Huawei Matebook 2017 Launch Live Blog: Starts 2pm CEST (8am ET)by Ian Cutress on May 23, 2017 4:24 AM EST
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.