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Huawei MateBook 14 (2021) review: MacBook Air with touch?

Ultrabook through-and-through. With the MateBook 14 2021, Huawei offers a very high-quality mid-range ultrabook with a touchscreen in the 3:2 format. Our test shows how it fares against its competitors including the MacBook Air M1 and whether an AMD or Intel processor inside the case can do a better job.

The Huawei MateBook 14 2021 is a classic ultrabook with a 3:2-format touchscreen. It can be placed in the mid-range, below the MateBook X Pro and above the MateBook D 14. Correspondingly, for about 1100 Euros (~$1189), it is of course also more affordable than most of the flagship models. You can even get it on sale for 100 to 150 Euros (~$108 - $162) less most of the time.

Apple's MacBook Air M1 and the Schenker Vision 14, which are its direct competitors, fall into a similar price segment, together with Microsoft's Surface Laptop 3 and the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14. Other comparisons that should be interesting include Huawei's in-house MateBook 14s and MateBook X Pro.

In addition to the Intel Core-i7 version we are testing here, there is also an otherwise identical MateBook 14 with AMD Ryzen CPUs, which we are able to test at the same time and also compare to the Intel model. In terms of the price, the model with the AMD Ryzen 5 5500U costs about 100 to 150 Euros (~$108 - $162) less than the Intel version.

MateBook 14 2021 KLVD-WFE9B (MateBook 14 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-1165G7 4 x 2.8 - 4.7 GHz, 64 W PL2 / Short Burst, 30 W PL1 / Sustained, Tiger Lake UP3
Graphics adapter
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs - 1024 MB, Core: 1300 MHz, Memory: 2000 MHz
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4-3200, dual-channel, on-board
Display
14.00 inch 3:2, 2160 x 1440 pixel 185 PPI, yes, BOE XS TV140WTM-NHH0, IPS, low blue light, flicker free, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Tiger Lake-UP3 PCH-LP
Storage
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU, 512 GB 
, M.2 2280, PCIe-3 NVMe, 435 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Tiger Lake-U/Y PCH-LP - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 0 USB 3.1 Gen2, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio port, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), 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, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 11 h
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD 720p, pop-up
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: 6 row chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 65 W USB-C charger, Huawei Control Panel, Huawei PC Manager, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.49 kg ( = 52.56 oz / 3.28 pounds), Power Supply: 200 g ( = 7.05 oz / 0.44 pounds)
Price
1100 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible Competitors in Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
86.4 %
04/2022
Huawei MateBook 14 2021, i7-1165G7
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1.5 kg15.9 mm14.00"2160x1440
86.3 %
12/2020
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
i7-10510U, GeForce MX350
1.5 kg15.9 mm14.00"2160x1440
86.9 %
04/2022
Huawei MateBook 14 2021 AMD
R5 5500U, Vega 7
1.5 kg15.9 mm14.00"2160x1440
88.6 %
10/2021
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
i7-11370H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1.4 kg16.7 mm14.20"2520x1680
87.8 %
03/2021
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1.3 kg14.6 mm13.90"3000x2000
86.4 %
10/2021
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ITL05 82A300CNGE
i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
1.4 kg14.9 mm14.00"1920x1080
84 %
02/2020
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
i5-1035G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
1.3 kg14.5 mm13.50"2256x1504
91.1 %
12/2020
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
M1, M1 7-Core GPU
1.3 kg16.1 mm13.30"2560x1600
89.1 %
06/2021
Schenker Vision 14
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1 kg15.6 mm14.00"2880x1800

Case: Space grey aluminum and slim bezels

Like its name, the modest aluminum case reminds us of an Apple MacBook at first glance. While the workmanship is good, it doesn't reach the level of that of the MacBook Air M1. The base and display lid are very resistant to warping, but the hinges wobble noticeably when you change the display angle, for example.

The maximum opening angle is 150 degrees, and you cannot open it using only one hand. The keyboard deck bends more under pressure than we would like, which also has a marginal effect on the typing experience.

Huawei uses "Space Grey" to describe the color, while nothing has changed in the case for several generations - including the color. Subjectively and haptically, the MateBook 14 2021 offers a high-quality feel, but there is still room for improvement. 

At a similar width of 307 mm (~12 in) - versus 305 mm of the MacBook Air M1 - the Huawei MateBook 14 offers a larger 14-inch display in the 3:2 format, which is more web and office friendly. The bezels are also significantly smaller, resulting in a screen-to-body ratio of 90%.

On the other hand, the weight of 1.49 kg (~3.28 lb) is fairly heavy for an ultrabook of this size, but the MacBook Air is also not the lightest subnotebook either at 1.3 kg (~2.9 lb). While its height of 15.9 mm (~0.63 in) can be considered slim, the MacBook Air looks again much slimmer due to its pronounced wedge shape. Microsoft's Surface Laptop 3, Lenovo's Yoga Slim 7, and the in-house MateBook X Pro are even slimmer, while the light Schenker Vision 14 does more justice to the ultrabook concept with its 1-kg (~2.2 lb) weight.

Comparison with Apple's MacBook Air M1

 

Size Comparison

320.6 mm / 12.6 inch 208.18 mm / 8.2 inch 14.9 mm / 0.587 inch 1.4 kg3 lbs314 mm / 12.4 inch 230 mm / 9.06 inch 16.7 mm / 0.657 inch 1.4 kg3.18 lbs308.8 mm / 12.2 inch 215 mm / 8.46 inch 15.6 mm / 0.614 inch 1 kg2.27 lbs307.5 mm / 12.1 inch 223.8 mm / 8.81 inch 15.9 mm / 0.626 inch 1.5 kg3.28 lbs307.5 mm / 12.1 inch 223.8 mm / 8.81 inch 15.9 mm / 0.626 inch 1.5 kg3.33 lbs308 mm / 12.1 inch 223 mm / 8.78 inch 14.5 mm / 0.571 inch 1.3 kg2.84 lbs304.1 mm / 12 inch 212.4 mm / 8.36 inch 16.1 mm / 0.634 inch 1.3 kg2.8 lbs304 mm / 12 inch 217 mm / 8.54 inch 14.6 mm / 0.575 inch 1.3 kg2.89 lbs

Equipment: Fast Wi-Fi 6 and USB-A 3.2 in the MateBook 14

We are pleased to see that the MateBook 14 2021 includes two USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 connections, while the predecessor still used the USB 2.0 standard in one of the ports. In addition, there is also an HDMI connection, an audio port, and a USB-C 3.2 Gen 1 connection that supports DisplayPort and is the only way to charge the laptop.

You even have to make do without Thunderbolt in the Intel model. However, this is more than what other ultrabooks can offer overall, including the USB-C-only MacBook Air.

Left connections: USB-C 3.2 Gen 1, audio port, HDMI
Left connections: USB-C 3.2 Gen 1, audio port, HDMI
Right connections: 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1
Right connections: 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1

Communication

Almost all the subnotebooks in our test field share Intel's AX201 card using the Wi-Fi 6 standard. At about 1.4 Gbit/s, the send and receive performance is very good. The MacBook Air remains significantly behind at about 0.6 Gbit/s here, while the MateBook 14 AMD remains within similarly slow ranges. Lenovo's Yoga Slim 7 also only reaches this slow speed, despite using the same Intel AX201.

Networking
iperf3 transmit AX12
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1484 (1342min - 1614max) MBit/s ∼100% +4%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021, i7-1165G7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1425 (711min - 1507max) MBit/s ∼96%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1400 (1216min - 1530max) MBit/s ∼94% -2%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
1337 (691min - 1388max) MBit/s ∼90% -6%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1303 (653min - 1347max) MBit/s ∼88% -9%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (49.8 - 1775, n=322)
1162 MBit/s ∼78% -18%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1129 (947min - 1229max) MBit/s ∼76% -21%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (180 - 1614, n=87, last 2 years)
1021 MBit/s ∼69% -28%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ITL05 82A300CNGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
903 (451min - 950max) MBit/s ∼61% -37%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021 AMD
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
606 (315min - 681max) MBit/s ∼41% -57%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple AirPort Extreme M1
552 (257min - 620max) MBit/s ∼37% -61%
iperf3 receive AX12
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1542 (1327min - 1601max) MBit/s ∼100% +15%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1486 (713min - 1549max) MBit/s ∼96% +10%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1401 (1271min - 1454max) MBit/s ∼91% +4%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021, i7-1165G7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1346 (1162min - 1576max) MBit/s ∼87%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (136 - 1743, n=322)
1261 MBit/s ∼82% -6%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1251 (803min - 1358max) MBit/s ∼81% -7%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
1230 (708min - 1294max) MBit/s ∼80% -9%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (182 - 1690, n=87, last 2 years)
1133 MBit/s ∼73% -16%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ITL05 82A300CNGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
690 (666min - 706max) MBit/s ∼45% -49%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple AirPort Extreme M1
672 (614min - 682max) MBit/s ∼44% -50%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021 AMD
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
623 (524min - 648max) MBit/s ∼40% -54%
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Huawei MateBook 14 2021, i7-1165G7 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 receive AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1346 (1162-1576)
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry Apple AirPort Extreme M1; iperf3 receive AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø672 (614-682)
Huawei MateBook 14 2021, i7-1165G7 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 transmit AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1401 (711-1507)
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry Apple AirPort Extreme M1; iperf3 transmit AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø544 (257-620)

Webcam

Pop-up webcam (720p)
Pop-up webcam (720p)

The 720p webcam from Huawei is almost a classic already. You can activate it by pressing on the webcam key and it will then pop-up from this key. The resulting camera angle gives justice to the "nose cam" designation. Otherwise, the quality is average, just like in other laptops.

ColorChecker
9.5 ∆E
10 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
14.2 ∆E
11.3 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
21.3 ∆E
12.4 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
9.1 ∆E
6 ∆E
19 ∆E
7.2 ∆E
18.4 ∆E
6 ∆E
17.6 ∆E
18.7 ∆E
2.9 ∆E
11.3 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
11.3 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
ColorChecker Huawei MateBook 14 2021, i7-1165G7: 11.35 ∆E min: 2.9 - max: 21.27 ∆E

Accessories

Besides the compact 65-Watt charger with USB-C connection that weighs 200 grams (~7 oz), there are no other included accessories. The packaging is simple and functional. Apparently, Huawei doesn't care much about recycled materials. Huawei offers USB-C docking stations that are universal for all their devices that support USB-C with Power Delivery and DisplayPort.

In terms of software, "Huawei Share" is preinstalled, allowing wireless transfer of data and display contents from Huawei smartphones and tablets.

Maintenance

After removing ten Torx (T5) screws, you still need a prying tool to open the case. There aren't many maintenance options. While the M.2 SSD can be replaced, the Wi-Fi module is soldered in. The dual-fan system can be completely removed and cleaned, and the screwed-in battery should also be fairly easy to replace.

Warranty

Huawei offers a 2-year bring-in warranty with free shipping for the MateBook 14.

Input Devices: MateBook 14 with a large, accurate touchpad

Keyboard

The keyboard possesses a two-step illumination and sufficiently large keys with a fairly soft stroke and noticeable pressure point. However, the keys are triggered too easily, leaving a slightly too spongy impression for the taste of our tester. The key stroke isn't too short, particularly for an ultrabook. The keyboard cover bends under pressure and while typing, which causes some minimal annoyance. The Enter key also clatters a bit.

However, overall you can still type accurately, quickly, and for longer periods of time using the keyboard. Although we would have preferred function keys such as "Home" and "End." By the way, the power button also houses a reliable fingerprint reader. 

The MacBook Air has a significantly shorter stroke, but the pressure point is much crisper. Overall, it appears to be of a higher quality and we like it much better. Lenovo's Yoga Slim 7 also offers a better keyboard.

Touchpad

The 12 x 7.2 cm (~4.7 x 2.8 in) touchpad offers very good sliding characteristics, moving the mouse pointer accurately across the display surface thanks to the Windows Precision driver. Multi-touch gestures can be executed quickly, and the click keys that are integrated in the bottom area trigger mouse clicks reliably and with plenty of feedback. On the other hand, the MacBook Air has by far the best touchpad.

Display: The MateBook 14 shines also with its 3:2 touchscreen

Subpixel array
Subpixel array
Backlight bleeding and clouding in all the corners (amplified picture)
Backlight bleeding and clouding in all the corners (amplified picture)

The 14-inch display in 3:2 format not only shines visually, but also in terms of some of its measurements. Even if it doesn't quite reach the 100% coverage of the sRGB color space promised by the manufacturer, the value is still very good at 97.4%. However, things look more average in the expanded color spaces, such as 67.5% of the AdobeRGB color space. At an average brightness of 367 cd/m² (408 cd/m² peak), the manufacturer specification of 300 cd/m² is exceeded significantly, even if the predecessor and the AMD sibling model (without touchscreen) are again brighter at about 450 cd/m². 

At 2,510:1, the contrast we measured also jumps to previously unknown highs for IPS panels (1,500:1 according to the manufacturer), leaving the competitors behind, except for the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 which has an even minimally higher contrast at 2,646:1. By the way, with a value of 98.5% in the DCI-P3 area, the M1 MacBook Air offers the best color accuracy. And in the Delta-E values as well, only the MacBook offers a better performance.

The resolution of 2,160 x 1,440 and its resulting pixels density of 185 ppi, together with the touchscreen functionality, round up the display functionality. Even if our test unit shows some screen bleeding and clouding, this will remain unnoticeable in everyday operation.

380
cd/m²
408
cd/m²
396
cd/m²
360
cd/m²
364
cd/m²
370
cd/m²
338
cd/m²
333
cd/m²
355
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
BOE XS TV140WTM-NHH0
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 408 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 367.1 cd/m² Minimum: 6.8 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 82 %
Center on Battery: 372 cd/m²
Contrast: 2510:1 (Black: 0.145 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.92 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.4, calibrated: 0.95
ΔE Greyscale 2.61 | 0.64-98 Ø5.6
67.5% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
97.4% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
65.6% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.38
Huawei MateBook 14 2021, i7-1165G7
BOE XS TV140WTM-NHH0, IPS, 2160x1440, 14.00
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
TV140WTM-NH0, IPS LED, 2160x1440, 14.00
Huawei MateBook 14 2021 AMD
TV140WTM-NH0, IPS, 2160x1440, 14.00
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
CSOTT3 U17B MNE208ZA1-3, LTPS, 2520x1680, 14.20
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
TIANMA XM, IPS, 3000x2000, 13.90
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ITL05 82A300CNGE
AU Optronics B140HAN06.8, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Sharp LQ135P1JX51, IPS, 2256x1504, 13.50
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
IPS, 2560x1600, 13.30
Schenker Vision 14
CSOT T3_MNE007ZA1_1, IPS, 2880x1800, 14.00
Display
2%
-1%
3%
-2%
1%
0%
27%
10%
Display P3 Coverage
65.6
67.1
2%
65.9
0%
67.8
3%
64.9
-1%
66.3
1%
65.7
0%
98.6
50%
75.4
15%
sRGB Coverage
97.4
99.1
2%
92.8
-5%
98.3
1%
94.4
-3%
97.4
0%
98.6
1%
100
3%
99
2%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
67.5
69
2%
68.2
1%
70.1
4%
66.3
-2%
68.1
1%
67.8
0%
85.9
27%
76.4
13%
Response Times
-12%
-35%
-10%
-22%
-59%
-91%
-11%
1%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
34 ?(15, 19)
37.6 ?(18, 19.6)
-11%
43.2 ?(21.2, 22)
-27%
37.6 ?(18.8, 18.8)
-11%
37.6 ?(17.6, 20)
-11%
52 ?(23, 29)
-53%
59.2 ?(28.4, 30.8)
-74%
31 ?(14, 17)
9%
32.8 ?(15.6, 17.2)
4%
Response Time Black / White *
20 ?(10, 10)
22.4 ?(11.6, 10.8)
-12%
28.4 ?(14.4, 14)
-42%
21.6 ?(10.8, 10.8)
-8%
26.4 ?(11.6, 14.8)
-32%
33 ?(17, 13)
-65%
41.6 ?(23.6, 18)
-108%
26.1 ?(14.9, 11.2)
-31%
20.4 ?(10, 10.4)
-2%
PWM Frequency
59520 ?(30)
27780 ?(40)
143 ?(10)
21740 ?(51)
118000 ?(49, 155)
Screen
-41%
-2%
-5%
-6%
-31%
-3%
-8%
-34%
Brightness middle
364
458
26%
457
26%
419
15%
502
38%
344
-5%
403.4
11%
417
15%
390
7%
Brightness
367
448
22%
451
23%
407
11%
474
29%
340
-7%
397
8%
395
8%
387
5%
Brightness Distribution
82
89
9%
93
13%
93
13%
89
9%
88
7%
89
9%
91
11%
94
15%
Black Level *
0.145
0.25
-72%
0.26
-79%
0.23
-59%
0.33
-128%
0.13
10%
0.34
-134%
0.39
-169%
0.29
-100%
Contrast
2510
1832
-27%
1758
-30%
1822
-27%
1521
-39%
2646
5%
1186
-53%
1069
-57%
1345
-46%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
1.92
3.4
-77%
1.9
1%
1.9
1%
1.35
30%
3.29
-71%
0.94
51%
1.12
42%
2.8
-46%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
3.7
6.7
-81%
3.1
16%
3.6
3%
3.67
1%
7.48
-102%
2.92
21%
2.71
27%
4.4
-19%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
0.95
1.7
-79%
0.9
5%
1.2
-26%
1.79
-88%
0.99
-4%
0.77
19%
1.8
-89%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
2.61
4.9
-88%
2.2
16%
2.9
-11%
1.7
35%
3.25
-25%
0.9
66%
1.7
35%
3.5
-34%
Gamma
2.38 92%
2.16 102%
2.14 103%
2.14 103%
2.24 98%
2.29 96%
2.13 103%
2207 0%
2.24 98%
CCT
7063 92%
7704 84%
6921 94%
6733 97%
6440 101%
6358 102%
6620 98%
6870 95%
6174 105%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
63.5
61.1
62.3
76.4
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
99.1
94.3
98.7
99
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-17% / -27%
-13% / -7%
-4% / -4%
-10% / -7%
-30% / -28%
-31% / -15%
3% / -1%
-8% / -20%

* ... smaller is better

Corresponding to the manufacturer's promise, we are unable to measure any PWM flickering. The response times are fairly good but insufficient for fast games. But since with a 60-Hz screen and integrated graphics unit, the device isn't a gaming laptop anyways, this can be ignored.

CalMAN Colors
CalMAN Colors
CalMAN Saturation
CalMAN Saturation
CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Colors - calibrated
CalMAN Colors - calibrated
CalMAN Saturation - calibrated
CalMAN Saturation - calibrated
CalMAN Grayscale - calibrated
CalMAN Grayscale - calibrated

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
20 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 10 ms rise
↘ 10 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. » 30 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (23.3 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
34 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 15 ms rise
↘ 19 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.692 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 32 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (36.8 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 not detected

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 21819 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

The Huawei MateBook 14 can definitely be used outdoors, since it is quite bright. However, direct sunlight still poses too high demands on the highly reflective display. You'd need at least 500 cd/m² or more to handle that.

Outdoor use (overcast)
Outdoor use (overcast)
Viewing angle stability (from the side)
Viewing angle stability (from the side)
Viewing angle stability (from the top)
Viewing angle stability (from the top)
Viewing angle stability (from the bottom)
Viewing angle stability (from the bottom)

As typical for IPS screens, the viewing angles can also be called very good for the Huawei MateBook 14. According to our experience, only OLED displays can ensure even more perfect viewing angles.

Performance: The speedy Intel Core i7-1165G7 is surpassed by AMD

The MateBook 14 continues to be offered with four processor variants: Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Core i7-1165G7 (our test unit), as well as the hexa-core AMD Ryzen 5 5500U and octa-core Ryzen 7 5700U. In the AMD models of the predecessor, 45-Watt CPUs were used, while there are now only low-power processors under the hood.

There is also a change in the graphics: Dedicated GPUs such as the Nvidia GeForce MX350 of the predecessor aren't used anymore. So Intel's Xe G7 or AMD's RX Vega have to suffice here. 8 or 16 GB of DDR4-3200 RAM are soldered in. This means that Huawei's MateBook 14 doesn't use the more efficient LPDDR4x RAM, which is also up to 77% faster in the AIDA64 memory benchmark, by the way. It also results in some benefit for the iGPU, in the MateBook X Pro, for example. The storage solution is a M.2-2280 PCIe 3.0 NVMe SSD.

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Processor

The quad-core processor of our test unit is an Intel Core i7-1165G7 with a clock speed of between 2.8 and 4.4 GHz. In our Cinebench-R15 loop, the processor starts out at 4x4 GHz with a consumption of 40 watts. After one second, this drops to 3.6 GHz and a consumption of 32 watts. Even before the one-minute mark is reached, it starts changing periodically between 3.5 and 4.6 GHz, with some rare drops to 2 GHz. Over the whole period of the test loop, the average is 3.6 GHz with 33 watts, which is a very good result. During this time, the core temperatures increase to more than 90 °C (194 °F).

With this, the predecessor is surpassed by a total of 66%. The sibling model with the AMD hexa-core CPU is again 40% faster, and the octa-core Ryzen 7 5700U should set the standards here. The MacBook Air with its M1 chip is about 10% faster in the virtualized Cinebench benchmark. However, the difference turns out much larger in native applications.

Overall, the performance of the MateBook 14 is very good and only drops by 10% in the course of the test. In battery operation, the performance is reduced by only 5%.

Cinebench R15 loop measurements
Cinebench R15 loop measurements

Cinebench R15 Multi Constant Load Test

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Huawei MateBook 14 2021, i7-1165G7 Intel Core i7-1165G7: Ø855 (823.89-939.67)
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel Intel Core i7-10510U: Ø561 (522.67-564.75)
Huawei MateBook 14 2021 AMD AMD Ryzen 5 5500U: Ø1323 (1312.03-1328.86)
Huawei MateBook 14s i7 Intel Core i7-11370H: Ø1038 (1027.19-1054.52)
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021 Intel Core i7-1165G7: Ø611 (464.15-634.96)
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ITL05 82A300CNGE Intel Core i5-1135G7: Ø833 (818.78-920.41)
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7 Intel Core i5-1035G7: Ø609 (588.11-736)
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry Apple M1; Rosetta 2: Ø843 (817.01-1020.12)
Schenker Vision 14 Intel Core i7-1165G7: Ø886 (876-943.04)
CPU Performance Rating: Percent
Cinebench R23: Multi Core | Single Core
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender: v2.79 BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 | 7z b 4 -mmt1
Geekbench 5.3: 64 Bit Multi-Core Score | 64 Bit Single-Core Score
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
CPU Performance Rating
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Core i7-11370H
77.1 pt ∼77%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry -1!
Apple M1
74.7 pt ∼75%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
73 pt ∼73%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7
71.9 pt ∼72%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021, i7-1165G7
Intel Core i7-1165G7
67 pt ∼67%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
 
65.3 pt ∼65%
Average of class Subnotebook
 
62.5 pt ∼63%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ITL05 82A300CNGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
61.7 pt ∼62%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
Intel Core i7-1165G7
58.8 pt ∼59%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7 -6!
Intel Core i5-1035G7
54.7 pt ∼55%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel -2!
Intel Core i7-10510U
48 pt ∼48%
Cinebench R23 / Multi Core
Huawei MateBook 14 2021 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
7937 Points ∼100% +47%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
7409 (6401.39min - 7409.31max) Points ∼93% +37%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Core i7-11370H
6612 Points ∼83% +22%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (965 - 12181, n=78, last 2 years)
5973 Points ∼75% +11%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5878 Points ∼74% +9%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ITL05 82A300CNGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
5857 Points ∼74% +8%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021, i7-1165G7
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5400 (5338.8min - 5400.23max) Points ∼68%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (2525 - 6862, n=62)
5098 Points ∼64% -6%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
Intel Core i7-1165G7
4043 (3994.31min - 4043max) Points ∼51% -25%
Cinebench R23 / Single Core
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Core i7-11370H
1518 Points ∼100% +4%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1515 Points ∼100% +4%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
1496 Points ∼99% +3%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021, i7-1165G7
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1453 Points ∼96%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (1110 - 1539, n=57)
1423 Points ∼94% -2%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ITL05 82A300CNGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1356 Points ∼89% -7%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1350 Points ∼89% -7%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (409 - 1663, n=76, last 2 years)
1329 Points ∼88% -9%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
1178 Points ∼78% -19%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Huawei MateBook 14 2021 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
3095 Points ∼100% +48%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Core i7-11370H
2578 Points ∼83% +23%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7
2235 Points ∼72% +7%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ITL05 82A300CNGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
2207 Points ∼71% +5%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (376 - 4704, n=97, last 2 years)
2156 Points ∼70% +3%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021, i7-1165G7
Intel Core i7-1165G7
2098 Points ∼68%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (1060 - 2657, n=79)
1963 Points ∼63% -6%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
1863 Points ∼60% -11%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Core i5-1035G7
1630 Points ∼53% -22%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1559 Points ∼50% -26%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
Intel Core i7-10510U
1317 Points ∼43% -37%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Core i7-11370H
590 Points ∼100% +6%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7
580 Points ∼98% +4%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021, i7-1165G7
Intel Core i7-1165G7
558 Points ∼95%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (442 - 589, n=79)
551 Points ∼93% -1%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
Intel Core i7-1165G7
522 Points ∼88% -6%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ITL05 82A300CNGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
518 Points ∼88% -7%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (157 - 633, n=98, last 2 years)
491 Points ∼83% -12%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
459 Points ∼78% -18%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
Intel Core i7-10510U
446 Points ∼76% -20%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Core i5-1035G7
439 Points ∼74% -21%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
401 Points ∼68% -28%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Huawei MateBook 14 2021 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
1329 (1312.03min - 1328.86max) Points ∼100% +41%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Core i7-11370H
1055 (1027.19min - 1054.52max) Points ∼79% +12%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
1020 (817min - 1020max) Points ∼77% +9%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (223 - 2041, n=103, last 2 years)
979 Points ∼74% +4%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7
943 (876min - 943.04max) Points ∼71% 0%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021, i7-1165G7
Intel Core i7-1165G7
940 (824min - 940max) Points ∼71%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ITL05 82A300CNGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
920 Points ∼69% -2%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (553 - 1027, n=84)
847 Points ∼64% -10%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Core i5-1035G7
736 Points ∼55% -22%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
Intel Core i7-1165G7
635 (464.15min - 634.96max) Points ∼48% -32%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
Intel Core i7-10510U
565 (522.67min - 564.75max) Points ∼43% -40%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Core i7-11370H
233 Points ∼100% +9%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7
225 Points ∼97% +6%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021, i7-1165G7
Intel Core i7-1165G7
213 Points ∼91%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (115 - 230, n=76)
212 Points ∼91% 0%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
Intel Core i7-1165G7
209 Points ∼90% -2%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
208 Points ∼89% -2%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (70.1 - 239, n=96, last 2 years)
191.8 Points ∼82% -10%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
Intel Core i7-10510U
182 Points ∼78% -15%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ITL05 82A300CNGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
181 Points ∼78% -15%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
177 Points ∼76% -17%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Core i5-1035G7
172 Points ∼74% -19%
Blender / v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
Intel Core i7-10510U
797 Seconds * ∼100% -42%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Core i5-1035G7
771 Seconds * ∼97% -37%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
Intel Core i7-1165G7
747 Seconds * ∼94% -33%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
710 Seconds * ∼89% -27%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ITL05 82A300CNGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
699 Seconds * ∼88% -25%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (253 - 2650, n=96, last 2 years)
656 Seconds * ∼82% -17%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (468 - 1138, n=78)
616 Seconds * ∼77% -10%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021, i7-1165G7
Intel Core i7-1165G7
561 Seconds * ∼70%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7
525 Seconds * ∼66% +6%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Core i7-11370H
461 Seconds * ∼58% +18%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
365 Seconds * ∼46% +35%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Huawei MateBook 14 2021 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
36896 MIPS ∼100% +57%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
34614 MIPS ∼94% +47%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Core i7-11370H
28520 MIPS ∼77% +21%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7
25894 MIPS ∼70% +10%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (5832 - 54374, n=94, last 2 years)
25748 MIPS ∼70% +10%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021, i7-1165G7
Intel Core i7-1165G7
23509 MIPS ∼64%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (15347 - 27405, n=78)
22946 MIPS ∼62% -2%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ITL05 82A300CNGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
21559 MIPS ∼58% -8%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
Intel Core i7-1165G7
19404 MIPS ∼53% -17%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Core i5-1035G7
19168 MIPS ∼52% -18%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
Intel Core i7-10510U
17186 MIPS ∼47% -27%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
5441 MIPS ∼100% +7%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5408 MIPS ∼99% +6%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Core i7-11370H
5352 MIPS ∼98% +5%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (4478 - 5507, n=78)
5184 MIPS ∼95% +2%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5140 MIPS ∼94% +1%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021, i7-1165G7
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5088 MIPS ∼94%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ITL05 82A300CNGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4818 MIPS ∼89% -5%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
Intel Core i7-10510U
4678 MIPS ∼86% -8%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (2145 - 5800, n=94, last 2 years)
4648 MIPS ∼85% -9%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
4339 MIPS ∼80% -15%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Core i5-1035G7
4252 MIPS ∼78% -16%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
7578 Points ∼100% +61%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Core i7-11370H
5985 Points ∼79% +27%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
5747 Points ∼76% +22%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5441 Points ∼72% +15%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1024 - 9639, n=94, last 2 years)
5230 Points ∼69% +11%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5186 Points ∼68% +10%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (3078 - 5926, n=75)
5166 Points ∼68% +10%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ITL05 82A300CNGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4737 Points ∼63% +1%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021, i7-1165G7
Intel Core i7-1165G7
4712 Points ∼62%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
Intel Core i7-10510U
4314 Points ∼57% -8%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
1727 Points ∼100% +16%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Core i7-11370H
1588 Points ∼92% +7%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1579 Points ∼91% +6%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (1302 - 1595, n=75)
1523 Points ∼88% +2%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021, i7-1165G7
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1491 Points ∼86%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1454 Points ∼84% -2%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ITL05 82A300CNGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1384 Points ∼80% -7%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (293 - 1937, n=94, last 2 years)
1322 Points ∼77% -11%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
Intel Core i7-10510U
1222 Points ∼71% -18%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
1095 Points ∼63% -27%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Huawei MateBook 14 2021 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
9.69 fps ∼100% +38%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Core i7-11370H
8.51 fps ∼88% +21%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7
7.46 fps ∼77% +6%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021, i7-1165G7
Intel Core i7-1165G7
7.01 fps ∼72%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1.02 - 14.8, n=90, last 2 years)
6.9 fps ∼71% -2%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (1.39 - 8.47, n=78)
6.31 fps ∼65% -10%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ITL05 82A300CNGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
5.52 fps ∼57% -21%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5.23 fps ∼54% -25%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
Intel Core i7-10510U
4.69 fps ∼48% -33%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Core i5-1035G7
4.632 fps ∼48% -34%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Huawei MateBook 14 2021 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
64.3 s * ∼100% -32%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (12.9 - 157, n=94, last 2 years)
60.6 s * ∼94% -24%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ITL05 82A300CNGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
51.3 s * ∼80% -5%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
Intel Core i7-10510U
51 s * ∼79% -5%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (21.5 - 88.1, n=76)
49.1 s * ∼76% -1%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021, i7-1165G7
Intel Core i7-1165G7
48.8 s * ∼76%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7
45.6 s * ∼71% +7%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
Intel Core i7-1165G7
44.8 s * ∼70% +8%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Core i7-11370H
43.8 s * ∼68% +10%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
12.88 s * ∼20% +74%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
0.732 sec * ∼100% -22%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (0.501 - 1.728, n=94, last 2 years)
0.671 sec * ∼92% -12%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
Intel Core i7-10510U
0.67 sec * ∼92% -12%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ITL05 82A300CNGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
0.623 sec * ∼85% -4%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
0.608 sec * ∼83% -2%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.605 sec * ∼83% -1%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021, i7-1165G7
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.598 sec * ∼82%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (0.552 - 1.002, n=78)
0.594 sec * ∼81% +1%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.569 sec * ∼78% +5%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Core i7-11370H
0.549 sec * ∼75% +8%

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
940 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
96 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
213 Points
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Performance Rating
Huawei MateBook 14 2021 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
88.6 pt ∼89%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Core i7-11370H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
76.6 pt ∼77%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
72.1 pt ∼72%
Average of class Subnotebook
 
69 pt ∼69%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ITL05 82A300CNGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
68.6 pt ∼69%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021, i7-1165G7
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
66.4 pt ∼66%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
 
64.1 pt ∼64%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
58.1 pt ∼58%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
Intel Core i7-10510U, GeForce MX350
42.7 pt ∼43%
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Huawei MateBook 14 2021 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
9701 KRay/s ∼100% +43%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Core i7-11370H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
7906 KRay/s ∼81% +16%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ITL05 82A300CNGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
7852 KRay/s ∼81% +16%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
7596 KRay/s ∼78% +12%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (906 - 14130, n=75, last 2 years)
7075 KRay/s ∼73% +4%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021, i7-1165G7
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
6790 KRay/s ∼70%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (3933 - 8184, n=56)
6554 KRay/s ∼68% -3%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
5354 KRay/s ∼55% -21%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
Intel Core i7-10510U, GeForce MX350
4198 KRay/s ∼43% -38%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Huawei MateBook 14 2021 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
53554 Points ∼100% +81%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (5668 - 89691, n=75, last 2 years)
35370 Points ∼66% +20%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Core i7-11370H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
32822 Points ∼61% +11%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ITL05 82A300CNGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
31830 Points ∼59% +8%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
31224 Points ∼58% +6%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021, i7-1165G7
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
29548 Points ∼55%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (17720 - 34369, n=56)
27748 Points ∼52% -6%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
Intel Core i7-10510U, GeForce MX350
22610 Points ∼42% -23%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
21672 Points ∼40% -27%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Core i7-11370H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
2217 MB/s ∼100% +8%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ITL05 82A300CNGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
2163 MB/s ∼98% +6%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
2124 MB/s ∼96% +4%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021, i7-1165G7
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
2049 MB/s ∼92%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (958 - 2338, n=56)
1866 MB/s ∼84% -9%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
1751 MB/s ∼79% -15%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (355 - 3077, n=75, last 2 years)
1751 MB/s ∼79% -15%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1525 MB/s ∼69% -26%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
Intel Core i7-10510U, GeForce MX350
1004 MB/s ∼45% -51%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Huawei MateBook 14 2021 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
73357 Points ∼100% +47%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (18712 - 101910, n=75, last 2 years)
56066 Points ∼76% +13%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Core i7-11370H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
52912 Points ∼72% +6%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
Intel Core i7-10510U, GeForce MX350
52037 Points ∼71% +5%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
50522 Points ∼69% +1%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
50292 Points ∼69% +1%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021, i7-1165G7
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
49795 Points ∼68%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (44161 - 50624, n=56)
49749 Points ∼68% 0%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ITL05 82A300CNGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
46763 Points ∼64% -6%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Huawei MateBook 14 2021 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
10433 Points ∼100% +128%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1078 - 13703, n=75, last 2 years)
6029 Points ∼58% +32%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Core i7-11370H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
5027 Points ∼48% +10%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
4795 Points ∼46% +5%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021, i7-1165G7
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
4568 Points ∼44%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ITL05 82A300CNGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
4443 Points ∼43% -3%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (3183 - 4796, n=56)
4429 Points ∼42% -3%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
Intel Core i7-10510U, GeForce MX350
3961 Points ∼38% -13%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
3613 Points ∼35% -21%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Huawei MateBook 14 2021 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
28151 Points ∼100% +57%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (3056 - 49277, n=75, last 2 years)
19874 Points ∼71% +11%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Core i7-11370H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
19648 Points ∼70% +9%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ITL05 82A300CNGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
19204 Points ∼68% +7%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
18719 Points ∼66% +4%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021, i7-1165G7
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
17968 Points ∼64%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (11876 - 20468, n=56)
16806 Points ∼60% -6%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
13376 Points ∼48% -26%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
Intel Core i7-10510U, GeForce MX350
11027 Points ∼39% -39%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Core i7-11370H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
76840 MB/s ∼100% +6%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
73297 MB/s ∼95% +1%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021, i7-1165G7
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
72386 MB/s ∼94%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ITL05 82A300CNGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
67957 MB/s ∼88% -6%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (29506 - 73387, n=56)
62065 MB/s ∼81% -14%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (9065 - 121917, n=75, last 2 years)
54784 MB/s ∼71% -24%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
52284 MB/s ∼68% -28%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
52090 MB/s ∼68% -28%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
Intel Core i7-10510U, GeForce MX350
15204 MB/s ∼20% -79%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Huawei MateBook 14 2021 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
602 MB/s ∼100% +58%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Core i7-11370H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
416 MB/s ∼69% +9%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
392 MB/s ∼65% +3%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (117 - 807, n=78, last 2 years)
390 MB/s ∼65% +2%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021, i7-1165G7
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
381.3 MB/s ∼63%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ITL05 82A300CNGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
365 MB/s ∼61% -4%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (169 - 402, n=63)
302 MB/s ∼50% -21%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
272 MB/s ∼45% -29%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
Intel Core i7-10510U, GeForce MX350
253 MB/s ∼42% -34%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Huawei MateBook 14 2021 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
5322 KRay/s ∼100% +45%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Core i7-11370H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
4308 KRay/s ∼81% +18%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ITL05 82A300CNGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
4226 KRay/s ∼79% +15%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
4036 KRay/s ∼76% +10%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (495 - 7412, n=75, last 2 years)
3801 KRay/s ∼71% +4%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021, i7-1165G7
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
3660 KRay/s ∼69%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (2033 - 4461, n=56)
3524 KRay/s ∼66% -4%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
2831 KRay/s ∼53% -23%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
Intel Core i7-10510U, GeForce MX350
2227 KRay/s ∼42% -39%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
42971 MPixel/s ∼100% +126%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Core i7-11370H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
35883 MPixel/s ∼84% +88%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
30567 MPixel/s ∼71% +60%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (12392 - 45694, n=56)
30294 MPixel/s ∼70% +59%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (6569 - 45136, n=75, last 2 years)
25612 MPixel/s ∼60% +34%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ITL05 82A300CNGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
19463 MPixel/s ∼45% +2%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021, i7-1165G7
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
19050 MPixel/s ∼44%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
Intel Core i7-10510U, GeForce MX350
18977 MPixel/s ∼44% 0%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
16861 MPixel/s ∼39% -11%

System Performance

PCMark scores
PCMark scores

The PCMark 10 results are at a good level and show an improvement by almost 50% compared to the predecessor. Even Microsoft's Surface Laptop 3 with an Intel CPU of the 10th generation remains far behind here.

The subjective system performance is very speedy, but systems with AMD processors feel even slightly snappier, for example, when opening multiple Windows and applications. However, the MacBook Air M1 is without a peer in this regard, and subjectively everything runs without any delays in that operating system, including the browser.

PCMark 10 / Score
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-11370H, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
5419 Points ∼100% +9%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021 AMD
Vega 7, R5 5500U, Phison PS5013 311CD0512GB
5193 Points ∼96% +4%
Schenker Vision 14
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
5104 Points ∼94% +3%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021, i7-1165G7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
4972 Points ∼92%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (4531 - 5454, n=49)
4961 Points ∼92% 0%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
4870 Points ∼90% -2%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1671 - 6414, n=91, last 2 years)
4776 Points ∼88% -4%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ITL05 82A300CNGE
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
4624 Points ∼85% -7%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1035G7, SK hynix BC501 HFM256GDGTNG
4421 Points ∼82% -11%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U, Lite-On CA5-8D512
4364 Points ∼81% -12%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-11370H, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
10531 Points ∼100% +9%
Schenker Vision 14
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
10368 Points ∼98% +7%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
10184 Points ∼97% +5%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (8997 - 11505, n=49)
10013 Points ∼95% +3%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021, i7-1165G7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
9689 Points ∼92%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ITL05 82A300CNGE
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
9438 Points ∼90% -3%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (4599 - 10836, n=91, last 2 years)
9250 Points ∼88% -5%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021 AMD
Vega 7, R5 5500U, Phison PS5013 311CD0512GB
9176 Points ∼87% -5%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1035G7, SK hynix BC501 HFM256GDGTNG
9086 Points ∼86% -6%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U, Lite-On CA5-8D512
8894 Points ∼84% -8%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Huawei MateBook 14 2021 AMD
Vega 7, R5 5500U, Phison PS5013 311CD0512GB
7477 Points ∼100% +12%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U, Lite-On CA5-8D512
7286 Points ∼97% +9%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-11370H, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
7082 Points ∼95% +6%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (2797 - 9852, n=91, last 2 years)
6887 Points ∼92% +3%
Schenker Vision 14
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
6807 Points ∼91% +2%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1035G7, SK hynix BC501 HFM256GDGTNG
6765 Points ∼90% +1%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
6719 Points ∼90% +1%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (5570 - 7136, n=49)
6710 Points ∼90% 0%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021, i7-1165G7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
6678 Points ∼89%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ITL05 82A300CNGE
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
6269 Points ∼84% -6%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-11370H, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
5790 Points ∼100% +12%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021 AMD
Vega 7, R5 5500U, Phison PS5013 311CD0512GB
5540 Points ∼96% +7%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021, i7-1165G7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
5156 Points ∼89%
Schenker Vision 14
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
5114 Points ∼88% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (4083 - 5550, n=49)
4942 Points ∼85% -4%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (973 - 7208, n=91, last 2 years)
4708 Points ∼81% -9%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
4583 Points ∼79% -11%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ITL05 82A300CNGE
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
4537 Points ∼78% -12%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1035G7, SK hynix BC501 HFM256GDGTNG
3817 Points ∼66% -26%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U, Lite-On CA5-8D512
3482 Points ∼60% -32%
CrossMark / Overall
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
M1 7-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256Q
1355 Points ∼100% +1%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (1341 - 1362, n=3)
1353 Points ∼100% +1%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021, i7-1165G7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
1341 Points ∼99%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (926 - 1507, n=18, last 2 years)
1293 Points ∼95% -4%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021 AMD
Vega 7, R5 5500U, Phison PS5013 311CD0512GB
1103 Points ∼81% -18%
CrossMark / Productivity
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (1430 - 1474, n=3)
1458 Points ∼100% +2%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021, i7-1165G7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
1430 Points ∼98%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (962 - 1555, n=18, last 2 years)
1314 Points ∼90% -8%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
M1 7-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256Q
1274 Points ∼87% -11%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021 AMD
Vega 7, R5 5500U, Phison PS5013 311CD0512GB
1153 Points ∼79% -19%
CrossMark / Creativity
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
M1 7-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256Q
1593 Points ∼100% +24%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (957 - 1841, n=18, last 2 years)
1331 Points ∼84% +4%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021, i7-1165G7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
1280 Points ∼80%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (1237 - 1280, n=3)
1255 Points ∼79% -2%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021 AMD
Vega 7, R5 5500U, Phison PS5013 311CD0512GB
1051 Points ∼66% -18%
CrossMark / Responsiveness
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (1273 - 1411, n=3)
1361 Points ∼100% +7%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021, i7-1165G7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
1273 Points ∼94%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (746 - 1501, n=18, last 2 years)
1145 Points ∼84% -10%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021 AMD
Vega 7, R5 5500U, Phison PS5013 311CD0512GB
1112 Points ∼82% -13%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
M1 7-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256Q
1004 Points ∼74% -21%
PCMark 10 Score
4972 points
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AIDA64 / Memory Copy
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
64442 MB/s ∼100% +77%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Core i7-11370H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
57441 MB/s ∼89% +58%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (20032 - 65446, n=56)
46392 MB/s ∼72% +28%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (12783 - 64946, n=75, last 2 years)
42465 MB/s ∼66% +17%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
41477 MB/s ∼64% +14%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021, i7-1165G7
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
36344 MB/s ∼56%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ITL05 82A300CNGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
35108 MB/s ∼54% -3%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
34488 MB/s ∼54% -5%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
Intel Core i7-10510U, GeForce MX350
30148 MB/s ∼47% -17%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
64497 MB/s ∼100% +47%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Core i7-11370H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
57348 MB/s ∼89% +31%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (23033 - 64524, n=56)
48722 MB/s ∼76% +11%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
48380 MB/s ∼75% +11%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (10258 - 64497, n=75, last 2 years)
45027 MB/s ∼70% +3%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ITL05 82A300CNGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
44666 MB/s ∼69% +2%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021, i7-1165G7
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
43744 MB/s ∼68%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
43167 MB/s ∼67% -1%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
Intel Core i7-10510U, GeForce MX350
31459 MB/s ∼49% -28%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
66770 MB/s ∼100% +63%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Core i7-11370H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
58664 MB/s ∼88% +43%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (21736 - 66791, n=56)
49644 MB/s ∼74% +21%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (10533 - 66893, n=75, last 2 years)
45116 MB/s ∼68% +10%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
44549 MB/s ∼67% +9%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ITL05 82A300CNGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
44515 MB/s ∼67% +9%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021, i7-1165G7
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
41006 MB/s ∼61%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
33065 MB/s ∼50% -19%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
Intel Core i7-10510U, GeForce MX350
31632 MB/s ∼47% -23%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Huawei MateBook 14 2021 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
97.3 ns * ∼100% -30%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Core i7-11370H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
91.3 ns * ∼94% -22%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
90.5 ns * ∼93% -21%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (120.1 - 125, n=78, last 2 years)
86.9 ns * ∼89% -16%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (72.3 - 110, n=63)
75.7 ns * ∼78% -1%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021, i7-1165G7
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
75 ns * ∼77%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
71.4 ns * ∼73% +5%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ITL05 82A300CNGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
70.3 ns * ∼72% +6%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
Intel Core i7-10510U, GeForce MX350
68.2 ns * ∼70% +9%

* ... smaller is better

DPC Latencies

LatencyMon reports that the MateBook 14 is also suited for loss-free, real-time audio and video processing. This is a very good result that is also shared with the AMD model. There were no problems when reproducing Youtube videos in 4K quality, and we only noticed the slightly higher CPU load during this time.

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Youtube 4K video reproduction
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DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
1225 μs * ∼100% -120%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ITL05 82A300CNGE
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
1089 μs * ∼89% -96%
Schenker Vision 14
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
739 μs * ∼60% -33%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-11370H, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
577 μs * ∼47% -4%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021 AMD
Vega 7, R5 5500U, Phison PS5013 311CD0512GB
576 μs * ∼47% -3%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021, i7-1165G7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
557 μs * ∼45%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U, Lite-On CA5-8D512
395.3 μs * ∼32% +29%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Solution

Samsung PM991 MZ-VLQ5120
Samsung PM991 MZ-VLQ5120

The built-in Samsung PM991 PCIe 3.0 NVMe SSD in the M.2-2280 format offers 512 GB of storage space. Its speed is fairly disappointing in almost all the scenarios, while the predecessor offered a significantly faster SSD.

The PCIe 4.0 SSD in the Schenker Vision is by far the fastest. However, Huawei partitions very tightly here, so that initially only 70 GB are available on partition C, with the rest being on partition D. You can find additional SSD comparisons in our database.

Huawei MateBook 14 2021, i7-1165G7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
GeForce MX350, i7-10510U, Lite-On CA5-8D512
Huawei MateBook 14 2021 AMD
Vega 7, R5 5500U, Phison PS5013 311CD0512GB
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-11370H, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ITL05 82A300CNGE
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1035G7, SK hynix BC501 HFM256GDGTNG
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
M1 7-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256Q
Schenker Vision 14
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
AS SSD
10%
20%
35%
52%
37%
-54%
127%
Copy Game MB/s
985
765
-22%
1115
13%
1629
65%
712
-28%
368.4
-63%
1859
89%
Copy Program MB/s
357.4
237.6
-34%
376.3
5%
734
105%
257.3
-28%
256.1
-28%
994
178%
Copy ISO MB/s
1246
1600
28%
1512
21%
2065
66%
1513
21%
764
-39%
2100
69%
Score Total
2864
3059
7%
3779
32%
4102
43%
5392
88%
4811
68%
1520
-47%
7939
177%
Score Write
1165
1328
14%
1878
61%
1899
63%
2219
90%
2145
84%
525
-55%
2677
130%
Score Read
1131
1206
7%
1264
12%
1480
31%
2108
86%
1776
57%
678
-40%
3512
211%
Access Time Write *
0.023
0.028
-22%
0.024
-4%
0.026
-13%
0.073
-217%
0.02
13%
0.093
-304%
0.02
13%
Access Time Read *
0.099
0.046
54%
0.033
67%
0.029
71%
0.037
63%
0.105
-6%
0.055
44%
0.025
75%
4K-64 Write
872
1099
26%
1553
78%
1502
72%
1800
106%
1698
95%
354.9
-59%
2077
138%
4K-64 Read
907
856
-6%
998
10%
1131
25%
1768
95%
1428
57%
497.4
-45%
2938
224%
4K Write
163.5
147.6
-10%
154.5
-6%
186.9
14%
180.8
11%
199.2
22%
120
-27%
205
25%
4K Read
50
56.6
13%
53.3
7%
53
6%
60.7
21%
52.7
5%
42.35
-15%
83.8
68%
Seq Write
1292
810
-37%
1706
32%
2098
62%
2385
85%
2474
91%
504
-61%
3952
206%
Seq Read
1744
2933
68%
2130
22%
2961
70%
2794
60%
2955
69%
1387
-20%
4899
181%

* ... smaller is better