Our opinion on this Huawei MateBook 14s
The nomadic Ultrabook Huawei MateBook 14s offering a 9-hour battery life benefits from fast 1 TB SSD storage which reinforces its responsiveness as well as a 14-inch 2.5K sRGB screen with more faithful colors than the average ready for High Definition and touchscreen in 3:2 format . This thin and light laptop with an elegant and discreet aluminum design is powerful thanks to its 16 GB of RAM and its Intel Tiger Lake-H Quad Core i7 processor with Iris Xe graphics solution capable of running modest games. This versatile laptop also benefits from a backlit keyboard, a biometric reader or even connectivity with Wi-Fi ax and USB-C Thunderbolt 4. In addition, it comes with a backpack for the laptop. transportation.
Best known price: 1049€
Features of this Huawei MateBook 14s
|Screen(s)||14.2” 2.5K 3:2 400cd/m² 1500:1 touchscreen 100% sRGB IPS finned edges overclock 90Hz (2520×1680, glossy)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-11370H Tiger Lake (3.3 GHz, 4 cores)|
|RAM installed||16 GB DDR4 2400 MHz (soldered)|
|Graphic card||Intel Iris Xe integrated into the processor|
|Storage||M.2 SSD from 1 to (NVMe PCIe)|
|Login||1 USB 3.2 + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C + 1 USB-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 1.4b|
|Networks||6-axis Wi-Fi (2×2), Bluetooth 5.1|
|Windows Hello||Yes, via fingerprint reader|
|Audio system||4 speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64 bit|
|Announced autonomy / Battery||9 hours / Li-Polymer 60Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.43kg / 313.82 x 229.76 x 16.7|
This Huawei MateBook 14s against the competition
This Huawei MateBook 14s is currently showing in Promotion at Baker and offers an interesting configuration/price ratio for its category where it is one of the only ones to offer such a high-performance processor and graphics solution with such a large capacity SSD and such a high-definition screen with such faithful colors. is tactile, and supplied with a backpack.
Chassis, connectors, screen of this Huawei MateBook 14s
With its thin and light aluminum alloy design, this laptop sports a sober and elegant look.
The connectivity integrated into this versatile Ultrabook is good, including 2 USB-C including 1 Thunderbolt 4, Bluetooth 5.1 and Wi-Fi ax wireless modules (newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac) to communicate and connect remotely, a practical HDMI video output to easily connect this PC to a TV or a monitor for example, an audio port or even 1 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers of up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you plug in a USB 3.0 device.
As a biometric reader is integrated, you can authenticate yourself by fingerprint recognition, and this via Windows Hello technology.
The chiclet keyboard can of course be backlit, which is practical for better distinguishing its keys in a dimly lit environment.
The screen is of particular interest to those who wish to obtain a much more comfortable display in height than the classic 16:9 because it adopts a much more square 3:2 format. In addition, the screen is well suited to (Very) High Definition content such as videos because it adopts a 2.5K definition higher than Full HD. In addition, the colorimetry offered by the screen is more faithful than the average because it promises to comply with the sRGB space.
The screen is also distinguished by the fact that by the combination of Fn+R keys, one can increase the frequency of the screen from 60Hz to 90Hz to improve fluidity. It is also distinguished by its multi-touch tactile technology allowing interaction with the system and the software by simple application of at least one finger on it, and this by pressure/gestures. If this Ultrabook cannot be converted into a Tablet because it cannot open 360°, the tactile aspect involves a glossy treatment that is more sensitive to reflections in a bright environment (eg outdoors).
Performance, autonomy of this Huawei MateBook 14s
This Huawei MateBook 14s is a thin and light compact High Definition laptop designed for everyday general-purpose use.
Nomads will appreciate that it can last about 9 hours on battery in light use, which is all the more significant as this Ultrabook is easy to transport thanks to its compactness, lightness and finesse.
To do this, this versatile laptop relies on energy-efficient components such as its SSD storage with a large capacity of 1 to compete with hard drives in this area.
First compared to the latter, let us recall the advantages provided by an SSD: silent operation, greater resistance to shocks, reduced energy consumption and greater velocity.
In practice, the SSD provides much better fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis than a simple hard drive. Thanks to the SSD, on the snapshot for example, much faster starts / stops, processing and launches of software, or even a faster arrival on the cards of online games.
Best known price: 1049€
Despite the absence of a dedicated on-board graphics card, it is indeed possible to watch photos and videos but also to play modest titles thanks to the Intel Iris Xe graphics solution (which we tested) integrated into the processor. A reduction in the definition of the screen will be necessary in particular, the 2.5K requiring more calculations from the part of the GPU than the Full HD.
It is the Quad Core i7-11370H Intel Tiger Lake-H which welcomes within it the Iris Xe, processor here associated with 16 GB of RAM to deliver solid general performance able to satisfy a maximum of users. This core notably guarantees faster processing than a low-power Quad Core and 8 GB DDR4. We particularly feel the difference under demanding work in CPU and RAM resources taking advantage of multicore, such as photo editing or video editing.