Although tablets do not go through the best season in terms of sales, manufacturers still do not give up and today Huawei had to renew the catalog of these devices. After announcing their proposals on laptops, the Chinese have also introduced the Huawei MateBook E, a new slim and metal tablet.
A tablet with the operating system Windows 10 Signature Edition and that weighs a little more than half a kilo (without counting keyboards and other accessories) and a screen of 12 inches, remaining in a panel dimensions similar to those of its companion just presented also the MateBook X. In its interiors it carries an Intel processor of seventh generation, and is available in two colors.
Huawei MateBook E, technical specifications
|HUAWEI MATEBOOK E|
|WEIGHT||640 grams (1.1 kg with Folio keyboard)|
|SCREEN||12 inches IPS|
|RESOLUTION||1440 x 2160 pixels (about 216 dpi)|
|PROCESSOR||Intel Core m3-7Y30 dual-core (1 – 2.6 GHz)
Intel Core i5-7Y54 dual-core (1.2 – 3.2 GHz)
|MEMORY||128/256/512 GB SSD|
|SOFTWARE||Windows 10 Signature Edition|
|CAMERA||5 Megapixel Front|
|PRICE||Configuration m3 / 4 GB / 128 GB 999: dollars
Configuration i5 / 4 GB / 256 GB 1199 dollars
Configuration i5 / 8 GB / 256 GB 1299 dollars
A two in one with good use of the front
More than tablet, Huawei speaks of the MateBook as a 2 in 1 laptop (tablet and laptop), since it can easily be attached to the Folio keyboard, which incorporates a hinge so that the tilt can be adjusted. As indicated in the table, with this keyboard the total weight of the equipment is 1.1 kilograms, without knowing the exact dimensions of the thickness.
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A device that helps to leave a little more in oblivion (currently smaller formats such as the iPad mini), as it integrates a 12-inch screen that, according to the manufacturer, has a ratio of advantage of the front of 84%. This has 2K resolution and a maximum brightness of 400 nits, the same as the first MateBook (last year).
Beyond my pampering audio
As for the guts, all the equipment comes from Intel processors of seventh generation, but to have some fan of choice for users with different levels of requirement can be from an Intel Core m to models with Intel Core i7, with memory RAM also choose between 4 and 8 GB of RAM. In this way, unlike the previous one, it is possible to opt for a processor somewhat more powerful than those of the line m.
What remains unchanged is that it again integrates a fingerprint reader(which works with a separate encryption chip) and relies on Dolby again to look for some more quality sound with Dolby Audio Premium software. It also retains the sound jack (this is no further tint) and the USB C-type already carrying the first Matebook, although it can connect to the MateDock 2, which will give two more USB-type C, an HDMI port and a VGA.
The battery is 33.7 Wh and 4430 mAh, which Huawei says gives 9 hours of video per charge cycle.
Huawei MateBook E, price and availability
As indicated in the table in the beginning, the starting price of the Huawei MateBook E is 999 dollars, which is the price of the model with Intel m3 processor, 4 GB RAM and 128 GB SSD. The configuration with Intel Core i5 / 4 GB / 256 GB goes up to 1199 dollars and the tablet with Intel Core i5 / 8 GB / 256 GB 1299 dollars, in the absence of knowing other prices.
The MateBook E is available in gold or gray, and we will know more about its availability starting this summer. In addition to the Folio keyboard we mentioned at the beginning (which has a three-pin connector and not seven), the MatePen (and MateDock 2, which is a new model) is also optionally available.
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