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Huawei MateBook 14s i7 Laptop Review - Powerful Subnotebook with 3:2 touchscreen

14.2-inch with 90 Hz and Standard Voltage CPU. The Huawei MateBook 14s is a new subnotebook with a high-resolution 3:2 touchscreen. In addition to the 14.2-inch panel, you also get the new Tiger Lake-H35 chip Core i7-11370H from Intel.
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Huawei expands its MateBook series with the new MateBook 14s, a high-quality subnotebook with a new 14.2-inch high-resolution touchscreen as well a powerful Intel processor with a 45W TDP. This means the MateBook 14s MateBook 14s is a big competitor for Huawei's own MateBook X Pro, which is currently equipped with slower Tiger Lake-U CPUs.

Huawei offers two configurations at launch, which only differ in terms of storage capacity. The entry-level model for 1299 Euros is equipped with 512 GB SSD storage, while the model for 1499 Euros is shipped with a 1 TB PCIe-SSD. Otherwise, the two models share the same components: Core i7-11370H with the Iris Xe Graphics G7 (96 EUs), 16 GB RAM, and the 2.5k touchscreen. More Huawei MateBook reviews:

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Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Processor
Intel Core i7-11370H 4 x 3.3 - 4.8 GHz, 51 W PL2 / Short Burst, 45 W PL1 / Sustained, Tiger Lake H35
Graphics adapter
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Core: 1350 MHz, Memory: 1400 MHz, 27.20.100.9664
Memory
16384 MB 
, LPDDR4x-3733, Dual-Channel, on-board
Display
14.20 inch 3:2, 2520 x 1680 pixel 213 PPI, capacitiveLTPS, CSOTT3 U17B MNE208ZA1-3, LTPS, glossy: yes, 90 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Tiger Lake-UP3 PCH-LP
Storage
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G, 512 GB 
, 408 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Tiger Lake-U/Y PCH-LP - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm Stereo, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor
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): 16.7 x 314 x 230 ( = 0.66 x 12.36 x 9.06 in)
Battery
60 Wh, 5195 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 90W PSU, Huawei PC Manager, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.443 kg ( = 50.9 oz / 3.18 pounds), Power Supply: 241 g ( = 8.5 oz / 0.53 pounds)
Price
1299 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

potential competitors in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
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
86.3 %
12/2020
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
i7-10510U, GeForce MX350
1.5 kg15.9 mm14.00"2160x1440
86 %
08/2021
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14ACH5
R9 5900HX, Vega 8 R4000
1.3 kg16.9 mm14.00"2880x1800
89.1 %
06/2021
Schenker Vision 14
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1 kg15.6 mm14.00"2880x1800
87.4 %
12/2020
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1.3 kg14.8 mm13.40"3840x2400
91.1 %
12/2020
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
M1, M1 7-Core GPU
1.3 kg16.1 mm13.30"2560x1600

Case - MateBook with plenty of Aluminum

The case design of the new MateBook 14s is very similar to MateBook X Pro as well as the standard MateBook 14. Typical elements like the polished edges around the base unit, the rounded corners, as well as the slight indentation at the front and the power button above the keyboard easily identify this device as a Huawei laptop. Thanks to very narrow bezels (4.4 mm), the subnotebook looks very modern. In addition to the standard Space Gray color, you can once again get the MateBook in green, but contrary to the MateBook X Pro (Emerald Green), it is now the exclusive color Spruce Green, which looks a bit more restraint and not as rich in a direct comparison.

MateBook 14s in Spruce Green
MateBook 14s in Spruce Green

Huawei almost exclusively uses metal (aluminum) for the CNC machined chassis, only the cover of the hinges is made of plastics. The laptop is perfectly built and the stability is also good. Twisting attempts are no problem for the base unit and there are no annoying creaking sounds, either. You can only slightly dent the base unit when you type with a lot of force. Fingerprints are no big problem for the matte surfaces.

The lid benefits from the additional glass layer and twisting attempts are once again no challenge; even concentrated pressure does not result in picture distortions. You can open the lid with one hand and the hinges are well adjusted, but they cannot completely prevent some bouncing when you adjust the opening angle of the lid. The maximum opening angle is ~145 degrees.

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The new MateBook 14s is the biggest device in our comparison group, but it also has the large 14.2-inch screen. All rivals are pretty much in the same ballpark when it comes to the height of the chassis.

Size Comparison

314 mm / 12.4 inch 230 mm / 9.06 inch 16.7 mm / 0.657 inch 1.4 kg3.18 lbs312.4 mm / 12.3 inch 221.4 mm / 8.72 inch 16.9 mm / 0.665 inch 1.3 kg2.91 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 kg3.33 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 lbs296 mm / 11.7 inch 199 mm / 7.83 inch 14.8 mm / 0.583 inch 1.3 kg2.78 lbs

Connectivity - Huawei does not include Thunderbolt

Huawei equips the MateBook 14s with two USB-C ports and one regular USB-A port. Similar to the MateBook X Pro, there is no official Thunderbolt certification and Huawei does not give us any exact information about the specs of the two ports. They support DisplayPort-ALT mode as well as Power Delivery, so we believe they support USB 3.2 Gen.2 with 10 Gbps. Finally, there is a full-size HDMI output as well as the 3.5 mm stereo jack.

Left side: 2x USB-C (DisplayPort, Power Delivery), HDMI 1.4b, 3.5 mm stereo
Left side: 2x USB-C (DisplayPort, Power Delivery), HDMI 1.4b, 3.5 mm stereo
Right side: USB 3.2 Gen.1 (Powered)
Right side: USB 3.2 Gen.1 (Powered)

Communication

The wireless module is the current Intel AX201 card, which supports the modern Wi-Fi 6 standard (802.11ax, 2x2) as well as Bluetooth 5.1. Our standardized test with the router Netgear Nighthawk RAX120 determines very high transfer rates and we did not notice any limitations with the Netgear router or a Fritz!Box 7590 (Wi-Fi 5) during our review period, either.

Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1400 (1216min - 1530max) MBit/s ∼100%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650s
1365 (955min - 1588max) MBit/s ∼98% -2%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
1337 (691min - 1388max) MBit/s ∼96% -4%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1303 (653min - 1347max) MBit/s ∼93% -7%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (49.8 - 1775, n=270)
1157 MBit/s ∼83% -17%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1129 (947min - 1229max) MBit/s ∼81% -19%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14ACH5
RealTek Semiconductor RTL8852AE
900 (774min - 1005max) MBit/s ∼64% -36%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (49.8 - 1614, n=106, last 2 years)
898 MBit/s ∼64% -36%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple AirPort Extreme M1
552 (257min - 620max) MBit/s ∼39% -61%
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1542 (1327min - 1601max) MBit/s ∼100%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650s
1501 (1471min - 1536max) MBit/s ∼97% -3%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1486 (713min - 1549max) MBit/s ∼96% -4%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1401 (1271min - 1454max) MBit/s ∼91% -9%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (136 - 1743, n=270)
1247 MBit/s ∼81% -19%
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
1230 (708min - 1294max) MBit/s ∼80% -20%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (240 - 1658, n=106, last 2 years)
998 MBit/s ∼65% -35%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple AirPort Extreme M1
672 (614min - 682max) MBit/s ∼44% -56%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14ACH5
RealTek Semiconductor RTL8852AE
667 (636min - 696max) MBit/s ∼43% -57%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1541 (1327-1601)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1400 (1216-1530)

Webcam

Huawei managed to implement the webcam at the "normal" spot above the display, which means the times of the webcam hidden inside the keyboard seem to be over. The quality on the other hand is still pretty mediocre; the 720p sensor does its job, but it does not take decent pictures even in good lighting scenarios.

ColorChecker
12.7 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
13.2 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
13 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
12.4 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
6.2 ∆E
11.3 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
9.1 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
2.2 ∆E
1.6 ∆E
2.4 ∆E
3.2 ∆E
3.4 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
ColorChecker Huawei MateBook 14s i7: 8.48 ∆E min: 1.6 - max: 13.89 ∆E

Maintenance

The bottom plate of the MateBook 14s is secured by several Torx screws (T5) and is easy to remove. Except for the cleaning of the fans, however, you can only replace the M.2-2280 SSD. All the other components including the RAM and the Wi-Fi module are soldered onto the mainboard.

Internal layout
Internal layout
You can only access the fans and the M.2-2280 SSD.
You can only access the fans and the M.2-2280 SSD.

Input Devices - MateBook 14s with 1.5 mm key travel

Keyboard

Contrary to the current trend towards slimmer keyboards with less travel, the MateBook 14s gets a chiclet keyboard with 1.5 mm travel and you notice it compared to other models (like the MateBook 13) during typing. Longer texts are absolutely no problem. The layout is identical to the MateBooks, including the small vertical arrow keys. We really like the separate power button above the keyboard, so it is not in the way, and it includes a reliable fingerprint scanner. There is a two-stage white background illumination for darker environments.

Input Devices
Input Devices
Background illumination
Background illumination

Touchpad & Touchscreen

The large clickpad (12 x 7.4 cm) with its smooth surface supports the Microsoft Precision standard and works well in practice. It recognizes gestures with up to four fingers. The only issue is the clicking mechanism, which is a bit too loud for our taste, which appears a bit cheap. We recommend tap to click inputs instead, so there are no annoying sounds.

There is also the capacitive touchscreen for inputs. It recognizes up to ten inputs simultaneously and works as well as you expect it from a modern touchscreen.

Display - 3:2 Touchscreen with 90 Hz Mode

Subpixel array
Subpixel array
Only minor backlight bleeding
Only minor backlight bleeding

The MateBook 14 was already equipped with a 14-inch 3:2 touchscreen, but the new MateBook 14s has a larger 14.2-inch screen and the resolution was raised from 2160 x 1140 pixels to 1520 x 1680 pixels (2.5k). This results in a pixel density of 213 ppi and a sharp picture. The subjective picture quality of the glossy LTPS screen is excellent and convinces with crisp and rich images. Thanks to the integrated light sensor, the brightness can automatically be adjusted to the ambient light.

Huawei advertises a brightness of 400cd/m² and a contrast ratio of 1500:1, and we can confirm these values. Our measurements with the X-Rite i1 Pro 2 and the professional CalMAN software determine an average brightness of 407 cd/m² with a contrast of more than 1800:1 (black value 0.23). These are very good results, but rivals like the MateBook X Pro, the MateBook 14 as well as the Dell XPS 13 have an advantage in terms of brightness.

There is only minor backlight bleeding along the edges even at the maximum brightness with dark pictures, but they are not visible in everday tasks. We can detect display flickering at 27 kHz when the brightness drops to 40% or lower, but the frequency is very high and should not cause any limitations.

By pressing Fn+R, you can switch the refresh rate between 60 Hz and 90 Hz, and the display will turn off for a second during the switch. The picture is noticeably smoother at 90 Hz when you scroll or move windows. However, there is no advantage for video playback, so it is more of a gimmick.

404
cd/m²
420
cd/m²
391
cd/m²
414
cd/m²
419
cd/m²
394
cd/m²
414
cd/m²
407
cd/m²
397
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
CSOTT3 U17B MNE208ZA1-3
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 420 cd/m² Average: 406.7 cd/m² Minimum: 5.3 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 93 %
Center on Battery: 420 cd/m²
Contrast: 1822:1 (Black: 0.23 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.9 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.5, calibrated: 0.9
ΔE Greyscale 2.9 | 0.64-98 Ø5.7
70.1% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
98.3% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
67.8% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.14
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 Pro 14ACH5
Lenovo LEN8A90, IPS, 2880x1800, 14.00
Schenker Vision 14
CSOT T3_MNE007ZA1_1, IPS, 2880x1800, 14.00
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Sharp LQ134R1, IPS, 3840x2400, 13.40
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
IPS, 2560x1600, 13.30
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
TV140WTM-NH0, IPS LED, 2160x1440, 14.00
Display
-4%
7%
7%
11%
23%
-1%
Display P3 Coverage
67.8
64.91
-4%
76
12%
75.4
11%
80.15
18%
98.56
45%
67.08
-1%
sRGB Coverage
98.3
94.42
-4%
100
2%
99
1%
99.97
2%
99.97
2%
99.13
1%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
70.1
66.34
-5%
75.6
8%
76.4
9%
78.94
13%
85.91
23%
69.02
-2%
Response Times
-11%
-22%
10%
-79%
107%
37%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
37.6 ?(18.8, 18.8)
37.6 ?(17.6, 20)
-0%
37 ?(16, 21)
2%
32.8 ?(15.6, 17.2)
13%
59.2 ?(30, 29.2)
-57%
31 ?(14, 17)
18%
37.6 ?(18, 19.6)
-0%
Response Time Black / White *
21.6 ?(10.8, 10.8)
26.4 ?(11.6, 14.8)
-22%
15 ?(5, 10)
31%
20.4 ?(10, 10.4)
6%
40.4 ?(22.4, 18)
-87%
26.1 ?(14.9, 11.2)
-21%
22.4 ?(11.6, 10.8)
-4%
PWM Frequency
27780 ?(40)
300 ?(40)
-99%
2137 ?(31)
-92%
118000 ?(49, 155)
325%
59520 ?(30)
114%
Screen
1%
-24%
-28%
-24%
1%
-35%
Brightness middle
419
502
20%
392
-6%
390
-7%
508.7
21%
417
0%
458
9%
Brightness
407
474
16%
390
-4%
387
-5%
479
18%
395
-3%
448
10%
Brightness Distribution
93
89
-4%
80
-14%
94
1%
84
-10%
91
-2%
89
-4%
Black Level *
0.23
0.33
-43%
0.06
74%
0.29
-26%
0.3
-30%
0.39
-70%
0.25
-9%
Contrast
1822
1521
-17%
6533
259%
1345
-26%
1696
-7%
1069
-41%
1832
1%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
1.9
1.35
29%
3.4
-79%
2.8
-47%
2.72
-43%
1.12
41%
3.4
-79%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
3.6
3.67
-2%
6.41
-78%
4.4
-22%
4.7
-31%
2.71
25%
6.7
-86%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
0.9
1.2
-33%
3.44
-282%
1.8
-100%
1.92
-113%
0.77
14%
1.7
-89%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
2.9
1.7
41%
5.44
-88%
3.5
-21%
3.4
-17%
1.7
41%
4.9
-69%
Gamma
2.14 103%
2.24 98%
2.44 90%
2.24 98%
2.11 104%
2207 0%
2.16 102%
CCT
6733 97%
6440 101%
6013 108%
6174 105%
6245 104%
6870 95%
7704 84%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
61.1
69.1
76.4
70.7
63.5
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
94.3
100
99
100
99.1
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-5% / -2%
-13% / -17%
-4% / -15%
-31% / -28%
44% / 26%
0% / -14%

* ... smaller is better

The picture is already very good out of the box with average DeltaE-2000 deviations smaller 3 compared to the sRGB reference, but the grayscale shows a slight blue cast. However, this is only noticeable with the naked eye when you directly compare the screen with a calibrated screen.

CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Saturation Sweeps
CalMAN Saturation Sweeps
CalMAN ColorChecker
CalMAN ColorChecker
CalMAN Grayscale calibrated
CalMAN Grayscale calibrated
CalMAN Saturation Sweeps calibrated
CalMAN Saturation Sweeps calibrated
CalMAN ColorChecker calibrated
CalMAN ColorChecker calibrated

Our calibration (profile is free to download in the box above) can improve the picture a bit and also remove the blue cast. The maximum brightness only drops slightly after the calibration. The panel almost completely covers the small sRGB reference, and together with the accurate colors, the panel of the MateBook 14s is suited for picture/video editing).

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
21.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 10.8 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. » 31 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (23.8 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
37.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 18.8 ms rise
↘ 18.8 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. » 39 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (37.7 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 27780 Hz ≤ 40 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 27780 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 40 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 27780 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17031 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

We would have liked to see a higher brightness outdoors to compensate the reflections from the glossy screen. The MateBook 14s is only really comfortable to use in the shade. There is no criticism for the viewing angle stability of the LTPS screen.

In the sun
In the sun
In the sun
In the sun
Viewing angle stability
Viewing angle stability

Performance - Huawei uses Tiger Lake-H35

Huawei implements two power modes (Balanced and Performance), which are independent of the regular Windows performance settings and they can be comfortably switched via key combination (Fn +P). We performed the following benchmarks and measurements with the Performance mode, but you will not notice a big difference in most cases. Only scenarios with combined workloads for the CPU and iGPU show a significant advantage for the Performance mode. On battery power, you can only use the Balanced mode.

Processor - Core i7-11370H

Huawei uses the new Core i7-11370H from the Tiger Lake generation. It is specified with a TDP between 35-45 Watts, but compared to other H-series CPUs, it only has four cores (8 threads) and the faster iGPU (Iris Xe Graphics G7) in return. It is basically just a beefed-up U-series processor and the performance is not really different from a Core i7-1185G7 or Core i7-1165G7, at least if they run with the same TDP levels.

Still, the performance utilization in the case of the MateBook 14s is good, because the processor can really consume 45 Watts and this level can be maintained under sustained workloads. However, the results of the quad-core are pretty sobering overall. The single-core performance is very good thanks to the high Turbo Boost, but the advantage over the regular U-series chips is pretty small in multi-core tests. AMD's current Ryzen processor (both U- and H-series) offer much more multi-core performance as well.

The TDP drops to 35 Watts when you use the Balanced power mode and the results in the CB R15 Multi loop drops by around 10%. There is no performance drop on battery power (compared to the Balanced mode). More CPU benchmarks are available here.

Cinebench R15 Multi Dauertest

010020030040050060070080090010001100120013001400150016001700180019001054.521027.191039.371034.291035.681041.81040.611041.261041.421038.131036.221036.751039.151037.81041.121037.321036.031039.961031.811039.961040.11037.881035.731036.431034.18599.46464.15467.03497.7485.64558.05607.73603.27608.09602.36606.79608.75605.88605.13611.41611.72612.42616.8615.92622.5618.43618.09634.49626.3631.46630.42629.73633.13632.92632.6632.23630.98629.64633.17633.36631.17632.94632.9632.62631.83632.35633.71631.76629.9630.62634.96631.59633.24633.88634.431925.021921.691915.531930.691931.061929.011894.031918.11921.61934.141936.391929.571924.371923.721927.81926.041922.521923.171928.731933.861932.181920.491916.531917.641922.061918.561920.311906.941890.811883.951878.21875.291863.51801.561852.371836.551841.111830.831827.41838.15943.04890.91889.84885.17884.6887.15886.64881.31885.48881.83882.71885.39881.76885.43884.9879.64881.41883.9881.83876883.72881.5882.63886.13880.32870.74775.15769.25742.98772.1726.07690.97762.14749.93665.32717.66761.53703.17670.06751.36738.47655.99722.22755.03676.78688.24757.49727.56631.55707.06762.4703.38646.05734.03730.89652.79720.8732.98648.34711.78745.35655.31664.09744.92713.76634.84710749.48677.15634.67731.3736.13644.42691.41751.921020.12933.47885.66869.13860.59844.68847.04844.02838.64838.5836.94830.03823.32825.05820.65817.01851.61842.28842.62848.23847.1844.26844.76842.74844.11838.57841.59841.2838.45841.34836.96835.75834.55834.65831.84837.59835.25834.2836.33833.92837.21834.64834.34830.1824.69834.08832.57831.01830.31832.5830.74833.35827.22825.05825.61829.071573.631567.711548.831540.711537.041532.11525.91525.791525.21526.481522.711516.881518.431519.31518.491512.741514.061507.671513.091512.571513.21510.171495.891511.891509.321508.471494.041509.491508.751507.731511.891504.271511.21502.691505.121509.151511.141505.291503.871502.071502.971506.931507.11505.41507.271505.631502.911507.781501.221493.481268.751258.421267.991268.471271.741267.911270.161234.261259.331257.71266.141262.751265.11268.031267.071265.421267.431263.91267.631267.591269.41268.511261.591270.081264.3Tooltip
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 Pro 14ACH5 AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX: Ø1902 (1801.56-1936.39)
Schenker Vision 14 Intel Core i7-1165G7: Ø886 (876-943.04)
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K Intel Core i7-1185G7: Ø714 (631.55-870.74)
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry Apple M1; Rosetta 2: Ø843 (817.01-1020.12)
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R05E AMD Ryzen 5 5600H: Ø1515 (1493.48-1573.63)
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2 AMD AMD Ryzen 5 5600U: Ø1265 (1234.26-1271.74)
CPU data Cinebench R15 Multi loop (red: Performance, green: Balanced)
CPU data Cinebench R15 Multi loop (red: Performance, green: Balanced)
Cinebench R23: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
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 | 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
Cinebench R23 / CPU (Multi Core)
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14ACH5
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
12109 Points ∼100% +83%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
7409 (6401.39min - 7409.31max) Points ∼61% +12%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Core i7-11370H
6612 Points ∼55%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
  (5344 - 6646, n=6)
6035 Points ∼50% -9%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5878 Points ∼49% -11%
MSI Modern 14 B11SB-085
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5590 Points ∼46% -15%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (965 - 12181, n=49, last 2 years)
5510 Points ∼46% -17%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
5062 (4319.28min - 5062.12max) Points ∼42% -23%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
Intel Core i7-1165G7
4043 (3994.31min - 4043max) Points ∼33% -39%
Cinebench R23 / CPU (Single Core)
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
  (1507 - 1556, n=5)
1533 Points ∼100% +1%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Core i7-11370H
1518 Points ∼99%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1515 Points ∼99% 0%
MSI Modern 14 B11SB-085
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1500 Points ∼98% -1%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14ACH5
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
1498 Points ∼98% -1%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
1496 Points ∼98% -1%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
1440 Points ∼94% -5%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1350 Points ∼88% -11%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (409 - 1526, n=47, last 2 years)
1313 Points ∼86% -14%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14ACH5
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
4703 Points ∼100% +82%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Core i7-11370H
2578 Points ∼55%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
  (2152 - 2578, n=5)
2355 Points ∼50% -9%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7
2235 Points ∼48% -13%
MSI Modern 14 B11SB-085
Intel Core i7-1165G7
2108 Points ∼45% -18%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
1936 Points ∼41% -25%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
1863 Points ∼40% -28%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (110 - 4704, n=111, last 2 years)
1719 Points ∼37% -33%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1559 Points ∼33% -40%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Core i7-11370H
590 Points ∼100%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14ACH5
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
582 Points ∼99% -1%
MSI Modern 14 B11SB-085
Intel Core i7-1165G7
581 Points ∼98% -2%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7
580 Points ∼98% -2%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
  (519 - 601, n=5)
578 Points ∼98% -2%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
567 Points ∼96% -4%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
Intel Core i7-1165G7
522 Points ∼88% -12%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (73 - 591, n=111, last 2 years)
438 Points ∼74% -26%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
401 Points ∼68% -32%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14ACH5
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
1936 Points ∼100% +84%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Core i7-11370H
1055 (1027.19min - 1054.52max) Points ∼54%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
1020 (817min - 1020max) Points ∼53% -3%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
  (917 - 1086, n=7)
1018 Points ∼53% -4%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7
943 (876min - 943.04max) Points ∼49% -11%
MSI Modern 14 B11SB-085
Intel Core i7-1165G7
915 Points ∼47% -13%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
870.74 (631.55min - 870.74max) Points ∼45% -17%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (82.3 - 2024, n=117, last 2 years)
779 Points ∼40% -26%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
Intel Core i7-1165G7
635 (464.15min - 634.96max) Points ∼33% -40%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14ACH5
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
237 Points ∼100% +2%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Core i7-11370H
233 Points ∼98%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
  (229 - 233, n=6)
232 Points ∼98% 0%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7
225 Points ∼95% -3%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
217.07 Points ∼92% -7%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
Intel Core i7-1165G7
209 Points ∼88% -10%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
208 Points ∼88% -11%
MSI Modern 14 B11SB-085
Intel Core i7-1165G7
202 Points ∼85% -13%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (31 - 237, n=111, last 2 years)
171 Points ∼72% -27%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU
Average of class Subnotebook
  (4.2 - 6277, n=100, last 2 years)
871 Seconds * ∼100% -89%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
Intel Core i7-1165G7
747 Seconds * ∼86% -62%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
652 Seconds * ∼75% -41%
MSI Modern 14 B11SB-085
Intel Core i7-1165G7
543 Seconds * ∼62% -18%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7
525 Seconds * ∼60% -14%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
  (458 - 538, n=5)
486 Seconds * ∼56% -5%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Core i7-11370H
461 Seconds * ∼53%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
382 Seconds * ∼44% +17%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14ACH5
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
254 Seconds * ∼29% +45%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14ACH5
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
54089 MIPS ∼100% +90%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
34614 MIPS ∼64% +21%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Core i7-11370H
28520 MIPS ∼53%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
  (23914 - 28520, n=5)
26324 MIPS ∼49% -8%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7
25894 MIPS ∼48% -9%
MSI Modern 14 B11SB-085
Intel Core i7-1165G7
24151 MIPS ∼45% -15%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (3267 - 54374, n=102, last 2 years)
21533 MIPS ∼40% -24%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
20478 MIPS ∼38% -28%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
Intel Core i7-1165G7
19404 MIPS ∼36% -32%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14ACH5
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
5800 MIPS ∼100% +8%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
5441 MIPS ∼94% +2%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5408 MIPS ∼93% +1%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Core i7-11370H
5352 MIPS ∼92%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
  (5128 - 5411, n=5)
5320 MIPS ∼92% -1%
MSI Modern 14 B11SB-085
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5225 MIPS ∼90% -2%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5140 MIPS ∼89% -4%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
5099 MIPS ∼88% -5%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1653 - 5800, n=102, last 2 years)
4335 MIPS ∼75% -19%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
7578 Points ∼100% +27%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14ACH5
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
7370 Points ∼97% +23%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Core i7-11370H
5985 Points ∼79%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
5791 Points ∼76% -3%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
  (4733 - 6115, n=4)
5512 Points ∼73% -8%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5441 Points ∼72% -9%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5186 Points ∼68% -13%
MSI Modern 14 B11SB-085
Intel Core i7-1165G7
4693 Points ∼62% -22%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (591 - 7590, n=104, last 2 years)
4381 Points ∼58% -27%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
1727 Points ∼100% +9%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Core i7-11370H
1588 Points ∼92%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1579 Points ∼91% -1%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
1546 Points ∼90% -3%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
  (1376 - 1607, n=4)
1536 Points ∼89% -3%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14ACH5
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
1535 Points ∼89% -3%
MSI Modern 14 B11SB-085
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1514 Points ∼88% -5%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1454 Points ∼84% -8%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (293 - 1740, n=104, last 2 years)
1191 Points ∼69% -25%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14ACH5
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
14.2 fps ∼100% +67%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Core i7-11370H
8.51 fps ∼60%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
  (6.91 - 8.6, n=5)
7.98 fps ∼56% -6%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7
7.46 fps ∼53% -12%
MSI Modern 14 B11SB-085
Intel Core i7-1165G7
6.73 fps ∼47% -21%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (0.65 - 14.8, n=97, last 2 years)
5.6 fps ∼39% -34%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
5.58 fps ∼39% -34%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5.23 fps ∼37% -39%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Average of class Subnotebook
  (12.9 - 281, n=92, last 2 years)
68.5 s * ∼100% -56%
MSI Modern 14 B11SB-085
Intel Core i7-1165G7
51.4 s * ∼75% -17%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14ACH5
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
49 s * ∼72% -12%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
47.7 s * ∼70% -9%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
  (41.1 - 56.5, n=5)
47.2 s * ∼69% -8%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7
45.6 s * ∼67% -4%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
Intel Core i7-1165G7
44.8 s * ∼65% -2%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Core i7-11370H
43.8 s * ∼64%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
12.88 s * ∼19% +71%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Average of class Subnotebook
  (0.501 - 2.21, n=98, last 2 years)
0.74 sec * ∼100% -35%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
0.732 sec * ∼99% -33%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
0.605 sec * ∼82% -10%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.605 sec * ∼82% -10%
MSI Modern 14 B11SB-085
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.585 sec * ∼79% -7%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.569 sec * ∼77% -4%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
  (0.548 - 0.562, n=5)
0.553 sec * ∼75% -1%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Core i7-11370H
0.549 sec * ∼74%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14ACH5
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
0.505 sec * ∼68% +8%

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1055 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
107 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
233 Points
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System Performance

The system performance is excellent and the hardware with the decent processor, 16 GB LPDDR4x-RAM (3733 MHz) and the fast PCIe-SSD. Inputs are quickly executed and the high scores in the synthetic PCMark 10 benchmark support the good subjective impression.

PCMark 10 / Score
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14ACH5
Vega 8 R4000, R9 5900HX, SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X084N
6414 Points ∼100% +18%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (5419 - 5459, n=2)
5439 Points ∼85% 0%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-11370H, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
5419 Points ∼84%
Schenker Vision 14
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
5104 Points ∼80% -6%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
4872 Points ∼76% -10%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
4870 Points ∼76% -10%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (790 - 6414, n=106, last 2 years)
4214 Points ∼66% -22%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14ACH5
Vega 8 R4000, R9 5900HX, SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X084N
10836 Points ∼100% +3%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-11370H, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
10531 Points ∼97%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (10241 - 10531, n=2)
10386 Points ∼96% -1%
Schenker Vision 14
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
10368 Points ∼96% -2%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
10184 Points ∼94% -3%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
9682 Points ∼89% -8%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (2544 - 10836, n=106, last 2 years)
8505 Points ∼78% -19%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14ACH5
Vega 8 R4000, R9 5900HX, SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X084N
9852 Points ∼100% +39%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (7082 - 7388, n=2)
7235 Points ∼73% +2%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-11370H, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
7082 Points ∼72%
Schenker Vision 14
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
6807 Points ∼69% -4%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
6719 Points ∼68% -5%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
6622 Points ∼67% -6%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1304 - 9852, n=106, last 2 years)
6308 Points ∼64% -11%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14ACH5
Vega 8 R4000, R9 5900HX, SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X084N
6709 Points ∼100% +16%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (5790 - 5838, n=2)
5814 Points ∼87% 0%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-11370H, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
5790 Points ∼86%
Schenker Vision 14
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
5114 Points ∼76% -12%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
4894 Points ∼73% -15%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
4583 Points ∼68% -21%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (405 - 6709, n=106, last 2 years)
3860 Points ∼58% -33%
PCMark 10 Score
5419 points
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DPC Latency

Our standardized latency test (web browsing, YouTube 4K playback, CPU load) does not show any limitations for the MateBook 14s, so it is suited for the use of real-time audio applications.

LatnecyMon Overview
LatnecyMon Overview
LatencyMon Drivers
LatencyMon Drivers
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
1271.96 μs * ∼100% -120%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
1225.4 μs * ∼96% -112%
Schenker Vision 14
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
739.4 μs * ∼58% -28%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-11370H, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
576.9 μs * ∼45%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14ACH5
Vega 8 R4000, R9 5900HX, SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X084N
316.1 μs * ∼25% +45%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices

Huawei uses a PCIe-3.0-x4 SSD with the designation KPART512 with a storage capacity of 512 GB, which is identical to the Toshiba XG6. The transfer rates are decent, but similar to previous MateBooks, the drive is divided into two partitions and the system drive only has 71 GB free storage after the initial setup, which is not very generous. This can quickly lead to a full drive when you do not pay attention during application installations or downloads. Huawei should get rid of these partitions in upcoming devices. The modern PCIe 4.0 standard is not supported yet. More SSD benchmarks are available in our Tech section.

Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14ACH5
SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X084N
Schenker Vision 14
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
Average Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
2%
-4%
50%
-25%
-27%
Write 4K
209.43
197.5
-6%
154
-26%
240
15%
86.04
-59%
113 ?(21.6 - 209, n=14)
-46%
Read 4K
56.76
52.94
-7%
65.26
15%
90.9
60%
40.11
-29%
42.7 ?(16.8 - 56.8, n=14)
-25%
Write Seq
2174
2288
4236
1738
1489 ?(750 - 1897, n=13)
Read Seq
2156
2154
4101
1553
1771 ?(899 - 2202, n=13)
Write 4K Q32T1
606.34
632
4%
459.9
-24%
662
9%
454.9
-25%
345 ?(63.1 - 606, n=14)
-43%
Read 4K Q32T1
792.35
693.7
-12%
556.2
-30%
720
-9%
385.4
-51%
359 ?(30.9 - 792, n=14)
-55%
Write Seq Q32T1
2321.7
3017
30%
3277
41%
5222
125%
2784
20%
2257 ?(853 - 2966, n=14)
-3%
Read Seq Q32T1
3511.3
3561
1%
3520
0%
7102
102%
3217
-8%
2926 ?(998 - 3511, n=14)
-17%
Write 4K Q8T8
1572.88
1080 ?(250 - 1573, n=4)
-31%
Read 4K Q8T8
1201.59
1231 ?(794 - 1490, n=4)
2%
AS SSD
11%
17%
71%
-68%
-29%
Seq Read
2961
2794.16
-6%
2965.16
0%
4899
65%
2143.76
-28%
2456 ?(1837 - 2961, n=14)
-17%
Seq Write
2098
2384.89
14%
2697.01
29%
3952
88%
1389.21
-34%
1493 ?(802 - 2562, n=14)
-29%
4K Read
52.96
60.69
15%
55.59
5%
83.8
58%
49.77
-6%
44.1 ?(22.3 - 54.4, n=14)
-17%
4K Write
186.94
180.77
-3%
144.45
-23%
205
10%
105.02
-44%
119 ?(28.9 - 196, n=14)
-36%
4K-64 Read
1130.65
1768.18
56%
1588.8
41%
2938
160%
855.33
-24%
980 ?(416 - 1414, n=14)
-13%
4K-64 Write
1502.18
1800.07
20%
1733.27
15%
2077
38%
1659.75
10%
1180 ?(200 - 1502, n=14)
-21%
Access Time Read *
0.029
0.037
-28%
0.032
-10%
0.025
14%
0.058
-100%
0.0806 ?(0.029 - 0.148, n=14)
-178%
Access Time Write *
0.026
0.073
-181%
0.026
-0%
0.02
23%
0.272
-946%
0.055 ?(0.026 - 0.143, n=14)
-112%
Score Read
1480
2108
42%
1941
31%
3512
137%
1119
-24%
1269 ?(667 - 1719, n=14)
-14%
Score Write
1899
2219
17%
2147
13%
2677
41%
1904
0%
1449 ?(345 - 1899, n=14)
-24%
Score Total
4102
5392
31%
5073
24%
7939
94%
3570
-13%
3326 ?(1300 - 4424, n=14)
-19%
Copy ISO MB/s
1511.55
2064.65
37%
2217.81
47%
2099.52
39%
1929.19
28%
1894 ?(1348 - 2625, n=11)
25%
Copy Program MB/s
376.25
733.52
95%
577.43
53%
994.35
164%
1012.48
169%
552 ?(325 - 1023, n=11)
47%
Copy Game MB/s
1114.74
1628.53
46%
1323.91
19%
1858.67
67%
1736.66
56%
1187 ?(755 - 1667, n=11)
6%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
7% / 8%
7% / 11%
61% / 65%
-47% / -55%
-28% / -28%

* ... smaller is better

Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 3511.3 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 2321.7 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 792.35 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 606.34 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 56.76 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 209.43 MB/s
CDM 6 Write 4K Q8T8: 1572.88 MB/s
CDM 6 Read 4K Q8T8: 1201.59 MB/s

Disk Throttling: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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: Ø3503 (3071.64-3512.62)

GPU Performance

GPU-Z Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7
GPU-Z Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7

The graphics card is the familiar Iris Xe Graphics G7 (96 EUs) from the Core i7 U-series CPUs and the MateBook 14s is right between devices with the regular U-series chips in the benchmarks. The big advantage of the Xe Graphics are multimedia applications including the playback of high-resolution videos. The performance of the Intel iGPU is also slightly better compared the current iGPUs from AMD. The Performance mode has no effect on the graphics performance. 

The MateBook 14s is not really perfect for gaming; only older or less demanding titles will runs smoothly at low or medium details, but the graphics performance is at least stable and the demanding Time Spy stress test is easily passed (99.7%). The performance is also similar on battery power.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-11370H
6994 Points ∼100%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
6624 Points ∼95% -5%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (4841 - 7115, n=65)
6443 Points ∼92% -8%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
6294 Points ∼90% -10%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14ACH5
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000), AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
6258 Points ∼89% -11%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s G2 AMD
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 5000), AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 5850U
6020 Points ∼86% -14%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1185G7
5339 Points ∼76% -24%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (410 - 12199, n=101, last 2 years)
4341 Points ∼62% -38%
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2 AMD
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
4225 Points ∼60% -40%
3DMark
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14ACH5
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000), AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
29751 Points ∼100% +11%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (19487 - 38040, n=56)
27335 Points ∼92% +2%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
26910 Points ∼90% +1%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1185G7
26820 Points ∼90% 0%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-11370H
26752 Points ∼90%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
24152 Points ∼81% -10%
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2 AMD
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
18978 Points ∼64% -29%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1652 - 53539, n=81, last 2 years)
18667 Points ∼63% -30%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1185G7
5498 Points ∼100% +3%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-11370H
5327 Points ∼97%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
5169 Points ∼94% -3%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (3113 - 5909, n=71)
4941 Points ∼90% -7%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
4795 Points ∼87% -10%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s G2 AMD
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 5000), AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 5850U
4081 Points ∼74% -23%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14ACH5
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000), AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
3820 Points ∼69% -28%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (313 - 8743, n=107, last 2 years)
3025 Points ∼55% -43%
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2 AMD
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
2495 Points ∼45% -53%
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-11370H
1688 Points ∼100%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1185G7
1603 Points ∼95% -5%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (994 - 1819, n=71)
1464 Points ∼87% -13%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
1441 Points ∼85% -15%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
1430 Points ∼85% -15%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s G2 AMD
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 5000), AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 5850U
1284 Points ∼76% -24%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14ACH5
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000), AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
1227 Points ∼73% -27%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (116 - 3276, n=89, last 2 years)
1017 Points ∼60% -40%
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2 AMD
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
785 Points ∼47% -53%
3DMark 11 Performance
7483 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
19734 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
4898 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
1886 points
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Huawei MateBook 14s i7 i7-11370H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs: Ø14.5 (13-16)
low med. high ultra
GTA V (2015) 111 95.8 28.5 11.2 fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 101 65 35 14.5 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 128 90.6 65.5 58 fps
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark (2018) 46.1 25.9 25.9 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 47.6 39.1 34.9 fps
Far Cry 5 (2018) 58 30 28 26 fps
Strange Brigade (2018) 93 41 33 27 fps
F1 2020 (2020) 80 47 37 21 fps

Emissions - MateBook is usually quiet

System Noise

Huawei uses two fans with two heat pipes and the MateBook 14s is usually a very quiet device in practice. Even gaming is often possible with about 32 dB(A) (in both power modes), only high CPU load will result in louder fans. There is no big difference between the two power modes though at ~44 dB(A) for the Balanced mode and ~47 dB(A) for the Performance mode. We did not notice any other electronic sounds or coil whine on our test unit.

Noise Level

Idle
24.3 / 24.3 / 28.4 dB(A)
Load
31.7 / 46.8 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Earthworks M23R, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 24.3 dB(A)
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 Pro 14ACH5
Vega 8 R4000, R9 5900HX, SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X084N
Schenker Vision 14
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
Noise
3%
-1%
-6%
-1%
off / environment *
24.3
25.4
-5%
26
-7%
25
-3%
27.7
-14%
Idle Minimum *
24.3
25.6
-5%
26
-7%
25
-3%
27.8
-14%
Idle Average *
24.3
25.6
-5%
26.5
-9%
25
-3%
27.8
-14%
Idle Maximum *
28.4
25.6
10%
27.4
4%
26.9
5%
27.8
2%
Load Average *
31.7
28.7
9%
35
-10%
38.6
-22%
27.9
12%
Witcher 3 ultra *
31.7
32
-1%
41.2
-30%
32.8
-3%
Load Maximum *
46.8
38.2
18%
34.6
26%
41.2
12%
37
21%

* ... smaller is better

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