Huawei announces the MateBook X and MateBook 14
Huawei announces the MateBook X and MateBook 14

Huawei announced two new laptops today at its annual developer conference on Thursday: (MateBook X) and (MateBook 14) MateBook 14.

Huawei announced the MateBook X computer for the Chinese market in August last year. However, the version released today is targeting the global market and will be launched from Europe.

The computer offers a 13-inch screen with a resolution of 3000 x 2000 pixels and a 3: 2 aspect ratio. Huawei promises to cover 100% of the sRGB color spectrum with 100 nits brightness. The screen is characterized by that it supports touch and covers 90% of the screen.

The MateBook X weighs 1 kg and is only 13.6 mm thick. (Deadbook X) In addition to the 16GB LPDDR3 RAM and 512GB PCI2 NVMe SSD, it also includes Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors. However, Huawei said the computer's built-in battery has a capacity of 42 watts per hour, which is enough to play 9 hours of FHD video.

When the keyboard extends from one end to the other, the speakers are under the Shift key on both sides. Huawei has hidden the webcam in the virtual keys on the top row of the keyboard. There are two microphones on the front of the conference call.

The laptop doesn't have a traditional USB-A port, but rather two USB-C ports, which can be used to charge the computer with a 65W charger. The computer doesn't yet have a fan because it requires a combination of a steam chamber, multi-layer graphite, and thermally conductive hinges to keep the processor cool. This computer is the first Huawei laptop to support Wi-Fi 6 technology.

The MateBook X comes with (Windows 10 Home) and is available in four colors: silver, green, blue and pink. It will be presented next October for the Core i5 option at € 1599 and the Core i7 option at € 1799.

The MateBook 14 has stronger specs as it includes a Ryzen 5 6400H hex-core processor or a Ryzen 7 4800H octa-core processor, which compares with the 14nm technology of the MateBook X, both of which are made using 7nm technology. Integrated AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 graphics processor.

The laptop has a 14 inch IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 2160 x 1440 pixels. Average brightness 300 nits. There are two USB-A ports, a USB-C port, an HDMI 2.0 port, and a headphone jack.

The MateBook 14 weighs 1.49kg and has a 56Wh battery that can be charged with a 65W charger.

This computer will only be sold for cash starting next October. The price of the Ryzen 5 with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal storage is 849 euros, the price of 949 euros with 16 GB / 512 GB of storage and 1049 euros for the Ryzen options. 7 with 16 GB / 512 GB storage.

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