Is it a good time to buy Huawei tablets or are you interested in waiting for the new ones?
February 15, 2018 at 20:00
Recently we were discussing when it is the best time to buy new tablet and we pointed out that the key was many times to wait for the new models, and right now it seems that we can find ourselves in that situation with respect to one of the most popular, the Huawei tablets, because everything points to a few new could appear already in the MWC.
The new Huawei tablets that are on the way
Of course, when we talk about tablets that are pending presentation, we must take certain precautions because nothing is safe until it is official and there are always projects that are canceled, leaks that are wrong or, on the other side, devices that are announced by surprise without having even had occasion to know of its existence previously or, at least, when they could arrive. Despite this, there are a couple of bets that right now seems reasonable to make about the future of Huawei tablets.
The first one is a new one MediaPad M5, which has left too many traces already on the network, including those of its passage through the FCC, so that there is nothing real behind all that information: at least there should be a 8.4 inch model with Android Oreo whose presentation but takes place in the MWC, it can't take much further. This is also possible to add two new models of 10 inches, although there is less evidence at this time.
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The other reasonable bet is a new MateBook, or a MediaPad or other new model that is going to look pretty. It is true that there have been no leaks on it before, but we saw a Huawei teaser for the MWC that did not leave much room for doubt that the protagonists of the event would be a laptop (or maybe a convertible) and a tablet to which the keyboard can be decoupled. Only silhouettes were shown but these were more than enough to make clear the format of the devices in question.
Are they coming to replace old models or expand their offer?
The point is that when we say that the presentation of new models It is the best time to buy it has to do with the fact that these usually arrive to succeed those we have now in stores: if we want to have devices of the highest level it is worth waiting for the improvements that these will bring and if what we are looking for is to save so much As possible, we can take advantage of discounts on older models.
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The only case in which it is clear that the new model is going to happen to one of the ones we can buy right now, however, is that of the MediaPad M5 8-inch, clearly the relay of the excellent MediaPad M3, which, as far as we know, is going to look like a lot, except for a few improvements that it is true that I was needing, such as mounting a newer processor or arriving (finally) with Android Oreo.
If the news we have had from the other two MediaPad M5 10 they are correct, however, they cannot be considered successors of the current MediaPad M3 10 Lite, but they would be alternatives with a more high-end profile, especially the Pro model. With the new tablet with keyboard it is possible to have more doubts, but taking into account that the MateBook E It is relatively recent and that the competition does not seem in a hurry to renew itself, it seems perfectly possible to imagine that what we are going to present Huawei be a version with a Snapdragon, as Lenovo already did.
In conclusion, buy now or wait?
Is it worth it to wait or not? Well, you can imagine that (accepting the risk that is always in these speculations, as we said at the beginning) that the answer will be a little different depending on the Huawei tablet that interests you exactly. The case in which we would most clearly say that should be patient It is for the 8-inch tablet, especially thinking that we are not seeing many offers recently and that the improvements of the new model are very interesting. Even if they don't get your attention, and the current one MediaPad M3 it already meets your needs well, there will be more offers and better prices.
If you are looking for a 10-inch tablet, however, if the information on MediaPad M5 10 and the MediaPad M5 10 Pro they are real, you have to think that they will be much more expensive models. We assume that its characteristics would be similar to those speculated for the 8-inch model (Kirin 960, 4 GB of RAM, Android Oreo, Quad HD screen), so that the quality / price ratio will remain positive, but this morning we saw the MediaPad M3 10 Lite for 240 euros (almost 150 euros less than it is said that the new one will cost), so they are really in slightly different leagues.
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Finally, regarding that possible new Windows tablet, perhaps it is advisable to wait, but for a matter of caution, especially if we are interested in the performance section, because if they were new models of the MateBook with eighth generation Intel processors, we may know badly to get the "old" for not waiting a little longer. It may, however, be something completely different, you have to keep it in mind, as well as the fact that the MateBook E is being seen on offer lately with very interesting discounts.