In this fast-paced, tech-driven day and age, a good tech companion is indispensable for both work and leisure – be it a laptop or a tablet.
But what if you can have one that combines the performance of a laptop and the convenience of a tablet in one single device? That is what the Huawei MatePad Pro is all about – a powerful companion that can cater to all your needs while you are on-the-go. In their words and campaign tagline, "A Tablet I Can't Live Without".
Freshly launched in the market, we got our hands on one of them for a test run to see whether this sleek new tablet lives up to its claims.
FULL VISUAL PLEASURE
Imagine you are in a flight or in-cab on the way to your destination and in need of some entertainment, a vibrant and stimulation display on the tablet is a must.
The Huawei MatePad Pro boasts of the 10.8-inch HUAWEI FullView Display that provides vivid and cinematic visuals for your viewing pleasure with a thin bezel and frame, providing a truly full-screen experience.
And another plus point (healthwise), this screen also significantly reduces blue light to protect your eye health – a definite plus for those of us who are constantly staring at a screen.
AN OUTLET FOR LIMITLESS CREATIVITY
With the purchase of Huawei MatePad Pro, you also receive the HUAWEI M-pencil and the Huawei magnetic keyboard to further enhance your experience, which is great news for all because you don't have to purchase it separately on the side.
While the keyboard is a great convenience, our love goes to the M-pencil, which we constantly use to take notes and sketch ideas for work. With an easy grip and seamless stylus-to-screen experience, this is one of our most used featured for the MatePad Pro.
Unlike other stylus on the market that is stored in a keyhole slot on the gadget, the M-Pencil snaps on the side on the tablet with a magnetic mechanic which will also automatically charges the stylus.
THE FLEXIBILITY OF A TABLET AND PERFORMANCE OF A LAPTOP
Another star highlight of this new tablet is the option to change your display and user interface into PC mode where it will function almost identically as a normal Windows laptop.
That makes various tasks easier especially when certain work or assignments requires a desktop view, instead of the much more restricted mobile-view. Truly flexible and capable with its myriad of other technology like voice-note taking, screen-sharing and Multi-Window feature, the MatePad Pro is a true top contender in the market.
Also, the MatePad is also the first one to introduce 7.5W reverse charging — a first for a tablet — that is compatible with most of the latest smartphones and tech gadgets in the market.
INSIDE THE HUAWEI APPGALLERY
Here comes the ultimate question everyone wants to know about the MatePad Pro or just any new Huawei device – how are the apps going to work with Google Play store out of the picture?
While major apps like Gmail, Instagram and Facebook are no available for new Huawei devices, there are many other alternative ways to use the service. For one, you can simply go on these social platforms via your browser, which makes it more of a desktop PC experience.
Else, there are various third party options that can elevate your help.
Also, as we speak, Huawei has been constantly updating new apps into its official mobile apps store, Huawei AppGallery, to create a much better experience for the users. While it might be a small deterring point, it doesn't stop us from continuing our patronage to the brand or in this case, the Huawei MatePad Pro.
The Huawei MatePad Pro is now available at all Huawei flagship stores, select retailers and online from RM2,399 onwards.
It also comes in a bundle package priced at RM 2,898 that includes the HUAWEI M-Pencil and Smart Magnetic Keyboard.
To find out more about the new Huawei MatePad Pro, visit www.huawei.com.