Along with its new Windows laptops Matebook E and Matebook X Pro, Huawei has brought its all-in-one PC dubbed MateStaion X and its first E Ink tablet dubbed MatePad Paper as part of the growing Huawei Smart Office ecosystem.
Huawei’s MateStation X is the largest all-in-one PC in the manufacturer’s lineup. It has a 28.2 inch IPS LCD touchscreen with 3840 x 2560 pixel resolution with 3:2 aspect ratio and covers 98% of the P3 color gamut. The device features a metal unibody design and brings a three-speaker setup co-engineered with French audio company Devialet.
MateStation X comes with an AMD Ryzen 5 5600H processor with 16GB of RAM and 1TB of M.2 NVMe storage. I/O consists of two USB-C ports, two USB-A connectors, and a headphone jack. You also get support for Wi-Fi 6. Huawei offers a wireless keyboard with an integrated fingerprint for authentication as well as a Bluetooth mouse. The software front is covered by Windows 11 from Microsoft.
Huawei’s MatePad family already has LCD and OLED displays, but now it welcomes its first E Ink display member. MatePad Paper is designed for reading and writing notes thanks to its 10.3-inch E Ink screen with smart refresh technology, but it’s also a tablet in its own right. The advantages over traditional LCD and AMOLED tablets are most evident here in direct sunlight, where the E Ink display remains perfectly readable. It comes with a special anti-reflective layer on top and supports 32 levels of brightness which allows you to read in darker environments without any problem.
Huawei also benefits from MatePad Paper’s large screen advantages over traditional e-readers – you get a more spacious display area that holds more text and requires less page turning. Huawei’s software team has developed an intelligent refresh mode for MatePad Paper that lets you play videos, browse the web, and navigate the interface faster than other E Ink displays.
MatePad Paper supports Huawei’s second-generation M-Pencil stylus with the same pressure sensitivity levels of 4096. Huawei claims 26ms latency here. The tablet’s screen is also of the PMMA variety, which adds a textured feel and should feel more natural for writing and drawing. You can take split-screen notes with a textbook on one side and the notes app on the other.
MatePad Paper runs a customized version of HarmonyOS 2.0 and supports smart content transfer from Huawei phones. It has 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage, Wi-Fi 6+ and a fingerprint sensor integrated into the power button. Huawei claims it can last up to four weeks on standby. The tablet weighs 360 grams and comes in black, khaki and blue.
The Huawei MateStation X will cost €2,199 in Europe. Meanwhile, the MatePad Paper will cost €499, and Huawei will bundle it with an M-Pencil and a Folio Cover.