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Huawei’s MediaPad M2 10.0 boasts M-Pen active stylus support and impressive specs for the money

The images above look a lot like a Samsung tablet, but it’s actually Huawei’s newest Android offering, the MediaPad M2 10.0. Huawei announced the forthcoming tablet at CES, and needless to say its quite impressive (at least on paper).

First off, it’s built to impress with an aluminum alloy body and sandblasted finish. However, the design isn’t as thin as the Apple iPad Air to given it measures 7.35-millimeters thick. It also houses four Harman/Kardon speakers on the front, each of which feature an Intelligent Power Amplifier, Clari-fi Audio Restoration, and SWS 2.0 Surround Sound.

The MediaPad M2 is also perfect for artists and those who like to take notes because its compatible with Huawei’s proprietary stylus, aka the M-Pen. The aptly-titled stylus features a pressure sensitivity level of 2048, as well as a built-in fingerprint sensor that will also ensure your data is kept safe from intruders.

Although it’s called the MediaPad M2 10.0, the LCD IPS display on the tablet actually measures 10.1-inches and sports 1920 x 1080-pixel resolution. Huawei’s Kirin 930 octa-core processor powers the device, which also features 2GB or 3GB of RAM and 16GB or 64GB of internal storage. The included MicroSD slot also means that you can add up to an additional 128GB for photos, music, and video.

Although tablets don’t usually moonlight as great cameras, Huawei went all out with the addition of a 13-megapixel shooter on the rear. The front-facer comes in at 5-megapixels, too, which should be more than adequate for casual video chatting. The 6660mAh battery just ensures you get through those long flights.

Huawei will offer the MediaPad M2 10.0 in both Wi-Fi and LTE versions. The Wi-Fo version of the silver model – which sports 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage– will cost $350, while the LTE version will come in at $400. The gold model features 3GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and comes with the M-Pen. The Wi-Fi version of the latter will cost $420, while the LTE model will retail for $470. All four models are slated for release in the United States during the 1st quarter 2016.

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