Huawei MateBook 14s features a 14.2-inch 90Hz touchscreen and 11th generation Intel processor
Huawei has unveiled a small laptop powerhouse – the MateBook 14s features an 11th generation Intel processor (Tiger Lake) with up to 54W TDP, accessible via the shortcut Fn + P. Fn + R triggers its Another key selling point is the 90Hz refresh rate.
The laptop has an aluminum alloy body that weighs 1.43 kg (3.15 lbs) and measures 16.7 mm (0.66 “) thick. Even so, it can keep the powerful processor at bay. cool with its dual shark fin fans and dual heat pipes.The hinge inlet design promises 25% better air inlet than traditional designs.
You can choose between an Intel Core i5-11300H and an i7-11370H, both of which feature 4-core, 8-thread processors with Intel Iris Xe graphics. The i7 model has more L3 cache (12MB vs. 8MB) and 96 threads (vs. 80).
The base configuration comes with 8 GB of LPDDR4X RAM (dual channel), but you can get a 16 GB upgrade. Likewise, the base storage is 512 GB (NVMe) with an option to double it to 1 TB.
The 14.2-inch screen on the front has a resolution of 2520 x 1680px, which is a 3: 2 aspect ratio (meaning it’s larger than a 14-inch 16: 9 display) and a net pixel density of 213 ppi. As mentioned, this panel can operate at 90Hz (as well as 60Hz). It promises 400 nits of brightness, a 1500: 1 contrast ratio, 1.07 billion colors, and 100% sRGB coverage. It’s also a touchscreen that can track up to 10 fingers.
The Huawei MateBook 14s offers two USB-C ports that support data, charging, and DisplayPort. There’s also a USB-A 3.2 Gen1 port, a full-size HDMI, and a 3.5mm headphone / microphone combo jack. The wireless connectivity section includes Wi-Fi 6 (ax) with 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.1 and quick pairing of Bluetooth headphones.
While running Windows, Huawei has installed its AppGallery on the laptop, which also allows it to run Android apps. However, this feature is not mentioned in the specifications in English, so it may be exclusive to China. Windows 11 (which this laptop is compatible with) will get Android app support with a future update.
If you have a tablet running HarmonyOS 2.0, you can pair it with the laptop to use it as a second display. Additionally, you can drag and drop files between the two devices and control the tablet using the laptop’s keyboard and touchpad.
Speaking of keyboard, a scissor mechanism with 1.5mm key travel and 3 levels of backlighting. Like on a phone, you have the option of unlocking the face or using the fingerprint reader (which is built into the power button).
The laptop has impressive audio equipment. It’s the first with Huawei Sound, which uses the 4 built-in speakers to create a surround sound experience. In addition, there are four microphones that can pick up your voice from a distance of 5 meters (16 feet) and reduce ambient noise.
The laptop is powered by a 60Wh battery and comes with a 90W USB-C charger (which can also be used with tablets and phones).
The Huawei MateBook 14s is already on pre-order in China for CNY 7,000 ($ 1,100 / € 940 / ₹ 81,500) for an i5 model with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. The i7 version (16/512 GB) costs INR 8,000 ($ 1,240 / € 1,075 / ₹ 93,000). The hero color is Spruce Green, but you can also have it in a standard Space Gray. The 14 will be available in the UK from October 27 and will then be rolled out to Europe and Asia.
You can take a closer look at the laptop here.