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Outdated Comet Lake CPU in the Huawei MateBook 14 is only convincing when it comes to battery life

Outdated Comet Lake CPU in the Huawei MateBook 14 is only convincing when it comes to battery life
Outdated Comet Lake CPU in the Huawei MateBook 14 is only convincing when it comes to battery life
The Huawei MateBook 14 still relies on Intel Comet Lake. The outdated 14-nanometer chips can't convince in our test in terms of CPU performance; the MateBook 14 AMD is vastly better with its Ryzen 4000 processor. The Intel CPU only shows its strengths when it comes to battery life.

About six years ago, Intel launched the first generation of 14-nanometer CPUs with the Broadwell series. Six years later, the manufacturing process, which was itself brought to market belatedly at the time, is still in use. In laptops, it's found in the form of Comet Lake CPUs - processors that are doubly outdated because their architecture is also still based on the Skylake CPUs from 2015.

As a result, laptops that use Intel Comet Lake have to struggle with the fact that their technical foundation is half a decade old - it's no wonder that they can no longer keep up with the competition in terms of performance.

An example of this is the Huawei MateBook 14 Intel that we recently subjected to extensive testing. In a direct comparison with the AMD model that we also reviewed simultaneously given the opportunity, the MateBook with Comet Lake doesn't stand the slightest chance in terms of CPU performance. Although the Huawei MateBook 14 AMD also has an AMD Ryzen 4000 H-series processor that can consume more, the AMD version would have been much faster even with a ULV processor like the AMD Ryzen 7 4700U.

However, the Intel model does have one advantage: Power consumption is a whole lot lower, and this is also reflected in the battery life. In the end, there's indeed a reason to prefer the Huawei MateBook 14 Intel to the Huawei MateBook 14 AMD.

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Benjamin Herzig, 2020-12-10 (Update: 2020-12- 8)