Huawei’s latest laptop is a thin and light model with a 13.3 inch display featuring a 3:2 aspect ratio, an Intel Whiskey Lake-U processor, an integrated fingerprint sensor, and NFC support.
The company unveiled the Huawei MateBook 13 at an event in China. Oh, and unlike the MateBook X Pro, it has a camera above the screen.
The Huawei MateBook 13 features a 2160 x 1440 pixel IPS display with 100 percent sRGB color gamut and slim bezels for an 88 percent screen-to-body ratio.
The laptop measures about 0.6 inches thick and weigh about 2.8 pounds and it will be available in gray, silver, and rose gold color options.
Huawei is positioning the MateBook 13 as computer that’s about the same size as the new Apple MacBook Air, while featuring more processing power. It will be available with at least two different CPU/GPU options:
- Intel Core i5-8265U with Intel UHD 620 graphics
- Intel Core i7-8565U with NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics
The notebook features 8GB of LPDDR3-2133 RAM and a 256GB SSD and Huawei promises up to 10 hours of battery life during video playback thanks to the computer’s 42 Wh battery.
Ports include a headphone jack and USB Type-C ports on the rigth and left sides of the laptop.
There’s also a fingerprint sensor built into the power button, and the system features an NFC module and support for Huawei Share 3.0 software which allows you to quickly share files between a PC and a Huawei smartphone at speeds up to 30MB/s.
Huawei says the MateBook 13 will ship in December. There’s no word on how much it will cost or which markets will see it first.
via 91mobiles, MySmartPrice and MobileScout
13.3″, 3:2 aspect ratio, 2.8lbs… drool… (they had me on the aspect ratio:) 8GB with 256GB *SSD* with an i5 as an entry. Nice! To all the other players in this game… this is how it’s done.
The price, NFC, and fingerprint reader are neat.
Only the small battery is a concern.
Besides that the spec list is superb…but spec lists don’t make a laptop.
You still need to see the fit and finish of the chassis, the optimisation of the software, the glare on the display, the brightness and viewing angles of the screen, the accuracy of the trackpad, and the feel of the keyboard.
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