The New Year is approaching and the eternal question arises: what to choose as a gift for yourself and your loved ones? And as a task with an asterisk (the most difficult – we explain for those unfamiliar with the exam), a reasonable desire is added not to spend too much on gifts. we give you 5 reasons to gift your HUAWEI MatePad 11. Do you want finances to allow you to spend all the holidays in a cool way?
Table of contents
- First, work
- Creation. When it’s study, hobby or work
- Entertainment. Everything you want on this tablet
- A set of cameras for communication and more
- Family. Everyone will love the HUAWEI MatePad 11
- What else is worth knowing about the HUAWEI MatePad 11?
If you look closely at the most in-demand categories, the pandemic has proven that tablets and laptops are worth taking. Moreover, the former are able to attract almost more attention than the latter. True, we are now talking not about those tablets that are developed primarily for the consumption of content and all kinds of entertainment, but about devices with maximum functionality. Those that are useful to everyone, can be used by family members alone or bring everyone together behind one screen.
HUAWEI MatePad 11 is an example when the purchase will not be too hard on the budget, and the capabilities of the gadget cover the needs of the whole family. We tested this tablet and chose 5 scenarios that it handles well. We’ll tell you why this year it is worth putting the HUAWEI MatePad 11 under the tree. But first, evaluate this product by its technical characteristics:
Whatever you say, work always comes first. And since many are now either remotely or have switched to a hybrid format with visiting the office only when needed, a tablet should be the ideal tool for all kinds of work tasks. The HUAWEI MatePad 11 is ready for this, since as options you can purchase the proprietary Smart Magnetic Keyboard cover, the second generation M-Pencil, which is sensitive to the force of pressing, and even connect a mouse.
To begin with, I will say a few words about aesthetics and ergonomics. The keyboard cover is sold in black and looks attractive. The finish is reminiscent of saffiano leather – tough and with a distinct texture. Looks cool and very business-like. With such an accessory, it is comfortable to appear in the workplace even in the most conservative company, for example, from the Big Four consulting or in an international law firm. It seems to be a trifle, but still not every manufacturer offers accessories of a rather solid look for their tablets.
The keyboard itself is comfortable, there are no questions at all. Although the dimensions are smaller than the classic full-size one, there is no painful addiction to typing large volumes of text. You can literally get involved in a full-fledged workflow with it during the first day of use. The key travel is convincing, the layout is familiar, except that the combined semicolon requires getting used to, but you quickly get used to it. And the tablet itself is fixed at two different tilt angles, which adds convenience in solving various tasks.
If we talk about the capabilities of the HUAWEI MatePad 11, then its performance for work tasks will exceed even the most daring expectations. And add to this the convenient multitasking modes with the launch of up to four windows on the screen at the same time, and then the tablet will definitely pull up to the title of a full-fledged workhorse. Well, of course, with an eye on the software available to the tablet. It goes without saying that this product should not be expected to provide the right functionality for petroleum engineers, strength specialists, and hardcore IT specialists. Still, if the profession involves the use of specialized software or its own corporate software, tablets cannot take over all tasks. But if the job responsibilities involve working with documents, spreadsheets, presentations, mail, editing and commenting on files, then the HUAWEI MatePad 11 is beyond competition.
What makes the tablet format good for work is its small size, light weight and the ability to constantly be in touch with colleagues. It’s not cool to carry a heavy laptop with you anytime, anywhere. A tablet is much more convenient if you urgently need to solve some problems and connect to the workflow. And if the work gets caught during the holidays, solving problems from a tablet is much more pleasant. We did our job and immediately returned to rest. Whereas the decision to go and sit down at the computer always carries the risk of completely switching to work and staying too long, forgetting about rest. By the way, the autonomy of the HUAWEI MatePad 11 is much better than laptops. And it helps a lot if, after all, there is a need to spend a full working day with him outside the house.
Creation. When it’s study, hobby or work
Previously, for digital drawing, you definitely had to buy a graphics tablet. A very expensive contraption that required skill due to the fact that you draw on one surface (the tablet itself), and you see the result in a completely different place – on a monitor screen or a computer. Not everyone was mentally prepared to purchase this accessory. Especially when it was not about work or study, but a hobby. What if it won’t work for me, or will it quickly become overwhelmed? I don’t even know how many great artists we lost in the past due to the rather high entry threshold. Well, or fears of not relearning from classic drawing to using a graphics tablet.
Now everything has become much more simple, accessible, and most importantly – convenient. The HUAWEI MatePad 11 is not a specialized gadget at all, it can be used for all sorts of tasks, even if it doesn’t work out with drawing, or it doesn’t like it. M-Pencil of the second generation will in any case be useful for creating handwritten notes, work tasks, as well as for children who are just learning to draw.
By the way, the M-Pencil stylus looks good (its body is futuristic silver), feels comfortable in the hand thanks to six edges, supports 4096 degrees of pressure for drawing without restrictions, can switch from a brush to an eraser with a couple of clicks on the body, and is conveniently charged thanks to the magnetic mount to the side of the tablet. It’s also comfortable to carry: the magnets are strong enough to hold the stylus securely in any situation.
The second generation M-Pencil, when combined with drawing apps on the HUAWEI MatePad 11, easily covers users’ wishes and desires. It is convenient to make handwritten notes with it (for example, at lectures), the smallest users can learn to draw, for this there is a pre-installed software and an excellent selection of additional applications in the AppGallery store. Plus, M-Pencil makes it easy to sign documents, annotate design layouts and all kinds of work files. Finally, you can install apps for professional artists on your tablet and get creative without any restrictions. It doesn’t matter if it’s a hobby, study or drawing-related work.
Entertainment. Everything you want on this tablet
The HUAWEI MatePad 11 is powered by an eight-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 7nm processor with an Adreno 650 graphics system. The amount of RAM is 6 GB, storage capacity can be selected from 64 to 256 GB, expandable with microSD memory cards up to 1 TB. With this configuration, there is no doubt that the tablet will handle all the latest games and entertainment. It runs any games without any problems, from the simplest arcade time killers and “farms” to top multiplayer titles with excellent graphics and the highest hardware requirements. By the way, thanks to the large screen behind the HUAWEI MatePad 11, it’s easy to get your family together and play something multiplayer together. For example, it could be Monopoly, Uno, or Explosive Kittens. And it’s also salvation.
If you don’t care about games at all or you don’t spend too much time playing them, the HUAWEI MatePad 11 is perfect for movies and TV shows. It is convenient to use it for thoughtful viewing or turn on something in the background. The screen is large enough and bright, made using IPS technology, supports a wide color gamut DCI-P3, which means movies and TV shows will look great and shown exactly as they were intended. The resolution is 2560×1600 pixels or 275 PPI in terms of dots per inch. By the way, if the tablet is somewhere on the sidelines, for example, when you put it at a safe distance while cooking, you won’t have to listen to the characters’ cues. The HUAWEI MatePad 11 has four powerful Harman / Kardon certified speakers, so the tablet has great sound for any task.
A set of cameras for communication and more
Have you decided to get together with the whole family during the holidays and call your relatives via video link? It’s easy. Well, or after the holidays it will be possible to arrange calls with colleagues. In this case, by the way, it is convenient to use multitasking, so that on one side there is a conversation window, on the other – a calendar, notes or some other necessary application. The tablet has a high-quality front camera with a resolution of 8 MP, f / 2.0 aperture and fixed focus. It supports Full HD video recording, which is ideal for video calling applications. And four more built-in microphones accurately transmit voice and suppress extraneous noise, including keyboard sounds. They work great and do not force you to always use a headset for calls.
The main camera is single with a 13 MP module, f / 1.8 aperture, autofocus and flash. Supported slow motion, panorama, “scanning” documents, continuous shooting, as well as shooting by timer or voice commands. In terms of photo quality, tablets may not be on a par with smartphones, but if you need to quickly remove something and send it to someone, it’s a working option. Especially when you consider how convenient it is to handle photos on the big screen. Removing unnecessary things from the frame, retouching, adjusting the horizon and color correction – all this is more comfortable to do in a tablet format.
Family. Everyone will love the HUAWEI MatePad 11
The HUAWEI MatePad 11 is a gadget that the whole family can use. Albeit one by one, albeit together to gather for him for a common pastime. True, you will have to find the optimal scenario for its transfer from hand to hand, and not argue whose turn is next. But in this matter we are no longer advisers. The main thing is that the HUAWEI MatePad 11 turns out to be a reliable companion for literally everything.
Some can quickly work on it thanks to a comfortable keyboard, stylus and mouse, others will like watching movies and TV shows on a fairly large and very mobile screen while cleaning or cooking, some will certainly appreciate the sound of speakers for audiobooks, podcasts and music, and they will also be able to use your tablet for study and creativity. For the smallest who are still just taking their first steps in learning about gadgets and their possibilities for development and entertainment, the HUAWEI MatePad 11 also has a lot to offer. For example, an excellent developmental application with a safe mode is already available out of the box so that the child cannot leave it without entering a password. And, of course, the AppGallery store has hundreds of apps for kids to suit all tastes and interests.
What else is worth knowing about the HUAWEI MatePad 11?
First, the HarmonyOS 2.0 operating system is very user-friendly. The user experience will be recognizable to anyone who has ever dealt with EMUI on earlier HUAWEI smartphones and tablets. And in general, with respect to other operating systems, there is no frightening and radical rethinking of the usual interactions. Everything is generally recognizable, but there are also new features that add convenience to the product. For example, the curtains of the notification center and quick access to settings are separated, they are called by a gesture from top to bottom on different halves of the screen. There are also gadgets and more “spacious” folders with the ability to launch applications with one touch. In general, from the point of view of software, the product is pleasant.
Of the “iron” features of the product, it is worth mentioning support for the fastest Wi-Fi 6, stable and energy efficient Bluetooth 5.1. The capacity of the built-in battery is 7250 mAh, and fast charging is also supported by the bundled adapter 10 V, 2.25 A. Dimensions and weight of the product are small: about 485 grams and 253.8 x 165.3 x 7.25 mm. Available in olive green and matt gray.