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The Huawei Matebook is a 2-in-1 tablet that looks pretty good on paper thanks to its 12 inch, 2160 x 1440 pixel display, Intel Core M Skylake processor and optional pen and keyboard cover support.

When the tablet launched for $699 and up in mid-2016, it got lukewarm reviews from tech sites including The Verge, TechCrunch, and CNET due to mediocre battery life and occasionally sluggish performance.

You know what makes those flaws easier to overlook though? A $300 price cut.

Today the Microsoft Store and Amazon are offering Matebook tablet models for as little as $399.

Here are some of the day’s best deals.

Huawei MateBook 

Other computers

Amazon Fire

Bluetooth audio

Other stuff

You can find more bargains in our daily deals section.

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7 replies on “Deals of the Day (3-17-2017)”

  1. Ahhh shucks, the thumbnail had me thinking for a minute that there was another laptop out there with an Ezel hinge.

  2. Not a fan of the Oxford comma? That’s fine. Still, I am pretty attached to the ‘h’ in “inch”.

  3. I’m not sure the Matebook reviews beat it up for performance, at least not the m5 version. I believe it was more about 2 factors: battery life, and issues with the keyboard folio/stand. I can confirm that the battery life is pretty poor, and there are power issues in general. The device does a very poor job retaining battery while asleep, and it runs down battery in 4-5 hours while browsing the web and doing basic tasks like Excel and Word. The cover with folio cover is also somewhat subpar when compared to similar 2-in-1s, in that it has only two positions and neither is all that stable via the magnetic folding approach theyve taken. Even on a flat desk or table, bumping that desk or table may be enough to collapse the stand. You can forget about using it on your lap completely.

    The other really annoying power issue is that they have USB C charging, but the device only works with the Huawei charger and cable. You can’t use any other cable or power brick. That’s a major miss on their part considering that the poor battery life could’ve been overlooked at least somewhat if a large USB battery pack would provide juice to the device.

    That said, I actually find the m5 version to have excellent performance. It boots almost instantly and handles a large amount of Chrome tabs, MS office apps, and streaming video content without any issues. I’ve also used it for Steam and Xbox streaming, and some light local gaming. It is nicely made, thin, light, and has a very good screen.

    I personally got my m5 version for $475 on Black Friday weekend with the keyboard folio included, and then got the pen for $29 and the dock for $39 on sale. For the price I paid, I’m very happy, with the exception of the Type C charging issue. I can’t speak about the m3 version though.

  4. Huawei, like ZTE (which was recently fined close
    to $1 billion by the US government for violating
    Iran sanctions by selling the latter banned items)
    is a mainland Chinese company. Huawei has
    murky ties to the Chinese Army, and was blocked
    from doing business with the feds, as well as
    Sprint, for national security reasons.

    1. Half the companies on the planet have murky ties to the US military, the most abusive military on earth. Invading more countries than any other in the past 50 years with over half of them illegally. Also the only military on earth that runs concentration camps.

  5. Well, it’s not significantly better than my already 1.5 years old Cube i7 Stylus, and that was $300 back then…

  6. Oof. No it doesn’t. You’d be thinking “well, I could have spent a few hundred bucks on a used anything else and gotten a device that works”

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