Monday, May 25

Huawei moves beyond smartphones and introduces new laptops


When you think of Huawei the odds are that you think of smartphones – which is not surprising – but now the company is expanding beyond smartphones and smart accessories and have introduced a duo of new MateBooks. The Huawei MateBook X and Huawei MateBook E are designed for those constantly on the go between home and work. Huawei says that these devices deliver a refined mobile experience, allowing you to stay connected to everyone and everything that matters.

“At Huawei, we strive to bring new advances to market that inspire people to imagine and explore what’s next – our new flagship series of beautifully crafted MateBooks makes this possible. We are extremely excited to finally bring these MateBooks to South Africa,” said Likun Zhao, GM Huawei Consumer Business Group South Africa.

“With a stunning new design aesthetic and outstanding performance, the MateBook X and E are the first devices that feature the impressive Dolby Atmos Sound System. Perfectly complementing our smartphones, wearable’s and smart IoT solutions, the groundbreaking MateBook X and MateBook E meet our consumers’ vision for a complete, connected digital world,” he added.

Highlights include:

  • Huawei MateBook X: An efficient and stylish 13-inch fanless notebook design with an 88 percent screen-to-body ratio and 4.4mm bezels. It includes a choice of powerful 7th Generation Intel Core i7 or i5 processors, Dolby Atmos Sound System and an innovative fingerprint-ready power button with encrypted chip.
  • Huawei MateBook E: An elegant 2-in-1 notebook with a screen-to-body ratio of 84 percent, a new Folio Keyboard with a maximum angle of adjustment that can reach up to 160 degrees,  7th Generation Intel Core i5 and 2K touch screen display.

A Duo of Devices: Style, Mobility and Global Connectivity

The MateBook X features an 88 percent screen-to-body ratio and 4.4mm bezels, as well as an impressive 3:2 aspect ratio. Huawei Space Cooling Technology and Micro-encapsulated Phase Change Material – commonly used in the aerospace field – have been applied to the HUAWEI MateBook X, making this a fanless 13-inch notebook with powerful 7th Generation Intel Core i7 or i5 processors inside.

The fanless design delivers a compact body, improved ergonomics and silent operation, while reducing malfunctions related to fan blockages and dust. Carrying on the style of Huawei’s flagship products’ premium and chic aesthetic style, the Huawei MateBook X is available in two colours: Prestige Gold and Space Gray. Included in the package is Huawei’s Back Pack, Mate Dock and a Blue tooth Mouse.

Huawei’s MateBook X also features a 2K display screen with Corning Gorilla Glass and eye comfort technology, and boasts a 41.4Wh battery. It’s also the first notebook to feature Dolby Atmos Sound System with speakers co-designed with Dolby, which means that for the first time ever on a notebook, you’ll be able to enjoy enhanced surround sound with immersive overhead audio from the built-in speakers.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Huawei to launch Dolby Atmos Sound System to the world,” said Giles Baker, Senior Vice President, Consumer Entertainment, Dolby Laboratories. “This is no ordinary laptop audio system. We worked diligently to engineer a complete solution, ensuring unprecedented alignment between hardware and software. The result is a breathtaking, immersive audio experience of which we are tremendously proud.”

MateBook X also leverages Huawei’s smartphone fingerprint technologies, integrating a fingerprint sensor into the power button. Working with Windows Hello, a new feature in Windows 10, you’ll be able to instantly sign into the device with your fingerprint. The device’s built-in MateBook Manager facilitates easy connectivity between Huawei smartphones and the MateBook.

The Huawei MateBook E is Huawei’s next-generation 2-in-1 device with a 2K touch screen display and a screen-to-body ratio of 84 percent. It features an advanced Folio Keyboard with a hinge adjustable up to 160 degrees, and is available in blue, brown and pink. The number of Pogo pins has been reduced from seven to three, improving the docking mode over the previous generation. The Huawei MateBook E is powered by  a 7th Generation Intel Core i5 processor.

The device features an exceptional multimedia experience with Dolby Audio Premium. It has a 33.7Wh battery and uses an independent, encrypted chip for fingerprint authentication, enabling enhanced security and privacy. The Huawei MateBook E has with several optional accessories, including a brand-new, multi-functional MateDock 2 and a MatePen as well as a Huawei Back Pack.


Device  Specs RRP


i5/8GB/256GB SSD incl. Back Pack, Mate Dock and Blue tooth Mouse R23 999
i7/8GB/512GB SSD incl. Back Pack, Mate Dock and Blue tooth Mouse R25 999


i5/4GB/256GB SSD incl. Back Pack, Mate Dock and Mate Pen R19 999




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