At a recent presentation, the company Huawei has unveiled its second portable laptop is based on Windows. The device, called MateBook 13, is positioned as a flagship solution that combines trend technologies, really powerful stuffing and a number of unique features. According to the Chinese giant, it is a novelty in many respects superior to the MacBook Air that Apple announced recently. Both models perform the same “weight category” and are really direct competitors. The Huawei laptop can be considerably cheaper.


Huawei tried to make MateBook 13 as compact as possible and easy to be carried with you, without the help of special bags and backpacks. The laptop may fit in a normal portfolio of securities. Its size was 286 × 211 × 14,9 mm. For comparison, the 13-inch MacBook Air is 304,1 × 212,4 × 15.6 mm. the weight of them about the same: 1.28 kg at Huawei and 1.25 kg of Apple.

MateBook housing 13 made of metal using diamond cutting, polishing and sandblasting. Screen with a diagonal of 13.3 inch has IPS matrix with a resolution of 2160 × 1440 pixels and a viewing angle of about 178°. Unlike the MacBook touchscreen display with support for 10 simultaneous touches. Colors claimed 100% coverage of sRGB contrast ratio of 1000: 1 and brightness of 300 nits. All this makes MateBook a great solution not only for long working with text and graphics, but for simple entertainment like watching your favorite TV series.

Laptop support user identification with a fingerprint scanner embedded right into the power button. This model is also notable for the support of proprietary technology Huawei Share 3.0, based on module NFC. With its help without any wires in just two minutes, a user can transfer from smartphone to laptop up to 1,000 photos. For connecting gadgets to MateBook you can use the USB ports-C, two of them. Complete the list of interesting features stereo speakers that support Dolby Atmos surround.


If the new MacBook is equipped with only a dual-core Intel Core i5, MateBook 13 will be available in two versions: with Core i5 and Core i7 c. The second, more expensive, modification is completed with another discrete graphics card NVIDIA GeForce MX150. That such equipment does not cause heating of the housing, the device provides active cooling system, which includes two of the cooler with the rotation speed up to 8000 rpm and a few heat pipes.

Native memory MateBook also ahead because it offers 256 or 512 GB of SSD storage depending on version. RAM is 8 GB. Autonomous work provides a lithium polymer battery of 42 WHr, allows to count on 10 hours of video playback FullHD in offline mode. Through the support of fast charging in just 15 minutes laptop you can charge for 2.5 hours of work in office applications.


Huawei MateBook 13 will be available in three colour variants housing: white, silver and pink. In sale it will appear in the next month. The official price of new items not yet announced, but most likely it will be lower than MacBook Air. Last, we will remind, in Russia is from 104 990 rubles. The sum is considerable, though, even if Huawei is going for a similar price tag, MateBook 13 will remain one of the most interesting solutions on the market of ultraportable notebooks.

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