Huawei brings its latest MateBook 13 ultraportable laptop and the MediaPad M5 Lite tablets to the US.
Announced at CES 2019, the MateBook 13 resembles a slightly shrunken version of the Matebook X Pro, with a satin finish on its aluminum alloy body and diamond-cut edges. It features a 13-inch 2,160x1,440 touchscreen with 100 percent sRGB gamut coverage, and two USB-C ports for connections.
The laptop is powered by the latest Intel Core i5 or i7 U series processors, and the higher-end i7 model comes equipped with the higher-power version of the Nvidia MX150 graphics processor.
The MateBook 13 will be available at the end of January starting at $1,000 with integrated graphics and $1,300 for the model with discrete.
The MediaPad M5 Lite Android tablet has a 10.1-inch 1080p screen and comes with the M-Pen Lite stylus, which offers 2,048-levels of pressure compared to the regular M5's 4,096. The chipset is also lower down the stack, as rather than the Kirin 960 these parts have the Kirin 659: an octa-core A53 variant. It will also have a slightly lighter price of $299 when it ships at the end of January.
On the M5 Lite there is a quad speaker system developed in partnership with harmon/kardon, and the 3.5mm headphone jack supports Dolby Atmos. The M5 Lite will be offered as a Wi-Fi model only, but the large size allows for a 7500 mAh battery which should give 10-12 hours of video playback time and 40 days of standby. Memory and storage is fixed at 3GB and 32GB respectively, however there is a microSD card slot good for up to 256GB. Cameras are listed as 8MP for both front and rear.
Designed for kids, the tablet features parental time limit controls and a dedicated "Kids Corner" interface. It can also detect when the tablet is too close to a face, the ambient light is below a certain threshold or if the tablet's being used at an "unhealthy" angle, such as overhead. It will then pop up a little warning animation in the corner, which expands to the entire screen if not heeded.