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Huawei unveils three MateBook B business laptops

The Huawei MateBook B series starts at CNY 5,499 (~US$796).
The Huawei MateBook B series starts at CNY 5,499 (~US$796).
Huawei has unleashed the MateBook B series, which it is positioning for business consumers. The MateBook B5-420, MateBook B3-510 and MateBook B3-410 come with Intel Comet Lake-U processors and up to 512 GB of storage.
Alex Alderson,

Huawei has released three laptops targeted at business consumers. All marketed under its new MateBook B series, the devices are less flashy than the MateBook X and MateBook 13/14 2020 laptops that the company also unveiled today. The MateBook B series all have Comet Lake-U series processors and high screen-to-body ratio displays.

The B5-420 is the most premium of the MateBook B series and is the only machine of the three to be offered with an NVIDIA GeForce MX350 GPU. 8 GB or 16 GB of RAM is on board, as is 512 GB of storage. Huawei has equipped the machine with the older LPDDR3 type of RAM for some reason, though. A 56 Wh battery underpins the B5-420, which also has a 14-inch 2K IPS display that peaks at 300 nits.

Huawei has called the other two devices in the MateBook B series the B3-410 and B3-510. The former has a 14-inch screen, while Huawei has equipped the latter with a 15.6-inch panel. Both are 1080p machines though and can only reach 250 nits. The B3-510 has the same 56 Wh battery as the B5-420, but the B3-410 must make do with a 42 Wh battery, instead.

(Image source: Huawei)
(Image source: Huawei)

Additionally, the B3-410 and B3-510 are only available with 8 GB of RAM. Again, this conforms to the older LPDDR3 standard. Moreover, the B3-510 is confined to 256 GB of storage, whereas the B3-410 cam be configured with a 512 GB drive. The pricing for the three machines can be found below. Huawei is yet to state whether it plans to release the MateBook B series internationally, but it can be viewed on its VMall eCommerce platform.

MateBook B5-420

  • Core i5-10210U/8 GB RAM/512 GB SSD – CNY 6,999 (~US$1,013)
  • Core i5-10210U/8 GB RAM/512 GB SSD/GeForce MX350 – CNY 7,699  (~US$1,114)
  • Core i7-10510U/16 GB RAM/512 GB SSD – CNY 8,699  (~US$1,259)

MateBook B3-410

  • Core i5-10210U/8 GB RAM/256 GB SSD – CNY 5,499  (~US$796)
  • Core i5-10210U/8 GB RAM/512 GB SSD – CNY 5,799  (~US$839)
  • Core i7-10510U/8 GB RAM/512 GB SSD – CNY 6,999  (~US$1,013)

MateBook B3-510

  • Core i5-10210U/8 GB RAM/256 GB SSD – CNY 5,499  (~US$796)
  • Core i7-10510U/8 GB RAM/256 GB SSD – CNY 6,699  (~US$970)

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Alex Alderson, 2020-08-19 (Update: 2020-08-19)
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.