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Huawei MateBook 14 2020 laptop review: 3:2 clamshell convinces both with Intel and AMD CPUs

Available in red or blue. Huawei offers its MateBook 14 both with AMD and Intel processors. Completely identical on the outside, they are very different laptops internally. We have tested and compared both versions of Huawei's 3:2 mid-range device.
Benjamin Herzig, 👁 Andreas Osthoff (translated by Stephanie Chamberlain), 🇩🇪 🇳🇱 ...

The lower the price range, the more diversified the laptop market tends to be. Manufacturers fight over the mid-range in particular. Huawei is still a relative newcomer among them, but it has already built up an impressive portfolio. The MateBook 14 fills the mid-range gap between the expensive Huawei MateBook X Pro and the more affordable MateBook D 14 series.

The Huawei MateBook 14 is available in two versions: The MateBook 14 AMD and the MateBook 14 Intel. We are testing both versions here, whereby the review will primarily focus on the Intel model, and the Huawei MateBook 14 AMD will be the main comparison device. Further comparison laptops include the Dell XPS 13 9310, the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14, and the older model of the Huawei MateBook 14.

The high-end model of the Huawei MateBook 14 Intel, which we are reviewing, costs around 1,300 Euros (~$1,578). Our MateBook 14 AMD test device costs 1,100 Euros (~$1,335).

Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel (MateBook 14 2020 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-10510U 4 x 1.8 - 4.8 GHz, Comet Lake-U
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce MX350 - 2048 MB, Core: 1468 MHz, Memory: 1752 MHz, 25 W TDP, GP107, 452.06, Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, LPDDR3 2133, dual-channel, on board
Display
14.00 inch 3:2, 2160 x 1440 pixel 185 PPI, 10-point touchscreen, TV140WTM-NH0, IPS LED, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Comet Lake-U PCH-LP Premium
Storage
Lite-On CA5-8D512, 512 GB 
, M.2 2280, PCIe NVMe, 71.8 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Comet Lake PCH-LP - cAVS
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio jack, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Intel Wireless-AC 9560 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 15.9 x 307.5 x 223.8 ( = 0.63 x 12.11 x 8.81 in)
Battery
56 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 1 MP
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: 6-row chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 65-watt USB-C charger, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.512 kg ( = 53.33 oz / 3.33 pounds), Power Supply: 200 g ( = 7.05 oz / 0.44 pounds)
Price
1,300 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
86 %
12/2020
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
i7-10510U, GeForce MX350
1.5 kg15.9 mm14.00"2160x1440
85 %
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 AMD
R7 4800H, Vega 7
1.6 kg15.9 mm14.00"2160x1440
88 %
10/2020
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1.3 kg14.8 mm13.40"1920x1200
84 %
10/2020
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
i7-1065G7, GeForce MX350
1.4 kg14.9 mm14.00"1920x1080
87 %
05/2019
Huawei MateBook 14 KLV-W29
i7-8565U, GeForce MX250
1.5 kg15.9 mm14.00"2160x1440

Huawei MateBook 14: Aluminum case with plastic parts

Huawei MateBook 14
Huawei MateBook 14

Huawei hasn't made any major changes to the case. This means that both the MateBook 14 AMD and the MateBook 14 Intel continue to use the same dark gray case that we already saw in the older Huawei MateBook 14. In terms of design, it's very minimalistic and modern but also little creative.

The majority of the Huawei MateBook 14 is made of aluminum. In addition, the display frame is made of glass, and the sides around the ports are made of plastic. A pure metal case is reserved for the Huawei MateBook X Pro. Nevertheless, the MateBook 14 is not unstable: The base can only be twisted slightly on the right side, and the display is also reasonably resistant to torsion. The palm rest and keyboard don't give way. However, pressure on the back of the lid is transferred to the panel comparatively quickly.

The hinges with the wide plastic cap allow a limited aperture angle of 150 degrees. The screen can't be opened with one finger, and it also wobbles a bit when shaken.

With a rather high weight of 1.5 kg, the Huawei MateBook 14 is heavier than the competition. In terms of dimensions, however, it's roughly on par with the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14, although the latter is wider due to the 16:9 format. The MateBook is slightly longer with its 3:2 screen. With its 13.5-inch LCD in the 16:10 format and its ultra-thin display bezels, the Dell XPS 13 is unrivaled here.

Size comparison

320 mm / 12.6 inch 208 mm / 8.19 inch 14.9 mm / 0.587 inch 1.4 kg3.17 lbs307.5 mm / 12.1 inch 223.8 mm / 8.81 inch 15.9 mm / 0.626 inch 1.5 kg3.33 lbs304 mm / 12 inch 217 mm / 8.54 inch 14.6 mm / 0.575 inch 1.3 kg2.95 lbs296 mm / 11.7 inch 199 mm / 7.83 inch 14.8 mm / 0.583 inch 1.3 kg2.85 lbs

Connectivity: The USB 2.0 in the MateBook 14 Intel is out of place

The port configuration in the Huawei MateBook 14 is modest but sufficient. With two USB-A ports and HDMI, it offers more variety than the Dell XPS 13 9310. However, the MateBook 14 does without Thunderbolt 3; this is very hard to understand with the Intel model in particular. Moreover, there's no card reader.

There's only one difference in terms of ports between the Huawei MateBook 14 AMD and the MateBook 14 Intel: On the Intel model, one of the ports on the right only supports USB 2.0, while the AMD version has two USB 3.0 ports.

Right: USB-A 2.0, USB-A 3.0
Right: USB-A 2.0, USB-A 3.0
Left: USB-C 3.1 Gen 2, 3.5 mm audio jack, HDMI
Left: USB-C 3.1 Gen 2, 3.5 mm audio jack, HDMI

Communication

For a module that only supports the older ac Wi-Fi standard, the 2x2 Intel Wireless 9560AC card interestingly scores ver well. Sometimes it even leaves newer ax Wi-Fi solutions behind.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650s
1439 (1386min - 1504max) MBit/s ∼100% +17%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1387 (1273min - 1643max) MBit/s ∼96% +13%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
1230 (708min - 1294max) MBit/s ∼85%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (240 - 1658, n=89, last 2 years)
868 MBit/s ∼60% -29%
Average Intel Wireless-AC 9560
  (312 - 1390, n=175)
694 MBit/s ∼48% -44%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 AMD
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
672 (558min - 762max) MBit/s ∼47% -45%
Huawei MateBook 14 KLV-W29
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
663 MBit/s ∼46% -46%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
1337 (691min - 1388max) MBit/s ∼100%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1217 (984min - 1297max) MBit/s ∼91% -9%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650s
975 (786min - 1026max) MBit/s ∼73% -27%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (49.8 - 1614, n=89, last 2 years)
779 MBit/s ∼58% -42%
Average Intel Wireless-AC 9560
  (309 - 1350, n=174)
681 MBit/s ∼51% -49%
Huawei MateBook 14 KLV-W29
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
659 MBit/s ∼49% -51%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 AMD
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
474 (238min - 498max) MBit/s ∼35% -65%
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Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel Intel Wireless-AC 9560; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1230 (708-1294)
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 AMD Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø672 (558-762)
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650s; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1439 (1386-1504)
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1387 (1273-1643)
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel Intel Wireless-AC 9560; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1314 (691-1388)
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 AMD Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø466 (238-498)
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650s; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø975 (786-1026)
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1216 (984-1297)

Webcam

Huawei hides the webcam in the keyboard. Its image quality is at the typical laptop level, but the angle is somewhat inconvenient due to the position.

ColorChecker
24.2 ∆E
21.5 ∆E
23.2 ∆E
17.1 ∆E
21.5 ∆E
17.6 ∆E
21.5 ∆E
31 ∆E
19 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
15.4 ∆E
12.3 ∆E
24.3 ∆E
15.7 ∆E
19.8 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
19.1 ∆E
17.7 ∆E
2.6 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
9.1 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
ColorChecker Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel: 16.27 ∆E min: 2.6 - max: 30.96 ∆E

Accessories

Apart from the 65-watt power adapter with a USB-C plug, no other accessories are included.

Huawei MateBook 14 with 65-watt power adapter
Huawei MateBook 14 with 65-watt power adapter

Maintenance

As similar as they are externally, the Huawei MateBook 14 Intel and the MateBook 14 AMD differ significantly on the inside. At least the process to access the interior is the same: 11 TX screws have to be removed, and there are some clips to be released.

Underneath the bottom cover, we find a large fan with two heat pipes on the Intel model, while the AMD variant has two small fans with one heat pipe each. Besides the cooling system, you also have access to the battery, the SSD, and the Wi-Fi module. RAM is soldered and, therefore, not upgradeable.

A view of the interior (MateBook 14 Intel)
A view of the interior (MateBook 14 Intel)
A view of the interior (MateBook 14 AMD)
A view of the interior (MateBook 14 AMD)

Warranty

The Huawei MateBook 14 has a two-year warranty with bring-in service. Huawei offers a free shipping service for users to send their devices in.

Input devices: Huawei laptop with good touchpad

Keyboard

The backlit keyboards with chiclet keys in the MateBook 14 Intel and MateBook 14 AMD are externally absolutely identical. This also applies to the layout, which is about 95% of the ISO standard width. However, there's a slight difference in terms of the typing experience: The pressure point of the keys is slightly mushier on the Intel MateBook. In general, the typing experience provided by the keys needs getting used to due to the very short travel of approximately only 1 mm. The keyboard is neither particularly good nor particularly bad, but it's sufficiently suitable for everyday typing.

Huawei MateBook 14: Keyboard
Huawei MateBook 14: Keyboard

Touchpad

The 12 x 7.2 cm touchpad has a slightly roughened surface that doesn't prevent fingers from gliding on it. Because it's a ClickPad with integrated mechanics, the surface can be pressed down in the lower area. The click mechanism has a short travel and a firm stroke, which matches the high-quality overall impression. We can't complain about anything in terms of software either. Gestures work perfectly, and the mouse pointer can be controlled precisely thanks to the Microsoft Precision driver.

Huawei MateBook 14: Touchpad
Huawei MateBook 14: Touchpad

3:2 Display: The Huawei MateBook 14's highlight

Although the 14-inch touchscreens in the 3:2 format are identical on paper, our measurements show differences. The reason for this: Huawei uses 2K panels (2160x1440) from different manufacturers. This panel lottery has a measurable effect on brightness in particular: While the Intel model is 448 cd/m² bright on average, we only register 387 cd/m² on the Huawei MateBook 14 AMD. However, it must be noted that both panels are well above the specification. According to the data sheet, the display of the MateBook 14 should actually only deliver 300 cd/m².

In comparison with the competition, the Dell XPS 13 9310 delivers significantly more brightness, while the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 lags behind in this respect.

Subpixel matrix (Intel)
Subpixel matrix (Intel)
Subpixel matrix (AMD)
Subpixel matrix (AMD)
Backlight bleeding (Intel, shown in an intensified way here)
Backlight bleeding (Intel, shown in an intensified way here)
Backlight bleeding (AMD, shown in an intensified way here)
Backlight bleeding (AMD, shown in an intensified way here)

Displaymessungen MateBook 14 Intel

472
cd/m²
471
cd/m²
459
cd/m²
454
cd/m²
458
cd/m²
428
cd/m²
434
cd/m²
441
cd/m²
418
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
TV140WTM-NH0
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 472 cd/m² Average: 448.3 cd/m² Minimum: 5.1 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 89 %
Center on Battery: 456 cd/m²
Contrast: 1832:1 (Black: 0.25 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.4 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.6, calibrated: 1.7
ΔE Greyscale 4.9 | 0.64-98 Ø5.9
99.1% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 63.5% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.16

Displaymessungen MateBook 14 AMD

394
cd/m²
400
cd/m²
379
cd/m²
400
cd/m²
404
cd/m²
380
cd/m²
378
cd/m²
385
cd/m²
364
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
P140ZKA-BZ1
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 404 cd/m² Average: 387.1 cd/m² Minimum: 4.5 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 90 %
Center on Battery: 406 cd/m²
Contrast: 1836:1 (Black: 0.22 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.8 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.6, calibrated: 0.9
ΔE Greyscale 7.3 | 0.64-98 Ø5.9
98.1% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 64.1% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.1
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
TV140WTM-NH0, IPS LED, 2160x1440, 14.00
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 AMD
P140ZKA-BZ1, IPS LED, 2160x1440, 14.00
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Sharp LQ134N1, IPS, 1920x1200, 13.40
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
N140HCG-EQ1, , 1920x1080, 14.00
Huawei MateBook 14 KLV-W29
Chi Mei CMN8C02, IPS, 2160x1440, 14.00
Response Times
-20%
-61%
-47%
-11%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
37.6 (18, 19.6)
42.8 (20, 22.8)
-14%
52 (27.6, 24.4)
-38%
51.2 (22, 29.2)
-36%
38 (19.6, 18.4)
-1%
Response Time Black / White *
22.4 (11.6, 10.8)
28 (15.6, 12.4)
-25%
33.2 (19.2, 14)
-48%
35.2 (17.2, 18)
-57%
27.2 (17.2, 10)
-21%
PWM Frequency
59520 (30)
2475 (20)
-96%
Screen
-10%
-1%
10%
-18%
Brightness middle
458
404
-12%
543.3
19%
289
-37%
401.7
-12%
Brightness
448
387
-14%
524
17%
286
-36%
386
-14%
Brightness Distribution
89
90
1%
92
3%
92
3%
95
7%
Black Level *
0.25
0.22
12%
0.38
-52%
0.17
32%
0.42
-68%
Contrast
1832
1836
0%
1430
-22%
1700
-7%
956
-48%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
3.4
4.8
-41%
3.02
11%
2.5
26%
4.11
-21%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
6.7
10.4
-55%
7.61
-14%
4.7
30%
8.93
-33%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
1.7
0.9
47%
1.23
28%
0.6
65%
1.36
20%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
4.9
7.3
-49%
5
-2%
3.4
31%
6.1
-24%
Gamma
2.16 102%
2.1 105%
2.02 109%
1.98 111%
2.19 100%
CCT
7704 84%
7358 88%
6550 99%
7005 93%
7222 90%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
63.5
64.1
1%
66.8
5%
62.6
-1%
62.7
-1%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
99.1
98.1
-1%
99.6
1%
98.9
0%
98.6
-1%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-15% / -12%
-31% / -13%
-19% / 1%
-15% / -17%

* ... smaller is better

Colors (Intel)
Colors (Intel)
Saturation (Intel)
Saturation (Intel)
Grayscales (Intel)
Grayscales (Intel)
Colors (Intel; calibrated)
Colors (Intel; calibrated)
Saturation (Intel; calibrated)
Saturation (Intel; calibrated)
Grayscales (Intel; calibrated)
Grayscales (Intel; calibrated)
Colors (AMD)
Colors (AMD)
Saturation (AMD)
Saturation (AMD)
Grayscales (AMD)
Grayscales (AMD)
Colors (AMD; calibrated)
Colors (AMD; calibrated)
Saturation (AMD; calibrated)
Saturation (AMD; calibrated)
Grayscales (AMD; calibrated)
Grayscales (AMD; calibrated)

We measured both displays with Calman and the X-Rite i1Pro 2 colorimeter. We noticed here that the MateBook 14 AMD had a noticeable blue tint out of the box that disappeared after calibration. Subjectively, the color reproduction of both displays was very good; this is also confirmed by the contrast value of over 1,800:1.

Color-space coverage is practically identical on both the Intel and AMD versions of the Huawei MateBook 14. This translates to almost 100% of the sRGB color space and a basic suitability for image-editing.

Outdoors (Intel; in the shade)
Outdoors (Intel; in the shade)
Outdoors (AMD; in the shade)
Outdoors (AMD; in the shade)

You have to live with reflections with the Huawei MateBook 14, no matter which version you buy. Fortunately, the luminosity levels are high enough that you can still use it in brighter environments. But you should avoid the sun if possible.

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
22.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 11.6 ms rise
↘ 10.8 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 32 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (24.3 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
37.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 18 ms rise
↘ 19.6 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 37 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (38.5 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 59520 Hz ≤ 30 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 59520 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 30 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 59520 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9716 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 151500) Hz was measured.

There are no problems with the viewing-angle stability of the two IPS displays.

Huawei MateBook 14 Intel viewing angles
Huawei MateBook 14 Intel viewing angles
Huawei MateBook 14 AMD viewing angles
Huawei MateBook 14 AMD viewing angles

Performance: AMD Ryzen 4000 easily outperforms Intel

Huawei offers four different CPUs in the MateBook 14, two from Intel and two from AMD. On the Intel side, there are the Core i5-10210U and the Core i7-10510U. On the AMD side, you have to make do with the Ryzen 5 4600H and the Ryzen 7 4800H. The GPU options are also divided, and the Intel models are delivered with a combination of the Intel UHD Graphics 620 and the Nvidia GeForce MX350 chips. With AMD, you get either the AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 or the AMD Radeon RX Vega 7.

8 or 16 GB of DDR4 memory is available, whereby memory is soldered. With the Huawei MateBook 14 Intel, you get DDR4-2166 memory; the AMD model offers DDR4-2666 RAM. An M.2 2280 SSD serves as mass storage device in each case.

HWiNFO (Intel)
HWiNFO (Intel)
GPU-Z (Intel)
GPU-Z (Intel)
CPU-Z (Intel)
CPU-Z (Intel)
CPU-Z Caches (Intel)
CPU-Z Caches (Intel)
CPU-Z Mainboard (Intel)
CPU-Z Mainboard (Intel)
CPU-Z Memory (Intel)
CPU-Z Memory (Intel)
HWiNFO (AMD)
HWiNFO (AMD)
GPU-Z (AMD)
GPU-Z (AMD)
CPU-Z (AMD)
CPU-Z (AMD)
CPU-Z Caches (AMD)
CPU-Z Caches (AMD)
CPU-Z Mainboard (AMD)
CPU-Z Mainboard (AMD)
CPU-Z Memory (AMD)
CPU-Z Memory (AMD)

Processor

In our Intel model, we are dealing with the Intel Core i7-10510U, a Comet Lake 15-watt processor with four cores. The Huawei MateBook 14 AMD contains, on the other hand, the AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, an octa-core processor with a TDP of 45 watts. You can compare the CPUs with other chips using our CPU comparison list.

Starting with the Intel processor: It can consume 45 watts, but consumption is then quickly limited to 25 and finally 16 watts. Consequently, the processor runs at 2.6 GHz and 15 watts. Interestingly, the Huawei MateBook 14 AMD has a performance mode that can be activated; except for a slightly louder fan noise, it has no noticeable effect on CPU performance. In any case, the processor can consume 55 watts for a short time, but in the long run, it uses 37 watts.

In terms of CPU performance, the score is clearly in favor of the Huawei MateBook 14 AMD. The AMD Ryzen 4000 model is simply much faster than the Intel ULV competition.

We could not find a CPU performance limit on the MateBook 14 AMD. But we did with the Intel model, since the Huawei laptop only achieved 8,204 points in the 3DMark 11 Physics test (about -11%).

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Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel Core i7-10510U: Ø561 (522.67-564.75)
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 AMD AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H: Ø1594 (1568.44-1674.13)
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Core i7-1165G7: Ø718 (617.03-918.32)
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05 Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Core i7-1065G7: Ø700 (692.03-734.34)
Huawei MateBook 14 KLV-W29 Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel Core i7-8565U: Ø522 (514.22-659.49)
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender 2.79: BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 -mmt1 | 7z b 4
Geekbench 5.3: 64 Bit Single-Core Score | 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 AMD
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
3839 Points ∼100% +191%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1913 Points ∼50% +45%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
Intel Core i7-1065G7
1724 Points ∼45% +31%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (110 - 3839, n=86, last 2 years)
1463 Points ∼38% +11%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (1015 - 1897, n=36)
1410 Points ∼37% +7%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
Intel Core i7-10510U
1317 Points ∼34%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Intel Core i7-1165G7
559 Points ∼100% +25%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 AMD
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
462 Points ∼83% +4%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
Intel Core i7-1065G7
460 Points ∼82% +3%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
Intel Core i7-10510U
446 Points ∼80%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (362 - 497, n=35)
436 Points ∼78% -2%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (73 - 583, n=85, last 2 years)
396 Points ∼71% -11%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 AMD
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
1674.13 (1568.44min - 1674.13max) Points ∼100% +196%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Intel Core i7-1165G7
818 Points ∼49% +45%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
Intel Core i7-1065G7
734 (692.03min - 734.34max) Points ∼44% +30%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (482 - 856, n=43)
666 Points ∼40% +18%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (82.3 - 1674, n=99, last 2 years)
661 Points ∼39% +17%
Huawei MateBook 14 KLV-W29
Intel Core i7-8565U
659 Points ∼39% +17%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
Intel Core i7-10510U
565 (522.67min - 564.75max) Points ∼34%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Intel Core i7-1165G7
218 Points ∼100% +20%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 AMD
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
188.26 Points ∼86% +3%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
Intel Core i7-1065G7
184 Points ∼84% +1%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
Intel Core i7-10510U
182 Points ∼83%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (113 - 202, n=40)
178 Points ∼82% -2%
Huawei MateBook 14 KLV-W29
Intel Core i7-8565U
177 Points ∼81% -3%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (31 - 221, n=94, last 2 years)
160 Points ∼73% -12%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU
Average of class Subnotebook
  (4.2 - 6277, n=70, last 2 years)
984 Seconds * ∼100% -23%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (649 - 1051, n=29)
804 Seconds * ∼82% -1%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
Intel Core i7-10510U
797 Seconds * ∼81%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
Intel Core i7-1065G7
675 Seconds * ∼69% +15%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Intel Core i7-1165G7
632 Seconds * ∼64% +21%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 AMD
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
299 Seconds * ∼30% +62%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5283 MIPS ∼100% +13%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
Intel Core i7-10510U
4678 MIPS ∼89%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (3747 - 4981, n=29)
4580 MIPS ∼87% -2%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 AMD
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
4575 MIPS ∼87% -2%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
Intel Core i7-1065G7
4422 MIPS ∼84% -5%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1653 - 15198, n=72, last 2 years)
4274 MIPS ∼81% -9%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 AMD
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
44827 MIPS ∼100% +161%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Intel Core i7-1165G7
20843 MIPS ∼46% +21%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
Intel Core i7-1065G7
19632 MIPS ∼44% +14%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (3267 - 44827, n=72, last 2 years)
18663 MIPS ∼42% +9%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (12196 - 21298, n=29)
17635 MIPS ∼39% +3%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
Intel Core i7-10510U
17186 MIPS ∼38%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1547 Points ∼100% +27%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
Intel Core i7-1065G7
1337 Points ∼86% +9%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
Intel Core i7-10510U
1222 Points ∼79%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (977 - 1287, n=29)
1200 Points ∼78% -2%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 AMD
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
1186 Points ∼77% -3%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (310 - 1740, n=74, last 2 years)
1114 Points ∼72% -9%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 AMD
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
6698 Points ∼100% +55%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5682 Points ∼85% +32%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
Intel Core i7-1065G7
4503 Points ∼67% +4%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
Intel Core i7-10510U
4314 Points ∼64%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (591 - 7590, n=74, last 2 years)
3930 Points ∼59% -9%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (2474 - 4484, n=29)
3677 Points ∼55% -15%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 AMD
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
11 fps ∼100% +135%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5.84 fps ∼53% +25%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
Intel Core i7-1065G7
5.75 fps ∼52% +23%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (0.65 - 11, n=69, last 2 years)
4.81 fps ∼44% +3%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
Intel Core i7-10510U
4.69 fps ∼43%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (3.41 - 5.5, n=29)
4.58 fps ∼42% -2%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Average of class Subnotebook
  (12.9 - 281, n=58, last 2 years)
74.7 s * ∼100% -46%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (50.7 - 77.8, n=25)
59 s * ∼79% -16%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 AMD
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
57.3 s * ∼77% -12%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
Intel Core i7-1065G7
55.8 s * ∼75% -9%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
Intel Core i7-10510U
51 s * ∼68%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Intel Core i7-1165G7
46.2 s * ∼62% +9%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Average of class Subnotebook
  (0.554 - 2.21, n=64, last 2 years)
0.792 sec * ∼100% -18%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (0.637 - 0.81, n=26)
0.681 sec * ∼86% -2%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
Intel Core i7-1065G7
0.671 sec * ∼85% -0%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
Intel Core i7-10510U
0.67 sec * ∼85%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 AMD
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
0.59 sec * ∼74% +12%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.586 sec * ∼74% +13%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
565 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
110 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
182 Points
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System performance

Depending on the PCMark benchmark, the Huawei MateBook 14 AMD was slightly or significantly faster than the MateBook 14 Intel. In practice, we weren't able to notice any difference in the speed perceived in everyday use.

PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 AMD
Vega 7, R7 4800H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
5635 Points ∼100% +62%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
4832 Points ∼86% +39%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (3130 - 4496, n=3)
3703 Points ∼66% +6%
Huawei MateBook 14 KLV-W29
GeForce MX250, i7-8565U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
3488 Points ∼62% 0%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U, Lite-On CA5-8D512
3482 Points ∼62%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
GeForce MX350, i7-1065G7, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
3480 Points ∼62% 0%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (405 - 5795, n=91, last 2 years)
3362 Points ∼60% -3%
Productivity
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 AMD
Vega 7, R7 4800H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
7836 Points ∼100% +8%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
GeForce MX350, i7-1065G7, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
7347 Points ∼94% +1%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U, Lite-On CA5-8D512
7286 Points ∼93%
Huawei MateBook 14 KLV-W29
GeForce MX250, i7-8565U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
6916 Points ∼88% -5%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (5883 - 7451, n=3)
6873 Points ∼88% -6%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
6838 Points ∼87% -6%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1304 - 8682, n=91, last 2 years)
5976 Points ∼76% -18%
Essentials
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
9749 Points ∼100% +10%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 AMD
Vega 7, R7 4800H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
9273 Points ∼95% +4%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U, Lite-On CA5-8D512
8894 Points ∼91%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
GeForce MX350, i7-1065G7, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
8749 Points ∼90% -2%
Huawei MateBook 14 KLV-W29
GeForce MX250, i7-8565U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
8367 Points ∼86% -6%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (7534 - 8894, n=3)
8217 Points ∼84% -8%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (2544 - 10184, n=91, last 2 years)
8007 Points ∼82% -10%
Score
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 AMD
Vega 7, R7 4800H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
5323 Points ∼100% +22%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
4914 Points ∼92% +13%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U, Lite-On CA5-8D512
4364 Points ∼82%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
GeForce MX350, i7-1065G7, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
4352 Points ∼82% 0%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (4134 - 4364, n=3)
4228 Points ∼79% -3%
Huawei MateBook 14 KLV-W29
GeForce MX250, i7-8565U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4205 Points ∼79% -4%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (790 - 5549, n=91, last 2 years)
3875 Points ∼73% -11%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
GeForce MX350, i7-1065G7, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
5488 Points ∼100% +10%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 AMD
Vega 7, R7 4800H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
5164 Points ∼94% +4%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (4979 - 5175, n=2)
5077 Points ∼93% +2%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U, Lite-On CA5-8D512
4979 Points ∼91%
Huawei MateBook 14 KLV-W29
GeForce MX250, i7-8565U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4796 Points ∼87% -4%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (2227 - 5628, n=66, last 2 years)
4365 Points ∼80% -12%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
3073 Points ∼56% -38%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
GeForce MX350, i7-1065G7, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
4523 Points ∼100% +24%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
4407 Points ∼97% +21%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 AMD
Vega 7, R7 4800H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
4269 Points ∼94% +17%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (3650 - 4087, n=2)
3869 Points ∼86% +6%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U, Lite-On CA5-8D512
3650 Points ∼81%
Huawei MateBook 14 KLV-W29
GeForce MX250, i7-8565U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
3612 Points ∼80% -1%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1106 - 4410, n=69, last 2 years)
3512 Points ∼78% -4%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3650 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4979 points
PCMark 10 Score
4364 points
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DPC latencies

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LatencyMon (Intel)
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LatencyMon Drivers (Intel)
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LatencyMon (AMD)
LatencyMon Drivers (AMD)
LatencyMon Drivers (AMD)
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Huawei MateBook 14 2020 AMD
Vega 7, R7 4800H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
648 μs * ∼100% -64%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U, Lite-On CA5-8D512
395.3 μs * ∼61%

* ... smaller is better

Storage

Both Huawei MateBook laptops contain PCIe NVMe SSDs in the M.2 2280 format with a capacity of 512 GB. The Western Digital model used in the MateBook 14 AMD is slightly slower than the Lite-On SSD in the Intel version. Compared to the competition, however, both SSDs are slightly faster.

Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
Lite-On CA5-8D512
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 AMD
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
Huawei MateBook 14 KLV-W29
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
Average Lite-On CA5-8D512
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-5%
-14%
-12%
-28%
-7%
Write 4K
161.8
107
-34%
97.48
-40%
137.02
-15%
165.9
3%
134 (114 - 162, n=5)
-17%
Read 4K
60.59
43.04
-29%
50.92
-16%
48.71
-20%
28.04
-54%
55.3 (51.9 - 60.6, n=5)
-9%
Write Seq
2209
2707
23%
1811
-18%
1785.4
-19%
1009
-54%
2135 (1743 - 2258, n=5)
-3%
Read Seq
2473
2435
-2%
1836
-26%
2057.36
-17%
962
-61%
2305 (2092 - 2473, n=5)
-7%
Write 4K Q32T1
514
435.9
-15%
521.4
1%
436.94
-15%
571.5
11%
478 (395 - 515, n=5)
-7%
Read 4K Q32T1
585.6
538.3
-8%
357.5
-39%
388.95
-34%
611.4
4%
518 (373 - 586, n=5)
-12%
Write Seq Q32T1
2205
2691
22%
2879
31%
2707.5
23%
1720
-22%
2214 (2176 - 2253, n=5)
0%
Read Seq Q32T1
3352
3397
1%
3204
-4%
3425.9
2%
1775
-47%
3254 (3171 - 3372, n=5)
-3%
Lite-On CA5-8D512
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 3352 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 2205 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 585.6 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 514 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 2473 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 2209 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 60.59 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 161.8 MB/s

Continuous load read: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel GeForce MX350, i7-10510U, Lite-On CA5-8D512: Ø3356 (2576.77-3407.14)
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 AMD Vega 7, R7 4800H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G: Ø3413 (2714.55-3430.04)

Graphics card

GPU-Z Nvidia GeForce MX350
GPU-Z Nvidia GeForce MX350

The Nvidia GeForce MX350 is a dedicated GPU based on the old "Pascal" architecture. It comes by default in the Intel version of the Huawei MateBook 14. The AMD model we are testing uses the integrated AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 instead. Comparisons with other graphics chips can be made with our GPU table.

Although the Intel variant with the dedicated graphics has a bit more graphics performance, the gap to the Huawei MateBook 14 AMD isn't that big in the 3DMark tests. In addition, it must be noted that the new Intel Tiger Lake Xe GPU (96 EUs) is faster here - in our opinion, the Nvidia GPU isn't a truly worthwhile investment.

In terms of the GPU, we couldn't find any battery-related performance limitations.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
6698 Points ∼100% +12%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
NVIDIA GeForce MX350, Intel Core i7-1065G7
6232 Points ∼93% +4%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (5191 - 6448, n=10)
6092 Points ∼91% +2%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
NVIDIA GeForce MX350, Intel Core i7-10510U
5989 Points ∼89%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 AMD
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
4823 Points ∼72% -19%
Huawei MateBook 14 KLV-W29
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel Core i7-8565U
4459 Points ∼67% -26%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (410 - 12199, n=88, last 2 years)
3564 Points ∼53% -40%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
NVIDIA GeForce MX350, Intel Core i7-1065G7
1326 Points ∼100% +18%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (1123 - 1595, n=9)
1320 Points ∼100% +18%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
1209 Points ∼91% +8%
Huawei MateBook 14 KLV-W29
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel Core i7-8565U
1130 Points ∼85% +1%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
NVIDIA GeForce MX350, Intel Core i7-10510U
1123 Points ∼85%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 AMD
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
932 Points ∼70% -17%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (116 - 3276, n=68, last 2 years)
872 Points ∼66% -22%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (3999 - 4536, n=11)
4358 Points ∼100% +1%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
NVIDIA GeForce MX350, Intel Core i7-1065G7
4332 Points ∼99% 0%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
NVIDIA GeForce MX350, Intel Core i7-10510U
4311 Points ∼99%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
4170 Points ∼96% -3%
Huawei MateBook 14 KLV-W29
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel Core i7-8565U
3664 Points ∼84% -15%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 AMD
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
2973 Points ∼68% -31%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (313 - 8743, n=89, last 2 years)
2390 Points ∼55% -45%
3DMark 11 Performance
6233 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
3882 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
1219 points
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Gaming performance

The lead of the Nvidia GeForce MX350 in gaming tests is slightly bigger than in the 3DMark benchmarks. But this Nvidia chip is still clearly too slow for modern games at the highest details.

The Witcher 3 - 1366x768 Medium Graphics & Postprocessing
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
58.4 (17min - 66max) fps ∼100% +38%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
Intel Core i7-1065G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
46.5 fps ∼80% +10%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (35.2 - 47.2, n=10)
43.7 fps ∼75% +3%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
42.4 (34min - 49max) fps ∼73%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (5.9 - 92, n=39, last 2 years)
38.8 fps ∼66% -8%
Huawei MateBook 14 KLV-W29
Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
36.5 fps ∼63% -14%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 AMD
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
17.1 (14min - 19max) fps ∼29% -60%
Total War: Three Kingdoms - 1280x720 Low (incl textures)
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (79.8 - 91.9, n=2)
85.9 fps ∼100% +8%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
79.8 (66min - 104max) fps ∼93%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (10.9 - 164, n=22, last 2 years)
64.2 fps ∼75% -20%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 AMD
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
49 (43min - 57max) fps ∼57% -39%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider - 1280x720 Lowest Preset
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (54.3 - 68, n=4)
61.8 fps ∼100% +14%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
54.3 (8min - 103max) fps ∼88%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 AMD
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
43 (2min - 86max) fps ∼70% -21%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (9 - 102, n=24, last 2 years)
41.8 fps ∼68% -23%
X-Plane 11.11 - 1920x1080 high (fps_test=3)
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
Intel Core i7-1065G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
59.1 fps ∼100% +15%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
51.4 fps ∼87%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (30.2 - 59.1, n=11)
47.1 fps ∼80% -8%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
32.5 fps ∼55% -37%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 AMD
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
29.8 fps ∼50% -42%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (3.09 - 72.3, n=67, last 2 years)
21.2 fps ∼36% -59%
Dota 2 Reborn - 1920x1080 high (2/3)
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
Intel Core i7-1065G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
84.8 (76.4min) fps ∼100% +2%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
82.8 (72.3min) fps ∼98%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (64.1 - 85.2, n=11)
80.7 fps ∼95% -3%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 AMD
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
45.9 (42min) fps ∼54% -45%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
40.5 (28.7min) fps ∼48% -51%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (6 - 121, n=70, last 2 years)
35.3 fps ∼42% -57%
low med. high ultra
The Witcher 3 (2015) 69.7 42.4 22.8 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 113 103 82.8 75.6 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 58.9 59.3 51.4 fps
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018) 54.3 22.7 fps
Total War: Three Kingdoms (2019) 79.8 22.2 fps

Emissions: High temperatures in the MateBook 14 Intel

Noise emissions

The single fan in the Huawei MateBook 14 Intel runs a bit more high-frequency and louder under load. With the AMD version, however, the two fans are also clearly audible. In idle usage, the active cooling is usually barely noticeable in both versions. Unfortunately, they don't remain completely quiet.

There was no coil whine to be heard on either Huawei laptop. But the Huawei MateBook 14 AMD emits a quiet, electric crackling sound.

Noise Level

Idle
29.3 / 29.3 / 30.8 dB(A)
Load
35.7 / 37.9 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audi TM-1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 29.3 dB(A)
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U, Lite-On CA5-8D512
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 AMD
Vega 7, R7 4800H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
GeForce MX350, i7-1065G7, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
Huawei MateBook 14 KLV-W29
GeForce MX250, i7-8565U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
Noise
3%
11%
-6%
-3%
off / environment *
29.3
29.7
-1%
25.7
12%
29.3
-0%
28.1
4%
Idle Minimum *
29.3
29.7
-1%
25.7
12%
29.3
-0%
28.1
4%
Idle Average *
29.3
29.7
-1%
25.7
12%
29.3
-0%
28.1
4%
Idle Maximum *
30.8
30.4
1%
25.9
16%
30.5
1%
29.7
4%
Load Average *
35.7
31.5
12%
26.2
27%
41.5
-16%
31.2
13%
Witcher 3 ultra *
35.7
33
8%
36.5
-2%
41.5
-16%
44.5
-25%
Load Maximum *
37.9
36.5
4%
36.6
3%
41.5
-9%
47.5
-25%

* ... smaller is better

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2033.53731.932.330.931.12528.128.926.227.526.726.93128.232.929.229.526.329.84026.631.327.627.426.726.35024.826.827.725.627.826.16324.924.125.226.924.125.2802626.224.32623.727.710024.225.724.725.523.424.11252323.523.524.622.723.916022.623.423.322.723.32320022.822.92223.121.92325023.523.822.523.122.322.431522.122.421.621.521.221.940022.121.820.920.620.521.85002321.520.220.719.622.863022.921.320.319.6192380023.822.920.419.618.422.6100025.123.420.619.21824.7125026.524.120.618.717.526.1160026.924.820.819.316.726.4200028.526.421.819.516.727.5250031.228.623.220.61630.5315026.623.719.618.215.925.1400023.421.517.916.515.822.650002320.116.816.115.622.6630020.91816.21615.820.9800018.416.715.91615.618.21000016.61615.915.915.616.41250015.715.615.715.815.415.81600015.315.315.415.615.215.3SPL37.935.732.130.829.337.2N2.62.21.61.41.22.4median 23median 22.9median 20.6median 19.5median 17.5median 22.8Delta1.21.82.12.52.41.23731.836.231.633.133.63329.128.330.826.826.628.529.429.633.131.628.132.729.333.231.131.631.629.532.7323334.236.136.133.235.332.735.425.32526.424.227.526.527.12425.726.123.226.524.126.626.827.328.226.326.72727.124.624.624.923.725.524.725.126.125.925.525.625.525.826.225.824.924.524.524.425.325.324.524.324.623.724.125.12523.223.322.722.122.122.323.522.722.921.12121.720.721.424.323.121.521.321.52121.124.523.321.921.120.919.521.224.122.520.519.819.818.619.124.823.72120.32019.320.326.324.220.318.918.517.318.527.32520.318.618.216.318.326.824.219.518.117.41618.226.724.319.718.617.51617.624.722.718.517.216.715.616.22320.617.316.516.315.716.220.118.416.51615.915.7171917.616.215.915.915.716.718.317.21615.915.815.616.316.71615.915.815.815.41615.915.615.615.515.515.315.815.415.315.315.315.415.215.636.534.631.530.730.429.730.72.42.11.61.51.41.31.5median 24.5median 23.3median 20.3median 18.9median 18.5median 17.3median 18.52.92.32.73.53.83.33.5hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseHuawei MateBook 14 2020 IntelHuawei MateBook 14 2020 AMD

Temperature

As we already saw in the maintenance section: The cooling systems differ significantly. The temperatures are slightly different: While we measure a maximum of 51.3 °C (~124 °F) under load on the Huawei MateBook 14 Intel, it's slightly less on the AMD counterpart at 49.9 °C (~123 °F). The maximum temperature was reached at the bottom on both devices. Especially on the Intel model, the left side of the palm rest also became noticeably warm at almost 37 °C (~99 °F).

The stress test with Prime95 and FurMark confirms our impression that the cooling system on the AMD model is simply better. The processor needs to be throttled down to 6 watts on the Huawei MateBook 14 Intel, and the GPU is not exempt from throttling either. The AMD model also shows a consumption limitation, but the processor can still consume 29 watts at the end of the stress test.

In the 3DMark 11 test performed after the stress test, the Huawei laptop with the Intel chip achieved a reduced result, so throttling can also be problematic in everyday use. This is not the case with the Huawei MateBook 14 AMD.

Intel stress test (Prime95 + FurMark)
Intel stress test (Prime95 + FurMark)
AMD stress test (Prime95 + FurMark)
AMD stress test (Prime95 + FurMark)

MateBook 14 Intel surface temperatures

Max. Load
 44 °C
111 F
43.2 °C
110 F
39.4 °C
103 F
 
 42.3 °C
108 F
42.2 °C
108 F
32.1 °C
90 F
 
 36.6 °C
98 F
31.7 °C
89 F
28.9 °C
84 F
 
Maximum: 44 °C = 111 F
Average: 37.8 °C = 100 F
39.2 °C
103 F
50.8 °C
123 F
51.3 °C
124 F
34.6 °C
94 F
45.6 °C
114 F
46.6 °C
116 F
31.8 °C
89 F
37.1 °C
99 F
38.9 °C
102 F
Maximum: 51.3 °C = 124 F
Average: 41.8 °C = 107 F
Power Supply (max.)  52.9 °C = 127 F | Room Temperature 20.6 °C = 69 F | Voltcraft IR-900
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 37.8 °C / 100 F, compared to the average of 30.6 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Subnotebook.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 44 °C / 111 F, compared to the average of 35.7 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22 to 57 °C for the class Subnotebook.
(-) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 51.3 °C / 124 F, compared to the average of 39.5 °C / 103 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 24 °C / 75 F, compared to the device average of 30.6 °C / 87 F.
(±) The palmrests and touchpad can get very hot to the touch with a maximum of 36.6 °C / 97.9 F.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.4 °C / 83.1 F (-8.2 °C / -14.8 F).

MateBook 14 AMD surface temperatures

Max. Load
 44.1 °C
111 F
45 °C
113 F
42.2 °C
108 F
 
 40.8 °C
105 F
43.2 °C
110 F
38.4 °C
101 F
 
 32.9 °C
91 F
30 °C
86 F
29.1 °C
84 F
 
Maximum: 45 °C = 113 F
Average: 38.4 °C = 101 F
40.3 °C
105 F
49.9 °C
122 F
38.5 °C
101 F
36.5 °C
98 F
42 °C
108 F
38.7 °C
102 F
32.4 °C
90 F
34.3 °C
94 F
34.5 °C
94 F
Maximum: 42 °C = 108 F
Average: 36.1 °C = 97 F
Power Supply (max.)  59.4 °C = 139 F | Room Temperature 21.4 °C = 71 F | Voltcraft IR-900
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 38.4 °C / 101 F, compared to the average of 30.6 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Subnotebook.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 45 °C / 113 F, compared to the average of 35.7 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22 to 57 °C for the class Subnotebook.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 42 °C / 108 F, compared to the average of 39.5 °C / 103 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 26 °C / 79 F, compared to the device average of 30.6 °C / 87 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are reaching skin temperature as a maximum (32.9 °C / 91.2 F) and are therefore not hot.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.4 °C / 83.1 F (-4.5 °C / -8.1 F).
Stress test (top, Intel)
Stress test (top, Intel)
Stress test (top, AMD)
Stress test (top, AMD)
Stress test (bottom, Intel)
Stress test (bottom, Intel)
Stress test (bottom, AMD)
Stress test (bottom, AMD)

Speakers

As was already the case with the display, the same applies to the speakers: The Huawei MateBook 14 Intel and AMD contain different components. The speakers in the MateBook 14 AMD can deliver noticeably more low frequencies. But neither of them are at a really good laptop speaker level; they are okay for YouTube videos or video calls.

The 3.5 mm output delivers sound perfectly to headphones or external speakers.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2030.931.32526.7273126.331.74026.729.45027.827.86324.1288023.724.810023.425.512522.731.116023.340.320021.947.525022.353.231521.256.440020.560.750019.661.46301962.680018.46710001867125017.570.1160016.766.7200016.765.825001662.9315015.964.6400015.860.9500015.657.7630015.857.9800015.654.21000015.651.41250015.448.91600015.243.4SPL29.376.5N1.236.6median 17.5median 57.9Delta2.47.133.638.828.53429.331.73231.832.734.226.525.424.1262727.924.727.825.838.325.349.625.154.822.356.620.758.82160.519.562.318.664.919.364.117.364.816.364.81667.81664.115.65915.755.715.758.515.75515.65615.452.915.349.415.245.229.774.71.333median 17.3median 56.63.35.6hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseHuawei MateBook 14 2020 IntelHuawei MateBook 14 2020 AMD
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (76.5 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 15.6% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (13.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 7.3% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (5.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.6% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (6.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (21.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 70% of all tested devices in this class were better, 5% similar, 25% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 19%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 55% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 37% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Huawei MateBook 14 2020 AMD audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (74.7 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 14.1% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (13.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6.9% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.7% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (8.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (19.6% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 61% of all tested devices in this class were better, 6% similar, 33% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 19%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 43% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 49% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Energy management better on Huawei laptop with Intel CPU

Energy consumption

The Huawei MateBook 14 AMD isn't completely superior to its Intel counterpart, which is shown by the power consumption values: Here, the laptop with the Intel processor performs significantly better in idle usage in particular.

The 65-watt power adapter has sufficient capacity on both MateBooks, even if the load peak is just above this mark.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.38 / 0.72 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 3 / 9 / 11 Watt
Load midlight 60.8 / 65.6 Watt