Huawei Matebook 13-53010FYW
Average of 9 scores (from 11 reviews)
Reviews for the Huawei Matebook 13-53010FYW
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.
Source: PC Guia PT→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/01/2019
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 90%
Source: Pplware PT→EN Archive.org version
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
Source: Android Geek PT→EN Archive.org version
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
Source: Techzilla.it IT→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/30/2019
Rating: Total score: 87% price: 80% display: 90% mobility: 85% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 95%
Source: Smartphone Italia IT→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/08/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% features: 85% display: 85% mobility: 75% workmanship: 80%
Source: Smart World IT→EN Archive.org version
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%
Source: Tweakers NL→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/20/2019
Rating: Total score: 100%
Source: Frandroid FR→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/24/2019
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 50% workmanship: 80%
Source: Chip Online TR TR→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/22/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Impressive display; support NFC; compact size; good processor.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/24/2019
Source: Alt om Data DA→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/09/2019
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 60% performance: 90%
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
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