Update: Pre-orders for the Huawei Matebook are now live on the Microsoft Store site:
Huawei has confirmed that its previously announced Windows 10 tablet, the Matebook, will go on sale in the U.S. and Canada on July 11. Pre-orders for the tablet are scheduled to begin today at the Microsoft Store website and its retail stores. It will also be available via Amazon and Newegg in mid-July.
The Huawei Matebook was first announced in February at the Mobile World Congress. The company says it will sell the 12-inch 2160x1440 tablet with the starting price of $699. It only weighs 640 grams and is 6.9 mm thick.
The high-density lithium-ion battery is quickly charged via USB Type-C to provide enough power for up to nine hours of work. MateBook also features an ultra-fast fingerprint sensor, taking only one touch to unlock the screen through Windows Hello. The MateBook takes advantage of Intel's power-sipping premium m-series processors, built especially for hybrid computing devices.
Here are the configurations and prices for the Huawei Matebook:
- Intel Core m3, with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage - $699 in U.S.; $909 CAD
- Intel Core m5, with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage - $849 in U.S.; $1,099 CAD
- Intel Core m5, with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage - $999 in U.S; $1,299 CAD
- Intel Core m5, with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage - $1,199 in U.S; $1,599 CAD
- Intel Core m7, with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage - $1,399 in U.S.; $1,819 CAD
- Intel Core m7, with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage - $1,599 in U.S.; $2,079 CAD
In addition, Huawei will sell three official accessories for the Matebook:
- Huawei MateBook Portfolio Keyboard features best-in-class key travel and is backlit for easier use in the dark - $129 in U.S.; $169 CAD
- Huawei MatePen has a built-in laser pointer and can detect 2048 different levels of writing pressure, great for Windows Ink. - $59 in U.S.; $79 CAD
- Huawei MateDock expands the MateBook's capabilities with two USB 3.0 ports, an Ethernet, an HDMI, and a VGA port. - $89 in U.S.; $109 CAD
Stay tuned as Windows Central will report on today's press event that Huawei is hosting in New York City on the Matebook launch.