How to choose a Huawei matebook computer ?
Huawei is a well-known brand in the smartphone market. It remains unknown in the world of laptops. Yet, the manufacturer currently offers a wide range of high performance laptops. It also keeps its historical positioning in terms of price.
Nevertheless, the catalog also contains premium models targeting ultrabook fans.
What is a MateBook ?
A MateBook is a laptop produced and marketed by Huawei. The term actually refers to the Chinese manufacturer’s range of laptops. It designates several series, each with its own advantages, such as the HUAWEI MateBook 16s Price or the MateBook E in practicality. The brand launched its first laptop in February 2016, on the eve of the MWC (Mobile World Congress) show.
Since then, it has released a wide variety of models ranging from entry-level to premium segment.
Given the diversity of products available, it is now quite difficult to choose a Huawei MateBook computer. However, the public was surprised by the announcement of the phone manufacturer’s entry into the laptop market. Rumors about it have been circulating long before 2016.
That said, they were only taken seriously after the MateBook brand was registered in September 2015.
Retroactively, the media believes that this diversification had already been teased by Yu Chengdong, CEO of’Huawei Consumer Business Group. Indeed, the executive said that the company needed more efficient computers from early 2015. Moreover, he did not rule out the idea of turning to this sector in the future.
The rumors were then confirmed by the official announcement and launch of the first MateBook running Windows 10.
Which Huawei MateBook computer to choose ?
For choosing a Huawei MateBook computer, you need to anticipate its use and identify your expectations. The brand actually offers a complete range of laptops in 13, 14 and 16 inch versions. In addition, you get a 2-in-1 device with the MateBook E. So you have the opportunity to find a PC that can match your preferences and needs.
The price-performance ratio is one of the advantages of the MateBook D16. However, this laptop may not be suitable for mobile users and ultrabook enthusiasts. You should, in this case, opt for a MateBook 16s or 14s. This laptop has a ten-hour battery life when playing video.
The 16S model has the same strengths by improving the configuration of the MateBook 16.
The MateBook 16S features an Intel Core i7-12700H processor, a 3:2 thin-edge display topped with a 1080p webcam, among other things. It also stands out for the accuracy of the screen colorimetry and the responsiveness of the touchpad. For its part, the Huawei MateBook D16 is distinguished by its resistant chassis and its screen inherited from the MagicBook Pro.
The model is also compatible with fast charging.
What budget to plan for ?
The price is often a decisive criterion for choosing a choosing a Huawei MateBook. In the catalog of the brand, you have a wide choice of prices ranging from 550 to 1 600 euros. The MateBook E PC/tablet is available from 550 euros in its version equipped with an Intel Core i3 CPU.
For this price, you get a 2 in 1 computer with Windows 11 and a 12.6″ 2.5K OLED screen.
You will, however, have to plan in the 1,600 euros for a MateBook 16s, positioned in the premium segment. This price allows you to get a laptop with good autonomy and a powerful configuration :
- Intel Evo i7-12700H CPU;
- 16 GB RAM;
- 1TB storage;
- 16-inch 2.5K touchscreen;
- AZERTY keyboard;
- Windows Home.
Between the two, you can also opt for a Huawei MateBook D 16 offered from 900 euros. This laptop has a 16-inch non-touch screen, an Intel Core i5 CPU, 16GB of RAM and 512GB of ROM. It offers excellent value for money.
If you prefer the MateBook 16 version, the price will increase to about 1,100 euros. All in all, plan in the :
- 550 to 600 euros for a 2-in-1 laptop without keyboard;
- 900 to 1,100 euros, for a high-performance laptop, without a touch screen ;
- 1,600 to 1,700 euros for a high-end model with touch screen.
Prices may increase depending on the customization options and the services included. Nevertheless, these offers often include accessories or an extended warranty.