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Huawei Matebook 13-53010FYW

Specifications

Huawei Matebook 13-53010FYW
Huawei Matebook 13-53010FYW (MateBook Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
, Dual-channel
Display
13 inch 3:2, 2160 x 1440 pixel 200 PPI, Chi Mei CMN8201, IPS, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel Cannon Lake-U PCH-LP Premium
Storage
WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G, 512 GB 
, 512 GB SSD, 435 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Cannon Lake-LP - cAVS
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5-mm headphone jack , 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Intel Wireless-AC 9560 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 15 x 286 x 211 ( = 0.59 x 11.26 x 8.31 in)
Battery
41.7 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 0.9 MP, 16:9 (1280 x 720)
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: chiclet-style, Keyboard Light: yes, Huawei PC Manager, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.307 kg ( = 46.1 oz / 2.88 pounds), Power Supply: 203 g ( = 7.16 oz / 0.45 pounds)
Price
900 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 82.05% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 10 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 75%, features: 69%, display: 82% mobility: 73%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 88%, emissions: 94%

Reviews for the Huawei Matebook 13-53010FYW

86.4% Huawei MateBook 13 (i7, UHD Graphics 620) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
The most powerful configuration of the MateBook 13 cut a fine figure in our review. Those who do not need a dedicated graphics card can get the Huawei subnotebook for a bit cheaper. In this review, we shall reveal what users can expect from the lower-priced version that does not have a dedicated GPU.
84% Huawei Matebook
Source: PC Guia Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/01/2019
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 90%
Huawei Matebook 13 − test niewielkiego 13-calowca o sporej mocy
Source: Pplware Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; compact size; powerful processor; fast system; nice ergonomy; long battery life. Negative: Expensive; noisy under loads.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/18/2019
Análise Huawei MateBook 13: Um rival genuíno do MacBook Air que corre Windows
Source: Android Geek Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Excellent display; high performance; attractive price; elegant design; silent system. Negative: No Thunderbolt 3, no USB-A; short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/15/2019
87% Recensione Huawei Matebook 13 – Qualità premium ad un prezzo interessante
Source: Techzilla.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/30/2019
Rating: Total score: 87% price: 80% display: 90% mobility: 85% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 95%
80% Huawei Matebook 13: c’è davvero bisogno dell’i7? – RECENSIONE
Source: Smartphone Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/08/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% features: 85% display: 85% mobility: 75% workmanship: 80%
79% Recensione Huawei Matebook 13
Source: Smart World Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/16/2019
Rating: Total score: 79% price: 70% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 75% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 85%
100% Huawei MateBook 13 WRT-W29I (53010GCM) Review
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/20/2019
Rating: Total score: 100%
60% Test du Huawei MateBook : un bon PC, un mauvais ultrabook
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/24/2019
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 50% workmanship: 80%
80% Huawei MateBook 13 İnceleme
Source: Chip Online TR TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/22/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
MWC 2019: Huawei привезла MateBook 13 — ультрабук с 2K дисплеем и NFC
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Impressive display; support NFC; compact size; good processor.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/24/2019

Comment

Model: How do you make something better? Huawei has some answers to that. Compared to last year’s Matebook X, Huawei comes back or lets say again with a very good device. This model competes with Apple’s MacBook Air and it is a bit cheaper. It can also compete with Dell’s XPS 13.

In terms of design, being lightweight and performance; everything is good. Literally. You get what you are paying for. Of course it is not a performance beast, but it will be a good friend on the go as it is just 1.3 kg.

So what is better and worse compared to Apple’s MacBook Air? First of all, performance. While Apple uses a fanless design for its MacBook Air models, Huawei goes full house and implements “real” processors with integrated GPUs. In return, what you get is definitely more horsepower. Also thermal-wise Huawei does a good job.

Keyboard, placement of webcam is also on par. So you are not missing anything. Well, maybe something. Lack of Thunderbolt is something and then RAM. You can only have 8 GB of RAM. That is a bit disappointing of course, but it is fairly enough for most of the tasks you can imagine. Do you really need a Thunderbolt? Well, it totally depends on your choices of course, one thing for sure, it would have made the device more future proof. With features like fast charging in 15 minutes for 2.5 hours of usage, it is definitely a mobility friendly device.

Now what you have to decide is what you really need. There is a high competition in this class which means many competing models. It all comes down to your needs. What puts Huawei ahead of the curve is the performance it provides with its price tag. Simply put, it has a better price / performance ratio. If RAM is kind of an issue for you, you should of course look for other models in the market.

If what you are looking for is performance, good design and less money to be spend on, well Huawei got you covered and you should not look for other options.

A clean design, well thought thermals, good battery management, plenty of disk space is what you get for your money. If Thunderbolt is really not something you need, then go for it. You won’t be disappointed.

Hands-on article by Ümit Yılmaz Güneş

Intel UHD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2, 24 EUs) found on some Kaby-Lake-Refresh CPU models (15 W ULV series). Technically identical to the previous Kaby-Lake GPU called HD Graphics 620. Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  
8565U: Whiskey Lake based low power quad-core processor (technically identical to Kaby Lake but produced in a further improved 14nm++ process). The four cores are clocked between 1.8 and 4.6 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
13":

This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
1.307 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.


Huawei: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. is a Chinese company founded in 1987 with focus on telecommunications hardware and 170000 employees. In the first quarter of 2016, Huawei had a market share of 8.2% in the smartphone market, making it the third-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. Compared to the same quarter of 2015, Huawei increased its market share by more than 58%.
In 2014, Huawei created the sub brand Honor and offers certain smartphone series under this name. The name Huawei is usually not listed for these products.
There are a lot of reviews on Huawei phones with slightly above average ratings (as of 2016).
82.05%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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