Microsoft’s Windows 10 on ARM initiative has had a slow start, but progress is slowly blurring the boundaries between ARM and x86-powered devices, allowing more OEMs to test the water.
An unannounced device by Huawei has just seen the light, powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 processor.
The Huawei Matebook E 2019 laptop is a Surface Pro / iPad Pro clone with a 12-inch 2160 x 1440 screen, 4-8 GB of RAM, 128 to 256 GB storage, weighing 690 grams and is of course always connected.
It is only 8.5mm thick and comes with a (non-backlit) detachable keyboard.
Ports include one USB-C port and 3.5mm headphone jack, SIM-card slot and eSIM LTE support, and the device features two Dolby Atmos speakers, a fingerprint reader, a front 5 megapixel and rear 13-megapixel camera, and sports a 36.3 W · h battery for up to 20 hours of work. It has Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1 and supports Huawei’s Share OneHop file-sharing technology.
Without the keyboard case, it weighs 690g, with 1 kg.
The device was shown off at an exhibition in China but is only being formally announced in May in the West. No pricing or release details have been announced yet.
NotebookItalia has a hands-on video from the event which can be seen below: