Huawei unveils a stylish new series of MateBook devices
Huawei introduced yesterday a trio of new MateBooks during a launch event held in Berlin, Germany, expanding its mobile portfolio and building on its success in delivering beautifully-designed and powerful high-end devices. The HUAWEI MateBook X, HUAWEI MateBook E and HUAWEI MateBook D feature dynamic new advances, redefining the intersection of mobility and personal computing. With the introduction of this new series, Huawei once again delivers on its commitment to innovation. The new trio of MateBooks will begin shipping over the summer of 2017.
For those constantly on the go between home and work, these devices deliver a refined mobile experience, allowing people to stay connected to everyone and everything that matters. Highlights include:
- HUAWEI MateBook X: An efficient and stylish 13-inch fanless notebook design with an 88 percent screen-to-body ratio and 4.4mm bezels. It includes a choice of powerful 7th Generation Intel Core i7 or i5 processors, Dolby Atmos Sound System and an innovative fingerprint-ready power button with encrypted chip
- HUAWEI MateBook E: An elegant 2-in-1 notebook with a screen-to-body ratio of 84 percent, a new Folio Keyboard with a maximum angle of adjustment that can reach up to 160 degrees, a choice of 7th Generation Intel Core i5 or m3 processors and 2K touch screen display
- HUAWEI MateBook D: A dynamic 15.6-inch notebook with an 83 percent screen-to-body ratio, a 178-degree viewing angle, a choice of 7th Generation Intel Core i7 or i5 processors, optional NVIDIA GeForce 940MX Graphics, and Dolby Atmos Sound System
“At Huawei, we strive to bring new advances to market that inspire people to imagine and explore what’s next – our new flagship series of beautifully crafted MateBooks makes this possible,” said Richard Yu, CEO, Huawei Consumer Business Group. “With a stunning new design aesthetic and outstanding performance, the MateBook X and D are the first devices that feature the impressive Dolby Atmos Sound System. Perfectly complementing our smartphones, wearables and smart IoT solutions, the groundbreaking MateBook X, MateBook D and MateBook E meet our consumers’ vision for a complete, connected digital world. This is business - styled”.
A Trio of Devices: Style, Mobility and Global Connectivity
The HUAWEI MateBook X is designed for exceptional performance, combining advanced features to meet consumers’ demands for an efficient and stylish device. It features an 88 percent screen-to-body ratio and 4.4mm bezels, as well as an impressive 3:2 aspect ratio, offering users a better visual experience. With HUAWEI Space Cooling Technology, Microencapsulated Phase Change Material – commonly used in the aerospace field – has been applied to the HUAWEI MateBook X, making the device a fanless 13-inch notebook with powerful 7th Generation Intel Core i7 or i5 processors inside. The fanless design delivers a compact body, improved ergonomics and silent operation, while reducing malfunctions related to fan blockages and dust. Inspired by Huawei’s flagship products’ premium and chic aesthetic style, the HUAWEI MateBook X is available in three colors: Prestige Gold, Space Gray and Rose Gold.
Additionally, the HUAWEI MateBook X features a 2K display screen with Corning Gorilla Glass and eye comfort technology, and boasts a 41.4Wh battery. The HUAWEI MateBook X is also the first notebook to feature Dolby Atmos Sound System with speakers co-designed with Dolby. For the first time ever on a notebook, users will enjoy enhanced surround sound with immersive overhead audio from the built-in speakers. “We’re thrilled to partner with Huawei to launch Dolby Atmos Sound System to the world,” said Giles Baker, Senior Vice President, Consumer Entertainment, Dolby Laboratories. “This is no ordinary laptop audio system. We worked diligently to engineer a complete solution, ensuring unprecedented alignment between hardware and software. The result is a breathtaking, immersive audio experience of which we are tremendously proud”.
The HUAWEI MateBook X leverages Huawei’s smartphone fingerprint technologies, integrating a fingerprint sensor into the power button. Working with Windows Hello, a new feature in Windows 10, users can instantly sign into the device with their fingerprint. The device’s built-in MateBook Manager* facilitates easy connectivity between Huawei smartphones and the MateBook.
The HUAWEI MateBook E is Huawei’s next-generation 2-in-1 device with a 2K touch screen display and a screen-to-body ratio of 84 percent. The device features an advanced Folio Keyboard with a hinge adjustable up to 160 degrees, available in blue, brown and pink. The number of Pogo pins has been reduced from seven to three, improving the docking mode over the previous generation. The HUAWEI MateBook E is powered by up to a 7th Generation Intel Core i5 processor.
The device features an exceptional multimedia experience with Dolby Audio Premium. It has a 33.7Wh battery and uses an independent, encrypted chip for fingerprint authentication, enabling enhanced security and privacy. The HUAWEI MateBook E is equipped with several optional accessories, including a brand-new, multi-functional MateDock 2 and a MatePen**.
The HUAWEI MateBook D is a 15.6-inch notebook, measuring 16.9mm in thickness with a narrow 6.2mm bezel. With a large viewing angle of 178 degrees and an 83 percent screen-to-body ratio, it is ideal for multimedia. The device is crafted from aluminum alloy material, and is available in three colors: Space Gray, Champagne Gold and Aurora Blue. It features a full-size chiclet keyboard, and Dolby Atmos Sound System, with speakers co-designed with Dolby.
With a choice of either the 7th Generation Intel Core i7 or i5 processors, select models of the HUAWEI MateBook D also feature NVIDIA GeForce 940MX Graphics with 2GB GDDR5 video memory for gaming. Its 43.3Wh battery supports hours of immersive entertainment. Out of the box, the HUAWEI MateBook D comes with Windows 10 pre-installed, helping users stay more productive. Additionally, the device features Microsoft’s personal digital assistant, Cortana, which manages calendar appointments, browses for information, and sends emails and texts.
Device pricing (worldwide):
HUAWEI MateBook X
HUAWEI MateBook E
HUAWEI MateBook D
i5/8GB/1TB HDD/NV 940 MX
i5/8GB/128GB SSD+1TB HDD/NV 940MX
i7/8GB/128GB SSD+1TB HDD/NV 940MX
*Some functions of MateBook Manager will be available in Q3 of 2017, on selected models of Huawei Smartphones.
** Availability of accessories may vary according to markets.
***Pricing will vary across markets.
Huawei is a leading telecoms solutions provider. Huawei’s products and solutions have been deployed in over 100 countries and support the communications needs of one third of the world’s population. The company is committed to providing innovative and customized products, services and solutions to create long-term value and growth potential for its customers.
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