Huawei Matebook 13 and Macbook Air 2018 which one is the king?

Huawei Matebook 13 and Macbook Air 2018 which one is the king?


Huawei Matebook 13 and Macbook Air 2018 which one is the king?

Huawei Matebook 13 and Macbook Air 2018 which one is the king?


Huawei proves they deserve respect not only and in the smartphone market but also in the laptop market. Huawei released their matebook 13 with high specs and performance to anyone who loves having a reliable laptop with a great score for natural use. 

On the other side of the coin, Apple MacBook Air 2018 is the brand new MacBook Air with lots of enhancements in compression of the last generation, the Air 2016. As you know, Apple Airs are meant for daily use with high watching experience. As of that, this laptop is a good laptop for students. In this article, we will give you a quick review regarding which one the king is.


Huawei Matebook 13 and Macbook Air 2018 which one is the king?


Design and Display.


Huawei Matebook 13 comes with a thin design: 14.9mm, with a protruding Huawei logo at the back. It is completely made of metal and is also scratch-resistant. It weighs 1.30k. The laptop comes with a backlit keyboard with a 1MP webcam.

The Macbook Air 2018 comes with a thin design: 15.6mm with an Apple logo at the back. It made from 100% recycled aluminum. it weighs 1.25k. The laptop comes with a Butterfly backlit keyboard, and it is the same keyboard as the one in the latest Macbook 13. It comes with a Facetime camera that shoots 720p.


Huawei Matebook 13 and Macbook Air 2018 which one is the king?

Matebook 13 comes with a 13-inch screen with slim bezels. The width of the screen is 4.4mm. It occupies 88% of the front of the device and also supports touch input. The screen is a FullView IPS Display. It has a 2160x1440 resolution and the aspect ratio is 3:2. It has 200 PPI and it has 100% support for RGB colors. It supports sight protection or what is called Eye Comfort technology.

The Macbook Air comes with a 13.3-inch screen with a slimmer design than previous generations. The screen now occupies more space of the front, but there is no accurate number as to how much it occupies of the front. The screen is IPS Retina Display with a 2560x1600 resolution with a 16:10 aspect ratio. It has 227ppi and it has 93.3% support for sRGB colors. It also supports sight protection or what is called Night Shift technology.


Huawei Matebook 13 and Macbook Air 2018 which one is the king?


Processor and Performance.


Matebook 13 comes with the Whiskey Lake 8th gen Intel CPU. It comes with two choices: the first one is i5-8265U with 4 cores, 8 threads, and  3.9GHz frequency. The second choice is i7-8565U with 4 cores, 8 threads, and frequency up to 4.6GHz.The laptop comes with MX150 GPU with 2GB of GDDR5 RAM. This card provides good performance for editing and gaming. By the way, the basic version comes with the integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620

The Macbook Air comes with the Intel 8th gen i5-8210Y with dual-core and 4 threads and frequency up to 3.6GHz. This CPU is based on Amber Lake Y architecture. It has an integrated Intel UHD Graphics 617 GPU.

Huawei Matebook 13 and Macbook Air 2018 which one is the king?


Cooling System.


The Matebook comes with Huawei's Shark Fin Design 2.0 cooling system. This system flows air using two fast fans to get the maximum cooling. The fans are balanced to provide good performance. They also reduce noise by up to 2 decibels while the Macbook Air comes with single fans that reduce heat with excellent performance in cooling.

 
Huawei Matebook 13 and Macbook Air 2018 which one is the king?

Storage, Price, and available colors.


The Matebook 13 is offered with multiple versions and prices, starting from 796.369USD up to 1,327.28USD. The i7 version with 512GB SSD storage and MX 150, the grey color will cost 1,327.02USD. and 512GB SSD grey color version will cost 1,061.56USD. While the i5 version with 256GB storage with silver color will cost 796.104USD. These laptops come with a 2-year warranty from Huawei.

The Macbook Air comes with two versions, and the prices start from 1,327.28USD to 1,592.74USD. The first version is 256GB of storage and its price is 1,619.02USD. The second one comes with 128GB of storage and starts from 1,380.11USD. Both come to a 2-year warranty.

Huawei Matebook 13 and Macbook Air 2018 which one is the king?


Operating system and security.


The Matebook comes with Windows 10 Home. This OS comes with a huge library of apps, and it is compatible with Office software. The OS offers multiple choices in unlocking, like the fingerprint and passcode, and it also supports OneTouch technology from Huawei. This technology allows the device to start and unlock with one touch, once the fingerprint is enabled. The Power button acts as the fingerprint sensor.

The Macbook Air 2018 comes with Mac Mojave OS. This OS is compatible with the hardware Apple offers. It offers great performance with editing software, better than Windows. The device supports unlocking using Touch ID and passcode. It also comes with the T2 chip, which immediately encrypts data. It also encrypts the SSD and Touch ID.

Huawei Matebook 13 and Macbook Air 2018 which one is the king?


Sound System.


The Matebook comes with dual speakers with Dolby Atmos technology, while the Macbook Air comes with dual speakers that offer 25% better sound compared to the previous Macbook Air.

In my opinion, the Macbook Air offers better audio than the Matebook 13, but if your audio is Atmos, then the audio will be better on the Matebook.

Huawei Matebook 13 and Macbook Air 2018 which one is the king?


Battery and Ports.


The Matebook 13 has a battery that lasts for 9.1 hours of work usage or 10 hours of watching content. It also supports quick charging, and it offers 2.5 hours of usage if charged for 15 minutes. At any rate, the charger is small and you can even use it to charge your phones. Whereas, the Macbook Air battery lasts for 12 hours with work usage and 13 hours of content watching. It doesn't support quick charging, and it takes nearly 3 hours for a full charge.

The Matebook comes with two USB-C ports and a 3.5mm headphone jack whilst the Macbook Air comes with two USB-C Thunderbolt ports and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Matebook 13 supports BT5, while the Macbook Air supports BT4.2.Both devices support WiFi with 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequency.

Every device supports file sharing. The Matebook supports OneTouch smart sharing. This feature allows the device to communicate and share files with other Huawei phones that support Huawei Share 4.While the Macbook Air supports AirDrop technology, which allows file sharing with other Apple devices using the Wireless.

Huawei Matebook 13 and Macbook Air 2018 which one is the king?


Accessories.


MacBook Air needs more accessories. It has two USB-C ports, while the Matebook comes with a dongle. These accessories change depending on your region. You have to make sure of the accessory before you buy it. You have to evaluate your needs before buying any of these devices. Do you need a screen that supports touch input? Do I need the better performance? Do I need to face recognition technology from Windows OS?Do I need the OneTouch feature? Do you need the open-source file sharing on the Matebook or the AirDrop for iPhones file sharing on the Macbook?

Huawei Matebook 13 and Macbook Air 2018 which one is the king?


Conclusion



Although Huawei laptops are not as great as Apple's, Samsung's, or even Microsoft's.  Yet Huawei is eager to give what it takes to be at the top beside the laptops king. We have figured out 3 reasons which make the Mate 13 a good choice for you. First, this laptop comes with OneHub feature, we are sure you have heard about this feature before, in case you haven't!  Let us tell you about it. OneHub feature gives the chance to transfer huge files with a blink of an eye, especially, if you have a Huawei device that supports Huawei's share. The second reason for choosing Huawei Matebook 13 is the pretty display. This display will give you an adorable experience while watching  YouTube videos or even browsing the internet.  The last reason is the battery capacity which will last up to 9 hours on watching  HD  movies.  All these features and advantages make the Mate 13 an excellent pick up for you. 

On the other hand, Apple has created the MacBook Air 2018 for those who wanted a premium laptop with me daily performance. This laptop has wonderful features making it a great choice for many people. For instance, this laptop has a more lively display with 40% more colors compared to the previous generation. The bezels are also 50% smaller. All these features provide incredible watching experience. So if you are a movie fan, you will enjoy watching high-resolution movies using the laptop. Another amazing feature is the processor performance which is super fast for daily tasks, yet not good for 4K editing stuff or 3D working. High price is a sticky problem when you want a good laptop and the Air is no exception. This Macbook comes with a high price a 1200USD to be exact, making it more difficult for most people to obtain it. What do you have in mind? Does either of those two worth a shot? Tell us your opinion.

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