The MateBook E is built for productivity and portability, making it a great option for students.
At just 790g case-free, it’s light enough to throw into a bag and take to lectures. But having the Smart Magnetic keyboard included in the cost is a big plus, and transforms the device into a genuine laptop replacement.
The 12.6in OLED display is a real highlight, while solid speakers and great cameras make it a well-rounded device. Performance across web browsing, word processing and multitasking is excellent, too.
However, battery life is a big let-down, so you won’t want to be far from a charger for long. The fingerprint scanner is poor too, while you’ll need an adapter for connecting anything more than a single USB-C device.
But if you can look beyond these compromises, the MateBook E is a compelling option for students that offers good value for money. The Surface Pro 9 might be the market leader, but it’s not worth most students paying significantly more money to get one.