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Huawei MateBook 13 13" QHD Touchscreen i7-10510U, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, MX250 $1,199 Delivered ($0 VIC C&C) @ Centre Com

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Pretty good specs for the price, IMO. The Huawei MateBook 13 features a generous sized tocuhpad, 3:2 aspect ratio screen.

Specification

Operating System
Windows 10 Home (Free upgrade to Windows 11* when available)
Dimensions and Weight
Width
286mm

Depth
211mm

Height
14.9mm

Weight
Approx. 1.3kg

*Product size, product weight, and related specifications are theoretical values only. Actual measurements between individual products may vary. All specifications are subject to the actual product.

Material
Aluminum alloy
Colour
Space Grey
Display
Size: 13 inches
Type: IPS
Screen-to-body ratio: 88%
Resolution: 2160 x 1440, 200 PPI
Light sensor
Colour: 100% sRGB colour gamut (Typical)
Contrast ratio: 1000:1
Maximum brightness: 300 nits (Typical)
Viewing angle: 178 degrees
Aspect ratio: 3:2
10-point multi-touch sensitive screen with finger gesture screenshot: Support by SKU.
Processor
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10510U Processor
Graphics
NVIDIA® GeForce® MX250
Memory
16GB LPDDR3 2133 MHz

*Due to limitations in CPU processing power, and memory used by the operating system and pre-installed applications, the actual space available to users will be less than the nominal memory capacity. Actual memory space will change along with application updates, user operations, and other related factors.

Storage
512GB PCIe SSD
Battery
Material: Lithium polymer
Capacity: 41.7Wh
Up to 11.6 hours local 1080P video playback

*Typical value. Actual capacity may vary slightly.
This capacity is the nominal battery capacity. The actual battery capacity for each individual product may be slightly above or below the nominal battery capacity.

Wireless
Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4GHz and 5GHz, 2 x 2 MIMO, WPA / WPA2 / WEP
Bluetooth*: BT5.0 (compatible with BT4.1, BT3.0 and BT2.1 + EDR)

*BT5.0 requires HUAWEI MateBook with Windows 10 (64 bit, 1809 version or above) and PC Manager version 9.1 or above (with relative drivers).

Keyboard and Touchpad
Full-size backlit chiclet keyboard
Fingerprint Power Button*
Touchpad

*Requires HUAWEI MateBook with Windows 10 (64 bit, 1809 version or above) and PC Manager version 9.1 or above (with relative drivers).
Requires HUAWEI MateBook with PC Manager version 10.0.2.99 or later and a HUAWEI / Honor phone with EMUI 10.0 / Magic UI 3.0 or later (limited to certain models).

Camera
1MP front camera
Video Recording / Video Chat
Camera Indicator
Audio
Speaker x 2
Digital microphone x 2
Featured Applications
Huawei Share
Eye Comfort Mode
HUAWEI PC Manager
Buttons and Ports
Ports:
USB-C X 2 (The left port supporting data transfer and charging, the right port supporting data transfer. The HUAWEI MateBook 13 is equipped with two USB-C ports that support 3.1 Gen1 protocol, and have a theoretical transmission speed of 5 Gbps. Actual transmission speed may vary depending on the third-party USB-C device used.)

3.5mm headset and microphone 2-in-1 jack x 1

In The Box
HUAWEI Matebook 13
HUAWEI 65W USB-C Power Adapter
USB-C Charger Cable
Quick Start Guide

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closed Comments

  • +6

    Not a bad deal

  • +2

    Nice. Just wish it was latest gen for the Iris graphics.

    • +4

      But you get the mx250 which is going to be better than the iris integrated graphics

  • +7

    Not bad considering it is a touch screen. And what a terrible battery.

    • +1

      Agreed, good specs except for the battery.

  • +2

    $14.39 surcharge if paying with Paypal or card, only bank transfer is free

  • How does it do with gaming, ? Any insights?

    • +14

      Handles minesweeper and solitaire no problems

      • +1

        Cool

    • +3

      mx250 is not a capable gpu at all, with similar performance compares to iris Xe, a little better than vega8

  • this would be good for a gaming laptop?

    • +6

      Not at all, unless you are only playing csgo and league, even that you are better off buying a proper gaming laptop with decent cooling designs.

      • i play dota mostly, and some csgo. any recommendations for a budget gaming laptop with above average performance, i probably won't be playing any games that are graphically demanding, but would like to play dota on max settings.

        • +2

          Acer nitro might be on expensive side byt hace a look!

        • +1

          I have the non touchscreen version with slightly less powerful specs. Tried running on dota on low-mid settings and it does perform at 60fps, but the fans were really loud and the laptop gets really hot. I wouldn't recommend gaming on this laptop, much less at higher settings.

          But damn I love the QHD screen for non-gaming stuff. Going from 1080p to this feels so good.

        • Would be lucky if you can play on medium setting with this laptop.

        • -1

          If you want a gaming laptop with above average performance, you need to just buy a gaming laptop 👍

    • Not really, maybe only good for low-medium settings to get 30 fps.

    • No thunderbolt either so can't hook it up to an egpu. I have a dell laptop with the same specs and the mx250 is pretty much useless. Even AAA games from 2015 run poorly

  • This or MacBook Air 8gb M1 ?

    • +3

      If you want a touch screen this is a decent option. Macbook is probably better fit for the average person though

        • +3

          While I understand some of your concerns, but Windows update? That has nothing to do with the manufacturer. Don't think HUAWEI will block Windows updates.

    • +6

      You can download and install it if it doesn't?

  • +3

    recommend to do some research before purchase, this CPU is kind of week if you need to do some heavy lifting, programming, VM, simulation etc..

  • +1

    This laptop would be good for gaming for some people and bad for gaming for other people. Purely depends on what games you're playing.

  • +1

    Genuine question… Has anyone had long term ownership experience with Huawei laptops.

    Wife has a p20 pro still going strong after 3 years and won't upgrade and now she is looking for a laptop. Dell and hp and lenovo have been crap builds imho. She isn't a gamer except for pvz

    • +2

      My friend had it for a few years now n love it

    • +2

      Had mine for almost 3 years now- never had any issues.

    • +1

      3 years now, it was the best laptop for my needs when I was desperately finding a replacement for my surface pro 3
      Pros:
      - great high res display, 3:2 aspect ratio
      - solid build quality
      - chiclet keys have nice feel/travel
      - huawei share (useful for your wife to transfer pics via NFC and her phone)

      Cons:
      - does not handle light gaming (if it does, the fan runs loud and the game frame rates are just bareable)
      - sadly I was not aware of how poor the battery life would be/become - always had to carry my charger at uni
      - finger print reader has now stopped working
      - only charges from one out of the two usb-c ports

      • how long does the battery last? is it enough for word typing at uni for a 4 hr leccy?

        • Yeah 4 hours is fine, but I found the battery would be about 20-30% after the lecture with moderate brightness

    • +1

      I've had a MateBook X Pro for 3 years and am very satisfied with it. Runs well, built solid, excellent 3000x2000 touchscreen, and the MX150 lets me run RTX Voice if needed. Previous laptop was a Surface Book, and before that a series of ThinkPads. They were all fine, but this MateBook has been the most satisfying of the lot.

      I wouldn't get it for games though, a proper gaming laptop would be more satisfying.

  • +1

    Not sure if I should get this or the ideapad S540.

    (https://www.lenovo.com/au/en/laptops/ideapad/ideapad-5-serie...)

    The ideapad 5 has a better processor if I'm not mistaken?

  • Can someone genuinely explain to me what the point of an i7 is in a thin and light laptop?

    What usecase would an i7 be useful (with no accompanying dedicated GPU), where an i5 or i3 would not?

  • +2

    be aware that matebooks have inadequate cooling systems for those who are buying for the i7. it will overheat quite quickly and cant sustain high clock speeds

    • I second that

      Huawei should stick to making phones

  • Does anyone own one of these laptops and managed to update it to the latest build of windows 10? There is a known issue: https://consumer.huawei.com/en/support/content/en-us15773026...
    I have not found any evidence that this has been fixed, just plenty of upset owners that are stuck on build that is no longer supported by MIcrosoft

  • +1

    HUAWEI MateBook 14 2020 - 14 Inch Laptop with 2K FullView Display, AMD Ryzen 5 4600H Ultrabook, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB PCIe SSD
    Bigger screen, better thermals, more ports.

    Amazon - 1,487.08

    eBay - 1,450 (1,377.50 with Plus)

    Intel version digimart (not sure about this store, but it looks like an official Huawei store in Sydney).

    I was checking these out and ended up buying the S540 :)

  • This or Macbook air m1?