Date:19 October 2016
Coming out of left field, Huawei took a plunge into the Windows 10 waters and produced a beautiful device that could replace your laptop. The MateBook follows the trend of tablet/keyboard case pairing that has served Microsoft well on its Surface product line and also adds in a pressure-sensitive stylus called the MatePen (which can detect 2 048 levels of pressure).
Mate-Book is pitched squarely at the coporate world, with Huawei even baking a laser pointer into the MatePen. The Chinese manufacturer promises nine hours of video playback from a full charge and has included a glass trackpad into the full key-board case. On the tablet is a fingerprint scanner, stereo speakers and a solitary USB type-C port for power and data transfer. Huawei will release an adaptor in the coming months.
This article was originally published in the April 2016 issue of Popular Mechanics magazine.