Huawei, a Chinese company has launched its first clamshell laptop at CES Asia, Shanghai. This is the first attempt by Huawei to enter into the laptop segment with a MateBook X which looks quite similar to MacBook Air. Huawei is already at the third spot on the global list of largest smartphone brands.
The Huawei MateBook X looks like a MacBook Air clone. It has a high-resolution 13-inch display with 3:2 aspect ratio at 2K resolution(1440p) with 4.4mm bezel. Though the Huawei MateBook X doesn’t come with touchscreen support. The laptop features a traditional aluminium clamshell design instead of 2-in1 config. Huawei MateBook comes with 7th generation Intel Core i7 processors instead of less powerful Core M processor. Talking about storage, it comes either in 512GB or 256GB SSD and 6GB or 4GB RAM. It also comes with a fingerprint scanner and it uses Windows 10 Home edition. Huawei also partnered with Dolby for Atmos Sound System, to offer better sound experience.
The MateBook X has two USB-C port — one for charging, and one for data transfer. To make the port more accessible, Huawei is including a MateDock 2.0 USB-C dongle in the box in some markets. The MateDock 2.0 USB-C dongle offers a regular USB Type-A port, DVI, HDMI, and a second USB-C port for pass-through charging.
There is no word about the product launching in India, but Huawei might launch the MateBook X by end of this year.