The upgraded Huawei MateBook E 2023 was unveiled today, which is Huawei’s 12.6-inch 2-in-1 Windows tablet. This new Windows 11 tablet is launching in China first from 7399 Chinese Yuan.
Since the Huawei MateBook E 2022 was well equipped already, it’s mainly the processors that have been upgraded.
So the processor choices now are the Intel Core i5-1260U and Intel Core i7-1230U processors with Iris Xe Graphics, coupled with 16GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 512GB or 1TB of SSD storage.
It’s also a 12.6-inch Windows tablet with an OLED display, sporting a resolution of 2560 x 1600, with 600 nits brightness, a 120 Hz refresh rate, and of course pen support for the Huawei M-Pencil 2nd gen.
The screen also offers a certain level of professional features for users who need either correct or specific color calibration setups.
There are still two separate batteries for this tablet, with a 3665 mAh battery in the tablet, and a 2800 mAh battery in the keyboard.
The keyboard works even when it’s detached from the tablet, so that’s one of the benefits of having a separate battery in the keyboard. 65W battery charging with fast charge is supported.
Ports are a USB C 3.2 Gen 1 and a USB C 4.0 Thunderbolt port on each side, with the addition of a 3.5mm audio combo jack too.
Additional specs includes Wi-Fi 6, a fingerprint reader, an 8MP front camera, a 13MP rear camera, quad mics, and quad speakers.
The thickness is 7.99mm, while the weight is 699 grams. Which is acceptable for a Windows tablet this size.
Color options for both the tablet as well as the keyboard are black, white, green, or pink, with a silver back on the light ones.
The new Huawei MatedPad E 2023 has kept its form factor, which is just the place the users seems to want it, without becoming larger. Which also makes it an interesting alternative to the Surface Pro, especially after the Surface Pro series grew to 13 inches.
– Tom Bowen