Huawei MateBook 14 hands on review

Huawei MateBook 14 hands on review

Huawei MateBook 14 hands on review

The USB Type-C port is on the bottom, the SIM card tray is on top, and there's no 3.5mm headphone jack like on the P20 Pro. You may not think there's much new here, and you'd be right, but it works well.

Powered by an 8th generation Intel Core i7-8565U processor with NVMe PCIe Gen. 3 x4 SSD and GeForce MX250 GPU with 2GB of GDDR5 VRAM, the MateBook 14 is actually quite a powerful workhorse for some light video editing and light gaming too. Its mid-range laptops the MateBook 13 and 14 The MateBook 13 and 14 have many similar features to Apple's Macbooks, but with significantly lower prices.

While the new leak appears to give a glimpse into a forthcoming Huawei smartphone, it may not necessarily be the P30 Pro.

I got my hands on the MateBook 14 for a few minutes last week, and found it to be nearly as good as the MateBook X Pro, though lagging behind in a few ways that mostly relate to physical design.

The FullView display that the MateBook 13 and MateBook 14 here means that the bezels are thin. This ratio makes the MateBook 14 more ergonomic and better suited for productivity tasks, as it allows content to be displayed in the most complete manner. However, in the spirit of a lower price, the screen isn't almost as sharp, at 2,160 x 1,440 pixels, and the display's contrast ratio (1,000:1) and brightness (300 nits) are a bit lowered in comparison. By performing a three-finger downward swipe, users can quickly capture and save a screenshot.

However, the true appeal of the MateBook 14 will ultimately come down to its price.

Design-wise the 2019 Huawei MateBook X Pro boasts a 91 per cent screen-to-body ratio, with a 3:2 aspect ratio and resolution of 3,000 x 2,000 pixels. The 57.4Wh (typical value) large capacity battery and Huawei's smart power saving solution combine to ensure a long battery life. The HUAWEI MateBook 14 is able to play 1080p videos for 15 hours, run regular operations for 14 hours or browse the internet for 10.5 hours.

The new HUAWEI MateBook 13 is the latest mainstream notebook targeting graduates and young professionals. The old model featured the full logo while only the Huawei word can be seen on the cover of the new one. Shake the phone and tap it agains the notebook to start recording what's on-screen, Huawei says, with the resulting video saved on the phone for quick sharing. It is powered by up to the 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8565U processor and the NVIDIA GeForce MX150 GPU, and is equipped with the HUAWEI Shark Fin Fans 2.0 supporting higher fan speeds and greater air output.

The Matebook X Pro will be one of the first laptops to feature the newly announced Nvidia GeForce MX250 which provides a significant boost to the graphics over the integrated GPU of the Intel chip.

Huawei is offering a smarter way for their devices to communicate with each other: Huawei Share 3.0, which features OneHop and Clipboard Sharing to enable quick and easy smartphone-to-PC cross-platform smart interconnectivity. Meanwhile, the Dolby Atmos Sound System delivers an immersive cinematic experience no matter where users find themselves. For more information about the 2019 model head on over to Huawei's official website.

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