We first learnt a couple of months back that Huawei is interested in introducing a laptop, as the company registered the name Matebook, quite a while back. Now it looks like Chinese technology firm would be executing the plan soon. The report from the Sina Tech, claims that Huawei is going to launch their first laptop at the Mobile World Congress Expo happening in the Barcelona next month. The brand has supposedly partnered up with Intel for the chipset supply on their new laptop.
The Huawei has established a great success in China and many other regions including the India. Last year company focused on its low-cost smartphones brand, Honor and tasted fantastic sales figures. Now with a willingness to introduce a Notebook, the company could be approaching to make cost-effective machines with Intel processor. The hybrid tablets market has seen a number of introduction from the likes of Lenovo, HP and Dell in the last couple of years. But there isn’t an affordable laptop out there with mean power.
This new Matebook would possibly sport a hybrid design where it can be used as the laptop and tablet. With Windows 10 introduction, Microsoft has given a means to introduce hybrid tablets with a dominant operating system for the next generation computing. It has been claimed that the notebook would be powered by dual OS, Android and Windows, although, it is unlikely that brand would introduce such thing. But then again, big conglomerates have known to take significant risks towards innovations, and this could be Huawei ringing bell in the laptop business.
The Honor brand that is now available in the United States as the company made it official at the CES earlier this month in Las Vegas. This could be a part of the grand plan where the company wants to establish its presence more than just in the mobile and telecommunication industry. Note that Lenovo debuted its ThinkPad 13 with Windows and Chrome OS variants, so it could be a possibility that Matebook would arrive in two variants as well, one with custom Android interface (EMUI for large screen device) and Windows OS.
What do you think of this possibility? Would you be one of the people interested in buy a Huawei laptop with Android or Windows, or maybe even with a dual OS option? We could be seeing a possible affordable competitor to the Microsoft Surface tablet. Let us know about your thoughts, regarding this development. Stay Tuned in as we bring you the latest progress about the possible Matebook.