Huawei MateBook 14 and Huawei MateBook X Pro (2019) Announced

Come with us to explore Huawei MateBook 14 and Huawei MateBook X Pro (2019) Announced

At XDA, we don’t always cover new laptop announcements, but I’m sure all of you will eventually be on the lookout for a new laptop. My daily driver is an HP Chromebook X2 running Chrome OS which suits my needs just fine, but Chromebooks still has shortcomings that can’t be easily overlooked for many programming students or professional developers. If you’re looking for a new laptop that runs Windows, then you may be interested in the new Huawei MateBook 14 and refreshed Huawei MateBook X Pro for 2019.

Huawei’s standard MateBook lineup can best be compared to Apple’s MacBook Air, while the premium MateBook X goes toe-to-toe with the Apple MacBook Pro. Huawei unveiled the MateBook 13 at CES 2019, and now they’re following up with the MateBook 14 with a slightly larger screen, two full-size USB-A ports, a slightly better discrete GPU, and up to 16GB RAM. The Huawei MateBook X Pro, however, is a refresh of the 2018 laptop with the same name. With an upgraded processor and storage, better graphics card, and improved connectivity, the new MateBook X Pro is designed to compete with other premium 2019 laptops.

Huawei MateBook 14

The Huawei MateBook 14, as its name implies, is a 14-inch laptop. Its powered by an 8th generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processor (8265U or 8565U respectively), an optional NVIDIA GeForce MX250 discrete GPU, up to 16GB RAM, and up to 512GB of onboard storage. The Wi-Fi speeds can reach a maximum of 1733Mbps and the device supports Bluetooth 5.0. It has a 57.4Wh battery which offers up to 10.5 hours of web browsing, 14 hours of office work, or 15 hours of video playback, according to Huawei’s lab testing. The device comes with a 65W charger which offers 3 hours of power on 15 minutes of charge. The laptop can quick charge mobile devices at 9V/2A.

The MateBook 14 has a metal body and a full-size keyboard and Huawei’s “Shark Fin Design 2.0” for 18% cooling efficiency. There are dual speakers with Dolby Atmos support, one USB-C port, two USB-A ports (2.0 and 3.0), a 3.5mm headphone jack, and an HDMI port. The single front camera is recessed for privacy. The power button has an embedded fingerprint scanner for protection.

Huawei’s OneHop software will let you quickly share files between the MateBook 14 and a Huawei smartphone at up to 30Mbps speeds. You can shake your phone to record your laptop’s screen and send the video to your phone, or you can sync your clipboard between the two devices.

The MateBook 14 is available in Space Gray, Mystic Silver, or Pink Gold and will go on sale in the United States.

Category Specification
Display Size: 14 inches
Screen-to-body ratio: 90%
Resolution: 2160 x 1440, 185 PPI
Aspect ratio: 3:2
Viewing angle: 178 degrees
Color: sRGB 100% color gamut
Contrast: 1000:1
Maximum Brightness: 300 nits (Typical)
Appearance Dimensions (H × W × D): 307.5mm×223.8mm×15.9mm
Weight (w/ Integrated Graphics): approximately 1.49 kg
Weight (w/ Discrete GPU): 1.53kg
Color: Space Gray, Mystic Sliver
Operating System Windows 10 Home 64-bit or Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (Available as one of the options)
Processor 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8265U processor
8th Gen Intel Core i7-8565U processor
GPU Intel UHD Graphics 620/NVIDIA GeForce MX250 with 2GB GDDR5
Memory 8GB / 16GB LPDDR3 2133 MHz
Storage 256GB / 512GB PCI-e × 4 lane SSD
Buttons and Ports x1 Fingerprint Power Button 2.0
x1 3.5 mm Headset and Microphone 2-in-1 Jack
x1 USB-C port (support data transfer, DisplayPort and Charging)
x1 USB-A 3.0 port
x1 USB-A 2.0 port
x1 HDMI
Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4/5 GHz 2×2 MIMO
Bluetooth BT 5.0 (compatible with BT4.2, BT4.1, BT4.0, BT3.0, BT2.1+EDR)
Camera Front camera: 1MP
Audio configuration Dolby Atmos
Battery Material: Lithium Polymer
57.4Wh (Typical Capacity)
Power adapter
  • HUAWEI USB-C Power Adapter 65W.
  • Input: 110V-240V AC, 50/60Hz
  • Output: 5V/2A, 9V/2A, 15V/3A, 20V/3.25A
Audio Dolby Atmos Sound System
Pre-installed applications HUAWEI Share 3.0*
HUAWEI PC Manager*
Monitor Manager
HUAWEI Factory Reset
Eye Comfort Mode*Not available on models sold in the U.S.
Included accessories HUAWEI USB-C Power Adapter 65W
Optional accessories HUAWEI MateDock 2
HUAWEI Bluetooth Mouse
HUAWEI Backpack
HUAWEI USB-C TO USB-A Conversion Cable
Laptop Sleeve

Huawei MateBook X Pro (2019) Specifications

Huawei’s MacBook Pro competitor is getting a minor upgrade in a lot of the internal components while the dimensions are unchanged. The MateBook X Pro 2019 model has an 8th generation Intel Core i5 or i7 (8265U or 8565U respectively), up to 16GB RAM, up to 1TB SSD, and an optional NVIDIA MX250 discrete GPU with 2GB GDDR5. The display is still 13.9-inches at 3000×2000, but much of the connectivity has been upgraded. For example, the Wi-Fi now supports speeds up to 1773Mbps, Bluetooth 5.0 is now supported, the Thunderbolt 3 port supports up to 40Gbps speeds so you can connect a 4K display or external GPUs like the GeForce GTX2080. Lastly, the 57.4Wh battery supports 13 hours of video playback or 14 hours of office work, and the USB-C 65W charger should quickly charge the laptop.

As for the design, the MateBook X Pro 2019 has a large touchpad, spill-proof keyboard, a recessed camera for privacy, metal unibody, Huawei’s “Shark Fin Fan 2.0” design for better cooling efficiency, quad speakers with Dolby Atmos support, quad microphones for far-field communication with Cortana or Microsoft Translator, and more. The power button has an integrated fingerprint scanner and the device has two USB-C ports and one USB-A 3.0 port. The device can quickly charge connected mobile devices that support USB Power Delivery.

If you own a Huawei smartphone, you can take advantage of Huawei Share 3.0 which lets you transfer files at up to 30Mbps speeds. OneHop software will let shake your phone to start recording your laptop’s screen automatically, syncing the recording to your phone for quickly sharing. The clipboard can also be shared between the MateBook X Pro and Huawei device.

The new Huawei MateBook X Pro will be available in Space Gray and Mystic Silver colors. The laptop will be sold in the United States.

Category Specification
Display Size: 13.9 inches
Type: LTPS
Screen-to-body ratio: 91%
Resolution: 3000×2000, 260PPI
Aspect ratio: 3:2
Viewing angle: 178 degrees
Color: sRGB 100% color gamut
Contrast: 1500:1
Maximum Brightness: 450 nits
Touchscreen: 10-point, anti-fingerprint
Appearance Dimensions: 14.6mm × 304mm × 217mm
Weight: Approximately 1.33kg
Color: Mystic Silver, Space Gray
Processor 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8565U processor
8th Generation Intel Core i5-8265U processor
GPU NVIDIA GeForce MX 250 with 2GB GDDR5/Intel UHD Graphics 620
Memory 8GB / 16GB LPDDR3 2133MHz
Storage 256GB / 512GB / 1TB NVMe PCIe SSD
Buttons and Ports x1 Fingerprint Power Button 2.0
x1 3.5mm Stereo Headset Jack
x1 Thunderbolt 3
x2 USB-C
x1 USB-A (USB 3.0, max output 5V/2A)
Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4GHz 300Mbps, 5GHz 1733Mbps, 2×2 MIMO
Bluetooth BT 5.0 (compatible with BT 4.2 and 2.1+EDR)
Camera Front camera: 1MP
Audio configuration Quad Digital Microphones and Quad Speakers
Battery Material: Lithium Polymer
57.4Wh (Typical Capacity)
Power adapter
  • HUAWEI USB-C Power Adapter 65W.
  • For devices with a PD protocol: output 20V/3.25A, 15V/3A, 12V/2A, 9V/2A, 5V/2A;
  • Otherwise: output 5V/2A;
Audio Dolby Atmos Sound System
Pre-installed applications HUAWEI Share OneHop*
HUAWEI PC Manager*
Microsoft Translator
Monitor Manager
Factory Reset
Eye Comfort Mode*Not available on models sold in the U.S.
Included accessories HUAWEI USB-C Power Adapter 65W
Optional accessories HUAWEI MateDock 2
HUAWEI Bluetooth Mouse
HUAWEI Leather Case
HUAWEI Backpack
HUAWEI USB 3.0 A/M TO RJ45 Cable
AG (Anti-Glare) Film

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