CES 2019: Huawei Launches the Matebook 13

As we speak, top-of-the-line notebooks I've ever examined will get an replace: The brand new Matebook 13 from Huawei is the era replace of the Matebook X. It offers us the most recent era of Whiskey Lake U processors, the identical 2160×1440 three : 2-display, an elective MX150 model and a brand new cooling implementation primarily based on a shark fin design.

Matebook: The Household

I've examined a number of Huawei notebooks for the reason that firm launched the model with in 2016 with the unique 2-in-1 . The primary matebook confirmed that the corporate was good at making stunning design, nonetheless, some issues with the person expertise – understandably, because it was the corporate's first machine.

The subsequent product was the Matebook X a first-class two-plate machine aimed on the higher finish of the market. Following the Matebook X Professional a barely bigger model with an MX150. We additionally had the Matebook D which targeted extra on the enterprise and academic markets.

I've tried all of them. The Matebook X Professional was not notably necessary to me – the bigger discrete graphics design was more durable, and I had some UX latency points with the machine I had. I favored the Matebook X greatest – top-of-the-line laptops I've ever used. It was small, gentle, effectively designed and really simple to make use of. The Matebook 13 is the pure successor to this design, virtually a mistake, as if it have been the identical chassis.

The Matebook 13

Just like the Matebook X, we're a 13-inch premium shell design with a chiclet keyboard and a mixture of fingerprint and energy button within the nook that makes Huawei actually good. The sensor has an improved security chip from Goodix this time and guarantees to be simply as quick.

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Past the unique Matebook X, we get new processors with Whiskey Lake: Core i7-8565U and Core i5-8265U, every paired with 8GB LPDDR3-2133. The Core i7 model has 512 GB of PCIe reminiscence and an built-in NVIDIA MX150 graphics card (25 W), whereas the Core i5 has 256 GB of PCIe reminiscence and runs on the built-in graphics card. Each processors have a TDP of 15W, and in our hands-on mannequin we’ve seen a Core II worth of 25W.

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The panel is an IPS 2160×1440 three: 2 show with 100% sRGB, a distinction ratio of 1000: 1 and a typical brightness of 300 nits. That is paired with four.4mm apertures, giving the show a screen-to-body ratio of 88%. Huawei wished to check it with the most recent MacBook Air, which solely has an 82% quota and makes use of a 7W Amber Lake CPU.

The chassis is fabricated from an aluminum alloy that homes a 42 Wh battery, which, in line with Huawei, is able to 10 hours of video playback, in line with the Core i5. The laptop computer comes with a quick-charging adapter (65W) that has 18W kind C energy. On the perimeters there are two USB Sort-C connectors (one every) with a three.5mm jack. One of many Sort-C performs information and efficiency, the opposite information and DisplayPort over Sort-C. For cooling, the chassis encompasses a twin fan design that permits air from the perimeters and blows out the rear – Huawei calls it the Shark Fin 2.zero know-how, which reaches as much as 8000 rpm and will increase the stream by 25% fashions ,

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Along with the fast charger within the field, customers additionally get the MateDock 2, which converts USB Sort-C to Sort-A and DVI. Additionally included is an annual subscription to Workplace 365. The items ship with Home windows 10 Signature Version.

Huawei offers the items' weight as equal: 2.82 lbs. I used the machine a superb 10 minutes, and the load and measurement are actually good for a laptop computer, which I would like. It appears like a pleasant improve of the Matebook X, and it was simple to kind it with an enormous, responsive touchpad.

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Pricing begins at $ 999 for the Mystic Silver Core i5-8265U built-in graphics with 8GB DRAM and 256GB PCIe reminiscence and the House Grey Core i7-8565U with NVIDIA MX150 with 8GB DRAM and 512 GB of PCIe reminiscence for $ 1299. These two costs are greater than enough for such a tool.

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The Huawei Matebook 13, each variations, needs to be obtainable from January 29th.

Huawei Matebook

Matebook X (2017)
Matebook 13 (2019)

measurement
13 inches
13 inches

show
2160 x 1440 IPS
Viewing angle of 178 levels
100% sRGB
Distinction ratio of 1000: 1
350 nits
2160 x 1440 IPS
Viewing angle of 178 levels
100% sRGB
Distinction ratio of 1000: 1
300 nits

CPUs
Intel Core i5-7200U
Intel Core i7-7500U
Core i5-8265U
Core i7-8565U

GPU
Intel HD Graphics 620
HD Graphics 620
NVIDIA MX150

DRAM
four GB LPDDR3
eight GB LPDDR3
eight GB LPDDR3-2133

warehouse
256 GB PCIe
512 GB PCIe
256 GB PCIe
512 GB PCIe

Dimensions
286 x 211 x 12.5 mm
1.05 kg (2.31 kilos)
286 x 211 x 15.zero mm
1.27 kg (2.82 kilos)

connectivity
802.11ac with 2×2 MIMO
with BT4.1
802.11ac with 2×2 MIMO
BT 5.zero

battery
41.four Wh (5449 mAh at 7.6 V)
41.7 Wh

Further capabilities
Two USB three.zero Sort C connectors
three.5mm audio jack
Dolby Atmos Sound System
MateDock 2 included
1MP entrance digicam
Two USB three.zero Sort C connectors
three.5mm audio jack
Dolby Atmos Sound System
MateDock 2 included
1MP entrance digicam

To dye
House Grey
Status Gold
Rose Gold
Mystic silver
House grey

pricing
i5 + 8GB / 256GB: 1399 Euro
i5 + eight GB / 512 GB: 1599 Euro
i7 + 8GB / 512GB: 1699 Euros
$ 999
$ 1299

Huawei mentioned related fashions can be obtainable in Europe, however specs might change on account of regional preferences.

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