Huawei’s follow up to last November’s MateBook X Pro (which sold out during pre-order) is here: the MateBook 13. Unlike the MateBook X Pro, where Australians had to wait 6 months after international release before it arrived on Australian shores, today’s surprise release of the MateBook 13 comes just two months after the MateBook 13 was announced in February.
Huawei boasts that the MateBook 13 is powered by an 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor as well as a NVIDIA GeForce MX150 GPU which are complemented by a low-noise, high-performance shark-fin inspired cooling system. “Huawei is committed to providing a truly seamless experience for users, and the Huawei MateBook 13 is a great example of this – it combines FullView display, user friendly features, a top-end processor and so much more,” says Larking Huang, Managing Director, Huawei Australia Consumer Business Group.
Just like the MateBook X Pro, the MateBook 13 has a 3:2 aspect ratio and it also features a screen-to-body ratio of 88 percent with 4.4mm ultra-thin bezels and a 2K resolution, sRGB 100 percent touch-screen. With the screen closed it is 14.9mm thick and weighs in at 1.28kg.
Consumers have the choice between two MateBook 13 variants – a base model with Intel UHD Graphics 620 GPU, 256GB hard drive and 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8265U processor. The top-tier model will feature the NVIDIA GeForce MX 150 (TDP 25 Watt) with 2GB GDDR5 GPU, 512GB hard drive, 9th Gen Intel Core i7-8565U processor.
The Huawei MateBook 13 is available from $1799 from today, Tuesday April 23, at Microsoft Store on George Street, Sydney and online HERE. (The Microsoft Store is currently giving away a Microsoft Arc Mouse with all MateBook 13 purchases, as well as taking $119.95 off the RRP for both versions bringing the prices down to $1,679.05 and $2,079.05, respectively.)
Stay tuned for our extensive review of the MateBook 13.