Huawei kicked off its MWC hardware announcements with two new Windows 11 laptops – Matebook X Pro 2022 and Matebook E. The former is the new flagship ultraportable laptop in the brand’s portfolio while the Matebook E is a compact 2-in-1 running full Windows 11.
Matebook X Pro 2022
Matbook X Pro 2022 brings a 14.2-inch IPS LCD touchscreen with 3120 x 2080 px resolution, a 90Hz refresh rate and a 3:2 aspect ratio. Huawei says this is the best panel it’s ever put on a laptop. It can crank out 500 nits of brightness and covers the entire P3 color gamut. The top bezel is just 6mm thin and features an integrated HD webcam. The notebook features a metal build and weighs just 1.38kg. It’s 15.5mm at its thickest point. Huawei also outfitted the laptop with a six-speaker setup.
Intel’s 11-gen Rocket Lake chipsets are at the helm alongside the Iris Xe integrated GPU. You get 16GB LPDDR4x RAM and up to 1TB M2 SSD. The cooling system consists of three air intakes, dual shark fin fans and a VC heat dissipation module. I/O includes four USB-C ports (two USB 3.2) and a headphone jack. The laptop comes with a 90W GaN USB-C charger which weighs just 180 grams.
The price of the Matebook X Pro 2022 is €1,899.
If you want to carry around a slimmer productivity device then the 2-in-1 Matebook E might catch your interest. It’s a Windows 11 tablet that converts to a laptop via its bundled keyboard case. Matebook E features a 12.6-inch OLED with with 2560 x 1600px resolution. There’s an 8MP front-facing camera and a 13MP shooter around the back. The device is just 7.9mm thick and weighs 709 grams. It features a magnesium alloy frame and textured glass back.
Intel’s 11-gen core i5 and i7 chipsets sit at the helm alongside Iris XE graphics. You get 8/16GB LPDDR4x RAM and 256/512GB PCIe NVMe SSDs. One potential pitfall is the limited I/O – you only get a single USB-C port that supports Thunderbolt 4 and a headphone jack. MateBook E supports WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity. It also packs a 42 Wh battery which charges at 65W via the bundled charger. You get quad speakers and quad mics as well as support for the second-gen Huawei M-Pencil stylus.
The Huawei Matebook E 2-in-1 will start from €649 for an Intel i3 variant with 8/128 GB memory while the i5 option with 8/256 GB is €999. If users decide to go for the 16/512 GB versions, Huawei will bundle them with a Smart Magnetic Keyboard for €1,199 (Intel i5) or €1,399 (Intel i7).