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Huawei launches HUAWEI MateBook 13 AMD Edition

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Huawei today announced the HUAWEI MateBook 13 AMD Edition, the latest addition to the ultra-portable all-rounder notebook line-up. The AMD Ryzen™ 5 processor embedded in the latest Huawei notebook ensures powerful performance whenever the users are in school, at work, or out and about.  Designed for young professionals, the 13-inch notebook combines the HUAWEI FullView Display, incredible portability and premium build quality with Huawei Share capabilities such as Multi-screen Collaboration to drive maximum experience across all user scenarios.

The HUAWEI MateBook Series represents both Huawei’s experience in mobile innovation and its commitment to creating products of the highest quality. HUAWEI MateBook 13 AMD Edition features the series’ signature design and a 2K HUAWEI FullView display that comes with an 88 per cent screen-to-body ratio, and is powered by the Ryzen 5 3500U processor as well as Radeon™ Vega 8 Graphics. Cooling is handled by a shark fin-inspired cooling system that comprises low-noise, high-performance fans. The Multi-screen Collaboration feature enabled by Huawei Share lets users take full advantage of multi-device setups. Young professionals will find in the new HUAWEI MateBook 13 AMD Edition a powerful companion that enables them to be more productive anytime, anywhere.

“As one of the primary productivity devices that consumers use on a daily basis, notebooks play a major role in our All-scenario Seamless AI Life strategy.” said Wang Yinfeng, President of PC and Tablet Business, Huawei Consumer BG. “In the future, smart devices regardless of form factors will all be interconnected, all working collaboratively for the benefit of consumers. With the new Multi-screen Collaboration feature in the new HUAWEI MateBook 13 AMD Edition, we are taking a step closer towards that direction, offering consumers tomorrow’s experiences today, in a powerful, portable and refined package.”

The ultra-slim FullView productivity enabler

The HUAWEI MateBook 13 AMD Edition takes the HUAWEI FullView design to the next level with an industry-leading screen-to-body ratio of 88 per cent[1]. With side bezels measuring 4.4mm[2] each, the HUAWEI MateBook 13 AMD Edition offers an expansive viewing experience without compromising on the portability. The 3:2 aspect ratio also provides more vertical screen space than its 16:9 counterparts, and is more suited for productivity apps such as word processors.

 

The resolution of the display on a notebook plays a key role in delivering a quality user experience. Therefore, a high-resolution display has been a staple of Huawei’s notebooks since the very beginning. The new HUAWEI MateBook 13 AMD Edition features a 2K display (2160x1440 at 200ppi) with a contrast ratio of 1000:1 and supports 100 per cent of the RGB colour gamut[3]. Content across all media types are displayed vivid details with impeccable colour accuracy and responsiveness.

HUAWEI MateBook 13 AMD Edition features a metallic, minimalist design. The edges are smoothly curved with aluminium chamfers cut with CNC diamond cutting. With dimensions of 286 x 211 x 14.9mm and a weight of about 1.31kg[4], the notebook is in the ideal form factor for users who are always on the go.

Exceptional hardware delivering stable and powerful performance

The HUAWEI MateBook 13 is powered by an AMD Ryzen 5 3500U processor and Radeon Vega 8 Graphics. Everything from word processing to video rendering can be done quickly and efficiently while on the go thanks to Huawei’s targeted optimisations that unleash the full potential of the hardware. The notebook is also equipped with dual-channel DDR4 RAM and a high-speed PCIe NVMe SSD to provide adequate memory and storage for even the most demanding tasks.

With performance comes a need for proper cooling. The HUAWEI MateBook 13 AMD Edition features an advanced cooling system that uses the HUAWEI Shark Fin 2.0. Inspired by its namesake, the fans spin at a high rate to create a high airflow for maximum cooling performance. In addition, the Intelligent filtering solution monitors temperature change in real time, ensuring stable performance with minimal noise at all times.

The ultimate user experience

To help users embrace the all-connected, all-scenario future, Huawei developed the Multi-screen Collaboration feature. As one of the capabilities enabled by Huawei Share, Multi-screen Collaboration[5] delivers a seamless multi-device user experience.

Multi-screen Collaboration makes not only cross-device file transfers easier than ever; it eliminates the physical limitations between a Windows PC and an Android smartphone, allowing users to seamlessly control two devices simultaneously on a single display. Peripherals connected to the HUAWEI MateBook can also conveniently be used as input devices for the smartphone. The laptop is able to share more advanced office applications with your phone to uncover a brand new office experience that includes the phone, for a much more secure and convenient office environment.

To match the device unlocking experience that today’s smartphones offer, Huawei optimised the BIOS firmware on the HUAWEI MateBook 13 AMD Edition for speed. The Fingerprint Power Button[6] has an integrated fingerprint reader that authenticates the user’s identity on power up, so users can securely boot into Windows with just one press.

Designed to support a highly mobile workforce, the HUAWEI MateBook 13 AMD Edition comes with a 65W USB-C pocket charger that supports a range of charging outputs. As well as using the power adapter to charge your notebook, it also supports HUAWEI Super Charge for certain phones[7].

As a new generation MateBook product, HUAWEI MateBook 13 AMD Edition is a natural extension of Huawei’s all-connected device strategy. Besides creating a powerful ultra-light notebook, Huawei remains fully committed to developing integrated solutions that bring together smartphones, PCs and other devices to deliver the ultimate PC user experience.

Availability

The HUAWEI MateBook 13 AMD Edition is available now from the Huawei Store (8GB RAM, 256GB Storage, RRP: £699) and selected retailers (8GB RAM, 512GB Storage, RRP: £749).

For more information, please visit: https://consumer.huawei.com/uk/laptops/matebook-13-amd/

[1] Data obtained from Huawei labs. The screen-to-body ratio is calculated by dividing the active area (AA) by the touch panel (TP) area. The actual screen-to-body ratio may vary.

[2] Data obtained from Huawei labs. The actual product size may vary depending on the product's configuration, manufacturing techniques, and calculation methods.

[3] Typical value

[4] Data obtained from Huawei labs. The thickness does not include the foot pads and the actual product thickness may vary. Data comes from Huawei labs. The weight of the notebook with an integrated graphics card is 1.31 kg. The actual product weight may vary according to the product's configuration, manufacturing techniques, and calculation methods.

[5]This function is only available on HUAWEI MateBook 13 with PC Manager version 10.0.2.99 or above and with relative drivers. Only compatible with certain NFC-enabled HUAWEI or HONOR smartphones running EMUI 10 (or Magic UI 3.0) or above.

[6] This function is only available on HUAWEI MateBook 13 with PC Manager version 9.1 or above and with relative drivers.

[7] The 65 W charger is compatible with the following HUAWEI SuperCharge phones: HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro, HUAWEI Mate 30, HUAWEI P30 Pro, HUAWEI Mate X, HUAWEI nova 5, and HUAWEI nova 5 Pro. Huawei is planning to update this list soon. The actual charging performance may vary with the phone system. Update your phone to the latest version to get the best charging experience. The 65 W charger supports many output standards including 5 V/2 A, 9 V/2 A, 12 V/2 A, 15 V/3 A, 20 V/3.25 A. The actual output varies depending on the device.



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Mine was delivered couple weeks back, got it for a discount on pre-order with a free watch and laptop bag. Got to say, I'm really impressed!

Early days but build quality seems really good, battery good enough for my needs and that screen is superb!