Huawei MateBook 13 Review, Specifications and Features

The sibling of premium Matebook X Pro, the Huawei Matebook 13 is more powerful and cheaper too. Huawei’s Matebook X Pro was a lot similar to the Apple’s MacBook Pro. Now, Huawei has targeted MacBook Air. Yes, MateBook 13 looks a lot like MacBook Air, it has a slim silver aluminum framework, glossy display, limited port arrangement, even key colors are a lot like MacBook Air. This is all about the look, the specifications and features are distinct.

MateBook 13 comes with “Intel’s Core i7-8565U” processor, where the model is also available in a second version that is “Intel’s Core i5-8265U”. The model Core i7 is correlative with “Nvidia GeForce MX 150” separate graphics chip which isn’t in the second version. The gadget has 8GB LPDDR3 memory of 2,1333 MHz, 512 Stick-shaped SSD and a one-touch power key with fingerprint reading capability located near the upper-right corner of the keyboard. The device can be purchased online from Microsoft, Amazon, and Newegg and is expected to be available offline within the next few weeks.

Features & Specifications of Huawei MateBook 13

Processor: Intel Core i7-8565U & Intel Core i5-8265U quad-core processor.

Memory: 8GB LPDDR3 memory of 2,1333 MHz.

Storage: 256 GB & 512 GB NVMe PCle SSD.

Graphics: Intel UHD 620 & Nvidia GeForce MX150.

Display: 13 Inches IPS, Touch screen.

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home.

Ports: 2 Type C USB 3.0 and 3.5mm for headphone/mic.

Battery: 56Wh.

Camera: 1 MP.

Colors: Space Gray, Mystic Silver.

MateBook 13 Display & Design

The device has diagonally 13 inches super-slim display. With a screen resolution of 2,160 x 1,440 and 195ppi pixel’s density which offers a 178-degree angle viewing. The display itself relies on a touch-enabled IPS panel and 100% RGB color space. The screen also has a contrast ratio of 1,000:1 and 300 nits maximum brightness.

MateBook 13 Keyboard layout

MateBook has an edge to edge keyboard, which looks very attractive. The keyboard is placed about eighth of an inch space from each side. Keys are large with white backlighting which provide a great experience while typing.  There are separate function keys for media, brightness, and much more.

MateBook 13 Speaker & its placement

The MateBook laptop has a pair of speakers at the bottom side which throws sound away from the user’s ear. The pair of speakers is of two-watt which provides a stable and prosperous sound without vibration even at full blast.

MateBook 13 Processor performance

Its Intel Core i7-8565U processor is of the 8th generation, and its 8GB RAM offers excellent performance. Even with multiple tasks, there is no slowdown occurs that means you can perform various tasks at a time.

Overall Positive and Negative Points of MateBook 13


•    Attractive Design.

•    Super-slim and Lightweight.

•    Powerful Performance.

•    Colorful sharp and Brilliant Display.

•    Good Sound.

•    Comfortable keyboard.

•    The first device with Latest Intel Whiskey Lake chip.


•    Average battery performance.

•    No USB-A port.

•    No MicroSD or SD card reader.

•    Security risk according to U.S government.

The MateBook 13 is a great gadget for gamers, professionals, and editors. Although no microSD and USB-A port is a problem but still going by the first look, you’ll fall in love with this powerful and beautiful gadget.

Peter Rose is a creative person who has been writing blogs and articles about cyber security. He writes about the latest updates regarding and how it can improve the work experience of users. His articles have been published in many popular e-magazines, blogs and websites.

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