Huawei MateBook pre-orders up for US with July 11 kick-off

Want a different take on the Microsoft Surface 3? Huawei introduced one earlier this year with its MateBook. Since February, the products made its trek around the world. It’s only now crawled back around to the US for a launch here.

Hardware-wise, Huawei’s crafted an 6.9mm thick aluminium chassis to hold in a 12-inch IPS LCD at 2160 x 1440 display with viewable angles through 160 degrees of rotation. Windows Hello takes advantange of dual array of microphpones and a side-mounted fingerprint reader. A 33.7Wh battery should get you through a nine-hour day.

Intel’s 6th generation Core M processors run the show inside with the base M3 paired with 4GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD ($699) and a top-end M5 stuck to 8GB of RAM and 512GB of storage ($1,199). Four other configurations are available.

Accessory-wise, the keyboard cover ($129) gets fleshed out in four shades of leather bolted onto a metal oxide frame. There’s 15mm travel between the keys, all of them backlit. The MatePen ($59) can sense 2,048 levels of pressure and draw on and on for about 100 hours per hour’s charge. It also has a built-in laser pointer, too. The MateDock ($89), however, seems to give the MateBook the most limbs here with two USB 3.0 ports, one for USB-C, an Ethernet connection plus HDMI and VGA(!) support.

Microsoft, Amazon and Newegg will have pre-orders up today — though none have the product listed as of this post — going through July 11.

Via: The Verge

Adam Z. Lein contributed to this article from New York.

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