Huawei MateBook X and MateBook 14 come to Europe with 3:2 displays and compact designs
The Huawei MateBook X and new MateBook 14 are coming to Europe, following their launches in China last month. The MateBook X is the more premium of the two laptops, but the MateBook 14 has the performance edge. Both devices will be available to order from October 7.
The MateBook X has a 13-inch IPS screen with a 3:2 aspect ratio and a resolution of 3,000 x 2,000 pixels. The touchscreen display also has a pixel density of 278 PPI, a contrast ratio of 1,500:1 and a screen-to-body ratio of 90%. According to Huawei, the display peaks at 400 nits.
A 42 Wh battery is onboard, which powers an Intel Core i5-10210U processor, 512 GB of PCIe storage and 16 GB of LPDDR3-2133 RAM. The MateBook X includes Huawei's new pressure-sensitive trackpad, which extends to the edge of its compact chassis. Huawei has integrated an NFC reader for multi-screen collaboration, too.
Meanwhile, the MateBook 14 has either the Ryzen 5 4600H or Ryzen 7 4800H, two 45 W APUs from AMD's Renoir architecture. The device can be configured with 8 GB or 16 GB of RAM and a 256 GB or 512 GB SSD. The MateBook 14 also has the advantage of having DDR4-2666 RAM, although it only has a 3:2 screen with a 2,160 x 1,440 resolution.
The MateBook 14 also has a 56 Wh battery, along with a USB Type-C port for charging, two USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A ports and a 3.5 mm jack. A full-size HDMI port is onboard, too. The device is 15.9 mm thick and weighs 1.49 kg.
The MateBook 14 starts at €849 for the Ryzen 5, 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB model. Huawei charges another €949 for the same processor with double the RAM and storage. If you want the Ryzen 7 4800H, then that will set you back €1,049. However, you get 16 GB of RAM, 512 B of storage and a touchscreen display.
Huawei via GSMArena