Huawei’s new Windows 10 tablet, the MateBook will be heading to Malaysia later this year. According to its Southern Pacific Region Chief Operating Officer Henry Hsu, Malaysia will be included in its 2nd wave of release which is scheduled to be around Q3 this year. The MateBook will go on sale first in Europe starting in June 2016.
Mr. Hsu also added that Huawei is trying to bring the price down below RM4,000 when it comes to Malaysia. This will go head on against the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 that starts from RM3,999 without the Type Cover keyboard. While the Chinese brand has increased its mobile market share in Malaysia by 12%, they have also managed to push more premium products (priced above RM1,500) by 20% in 2015.
The Matebook is a pretty sleek tablet at only 6.9mm thick and it weighs just 640g. It runs on Intel’s 6th gen Intel Core M processors with a variety of options up to 8GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. Powering the device is a 4,430mAh battery that’s rated for up to 10 hours of use.
The front of the Matebook is a 12″ 2160×1440 IPS LCD display with one of the highest screen to body ratio in the segment. Accompanying the device, is a MatePen that boasts 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity and a keyboard cover that comes with a trackpad.
For further reading, check out our Huawei MateBook announcement post.