Huawei is churning out laptops as fast, if not faster, than it does smartphones. It's the next frontier in its consumer business, and one where it can compete on even footing. It released on Friday the MateBook 14, hoping to lure the work and study from home crowd with a slim, big-screen laptop.
At P54,999, the Matebook 14 is in the middle of pricier MateBook 13 and MateBook X and the more budget-friendly MateBook D series, which comes in 14 and 15-inch screen sizes. The MateBook 14 has the line's design DNA, a near-borderless display (Huawei calls this Full View), a metal chasis that feels like an Apple MacBook, a firm keyboard, a big enough trackpad and a recessed video camera.
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The MateBook 14 has a 14-inch 2K display with 100% sRGB color gamut and 3:2 aspect ratio so it appears more squarish than the ususal rectangular screen. This means more vertical space for documents and web pages.
It runs on AMD Ryzen 5 4600H Series Mobile Processors, 16GB DDR4 memory. It also has an upgraded shark's fun fan-cooling system. Some really useful features: a fingerprint reader and a pocket-sized fast charger that can also juice up you phones and tablets. The keyboard is also backlit for night-typing whe the rest of the household is asleep. It also has Huawei Share for seamless integration with Huawei devices.
Huawei loaned us a review unit of the MateBook 14 and we'll be coming up with a full review soon.