Huawei has once again dodged the bullet for another three months but that means there will be no finality in its ordinance with the US government. Of course, it also has to cheat despite all the uncertainties and proves to the world that it can still exclude products that make consumers feel that the company was not in that trouble. Huawei’s multi-product announcement is the setting for a much larger world offering the MatePad Pro tablet and MateBook D 15 laptop to the world.
The MetPad Pro has been leaked before and as everyone expects it will be. This is Huawei’s answer to the latest iPad Pro but with that punch-hole cutout in the corner. While certainly an odd design as far as the tablets go, it allowed Huawei to take out the bezels even further, making the 10.5-inch 2K screen take up 90% of the body. It naturally runs on the latest 7nm Kirin 990 CPU, boasting additional NPU muscle for AI work.
Huawei’s premium tablet also features a new M-Pencil, with a level and pressure of 4,096, a wireless recharging mechanism that works by magnetically sticking the stylus to the top of the frame. Apple is not the only inspiration for the MatePad Pro as the tablet has a special relationship with the Huawei smartphone that allows users to share data and files between two devices. Broadly, there is no mention of Android except indirectly via EMUI 10.
Two unexpectedly new MateBook D laptops were announced, both being 15-inch models as well as smaller 14-inch ones. Unlike the previous generation, it swaps traditional Intel processors with an Radeon Vega 8 graphics for an AMD Ryzen 5 3500U. It also comes with a hybrid SSD + HDD configuration which Huawei says you can upgrade as needed.
Like the MatePad Pro, this Windows laptop has a special feature that allows Huawei phone owners to mirror their mobile devices to the screen. And, yes, MateBook D 15 and 14 run Windows, but there’s also a Linux option for those who don’t care about Microsoft’s OS.
The price tag of Huawei MatePad Pro starts at 3,299 RMB, which is about $ 470, for 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. Curiously, the MateBook D is not really much with the starting price of 3,699 RMB or $ 526 with 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD + 1 TB HDD. Of course, you cannot expect any of these in the US which Huawei would surely mark as a major loss for the US market rather than the company.