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Huawei MateBook 14 2021 debuts with upgraded processors, a dedicated GPU option and a 56 Wh battery

The Huawei MateBook 14 2021 is the spitting image of its predecessor. (Image source: Huawei)
The Huawei MateBook 14 2021 is the spitting image of its predecessor. (Image source: Huawei)
The Huawei MateBook 14 2021 features many internal upgrades from last year's model, including a switch to Intel's Tiger Lake platform. The MateBook 14 is available with up to a Core i7-1165G7 processor, an NVIDIA GeForce MX450 GPU and 16 GB of DDR4-3200 RAM. Huawei only offers the MateBook 14 2021 with a 512 GB SSD though, and in two somewhat understated colours.

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The MateBook 14 has received an upgrade to Intel Tiger Lake processors, as has the MateBook X Pro and MateBook 13. The MateBook 14 2021 joins the two laptops on the Core i5-1135G7 and Core i7-1165G7, along with Iris Xe Graphics G7 GPUs. The Core i5 features the 80 EU edition of the Iris Xe Graphics G7 though, while the Core i7 includes the more powerful 96 EU variant.

Additionally, Huawei sells the Matebook 14 2021 with NVIDIA's GeForce MX450 dedicated GPU, which offers 2 GB of GDDR5 VRAM. While the Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs GPU is significantly more powerful than previous Intel integrated GPUs, it falls about 25% short of the GeForce MX450 in games. The GeForce MX450 is available with both processors too, unlike the MateBook 13 2021. All configurations come with 16 GB of DDR4-3200 dual-channel RAM and a 512 GB SSD, though. Moreover, Huawei has not upgraded the MateBook 14 from the 1440p, 3:2 and IPS display with which it has equipped previous models.

Likewise, the MateBook 14 2021 has a 56 Wh battery and measures 307.5 x 223.8 x 15.9 mm. All configurations weigh 1.49 kg apparently, too. The MateBook 14 2021 starts at CNY 5,899 (~US$910) for the Core i5 edition with integrated graphics. If you want a dedicated GPU, then this starts at CNY 6,399 (~US$987), or CNY 7399 (~US$1,140) for the Core i7 edition. Huawei is yet to announce if it plans to sell the MateBook 14 2021 globally, though.

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Alex Alderson, 2021-01-18 (Update: 2021-01-18)