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Huawei MateBook 13 – Apple’s MacBook Air Competitor

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Huawei MateBook 13 - Apple's MacBook Air Competitor

Huawei has launched the MateBook 13 in the market to compete with Apple’s MacBook Air. Costing $200 less than the MacBook Air, the MateBook 13 is faster in its performance than the MacBook Air. It’s faster due to it’s U-series Whiskey Lake processors.

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The main problem with the MateBook 13 is that the battery life of the laptop isn’t that good. The battery backup may be a problem some.

Huawei MateBook 13 comes with Core i7 Whiskey Lake CPU, 8GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD and discrete Nvidia GeForce MX 150 graphics (with 2GB of memory) which costs $1299 and there’s also the Core i5 Whiskey Lake model with 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD which costs $999.

MateBook 13 weighs around 2.9 pounds and measures at 11.3 x 8.3 x 0.6 inches. The laptop screen-to-bezel ratio is smaller than the MacBook Air and the webcam is stored at the top bezel. The slender bezel measures at 4.4 mm.

The laptop has dual USB Type-C ports, one for power and the other for extending your screen from its DisplayPort technology. It also has a headphone jack.

It has a fingerprint reader for Windows Hello logins which is hidden inside the Power button.

MateBook comes with 13 inch 2560 x 1440-pixel display with 2K screen which offers great bright, rich and vivid graphics.

Huawei MateBook 13 has a high precision multi-touch screen with anti-fingerprint coating that keeps the screen smudge-free.

The ultra-slim laptop has a NVIDIA® GeForce® MX150 with 2 GB GDDR5 which will be great for image processing and with its 25 W TDP video editing will be a breeze with this laptop.

With 42 Wh (TYP) battery the company claims that it can last 10 hours of 1080p videos played locally.

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Specifications: Huawei MateBook 13

CPU 1.8GHz Intel Core i7-8565U (quad-core, 8MB cache, up to 4.1GHz)
Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 620; Nvidia GeForce MX150 (2GB GDDR5)
RAM 8GB DDR3 (2,133MHz)
Screen 13-inch, 1440p (2,160 x 1,440, IPS, 300 nits, 1,000:1 contrast, 100% sRGB, 3:2 aspect) touch display
Storage 512GB SSD
Ports 2 x USB-C 3.1, headset jack
Connectivity 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1
Camera HD (720p, 0.9MP) webcam
Weight 2.87 pounds (1.3kg)
Size 11.26 x 8.31 x 0.59 inches (286 x 211 x 14.9mm)
Geekbench 4 5,303 (single-core); 17,336 (multi-core)

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