Not to throw shade at Apple but if Huawei continues to provide consumers with great alternatives to Macbooks, the Cupertino-giant needs to do so much better. At $999 or Php52,000, the newly announced Matebook 13 lets you have an updated Intel quad-core CPU, a large & accurate display in a lightweight chassis.
Huawei took the chance at CES 2019 to unveil the latest MacBook Air competitor featuring a 13-inch IPS 1440p display capable of 100% sRGB and 300 nits. It has an 88% screen-to-body ratio as opposed to the 82% on the Apple variant.
Huawei Matebook 13 Specs
In case you’re wondering, the Matebook 13 seems to be the generational upgrade to the Matebook X and an affordable version of the Matebook X Pro. Aside from the display, it comes with the latest Core i5-8265U for the base model together with 8GB LPDDR3 RAM and 256GB PCIe SSD storage. While the top model will feature a Core i7-8565U, 512GB PCIe SSD, and a dedicated NVIDIA MX150 rated at 25W.
With a 41.7Wh battery in tow, the company claims 10 hours of video playback on the base model and 9 hours for the top variant.
Port selection is somewhat ok with two USB Type-C ports — one capable of power and data pass with the other for data and display. The laptop charges thru its 65W power adapter but also capable of 18W charging over Type-C. Although we’re unsure if this will hit retail stores but the model comes with a MateDock 2 out of the box for converting USB Type-C to Type-A and DVI.
The Matebook 13 features an all-aluminum build with a dimension of 286 x 211 x 15.0 mm while weighing 1.27kg. Two colors will be available: Mystic Silver (i5 model) and Space Grey (i7 model).
Huawei Matebook 13 Official Price Philippines
Huawei didn’t reveal when it’ll hit the shelves but pricing for the top model is at $1299 or Php68,000 before taxes.