Huawei enters ultrabook space with affordable MateBook D series

In case you weren’t aware, Huawei recently entered the PC market with the launch of their MateBook D devices which is also now available on our shores. The Huawei MateBook D14 and D15 are both priced at under R13,500 and they aim to bring a whole new element to the company’s ecosystem. ‘In this ecosystem, the smartphone acts as the hub, connecting health wearables, tablets, PCs and the smart home to deliver an inclusive, intelligent experience.’

In an office setting, the Huawei MateBook D series of laptops aim to bring flexibility for users to use multiple products in multiple scenarios … scenarios like the current one which finds most of us now working remotely, a phenomenon which could define the future of work.

Since late March when lockdown was first imposed, a lot of us have been asking whether we will be returning to the office or if remote working has become the new ‘normal’ and if this will continue post-Covid. Our prediction is we’ll likely see a combination of both office and remote work with a certain amount of flexibility offered.

Taking this a step further, in an article posted last month, the World Economic Forum stated that “the future looks remote, the pandemic has delivered a new normal that’s simultaneously challenging and revealing. For now, it looks like a new way of working is being coded into our collective software. What becomes of the beloved open-office plan in a pandemic-prepped world remains to be seen, work-life may have changed for good.”

And if that wasn’t enough, CNBC reports that “companies in technology, financial services and insurance have invested in remote work tools, and there’s no indication they’ll be returning to the old way of doing business. If the future looks remote, that means people or companies have to invest in having the best resources to continue running their businesses as efficiently as they can.”

It’s without a doubt an interesting time to be in with lots of changes ensuing not only in the way we live generally but also in the way we work. While it’s mostly uncertain, at the very least there’s technology (like the aforementioned) designed to make the process that tad bit easier.