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Huawei MateBook

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 reviews of Huawei MateBook. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Tablets for all reviews. People really like the price and screen. The usability and portability also get good views. There are some mixed views about the performance. The camera and storage get critical reviews.

design, portability, usability, screen, price

battery, storage, camera

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Huawei MateBook is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

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Expert review by: Eliane Fiolet (

Huawei MateBook Review: Hands-On


We are pleased to see Huawei jumping on the bandwagon, with its first ever PC Tablet, the Huawei MateBook that features a digital pen, just like the Surface Pro 4.

The Huawei MateBook Windows 10 tablet delivers powerful performance in an uber-stylish and compact body. This could be an ideal computer for people who spend most of their time on email and office productivity. The digipen and excellent tablet design...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Jamison Cush (

Huawei MateBook Review: A Standard 2-in-1 Priced Right


The Huawei MateBook 2-in-1 is a slick WIndows 10 machine with an attractive price tag. Read this Huawei MateBook review for more details.

Great build, attractive display ; Stable and swift performance ; The price is right ; Bundled with extremely useful USB adapters

So-so battery life ; Some design and keyboard nitpicks ; MatePen performance needs work

Huawei didn’t eliminate the standard

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: (

Huawei Matebook


Starting at $699 in the US (roughly £524 or AU$949, though UK and Australian availability is TBD), the Huawei Matebook is one of the first full Windows 10 computers to fit inside an iPad-sized chassis. (Not the 9.7-inch iPad, mind you -- it's closer to...

The Huawei Matebook fits a full Windows 10 PC into an iPad-sized tablet chassis. The fingerprint sensor is fast. Its screen and speakers are excellent.

You'll get periodic pauses when launching applications or loading web pages, and battery life is merely OK. Huawei charges extra for the keyboard, stylus and dock you'll need in order to use the Matebook like a PC.

If you like what the Matebook offers, pick the slightly pricier Samsung Galaxy TabPro S instead. The TabPro S has an even better screen, better battery life and throws the keyboard in for free.

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (

Huawei MateBook


The Huawei MateBook is one of the thinnest and lightest 12-inch Windows tablets you can buy, but be prepared to add a lot of necessary accessories to the shopping cart when you order one.

One of the thinnest and lightest Windows tablets on the market. QHD screen. Custom-fitted accessories.

No kickstand. Requires adapters for full functionality. Case, dock, and pen not included. Odd SSD partitioning. No rear camera or SD slot. Only a single USB-C port.

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: (

Huawei's MateBook is beautiful, but fundamentally flawed


The MateBook proves that Huawei can make a good looking device, but its keyboard cover has so many issues you wouldn't want one.

Thin, light and attractive design

Display is merely average ; Keyboard is sold separately ; ... And it's terrible ; ... And it makes a terrible kickstand

Huawei's MateBook is a confounding device. It impresses upon first glance, but it's not long before you realize it's only beautiful on the surface. If Huawei's goal was to prove it could make a premium-looking device, well, mission accomplished. It...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Justin Pot (

Huawei Matebook review


Huawei's attractive Matebook is a solid first effort, but poor battery life cuts down its appeal.

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Dan Seifert (

Huawei MateBook review: this tablet wants to be a PC, but misses the basics


In the world of tablet computing, there are two camps. There's the Microsoft Surface (and its clones) camp, which attempts to make hardware that transforms from tablet to laptop and back again....

Sleek, aluminum unibody design ; Snappy performance ; Vibrant display

Keyboard case is poorly designed ; Battery life is atrocious ; Poor heat management

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Davies (

Huawei MateBook Review: Two big deal-breakers for this iPad Pro rival


For years, Apple has cornered the market in stylish tablets, but Huawei's MateBook has arrived to steal the iPad's crown. Announced to no shortage of fanfare at Mobile World Congress in February, the MateBook pieces together the style of an iPad Pro ,...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Stephen S. (

Huawei MateBook Review


As the way we use computers evolves, spurred on by the rise of cloud-based services, wireless accessories, and a mobile-first focus, traditional general-purpose laptops have been losing favor. While some users are transitioning to phones as their...

Thin, solidly built tablet looks and feels great ; Nice ecosystem of accessories right out of the gate ; Really well done fingerprint scanner ; Bloat-free Windows 10

Not quite as well-equipped as Surface Pro 4 ; Extremely limited port selection ; Performance may not be adequate for power users ; Accessories add significantly to cost and decrease mobility

Huawei's put together a perfectly solid tablet, with options for a decent amount of processing power, storage, and memory. While the most demanding users may crave a little more from the MateBook, we think that many people will be plenty happy with...

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Jessica Vomiero (

Huawei MateBook review: Two worlds, but the best of just one


The Huawei MateBook came to us in a backpack. A rectangular, grey backpack. Little did I know that its quirky and slightly awkward — yet intriguing — delivery would be indicative of my experience with the MateBook the following week.

Powerful, for a hybrid ; Effective and easy-to-use stylus ; Lightweight, thin, aesthetically pleasing ; Tablet-optimized apps are easy to use ; Fingerprint sensor actually works

Fingerprint sensor in a bad location ; Processor doesn’t match the Surface Book – not as powerful as some other Windows hybrids ; Keyboard fabric looks low grade and feels scratchy – same goes for the case ; Heats up very quickly ; Battery lasts for up...

Jul, 2016

Product Specifications


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera: No


Kids tablet: No


4G:No / Yes
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-fi Standard:IEEE 802.11ac

Ports & interfaces

Headphone Out: No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1


Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Processor ARK ID:88198 / 88202
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Skylake
Thermal Design Power (TDP):4.5

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):No / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): Yes