The Huawei MateBook 14s features an Intel 11th generation (Tiger Lake) processor with up to 54W TDP, which can be accessed through the Fn+P shortcut. Fn+R activates the 90Hz refresh rate, which is another significant selling point.
The laptop is made of aluminum alloy and weighs 1.43kg (3.15 lbs) with a thickness of 16.7mm (0.66″). Despite this, it uses two shark fin fans and two heat pipes to keep the powerful processor cool. In comparison to typical designs, the hinge inlet design claims a 25% increase in the air intake.
The standard configuration comes with 8GB of dual-channel LPDDR4X RAM, but you may expand to 16GB. Similarly, the base storage capacity is 512GB (NVMe), with the ability to increase it to 1TB.
The front-facing 14.2″ display has a resolution of 2,520 x 1,680 pixels, a 3:2 aspect ratio (meaning it’s taller than a 14″ 16:9 display), and a pixel density of 213 pixels per inch. As previously stated, this panel can operate at a frequency of 90Hz (as well as 60Hz). It has a brightness of 400 nits, a contrast ratio of 1,500:1, 1.07 billion colors, and 100% sRGB coverage. This touchscreen is also capable of tracking up to ten fingers.
Both the Intel Core i5-11300H and the Intel Core i7-11370H are 4-core, 8-thread processors with Intel Iris Xe graphics. The i7 model has 96 execution units and a larger L3 cache (12MB vs. 8MB) (vs. 80).
The Huawei MateBook 14s has two USB-C connections, one for data, one for charging, and one for DisplayPort. A USB-A 3.2 Gen1 port, a full-size HDMI port, and a 3.5mm combo headphone/microphone jack are also included. Wi-Fi 6 (ax) with 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.1, and rapid pairing of Bluetooth headphones are all included in the wireless connectivity area.
Huawei has loaded its AppGallery on the laptop, which allows it to run Android apps as well as Windows software. However, because this function isn’t included in the English language standards, it’s possible that it’s only available in China. Android app functionality will be added to Windows 11 (which this laptop supports) in a future release.
If your tablet runs HarmonyOS 2.0, you can connect it to your laptop and use it as a second screen. You can also drag and drop files between the two devices and use the laptop’s keyboard and trackpad to manage the tablet.
The keyboard is scissor-style, with 1.5 mm key travel and three levels of brightness. Face unlock or fingerprint unlock are both options, just like on a phone (which is built into the Power button).
The Huawei Matebook 14s audio hardware is quite amazing. It’s the first featuring Huawei Sound, which creates a surround sound experience using the four built-in speakers. There are also four microphones that can pick up your voice from a distance of 5 meters (16 feet) and eliminate background noise.
A 60 Wh battery powers the laptop, which also comes with a 90W USB-C charger (which can be used with tablets and phones too).
Huawei Matebook 14s Pricing and Availability
In the Philippines
There are two versions of the Huawei MateBook 14s. The 8GB + 512GB variant with the Intel i5-11300H chipset costs PHP 68,999. The 16GB + 1TB with Intel i7-11370H chipset model, on the other hand, costs PHP 89,999. However, the i7 variant is only exclusively available in Space Gray.
Both variants come with Huawei Freebuds Pro (PHP 7,999), Microsoft 365 (PHP 3,499), and the Huawei Watch GT 2e Mint Green Edition are all included as freebies (PHP 6,990). Both are available for pre-order from Huawei’s official website and participating retail outlets from October 29 to November 11.
The Huawei MateBook 14s is already up for pre-order in China at a price of CNY 7,000 ($1,100/€940/₹81,500) for an i5 model with 16GB of RAM and 512GB storage. The i7 version (16/512GB) is INR 8,000 ($1,240/€1,075/₹93,000). The hero color is Spruce Green, but you can also have it in a standard Space Gray. The 14s will be available in the UK starting on October 27 and will roll out to Europe and Asia after that.