Huawei launches convertible MateBook at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

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By Rajesh Mishra

New Delhi, Feb.22 (ANI): The Mobile World Congress has begun in Barcelona, Spain, and top firms such as Samsung, LG, Alcatel and Lenova have already showcased their range of products to tech geeks and enthusiasts.

Chinese networking firm Huawei Technologies Co. is also particpating in this signature event in the wake of it becoming the world’s third largest smartphone maker.

The Mobile World Congress saw Huawei launching its convertible MateBook, which comes with a high-resolution 12-inch display, a keyboard and a stylus pen.

Powered by Microsoft Corp.’s Windows operating system, the convertible MateBook is Huawei’s first tablet-laptop hybrid and is aimed at the business market.The convertible MateBook weighs 640 grams and has a starting price of 700 dollars plus tax. Its keyboard can be purchased on an additional payment of 129 dollars.This item is said to be 13 percent cheaper than Microsoft’s entry-level Surface Book, a similar laptop-tablet hybrid. The top-end variant will be available for approximately 1600 dollars.

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The MateBook can be unlocked via fingerprint sensor, comes with a sixth-generation Intel Core processor.

Huawei claims that the device’s battery allows up to 10 hours of working time at regular usage. It runs on Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system and a comes with a stylus pen which also works as a laser pointer.

The convertible MateBook was launched in Barcelona by Huawei Chief Executive Richard Yu.

Huawei’s sales are growing not only in China but also in overseas markets such as Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Huawei has said that the MateBook will have two variants — one with 4 GB RAM and the other with 8 GB RAM. Both variants will have a storage capacity of 128 GB and for purposes of photography, Huawei has provided for a 5 megapixel font. In terms of connectivity, Huawei has provided for USB C, Blue Tooth and Wi Fi. In terms of power back-up. Huawei has provided for a 33.7 Wh battery. (ANI)

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