Although Huawei is known as a smartphone manufacturer, since July 2017 it has made a full-fledged entry into the domestic PC market and is steadily gaining popularity. The new product “HUAWEI MateBook 13” released on March 15 is one that makes us feel that its popularity will further accelerate. While equipped with the latest 8th generation Intel Core processor, the Core i5 installed model realizes COSPA of 90,000 yen with tax Even higher-level models have a sense of value when compared to comparable models of other companies, and maybe a favorite replacement for students and businessmen who are starting a new life.
Beautiful design comparable to luxury machines and 2K full view display
“HUAWEI MateBook 13” adopts a dark gray metal body named “Space Gray”. A diamond-cut Huawei logo is casually engraved on the top. First of all, I am attracted by the compact size of the A4 size. Compared in detail, the width is slightly shorter than A4. It seems that even a small business bag can be put in with plenty of room. The edge is rounded and fits comfortably when lifted.
The biggest attraction of this model is the full-view display that expands when opened. A surface occupancy rate of 88% is achieved by an extremely narrow bezel of about 4.4mm in the narrowest part. The high-definition screen display is possible with 2K (2160 × 1440 / 200ppi) resolution, color gamut that covers 100% sRGB, and a high contrast ratio of 1000: 1. It is also characterized by an aspect ratio of 3: 2.
As you can see when you actually do the work, the vertical length reduces the frequency of scrolling and allows you to use a multitasking work area.
Practical design and functions that emphasize work efficiency
Although the thickness is as thin as about 14.9mm, the keyboard has a surprisingly solid keystroke feeling. The keystroke is about 1.2mm, which is deep as a butterfly keyboard. Also, I’m happy that the touchpad is secured wider. I was able to easily do fine work in an environment without a mouse.
What surprised me “at this price range!” Was the power button integrated with the fingerprint sensor? Once set, you can unlock it instantly by simply placing your finger on the power button on the login screen. Not only is it secure, but it also saves you time, and it’s a bad feature if you don’t use it.
While recent mobile notebook PCs have become easier to carry due to their smaller size and thinner, many people may be unhappy with the interface being too clean. The “HUAWEI MateBook 13” also has a minimum number of connectors and has only one USB-C on the left and right sides (charging + data transfer, video output + data transfer), and an earphone jack.
Instead, the “HUAWEI MateBook 13” is standard on all models, and includes Huawei’s genuine dog station “HUAWEI MateDock 2” with HDMI / VGA / USB-A / USB-C terminals. This will not seem inconvenient to connect anywhere.
Sense of unity with mobile terminals that become a habit!
The continuous drive time of the battery, which can be said to be the lifeline of the PC, is approximately 14.7 hours based on JEITA 2.0 standards. I tried carrying it around without charging, but I could use it comfortably without worrying about running out of battery all day. By the way, the charging charger is compatible with other USB-C-equipped devices, so if you carry one, you can use it to charge a smartphone, tablet, or mobile battery. Because it corresponds to the quick charge that can charge about 2.5 hours in 15 minutes, it is very useful.
One of the unique features of Huawei is “OneHop” of “Huawei Share 3.0” using NFC. This means that you can transfer photo data by bringing the company’s smartphone (equipped with NFC, EMUI 9.0 or later OS) closer to the NFC on the right side of the mouse pad on the PC. Compared to common means such as connecting with a cable to retrieve data or uploading to the cloud for access, it takes little effort and time.
Even more convenient is the ability to transfer the capture screen from your PC to your smartphone. Although both PCs and smartphones are made by Huawei, the feeling that each data can be shared seamlessly is comfortable and addictive. It seems to be highly practical for both work and private use.
What I felt after actually working with “HUAWEI MateBook 13” is that it is an excellent mobile notebook PC, but has successfully overcome the elements that tend to be sacrificed by the trade-off between “small and thin”. Of course, the usability of the keyboard, touchpad, and interface is well designed from the user’s perspective. Like “OneHop” of “Huawei Share 3.0”, it is also attractive that there is a function only because of “HUAWEI MateBook”. You can expect a high performance that could not be done by a PC called the previous COSPA model.
Huawei mate book 13 review