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64 Engadget Score
A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well.
64

A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

The MateBook proves that Huawei can make a good looking device, but its keyboard cover has so many issues you wouldn't want one.

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Pros
  • Thin, light and attractive design
Cons
  • Display is merely average
  • Keyboard is sold separately
  • ... And it's terrible
  • ... And it makes a terrible kickstand
64 Engadget Score
A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well.
64

A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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66
Average Critic Score
 
70
CNET
If you like what the Matebook offers, pick the slightly pricier Samsung Galaxy TabPro S instead. The TabPro S has an even better screen, better battery life and throws the keyboard in for free.
 
70
TechRadar
Huawei's first Windows tablet is a stunner in design and features, but below average performance and battery life are troubling issues.
 
50
Laptop Magazine
Huawei's first Windows PC is a good-looking 2-in-1 with a vivid screen, but weak battery life makes this a less-than-impressive debut.
 
80
Gizmag
I've used the MateBook for writing, editing, creating product comparison images in Photoshop and tweaking raw photos in Lightroom – all without any problems. ... If it can stand in as my main work machine, we think it will do well for quite a few other people as well.
 
50
The Verge
This is Huawei’s first attempt at this kind of tablet computer, and it’s possible that the next version will fix the flaws in design and battery life. ... for now, the MateBook feels like a work in progress, and you shouldn’t be a beta tester for an unfinished product.
 
70
PC World
Huawei's MateBook convertible Windows tablet offers good performance packaged inside luxurious faux-leather cases. But the company leaned a bit too much toward fashion, sacrificing utility in the process.
 
80
ZDNet
Overall, I enjoyed my time with the Huawei MateBook, but want to see a better keyboard solution and the inclusion of the MatePen or MateDock with a purchase of the MateBook.
 
60
SlashGear
The MateBook's dire battery life means its core audience - space-conscious mobile workers - won't be able to rely on it to make it through anywhere near a full day. Factor in the flawed keyboard, and it's not hard to see that Huawei's ambitions were too much, too soon.
 
70
Ars Technica
Using the tablet like a laptop is fine, but you'll really get the most use out of this device if you plan on mostly using it in tablet mode. You can get away with the occasional work session, but other devices like the ThinkPad X1 or Surface Pro 4 are better built for that kind of use.
 
60
Expert Reviews
The Huawei Matebook is a gorgeous Windows 10 tablet, but it's hampered by poor battery life and a fussy, underwhelming keyboard case.