replace the Intel Core m3 processor with a more powerful Core i5 chip. The MateBook E will be available in gray or gold and Huawei is now bundling its premium-looking detachable keyboard with it.
Huawei’s new MateBook portfolio will be available this summer, but the company has yet to announce pricing details for the three models. Let us know in the comments if you expect Huawei to become a serious competitor to more established PC manufacturers such as HP, Samsung or even Microsoft in the near future.Further reading: Huawei, Huawei MateBook, Matebook, Windows 10