07:51AM EDT - I'm here in Berlin, waiting to see Huawei's Matebook launch

07:51AM EDT - Actually using my MateBook 2016 for this event, because I left my main laptop charger at home...

07:52AM EDT - A sizeable crowd starting to build, we just got the 10 minute warning

07:52AM EDT - I've got a front and center seat, albeit in the second row

07:53AM EDT - There's a desk on stage with a stack of devices

07:55AM EDT - Using event WiFi for this one, seems ok sort of

07:55AM EDT - A note on the Matebook 2016

07:57AM EDT - For the most part, it was a good device with a few teething issues

07:58AM EDT - The folio activated sleep/shutdown, the hinge was basic, some would say the $2100 high-end SKU was a lot for a 2-in-1 device

07:59AM EDT - But the design ID was good. For anyone who has used a high-end Huawei smartphone, it felt similar

07:59AM EDT - one minute to go, wifi is getting slower

08:00AM EDT - Here we go

08:00AM EDT - Looks like Huawei is aiming at the business crowd. That's a good idea - it's a stable market. But is it a profitable market?

08:00AM EDT - Richard Yu to the stage

08:01AM EDT - Three products to be launched today

08:02AM EDT - 'Our target is to bring the full range of the digital life from Huawei, and the PC is an important part of that'

08:03AM EDT - 30 years of tech R&D, bringing this to the digital life style

08:03AM EDT - Launched Matebook 2016 last year, 12-inch 2-in-1 ultracompact

08:03AM EDT - First to introduce fingerprint login to 2-in-1 segment

08:03AM EDT - Launched 2nd Gen Huawei Watch 2 at MWC

08:04AM EDT - Launched P10 in MWC, 2nd gen Leica

08:04AM EDT - We feel the PC industry lack innovation

08:05AM EDT - Today is launching the Matebook X, Matebook E and Matebook D

08:06AM EDT - First up, the Matebook X - smaller than a sheet of A4

08:06AM EDT - Super thin bezels

08:07AM EDT - Unlike XPS, camera still at the top

08:09AM EDT - Unimetal body - Aluminium, sandblast finishing

08:09AM EDT - Curved Edges Design

08:09AM EDT - 13-inch laptop, world's smallest

08:09AM EDT - 4.4mm bezel

08:10AM EDT - larger display than the MacBook Pro 13.3-inch

08:11AM EDT - No rubber bumper in the corner - purely flat display

08:11AM EDT - 2160x1440 3:2 with 100% sRGB, 1000:1

08:11AM EDT - 12.5mm z-height

08:12AM EDT - Macbook 12-inch at 13.1mm

08:12AM EDT - 1.05kg

08:13AM EDT - 7th Gen 2.7GHz

08:14AM EDT - Christian Morales, CVP Intel on stage

08:14AM EDT - Relationship with Huawei started in 2015

08:15AM EDT - '1.7x productivity vs 5 year old PC'... that's a bit low, isn't it?

08:15AM EDT - 'Matebook X is no compromise in performance'

08:26AM EDT - WiFi isn't working that great

08:38AM EDT - WiFi is dying

08:39AM EDT - Talking about the Matebook E now

08:39AM EDT - Our Prebrief news went up already :)

08:45AM EDT - Matebook D - 15.6 inch FHD going after education and business

08:50AM EDT - Matebook D - 15.6 inch FHD going after education and business

08:51AM EDT - WiFi starts working when the event ends... Typical

08:51AM EDT - Here comes the pricing...

08:55AM EDT - I'll wrap it there and update the news posts with pricing.

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  • nicolaim - Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - link

    Did they make a mistake, or are they lying, when they claim the Macbook / Macbook Pro have a 16:9 aspect ratio LCD? Reply
  • tk.icepick - Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - link

    That was my thought as well. My bet is on confusion and miscommunication, although that does mean that whoever designed their presentation can't distinguish between 16:9 and the Golden ratio.

    It doesn't give me confidence in their product when they confuse 1.6:1 and 1.77:1 while bragging about their aspect ratio. That's something I'd expect of a non professional tech "reviewer", but not a large tech company.

    That said, I am happy to see the i5 X model start with 8GB of RAM.
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  • jayfang - Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - link

    Nice. Am I the only one wishing for native Chrome OS option. Reply
  • Twingo - Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - link

    1400 Euro is > 1500 USD. So this is more expensive then the Macbook Pro 13 which starts at 1500 for 8GB/256GB configuration? Reply
  • Hul8 - Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - link

    Note the "includes sales tax" in the slides. As I understand it, prices in USD usually don't include it. Assuming the prices use German 19% vat rate, 1400 € incl. vat becomes 1176 € without vat. Reply
  • Hul8 - Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - link

    ... which is about 1270 USD. Reply
  • nirolf - Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - link

    Will they use hdd's instead of ssd's in some of them?

    Because you know... there's the Nand shortage going on.
    Reply
  • neerajrathor - Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - link

    it may be a book mate
    http://gamingtoolkit.net/
    Reply
  • SanaAfreen - Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - link

    Wow this HUAWEI MateBooks are really nice. I have one Huawei Mobile and so far I am not having any problem with it. I am very happy with it's performance. They actually have a wide range of mobiles, you guys can check here: https://bestpriceon.in/huawei-mobile-price-india
    I found it informative.
    Reply
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