Huawei Launches the MateBook in the UAE

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Huawei Consumer Business Group announced that the Huawei MateBook is now available for purchase in the United Arab Emirates. The device can be found at select retail outlets and is priced between AED 2,999-3,999 depending on the model.

The Huawei MateBook was launched at Mobile World Congress and is Huawei’s first 2-in-1 device designed to meet the evolving demands of today’s modern business users. It is the ideal mobile productivity tool that seamlessly integrates mobility, high efficiency, work and entertainment. The device will be available in the HZ-W09 and HZ-W19 models in two elegant colors: grey and gold.

“Designed as a total solution for consumers who enjoy the flexibility of a convertible device, the MateBook is a premium product that perfectly balances mobility, productivity and design.” said David Wang, Country Manager of Huawei Consumer Business Group in the UAE. “The MateBook combines the best of mobile and computing, offering consumers here in the Middle East a device that meets all the needs of today’s on-the-go business environment.”

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With the MateBook, Huawei is continuing its strategy of partnering with the most innovative market leaders. The device features a 6th Generation Intel Core m-series processor to handle the most rigorous business demands in a stylish, thin and lightweight fanless design. Built to operate on Windows 10, the MateBook also delivers the best of the legendary productivity tools and features offered by Microsoft Corp., including its latest browser, Microsoft Edge and the Cortana digital personal assistant.

Combining the mobility of a smartphone with the productivity of a laptop, the MateBook is designed with simplicity in mind. Featuring minimal embellishments and a sleek appearance, the device’s high-quality aluminum unibody is made to withstand the rigors of an on-the-go lifestyle, and its slim profile and ultra-low weight (640g) makes it ideal to take anywhere.

The MateBook’s durable keyboard case is made of environmentally friendly, soft PU leather, the perfect choice to match style with functionality. The keyboard features a 1.5mm keystroke and a chiclet keycap design, which allows for larger key surfaces to minimize typing errors. The built-in touchpad uses multi-touch technology to support smooth and precise finger movements.

The MateBook’s 12-inch IPS multi-touch screen is further enhanced by an ultra-narrow frame and a screen-to-body ratio of 84 percent. The screen boasts a resolution of 2160×1440 and a 160-degree wide angle for an immersive experience. The color gamut reaches an impressive 85 percent, capable of displaying true-to-life colors.

When designing the MateBook, Huawei prioritized optimal performance, battery life and power. Its 33.7Wh high-density Lithium battery provides enough power for nine consecutive hours of work, Internet use and 29 hours of music playback. The device also features Huawei’s exclusive power-saving technology and can attain a full charge in just two-and-a-half hours or up to 60 percent battery in one hour.

The MateBook runs on Windows 10 and is powered by a 6th Generation Intel Core m-series processor, putting high-speed processing power and essential business productivity tools like Microsoft Office, at users’ fingertips. The device offers up to 8GB of LPDDR3 memory and a solid-state hard drive with capacity up to 512GB. Utilizing a unique stacked hardware process, Huawei is able to deliver a fanless design, ensuring zero noise when in use.

The accompanying MatePen stylus offers 2,048 levels of sensitivity, perfectly capturing subtle and diverse pen-tip actions with zero delay. For advanced business functions, MatePen supports graphics and mathematic utilities, and can be used as a laser pointer for presentations.

To unlock the MateBook’s screen Huawei introduced the fastest fingerprint recognition in the industry through a fingerprint recognition feature that supports 360-degree sensitive identification for fewer authentication failures.

Additionally, the device features a Wi-Fi mobile hotspot for users to stay connected when a traditional Internet connection is unavailable. Other convenient features include seamless data transfer capability for drag-and-drop document transfers to and from Android smartphones.

Starting at AED 2,999 the MateBook answers the demand for a portable, stylish smart device that allows users to stay connected in any setting.

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