Huawei’s MateBook, a Windows 2-in-1 tablet, will be launching in the United States in the near future for $699. For that price, you get a convertible Windows 10 machine featuring a 12.9-inch display (2160×1440 resolution), Intel’s Skylake Core M processor, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage.
The MateBook made its debut back at Mobile World Congress in February, and we were impressed during our initial hands-on. Huawei’s battery life claims are certainly impressive: 9 hours of video playback. And remember that the volume rocker also doubles as a fingerprint reader, which is a neat little trick.
Sadly the detachable keyboard case and stylus aren’t part of that $700 starting cost. And depending on processor (you can configure it with up to a Core M7) and other options, the MateBook’s Price can quickly shoot up over $1,000. But it’s yet another nicely designed Windows tablet, so if Microsoft’s own Surface isn’t doing it for you, at least the list of decent alternatives is getting bigger and bigger. Huawei is expected to unveil final availability details at an event tomorrow in New York City, so stay tuned for more.