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Huawei's svelte MateBook 2-in-1 runs Windows 10

At Mobile World Congress, Huawei has unveiled the MateBook, a high-end 2-in-1 with a detachable keyboard and stylus that runs Windows 10. The tablet is unbelievably thin at 6.9mm, featuring a metal unibody construction and an 84 percent screen-to-body ratio. The keyboard — which doubles up as a case — allows you to use the tablet in two positions.

The MateBook has a 12-inch QHD display (2160 x 1440) with an 85 percent color gamut, and a maximum brightness of 400 nits. There's USB Type-C, sixth-generation Core m (m3, m5 or m7) CPUs, 4GB of RAM, 128GB internal memory, as well as a finger scanner. Huawei's offering a MateDock docking accessory, which has Ethernet, HDMI, and additional USB connectors, allowing you to connect the tablet to your monitor or TV and use it with a keyboard and mouse.

The stylus offers 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity, and has a laser pointer that's bound to come in handy during presentations. You also get three months of Autodesk's SketchBook for free with the MateBook.

The MateBook offers a 4430mAh battery, with Huawei mentioning that it has optimized the display to eke out the maximum battery life, which is claimed to last you ten hours on a single charge. Notably, the charger on the 2-in-1 looks like a standard phone charger. The device will be priced from $699. Be sure to check out our hands-on post for more:

Huawei MateBook first look

  • Nice
  • Cool
  • Ooo
  • Is there a demo video?!
  • We've got one better. Here's the hands-on video:
  • Wow, this seems like a really nice device. Hello, pen, thin, light, pretty.  Need to see local costs.
  • Let's see how this stacks up against the Surface
  • Not even three months of free Autodesk Sketchbook can save the matebook. But its just a matter of preference for some.
  • Matebook meet your long lost sibling Macbook. He's on your mother's side of the family, the Macs.
  • Matebook meet your long lost sibling Surface book. He's your Daddy's side of the family, the Surfaces.
  • It's actually a nice product we can buy!
  • Nice Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • That's a slick looking device. I'm not familiar with the brand at all and have no reference point for build quality, etc. I'm happy to see more and more Windows 10 devices.
  • And they did right by me by including an active pen stylus! Now I'm gonna rethink upgrading to this the Surface 4.
  • Can this run AutoCAD?