Huawei has released refreshed models for its MateBook X and MateBook 14 lineups, following their initial launch in China earlier this year. The MateBook X packs Intel’s 10th-generation chips, while the MateBook D14 gets refreshed with AMD’s Ryzen 4800H processors.
The MateBook X is a more portable variant of the MateBook X Pro, packing a smaller 13-inch, 3000 x 2000 display, as well as an incredibly thin-and-light body that tops out at 13.6mm at its thickest point. To get the notebook that thin, Huawei deleted the internal fan that’s usually used in notebooks to dissipate heat, relying instead on heat pipes to remove the heat generated by the laptop.
The laptop is also incredibly light, measuring just a hair over 1 kilo in weight. Because of the relative thinness of the notebook, you only get two USB Type-C ports, both acting as the charging port for the laptop.
Other new features include a bigger trackpad that supports “full haptic feedback”, and an NFC tag that allows sharing and connectivity options via Huawei Share. Full specs for the notebook include up to 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage via an SSD. Huawei laptop staples, like the hidden webcam as well as the integrated fingerprint scanner in the power button, are still present in this new model, and the laptop is slated to come in four colors: silver, green, blue, and pink.
European pricing for the MateBook X comes in at €1799 or Php 103.9K for the Core i7 model, while the Core i5 model is slated to retail for around €1599, or Php 92.3K. Take note that Euro pricing is usually higher than local pricing for Huawei’s products.
The MateBook D14 meanwhile gets AMD’s new Ryzen 4800H processors, along with 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD drive. The MateBook 14 true to its name, still packs a 14-inch 1440p resolution panel with a 3:2 aspect ratio. Overall its design is still similar to the one we’ve reviewed in the past, though options will also include a Ryzen 5 4600H variant with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.
The price for the MateBook D14 come at €1049 (Php 60.6K) for the top-tier Ryzen 7 4800H variant with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD storage. The Ryzen 5 4600H model that comes with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage will retail for €949 (Php 54.8K), while the Ryzen 5 4600H model with half the RAM and storage goes for €849 (Php 49K).