Huawei held a product launch event in China earlier today where it unveiled a new HarmonyOS tablet and its latest 16-inch Windows laptop. MatePad Pro 11 2024 is the same device that popped up on Geekbench recently with an updated Kirin 9000s chipset while MateBook D 16 2024 is configurable with up to an Intel 13th gen Core i9 processor.
MatePad Pro 11 2024
The latest MatePad Pro tablet from Huawei brings an 11-inch OLED display with a 1,600 x 2,560px resolution, a 16:10 aspect ratio and 600 nits peak brightness. The slate features an aluminum chassis and six speakers and is just 5.9mm thick.
MatePad Pro 11 also debuts Huawei’s Kirin 9000s chipset featuring a 1+3+4 CPU configuration. The performance core is clocked @ 2.49 GHz and is joined by 3x cores @ 2.15 GHz and 4x efficiency cores @ 1.53 GHz.
The recent Geekbench listing revealed synthetic performance in line with the regular Kirin 9000s and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865. The tablet is joined by 12GB RAM and 256/512GB storage and is also the first MatePad to support two-way Beidou Satellite messaging.
The back brings a 13MP main cam and an 8MP ultrawide lens. You also get a 16MP front-facing camera housed inside a punch-hole cutout. The software side is covered by HarmonyOS 4 while the 8,300 mAh battery brings 66W charging support. You also get Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity and support for the third-generation Huawei M-Pencil.
MatePad Pro 11 2024 comes in grey, blue, white and black colors. Pricing starts at CNY 4,199 ($592) for the 12/256GB trim while the 12/512GB version is priced at CNY 4,699 ($663).
MateBook D 16 2024
MateBook Pro D 16 2024 brings a 16-inch IPS LCD with 1920×1200px resolution, a 16:10 aspect ratio and up to 300 nits peak brightness. There’s a 1080p webcam integrated in the top bezel as well as a fingerprint scanner integrated in the power button. Huawei fit a full-sized keyboard with a numpad, five-point touchpad, dual speakers and dual microphones.
The baseline model brings a 13th Gen Intel Core i5 processor and Intel UHD graphics while the higher-end models get i7 and i9 processors with Intel Iris Xe graphics. All models are equipped with 16GB LPDDR4X RAM and 1TB M.2 SSD of the 2280 variety.
I/O includes 1x USB3.2 Gen1 (Type-A), 1x USB2.0 (Type-A), 1x USB3.2 Gen1 (Type-C) with support for DisplayPort 1.2, 1x HDMI and a headphone/mic combo jack. The software side is covered by Windows 11 Home Edition and you also get Wi-Fi 6e and Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity. There’s a 70Wh battery with 65W charging over USB-C.
MateBook D 16 2024 comes in space gray and silver colors. The baseline Core i5 model is priced at CNY 4,999 ($705), the Core i7 version is CNY 5,999 ($847) while the Core i9 model tops out at CNY CNY 6,499 ($917).
So matepad 11 , 2024 is the same as matepad 11, 2022 but with worse soc? Genius. One would think that technology moved backwards in the last 2 years. Good job Huawei!
I have to say that since I purchased my Asus Zenbook 14 Flip OLED (AMD Ryzen 5 version, UN5401QA) this year after using TN & IPS LCD laptops previously for years, the OLED screen of my laptop is a great experience to have, enjoy, work on, and hav...