Huawei launches touchscreen laptop & MediaPad M5 tablet
posted Monday, February 26, 2018 at 5:17 PM EST
Huawei just announced two new products that may be of interest to creative professionals: the MateBook X Pro and MediaPad M5 Series. With signature Huawei design both inside and out, the new notebook and tablet are built to excel at work, at home or on the go.
Both the HUAWEI MateBook X Pro and HUAWEI MediaPad M5 blend what Huawei describes as "crisp and clear displays, powerful hardware updates and intelligent software advances."
HUAWEI MateBook X Pro:
The HUAWEI MateBook X Pro is the first notebook to feature HUAWEI FullView Display. The 13.9-inch 3K notebook featuring an all-new 10-point touchscreen has a 3000 x 2000 pixel resolution and is set at a 3:2 aspect ratio, perfect for content creation. Its stylish metallic body design is crafted with perfect diamond cutting and sandblasting finishing to create an ultra-slim body that is just 14.6mm thin and weighs 1.33 kg, making it comfortable to carry. The HUAWEI MateBook X Pro is available in two iconic colors: Space Gray and Mystic Silver.
The premium design of the HUAWEI MateBook X Pro is matched by its performance. Featuring a powerful 8th Generation Intel Core i7/i5 processor and an NVIDIA GeForce MX150 GPU with 2GB GDDR5, it is one of the most powerful and lightweight notebooks on the market. The HUAWEI MateBook X Pro features Dolby Atmos Sound System: a breakthrough, immersive audio with Dolby Atmos and custom speakers. A 57.4Wh (Typical Capacity) battery and Huawei’s low power consumption design provide up to 12 hours of 1080P video playback, 14 hours of regular work or 15 hours of web browsing.
Huawei says they have applied many of its innovative smartphone technologies to the HUAWEI MateBook X Pro, and as a result they say they have created "effortless and intuitive user experiences." Pioneered by Huawei for the HUAWEI MateBook Series, the HUAWEI MateBook X Pro features the super-fast power button 2.0 which enables login in just 7.8 seconds from power off, and 6.6 seconds from hibernation. In addition, the HUAWEI MateBook X Pro features the world’s first recessed camera which discreetly sits on the keyboard – to activate it, all users need to do is press it and it will pop up, ensuring privacy when it’s not being used. This contributes greatly to the perfect experience of FullView Display. A multi-purpose adapter supports USB-C fast charging widely used in smartphones, meaning users only need to bring one charger when travelling for even greater portability. By developing a high-speed transport protocol, Huawei Share enables users to exchange photos and files quickly, easily and safely, without USB compatibility problems. The Wi-Fi transfer speed is up to 20Mbps, 100 times faster than that of Bluetooth.
HUAWEI MediaPad M5 Series:
The HUAWEI MediaPad M5 Series is the world first tablet featuring a 2.5D glass screen for outstanding viewing experiences and great hand-feel. Both the 8.4- and 10.8-inch tablets take the iconic design of the Series to the next level with a sleek metal uni-body and U-shaped antenna design that is ergonomic and aesthetically pleasing. They are available in two colors: Champagne Gold and Space Gray.
With the HUAWEI MediaPad M5, users can take a world of immersive entertainment experiences with them wherever they go. The 2K and ClariVu 5.0-enhanced display captures even the subtlest details while intelligent algorithms ensure videos stay crisp and clear. The MediaPad M5 comes with two speakers on the 8.4-inch version and four speakers on the 10.8-inch version, tuned by Harman Kardon and HUAWEI Histen for immersive 3D sound. The support from Hi-Res audio when listening through headphones allows music to be experienced the way artists intended.
The HUAWEI MediaPad M5 is powered by a Kirin 960 Series processor for peak performance whether gaming, browsing the web or catching up on emails. EMUI 8.0 ensures a clean and user-friendly experience. A long-lasting battery – 5,100 mAh for 8.4-inch and 7,500 mAh for 10.8-inch – is augmented with HUAWEI QuickCharge technology.
Android has been optimized for productivity on the 10.8-inch HUAWEI MediaPad M5 with a ‘Desktop View’ experience that improves navigation for productivity-related activities. This includes a Taskbar and easy access to files for sharing and editing. The 10.8-inch HUAWEI MediaPad M5 also features ‘Pogo Pins’ that allow a keyboard to be connected, improving productivity even further.
Exclusively available with the 10.8-inch HUAWEI MediaPad M5 Pro is a HUAWEI M-Pen, featuring 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity to make note-taking more realistic, easier and effortless.