Huawei's MateBook 13 laptop and MediaPad M5 Lite tablet come to the US

Ivan, 07 January 2019

At CES 2019, Huawei had some news for its Stateside fans. It's bringing its midrange MediaPad M5 Lite tablet and its slim and powerful MateBook 13 laptop to US buyers, starting this month.

Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite

The MediaPad M5 Lite has been official since Octoberbut will now bring competition to the 10-inch tablet market in the States.

The MediaPad M5 Lite has a 16:10 10.1-inch 1920x1200px IPS LCD, a Huawei Kirin 659 octa-core chipset, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage and a generous 7,500mAh battery.

The MediaPad M5 Lite's party trick is a quad speaker setup with Harman Kardon certification and the support for the Huawei M-Pen lite stylus (which comes in the box).

The slate has Kid's Corner, which creates a parent-cutomizable software environment for kids to use the tablet.

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Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite

The Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite will launch in Space Grey the US in late January through Amazon, Newegg and other retailers, priced at $299 with the Huawei M-Pen lite stylus included.

Huawei MateBook 13

The Huawei MateBook 13 is a premium laptop that sits between Huawei's top of the line MateBook X Pro and its entry-level MateBook D line of notebooks.

The MateBook 13 has a 13-inch 3:2 2160x1440px IPS LCD which is touch-enabled, has a brightness of 300 nits and 100% coverage of the Adobe sRGB color gamut. That's a flagship display right there.

Like the X Pro, the MateBook 13 uses Huawei's signature laptop design with slim bezels (up to 88% screen to body ratio), premium aluminum alloy body with diamond-cut chamfered edges and a power button that doubles as a fingerprint scanner.

The MateBook 13 comes with 8th gen Whiskey Lake chipsets, up to 8GB of LPDDR3 2133MHz RAM, 256GB or 512GB of PCIe SSD, 41.7Wh battery and there's a model with an NVIDIA GeForce MX150 with 2GB of video RAM and a TDP of 25W.

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Huawei MateBook 13

The Huawei MateBook 13 will launch in the States on January 29 through Amazon and Newegg and later through other retailers in February. The base model has an 8th gen Whiskey Lake i5, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage and comes in Mystic Silver for $999. The top of the line model brings an i7, 8GB of RAM, 512BG of PICe SSD storage and a 2GB NVIDIA GeForce MX150 GPU (the more-powerful 25W TDP variant), and comes in Space Gray for $1,299.


Reader comments

  • Mikey
  • 11 Jan 2019
  • NKH

You have a valid point. Just remember, there are two different groups who buy Macs. The Mac users (the ones you were talking about), who are the minority buying them. The vast majority are simply Mac owners. They bought it because they either ...

  • AnonD-731363
  • 09 Jan 2019
  • SH3

Well apple deserved this. I really hope they will bleed a lot. Lets teach them that a greed is a sin and sin must be punished.

  • r
  • 08 Jan 2019
  • g3$

They are no such thing as Macbook killer those who like MacOS and use final cut pro they will buy macbook anyway no matter how much superior the Huawei's laptop or other windows laptop's are

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