At the MWC 2019, Huawei unveiled the all-new MateBook X Pro and MateBook 14 laptops powered by the 8th gen Intel processors. Now, the company launched the affordable MateBook E (2019) along with the other two MateBooks in China. Unlike the other two MateBooks, the new MateBook E (PAK-AL09) is a 2-in-1 laptop which can also be used a tablet. While the base variant with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage is priced at CNY 3999 (approx USD 595 / INR 41,000), there is also a 512GB storage option which costs CNY 4999 (approx USD 745 / INR 51,500).
It is currently available for pre-orders and sales will begin on April 30th in China. Talking about the hardware, the new MateBook E comes with a 12-inch display with IPS display with 2K (2160 × 1440 pixels) resolution and 3:2 aspect ratio. It also supports stylus which comes with 2048-layer pressure sensitivity. Just like the Huawei smartphones, the MateBook E also comes with TUV-certified Eye Protection. As mentioned earlier, the MateBook E 2019 comes with 8GB LPDDR4X RAM and 256GB/512GB UFS flash storage.
Under the hood is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 Mobile Computing Platform featuring Kryo 385 CPU and Adreno 630 GPU. It is built on second-gen 10nm FiFET process and sports Snapdragon X20 LTE modem. It runs on Windows 10 Home Chinese version and there is no information about the global debut of this laptop. The official two-in-one leather keyboard also brings Huawei Share support for faster transmission of files and media. The single USB Type-C port can be used as DisplayPort or for data transfer and charging.
It comes with Cat.16 4G LTE and Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac connectivity options. There are stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos support along with a 3.5mm audio jack and dual microphones. Talking about the cameras, there is a 13MP camera on the rear with f/2.2 aperture and a 5MP camera on the front with f/2.0 aperture. As seen on other 2-in-1 laptops, there is no LED flash for the cameras. It is backed by a 36.3Wh (4780mAh @ 7.6V) battery and comes with 40W USB Type-C Smart Power adapter for fast charging. The power button on this laptop also comes with an integrated fingerprint scanner.
The MateBook E (2019) weighs 278.82 x 194.22 x 8.5 mm and weighs around 698 grams without the keyboard. On the other hand, the high-end MateBook X Pro 2019 laptop will be retailing from CNY 7999 (approx USD 1190 / INR 82,500). Coming to the MateBook 14, the variant with integrated graphics comes with a price tag of CNY 5699 (approx USD 850 / INR 58,750) and one with Nvidia GeForce MX250 graphics card starts from CNY 5999 (approx USD 895 / INR 61,900). Stay tuned on PhoneRadar to know about the global availability of these MateBooks from Huawei!