2-in-1s are pretty popular these days because they provide the convenience of a tablet plus the productivity capabilities of a full-fledged laptop. Granted, most of them can’t permanently replace a dedicated laptop or computer, but they’re good enough for work that you can leave your heavy laptop at home and bring a space-aged tablet hybrid around with you.
HP’s Pavilion x2 is one that fits into that hybrid laptop category and I quite like it despite some of its obvious drawbacks.
You’ve got to love the executives of Chinese companies, as they just love sharing little tit bits and teasers on Weibo. There are no particular losers when they decide to do so, consumers are hyped and the organisation gets free publicity once tech media sites pick up the story.
We’re just grasping at straws here though Huawei’s exec Richard Yu did post an image of a stylus – accompanied by a device that’ll be shown at launch – with the words “The new style of business” and the product launch schedule included.
No, you didn’t read that wrongly, we said MateBook, not MacBook.
Huawei has apparently gone to great lengths to put ownership on a name that we’d never expect. This comes after news that Chinese tech conglomerate will be entering the PC market in the near future. Supposedly, making a hybrid device that’ll rival the Microsoft’s Surface and other PC-makers’ 2-in-1s.
For all things about Chinese tech companies, we media bees usually rely on Weibo. Facebook is banned in China, so locals rely on Weibo for their social media needs. A source for both official and rumoured details on the latest Huawei and Xiaomi devices.
Weibo again comes to the rescue with rumours suggesting that Huawei will enter the PC segment with a device dubbed “MateBook” – cue raised eyebrows.
These days it is common to find yourself owning a laptop, a tablet and a smart phone. While each of them fits well for different scenarios, is there room for a hybrid convergence device? To find out, Microsoft has conducted a survey among working professionals in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Korea and Malaysia.
Results show that most working adults spend half of their time on the move and device weight is also a concern. Majority of those holding back from buying a tablet had responded that they have yet to find a tablet that could give them the best experience of a laptop and a tablet.
This is where Microsoft’s new Surface Pro 3 comes in as it offers the power of a full fledged Windows 8.1 laptop with a form factor of a tablet. Today, it is officially launched across 28 markets including Malaysia where it is sold from RM2,729.
To illustrate the findings of their survey, Microsoft has released an infographic that you can view after the break.
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