Huawei MateBook model: HZ-W19

Huawei MateBook

Quick Description

This Windows-powered tablet received poor reviews, most of them related to its folio keyboard and battery endurance. Still, if the keyboard isn't a big deal for you and you just want tablet capable of running your favourite windows apps. It could be worth considering at the right price.

Other Considerations

Here are a few things about this tablet which could come as a surprise. For each point, you will find how to fix it (if it's an issue) and how much to budget for it. Not every point below will be a concern, but hopefully, we can keep your surprises to a minimum.

Unusual Expenses. Some expected features are missing from the base product which will nearly guarantee that you will need to buy essential accessories. This could be external dongles to get USB ports or headphone jacks or a keyboard cover which, while optional, is shown in every single photo of the product. See description above for details.~$150

Dongle-Dependant. This tablet has no regular USB port. So, in order to plug most USB peripherals, you will need an adapter of some kind. Those are sometimes included but not always and can result in hefty expenses. $10-$120

Assuming you are starting over fresh, you can expect to spend $150 on accessories, for a total cost of $750.

Available at 5 locations, from $600

Based on 520 days of observation, the Huawei MateBook usually costs ~$600 in Canada. If you were waiting for this tablet to drop in price, this could be the day you were waiting for.

Scroll down to find charts comparing the Huawei MateBook to similar devices, to see how well it runs your favorite apps and to find where it can be bought from.



Here's how this device has been priced up to now:

Here are a few Canadian retailers who currently sell this product:

Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon, Walmart, Staples, Best Buy or Newegg at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.


Here's how the Huawei MateBook ranks compared to similar devices. The more stars there are, the better (except for the price row).


Bang for the Buck3/5
Versatility for the Price2/5
General-purpose power3.5/5
Graphical power3/5
Ease of MaintenanceN/A

Large Tablets

Bang for the Buck3/5
Versatility for the Price2/5
General-purpose power3/5
Graphical power2.5/5
Ease of MaintenanceN/A

All Smart Devices

Bang for the Buck2.5/5
Versatility for the Price2.5/5
General-purpose power2.5/5
Graphical power1.5/5
Ease of MaintenanceN/A

The Meaty details

The Specs

Operating System: Windows
Processor: Intel Core m5-6Y54
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 515
Memory: 4.00 GB
Storage: 128.00 GB
Screen Size: 12"
Screen Resolution: 2160×1440(216.33ppi)
Dimensions: 27.88 × 19.41 × 0.69 cm
Weight: 0.64 kg

The features

  • Fixed storage: Solid State (very fast)
  • Webcam / Front-Facing Camera / Selfie Cam
  • Pressure-Sensitive Stylus
  • Touch Screen
  • USB Type-C
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • 3.5mm Headphone+Microphone combo jack
  • Built-in Microphone
  • Built-in Speakers
  • Bluetooth 4
  • Wi-Fi a
  • Wi-Fi ac
  • Wi-Fi b
  • Wi-Fi g
  • Wi-Fi n

What it's capable of

Here are the tasks this computer can handle and how easily it'll breeze through it. A 5-star rating means it should handle the task at a professional level, a 1-star rating means it can do it, but it likely won't be a pleasant experience.

Activities it will handle

  • Web & Communication

    The basics 5/5
    Design Websites 3/5
  • Audio & Visual medias

    The basics 3/5
    Music Production 1/5
    Drawing and Illustrations 3/5
    Photo Editing 2/5
    Video Editing 2/5
  • Texts & Numbers

    The basics 5/5
  • Video Games

    Casual and Mobile Games 4/5
    Enthusiast Games 0/5
    Triple-A Video Games 0/5
  • 3D and CAD

    The basics 0/5

Programs, Apps and Games it will handle

Activity ratings are good but sometimes, you want to be absolutely sure your next purchase will be able to run a specific piece of software.

A 1 star rating means the program'll be usable (according to the developer's own definition; some are more demanding than others); 3 stars mean recommended specs are met with this device; 5 stars will means you will have plenty of overhead to handle uncommon uses of that program like mods, plug-ins and more.

Web & Communication (1 / 1)

Texts & Numbers (5 / 5)

Drawing and Illustrations (9 / 10)

Audio & Visual medias (2 / 2)

3D and CAD (3 / 9)

Music Production (5 / 7)

Photo Editing (3 / 3)

Video Editing (3 / 10)

Video Games (10 / 13)

Enthusiast Games (13 / 53)

Triple-A Video Games (6 / 56)

In the same price range

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