The Huawei MateBook E (2022) 2-in-1 device was launched on Wednesday. Running on Windows 11, the MateBook E (2022) has a 12.6-inch OLED screen. Huawei’s new 2-in-1 offering comes with an 11th generation Intel Core i7-1160G7 processor. At the same time, the company also unveiled the Huawei VR Glass 6DoF Game Set as its latest virtual reality (VR) headset for gamers. The headset comes with dedicated controllers to enhance immersive experiences. The Shenzhen-based company launched its new products at an event where it also showcased its latest smartwatch, the Huawei Watch GT Runner.
Huawei MateBook E (2022), VR Glass 6DoF gaming suite price, availability
The new Huawei MateBook E (2022) has a starting price of CNY 5,999 (approximately Rs. 69,700) for the Intel Core i5 variant, which has 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD. The device also comes in an Intel Core i5 model with 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD for CNY 6,999 (approx Rs. 81,400) and an Intel Core i7 variant with the same configuration of 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD at CNY 7,999 (approx Rs. 93,000). It is offered in Interstellar Blue and Nebula Ash colors.
The Huawei VR 6DoF Game Set is priced at CNY 3,999 (approximately Rs. 46,500) and is available in a single black color option.
In terms of availability, the Huawei VR Glass 6DoF Game Set will be available for purchase in China starting November 26th. The Huawei MateBook E (2022), however, will go on sale in the country from December 1st.
Details regarding the global launch of the Huawei MateBook E (2022) and VR Glass 6DoF Game Set are yet to be announced.
Huawei MateBook E (2022) specs
The Huawei MateBook E (2022) 2-in-1 device runs on Windows 11 out of the box. It has a 12.6-inch OLED screen with a resolution of 2600 x 1600 pixels, which brings a 16:10 aspect ratio and 90% screen-to-body ratio. The screen also has 240ppi of pixel density and supports up to 10 touch inputs simultaneously. The MateBook E (2022) also supports second generation Huawei M-Pencil and works with an easily detachable keyboard.
Under the hood, the Huawei MateBook E (2022) features an 11th Gen Intel Core i7-1160G7 processor, paired with Intel Iris Xe graphics and up to 16GB of LPDDR4x RAM. There’s also up to 512GB of PCIe NVMe SSD storage.
The MateBook E comes with a range of connectivity options that include Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth v5.1. You’ll also get a Thunderbolt 4 port (USB Type-C) and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Furthermore, the device comes with an 8-megapixel camera on the front and a 13-megapixel camera on the back.
Huawei equipped the MateBook E (2022) with four speakers and microphones. There is also a fingerprint sensor integrated into the power button.
The Huawei MateBook E (2022) includes a 42 Wh lithium polymer battery. There is also a bracket that allows you to move the tablet between 110–160 degrees. Furthermore, the 2-in-1 device measures 286.5 x 184.7 x 7.99 mm and weighs 907 grams.
Huawei VR 6DoF Game Set Specifications
The Huawei VR 6DoF Game Set is an upgrade to the Huawei VR Glass, which was released in 2019. The new model comes with a 6DoF vision module and two gamepad controllers – along with the regular Huawei VR Glass. The headphone unit houses dual 2.1-inch fast LCD panels that offer a monocular resolution of 1600 x 1600 pixels and a binocular resolution of 3200 x 1600 pixels. The displays also offer a combined pixel density of 1058 ppi and a refresh rate of 70Hz when used with a mobile device or 90Hz when paired with a computer.
Sensors in the VR Glass headset include accelerometer, gyroscope and proximity sensor. Huawei has also equipped the 6DoF vision module with an accelerometer, gyroscope and a dedicated camera to detect movements and analyze the environment. On the other hand, gamepad controls come with accelerometer, capacitive proximity sensor, compass, gyroscope and magnetometer.
The gamepad controls come with a joystick key and a menu key, as well as the trigger button and the normal A and B keys. There is also a home button to return to the headset’s home page.
On the audio side, the VR 6DoF Game Set offers spatial positioning, environment modeling and multi-channel sound effects. There’s also a built-in microphone and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Huawei VR 6DoF Game Set comes with a clip that allows you to clip your smartphone with the belt when playing games on the headset. Alternatively, you can connect it to your PC. The VR Glass headset weighs 166 grams, while the 6DoF vision module weighs 22 grams, and each gamepad controller weighs 103.5 grams.