Huawei is bringing its Microsoft Surface competitor to the United States next month. The company has confirmed the release date for its MateBook, it was first unveiled earlier this year at the Mobile World Congress. The 12 inch laptop and tablet hybrid device is claimed by the company to be the lightest 12 inch tablet on the market. Even though it’s a tablet, it can be considered the first laptop that Huawei has ever come out with.
The Huawei MateBook has a 12 inch 2,160 by 1,440 pixel resolution display, it can be configured with core M3, M5, and M7 processors with up to 8GB of RAM and up to 512GB of SSD storage. A fingerprint sensor compatible with Windows Hello is onboard as well. The MateBook has an aluminum unibody design.
Customers can also purchase the MateBook’s keyboard for an additional $129. The Stylus costs $59 while the MateDock, with its two USB 3.0 ports, VGA, and HDMI ports costs $89. The notebook ships with Windows 10 Signature Edition in the United States.
Huawei MateBook is available for pre-order starting today. It’s going to be available from other retailers starting July 11th. The base model with a Core M3 processor, 4GB RAM, and 128GB SSD starts at $699. Prices can go over $1,000 for more powerful configurations.
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