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Huawei MateBook

alaTest has collected and analyzed 99 reviews of Huawei MateBook. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and screen. The performance and portability also get good feedback, whereas the storage and camera get negative opinions.

design, portability, performance, screen, price

battery, camera, storage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Huawei MateBook is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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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 : Mark Hachman (

Huawei MateBook review: Hip, hip Huawei is just a little too stylish for its own good


The Huawei MateBook's designers sacrificed productivity for aesthetics in a couple of key areas, marring what is otherwise a very nice Windows 10 convertible tablet.

Solid performance, among the upper echelon of convertible tablets. ; Luxurious faux-leather cases exude quality ; Some artful design touches, including "nests" to store expansion cables

Foldable keyboard doesn't offer the stability of a kickstand ; Battery life is disappointing ; Eliminating the SD card slot is a risky move

We compared the MateBook against a number of other convertible tablets in its class, as well as a couple of ultrabooks. Performance tends to break down across product categories: Atom at the bottom, than the Core m chips, and on up to the Core i-series...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : Sean Hollister (

Huawei Matebook review


What is Huawei? Just a Chinese company that could become the No. 1 phone maker in the world. Did you know the Google Nexus 6P is a Huawei? You do now. But the company's latest device isn't a phone -- it's a 12-inch Windows tablet that's as slim as an...

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.

The Huawei MateBook is a sleek, well-built tablet for anyone who just can't conceive of moving to a mobile-only operating system like Android or iOS. It looks beautiful and has a large selection of custom-made accessories, though you'll pay quite a bit...

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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : Sebastian Jentsch (

Huawei MateBook m5-6Y57 Convertible Review


Light, but not that mobile. The smartphone-behemoth Huawei releases a Windows convertible - and aims high by targeting business customers in the premium segment. Is the small 2-in-1 a threat to the likes of a Surface Pro 4 or the HP Spectre x2 12?

bright, colorful display, sRGB coverage is 100 %, thin but sturdy, well-designed Type-C dock, dock features Gigabit LAN and HDMI/VGA, good camera, keyboard with crisp feedback, lots of storage, next to no delays while working

short battery life, no rear-facing camera, TFT should be calibrated, dock/pen need to be purchased separately

The MateBook takes top honors for the thinnest design and lowest weight. No competing manufacturer offers such a light Windows tablet which has sufficient power to allow the user to work without major slowdowns.

Product Specifications


Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2


Battery Capacity:33.7 / 4430
Battery capacity (Watt hours):33.7
Battery performance:4430
Battery voltage:7.6


Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera:N


Color of product:Black / Black, Grey / Gold / Gold, White / Grey
Device type:Full-size tablet
Fingerprint reader:Y / Yes
Form Factor:Slate
Product color:Black,Grey / Gold / Gold,White / Grey


Display Diagonal:12
Display Resolution:2160 x 1440
Display Technology:IPS / TFT/IPS
LED backlight:Y / Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter input voltage:5 - 12
AC adapter output current:2


Graphics:HD graphics 515
Graphics adapter:HD graphics 515
Graphics adapter family:Intel


Internal memory:4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM


3G:N / No
4G:N / Y
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Other Features

Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Processor socket:BGA 1515 / BGA1515
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:Micro-USB,USB / USB
Keyboard supplied:No / Yes
Stylus pen: Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes


Stylus pen:Y


Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Assisted GPS (A-GPS):N
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Proximity sensor:Y

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone out:N / Y
Microphone in:N / No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1


AC adapter input voltage:5 - 12
AC adapter output current:2


Bus type:Opi
Conflict Free processor:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1,2x2,1x4,4x1
Processor:m3-6Y30 / m5-6Y54 / m5-6Y57
Processor ARK ID:88197 / 88198 / 88199 / 88202
Processor boost frequency:2.2 / 2.7 / 2.8 / 3.1
Processor cache:4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor code:SR2EG / SR2EH / SR2EM / SR2EN
Processor codename:Skylake
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core M / Intel Core m5
Processor frequency:0.9 / 1.1 / 1.2
Processor lithography:14
Processor model:m3-6Y30 / m5-6Y54 / m5-6Y57 / m7-6Y75
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor package size:20
Processor series:Intel Core m3-6Y series / Intel Core m5-6Y series / Intel Core m7-6Y series
Processor threads:4
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / AVX,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):4.5
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Processor special features

Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes


Fingerprint reader:Y


Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 Home
Operating system version:64-bit
Platform:Android / Windows


Card reader integrated: No
Compatible memory cards:No / Not supported
Internal storage capacity:128 / 256 / 512
Storage media:SSD

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