New notebooks mate portability with productivity

Huawei Matebook B Series
Huawei's new MateBook B-Series notebook PCs are now available in South Africa. Image supplied

THE coexistence of multiple screens – phones, tablets, laptops and PCs – is especially common in the business world, particularly as companies continue to embrace the possibilities of remote working. Both businesses and individuals are looking for new, efficient systems that allow for seamless interoperability across devices and help to maximise productivity.

That’s according to Huawei, which believes that the future of smart offices will be defined by integration: of devices, of interactions and of ecosystems.

“We are living in an era that demands constant connectivity and collaboration, and the extent to which we are currently creating and sharing content across multiple devices is only likely to grow. Tech solutions, if they are to stay relevant in this evolving space, need to meet this need in ever more innovative ways,” the China-based global tech giant said in a statement.

“They need devices that work together easily, handle large and frequent data transfers, and pose no security risks.”

These qualities, it says, can be found in its three new MateBook B Series devices now available in South Africa: the B7-410, B3-420 and B3-520.

The B7-410 is Huawei’s flagship lightweight business laptop. Aimed at high-end users like professionals, senior businesspeople and those who looking for an “elite experience”, the B7-410 boasts an ultra-slim metallic unibody, FullView Display, Huawei Share and an 11th Gen Intel Core processor.

The trackpad incorporates “Huawei Free Touch”, which the company says provides haptic feedback and near instant feedback, making it significantly more responsive and tactile than the average trackpad.

The B3-420 and B3-520 models are slim and lightweight laptops that feature a metallic design and balanced performance. Like the B7-410, they also boast FullView Display, which offers an immersive viewing experience, and an 11th Gen Intel Core™ processor. According to Huawei, they are better suited to younger users looking for a highly portable laptop that offers value for money.

“All three laptops work seamlessly with Huawei smartphones, allowing users to move easily between devices without any unnecessary delays or syncing issues,” Huawei said.


It is also punting security as a strong drawcard of the MateBook B Series, which comes standard with a TPM2.0 security chip that safeguards data confidentiality, integrity and usability. The chip not only saves and manages BIOS and hard-drive passwords, it also supports the encryption of system and app login credentials.

“This means that the TPM2.0 chip can encrypt the login details of your online banking, messaging and email apps, providing additional security for information.”

All three laptops come with high-speed Wi-Fi 6 support, too. Coupled with a Wi-Fi 6 router, the laptops can theoretically manage transfer speeds of up to 2.4Gbps, which Huawei says is almost three times faster than the Wi-Fi 5 rate. “This gives users a faster connection, wider signal coverage, more powerful anti-interference and a more stable connection.”

The B Series is available locally through Pinnacle and Mustek. –