HUAWEI just unveiled their 2021 edition of the higher-end MateBook 14 laptop!
Take a look at the 2021 MateBook 14 laptop, and find out what it offers!
2021 HUAWEI MateBook 14 Laptop : A Quick Intro!
First, let’s start with this official HUAWEI promotional video that showcases the key features of the new 2021 MateBook laptops!
2021 HUAWEI MateBook 14 : Specifications
The newly-refreshed 2021 HUAWEI MateBook 14 has these key specifications
|Specifications||HUAWEI MateBook 14|
|Display||14-inch FullView Display|
– 2160 x 1440 pixels, 185 ppi
– 300 nits max. brightness
– 90% screen-to-body-ratio
– 100% sRGB colour gamut
– 1500:1 contrast ratio
|OS||Microsoft Windows 10 Home|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-1135G7|
|Memory||16 GB DDR4-3200|
|Graphics||Intel Iris Xe Graphics|
|Storage||512 GB PCIe SSD|
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 6, 2×2 MIMO|
|Fingerprint Sensor||Yes, integrated into Power button|
|Ports||1 x USB Type C|
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A
1 x HDMI 1.4b
1 x 3.5 mm audio port
|Webcam||720p recessed camera|
|Speakers||2 x 2 watt speaker|
|Power Adaptor||65 W USB-C power adaptor|
|Dimensions||307.5 mm wide|
223.8 mm deep
15.9 mm thick
2021 HUAWEI MateBook 14 : Key Features
Let’s take a look at its key features…
14-inch FullView Display
The 2021 HUAWEI MateBook 14 comes with a 14-inch FullView Display, with a 2K resolution of 2160 x 1440 pixels.
This is not a particularly bright display, with a maximum brightness of 300 nits; but it has a decent colour gamut of 100% sRGB.
It also has vey narrow bezels which give it a 90% screen-to-body ratio – hence the name, FullView Display.
It is powered by the 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7 processor with integrated Intel Xe Graphics.
It comes with 16 GB of DDR4-3200 memory, and a fast PCIe NVMe SSD with 512 GB of storage.
Battery + Charging
All that is powered by a large 56 Whr battery, that HUAWEI claims will last 11 hours of non-stop 1080p video playback.
It is paired with a compact 65 watt USB Type C fast charger, that can be used to charge other USB Type C devices, and supports HUAWEI SuperCharge for certain HUAWEI smartphones.
Connectivity + Ports
The 2021 HUAWEI MateBook 14 has Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity built-in.
On the left side, you will find a single USB Type C port, with a 3.5 mm audio port and a HDMI 1.4b port.
The HDMI 1.4b port can handle up to 4K displays, but only at up to 24 fps. To display at 4K @ 50 fps / 60 fps, you need HDMI 2.0.
On the right side, you will find two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A ports. These are basically USB 3.0 ports.
Keyboard + Touchpad
The 2021 MateBook 14 comes with a full-sized, ten-keyless keyboard, and a large touchpad.
Like the MateBook X Pro we reviewed, the 2021 MateBook 14 comes with a pop-up camera, hidden under a special camera key on the keyboard.
It pops up when you press on it, and pressing it again hides it. This is a great security measure because the camera is physically blocked until you actually need to use it – no hacker will be able to surreptitiously use it to take your photos or videos!
There is only one problem with such a design – it takes photos and videos at an unflattering upward angle. You will also always appear to look upwards on video conferences, and videos that you record.
HUAWEI Share Multi-Screen Collaboration
The 2021 MateBook 14 supports HUAWEI Share for multi-screen collaboration.
It basically lets you connect your smartphone, and use it directly on the MateBook D 15!
You can control the apps and files on your phone directly on the laptop, even drag and drop files!
The only downside? It is limited to HUAWEI and HONOR smartphones with NFC.
The 2021 MateBook 14 also supports HUAWEI MeeTime, which is their version of Apple FaceTime – a free, proprietary video call service.
It offers some advantages over its competitors – FaceTime, WhatsApp, etc. but can only be used by HUAWEI devices.
Recommended : MeeTime : Free Voice + Video Calls On HUAWEI Devices!
2021 HUAWEI MateBook 14 Laptop : Price + Deal!
The 2021 HUAWEI MateBook 14 comes in the Space Grey colour, with an official launch price of RM 4,899 (about US$1,192 / £859 / A$1,542 / S$1,583).
The first 1,500 customers to pre-order one from 20 to 23 April 2021, will receive free gifts worth RM 800 :
- HUAWEI Backpack Swift
- HUAWEI Bluetooth Mouse Swift
- City Travel Gift Package
- Microsoft Office 365 (1 Year Subscription)
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