18 June 2020
Huawei has announced its new 2-in-1 always-connected notebook MateBook E 2019 and it looks quite elegant with its compelling aesthetics and slim profile. The notebook is powered by the Snapdragon 850 processor and it runs Windows 10 Home. This is the company’s first connected PC which means, now Huawei also counts under the list of a few companies who are working on it.
The all-new MateBook E 2019 includes an 8GB RAM and comes in either 256GB or 512GB of UFS storage. It has support for 4G LTE (nano-SIM) which covers network bands in most regions. The product has a 2-in-1 detachable profile and comes with an integrated kickstand. It has a 12-inch qHD display (2160 x 1440 pixels) display. The notebook is lightweight and has fanless architecture as well. The detachable keyboard doesn’t have backlit feature but it’s equipped with a touchpad and an NFC chip enables Huawei Share OneHop service. There’s also separate allocation to carry the M-Pen.
The always-on connected PCs are always on just like smartphones. They switch on instantly the moment you touch the button.
The Huawei MateBook E 2019 includes two Dolby Atmos stereo speakers on the sides. The rest of the configuration includes a 36.3Wh battery, which should ensure more than 20 hours of usage, a 5MP front webcam and a 13MP primary one with autofocus, WiFi 802.11ac 2x2 MIMO, Bluetooth 4.1, a USB Type-C, a 3.5 mm audio jack and a fingerprint sensor positioned on the edge. It also supports eSIM to connect to an LTE-4G network on the move.
The price of the notebook isn’t disclosed but it will be available in the Chinese market in May.
Together with this, Huawei also released two new notebooks in Shanghai, these are MateBook X Pro and MateBook 14. These two notebooks were first introduced at MWC 2019 event in Barcelona in February and now they are coming to the Chinese market. The MateBook X Pro (2019) features a 13.9-inch LTPS display with 3000x2000 pixels resolution and it has 178-degree viewing angle. You can choose the variants either the one with 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8265U and or the other with Intel Core i7-8565U processor. Both are accompanied by either 8GB or 16B of LPDDR3 RAM along with 2GB NVIDIA GeForce MX250 GPU and Intel UHD Graphics 620 GPU.
The MateBook 14, on the other hand, has a 14-inch IPS display with 2160 x 1440 pixels resolution but comes with the same 178-degree viewing angle. It also comes with the same processor options and up to 16GB RAM and up to 512GB SSD storage. Also, the graphics options are the same as available on MateBook X Pro (2019).
The Huawei MateBook X Pro is available in three versions. The i5/8GB/512GB version is priced at 7999 Yuan ($1191) while the i7/8GB/512GB and i7/16GB/1TB versions come at 9999 Yuan ($1489) and 13999 Yuan ($2084) respectively.