Discussion in 'Other Brands' started by alextrela182, Feb 21, 2016.
The MateBook, along with the accessories, are now on sale in the Microsoft Store for 20-25% off.
Huawei MatePen on sale (probably close out) for $29.99:
I've had my Matebook now for about a week. After all the Surface problems, I'm really pleased to have a tablet that actually works. I've been very impressed with the tablet itself although it's taken a bit to get used to having only a USB-C port. The pen is adequate for casual notetaking. My biggest complaints are with the folio keyboard, which provides so-so stability when typing and minimal protection, and the lack of other accessories. I bought the m5/8GB/256GB model for $799, and I think it's really a bargain for that price.
How is the battery life overall and in sleep mode? Is there any drain?
I'm getting at least 6-7 hours while using it for things like Email, web-surfing, and MS Office. I don't know about sleep mode...I am either using it or it's off.
Thnx for the answer!
Update on my experiences with the Huawei Matebook.
Let me be clear: I really like my Huawei MateBook (Model: HZ-W09). It's incredibly thin & light with more than enough power and battery life for my needs. However, after just 3 months my device started having problems with the touch screen (both dead spots and phantom touches).
After struggling for over a week with rolling back drivers & updates and refreshing the device multiple times, I was finally able to convince a Huawei tech support representative that I had a hardware issue. He finally opened an RMA support incident for me.
Before the RMA was approved, I needed to take and submit 6 images (top/bottom/left/right/front/back) of the tablet and then was told I needed to call back the next day to learn if the RMA was approved.
When I did call back, I was told that the RMA was approved but I would need to wait another 2 days to receive an e-mail with an RMA shipping label.
The e-mail response with the shipping label came 3 days later and way too late to get it to the local UPS Store before the weekend.
The response also indicated that I might need to wait 2 weeks or longer for the device to be shipped back to me.
Huawei provides no RMA status update web-based query capability for us mere mortals.
They also don't offer an equipment exchange option.
In other words after complaining about (but really getting spoiled by) HP, Dell, IBM/Lenovo over the years, the RMA service from Huawei is the absolute WORST!
While I hope that my Matebook will be returned sooner than later and problem free, I doubt that will ever consider buying another Huawei device.
In short, my personal recommendation is: Don't let the very nice hardware from Huawei cloud your judgement. Simply stay away from Huawei & their antiquated/deficient repair service. I plan to update this post as things unfold.
UPDATE: Pleasant surprise--received my replacement in what appears to be a brand new device (original new box with accessories removed). I received it on Friday after shipping it to Texas on Monday. However, if I did not have a My UPS account I would have had no notice it was coming--no e-mail communication from Huawei whatsoever.
Hi, first post!
Sorry it this is considered necroing an old post, but I did not want to open a new one just for one question.
I have been using tablet pcs for a while now, mostly for handwritten notetaking. I used old ntrig (baaaad), synaptics (terrible) and now I am using a wacom emr device (best I have tried).
I am interested in buying a replacement for my old tablet, and I have found a good price for this model. I am definitely ok with its performance and battery life, but I have read some not so great things about its stylus, which as I said is what I am mostly interested in.
I have read the forum and the review made by @surfaceproartist on his site, and that reassured me a bit, but as returning it would be a bit of a hussle, I'd like to ask to those who have used it:
Is it, in your opinion, suitable for heavy note taking in Onenote? I would not do anything drawing ( I'm a terrible at drawing ) but I routinely take a lot of handwritten notes during meetings or when summing up articles and books. Would its stylus be a good option, or am I better off spending a bit more on a surface pro, or accepting a step down in performance ( I also have a normal laptop, so that would not be a problem) and go with an emr device like the miix 510 or the galaxy book 10.6?
The Matebook pen is decent. The Matebook is a nice tablet overall and, depending on your budget, consider the Matebook E which is the successor to last year’s Matebook. You can take advantage of Black Friday pricing and grab a Matebook E for $499 or $699. Check them out on Amazon or NewEgg.
My favorite device / pen combo is the Galaxy Book 10.6 or 12 models with the S Pen. Just an awesome writing experience and it doesn’t need a battery to work. While the 10.6 is a nice device, the 12 is amazing with the AMOLED display. You can find open box, like new Galaxy Book 12’s on Best Buy’s website for just under $700.
Oh, that's a pretty good price on the matebook, thanks!
Yep, the galaxy books are amazing, but the 12 model is a bit too expensive for me, given I just got a new laptop. The 10.6 has almost all I want in a tablet, but I just feel a bit silly buying a device with emmc (though its probably a 5.1 emmc) when for the same price I can get one with a SSD, like the matebook or the cube mix. Still, it might be worth it, especially since 10.6 in a 3:2 factor would be ideal for my needs.
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