Building a presentation on ICE, editing photos in the sunlight, or making video calls in the home office: People demand a lot of laptops in everyday life. For all your daily madness tasks, Huawei wants with MateBook 14 (2022) Provides the perfect companion. Equipped with new AMD processor Even complex challenges must be mastered. Is he a good founder?
- Screen: 14 inch / 2160 x 1440 pixels
- Connectivity: 2x USB A 3.2, 1x USB C 3.2, 1x HDMI 1.4, 1x Jack
- 512 GB
- Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
- Operating System: Windows 11 Home
- Price (RRP): 999 €
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As with the previous model, Huawei has included the MateBook 14 (2022) technology. Elegant dress made of aluminum, which is achieving high quality workmanship. With such a sleek look, the notebook won’t have to hide from competitors like Apple’s MacBook Air.
Besides, with a file Thickness 1.6 cm Really slim and fits in a pocket or backpack without any issues. This is also ensured by the compact dimensions of 30.7 x 22.4 cm (H x W), which make transportation a pleasure. There is no back pain either, because the MateBook 14 falls with its weight 1.49 kg Barely at all – a real light weight.
Good for work on the go: with Backlit keyboard It is comfortable to write. However, due to the compact dimensions, the number plate fell victim to the red pencil – which, however, corresponds to the norm in this size class. On the other hand, the field mouse is a little small and has a diameter of 13.87 centimeters. The webcam hidden between the F keys provides decent quality (720p resolution). However, along with the built-in microphone, the camera makes the MateBook 14 suitable for home offices.
Disadvantage: When unloading luggage, you first have to go through it any slices Pry until access to the notebook – a little more will actually be.
Performance: Designed for everyday life
The mobile processor provides the drive Ryzen 5 5500U From AMD’s Luciennce series. CPU holder 16 GB of memory to the side. The MateBook 14 scores 1,024 in single-core arithmetic and 4,955 in multi-core arithmetic on Geekbench. Thus the MateBook 14 manages office applications and other elementary tasks such as browsing without any problems. The MateBook 14 continues to be a great figure in Cinebench’s 3D processing with a score of 1,162 and 7,391 points, respectively. Tip: Converting video resolution from 4k to Full HD only works in 2:06 min – That’s too fast! Thus, the MateBook 14 also has the ability to edit photos and video in a simple way.
It always stays super quiet – the editors bear the full load 44 dB measured. In terms of power consumption, the MateBook 14 is optimized with 18W in normal operation and 60 watts The subclass ‘Good’ (1.63) is locked under full load. Plus, it keeps the head cool even during heavy-duty tasks and never gets warmer than ever 37°C.
If you have bigger video projects or current games on your list, you’ve come to the wrong place. Integrated processor performance Radeon graphics unit From AMD is not enough for this. It is worth buying a laptop that offers a separate graphics card: for example a gaming laptop.
Huawei MateBook E in the test: does the combination of tablet and laptop do things in half, or is it true as a whole?
Display: natural colors
The screens of most 14-inch laptops offer a Full HD resolution (1,920 x 1,080 pixels). Huawei goes even further with the MateBook 14: the screen shows content too 2160 x 1440 pixels In WQHD (2K). Because of Slightly low pixel density (134 pixels per inch), however, the image does not always appear sharp. Other than that, there’s plenty of praise: the screen naturally reproduces sRGB color and an extended DCI-P3 color space (both up to 97 percent) — good for photo and video editing. The display lights up too 430 lumens per square meter Beautiful and bright Working in bright surroundings, such as outdoors, is not a problem Refresh rate 60 Hz However, it leaves much to be desired. Quick movements like scenes from an action movie don’t stutter. On laptops with 120Hz or more, the motion picture appears smoother when scrolling and working.
Windows 11 is here and available for many computers. The test shows how to run it on existing notebooks.
Storage: fairly narrow box
Windows 11 and other programs and files are stored on a file Fast M.2 SSD With fast NVME technology and 512 GB of storage. At least, because the MateBook 14 offers more memory than the Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro, for example. Anyone who does just office work and surfs the internet can handle it. For creative people who regularly work with professional photo and video editing software, this rarely becomes a rarity. It is a pity: capacity expansion via a microSD card is not possible – there is no memory card reader.
Battery life: (approx) one full working day
One of the most important things about a notebook is battery life. In the test, only MateBook 14 after Six hours and 20 minutes Give up the ghost – that’s still a long time and almost enough for a working day. All the best is that it recharges very quickly. In the test, it was only required to go from zero to 100 percent 1 hour 55 minutes – highest value.
The Huawei MateBook 14 (2022) is a feast for the eyes thanks to its high-quality aluminum housing – but it can do more. Thanks to the updated processor, the new version copes with everyday tasks without any problems, and is even moderately suitable for photo and video editing. With decent battery life, compact dimensions and light weight, the notebook is a convenient travel companion. The bright screen impresses with its natural color reproduction and good contrast ratio. However, Huawei has saved quite a bit when it comes to storage. With a capacity of 512GB, it is a bit cramped and cannot be expanded. In addition, Huawei wraps the notebook and accessories in foil – it doesn’t have to be. However, the €999 price tag is fair for what is on offer.
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- Plenty of connections, very fast charging, compact and high-quality workmanship, high contrast bright screen, low power consumption, quiet even under full load, very light.
- Less storage capacity, lots of packaging material, less pixel density and refresh rate.