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Huawei MateBook 13 (2020) Review Rundown

Huawei Technologies | Published on 21 Mar 2021 | Last Edited on 24 Mar 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer

Overview

Photo of Huawei MateBook 13
  • Very good system performance
  • Fast NVMe SSD
  • Good battery life
  • Only one USB-C port

Summary

Huawei MateBook 13 returns in 2020 with the latest Intel or AMD processors. Like its predecessors, the 2020 MateBook 13 is fronted with a 3:2 IPS 2K FullView display that features 10-point multitouch, 100% sRGB color gamut, and an expansive 88% screen-to-body ratio.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

expertreviews[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 74%
Reviewers from Expertreviews have found the following[***]:
The MateBook 13 is one of the fastest laptops we've tested with a Core i7-10510U. It has discrete Nvidia graphics, a fast M.2 SSD and 16GB of RAM. The only two physical connectors here are USB-C, with one on either side. It's a nice laptop, but it lacks the killer punch that everyone else's is.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful Intel Core i7-10510U processor
  • Fast M.2 SSD
  • Decent battery life
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

notebookcheck[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 70%
Reviewers from Notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
The AMD version has the faster RAM and, according to the manufacturer, shorter battery life. With the Realtek 8822CE, the MateBook 13 (2020) has a Wi-Fi 5 WLAN module that works in both 2.4 and 5.0 GHz networks. One practical feature is Huawei Share, which is compatible with Huawei smartphones starting from EMUI 8.0.
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Pros[**]
  • Very good system performance
  • Very good battery life
  • High-quality case
Cons[**]
  • Low-contrast display
  • Only one year of warranty

notebookcheck[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 67%
Reviewers from Notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
The Huawei MateBook 13 is a compact subnotebook with a 13-inch screen. Our test model for 899 Euros (~$1,023) is equipped with the Intel Core i5-10210U (Comet Lake) There are no changes compared to the previous model when it comes to the case, the input devices, and the speakers.
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Pros[**]
  • Matte IPS panel
  • Good input devices
  • Good battery life
  • Very good speakers
Cons[**]
  • Only one heat pipe
  • Only one USB-C port (USB-A)

references

  1. 1. ^ Huawei MateBook 13 (2020) review: Still the affordable ultraportable king?. Expertreviews. 22 January 2021. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  2. 2. ^ Huawei MateBook 13 (2020) review - A Ryzen laptop isn't always the better choice. Notebookcheck. 04 July 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  3. 3. ^ Huawei MateBook 13 2020 Subnotebook Review – Comet Lake update without performance benefits. Notebookcheck. 10 June 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  4. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  5. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  6. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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