It’s back-to-school time, and Huawei wants to help students get the most out of their school year with a couple of deals on the Huawei MateBook. The MateBook is Huawei’s take on the thin/light 2-in-one tablet/laptop hybrid. It boasts either an Intel m3 or m5 processor, up to 8GB of RAM, up to a 512GB SSD, and runs Windows 10 in an incredibly thin and light package.
To get the most of your MateBook tablet, you’ll want to add a keyboard. Huawei has got you covered there during their Back to School sale. If you purchase a MateBook from the Microsoft Store — either online or in store — you’ll receive a free Portfolio Keyboard for your brand new MateBook (a $129 value, while supplies last).
While you’re shopping for MateBook accessories, you may also want to check out the MatePen, which offers quite a bit for a stylus:
MatePen stylus: offers 2,048 levels of sensitivity, perfectly capturing user’s subtle and diverse pen-tip actions with zero delay. It also supports graphics and mathematic functions, and can be used as a laser pointer for delivering presentations. It also has an easy-access eraser mode and contains a rechargeable lithium battery for up to 100 hours of use.
You may also be interested in the MateDock, which expands your connectivity options with two USB 3.0 ports, along with Ethernet, HDMI, and VGA ports.
You can read more about the Huawei MateBook Back to School event in the full press release below. You can take advantage of this sale until September 11, 2016, or while supplies last.Purchase from The Microsoft Store Purchase on Amazon.com
FULL PRESS RELEASE
Huawei MateBook ™ Offer Makes Going Back to School More Exciting
New Back-to-School promotion makes MateBook the perfect choice for students
PLANO, Texas, Aug. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Huawei has made going back to school more exciting this year. For a limited time, MateBook purchases made through Microsoft Stores (online or store locations) will include a free MateBook Portfolio Keyboard. In addition, purchasers of the MateBook and keyboard via Amazon.com will receive $100 off. This promotion will run from August 15th through September 11th.
Huawei MateBook, is a 2-in-1 detachable hybrid tablet ideal for students who enjoy the flexibility of a highly mobile device and the power of a PC. It’s the school accessory that perfectly balances mobility, productivity, design, and entertainment (for those occasional non-academic times). A Windows™ 10 PC, MateBook is at home in the classroom, dorm room, or any room where a student gets serious about school work.
“We believe consumers should expect more from their devices and the brands that deliver them,” said Ryan Li, vice president, Huawei Device USA, Products & Services. “That’s why we are focused on delivering mobile devices that are more productive, more stylish, more portable, and offer better engineering. Paired with Windows 10, MateBook is the perfect solution for students that want productivity as much as they want portability.”
New School All the Way
There is nothing old school about MateBook. Running Windows™ 10 and powered by an energy-efficient 6th generation Intel® core m-series processor, MateBook is powerful and ready for whatever develops this school year. The m-series processor is designed specifically for hybrid computing devices. It features up to 8GB of LP DDR3 memory and a solid-state hard drive with a capacity of up to 512GB, enough room for term papers, reports, research, and all manner of apps. It has all of the power and storage capability a student needs for uninterrupted productivity.
The unit’s metal unibody weighs in at just 1.41 pounds and is only 0.27″ thick. Its sleek design makes it easy to carry from class to class, home to school, and to the neighborhood coffee shop. It has a 12″ 10-point touchscreen with a 2160 x 1440 high-definition resolution and a nearly side-to-side, 160-degree viewing angle. To add to its presentation capabilities, it comes with a 5MP front camera, dual digital microphone, and dual speakers.
World’s First One-Touch Unlock
Huawei MateBook provides advanced security while maintaining quick access. It is the world’s first tablet to include a convenient side-fingerprint sensor that can unlock the screen with a single touch.
MateBook features a Wi-Fi mobile hotspot for users to stay connected when a traditional Internet connection is not available. Additionally, seamless data transfer capability allows drag-and-drop document transfer to and from any Android smartphone. One click connects the phone’s Wi-Fi hotspot, turning the smartphone into a wireless storage unit.
Accessories Complete the Package
Adding to its functionality, Huawei offers three transformative accessories that take MateBook to the head of the class.
- MateBook Portfolio Keyboard: best-in-class; features a 1.5mm keystroke and a chiclet keycap design, which allows for larger key surfaces to minimize typing errors. The built-in touchpad uses multi-touch technology that supports smooth and precise finger movements, combining comfort and utility. Backlit for easier use in darkened rooms.
- MatePen stylus: offers 2,048 levels of sensitivity, perfectly capturing user’s subtle and diverse pen-tip actions with zero delay. It also supports graphics and mathematic functions, and can be used as a laser pointer for delivering presentations. It also has an easy-access eraser mode and contains a rechargeable lithium battery for up to 100 hours of use.
- MateDock: expands the MateBook’s capabilities with two USB 3.0 ports as well as Ethernet, HDMI, and VGA ports.
Availability and Pricing
Offered in multiple configurations, Huawei MateBook 2-in-1detachable device is available at Microsoft.com and Microsoft stores, Amazon.com, and Newegg.com. It comes in gray and gold. MSRPs begin at $699 USD. MateBook Keyboard has an MSRP of $129 USD; MatePen has an MSRP of $59 USD; and MateDock has an MSRP of $89 USD.
For more information on the MateBook, visit http://consumer.huawei.com/minisite/worldwide/matebook/.
About Huawei Consumer Business Group
Huawei’s products and services are available in more than 170 countries, and are used by a third of the world’s population, ranking third in the world in mobile phone shipments in 2014. Sixteen R&D centers have been set up in the United States, Germany, Sweden, Russia, India, and China. Huawei Consumer BG is one of Huawei’s three business units and covers smartphones, mobile broadband devices, home devices and cloud services. Huawei’s global network is built on 20 years of expertise in the telecom industry and is dedicated to delivering the latest technological advances to consumers around the world. For more information, please visit: http://consumer.Huawei.com/