Check it Out: Announcing the Huawei MateBook 13 #CES2019

Huawei MateBook 13 - CES 2019
The Huawei MateBook 13 is the latest addition to Huawei's lineup of notebooks. Check out some specs and details.

Huawei has announced the Huawei MateBook 13 at CES 2019, the newest addition to their lineup of flagships, the MateBook X and MateBook D. Set to be powerful yet portable, the MateBook 13 has the 8th generation i5 or i7 Intel Processors in a thin aluminum build. Even though it weighs just under 3 pounds, it doesn’t skimp on the display. The MateBook 13 features a 2K display (2160×1440 at 200ppi) with a contrast ratio of 1000:1 and supports 100 percent of the RGB color gamut. It can display vivid details when viewing HD pictures or videos and is more than capable of displaying images and videos with speed and accuracy.

Huawei MateBook 13 #CES2019

Huawei MateBook 13 

Display: 13 inch IPS  | 3:2 Aspect Ratio  | 2160 x 1440 resolution, 200 PPI

Processor: 8th gen i5-8265U   | i7-8565U / 8GB RAM

Storage: 256GB / 512GB

Connectivity: 2 USB-C ports/ Fingerprint scanner / 2-in-1 microphone jack  and 3.5mm headset jack.

Features: Bluetooth 5.0 / 2 / Quick Charging / Available in Mystic Silver or Space Grey colors.

Huawei says the MateBook 13 can playback 1080p quality videos for up to 10 hours. It also maintains performance with proper cooling of the device.  From the press release:
Because cooling plays an essential role in maintaining device performance, the HUAWEI MateBook 13 features the innovative HUAWEI Shark Fin Design 2.0 cooling solution. Reaching up to 8,000 revolutions per minute and increasing airflow approximately 25 percent more than conventional laptop fans, the dual-fan design is center-positioned to separate the heat from CPU and GPU. At the software layer, the Intelligent Filtering solution works in concert with the seven internal thermal sensors to monitor and manage temperature change in real-time and ensure stable performance. The smart solution not only links the two fans together for maximum cooling, but it also lowers the noise by 3dB (decibels) when playing videos and audio compared to the traditional fan design. 

Power adapter

HUAWEI MateBook Charger 65W

  • Input: 110 V–240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
  • Output: 5V/2A, 9V/2A,12V/2A, 15V/3A, 20V/3.25A Support multiple output modes, and quick charge for different devices.

Pricing and Availability

The MateBook 13 will be available at Amazon and Newegg beginning January 29th, for $999 (i5 model) and $1299. (i7).


Huawei MateBook 13 Press Release

Premium and Portable Design The hand-feel and texture of the HUAWEI MateBook 13 are two key characteristics that contribute to the quality of the notebook. To achieve perfection in these two areas, the edges are smoothly curved with 5,252 aluminum chamfers cut with a precise CNC diamond technique and then put through an advanced sandblasting process. The process produces a soft and glossy finish that is a pleasure to feel and see while also helping to withstand abrasions.

Weighing 2.86 pounds (or less with the integrated graphics) and measuring only 11.26 inches wide x 8.31 inches deep x .59 inches high, the HUAWEI MateBook 13 is thin, light and portable. The HUAWEI MateBook 13 fits a 13-inch FullView Touch Screen display in its small body by continuing the minimal bezel design introduced with the MateBook X Pro. Measuring at only 4.4 millimeters, the bezels are engineered to achieve an 88 percent screen-to-body ratio for an expansive viewing experience. It also includes a large clickpad for gesture controls, and a full-sized, spill-resistant keyboard with 1.2 millimeter travel for a comfortable typing experience.

Powerful Performance Engineered to have a minimalist design, the HUAWEI MateBook 13 delivers a smaller footprint without sacrificing the specs. The HUAWEI MateBook 13 comes equipped with the 8th Generation Intel® CoreTM Whiskey Lake processor in two configurations:

  • i7 8565U processor, NVIDIA® GeForce® MX150 Graphics (TDP 25W) with 2GB GDDR5, 8GB memory, 512GB PCIe SSD. Available in Space Gray.
  • i5 8265U processor with integrated Intel® UHD Graphics 620, 8GB memory, 256GB PCIe SSD. Available in Mystic Silver.


Size: 13 inches Screen-to-body ratio: 88% Resolution: 2160 x 1440, 200 PPI Aspect ratio: 3:2 Viewing angle: 178 degrees Color: sRGB 100% color gamut Contrast: 1000:1 Maximum Brightness: 300 nits(Typical) Touch Screen


Dimensions (H × W × D): 8.31” × 11.26” × 0.59’’ Weight: 2.82 lb. w/ Integrated Graphics; 2.87 lbs. w/ Discrete GPU Color: Mystic Silver, Space Gray

Processor/GPU/ Hard Drive

8th Gen Intel® CoreTM i7-8565U processor NVIDIA® GeForce® MX 150 (TDP 25 Watt) with 2GB GDDR5 512GB NVMe PCIe SSD Memory 8GB LPDDR3 2133MHz

Buttons and Ports

8th Gen Intel® CoreTM i5-8265U processor Intel® UHD Graphics 620 256GB NVMe PCIe SSD

One touch power button 3.5 mm headset and microphone 2-in-1 jack USB-C X2 (the left port supporting data transfer and charging, the right port supporting data transfer and DisplayPort ) WiFi IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4/5 GHz 2×2 MIMO Bluetooth BT 5.0 (compatible with 4.0, 4.1, 4.2) Camera Front camera: 1MP Audio DOLBY ATMOS®. Not supporting audio mixing feature. Keyboard Full-Sized / 1.2mm Travel / Backlit


Material: Lithium polymer 41.7 Wh (Typical Capacity) Local FHD video playback: 9.6 hours(with discrete GPU) Local FHD video playback: 10 hours (with integrated GPU) *Testing conducted by Huawei in Huawei’s laboratory environment.

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