Huawei's MediaPad M5 tablets are now available

Huawei's MediaPad M5 tablets are now available

Huawei's made its MediaPad M5 tablet series - which start at $319 - available in the United States, via Amazon and Newegg. The Pro model is obviously the costliest, although the only thing that separates it from the $359 non-Pro 10.8-incher is a "lightweight and ergonomically designed" M-Pen stylus equipped with "world-class 4096-level pressure sensitivity".

The specs are solid: The non-Pro tablets all ship with an octa-core Huawei Kirin 960 processor, a 2560 x 1600 IPS display, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage with microSD expansion to 256 GB, 801.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, and dual cameras.

These are also the "first tablets in the world to adopt a 2.5D curved glass display", which contributes to a design that's both elegant and practical, with a "high-quality" metal body and reinforced edges.

Many people, including me, primarily use a tablet for media consumption and this is one area where the Huawei MediaPad M5 excels.

All of the MediaPad M5 tablets run Huawei's clean EMUI 8.0 user interface, which builds on Android 8.0 and has worked well in my testing. The main differences between the smaller one and the larger one - other than screen size - is the larger battery of 7500mAh over 5100mAh, and the 10.8-inch variant has Pogo pins on the back for connecting a keyboard.

In a press release, Huawei notes the 10.8-inch M5 will feature a "transformed" Desktop View experience that's optimized for work tasks. Henry joined Tom's Guide and LAPTOP having written for The Content Strategist, Tech Radar and Patek Philippe International Magazine. Content rules everything around him.

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