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Huawei Singapore launched MateBook D 14 notebook with S$351 worth of gift bundle

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On February 19, 2021, Huawei has launched the Huawei MateBook D 14 in Singapore. It equipped with the latest additional design, hardware, and software configurations as well as premium features.

This MateBook is mainly designed for young consumers and introduces a revolutionary cross-platform experience that allows users to seamlessly work with multiple devices through a single pane of glass. It features a lightweight chassis, FullView Display, and powerful performance.

Huawei MateBook D 14 specification:

Display and Design:

Huawei MateBook D 14 comes with a 14-inch display with a 1920 x 1080p resolution, 84% screen to body ratio, light, sleek and stylish design. Talking about its measures, it has a 15.9mm thickness and weighs 1.38kg.

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The screen also contains TUV Rheinland Low Bluelight Certification effectively filters blue light emissions, for all-day eye comfort and maximum viewing angle of 178° for the best view for every task, whether it is reading documents for work or watching videos for leisure.

Hardware Configuration:

It brings the 10th generation Intel Core i5-10210U processor that runs up to 4.2GHz, Nvidia GeForce MX250 graphics card that includes 2GB of high-speed GDDR5 VRAM, upgraded Huawei Shark fin fan, 56Wh (Rating value) high capacity battery supports up to 13.2 hours of continuous local 1080p video playback on a single charge.

For portability, a multi-purpose 65W USB-C charger and a USB-C to USB-C cable are included with the Huawei MateBook D 14. The charger supports all Huawei smartphones and tablets that are equipped with a USB-C port. It also features overheat protection, which automatically stops the charging process once the temperature crosses a threshold to ensure safety.

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Software configuration:

The laptop also supports Huawei Share, a Huawei-developed solution that bridges Windows and Android devices for an intelligent digital experience. Multi-screen collaboration, which seamlessly controls their Huawei smartphone through the PC, and easily transfer and share files between devices.

Price and availability:

Huawei MateBook D 14 (8GB+512GB) will go on sale from 20 February at a price of S$1,098 with free gift bundle worth  S$243 with every purchase. This will be available in all Huawei Experience Stores, selected consumer electronic stores, as well as  Huawei official online stores in Lazada and Shopee.

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Additionally, enjoy greater with the gift bundle worth S$243 when you purchase the Huawei MateBook D 14 from any Huawei Experience Stores or selected consumer electronic stores:

  • Receive free Kaspersky Internet Security Software worth $40.95, exclusive for every purchase at any Huawei Experience Stores.
  • Receive a 1-year subscription of Microsoft 365 Personal worth S$108, exclusive for every purchase in selected consumer electronic stores including Best Denki, Challenger &tech, Courts, and Gain City.

Color:

  • Mystic Silver

*The promotion is valid till 31 March 2021, while stocks last.

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Huawei MatePad 11 and 10.8 gets HarmonyOS 3.0.0.193

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Huawei is rolling out HarmonyOS 3.0.0.193 software update for two tablets – MatePad 11 and MatePad Pro 10.8. This update comes with new improvements for these large-screen devices.

Huawei is rolling out HarmonyOS 3.0.0.193 for MatePad 11, upgrading from HarmonyOS 3.0.0.190/163. While on the other hand, Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 is getting HarmonyOS 3.0.0.193 upgrading from HarmonyOS 3.0.0.163. Below you can check the eligible tablet models to get a new software update.

  • Huawei MatePad 11 WiFi DBY-W09
  • Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 2021 WiFi MRR-W29
  • Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 2021 WiFi MRR-W39

To be mentioned, this firmware is only available for the Chinese models.

According to the changelog, Huawei is adding a feature that supports two pairs of Bluetooth earphones simultaneously to allow people to listen to songs together.

This new firmware adds support for the PC mobile engine, which would enable to use of the PC version of the WPS office on a tablet. Furthermore, Huawei is installing the latest security patch for these two tablets with January 2023 HarmonyOS security update.

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The latest software update for Huawei MatePad 11 and MatePad 10.4 comes is rolling out in batches and it’ll soon cover all of the devices. Below you can check the complete changelog for more information.

System:

  • Added the function of supporting two pairs of Bluetooth headsets at the same time, one song, two people, listening to the beauty together add Good (only supported by some Huawei headsets).
  • Added support for PC application engine, you can use the desktop version of the office software WPS on the tablet, to get a more comprehensive and efficient office experience.

Security:

  • Incorporate the January 2023 security patch to enhance system security.

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Huawei PC market growth is against the trends: CEO

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Over the past two years, Huawei has improved its Consumer Business portfolio in all products including PCs, and Huawei Consumers Business Group CEO, Yu Chengdong said that the company is moving towards growth in the PC market amid an industry-wide slowdown.

According to Gartner, worldwide PC shipments accounted for a total of 65.3 million units in the fourth quarter of 2022, which is a massive 28.5% decline as compared to the same quarter last year.

Garter mentioned that this is the largest quarterly shipment decline in the PC market since the market researcher began tracking the PC market in the mid-1990.

Huawei CEO said that Huawei PC products attained rapid growth in 2022 and the overall sales expanded rapidly. The Chinese tech maker has also achieved digital growth and a new milestone in key industries.

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This is quite amazing but the Huawei consumer business chief has something more to say about the year ahead.

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2023:

Yu said in the new year, Huawei will provide a consumer-centric approach and will continue to harness the power of research and development, open innovation, and build core competitiveness to bring new products.

The company will continue to explore industry scenarios and work with partners to create a prosperous environment for satisfying consumers’ demands. Simultaneously, Yu promised that his company will build an industry-leading commercial full-scenario service system to create a professional, efficient and powerful service ecosystem.

The new year will be filled with new energy and the Huawei PC market is likely to fulfill its promise by utilizing the company’s high-quality resources.

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It will gain momentum from research, marketing, sales, supply, and service with partners in all ways possible. The collaboration will help all industry players to get their fair share of growth in the commercial market.

Yu emphasized that the company is willing to work with partners and explore the upcoming industry transition.

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Huawei to launch new tablet in Q2 this year

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This year is different and we could expect a number of new tablet device devices from Huawei, in that place, new tablet devices could launch in the Q2 of this year.

Inputs reveal that Huawei could launch a new tablet lineup in Q2 because Huawei has a big launch event in the first quarter. However, there’s a minor possibility that Huawei may reschedule the tablet launch to an early or later date.

Last year, Huawei unveiled a number of new tablets, these include the new MatePad Pro 11 (2022), the new MatePad Pro 12.6, the MatePad SE, and a number of other additions in the global market.

Currently, there’s no new input available on the tablets but we may come in the near future. It is possible that the upcoming tablet will be powered by the latest Snapdragon and HarmonyOS 3.1 technologies but we’ll wait for new remarks from Huawei.

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