Huawei Matebook 14s, beauty and the beast in one laptop [TECH REVIEW]

Its metal body, original color, screen and performance meet the expectations of the most demanding users.

The first things you’ll notice about the Matebook 14s are its thinness (16.7mm) and lightness (1.43kg). Then, it will seduce you with its softness and that light green that Huawei calls Spruce Green.

If you run your hand along all sides of the Matebook 14s, you won’t find any roughness, on the contrary, the touch is cool, smooth, pleasant.

The rugged aluminum alloy body of the laptop, while thin, does not appear fragile. The power button, located on the right side above the keyboard, is shared with the fingerprint sensor. Biometric authentication is therefore fast and secure.

What’s in the box, unboxing Huawei Matebook 14s.

The Huawei Matebook 14s comes with Windows 10 Home preinstalled and will be upgraded to Windows 11. As soon as it opened, I connected it with my smartphone.

I activated bluetooth and NFC on the smartphone, Huawei P40 Pro, and placed it on the keyboard. The laptop detected it and got connected in a few simple steps. In this way, you can take advantage of the multi-screen collaboration option. To test the connection between the devices, I went to the photo gallery and moved a few photos and a short video to the laptop by simply selecting them in the smartphone window and dragging them to the desktop.

You can use multi-screen collaboration not only for smartphone connections, but also for tablets, smart monitors or other devices, and you can switch audio from one device to another if you use a pair. wireless headphones.

The Matebook 14s has an explicit tutorial on the desktop from which you learn how to connect between devices.

The display is a 14.2 inch LTPS touchscreen in 3: 2 aspect ratio, with super thin bezels that achieves a 90% screen-to-body ratio. The 2520 x 1680 (213 PPI) resolution is huge for the screen size, and the 90Hz refresh rate makes browsing smooth no matter what. High 400 nits brightness, 100% sRGB color gamut, 1500: 1 contrast and 1.07 billion colors make the screen look crisp, vibrant and beautiful from any angle. you watch it.

The 10-point touchscreen is a big plus, combining the capabilities of a laptop and tablet when needed. The screen is also compatible with writing / drawing / PEN note.

The laptop is equipped with the new Intel Core processor. i5-11300H High performance 11th generation processor, integrated Intel Iris X graphics, 16GB RAM and 512GB fast SSD storage.

High performance mode can be activated by pressing the shortcut Fn + P, which increases the processor TDP to 45 W. You can also go to Huawei Manger and activate it from there.

On the connectivity side, we have ports: 2xUSB-C, 1xUSB-A, 1xHDMI and a jack. Regarding wireless, the MateBook 14s is equipped with Wi-Fi6 (802.11a / b / g / n / ac / ax, 160 MHz), dual-band (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz), 2 × 2 MIMO and Bluetooth 5.1.

Since we’re talking about specs, let’s talk about performance. UserBenchmark’s test placed the laptop in the category of nuclear submarines. Beyond the labels, the Matebook 14s can easily replace a desktop system and even be used for gaming.

Here is what the UserBenchmark test says, I quote:

  • “With a brilliant score for a single core, this processor is aimed at businesses: it demolishes everyday tasks like browsing the web, office applications and running audio / video content. Plus, it can replace an entry-level workstation and even handle the lighter load of a server. With a score of 79.7%, this processor is well suited for supporting 3D games.

  • “337% is an exceptional score for an SSD. This storage is well suited for heavy use on workstations and will facilitate fast (system) booting, short response time in applications, and enable fast file transfers up to the size of a gigabit.

  • “16 GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and more than enough for almost any game. The 16 GB allows the system to have a very large cache for software development and processing photos and videos. “

To support this performance and not be noisy, the Huawei Shark’s slim fan system has been upgraded for more efficient and quieter cooling.

The keyboard provides a comfortable and pleasant working experience. Although the laptop is compact, the key stroke is 1.5mm and Huawei’s patented Soft-landing design provides tactile feedback and makes using the Huawei MateBook 14s enjoyable during long periods of work. The mouse pad is large, responsive and precise to the controls.

The HUAWEI MateBook 14s is equipped with new HUAWEI SOUND technology, supported by four speakers, including two tweeters and two woofers, which reproduce powerful bass and clear highs. The speakers support Huawei’s sound field reproduction algorithms to deliver superior sound quality.

The four microphones on the edges pick up sound from up to 5 meters away, and AI noise cancellation technology brings clarity to every sound. The HUAWEI MateBook 14s also offers the industry’s first voice enhancement technology, which eliminates ambient noise while capturing the user’s voice, so it can be heard loud and clear during calls or meetings. .

For live conferences, an HD (720p) camera is available.

In the PCMark (Modern Office) battery test, it got almost 13 hours of battery life.

As the laptop is small and light, the 90W charger is just the size of a smartphone charger. It is even compatible with HUAWEI SuperCharge technology for some Huawei smartphones and tablets.

As for charging, the laptop can work for up to 3 hours with a 15-minute charge. A full charge of the battery from 0 to 100% takes about an hour. Battery life and charging are the strengths of the laptop.

The Huawei MateBook 14s stands out with its ultra-thin design, excellent overall performance, and smart collaboration with other devices to help users in their daily activities and allow them to express their creativity more easily.

Those interested can order the HUAWEI MateBook 14s for a suggested retail price of 6,499 lei and receive a HUAWEI speaker, backpack and Huawei bluetooth mouse, as well as an extended 3-year product warranty. The offer is valid until December 1 at and at partner retailers from November 22 to December 6.

Article produced with the support of Huawei.