Huawei MateBook 2020: Display, Price, and Specifications in 2020.

Huawei MateBook 2020: Display, Price, and Specifications in 2020.

Huawei MateBook  2020: Display, Price, and Specifications in 2020.

Huawei MateBook  2020: Display, Price, and Specifications in 2020.

With the MateBook 13, which was released earlier last year, Huawei presented a product that appealed to those who do not want a very large laptop, but also want an option that will allow them to do their work anywhere. The 2019 model MateBook 13 received positive comments from us with its quality screen, solid and stylish body, and optimum performance. We see that Huawei does not break this formula and comes up with the 2020 model MateBook 13. In this article, we will give you a quick review regarding the MateBook 2020.

Huawei MateBook  2020: Display, Price, and Specifications in 2020.

 Design & Display.

The 2019 model version of the Huawei MateBook 13 had a modern and stylish look with its metallic frame and diamond-cut finish. Huawei keeps this look almost exactly the same. We only see a Huawei text written in larger characters instead of the small Huawei logo on the outside of the cover. In addition, the 2020 model Huawei MateBook 13 meets its owners with a thin and light body.

The metallic body weighs 1.3 kilograms and can be carried easily in a bag or hand. Its thickness of 14.9 millimeters also provides an ergonomic advantage. At the same time, it prevents the laptop from taking up more space in the bag. The laptop has a 13-inch screen, but takes up less space than normal 13-inch screen computers. The screen-to-body ratio of 88 percent has a share in this. This screen, which Huawei calls FullView, allows a very large part of the cover to be covered with the screen. There is the Huawei logo in a narrow bezel below the screen. Huawei has also managed to place the webcam in the thin bezel above the screen.

When we look at the base, we see that two speaker grilles are placed on the sides towards the front. To the rear, a larger ventilation grille runs from one edge to the other. Huawei is using a fan design called Shark Fin 2.0, which will help this laptop to expel heat quickly. He states that heat can also be dissipated faster thanks to the double fan. Of course, a certain amount of heat can be felt around the keyboard and trackpad during use, but the temperature remains slightly lower than the MateBook 13 2019 model. We can say that we did not hear the sound of the fan very much. Moreover, this is true when many applications and Chrome tabs are open.

 As far as display is concerned, The screen of the Huawei MateBook 13 2020 is 13 inches from corner to corner. models we have has no touch screen feature. This screen comes in a 3: 2 aspect ratio. This aspect ratio is more preferred for laptop computers. For laptops that focus more on productivity than on multimedia consumption or gaming, this choice is also highly accurate. The screen resolution is 2160 x 1440 pixels, which corresponds to a pixel density of 200 ppi. Pixels are not noticed at the optimum distance during use. The screen containing IPS technology has a wide viewing angle. In this way, it provides a convenient environment for more than one person to benefit from the screen while working together or watching something.

The screen brightness goes up to 300 nits. Although it is not a very bright screen, it will allow you to do your work outdoors at maximum brightness. However, the reflection created by the glossy screen glass may slightly reduce the view. When using it indoors, we generally preferred to work at maximum brightness. Of course, this situation creates negativity when using it on the battery, it causes the battery to drain more quickly. Apart from that, the contrast ratio is 1000: 1, the black color depth is not very high, there is light leakage from the edge at maximum brightness. However, we can say that there is a screen that allows you to enjoy working, playing games or watching movies.

Huawei has successfully placed a keyboard with full-size keys in a relatively narrow space. There is a certain distance between the keys, which allows your fingers to move more comfortably on the keyboard while typing. The keys are not too playful or hard, the depth is well adjusted, you don't feel too much pressure on your fingertips. On the top row, there is a row of hotkeys for functions like screen brightness, sound, wireless connectivity, screenshot. In addition, this row fulfills the functions of the function keys. Huawei has also added a hotkey for the PC Manager application here.

The trackpad is not very large, but enough for a computer of this size. While writing, the lower part of your thumb touches the trackpad, but this does not cause incorrect commands. There is a slight friction on the surface of the trackpad, although the pointer has good responsiveness, navigating the Windows UI is fine. The click depth is also well adjusted, when you want to click you are convinced that you are really doing it. The area on both sides of the trackpad is enough to support your wrists while writing.

Huawei MateBook  2020: Display, Price, and Specifications in 2020.

 Operating System and Process.

 The MateBook 13 2020 model we have has an Intel Core i5-10210U processor. This processor is based on the 10th generation Comet Lake based processor and 14nm process. The MateBook 13 2020 works pretty well in practice. The quad-core processor is powerful enough and the system responds quickly to user input. Fast SSD has a share in this. 8 GB of RAM is enough for multitasking performance. If you are working with many Chrome tabs and office applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint or basic photo editing on Photoshop, 8 GB of RAM will provide enough performance for you. In the benchmark tests, we see that the Huawei MateBook 13 2020 has good results compared to products at the same price level and segment.

Intel's Comet Lake-based processors have a UHD Graphics 620 integrated GPU. This is good enough for basic jobs, but enough for browsing the web or watching high-definition videos. However, Nvidia GeForce MX250 also has an external GPU models. Thanks to this processor, things get a little better on the gaming side, and a more solid ground is provided for jobs such as photo editing or video production. On this laptop, you can do things like editing photos in Photoshop or making videos in Premiere on the go without much trouble.

The 512GB NVMe SSD offers the speed to help the computer run well. However, Huawei's partitioning of this disk creates practical problems. 80 GB of the 512 GB capacity disk is reserved for the C directory and there are mostly Windows system files here. These consume just over half. After you start using the computer, the applications you install continue to be installed in this directory, and the files continue to be downloaded to this directory. This causes this partition to fill up in a short time. However, there is 380 GB of free space in the remaining D directory. Interestingly, expanding the volume of the C-section doesn't seem that easy either. It is useful for Huawei to review this partitioning process once again.

 According to the operating system, The MateBook 13 comes with Windows 10 Home installed in 2020. It has a classic Windows PC experience. You can download the application or game you want from the Microsoft Store, or you can use the classic installation methods. Huawei has also been careful about the pre-installed application. There is only one remarkable application like PC Manager, its presence makes the experience different from other Windows PCs.

Cooperation between Huawei laptops and smartphones and tablets is one of the most important issues. PC Manager allows the computer to connect to a Huawei smartphone or tablet, as well as performing driver and security checks and performing updates. Moreover, you can do this in a very practical way. For pairing, simply open the NFC on the phone and tap the Huawei Share tag next to the trackpad. Later, after allowing the confirmation windows on the phone and tablet, you can access the contents on the phone via PC Manager and easily perform photo or video backup.

On top of that, you can see the screen of the mobile device you have connected, in the window that opens on the desktop, navigate using the mouse or trackpad, and write on the phone using the keyboard. It is also possible to share files between the phone and the tablet by drag-and-drop method. This multi-screen sharing feature will come in handy, especially if you don't want to distract your phone while working at a desk. This feature can be used with devices with EMUI 10 installed, such as Huawei P40 Pro, Mate 30 Pro, P30 Pro. Connection with MatePad Pro can also be established, but there is no possibility to mirror the tablet's screen.

In the meantime, you can use Microsoft's Your Phone app to connect your non-Huawei Android phone and use it with the MateBook 13 2020. With the PC Manager, most of the features that can be used on Huawei phones, Microsoft allows you to use it with your phone.

Huawei MateBook  2020: Display, Price, and Specifications in 2020.

 Storage, Price, and available colors.

 Huawei MateBook 13 2020 price depends on the selected variant. The basic variant of the MateBook 13 with 8GB RAM and 256GB variant and 8th generation processor i5-8250U, it will cost you about 939.00USD on Amazon. While the variant with 8GB RAM and 512GB variant and 8th generation processor i7-8550U, it will cost you around 1,099.00USD on Amazon. It is available in Mystic Silver, and Space Gray colors.

Huawei MateBook  2020: Display, Price, and Specifications in 2020.

 Security and Ports.

For security, In the upper right corner of the keyboard is the power button with the fingerprint reader integrated. While this key allows you to be sure that you are turning the computer off and on with its sufficient depth, the speed and accuracy of the fingerprint reader is also high. It allows you to quickly get past the lock screen and get started.

Port options are limited. There are two USB-C ports, one on the left side and one on the right. Only the USB-C port on the left supports charging. So, you cannot use the port you want for charging. 

Both ports support USB 3.1 Gen 1, which means it supports a maximum speed of 5 Gbps per second. In addition, the 3.5mm headphone, and microphone jack is located on the left edge, right next to the USB-C port.

On the wireless side, there is 802.11a / b / g / n / ac 2.4 GHz and 5GHz dual-band Wi-Fi support. We can say that it exhibits a good Wi-Fi performance. Bluetooth 5.0 support is also available.

Huawei MateBook  2020: Display, Price, and Specifications in 2020.

 Sound System.

We mentioned that there are two speakers in the MateBook 13 Pro. These speakers provide a sufficient sound output. Stereo sound effect is good, middle frequencies are focused, bass level is not too high. Still, it provides a suitable environment for listening to music or watching movies. Its two built-in microphones will help to convey your voice well to the other party during video calls. Speaking of video calling, the front webcam also has a resolution of 1 megapixel. Since it is a webcam, there is no need for a high pixel count, it will be enough for the other party to see you clearly enough.

Huawei MateBook  2020: Display, Price, and Specifications in 2020.

 Battery and charging.

MateBook 13 2020 has a battery with a capacity of 41.7 watts. According to Huawei, this battery allows up to 12 hours of playing 1080p videos in memory. Fast charging, on the other hand, allows 2-3 hours of office use with a 15-minute charge. In order to reach these values given by Huawei, it is necessary to reduce the screen brightness to half or one third, turn off the wireless connection and limit the number of applications running in the background. When the battery usage mode of Windows is active, that is, the screen brightness is reduced to 50 percent and synchronization is limited in the background, up to 20 Chrome tabs offer 4-5 hours of use with applications such as Spotify, PC Manager, and Edge internet browser open. If you are on the go and need to take out the laptop occasionally and do work, this battery should be enough for you from morning to night. We still recommend that you do not take the 65W charging adapter and USB-C cable away from you. Moreover, if you are using a Huawei phone, you can also charge your phone with this adapter.

Huawei MateBook  2020: Display, Price, and Specifications in 2020.


Huawei MateBook 13 is a very stylish and useful laptop with a thin and light body made of metal. The gray color also gives it a certain weight, making it an even more preferred model for employees. The port options are not rich, but the usefulness increases with the out-of-the-box video output adapter. The presence of a USB-A port in this adapter also saves additional costs. Moreover, you can use this adapter with a Huawei phone, if available, and take advantage of the Desktop View offered on these devices.

The screen of the MateBook 13 2020 provides high efficiency with its high resolution and the aspect ratio particularly suitable for use with productivity applications. The wide viewing angle and sufficient brightness of the screen also make it generally suitable for outdoor use. There is no leap in terms of performance over last year's model, but it is sufficient for daily office work or mid-level productivity-focused work. Thanks to the external GPU, you can work more comfortably in applications such as Photoshop and Premiere. On the battery side, it holds the averages. For those who often spend time outdoors and need to turn on their computer and do something from time to time, they take a day off from morning to night. Or it would be enough to watch 2-3 full-length movies on long plane journeys.

The MateBook 13 2020 is not a gaming computer, but the MateBook 13 2020 is a suitable choice for those who usually work with office applications and want a good computer to watch movies in their spare time. Of course, it would be beneficial to take a look at the versions with AMD Ryzen processors offered by Huawei as an alternative before making a decision. What do you think? Do you recommend this laptop? Share your knowledge with us.

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