Another attempt to challenge Apple: Huawei launches a good and affordable 13 notebook

With Whiskey Lake chips quad-core, a video card of And a price tag that starts with 1,000 dollars - the new Matebook 13 is probably one of the most interesting premium handsets in CES 2019

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Despite the skepticism of many in its early years in the field, Huawei has proved to us that it has the ability to create computers Worthy of competitive prices - and now its Matebook line will expand with a new 13-sized coptic model that offers absolutely competitive capabilities in relation to its size.

Laptop which is designed to replace the The Matebook X model from the middle of 2017 Will provide consumers with an IPS panel with 2,160 × 1,440 resolution, with 100 coverage of the total color gamut of the sRGB standard and a thin frame of 4.4 millimeters on three sides - The latest Whiskey Lake cores that replace dual-core Kaby Lake processors, Built-in 3GB LPDDR8 and 2,133MHz base-speed, 42-watts of power, which is expected to last ten hours and a fast charge of up to 65 watts.

Makes its most prestigious model accessible and more relevant for the New Year

The Matebook 13 features speakers from Harman with Dolby Atmos technology, dual-channel 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity plus Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, a built-in fingerprint scanner on the power button, The NFC is also relatively rare in the field and also a pair of 3.0 Type-C USB connections as the base - although each purchaser will also get a MateDock 2 with its computer at no additional cost, which can expand one of these modern connections with the USB connector 3.0 Type-A for information, -VGA for .

Notebookcheck has confirmed the use of the powerful version of the MX 150 within the Matebook 13 (left) compared to the slower version of Matebook X and most of the other small and compact notebooks sold today

The most welcome change in the Matebook 13 is the price tags, which will now start at $ 1,000 (excluding VAT add-on) for a base model with Core i5 processor, UHD Graphics 620 core and 256GB NVMe drive compared to 1,400 EUR as a base in the Matebook X family - and the price of 1,300 dollars to the advanced version, which includes the Core i7-8565U, a built-in NVM drive 512GB and especially a graphics card sample MX 150 in its fastest version based on the power envelope of 25 watts, instead of the 10 watts on most compact mobile devices.

The weight of the current model has grown by about 200 compared to its predecessor - but it comes with significant advanced hardware inside

The Matebook 13 is slated to land in stores at the beginning of next month, with a gray or silver tint, a weight of 1.27 and a weight of about 15 millimeters in general dimensions that are more similar to classic 12 inches. Will they be another success story for the Chinese company? Given that key alternatives such as Dell's XPS, HP's Spectre, or MacBook Air Offer far less impressive value at the same price levels, it certainly sounds possible. Agree or think differently? Share your comments!

The addition of a docking station with additional connections at no cost is another small bonus point for the model