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.
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.
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|
|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)|