In a conference in China, Huawei took the pleasure of unveiling its first always-connected device — the Huawei MateBook E. Unlike its other MateBook variants, this one sport a Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 SoC instead of an Intel processor. Essentially, the SD 850 is an overclocked version of the 845 but solely structured for Windows ARM.
Aside from being always-connected, the other benefit of using Snapdragon chipset is longer battery life. With 36.3Wh found inside the MateBook E, it’s claimed to last up to 20 hours of use. Oh, did we mention that it’s a 2-in-1 laptop? Yep, the MateBook E is a tablet sporting a built-in metal kickstand — that also comes with detachable keyboard and support for M-pen stylus (2,048 pressure level sensitivity).
As for the rest of the specs, the MateBook E sports a 12-inch QHD display in the 3:2 aspect ratio. It supports e-Sim but also has a slot for a nano-SIM card. Camera-wise, we’re looking at a 5MP selfie camera and 20MP main camera. Others include stereo speakers, an audio jack, and a USB Type-C port.
Huawei has made its Snapdragon-based MateBook E available on China’s Vmall site with a starting price of CNY 3999 (~P30,000) for the 8GB/256GB variant and CNY 4999 (~P38,500) for the upgraded 512GB version. It’s still unsure whether it’ll reach the Philippines and other neighboring regions.
2-in-1 Huawei MateBook E (Snapdragon 850) specs, price, release date in the Philippines
- Display: 12-inch QHD IPS.
- Design: metal, polycarbonate + soft fabric for the keyboard?
- CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 SoC (Octa-core)
- GPU: Adreno 630
- RAM: 8GB non-upgradeable
- Memory: 256GB, 512GB UFS 2.1
- Ports: USB Type-C, audio jack
- Connectivity: WiFi ac, Bluetooth 4.2, Qualcomm X20 Gigabit LTE
Cat 18, 5CA, 4×4 MIMO, up to 1.2 Gbps DL, up to 150 Mbps UL
- OS: Windows 10
- Release date: May 2019 (China)
- Price: 8GB/256GB for CNY 3999 (~P30,000) and 512GB for CNY 4999 (~P38,500) – available via Vmall website.