Which MateBook Is Proper For You?
The laptops in Huawei’s MateBook lineup do not simply look alike; lots of them additionally share very comparable specs. These similarities could make selecting between them a tough course of for purchasers confused about which mannequin is true for them.
Now that Huawei has unveiled the 2019 MateBook X Professional and the brand new MateBook 14, we thought this was the right time to make sense of this lineup. Would you like the best-of-the-best, essentially the most budget-friendly or essentially the most moveable? This is how your complete MateBook lineup stacks up.
Information and Updates (September 2019)
Huawei’s run of unhealthy luck with the US authorities is not a good scenario, in accordance with Microsoft president Brad Smith, who advised Bloomberg that the Trump administration hasn’t correctly laid out the case in opposition to a ban on Huawei. Huawei’s troubles, although, started with dropping entry to Android, because of the Dept. of Commerce blacklisting the corporate and President Trump’s govt order. Trump pushed issues additional, with a ban on federal businesses buying Huawei gadgets.
Huawei’s Honor model simply introduced a brand new laptop computer, the 16.1-inch MagicBook Professional. Sure, That sounds awfully just like the 16-inch MacBook Professional we have been listening to rumors about for months. We by no means claimed Huawei was refined about its imitations. Simply do not maintain your breath for one popping out in your neck of the wooden: Honor’s solely introduced availability for China.
Microsoft and Intel simply declared they may proceed to supply software program updates and new drivers for Huawei gadgets utilizing these corporations applied sciences, and issues could also be getting higher for Huawei, as U.S. authorities signaled it can raise the ban that stops U.S. companies from promoting and software program to Huawei.
MateBook X Professional (2019), MateBook 14, MateBook 13, MateBook D – Specs
|MateBook X Professional (2019)||MateBook 14||MateBook 13||MateBook D|
|Worth||1,599 Euro (~$1,809 U.S.) / 1,999 Euro (~$2,262 U.S.)||1,199 Euro (~$1,357 U.S.) / 1,499 Euro (~$1,357 U.S.)||$999 / $1,299||$629 / $1,099|
|CPU||Eighth-Technology Whiskey Lake Core i5 or Core i7||Eighth-Technology Whiskey Lake Core i5 or Core i7||Eighth-Technology Whiskey Lake Core i5 or Core i7||AMD Ryzen 5 2500U / Intel Core i7-8550U|
|RAM||8GB or 16GB||8GB or 16GB||8GB||8GB|
|SSD||256GB or 512GB||256GB or 512GB||256GB or 512GB||256GB or 512GB|
|Show||13.9 inches (3000 x 2000)||14 inches (2160 x 1440)||13 inches (2160 x 1440)||14 inches (1920 x 1080)|
|Graphics||Intel UHD Graphics 620, Nvidia GeForce MX 250 with 2GB reminiscence||Intel UHD Graphics 620, Nvidia GeForce MX 250 with 2GB reminiscence||Intel UHD Graphics 620 / Nvidia GeForce MX 150 with 2GB Reminiscence (elective)||AMD Radeon Vega eight Cellular GPU or Nvidia GeForce MX150 GPU|
|Ports||1x Thunderbolt three, 1x USB-C, 1x USB three.zero, headphone jack, fingerprint sensor||1x USB-C, 1x USB three.zero, 1x USB 2.zero, 1x HDMI, headphone jack, fingerprint sensor||2x USB Sort-C, Headphone jack SD reminiscence reader||1x USB-C, 1x USB three.zero, 1x USB 2.zero, 1x HDMI, Headphone jack Fingerprint sensor|
|Battery||57.four WHr — 12 hours of internet browsing (claimed)||57.four WHr— 10.5 hours of internet browsing (claimed)||6:15 (examined) / 41.eight Wh||9:16 (AMD) / 57.four Whr|
|Dimension||11.96 x eight.54 x zero.57 inches||12.11 x eight.81 x zero.63 inches||11.three x eight.three x zero.6 inches||12.72 x eight.7 x zero.62 inches|
|Weight||2.93 lbs.||three.28 lbs.||2.91 lbs.||three.41 lbs.|
Since we have but to check the MateBook 14 and the brand new MateBook X Professional, we’re hesitant to imagine an excessive amount of about their efficiency. We’ll be updating this story sooner or later, as soon as we have discovered who the MateBook 14 is greatest for and if the 2019 MateBook X Professional lives as much as the requirements of the 2018 MateBook X Professional.
Finest on a Price range: The MateBook D
Professionals: Beginning at $621, the Huawei MateBook D is greater than $300 cheaper than most of its counterparts. And whereas its AMD processor would not present the speeds seen within the Intel-based MateBooks, its robust battery life rating (9:16) beats the 6:15 rating from the MateBook 13 and is not that removed from the unique MateBook X Professional’s rating of 9:55.
Oh, and the MateBook D presents a fantastic set of ports for customers with plenty of legacy gadgets. Twin Sort-A USB ports means your present flash drive and HDMI cables will work with out a dock.
Cons: You are taking a success on pace with the AMD MateBook D. This laptop computer scored an eight,845 on Geekbench four, which was obliterated by the scores from the Eighth Gen Core-i7, chip-powered MateBook 13 (17,136). The latter pocket book options the identical chipset that comes within the new MateBook X Professional and MateBook 14.
Additionally, the MateBook D’s 14-inch, 1920 x 1080 panel is the lowest-res of the bunch, outdone by the X Professional’s 3000 x 2000 panel, the MateBook 14’s 2160 x 1440 display and the MateBook 13’s 2160 x 1440 show.
MORE: Huawei MateBook D 14 inch (AMD) Full Overview
Most Transportable: MateBook 13
Professionals: The two.91-lb., 11.three x eight.three x zero.6-inch MateBook 13 is the lightest MateBook. The two.93-lb. MateBook X Professional is not far behind, whereas the heaviest of those machines, the three.41-lb. pound MateBook D, is half a pound heavier than the MateBook 13.
The MateBook 13 (94 sq. inches) additionally has the smallest footprint of the bunch. The MateBook X Professional (102 sq. inches), the MateBook 14 (107 sq. inches) and the MateBook D (111 sq. inches) take up more and more bigger quantities of your desk or bag.
Cons: Sadly, the MateBook 13’s 41.eight Whr battery would not present a lot stamina. Its Laptop computer Magazine Battery Take a look at rating (internet browsing over Wi-Fi) topped out at 6 hours and 15 minutes, which is not nice by anyone’s requirements.
MORE: Huawei MateBook 13 Full Overview
Finest Show: MateBook X Professional
Professionals: Huawei put its greatest show in its flagship laptop computer, the MateBook X Professional. Inside that laptop computer, you get a super-sharp, 3000 x 2000 show that makes the 2K (MateBook 13 and 14) and Full HD (MateBook D) screens on the opposite fashions look uninteresting by comparability.
The MateBook X Professional’s display is each essentially the most colourful and the brightest, as its 2018 version produced 124 % of the sRGB spectrum and 458 nits of brightness. These measurements beat the 122-percent, 318-nit MateBook 13 and the 73-percent, 241-nit MateBook D.
Cons: Beginning at 1,599 Euro (which is round $1,809 U.S.) the MateBook X Professional is the priciest of the bunch, and greater than it was once. Huawei’s but to launch U.S. pricing but, and we’ll replace this story once they do. Whereas the 2018 mannequin was nonetheless the most costly, it topped out at $1,499 for the Core i7 configuration.
MORE: Huawei MateBook X Professional (2018) Full Overview
Credit score: Laptop computer Magazine