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Huawei MateBook 13

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 reviews of Huawei MateBook 13. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the price and design are on the whole positive. The usability and performance also get good feedback. Reviews are divided on the battery.

portability, performance, usability, design, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Huawei MateBook 13 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by (engadget.com)

Huawei MateBook 13 review: An uninspiring MacBook Air clone

 

The Huawei MateBook 13 offers powerful performance, a comfortable keyboard and a roomy trackpad in an uninspired chassis. Throw in a serviceable but somewhat dim display and mediocre battery life, and you've got a good but ultimately unexciting laptop.

Powerful performance ; Comfortable keyboard

Heavy ; Screen is a bit dim

CPU AND GRAPHICS

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Eric Grevstad (pcmag.com)

Huawei MateBook 13

 

Discrete graphics, an unusual screen aspect ratio, and a tempting price make Huawei's MateBook 13 ultraportable worth a look for traveling execs or even light gamers.

Handsome, compact design. Colorful display with 3:2 aspect ratio. Lively performance. USB-C dock included.

Core i7 config has 8GB, not 16GB, of memory. No Thunderbolt 3 port. No SD card slot.

Bottom Line: Discrete graphics, an unusual screen aspect ratio, and a tempting price make Huawei's MateBook 13 ultraportable worth a look for traveling execs or even light gamers.

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Dan Seifert (theverge.com)

Huawei MateBook 13 review: sophomore struggles

 

The MateBook 13's biggest problem is the MateBook X Pro.

Great build quality ; Excellent keyboard and trackpad ; Compact design with 3:2 display ; Powerful processor plus optional discrete GPU

Below-average battery life ; Limited USB-C ports ; No Thunderbolt 3 support ; Overly aggressive automatic brightness sensor

If you are looking for the most compact premium Windows laptop with a 3:2 display, discrete graphics, and a great price, the MateBook 13 is it. But most people should just go with the MateBook X Pro instead.

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Mark Hachman (pcworld.com)

Huawei Matebook 13 review: a powerful GPU and Whiskey Lake chip propel this compact notebook

 

Huawei's Matebook 13 combines Intel's latest Whiskey Lake Core chip and the power of a discrete GPU to deliver a high-performance yet compact 13-inch notebook that's priced right, too.

Discrete GPU boosts graphics performance ; Price point offers good value for money ; Solid construction in a compact footprint ; One of the first laptops to include Intel's latest Whiskey Lake chip

Average battery life isn't quite enough for a full day's work ; A little skimpy in the I/O ports department ; U.S. government believes Huawei is a security risk

While it’s tempting to call the Matebook 13 a thin-and-light PC, the combination of the discrete GPU and Intel’s latest Whiskey Lake chip help the Matebook 13 punch well above its weight class. Because of this, the lack of at least one Thunderbolt port...

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

Huawei MateBook 13 Review

 

Speedy performance; Sharp, colorful display; Comparably affordable; Comfortable keyboard ; Short battery life; No Thunderbolt 3 ports ; The MateBook 13 is a speedy and attractive ultraportable laptop with a very good keyboard, but it's battery life is...

Short battery life; No Thunderbolt 3 ports ; The MateBook 13 is a speedy and attractive ultraportable laptop with a very good keyboard, but it's battery life is too short.

The MateBook 13 is a speedy and attractive ultraportable laptop with a very good keyboard, but it's battery life is too short.

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.net)

Huawei MateBook 13 (i7-8565U, GeForce MX150) Laptop Review

 

A GPU beast. Don't let its diminutive size fool you — this 3:2 13.0-inch laptop is equipped with a much faster GPU than your typical Ultrabook. Huawei's latest offering is supposed to be a mid-range product, but its unique build and specifications are...

MateDock 2 docking station included in box ; impressive GPU performance for the size ; large keyboard keys and trackpad ; faster than the MateBook X Pro ; silent during low-medium loads ; high quality 3:2 touchscreen ; normal webcam placement

right USB-C port does not support AC adapter charging ; moderate-heavy uneven backlight bleeding ; cannot recharge and game simultaneously ; keys could be firmer; shallow travel ; high-pitched fans when gaming ; limited to 8 GB of soldered RAM ;...

The MateBook 13 is priced slightly lower than the flagship MateBook X Pro because it's supposed to be a lower-tier option. In reality, it actually outperforms the X Pro while keeping the super-thin and attractive chassis design intact. We're not just...

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : ZDNet Editors (zdnet.com)

Huawei MateBook 13, BlackBerry KEY2 LE, Honor View 20, and more: Reviews round-up | ZDNet

 

From Huawei's MacBook Air rival to the new Palm and a taxi cab dash cam, we take a look at the kit our reviewers sampled in January.

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : Brian Fagioli (betanews.com)

HUAWEI MateBook 13 laptop [Review]

 

There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all laptop. Sure, there are some computers that are built for general use and should meet the needs of many, but due to personal preferences, there will never be an overall consensus on style, size, or price....

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : Brad Linder (liliputing.com)

Huawei launches MateBook 13 Whiskey Lake-U laptop with NFC

 

Huawei's latest laptop is a thin and light model with a 13.3 inch display featuring a 3:2 aspect ratio, an Intel Whiskey Lake-U processor, an integrated fingerprint sensor, and NFC support.

Nov, 2018

Expert review by (tomsguide.com)

Huawei's MateBook 13 Looks Like a Real MacBook Air Killer

 

The MateBook 13 makes a strong first impression. It's cheaper than the MacBook Air, has a faster processor and offers a better keyboard.

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