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Buying a Huawei laptop: a guide to choosing the best model



Some predicted that they would end up being extinguished by tablets, but it has been just the opposite. Laptops are experiencing a renaissance because in the end logic has prevailed: for many, a touch screen cannot replace a keyboard and mouse in productive tasks. And for those who want both, Huawei also has the solution.

There is an increase in sales of this type of device, in part because they have become fashionable and art again due to the increase in teleworking. Huawei itself has improved its sales in recent times of this type of device.

Many people need to buy a laptop to work at home or study, but choosing one is not easy. That is why we have prepared this Huawei laptop buying guide, to choose the best model.

Huawei laptops are among the best on the market. They use state-of-the-art hardware, are well optimized and trouble-free. They are thin and weigh little, so they are ideal for use anywhere, take to work or go to university.

Huawei has several ranges with different objectives. We are going to see how they differ, as well as a description of the models currently in the catalogue.

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Are Huawei laptops blocked by the United States?

The entire catalog of Huawei laptops sold in Spain does not have any type of lock.

They come with Windows 11 out of the box and have the latest processors from AMD and Intel, as well as graphics chips from NVIDIA.

In addition, on PC there are no mobile limitations when it comes to installing operating systems and apps.

Don’t worry, you can install whatever system and apps you want on them.

What kind of laptops are they?

Huawei laptops fall into the category of Notebooks. Ultra-slim, lightweight laptops that are ideal for carrying and using on the go.

They are designed to study, work, and perform daily tasksincluding viewing multimedia content such as Netflix or Amazon Prime Video.

Although all of them can run games, it is not their function.

They are not gaming laptopsbut the most powerful ones can handle most games without problems, albeit with average graphic quality.

How are your four ranges different?

All Huawei laptops are MateBook, to differentiate them from tablets, which are MatePad.

In Spain three different ranges are sold: Standard MateBook, MateBook D, and MateBook Pro. The MateBook E it is discontinued, but can still be found in some stores.

MateBook E

Is about convertible computersthat is, they can be used as laptops or tablets, because they have a touch screen and all the hardware is in the side screen, so the keyboard can be detached.

But it’s still a Windows PC, not an Android tablet.

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The MateBook E They are no longer in the official Huawei catalog, but they can still be found in some stores, that’s why we are talking about them.

MateBook D

They are usually lighter laptops, with less powerful hardware (and also cheaper) than the MateBookalbeit with a larger screen.

They are ideal for working or studying anywhere, since they are very comfortable to transport. But they suffer a bit when carrying out demanding tasks (graphic editing, games, etc).

mate book

They are Huawei SUVs. Powerful PCs that are good for everything: office automation, studies, graphic editing, games

They are intended for people who use the laptop for different tasks, or want a versatile model that offers good performance in any situation.

MateBook XPro

They are the most professional versions. The most powerful hardware, focused on productivity at work or studies.

They are the most expensive models, but also those that can be demanded more.

Exclusive technologies

Huawei laptops include the latest PC hardware technologies from top brands: Intel, AMD, NVIDIA, etc. But also launches its own technologies that you will not find in other computers.

It is important to know them because they can help you decide. Especially if you have a Huawei mobile.

NFC

Huawei laptops are practically the only ones that have NFC.

They are not used for payments in establishments, since their function is to automatically communicate with a Huawei mobile, when it is close enough.

HuaweiShare

This feature designed for mobiles is also available on your laptops.

It allows to connect with a Huawei mobile through Bluetooth or Wi-Fi Direct.

The mobile screen appears on the laptop screen and we can control it with the keyboard and the mouse, or drag files to move them from one device to another.

As soon as you start trying it, you will end up convinced of this advantage.

hall-sensor

A sensor that detects the presence of a magnet in the casing. Said magnet can be used for different functions.

Now that we know the differences, let’s see all the laptops that Huawei has in its 2022 catalog.

Huawei MateBook D

As we mentioned in the introduction, the MateBook D are the most affordable computers. This range is currently made up of the Matebook D14, D15 and D16.

A first important fact is that we are talking about laptops with a screen of 14, 15.6 and 16 inches, that achieve small sizes, thanks to a screen / body ratio of 87% and frames that are only 5.3 mm thick in the case of the D15.

The MateBook D14 further reduces the figure with bezels of only 4.8 millimeters and a screen / body ratio of 84%. The weight remains at 1.38 Kg.

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In the case of Matebook D16 the weight is 1.7 Kg and a screen/body ratio of 90%.

Slim and ultra-light laptop, with a thickness of 15.9 mm and a weight of 1.38 kg. It has a 14-inch FullHD screen, Intel Core i5-10210U, 8 GB of RAM and a 512 GB SSD.

The screen is a 16:9 IPS panel (16:10 on the D16) with FullHD resolution and a maximum opening angle of 178º. It has been certified by TUV Rheinland for low blue light emission, reducing eye strain. The brightness will reach 250 nits.

The MateBook D14 can carry processors Intel Core i3, i5 and i7. In addition, you can also find the AMD Ryzen 5although the latter is no longer part of the official Huawei catalog.

In the model MateBook D15 You can also incorporate the models of Intel i3, i5 and i7same as him Matebook D16.

All models can have up to 512GB storage accompanied by a maximum of 16 GB of RAM.

The rest of the hardware is state-of-the-art, with dual-band WiFi ac 2 x MIMO, latest-generation Bluetooth, USB 3.0 connectors, fingerprint reader, and 56Wh charging via USB Type C on the MateBook D14 and D16, while the D15 models make do with 42Wh of speed.

The camera is integrated inside a keyso that it is hidden when we do not use it, preventing possible espionage.

Huawei Matebook D14Huawei Matebook D15

Huawei Mate Book

The huawei mate book They are the most versatile models, since thanks to their powerful hardware they perform well in all kinds of tasks: educational applications, office automation, productivity, graphic design, games, etc.

Are premium laptops built in different aluminum plates and have the light gray color characteristic of the Chinese company’s laptops. In this 2022 we have in the Huawei catalog the MateBook 14 2021 models, 14s and 16s.

Everyone’s screen occupies 90% of the front. Is about an IPS touch panel (except the 14s which is from type LTPS). The resolution on the 14s and 16s models is 2,520 x 1,680 pixels, while that of the 14 2021 is 2,160 x 1,440 pixels.

As far as processors are concerned, they all mount Intel i5 and i7 processors, only differing in generation. If we talk about the graphic section, the three models mount the Intel Iris X graphics card.

This laptop is Huawei’s best to date, with 16GB of RAM and dedicated graphics. In addition, its 2K screen also has a multi-touch panel.

In the memory section, you can choose between 8 and 16 GB of RAM, with an SSD that can reach 1 TB in the MateBook 14s and 16s or 512 GB in the MateBook 14 2021.

In the battery they differ since the 14 2021 mounts 56Whthe 14s has one of 60Whwhile the 16s model reaches 84Wh.

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It also has WiFi ac 2×2 MIMO, latest generation Bluetooth and fingerprint reader.

In short, very complete laptops that will not let you down no matter what type of task you carry out.

Huawei MateBook 14Huawei MateBook 14sHuawei MateBook D16s

Huawei MateBook X Pro

The professional version of Huawei laptops is called MateBook X Pro. Right now you can find the 2021 and 2022 models in stores, which we are going to compare.

They are computers for professionals who work in graphic editing, multimedia, and productivity tasks who demand maximum performance from their laptop.

In our analysis we highlight the quality of the materials, the image quality provided by the screen, the excellent keyboard, and the battery life. We did not like the quality of the webcam so much, and that in intense sessions it takes a little temperature. But it’s a normal thing in powerful ultra-thin laptops.

The 2021 and 2022 versions are very similar. The only difference is in the processor, as well as the amount of memory and storage, depending on the model you choose.

The Huawei MateBook X Pro They are premium laptops with an aluminum alloy casing, weighing between 14.5 mm and 1.33 Kg for the 2021 model and 15.5 mm and 1.38 Kg for the 2022 model.

The screen of X Pro 2021 is 13.9 inches (resolution 3,000 x 2,000 pixels). while the model of 2022 grows to 14.2 inches (3120 x 2080 pixels).

version of 2021 ride a Intel Core i5 and i7while the model of 2022 it can only mount the 11th generation Intel Core i7-1195G7.

As for the RAM memory, it is 16 GB on both models with 512 GB of internal storage for 2021 and 1 GB for the 2022 version.

The rest of the features are identical in both models. Both have dual-band 2×2 MIMO WiFi ax, Bluetooth 5.1, USB Type-C connector, Thunderbolt, and 1 MP camera.

Year model battery 2022 is 60Wh with 56Wh for the 2021 version.

Huawei MateBook Pro X 2021Huawei MateBook X Pro 2022

With everything you have been able to read in this guide, you will now have a clearer idea of ​​the entire Huawei portable device catalog, so you can buy the one that best suits you and your needs from all the existing models.

If something is clear, it is that Huawei is one of the best brands in terms of laptops and that you buy the one you buy, you will surely be right.

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