Huawei’s cell phone battles are very much advertised, however the organization’s colossal achievement in the PC space here and there goes unrecognized.
Since the time the main MateBooks showed up with solid specs and an appealing – if recognizable – stylish, Huawei has been consistently refining the plan and developing a scope of workstations that are cutthroat at pretty much every value point. So we go to the 2020 MateBook 14, which looks similar to last year’s model, but packs in more force, bounces from Intel to AMD, and further develops Huawei Share support.
Goodness, and in the event that you were stressed: indeed, the MateBook 14 runs Windows 10, and you can get to Google just fine.
Build and Design
Huawei has adhered to its attempted and tried plan language with the 2020 MateBook 14, which is fundamentally an appealing, moderate plan that actually looks faintly like a MacBook.
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 AMD USB-A
The body is basically unaltered from the 2019 model, however that is no awful thing. It implies you get a genuinely thin, dainty machine notwithstanding the 14in showcase, at simply 15.9mm thick and a load of around 1.5kg.
It’s not as slim or light as the organization’s leader MateBook X or X Pro, but at the same time it’s significantly less expensive than either, and packs in more ports as well. It feels somewhat weighty however, particularly contrasted with rival gadgets from Acer and Asus – possible because of Huawei’s selection of materials.
The majority of the body is made out of an aluminum composite (however the pivot and port covers are plastic), and it’s done in a dim Space Gray (however a few nations get a lighter Mystic Silver choice), for an outcome that isn’t by and large attractive, yet looks smooth and current. It’s controlled enough to appear to be proficient yet smooth enough that you’ll in any case need to show it off a little.
Matebook 14 Display
We should discuss the board. It’s a 14in touchscreen IPS show – so no OLED – at a goal of 2160×1440.
In the event that that goal sounds somewhat odd, this is on the grounds that this screen is in the 3:2 perspective proportion, as opposed to the more natural 16:9. It’s a taller, boxier presentation that gives you additional upward land – a specific help for usefulness, which is truly where the MateBook 14 feels focussed.
In the event that you generally need a PC to watch Netflix the screen might baffle, as you’ll generally have dark bars above and underneath whatever you watch, however in the event that you go through your days on email and Excel – or considerably really difficult imaginative or specialized programming – the extra looking over space will immediately turn into your number one thing about this PC.
The actual presentation is splendid, with acceptable difference and shading range, however like Huawei’s different workstations it experiences a particularly intelligent completion. That implies that in spite of good pinnacle brilliance it actually battles in direct daylight, as there’s very little you can do to stay away from extraordinary glare.
It assists that with thin bezels the screen quite often looks like it. There’s a 90% screen-to-body proportion, with especially thin lines around the top and sides – however there’s a chunkier base bezel where the Huawei logo sits.
Keyboard and Pad
Huawei’s keyboard don’t exactly arrive at the grand highs of the best available – that is the Dell XPS 13, for my cash – yet they’ve been unobtrusively fantastic for quite a while, and the MateBook 14 is no special case.
The standard keyboard comes nearly from one edge to another, and looks as smooth and straightforward as the remainder of the plan. Key travel is somewhat short, however it’s agreeable, calm, and satisfyingly material.
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 AMD webcam
It additionally flaunts what’s turned into a Huawei brand name: a secret webcam. Huawei introduces its webcam under a phony capacity key, which springs up when you press on it. A couple of years prior this felt like a savvy approach to save space on the presentation bezels and guarantee protection, stowing away an infrequently utilized component.
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 AMD keyboard
The trackpad essentially is an unmitigated happiness, with an extensive surface region and multi-contact support. Huawei has likewise figured out how to move the Huawei Share tag under the trackpad, which saves you from an unattractive sticker and feels more smoothed out. More on what that really downs beneath.
Specification for AMD matebook
In case you’re selecting AMD, the decision is between the incredible H-series Ryzen 5 4600H or the Ryzen 7 4800H CPU, while Intel clients will pick between an i5-10210U and an i7-10510U. The AMD CPUs are unquestionably more grounded entertainers, yet there is a tradeoff: on the off chance that you decide on Intel you’ll get a Nvidia GeForce MX350 GPU as well, while the AMD alternatives are restricted to coordinated designs as it were.
In any case, RAM is either 8GB or 16GB, however AMD models use DDR4 while the Intel models actually utilize the slower DDR3 standard. The two models get up to 512GB of SSD stockpiling.
The 56Wh battery in the Huawei MateBook 14, joined with the force productivity of the AMD chips, essentially makes it an entire day gadget. I’ve serenely utilized it for an entire day’s worth of effort without worrying over the force link – however remember that I would expect battery life on the Intel variants to be a little lower.
Concerning charging, the included 65W charger bested the battery back up by 45% in 30 minutes – so it would most likely require an hour or thereabouts for an entire day’s charge. Supportively it’s a smaller charger, no bigger than most telephone ones, and since it’s USB-C it will helpfully likewise charge most telephones, saving you hefting around isolated fittings.
Huawei has indeed conveyed colossal value for your money in the 2020 MateBook 14, particularly in the UK’s redesigned AMD models.
The H-series Ryzen chips convey the best exhibition you can discover in a PC for now, and will outperform the silicon in certain workstations at twofold the cost.
The plan is smooth, present day, and unfused, reinforced by an astounding presentation and a decent exhibit of ports, and it’s genuinely slight – if somewhat weighty for a PC its size.
The lone genuine disadvantages are that awful webcam position, the absence of a GPU choice in the AMD models, and the way that its coolest programming highlight – Huawei Share – is unavoidable of restricted use since you’re likely far-fetched to match it with another Huawei telephone.