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Huawei MateBook

alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 reviews of Huawei MateBook. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the durability and screen are on the whole positive. The performance and portability also get good comments. Opinions are divided on the camera. The storage and battery get less positive views.

design, portability, performance, screen, durability

battery, 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.

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