Huawei South Africa has introduced a duo of new MateBooks, expanding its mobile portfolio with beautifully-designed and powerful high-end devices in the form of the Huawei MateBook X and Huawei MateBook E. The new duo is currently available at Makro, Matrix Warehouse and Computer Mania Online, as well as Huawei-branded stores across the country.
“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. We are extremely excited to finally bring these MateBooks to South Africa,” said Likun Zhao, GM Huawei Consumer Business Group South Africa.
“With a stunning new design aesthetic and outstanding performance, the MateBook X and E are the first devices that feature the impressive Dolby Atmos Sound System. Perfectly complementing our smartphones, wearable’s and smart IoT solutions, the groundbreaking MateBook X and MateBook E meet our consumers’ vision for a complete, connected digital world,” he added.
A Duo 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% screen-to-body ratio and 4.4 mm 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 MateBook X, making the device a fanless 13" 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 MateBook X is available in two colors: Prestige Gold available in January and Space Gray available immediately. Included in the package is Huawei’s Back Pack, Mate Dock and a Blue tooth Mouse.
The 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 the company’s next-generation 2-in-1 device with a 2K touch screen display and a screen-to-body ratio of 84%. 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 MateBook E is powered by a 7th Generation Intel Core i5 processor.
The device features an exceptional multimedia experience with Dolby Audio Premium. It has a 33.7 Wh battery and uses an independent, encrypted chip for fingerprint authentication, enabling enhanced security and privacy. The MateBook E is equipped with several optional accessories, including a brand-new, multi-functional MateDock 2 and a MatePen as well as a Huawei Back Pack.
Pricing and specifications:
Huawei MateBook X - i5/ 8 GB RAM/ 256 GB storage; including backpack, MateDock and bluetooth mouse - R23 999 (RRP)
Huawei MateBook X - i7/ 8 GB RAM/ 512 GB storage; including backpack, MateDock and bluetooth mouse - R25 999 (RRP)
Huawei MateBook E - i5/ 4 GB RAM/ 256 GB storage; including backpack, MateDock and MatePen - R19 999 (RRP)