3 new Huawei MateBooks available for preorder in the U.S.
Looking to get in on some true next-gen mobile computing? Huawei has you covered with the new range of MateBooks.
Huawei confirmed that the new range of MateBook laptops will be ready for preorder from select retailers starting today. The MateBook X, MateBook E, and MateBook D can be snatched up from Amazon and Newegg, starting at $699.99. This is no simple laptop family, either. Huawei has gone all out with all three variants.
Shiny new Huawei MateBooks
The MateBook X is a 13-inch laptop that Huawei claims is the first in the world that is both totally fanless and measures in at just 12.5mm thick. There's also the fact that this premium laptop has a bezel size of just 4.4mm, which cuts down on wasted space surrounding the display.
The MateBook E is the 2-in-1, Jack of all trades in this new lineup. A 2K touch display joins a full-size keyboard, and it is available in titanium gray and Champagne gold. This PC is ideal for those who want to work and play on a single device.
Finally, the MateBook D is the entry-level laptop that offers an impressive 83 percent screen-to-body ratio. Sporting Nvidia GeForce graphics — ideal for some light gaming and media consumption — the MateBook D is a powerful machine for the price, and it can easily be carried around with you. As an added bonus, both the MateBook X and MateBook D have been developed with Dolby to include Atmos sound system support.
We also have our Matebook X review up, so be sure to check it out! And you can visit Huawei's website for additional details.
Preorders begin June 30 on Amazon.com and Newegg.com. Here are the configurations you'll be able to purchase.
HUAWEI MateBook X
- Seventh-generation Intel Core i5 8+256GB Space Gray: $1,099.99 (Newegg (opens in new tab)
- Seventh-generation Intel Core i7 8+512GB Prestige Gold: $1,299.99 (Newegg (opens in new tab)
HUAWEI MateBook E
- Seventh-generation Intel Core m3 4+128GB Titanium Gray: $799.99 (Newegg (opens in new tab)
- Seventh-generation Intel Core i5 8+256GB Champagne Gold: $999.99 (Newegg (opens in new tab)
HUAWEI MateBook D
- Seventh-generation Intel Core i5 8+1T Champagne Gold: $699.99 (Newegg (opens in new tab)
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It's a shame the E uses ULV CPUs, which I suppose is expected given the thin design.
Core-M should be standard on everything at this point. In most tasks, you get virtually identical performance with a 4W TDP instead of 15W. You still can't get a decent GPU in a mobile CPU, so I don't know what one would do with a 15W mobile CPU that would be worth the sacrifice in terms of heat, fan noise, and lower battery life. It also reveals Apollo Lake to be a complete waste of time. Cherry Trail had a 2W TDP, which justified it's poor performance. At 6W, what is the point of Apollo Lake! (I know it's cheap, but it's not THAT cheap.)
Any review for these devices?
Yes, one for the Matebook X, see the link in the article...
You can hardly go wrong with the Matebook series. I m tempted to pick a D myself !
Matebook X would be perfect if it was touchscreen.