Huawei MateBook

Huawei MateBook
Brand: Huawei
Category: Windows Tablet
  • Display: 12 inches, 2160 x 1440 pixels
  • Chipset: Intel Core M
  • RAM: 4GB, 8 GB
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Battery: 4430 mAh
  • Released Date: 21-02-2016



Device Type Windows Tablet
Model MateBook
Released February, 2016
Status Available


Dimensions 278.8 x 194.1 x 6.9 mm
Weight 640 g
Colors Gray, Gold


Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) IPS LCD
Size 12 inches
Resolution 2160 x 1440 pixels
Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. 216 ppi
Features Capacitive, Multi-touch, Ambient light sensor


Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. Windows 10
SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. No


Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Intel Core M
CPU Dual-core, 3100 MHz
GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. Intel HD Graphics 515
RAM RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 4GB, 8 GB LPDDR3
Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 128/256/512 GB
Memory Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. No
Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Hall, Fingerprint
3.5mm jack Yes
Loudspeaker Yes
Audio Technology No


Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 4430 mAh
Battery Life 6 Hour
Charging No


Rear Camera Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality. No
Front Camera 5 MP
Image 2592 x 1944 pixels
Camera Features No
Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration) No


Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. 4.1
Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
USB USB 3.0 Type-C
GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. No
NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
Wireless Charging Wireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device. No


User Reviews 1 User Reviews The display was vibrant and crisp, which I like. However, the keyboard folio to be poor for typing and unstable on laps. The battery life was disappointing compared to competitors.
- Matthew Moniz
User Reviews 2 I like the vibrant display with good color gamut coverage. The keyboard folio was decent but a bit unstable on the lap. The pen worked well for note-taking with good palm rejection, though it had some jitteriness drawing diagonals.
- MobileTechReview
User Reviews 3 I was impressed by the Huawei MateBook's slim and lightweight design at just 6.9mm thick and 640g. I liked the premium aluminum build that helped with heat dissipation. The high 1800mAh battery capacity provided good battery life. The USB-C charging was fast.
- The Tech Chap
Tabletmonkeys Reviews Tabletmonkeys Reviews Pros:
- Decent keyboard folio, though a bit unstable on lap
- Good palm rejection on pen for note-taking
- Loud speakers for a tablet
- Keyboard folio not great for heavy typing
- Some jitteriness when drawing diagonals with pen
- Typical Core M performance, not meant for intensive tasks

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our dedicated team and users.

  • Performance 6 / 10
  • Display 7 / 10
  • Battery 5 / 10
  • Design 8 / 10

Huawei has entered the Windows tablet market with a bang. The new MateBook packs premium design and vibrant display into a super slim and lightweight body.

At just 6.9mm thick and 640g, the MateBook is easy to carry anywhere. The aluminum unibody looks and feels high-end. 

Huawei chose quality materials to construct this device.

The 12-inch 2160 x 1440 pixel screen dazzles with rich, vivid colors. 

Images and videos pop thanks to high resolution and excellent color reproduction. The IPS panel ensures wide viewing angles too.

For ports, a dock provides USB, HDMI, and Ethernet since the tablet itself only has USB-C

The reviewed model included a competent Core m5 processor, 8GB RAM, and 128GB storage – plenty for office work. Windows 10 Pro suits business needs.

The excellent fingerprint reader unlocks the MateBook in a flash. 

Huawei also developed a clever keyboard cover that protects the screen and props up the tablet in two useful angles. 

This detachable keyboard types reasonably well, though flops a bit in the lap.

The accompanying MatePen stylus draws accurately thanks to 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity. 

Note-taking feels natural with good palm rejection. Diagonal lines get a bit shaky but overall the pen performs well.

Audio quality impresses for a tablet. Twin speakers pump out loud, clear sound. 

The 5MP front camera takes decent selfies and enables face unlocking. 

The Core M processor handles daily productivity fine but can't manage intensive video editing.

Battery life varies by usage but expect a decent 6-7.5 hours on a charge. Not stellar but passable.

For a first Windows foray, Huawei nailed the design and display while providing capable hardware. 

Shortcomings like the so-so keyboard and jittery pen don't ruin the experience.

The MateBook clearly falls behind Surface Pro and iPad Pro in some areas. But Huawei demonstrates vast potential here. 

With refinement, this brand could become a major player in Windows hybrids. For now, the gorgeous MateBook represents an impressive debut.

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