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For those who don't know, Huawei has its own series of business laptops called Huawei MateBook. They look great. They have awesome displays. They look so slim. But what of its performance? Is it worth the investment? If you looking for a different looking laptop or know very little about MateBooks, then here is an overview of four Huawei MateBook business laptops. 

 

 

Huawei MateBook 13

 

Huawei MateBook, front view of Huawei MateBook 13

 

Hardware Spec:

    • CPU – Intel Core i5-10210U
    • GPU – NVIDIA GeForce MX250
    • Display – 13-inch IPS Touch Screen (2160×1440)
    • Memory – 16GB
    • Storage – 512GB SSD
    • OS – Windows 10 Home
    • Weight – 1.33kg
    • Battery – 3660mAh
    • Ranking – 4.7 out of 10
    • Retail PriceUS$ 1149.99

 

The first laptop on the list is the Huawei MateBook 13. It comes with a 13-inch touch screen, a slim chassis that holds the latest 8th generation Intel Core mobile processor, good system memory, and a decent mobile GPU for casual gaming. 

 

Reasons to get the laptop

    • Available in three colors, mystic silver, space gray, and pink
    • Ultra-slim and really lightweight
    • Slim dark bezels widen the display 
    • Full 2K HD+ quality display
    • Comes with a gaming GPU for casual gaming
    • Good performance processor
    • Choice of Intel Core i5 or Intel Core i7
    • 10 hours of battery life
    • Fast charging 
    • Quick start-up and fingerprint scanner button
    • Easy to replace the battery

 

Reasons not to get the laptop

    • Wireless transfer only works with Huawei smartphones
    • Mediocre sound quality
    • Only USB Type C and headphone jack input ports 
    • GPU only good for gaming on medium settings
    • Bad positioning of the webcam

 

Huawei MateBook, top view of Huawei MateBook 13

 

Verdict

The Huawei MateBook 13 is a great-looking laptop. It comes with great specs so solid performance is guaranteed. It looks elegant and professional. It comes with great features like long battery life, a gaming GPU for casual gaming, and a finger-print scanner to prevent unauthorized entry.

For those looking for a laptop for creative, corporate, or business work, then this is for you. Gamers this is a no-no. Specs are good but not great enough for a great gaming experience. The MateBook comes with speakers underneath so sound quality is not that great, and comes with few input ports.      

To get this Huawei MateBook, there is limited stock worldwide. It's an expensive laptop, but it's a great package so the price is worth it. Check online vendors or e-commerce websites. You can start by clicking on the button above if you're interested.

Otherwise, this is a great laptop. It's got great looks and great performance. Go out there and order one. Click here or on the button above. Check it out now.     

 

 

Huawei MateBook D

 

Huawei MateBook, front view of Huawei MateBook D

 

Hardware Spec:

    • CPU – Intel Core i7-8550U
    • GPU – NVIDIA GeForce MX150
    • Display – 15.6-inch FHD (1920×1080)
    • Memory – 16GB
    • Storage – 256GB SSD
    • OS – Windows 10
    • Weight – 1.9kg
    • Battery – 3800mAh
    • Ranking 4.4 out of 5
    • Retail PriceUS$ 1127.99

The next Huawei MateBook is the MateBook D, the affordable model laptop in the series. This model comes with Intel's high-performance i7 processor along with 16GB memory, 256GB SSD, and NVIDIA's GeForce mobile graphics card for casual gaming. Outside you're looking at a good-looking 15-inch full HD display with a well-design chassis.    

 

Reasons to get the laptop

    • Good laptop performance
    • Well design chassis
    • Affordable mid-range price
    • Comfortable typing experience
    • Up to 9 hours of battery life

 

Reasons not to get the laptop

    • Bad positioning of the webcam
    • Average FHD display 
    • Wireless transfer only works with Huawei smartphones
    • Average sound quality

 

Huawei MateBook, side view of Huawei MateBook D

 

Verdict

Huawei MateBook D is an affordable alternative. It's surprising because it comes with a high-performance processor, high system memory, and a GPU at a more affordable price. Not only that: it's well designed, and has good battery life. 

One would expect that it comes with some pretty nice features too but sadly, this is the budget model. The full HD display looks good but it's the least good quality compared to the other Huawei MateBooks. The sound output works well but not the best quality, and the webcam is poorly placed.

But nonetheless, Huawei was looking at really appealing to the middle class here, more to those who are looking for a fast performance laptop at an affordable price. Students and young corporate personnel, (or anyone who's looking for an affordable laptop) can get this laptop. 

This laptop is catered to for those looking for an affordable Huawei MateBook. If you're looking for a cheap Huawei MateBook, then check online right. Click the button above or here to order.  

 

 

Huawei MateBook X

 

Huawei MateBook, front view of Huawei MateBook X

 

Hardware Spec:

    • CPU – Intel Core i5-7200U
    • GPU – Intel UHD Graphics 620
    • Display – 13-inch IPS HD+ (2160×1440)
    • Memory – 4GB 
    • Storage – 256GB SSD
    • OS – Windows 10
    • Weight – 1kg
    • Battery – 5449mAh
    • Ranking – 4.0 out of 5
    • Retail Price – US$ 1199.99

The next Huawei MateBook is the MateBook X. It's a laptop that comes with a 13-inch display with thin bezels around the screen. It's lightweight. It's well-designed with a good choice of colors.

Specs include a mid-range processor from Intel, 4GB of system memory, 256GB of storage, and a big battery package that lasts up to 7 hours of battery life. Is it worth the investment? Let's see. 

 

Reasons to get the laptop

    • Great 2K display
    • Well design with a good choice of colors
    • Really thin dark bezels
    • Responsive fingerprint scanner
    • Good sound output 
    • Fans run quietly whilst working
    • Really lightweight
    • Up to 7 hours of battery life

 

Reasons not to get the laptop

    • Average system performance
    • Only 1 type of USB-C ports
    • Expensive
    • The touchpad is a little smaller than average

 

 

Huawei MateBook, top and side view of Huawei MateBook X

Verdict

This is another 13-inch model that Huawei is selling. It indeed is a good-looking model, with a good quality display. But the system memory is typical of a budget model laptop yet it's more expensive than the affordable Huawei MateBook D.

The high price is because of the high-quality display that comes with this MateBook. The specs are typical of a standard budget laptop, yet it still performs well.  

For those looking for a laptop for creative, corporate, or business work, then this laptop is for you. Gamers this is a no-no. The GPU is good for casual gaming and for creative work but not extreme gaming. Specs are not great enough for a great gaming experience. The MateBook X comes with speakers underneath so sound quality is not that great, and comes with only one input port.     

 It may be expensive, but if you want a better-looking display than the affordable Huawei MateBook D, then this is for you. Check online retailers now for amazing deals or click here or above to see the latest deal on offer for this laptop. 

 

 

Huawei MateBook X Pro

 

Huawei MateBook, front view of the Huawei MateBook X Pro

Hardware Spec:

    • CPU – Intel Core i5-8250/i7-8550U
    • GPU – Intel UHD Graphics 620/NVIDIA GeForce MX150
    • Display – 13.9-inch HD+ LTPS (3000×2000)
    • Memory – 8/16GB
    • Storage – 256/512GB SSD
    • OS – Windows 10 Home
    • Weight – 1.33kg
    • Battery – 7565mAh
    • Rating – 4.0 out of 5
    • Retail Price RangeUS$ 1499.99/US$ 2411.99

The top-of-range Huawei MateBook is the MateBook X Pro. As expected this the more expensive one with all the nice perks and features. It comes with a 13.9-inch display, with great premium looks and design. It's super lightweight and ultra-thin, so it fits well in laptop bags.

Inside is one of Intel's top-of-the-range processors. It also comes with the mid-range Intel i5 alternative. It comes with either 8 or 16 GB of system memory, a choice between 256 or 512 GB of internal storage, and a huge battery that guarantees up to 8 to 10 hours of battery life.  

 

Here are reasons to get the laptop

    • Good performance
    • Decent performance keyboard
    • Responsive touch-pad
    • Great battery life
    • Really nice quality 2K display
    • Really thin bezels around the display
    • Solid sound output
    • Premium designed chassis

 

And here are reasons not to get the laptop

    • Expensive
    • Limited availability
    • Poorly placed webcam
    • Not ideal for AAA gaming titles

 

Huawei MateBook, side view of the Huawei MateBook X Pro

 

Verdict

The Huawei MateBook X Pro is a well-designed laptop with a remarkable display, great performance overall, and great battery life. It's a great alternative to other more expensive top-range laptops. 

Again, for this one webcam is placed poorly. It's located as a button on the keyboard and only not on the screen. It's not a gaming laptop either but you can get away with playing AAA titles at medium graphics settings. It's available worldwide but from limited retailers, but online retailers do have stock.  

So are you interested? If you need a powerful laptop with a great display, who don't type whilst video chatting, then this is for you. It's a great laptop for business-related and for creative work as well.

Gamers this is not a laptop for you. The MateBook X Pro laptop includes an entry-level GPU not recommended for gaming. Check out these great gaming alternativesIt's available online right now. Click the button above or here to see more.        

 

Last Thoughts

Huawei has a good collection of laptops bundled with great hardware spec, gorgeous looking displays, and a well-design laptop body. The only problem is the webcam that is placed on the keyboard as a button you press. If you need to make a video conference call or chat then that's fine, just don't type anything as it will obscure the view.

But then Huawei decided to make their display's bigger with really thin bezels around the screen instead of putting a water drop webcam on the screen like other brands. They have also made the touchpad larger than the normal, and laptop models are lightweight weighing less than 2kgs.   

I would go for either one of these Huawei MateBooks as they are catered for personnel that is looking for laptops to help them with whatever business, work, or creative related task that needs doing. 

It would be great to see them come up with gaming laptops that compete against MSI, Alienware, and ASUS ROG. But time will tell. For now, these are Huawei's business laptops. 

So which is your ideal laptop? Are you happy with these here reviewed? What are your opinions on the webcam placed as a pop-up button? Leave a comment below and let's share info. 

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