Huawei is taking advantage of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to formalize the arrival of its new laptop, the Matebook 13, in Europe.
The Huawei Matebook 13 is not totally a new machine. The PC was indeed unveiled at the beginning of January at the CES in Las Vegas where we could take it in hand. The machine wants to be a new entry into the market, inherited from the MateBook X Pro launched in 2018 but at a more affordable price.
After its launch in North America, Huawei takes advantage of the MWC 2019 to launch its laptop in Europe.
The Huawei Matebook incorporates a 13-inch screen, so it is a more compact version of the Matebook X Pro. It still retains many design elements: an aluminum chassis, a keyboard and a touchpad wide enough, or the footprint reader built into the power button.
Connectivity has been revised downwards: the USB Type-A port disappears, and the Type-C USB port loses its connection Thunderbolt 3, to become a simple USB 3.1 more limited.
FeaturesHuawei Matebook 13 (2019) Huawei Matebook X Pro
Screen13 inches IPS 2160 x 1440 pixels13.9 inches LTPS 3000 x 2000 pixels
Intel Core i5-8265U or i7-8565U Intel Core i5-8250U or i7-8550U processor
Intel UHD Graphics 620Nvidia GeForce MX150 Graphics Chip with 2GB GDDR5
RAM8 Go8 or 16 GB LPDDR3
Storage256 or 512 GB SSD storage (PCIe Gen3 x 4, NVMe v1.3) 256 GB SSD storage
Connector1 USB Type-C (USB 3.1, video), 1 USB Type-C (power supply), 1 3.5mm jack 1 USB Type-C (Thunderbolt 3, DisplayPort and power supply), 1 USB Type-C (USB 3.1, DisplayPort and power supply), 1 USB Type-A 3.0, 1 jack 3.5 mm
BiometryFingerprint readerFingerprint reader
Wi-FiWi-Fi 5 (802.11 ac) Wi-Fi 5 (802.11 ac)
Bluetooth5.0 (compatible 4.2, 4.1 and 4.0) 4.1
Battery41.7 Wh57.4 Wh
Dimensions286 x 211 x 14.9 mm304 mm x 217 mm x 14.6 mm
Weight1,28 kg1,33 kg
Price from 999 eurosfrom 1499 euros
This is an ultraportable using an Intel low-power chip, a Core i5 or i7 U-series from the Whiskey Lake generation. The processor is supported by 8 GB of RAM and 256 to 512 GB of internal SSD storage.
We find the screen in 2: 3 format of the Matebook X Pro, with a diagonal of 13 inches and a definition of 2160 x 1440 pixels.
Availability and prices
The Huawei Matebook will be released February 26 in France. Three configurations will be proposed, at three different prices:
Intel Core i5, 256 GB of storage, non-touch screen: 999 euros
Intel Core i7, 512 GB of storage, non-touch screen: 1199 euros
Intel Core i7, 512 GB of storage, touch screen: 1299 euros
It is this last configuration that we could test. I invite you to discover the complete test of Huawei Matebook 13 on FrAndroid.