“The new Huawei Matebook series comes with premium design, FullView display, high performance and better connectivity”
Huawei is one of the brands that kickstarted the Mobile World Congress 2019 with a pre-event press brief. The company took to stage to announce its foldable smartphone – Mate X. Along with the foldable phone, the brand also launched the latest Matebook notebooks and updated variant of the Matebook X Pro (first impressions), which was launched at MWC 2018. These laptops flaunt FullView displays and loaded spec sheets as their USP.
Huawei Matebook 13, Matebook 14 and Matebook X Pro price, availability
The Huawei MateBook X Pro price for the variant with Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM, and 512GB storage is €1,599 (about Rs 1,29 lakh), while the variant with Core i7 processor, 16GB RAM, and 1TB storage will cost €1,999 (about Rs 1.6 lakh). As for the MateBook 14, it comes in two variants: Core i5, 8GB, 512GB, and NVIDIA GeForce MX250 GPU at €1,199 (about Rs 96,500) and Core i7, 16GB, 512GB, GeForce MX250, and touch display at €1,499 (about Rs 1.2 lakh).
The Huawei MateBook 13 variants with Core i5 + 8GB + 256GB + Intel UHD 620 graphics will cost €999 (about Rs 80,000), whereas the model with Core i5 + 8GB + 256GB + GeForce MX150 GPU has been priced at €1,099 (about Rs 88,000). Then come the MateBook 13 variants with Core i7, 8GB RAM, 512GB storage, and Intel UHD 620 GPU, which costs €1,199 (about Rs 96,500) and the option with Core i7, 8GB RAM, 512GB storage, NVIDIA GeForce MX150 GPU, and a touch-sensitive display that is priced at €1,399 (about Rs 1.2 lakh).
Huawei Matebook 13 and Matebook 14 specifications
The Huawei MateBook 13 and Matebook 14 come with a 13-inch and 14-inch displays, respectively. The notebooks have been equipped with Huawei’s signature FullView display, which features 4.9mm bezels on the sides and top. Furthermore, the notebooks are the first to feature a 2K+ (2,160 x 1,440 pixels) display. Other display features on the laptops include support for touch panel (select variants), 100 percent sRBG colour gamut, and gesture support. The notebooks also come with an elevating camera, which is hidden below a key on the keyboard.
Huawei is offering the Matebook 13 and MateBook 14 with up to 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processors and 2GB NVIDIA GeForce MX250 GPU. The Huawei Shark Fin Fan 2.0 technology also enables effective cooling to enhance overall performance. Other salient features of the notebooks include Fingerprint Power Button 2.0, Dolby Atmos and support for Amazon Alexa and Microsoft Cortana. The laptops are claimed to have battery life of up to 15 hours for video playback on a single charge. They will have USB 2.0, USB 3.0, USB C, 3.5mm audio jack, and HDMI for connectivity.
Huawei Matebook X Pro specifications
The Huawei MateBook X Pro is an updated version of the laptop by same name that was launched at last year’s MWC. The new model comes with a 13.9-inch LTPS FullView display with up to 3K (3,000 x 2,000 pixels) resolution and 10-point touch support. It has a 3:2 aspect ratio, which the company claims is better for connectivity. Driving the performance is an 8th-generation Intel Core i7 chipset with NVIDIA GeForce MX250 GPU running with up to 16GB GDDR5 VRAM.
The Matebook X Pro also features Dolby Atmos Sound System, with quad-speakers designed by Huawei and Dolby in partnership. The laptop also comes with two Huawei Shark Fin Fans 2.0 aided by an intelligent cooling system with active and passive modes. Other salient features include Thunderbolt 3 port, Huawei USB Type-C Power Adapter, and OneHop file transfer system.