Many have tried it, and many have broken their teeth. But impossible is not Huawei! The Chinese manufacturer is preparing a convertible laptop boarding an SoC Snapdragon 850 for connectivity and increased battery life. HuaweiMateBook E, an alternative to Microsoft’s Surface, will be released first in China before making its way to our latitudes.
An Autonomous Hybrid Computer
According to Huawei, the MateBook E has a battery life of almost 20 hours. A figure obtained with the battery of 36 Wh, and of course the SoC Snapdragon 850 that the manufacturer has chosen to include in its laptop. This computer under ARM thus has permanent connectivity and a formidable autonomy. In return, it will be necessary to ignore the heavier applications and be limited to office automation or navigation.
On the technical side, this Huawei MateBook E will have a 12-inch touch screen (2: 3 ratio, 2160 x 1440 pixel resolution), 4 or 8 GB of RAM, 128 or 256 GB of SSD and will be compatible with Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 4.1. A 20-megapixel camera is built on the back and another 5-megapixel camera on the front.
Huawei Skips Kirin
The finest observers will not fail to make big eyes. “Huawei is taking out a camera under Snapdragon?” Indeed, like its smartphones, Huawei has made the habit of developing its own chips through its subsidiary HiSilicon, which produces SoC Kirin.
However, Huawei confesses that the market is not yet ripe for HiSilicon to develop home solutions. Anyhow, the manufacturer does not get wet with this new product.