Review: Huawei Matepad Pro, Redefining Creativity and Portability

With its 10.8-inch full view display, the Huawei Matepad Pro has so much more to offer. It offers remarkable visual experiences, whether you are seeking inspiration or just catching up on some work. 

With a lightweight body at just 460g, it has an elegant design that makes it compact and durable. Carrying it around, It’s so thin it can slide into your backpack like a piece of paper. With the tiny micro-curve frame, it ergonomically fits your hands for comfortable all-day use.

The Matepad Pro also doubles up as a sketching pad. With the Mirror Mode, what you write and draw on the tablet with the M-Pencil are synced in real-time to your laptop screen, allowing effective work sessions. Double your efficiency with the Extend Mode, to work with a dual display. In Collaborate Mode, it allows for cross-operating system file transfers with their upgraded smart features. Knowing that you have a reliable device that always got your back, working is way less stressful. 

Paired with the Matepad Pro, Huawei’s M-Pencil (2nd generation) features a transparent tip design and rounded hexagonal shape, making it extremely comfortable to hold. It has high-pressure sensitivity and supports tilt writing, capturing every nuance of your movement and registers even the lightest of strokes. This is due to its nearly unnoticeable 20 ms latency.

Add on their versatile smart keyboard that supports wireless charging and Bluetooth connections to work on the go. The keys feature a 1.3 mm travel distance to ensure the right amount of bounce for your typing comfort. Systematic AI noise cancellation technology and smart all-directional voice tracking automatically pick up your voice and intelligently adjusts the volume, while significantly reducing keyboard typing, mouse, and ambient sounds.

In the midst of the pandemic, this tablet helps you win by speed, with Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 chipset using 7nm process technology. Whether it’s editing documents or making your own videos, you are covered. It also supports faster Wi-Fi 6 for online meetings, lessons, and live-streaming. MatePad Pro supports 27 W wireless and up to 10W reverse wireless charging that can power up your other gadgets on the go. 

Technical Specifications:

  • Operating System: HarmonyOS 2
  • Display: 10.8-inch 2K LCD WQXGA 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution, 280 PPI, Multi-touch, Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 870, 8-core, Adreno 650 GPU
  • Memory: 8GB
  • Storage: 256GB
  • Camera: 13MP main, 8MP front
  • Connectivity:  USB 3 port, 5G, WiFi 5, Bluetooth 5.1 BLE
  • Battery: 7,250mAh, Up to 11 hours web surfing with WiFi
  • Dimensions: 159 x 246 x 7.2mm
  • Weight: 460g

We say: 

The MatePad Pro (2021) acts as a mini laptop, given its advanced processors and portability with the smart keyboard and M pencil. 

Rating: 4/5 stars

MatePad Pro: S$998 (256GB)
M-Pencil 2nd Gen: S$148
Flip Cover: S$58
Smart Magnetic Keyboard (For MatePad Pro): S$204