Huawei Is Working On Three New Products In The Matebook Line
The Huawei 2016 Matebook was met with mixed success due to poor battery life and a less than stellar screen, but that doesn’t mean the Chinese smartphone maker has given up on its ambitions of expanding into the PC market. It’s rumored that the company is planning on launching three new Matebooks and a few details about those upcoming PCs have been leaked to the press.
MS Power User has reported that the upcoming PCs are the Matebook D, Matebook E, and Matebook X. They even have a few details on the specs of the devices.
The Matebook X is rumored to feature an Intel Core I5 processor and 8GB of RAM. Going by the code name “Pascal,” the Matebook X is apparently meant to be a premium notebook designed to compete against the Microsoft Surface Book or Apple Macbook.
The Matebook E is currently code named “Bell” and is said to possess an Intel Core M processor and is being positioned as an upgrade of the original Matebook. With that in mind, it is likely that it will feature a similar two-in-one design.
They have released no details regarding the Matebook D. It’s possible it will be a mid-range device aimed at students or those on a budget. In this case, it’s likely to be competing with Google’s popular Chromebook line. If Huawei is able to create a high-quality affordable Windows 10 notebook that can compete with the Chromebook then the D might end up being their most successful product. There are doubtless plenty of people who would prefer to use Windows 10 over Chrome OS.
Despite the issues surrounding the original Matebook, it is clear that Huawei hasn’t given up their goal of expanding beyond the smartphone market. Just how successful they’ll be, remains to be seen.
As of right now, we have no information on the pricing of products nor do we know when Huawei plans to release them.
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