The MateBook E consists of two main parts. These are the tablet itself and the keyboard that magnetically attaches to the bottom. When the two parts are combined, the MateBook E becomes a kind of laptop. With the keyboard removed, it looks more like an iPad. The biggest upgrade over the previous MateBook E here is the display. It’s the company’s first Windows PC with both an OLED panel and the first to support the M Pencil stylus. The tablet itself is 7.99mm thick and has a simple design. It is also lightweight at 790 grams. It does not add weight while carrying it in the bag. Much more comfortable to carry than regular laptops. The back is matte plastic and the sides are magnesium alloy. Like the Surface Pro 8 and many of its competitors, the tablet itself doesn’t have a built-in stand. On the side is a USB-C port with Thunderbolt 4 and the power button with an in-display fingerprint sensor. The fingerprint sensor works fast. Data transmission rates of 40Gbps can be achieved with Thunderbolt 4, and two 4K/60Hz monitors are supported through this port. Of course, more ports would be nice here. But there’s also a different version of the Huawei keyboard that gives you a second USB-C port.
The camera module protrudes slightly from the back of the tablet, but that’s fine when used flat on a table. The performance of the 13 MP rear camera is also good, offering a reasonable level of detail and vibrant colors. Additionally, there is a camera app with special modes for scanning barcodes and documents. The front camera is also suitable for video calls with support for the quad-microphone system. The magnetic keyboard is convenient for typing with good travel distance. It has more keyboard shortcuts than the iPad Pro’s Magic Keyboard. The keyboard also acts as a stand and offers different viewing angles. The keyboard, meanwhile, adds 440g to the overall weight. The total weight of 1.15 kg is still lighter than most laptops. M-Pencil does not work out of the box, must be purchased separately. However, when drawing with AutoDesk SketchBook, the tablet can provide an experience close to the real pen.
The MateBook E has a 12.6-inch 2560×1600 OLED display. The colors here are rich and vibrant. The screen covers 96% of the Adobe RGB color gamut and 100% of sRGB and DCI-P3. The only real downside to its screen is its refresh rate. You’re limited to 60Hz compared to many of its competitors offering 90 or 120Hz. It’s not an adaptive display either. The stereo speakers also deliver crisp, clear sound. The MateBook E is powered by the 11th generation Intel Core i5-1130G7 processor. This processor is coupled with 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of SSD. This device is not a replacement for a high-end productivity machine, but the hardware inside is suitable for using Office software and performing basic photo and video editing tasks in similar programs such as Photoshop or Premiere Pro. Although it is not a gaming laptop, it can run simpler games like The Sims 4. Despite the slim design during these processes, it can efficiently transfer heat with the steam room cooled by air with graphene heat conduction and the Shark Fin fan system. The fan noise isn’t too loud either.
MateBook E works with Windows 11 Home. The user experience here is pretty much the same as other Windows 11 touchscreen devices. You can use the MateBook E and M-Pencil to remotely connect to a MateView monitor with the upgraded Super Device functionality. . With Multi-Screen Collaboration, you can mirror the screen of your Huawei phone running EMUI 10 or above to the MateBook E and manage your phone directly on your tablet. On the battery side, the tablet has a 3665 mAh battery. When streaming video at 120 nits brightness, you get around six hours of results. Battery life varies with screen brightness and apps used. You can get an average of 4-6 hours of use on a single charge. The Huawei SuperCharge 65W charging adapter comes out of the device box. When the battery is completely empty, the box’s 65W adapter can provide 19% in 15 minutes and 33% in half an hour. In less than an hour and a half, it is possible to recharge the entire battery.