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MateBook X and 14 - FeaturedApart from a couple of new earbuds and smartwatches, Huawei had saved the best for last in its recently-concluded “Seamless AI Life” Product Launch with two new additions to the MateBook series – MateBook X 2020 and MateBook 14 2020.

MateBook X 2020

MateBook X - Featured 1The MateBook X 2020 boasts a metal unibody design and is the world’s first notebook with an Infinite FullView Display with no wrap around its frame and is smaller than an A4-sized paper. It will be available in several colors – Silver Frost, Sakura Pink, Interstellar Blue, and Forest Green.

MateBook X - 02The 3K LTPS touchscreen offers 400 nits of brightness, 100% sRGB coverage, and a pixel density of 278ppi. It’s got invisible speakers with two tweeters and two woofers to deliver immersive audio, on-edge dual microphones with a sound pickup range of 5 meters, AI-assisted reverb, and echo removal, and a new cooling system.

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MateBook X - 13Its keyboard offers 1.3mm key travel distance, and the new touchpad has 26% more area, and now has the Huawei share tag built-in for fast detection and quick connection. It’s got 8 Piezoelectric Plates and Full Haptic Feedback.

MateBook X 08Under the hood is a 10th Generation Intel Core processor. For connectivity, you get Wi-Fi 6. MateBook X 2020 also has two USB-C ports, comes with a 65W portable fast-charger, and supports SuperCharge for compatible phones and tablets.

MateBook X - 06As for battery life, it’s up to 9 hours of local video playback or 9 hours of file editing. You also get Huawei Share, allowing for seamless multi-screen collaboration and file-sharing across compatible devices.

MateBook 14

MateBook 14 - Featured 2The 15.9mm thin MateBook 14 weighs 1.49kg and packs a 2K FullView touchscreen. Under the hood is an AMD Ryzen 4000 series processor, up to 16GB of RAM, and up to 512GB of storage. It comes in two colors – Mystic Silver and Space Gray.

MateBook 14 - 01For improved thermal performance, the device employs the new Huawei Shark Fin Fan that boasts 40% thicker blades, 49% more blades, and utilizes ultra-slim high-density S-shaped blades to increase airflow.

MateBook 14 - 02The dual fan and dual heat pipe design combined with a 15% reduction in mainboard size increases airflow by 39% and improves heat dissipation. There’s two USB 3.2 ports, a USB-C port, an HDMI port, and a 3.5 headphone jack. It’s equipped with a 56Wh battery.

Pricing and Availability

MateBook X

  • i7 + 16GB + 512GB = 1799 Euros
  • i5 + 16GB + 512GB = 1599 Euros

MateBook 14

  • R5 4600H + 8GB + 256GB = 849 Euros
  • R5 4600H + 16GB + 512GB = 949 Euros
  • R7 4800H + 16GB + 512GB (Touchscreen) = 1049 Euros

Global availability for both devices is set for October 2020.

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Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.