A 14-inch laptop has a small — but noticeable — screen size upgrade over even the best 13-inch laptop, making the former a better choice for entertainment, gaming, and daily use, be it in school or in the workplace, while still being slim and portable enough to carry anywhere. For those of us who like the middle ground when it comes to laptop sizes, it is a wonderful time to invest in a 14-inch laptop this year in the UAE.
However, the question is, which 14-inch laptop ticks all the boxes and, most importantly, doesn’t break the bank? Huawei recently launched the HUAWEI MateBook 14, which continues to carry the MateBook series’ DNA. It houses a 2K eye-comfort FullView display for protective immersive viewing, while the 11th Gen Intel Core processor delivers vastly improved speeds. In addition to leveraging the distributed capabilities of the Huawei’s Super Device hardware to offer you a Smart Office experience whereby you can connect your laptop with your tablet or smartphone wirelessly; similarly, you can connect the HUAWEI MateBook 14 with your monitor via a USB-C cable for a smooth and seamless multi-device collaboration, enabling unprecedented cross-device file sharing in intuitive style. Below is why we think it’s the best choice for an affordable mid-range laptop right now in the UAE.
2K eye-comfort FullView display
HUAWEI MateBook 14 delivers premium display quality to consumers. It features a 2K eye-comfort FullView display featuring multi-touch support and a high screen-to-body ratio of 90 percent. With a productivity-friendly aspect ratio of 3:2, the display brings a premium touch screen experience to mainstream laptops for a wider audience. Additionally, it has a display with 2160×1440 pixels resolution, support for 100 percent sRGB colour gamut, incredibly high brightness of 300nits, high contrast ratio of up to 1500:1, and pixel density of 185ppi.
A powerhouse supported by 11th Generation Intel Core processor
The 11th Gen Intel Core processor powers the HUAWEI MateBook 14. The highest specification version is powered by the i7-1165G7 processor (while an Intel Core i5-1135G7 option is also available). As a leading processor developed by Intel, the 11th Gen Intel Core processor is manufactured with an advanced 10nm SuperFin process that provides 33 percent more powerful performance than its predecessor. This enables users to run complicated calculations and handle multiple tasks with ease.
Super Device capabilities enabling a true smart office experience
The HUAWEI MateBook 14 falls under the range of Super Device products that Huawei recently launched. This laptop can connect wirelessly with compatible tablets, like the all-new 12.6-inch HUAWEI MatePad Pro, and with monitors like the HUAWEI MateView via a USB-C cable. This provides you with futuristic multi-device collaboration and cross-device file sharing with simple drag-and-drop functionality between the trio.
HUAWEI MateBook 14 leverages the distributed capabilities of the Super Device to boost productivity and creativity. You can wirelessly project the 12.6-inch HUAWEI MatePad Pro to the HUAWEI MateBook 14 to enjoy the new features of the Tablet-PC Multi-screen Collaboration that come with three modes: Mirror, Extend and Collaborate. In Mirror Mode, as the name implies, you can mirror your HUAWEI MateBook 14 screen to your tablet display, allowing you to directly work on files and annotate documents, or draw/sketch on your laptop with the stylus of your tablet. Extend Mode transforms your tablet into a second screen, providing extra screen space to display more content, great for online shopping or when you are browsing the internet! Lastly, the innovative Collaborate Mode enables cross-platform interactions, allowing you to transfer content such as text, images, and documents between connected devices with a simple drag and drop gesture!
Based on Huawei’s distributed technologies, Multi-screen Collaboration features help bridge the gap between Windows and Android operating systems at the ground level, enabling seamless cross-device collaboration, file sharing, and multi-screen control. With Multi-screen Collaboration, the recently launched HUAWEI nova 8 can be connected to the HUAWEI MateBook 14 to form a powerful Super Device. Once connected, the laptop can access mobile files, and open as many as three folders while the smartphone can function as the PC’s thumb device, making cross-device file management easier than ever.
Moreover, you can connect the laptop with the HUAWEI MateView via cable to have an extra screen providing you with an immersive viewing space while also wirelessly projecting the screen of the 12.6-inch HUAWEI MatePad Pro onto the MateBook 14. The benefit of having this trio set-up is the easy swapping of wireless and wired connections, letting you easily switch between work mode and personal mode.
Large battery with supercharging capabilities
Battery life is also an essential part of the user experience. The 56Wh high-capacity battery in HUAWEI MateBook 14 works together with Huawei’s smart power management solution to maximise battery life, so users can focus their attention on what truly matters. The versatile in-box 65W USB Type-C power adaptor supports multiple power output standards for not only fast notebook charging, but also HUAWEI SuperCharge when connected to compatible Huawei smartphones.
More memory for easy and smooth multitasking
In addition to the processor and graphics card upgrade, HUAWEI MateBook 14 has 16GB of dual-channel RAM and 512GB NVMe PCIe SSD, which means users don’t need to worry about running out of storage. Reading, saving, and compressing files becomes more efficient, and multitasking is also made easier and smoother.
HUAWEI Shark Fin fan and dual heat pipes
New thermal design featuring HUAWEI Shark Fin fans provides more effective cooling to enable the HUAWEI MateBook 14 to fully harness the 11th Gen Intel Core processors and deliver smooth, sustained performance. The powerful thermal system featuring two fans with densely packed S-shaped fan blades and two heat pipes keeps the HUAWEI MateBook 14 cool and quiet, even under high loads.
Choosing a laptop can be daunting and a bit complicated. There are multiple aspects to consider, from screen size and resolution to processing power and speeds to multitasking features to consider. The newly launched HUAWEI MateBook 14 ticks all the above boxes, making it the most coveted and in-demand 14-inch 2021 laptop that doesn’t break the bank right now in the UAE.
Price and availability
The HUAWEI MateBook 14 will be available in the UAE with prices starting from AED 3,699. Prices for the HUAWEI MateBook 13 start from AED 3,499. Pre-orders begin on Huawei’s official website and across select retailers in the UAE starting September 30th, with gifts worth AED 739 as well as free HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro and free door-to-door service. Huawei has also announced a special early bird pre-order promotion for HUAWEI Matebook 14 at a price of AED 3,399.
Launched alongside the HUAWEI MateBook 14 and 13 is the HUAWEI D 14 series, which is more affordable iteration of 14-inch laptop series. HUAWEI Matebook D 14 (10 Gen Intel i5, 8 GB, 512 GB) will be available at an early bird price of AED 2,299 across Carrefour UAE stores from September 26th to October 6th. Starting October 7th, it will be available at Huawei Experience Stores, online shop, and select retailers at a price of AED 2,799. Buyers will also get free gifts worth AED 399, including a power bank, Bluetooth speaker, and free door-to-door service.