Huawei to Launch Three Windows 10 MateBook Models

By | Apr 13, 2017 05:43 AM EDT
Huawei's new MateBook models will run on Windows 10.

Huawei's new MateBook models will run on Windows 10.(Photo : Twitter)

Huawei will be launching Matebook models, with leaked images suggesting that the Chinese company is working on three models.

In 2016, Huawei has unveiled the Matebook, which is the first attempt of the company on develop 2-in-1 Windows 10 PC. Prolific Twitter leakster Evan Blass (better known as @evleaks) posted images of all three devices from Huwaei: MateBook D, MateBook E, and MateBook X.

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Each new model has touchscreen displays and keyboards. Some are tablets with detachable keyboards while at least one is a notebook with a 360-degree hinge, which allows users to hide the keyboard behind the screen when they do not need it.

The E model appears to be closest in concept to the first generation MateBook, sporting a similar design to the earlier model. Meanwhile, the two devices are a departure from the previous MateBook and it seems to be more conventional notebooks. All three will run on Windows 10 and may even come with the Creators Update out of the box. 

The Matebook E is expected to utilize an Intel Core M processor and will likely be positioned as an upgrade to the first-generation Matebook. It is a tablet that offers a keyboard cover with a touchpad and a folding design that will the person use the cover to prop up the tablet during typing activity.

Next is the Matebook X is more of a laptop with a codename "Pascal" on the benchmark in the Geekbench website. It will feature a 7th-generation (Kaby Lake) Intel Core i5-7200U processor and 8GB RAM. A 15-inch display will be offered as well as a sturdier keyboard base, which is detachable so user can use it a tablet. 

The last in the series is the Matebook D, which is similar to Lenovo Yoga or Flex computer. It is a 13-inch convertible laptop featuring a screen that folds back. According to leaked images, it will feature a USB Type-C port that will likely used for data and power. There will be two more full-sized USB ports as well.

The official announcement for the new Matebook models will be possibly done at Computex Taipei, an annual computer expo held in Taiwan. Computex Taipei this year will be on May 30 to June 3.

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