Huawei’s first-ever Windows 10 tablet, the MateBook, will be available in Malaysia tomorrow on the 30th of July 2016. Retailing from RM3,999, the MateBook is definitely positioned as a premium product.
However, only one variant of the MateBook will be arriving in Malaysia tomorrow, which is the base model with an Intel Core m3 processor. The other two variants – which are powered by Core m5 and m7 processors – will only be available locally at a later date.
The Huawei MateBook is not exactly affordable, but it’s definitely a premium product. It has a sharp 12-inch 2160 x 1440 IPS display, up to 8GB of RAM, three choices of SSD storage (128GB, 256GB and 512GB), a 5MP front-facing camera, as well as a 4,430mAh battery which can supposedly provide up to 10 hours of usage. The MateBook is also only 6.9mm thick and weighs a mere 640 grams, which makes it quite a slim and light tablet.
As mentioned, only the base model of the Huawei MateBook with a Core m3 processor will be available for purchase tomorrow. For RM3,999, it has 4GB of RAM as well as a 128GB SSD. The higher-end RM5,399 Core m5 model, on the other hand, has double the RAM and SSD storage at 8GB and 256GB respectively. As for the most well-equipped Core m7 MateBook (which goes for a whopping RM6,699), it’s packed with 8GB of RAM and a generous 512GB SSD.
All three variants of the Huawei MateBook come with the Huawei Keyboard, which is worth RM499. The Huawei MatePen and Huawei MateDock will also be available for purchase separately at RM369 and RM399 respectively on Vmall.my. Unfortunately, we have no details yet on when these accessories and the higher-end MateBooks will be arriving in Malaysia.