Tech gadget lovers have something to look forward to in the next few weeks as Huawei’s Surface competitor, the Matebook, is headed to the United States on July 11th.
Starting at $699, the 12 inch laptop/tablet hybrid weighs just 1.4 pounds and is 6.9 millimeters thin. Huawei says the tablet is the lightest 12″ tablet in the market. The base $699 MateBook comes with a Core M3 processor, 4GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD.
The screen comes in at 2,160 by 1,440 pixels. In comparison the iPad Pro is 2,732 x 2,048 and the Surface Pro 4 is 2,736 x 1,824.
The hybrid can be configured with core M3, M5 and M7 processors, 4GB or 8GB of RAM, and storage options from 128GB to 512GB SSDs. There’s also a Windows Hello-compatible fingerprint sensor on the side.
The tablet/laptops will be shipped with Windows 10 Signature Edition in the US.
You can already preorder a Matebook starting today from the Microsoft store, and it’ll be available at other retailers on July 11.
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