At Mobile World Congress 2019, Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) announced the launch of two new notebooks: the HUAWEI MateBook 13 and HUAWEI MateBook 14, Huawei’s latest ultra-portable lightweight 13-inch and 14-inch notebooks designed for mainstream consumers. Artistic, innovative and intelligent, the new HUAWEI MateBooks combine the FullView display, high performance, extreme portability, great build quality and a stylish look to enable next-generation productivity. The new mainstream notebooks also support revolutionary intelligent interconnectivity between smart devices and PCs, redefining how devices can interact and connect with each other.
Wang Yinfeng, President of PC and Tablet Product Line, Huawei Consumer BG, said, “Interconnection and interoperability between PCs and smartphones allow consumers to enjoy a seamless one-stop user experiences. Together, they are a key pillar supporting the all-scenario ecosystem, and by extension, Huawei’s all-scenario strategy. On the other hand, we are also witnessing a change in consumer behaviors—whereas in the past they may look for PCs that are of good value, they are now gravitating toward more premium products. Combining premium design, FullView display, high performance and better connectivity features, the HUAWEI MateBook 13 and HUAWEI MateBook 14 are the perfect companions for consumers looking for notebooks that sport extreme portability, high performance and superb all-scenario connectedness—and do so in style.”
The FullView Display Goes Mainstream
The ultra-slim notebook market is experiencing rapid growth. In 2018, Huawei launched the HUAWEI MateBook X Pro, the first-ever FullView notebook. By offering a more expansive perspective and high performance, the stunning notebook set a new benchmark for flagship notebooks and redefined the industry standard for displays.
The 14-inch HUAWEI MateBook 14 is equipped with Huawei’s signature FullView display, with the top and side bezels measuring at only 4.9mm. The narrow bezels allow the small body of the device to accommodate a larger display, resulting in a class-leading screen-to-body ratio of 90 percent. Unlike other manufacturers, Huawei equipped the HUAWEI MateBook 14 with a 3:2 display, effectively increasing the viewable area by 8.4 percent from that of the more common 16:9 displays. This ratio makes the HUAWEI MateBook 14 more ergonomic and better suited for productivity tasks, as it allows content to be displayed in the most complete manner.
In an age when manufacturers were embedding Full HD displays in their smart devices, Huawei took another step forward with the first HUAWEI MateBook ever and equipped it with a 2K+ display. The FullView display on HUAWEI MateBook 14 supports a resolution of up to 2160×1440, at 185ppi—which is visibly superior to 1080p displays with 157ppi. It also supports 100 percent of the sRGB color gamut, a 1000:1 contrast ratio and a peak brightness of up to 300nits, which on one hand let the notebook breathe life to any types of content ranging from static images to Blu-ray movies, while on the other facilitate the work of graphics and video editors by reproducing any color with true-to-life vibrancy.
A 10-point touchscreen is also available as an option on the HUAWEI MateBook 14. Supporting Huawei’s One Glass solution, the display not only tracks multiple touch inputs with high precision, but supports the Finger Gestures Screenshot as well. By performing a three-finger downward swipe, users can quickly capture and save a screenshot. The innovative recessed camera also makes a return, protecting user privacy by hiding the camera underneath a key.
Designed with the concept of “Pure & Invisible”, the HUAWEI MateBook 14 has an elegant, minimalist metallic chassis, which is sandblasted to create a soft matte finish. In addition, despite the heavyweight hardware powering the device, the HUAWEI MateBook 14 remains extremely portable, measuring at 307.5 x 223.8 x 15.9mm and weighing at only 1.49kg.
Powerful Processor Offers Solid Performance
The HUAWEI MateBook Series is a natural extension of Huawei’s all-scenario strategy. With its excellent performance and stylish portability, HUAWEI MateBook 14 is made for productivity on the go.
Displaying unprecedented performance, HUAWEI MateBook 14 is powered by up to the 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8565U (Whiskey Lake) processor. Inside the HUAWEI MateBook 14 is a PCIe x4 SSD, ensuring a smooth and stable experience across any productivity and content creation operations. Additionally, the HUAWEI MateBook 14 features the latest high-performance NVIDIA® GeForce® MX 250 GPU (TDP 25W) with 2GB GDDR5 VRAM. The discrete GPU empowers creative individuals to excel at any graphics or video editing task.
With high performance comes a need for effective cooling. Inspired by its namesake, the HUAWEI Shark Fin Fan 2.0 has a higher air output and cooling performance thanks to its large fins. The intelligent filtering technology monitors the system temperature and manages the fans in real-time, smoothing the fan curve and ensuring quiet operation.
The HUAWEI MateBook 14 is also equipped with a 57.4Wh battery, along with intelligent power saving measures to provide long-lasting endurance. The HUAWEI MateBook 14 is able to play 1080p videos for 15 hours, run regular operations for 14 hours or browse the internet for 10.5 hours. Meanwhile, with the 65W power adapter, the HUAWEI MateBook 14 can be used for three hours of regular productivity work after a mere 15-minute charge.
Innovative Technology Elevates All-Scenario Experiences
The HUAWEI MateBook 14 features an upgraded HUAWEI Share 3.0 OneHop, enabling smartphones to share pictures, videos and documents in a snap. Also new to the latest HUAWEI Share 3.0 is the ability to share PC screen recording with a smartphone—it requires the user to simply lightly shake the smartphone, then tap the HUAWEI Share icon on the notebook to start the recording and initiate the transfer.
Additionally, the HUAWEI MateBook 14 has a Clipboard Sharing feature which lets users share a clipboard across Huawei phones and notebooks, achieving real-time seamless cross-device sharing.
In terms of device unlocking speed, today’s notebooks still leave much to be desired, especially when compared to smartphones. HUAWEI MateBook 14 features Fingerprint Power Button 2.0. The two-in-one button integrates the fingerprint sensor into power button for One Touch Log-in. Combined with BIOS optimizations, this innovative solution streamlines the device boot-up experience and lets users jump right back into action.
To provide the best possible audio quality, HUAWEI MateBook 14 supports Dolby Atmos®, delivering an immersive cinematic audio experience wherever you go. Dolby Atmos® creates an amazing headphone experience with breathtaking, moving audio that flows above and around you. You’ll feel like you’re inside the action as sound comes alive with richness and depth and seems to move in a three-dimensional space. It also supports Amazon Alexa and Microsoft Cortana, two smart voice assistants, adding another avenue for users to interact with their PCs and enrich the all-scenario experience.
The new HUAWEI MateBook 13 is the latest mainstream notebook targeting graduates and young professionals. It redefines the standard for display, performance, cross-platform interconnection in the 13-inch mainstream notebook segment. It is powered by up to the 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8565U processor and the NVIDIA GeForce MX150 GPU, and is equipped with the HUAWEI Shark Fin Fans 2.0 supporting higher fan speeds and greater air output. The improved cooling performance of the fans let the notebook stay cool and silent even when running intensive processes. On the outside, HUAWEI MateBook 13 features a 3:2 FullView display with 10-point multi-touch option and a screen-to-body ratio of 88 percent. It also supports the intuitive three-finger gesture for screenshots. Solving the typical user pain point that is data transfer between PCs and Android smartphones, HUAWEI MateBook 13 features the upgraded HUAWEI Share 3.0, completing the all-scenario experience in which devices from PCs to smartphones are connected.
While Huawei has established its brand with smartphone technologies, it has also heavily invested in R&D, and through the years it has created a wide breadth of high quality, innovative products. At present, it has a complete portfolio of PC products, ranging from the premium flagship HUAWEI MateBook X Series, the mainstream HUAWEI MateBook Series, the all-round MateBook D Series, to the innovative convertible MateBook E Series. Prompted by shifting consumer preferences, devices will evolve to become increasingly mobile, and with them their users as well. Huawei is committed to delivering reliable, high-quality and advanced products to its consumers. The HUAWEI MateBook 13 and the HUAWEI MateBook 14 enrich and improve the all-scenario experience across devices, providing more users with the ultimate experience.
The HUAWEI MateBook 13 will be available in China as well as select countries and locations in Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, Middle Eastern and more from February 2019. The HUAWEI MateBook 14 will be sold in in China, as well as select countries and locations in Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, Middle Eastern and more from April 2019 onwards.