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Huawei Matebook E

Specifications

Huawei Matebook E
Huawei Matebook E (MateBook Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
, LPDDR3
Display
12.1 inch 16:9, 2160 x 1440 pixel 215 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes, detachable screen
Mainboard
Intel Kaby Lake-Y Premium PCH
Storage
256 GB NVMe, 256 GB 
Connections
Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Sensors: Ambient light sensor, fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, and Hall sensor, USB-C 3.1
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 6.9 x 278.8 x 194 ( = 0.27 x 10.98 x 7.64 in)
Battery
33.7 Wh, 4430 mAh, 7.6V, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 9 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, HUAWEI MateDock 2 (standard in some models), USB-C to USB-A conversion cable (standard in some models)
Weight
1.1 kg ( = 38.8 oz / 2.43 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1300 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 76.38% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 27 reviews)
price: 94%, performance: 89%, features: 84%, display: 84% mobility: 84%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Huawei Matebook E

Huawei MateBook E Review: Subtle Refinement
Source: PC Perspective English
Despite their large global presence in smartphones, Huawei isn't a brand widely known to US consumers. While this has improved year by year with the introduction of unlocked phones from and their Mate brand, I don't think that most Americans realize how big of a consumer electronics company Huawei is.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/15/2017
70% Huawei MateBook E review: Round two still has work to do
Source: Pocket Lint English
Sure, the MateBook E looks and feels quality, functions quietly and has nifty features like a fingerprint scanner to login. But with a £1,000+ price tag (it's hard to be specific as the MateBook E isn't available in the UK at the time of writing) the competition is typically stronger.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Huawei MateBook E Review
Source: Computer Shopper English
All MateBook E models come with Windows 10 Home as the OS (sorry, no choice to upgrade to Pro), and it is the Microsoft Signature Edition that comes free from trialware and pre-loaded apps and programs you didn’t ask for. Also, Huawei includes a one-year subscription to Office 365 Personal, Microsoft’s cloud-based productivity suite, which is a $70 value. Huawei backs the MateBook E with a standard 12-month warranty.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Huawei MateBook E review: A tablet that fixes its predecessor's mistakes
Source: Neowin English
The biggest thing about the Huawei MateBook E for me was that it fixed almost everything that was wrong with last year's MateBook. The keys on the Portfolio Keyboard are now 'islanded', there's a kickstand for multiple viewing angles, and it comes with all of the accessories instead of forcing the user to buy them separately.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Huawei Matebook E review: is this the tablet that can replace your PC?
Source: Think Digit English
The tablet isn’t exactly cheap, but it is very similarly priced to certain other popular Windows tablets with the same specs. This one is thinner and prettier, though. You can get a Huawei Matebook E for as low as 999€, while the top-tier version (the one we reviewed) goes for 1,299€.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/10/2017
60% Huawei MateBook E
Source: PC Mag English
Ultimately, the MateBook E is less than the sum of its parts: a gorgeous display, a thin and light form factor, and processor, memory, and storage options that you'd expect to find on a laptop. Bring it all together, though, and you get an underperformer with strengths that aren't compelling enough to make you cross out the conventional tablets or laptops on your shopping list.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Huawei MateBook E review
Source: PC Advisor English
The MateBook E is a clear improvement from the first generation and is on par with the Surface Pro as the best Windows 10 hybrid device. The well-built and included keyboard cover is the quiet star of the show here, as there’s not much you can do to jazz up the tablet itself.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/05/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Huawei MateBook E
Source: Trusted Reviews English
I’m pleased that Huawei has taken another stab at the 2-in-1 market. With prices starting at €999 (probably £900 inc VAT) with the keyboard included in the box, it's going to be a tight fight between the MateBook E, the more premium Surface Pro and Samsung's various Galaxy Books.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/23/2017
Huawei MateBook E preview: A better keyboard cover makes all the difference
Source: Pocket Lint English
First impressions are good. The MateBook E looks to present a balance of power and design, and it's been much better executed in this model. The change to the cover is a small thing, but Huawei has learnt from the previous experience and moved to make it better for all users.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/23/2017
Huawei MateBook E hands-on review
Source: Stuff TV English
If Huawei can undercut microsoft's hybrid, it could be a compelling alternative. If not, I'll need to see both side-by-side to see which is worth your cash.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/23/2017

Foreign Reviews

82% Verfolgerduell
Source: Connect - 10/17 German
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 94% features: 80% mobility: 74% ergonomy: 82%
Huawei MateBook E Besser, aber noch nicht perfekt
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/21/2017
Tablet-Neuauflage
Source: c't - 21/17 German
Single Review, , Medium, Date: 09/01/2017
80% Der Primus Unter Den Problemkindern
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/19/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
89% Starkes Notebook mit spärlichen Anschlüssen
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/30/2017
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 89% features: 87% display: 84% mobility: 94%
Was Taugt Der Teure Windows-Hybrid?
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/27/2017
Huawei MateBook E
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/30/2017
Huawei Matebook X und E
Source: Golem German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 05/24/2017
Die neuen MateBooks im Hands-On
Source: Technik Surfer German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 05/23/2017
OFERTA DEL DÍA: Huawei Matebook E, un ultraportátil convertible 2-en-1 con pantalla IPS de 12" 2K que, animado por un Core i5-7Y54, sería completamente silencioso en todo momento (549 €)
Source: Putoinformatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: High mobility; compact size; light weight; silent system; good price; excellent display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/22/2019
[Análisis] Huawei MateBook E, Convertible con panel 2K, 256 GB SSD y ¡a precio incomparable!
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Fast fingerprint sensor; decent hardware; nice display; good price. Negative: Only 1 USB port.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/20/2017
Huawei Matebook E. Pros y contras (829 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Attractive design; nice display; good cooling system; fast fingerprint sensor; rich set of ports. Negative: No memory card slot; no rear camera; inflexible stylus pen.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/24/2017
¡Chollo! Huawei MateBook. Pros y contras (519 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Low price; decent display; elegant design; comfortable keyboard; nice selfie camera. Negative: Weak connectivity; no rear camera; inflexible stylus pen.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/22/2017
Recensione Huawei Matebook E Bl-W19
Source: Notebook Italia Italian IT→EN
Positive: Nice design; solid workmanship. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/24/2017
Recensione Huawei Matebook E: finalmente una buona tastiera
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Nice display; comfortable keyboard; good selfie camera; decent cooling system. Negative: Weak hardware.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/16/2017
Huawei Matebook E Hands-On: Qual È Lo Scopo Del Costoso Ibrido Windows?
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Negative: High price; short battery life; uncomfortable keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/02/2017
Premier Test Du Huawei Matebook E : Que Vaut Cette Tablette Hybride Sous Windows ?
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Positive: Nice design; solid workmanship; comfortable keyboard; decent hardware. Negative: Poor connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/02/2017

Comment

Model:

The Huawei MateBook E i5-7Y54 is a convertible that has enough style to suit any office. Huawei has further expanded the MateBook series by releasing the MateBook E, a convertible most closely related to the original MateBook. The MateBook E takes an admittedly Surface-heavy approach in its design. The tablet component of the MateBook E is all but identical to the previous version and that means it is just as slim (6.9 mm) and utterly gorgeous as the original. It is available in gold, blue and pink and looks more like a large Android tablet than a Windows 10 device, yet it is a proper business tool. The bezels are of a thickness one would expect, and the top one houses the front-facing camera. On the top edge, there are dual speakers and two mics alongside the power/lock button. The right edge retains the volume rocker/fingerprint sensor that works brilliantly with the Windows Hello biometric setup. The dimensions of the tablet are 6.9 x 278.8 x 194.1 mm, which is really thin for a Windows 10 Pro device. Huawei's MateBook E uses a chiclet keyboard with soft feedback. There is practically no pressure point, but the resistance when pressing a button ensures sufficient feedback when typing. The size and the distance of the keys let the user work fluidly. The pad should be firm and even, otherwise the keyboard dock will quickly twist as soon as the heels of the hands are put on it. For working in the dark, a two-stage keyboard illumination is available.

The screen of the MateBook E displays image content with a resolution of 2,160 x 1,440 pixels. Huawei uses an IPS panel in 3:2 format. The high brightness and strong contrast of the tablet make for a very sharp picture. It is an excellent display with superb viewing angles. The maximum brightness reaches an eye-searing 397cd/m2, which is good enough for use in most conditions. The MateBook E’s specs are high-end for a 2-in-1 hybrid device. It has a seventh-generation Intel Core i5 7Y54 processor. It is a 1.20GHz chip that is able to max out at 3.20 GHz. Supported by 8 GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD, it ran many programs simultaneously without noticeable lag. There is no option to expand the storage via a microSD card. The MateBook E has few ports, with Huawei including only a single USB Type-C port in addition to the headphone jack and keyboard connection. This lack of ports can be somewhat rectified by connecting the included MateDock 2, which adds USB Type-C, USB Type-A, HDMI, and VGA connections. The MateDock 2 supports Power Delivery, which means that the MateBook E can be charged while being connected to the MateDock 2.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Intel HD Graphics 615: Integrated graphics card in some Kaby Lake Y-series processors (4.5 Watt TDP) with 24 EUs (GT2) and no dedicated graphics memory. Clocks with Update to 1050 MHz depending on the CPU Model. Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
7Y54: Extremely efficient ULV-SoC (System-on-a-Chip) for tablets and fanless notebooks based on the Kaby Lake architecture. Includes two CPU cores clocked at 1.2-3.2 GHz with Hyper Threading support as well as a graphics adapter and is manufactured in a 14 nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
12.1":

This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
1.1 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.


Huawei: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. is a Chinese company founded in 1987 with focus on telecommunications hardware and 170000 employees. In the first quarter of 2016, Huawei had a market share of 8.2% in the smartphone market, making it the third-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. Compared to the same quarter of 2015, Huawei increased its market share by more than 58%.
In 2014, Huawei created the sub brand Honor and offers certain smartphone series under this name. The name Huawei is usually not listed for these products.
There are a lot of reviews on Huawei phones with slightly above average ratings (as of 2016).
76.38%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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