Chinese telecom device maker Huawei announced in Spain that the company has officially entered the PC sector by launching its PC product Huawei MateBook.
Yu Chengdong, Huawei's chief executive officer of consumer business, said that Huawei hopes to build a consumer-oriented smart terminal experience. The launch of Huawei MateBook represents the company's step forward to meet this goal.
Yu commented that though the existing mobile devices like smartphones are powerful enough, they still cannot replace laptops. On the other hand, laptops have various shortages and 2-in-1 tablet laptops are becoming mainstream in the market, which is a good opportunity for Huawei. For business people, 2-in-1 tablet laptops are good choices and Huawei aims to lead in this mobile business trend.
Huawei MateBook has a 12-inch IPS LCD 2K display with 2160×1440 resolution and 85% color saturation. With 6.9mm thickness and 10mm screen frame, the weight of the tablet is 640g. For comparison, Apple's iPad Pro is 713g and Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 are 766g. Huawei MateBook's 4430mAh lithium battery can support 10 hours of routine use.
Huawei MateBook will be sold at between USD699 and USD1,599 excluding taxes in the U.S. and its prices in Europe will be between EUR799 and EUR1,799, including tax.
According to Huawei, this new PC product is expected to be available in dozens of countries and regions across Asia, Europe and Americas in April 2016.