Huawei MateBook 13 Notebook Review

Huawei MateBook 13 continues the full screen design of MateBook X Pro, using an upgraded version of the Whiskey Lake-u CPU and "full blood version"mx150 unique."

At the Bali show at the end of February this year, Huawei released a new generation of flagship lightweight notebook Huawei MateBook X Pro. On this product, Huawei, custom screens, improved wiring structures and unique hidden cameras, has achieved the highest screen share still seen in laptops today.

Huawei MateBook 13 Notebook Review

This comprehensive screen experience, which can be described as a "breakthrough", fits the overall performance of craftsmanship, performance, and life, making Huawei MateBook X Pro The most satisfying high-end lightweight (one) we have experienced in the past year.

In the November, Huawei released a new MateBook series, which debuted a 13-inch model, Huawei MateBook 13.

Huawei MateBook 13 Notebook Review

In this lightweight version, Huawei also has a comprehensive screen similar to the MateBook X Pro gaoping, with the highest "i7-8565u + full blood mx150" specifications allowing Huawei MateBook 13 to perform well in performance.

Let's take a look at this product together.

Full screen design, 3 : 2 Proportional high split screen

The screen is undoubtedly the biggest highlight of HUAWEI MateBook 13.

Huawei MateBook 13 Notebook Review

The left and right borders of the HUAWEI MateBook 13 are only 4.4 millimetres, and this data is roughly the same as the HUAWEI MateBook X Pro, which is significantly narrower than the vast majority of laptops. It is worth mentioning that Huawei has also successfully "tucked" the camera and the indicator light into a screen only slightly wider than the left and right borders, video chat can provide a "normal" picture.

Thanks to excellent border control, the HUAWEI MateBook 13 has a screen share of 88% and is a genuine "full screen".

Huawei MateBook 13 Notebook Review

In addition to the screen share, HUAWEI MateBook 13 screen quality is also quite good.

Unlike the 16:9 screen ratios used by most laptops, the screen aspect ratio of HUAWEI MateBook 13 is 3:2 (that is, 15:10). In the case of a certain diagonal length of the screen (the size of the screen refers to the diagonal length), the HUAWEI MateBook 13 screen is higher and you can see more than 16:9 when reading Web pages and documents.

Huawei MateBook 13 Notebook Review

HUAWEI MateBook 13 screen resolution of 2160x1440,ppi 200, with the screen surface of the mirror glass, in the normal use of distance, HUAWEI MateBook 13 screen Basically do not feel the presence of pixels.

In addition, the screen can cover 100% of SRGB gamut, plus 1000:1 contrast, up to 300 ni brightness, and a wide range of IPS panels, HUAWEI MateBook 13 of this screen can be said to be "quasi-flagship" level.

Interestingly, Huawei also HUAWEI MateBook 13 with a section of the "Chicken blood brightness" model that can be seen on high-end phones. In the case of strong external light, HUAWEI MateBook 13 will further increase the peak brightness on the basis of manual maximum brightness, thus improving the visual effect of the screen.

Huawei MateBook 13 Notebook Review

Huawei also transplanted eye care solutions on phones and tablets to computers, right-clicking on the desktop, and selecting Show management to enable them. When eye care mode is enabled, the screen will turn yellow, and the blue light emitted will be filtered out to relieve visual fatigue, a feature that is more practical when tapping in the event of a weak at night.

Overall, put in the current 13-inch notebook screen, whether it is resolution, color gamut, visual angle, or screen share, HUAWEI MateBook 13 have come up with a lot of "sincerity."

Metal fuselage, three colors

The appearance of the HUAWEI MateBook 13 continues the MateBookseries's consistent metallic simplicity style.

Huawei MateBook 13 Notebook Review

The computer's a face, C face, D surface are used metal material, screen and C-sided metal edge with CNC made a bright surface metal chamfering, enhance the metal sense of the whole machine.

Huawei MateBook 13 Notebook Review

HUAWEI MateBook 13 of the D surface has three open hole area, on which the larger opening is the main heat dissipation area of the fuselage, the next left and right two is the speaker opening, can provide a good off quality. However, in order to obtain better heat dissipation and discharge performance, it is recommended that you keep the bottom of the ventilation in the daily use, try not to directly put the computer on the bed to use.

HUAWEI MateBook 13 of the metal surface using sandblasting treatment, surface treatment is relatively thin, feel smoother, and will not be contaminated with fingerprints. Color Matching, in addition to the Haoyue silver version we experience, HUAWEI MateBook 13 also provides deep space gray color matching, followed by a more special cherry powder gold color matching.

In the thickness and weight of the fuselage, the HUAWEI MateBook 13 can also be controlled, the thinnest body of 14.9 mm, weight 1.3 kg, the same price of the mainstream level of light.

interface, keyboard, touchpad, fingerprint recognition

HUAWEI MateBook 13 interface is not much to say, left and right each has a usb-c, the left side also has a 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Huawei MateBook 13 Notebook Review

It is important to note that HUAWEI MateBook 13 can only use the usb-c on the left when charging.

Huawei MateBook 13 Notebook Review

HUAWEI MateBook 13 keyboard tap feel in favor of crisp, the key is short, the feedback is clear, the keyboard provides white backlight, two-gear brightness adjustable.

Keyboard feel good or bad is a very subjective problem, I personally will HUAWEI MateBook 13 of the hand on a "partial" position, limited by the thickness and other objective conditions from the industry's best to have a certain gap, but than the Apple MacBook feel very hard disc keyboard.

Huawei MateBook 13 Notebook Review

As for the trackpad, Huawei first increases the size of the trackpad as much as possible with limited fuselage space, and the upper and lower ends of the trackpad are almost to the edge, bringing a larger trackpad size than most Windows lightweight.

In addition, the HUAWEI MateBook 13 trackpad also uses the Windows Precision driver, positioning accuracy, multi-finger gesture with good chiral.

Huawei MateBook 13 Notebook Review

To say that HUAWEI MateBook is the biggest highlight of the C face, it must not be the upper right corner of this fingerprint power supply two-in-one button No.

At present, there are more and more mainstream price of the lightweight version equipped with fingerprint identification module, boot into the login interface, click on the fingerprint, you can complete the unlock into the system.

The fingerprint recognition scheme used by Huawei notebook computers such as HUAWEI MateBook 13 is further, in the shutdown or standby state, only need to press the Power key, fingerprint information will be stored in the cache, at the point of the landing interface, the computer will automatically fill in the fingerprint information and into the system, Do not need users two times operation, convenient at the same time also speed up the computer's boot speed.

new Eight generation core, "full of blood."MX150

HUAWEI MateBook 13 Configuration is no surprise, the processor is Intel's new eight-generation processor, TDP 15W, 4-Core 8 threads of the U-series version.

Our evaluation machine is equipped with I7-8565U (another version is I5-8265U), internal code whiskey Lake-u (currently common I5-8250U, I7-8550U Kaby lake-r), the base frequency is ordinary 1.8GHz, However, turbo can achieve a bit of exaggerated 4.6GHz, in the daily use of many of the single-core performance requirements of the operation can provide better performance.

Huawei MateBook 13 Notebook Review

In addition to the Cpu,huaweiMateBook 13 GPU also has a small bright spot.

The unique version of HUAWEI MateBook 13 uses the high performance NVIDIA MX150 graphics card, but this MX150 is not a common 10W version of the lightweight book, but a TDP 25W "full blood version", performance is about 20% higher.

Considering that the "residual blood version of the"mx150 itself is not a high performance base, this more than 20% performance in some games can be more obvious, in the DOTA2, Heroes League and other popular games, "full blood version" of the MX150 can be more stable in 1080p in the picture quality to maintain 60 frames.

In terms of heat dissipation, HUAWEI MateBook 13 uses Huawei Shark fin Fan version 2.0, two fans, CPU and GPU two heat source separation, heat dissipation and noise control are also good, FPU single-baked CPU can maintain 15W TDP.

HUAWEI MateBook 13 of the battery capacity is a (typical), Huawei officially said that in the screen brightness of 150 ni, the page browse 7.2 hours (Set version 7.3 hours).

Personally, I will be used to the screen brightness to 200 ni around, battery usage mode to choose "Better performance", the use of scenes mainly include typing, online video, web browsing, online video, occasional LR repair, HUAWEI MateBook 13 of the life can persist for 6-7 hours.

The HUAWEI MateBook 13 is standard with Huawei's "ancestral" 65W charging head, the same as Huawei laptops such as HUAWEI MateBook x Pro, HUAWEI MateBook x, HUAWEI MateBook E.

In addition, because this charging head is used in the industry's common PD protocol, and the voltage file coverage is very full (20V, 15V, 12V, 9V, 5V are available), so can be directly to other PD protocol mobile phones, game consoles, mobile power supply for fast charging, out of the door can be less back a charging head.

Computer Butler,HUAWEI Share 3.0

Similar to other Huawei laptops, HUAWEI MateBook's computer Butler app was preloaded when he appeared in 13.

Unlike some brands that bring their own "junk software" Butler class "app, Huawei's computer tube home has a lot of functions are quite practical, such as can be one-click Hot Spot (one click on Huawei Mobile Phone for the computer to start hot spots), Smart photo album management (mobile phone near the laptop automatically connected and synchronized to the notebook) and traditional hardware detection, drive upgrade and other functions.

Huawei MateBook 13 Notebook Review

Here we look particularly at a feature that I personally think is particularly useful--huawei share 3.0.

The picture and video transmission between mobile phones and Windows notebooks is an old problem, and most users, including myself, use chat software such as WeChat and QQ using the built-in file Transfer tool, which can be said to be quite "primitive".

However, if you are using a Huawei phone and your phone supports NFC and the system is updated to EMUI 9.0 and above (such as the Mate 20 series), you can select the images and videos you want to send directly in your phone's system album, and then touch the Huawe of the HUAWEI MateBook 13 palmrest I Share logo, you can quickly transfer photos and videos to the computer, very convenient.

Huawei MateBook 13 Notebook Review

Because HUAWEI share is based on NFC and Wi-Fi, the transfer is much faster than direct Bluetooth transmission.

Huawei MateBook 13 Notebook Review

We recorded a 10-minute 4K resolution video with Mate Pro, with a file size of 1.63GB, and then used HUAWEI share to reach HUAWEI MateBook 13, which took a total time of 1 minutes and 15 seconds.

Balanced experience and "mobile phone" product ideas

HUAWEI MateBook 13 is the second Huawei laptop that I personally experienced for a long time this year, following HUAWEI MateBook X Pro.

As a lightweight book in the mainstream of positioning, HUAWEI MateBook 13 "takes" from HUAWEI MateBook X Pro for a number of attractive features, such as a full screen design with a ratio of gaoping, a high-resolution display panel with a width ratio of 3:2, and a simple metal fuselage, while " The enhanced version of the "eight-generation CPU and" full-blooded version of the "mx150 alone let HUAWEI MateBook 13 in the performance also has a thin overall level of performance.

In addition, you can click directly into the system's fingerprint power supply two-in-one button, eye care mode, and Huawei mobile phone through the HUAWEI share 3.0 a touch function, such as "as a mobile phone to do computer" to achieve the function of HUAWEI MateBook 13 in the homogenization of serious, The field of lightweight notebook computers, where innovation is relatively scarce, has created enough differences.

Huawei MateBook 13 Notebook Review

Overall, HUAWEI MateBook 13 is a comprehensive standard of a thin book, if Huawei can control the price of the i5 version of 6000 Yuan up and down, we think HUAWEI MateBook 13 is well worth considering.

Finally, Huawei will open the pre-sale of HUAWEI MateBook 13 on December 17, the price will also be announced at that time, we will also be updated in this article in the first place after the price announcement.

Update: HUAWEI MateBook 13 offers 4 versions to choose from, i5+8gb+256gb+ set the price of 4999 yuan, i5+8gb+256gb+ unique version of the price of 5399 yuan, i5+8gb+512gb+ unique version of the price of 5699 yuan, i7+8GB+51 2gb+ unique version of the price of 6399 yuan, the first batch of listed for the silver unique version.