Huawei’s latest event has showcased a slew of new computing devices with a host of different form factors and price points including the top of the line Huawei Matebook X Pro laptop, the unusual Matebook Paper and for those prioritising portability, the svelte MateBook E convertible.
What is the Huawei MateBook E
The Huawei MateBook E has a form factor akin to the Microsoft Surface laptop with a detachable keyboard. The tablet portion of the Huawei MateBook E runs Windows 11 and otherwise functions as a Windows tablet on its own with compatibility with their 2nd generation Huawei M-Pencil stylus for doodling, note taking and the like.
The display itself measures in at 12.6-inches diagonal, is an OLED panel with a 90% screen-to-body ratio with a peak brightness of 600 nits and a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio. Huawei also states that the MateBook E’s OLED display is extremely colour accurate too with 100% DCI-P3 and a Delta E<1.
Powering it is an 11th Gen Intel Core processor in i3 and i5 flavours with either 8GB or 16GBRAM and your choice of 128GB/256GB or 512GB of storage along with 65W fast charging and a power button that doubles for a fingerprint reader for biometric logins.
To turn it into a convertible, Huawei is offering a smart magnetic keyboard that latches on to the bottom to allow users to gain access to a keyboard.
Huawei MateBook E prices and availability
In terms of pricing, Huawei announced that the basic model with an 11th Gen i3 CPU, 8GB RAM and 128GB storage will cost 649 Euros, the version with an i5 CPU, 8GB RAM and 256GB storage with a smart magnetic keyboard bundled in costs 999 Euros, an upgunned version with an i5, 16GB RAM and 512GB storage with keyboard bundled costs 1,199 Euros and the top of the line version with an i7 CPU, 16GB RAM and a 512GB SSD with keyboard thrown in costs 1,399 Euros.
There’s no official launch dates or local pricing from Huawei Malaysia for our local market yet for the MateBook E or if it’ll even arrive here just yet but we’ll keep you in the loop.