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The reputation and visibility of Huawei’s MateBook family products has risen rapidly among Volkswagen consumers, following the advent of Huawei’s MateBook series flagship product MateBook X Pro earlier this year.

The stunning 3:2 four-sided narrow border + pop-up camera design and a special cooling system make it very impressive for us. This time Huawei launched the latest product of the MateBook family, is 13 inch thin Ben MateBook 13.

It has a 3:2 proportional screen, a 13-inch lightweight fuselage and excellent performance.

* Full text based on Huawei MateBook 13 non-sale version, 2K level resolution 3:2 scale screen, I7-8565U, 25W High-performance version MX150 graphics card, 8GB memory, 256GB SSD version, the price is unknown.


Industrial design:

MateBook 13, which refers to the screen size of 13 inches, so the whole is lightweight positioning, compared to the previous 13.9-inch MateBook X Pro machine length is slightly reduced. The top cover continues the succinct style of the Huawei MateBook family, with only one Huawei Logo in the middle.

But if we take a closer look or touch it with our hands, we will find that this time the Logo uses a protuberance design, and the surface has a fine tattoo.

After opening the top cover of the fuselage, MateBook 13, a 3:2 narrow border proportional screen, firmly attracted our eyeballs, and the design of the ultra-narrow border on both sides brought its screen share to a high level of 88%.

Narrow border + 3:2 long width scale screen, which is currently suitable for Office reading notebook screen the most perfect form. Because narrow borders also mean that the small fuselage has a large screen, the visual area is larger but does not affect the portability, and 3:2 relative to 16:9 in the same diagonal size premise, has a larger visual area (the same diagonal length of 3:2 will be more than 16:9 8% of the area and 13% of the longitudinal space), so it avoids The waste of space on both sides is more suitable for reading and office.

At the same time as the Gaoping share, the MateBook 13 camera is still at the top of the screen, although not in the middle of the border but slightly up the position, but this already means that MateBook 13 does not need to be like the previous Huawei MateBook X Pro, because 91% The limit screen ratio plugs the camera and other components into the fuselage, resulting in the inability to adopt the traditional fin heat dissipation design, which lays the foundation for Matebook 13 to achieve high performance.

Therefore, when we look back at the MateBook 13 keyboard, there is no press-type pop-up camera design, but in addition to the keyboard part and other MateBook series of products, with a larger key cap area, standard key spacing, there is a very short key, in the knock is very solid, there is no left and right shaking. The lower right corner of the fuselage represents the Matebook 13 support for the latest Huawei Share 3.0 One touch function, between the phone and the PC through the NFC fast matching recognition, and then directly connected to the picture, video transmission.

The circular fingerprint power key is still independent of the keyboard area, so it does not cause the hassle of touching, supports direct reading of fingerprints during boot and enters the system.

However, it is also necessary to mention that MateBook 13 of the touchpad due to the smaller fuselage, so the area is also reduced, and the surface is not the same as MateBook X Pro using glass material, so it will feel slightly different, but it still supports Windows Precision trackpad certification, As a result, positioning accuracy and supported features are no different from other touchpads.

However, it is also necessary to mention that MateBook 13 of the touchpad due to the smaller fuselage, so the area is also reduced, and the surface is not the same as MateBook X Pro using glass material, so it will feel slightly different, but it still supports Windows Precision trackpad certification, As a result, positioning accuracy and supported features are no different from other touchpads.

On the interface, MateBook 13 has been completely replaced in order to usb-c the interface, there is a usb-c interface on the left and right, in addition to the fuselage side there is a 3.5mm audio interface and a charging indicator.

It should also be mentioned that the Usb-c interface on the right side of the fuselage is USB 3.1 Gen1, so it can only be used to transmit data, output video signals and power to external devices, does not support charging for laptops, after plugging the power supply into the right USB-C interface, the system will also prompt the need to insert the left side usb-c interface to charge.


Internal design:

MateBook 13 in the bottom of the fuselage cooling parts are left a long strip of open hole, the main inlet is in this, the bottom of a total of 10 screws, we can directly see the 6 screws are inside the hexagonal flower shape, and four screws hidden under four pads, so need to first remove the pad and remove the hidden screws after Before you can open the back cover.

After the disassembly of the rear cover after the internal layout of the whole machine at a glance, the medium double fan double-heat pipe design, CPU & GPU on the left and right sides, but also has an average thermal structure to avoid heating area concentration. The two WiFi antennas have additional reinforcement and shielding measures on both sides of the shaft, interfaces and important components, and the details are well considered.

The left and right sides rely on the user’s position is two speaker units, support Dolby Atmos, the actual experience of the sound effect is better. A 42Wh battery is at the bottom of the fuselage, and on the left side of the battery is a solid-state drive with a m.2 interface that can be disassembled and replaced by itself.

The MateBook 13 double fan features the officially claimed Shark fin Fan 2.0 design, from the outside of the fan blade density is very large, the fan is also very thin, the official mentioned that the maximum speed of the two fans can exceed 8000 rpm, the specific noise and heat dissipation performance please see the Detailed Test section later.


Screen quality

MateBook 13 continues 3:2 This more work-oriented screen sideways ratio, this piece of 2160*1440 resolution screen has a PPI, that is, in pixel fineness, than the normal 16:9 scale 1080P screen of the 166 PPI head. Windows default 150% Shrink Drop text Clear no serrated, and Huawei also mentioned that this screen can reach 100% sRGB coverage, so we also conducted a professional test of it.

MateBook 13 achieves the color gamut coverage of 96.7% sRGB and the gamut volume of 102.6% sRGB, and what do we focus on when we evaluate a product? The criteria mentioned in, SRGB is a more intuitive and effective color gamut for consumers, so in the case of ignoring the test error, MateBook 13 is already able to fully cover the level of SRGB.

On the spectral side, it is not difficult to find that this piece of screen on Matebook 13 is far apart from the red and green peaks and can get a purer color, so Matebook 13 can override the colors defined by the sRGB gamut.

In terms of brightness changes, MateBook 13 screen has a total of 11 levels of brightness changes adjustable, from 3.9cd/m²~ 322.6cd/m², brightness changes evenly, no steep rise and steep drop, maximum brightness measurement than the previous flagship MateBook X Pro close to 500cd/m² brightness to Low, but more than the official publicity of the cd/m² brightness, can meet indoor and non-direct sunlight outdoor use, contrast 985:1 is a relatively good level.

MateBook 13 default screen color temperature of 6300K, relative to SRGB specified 6504K slightly warmer, color-accurate aspects:

Average Delta E is 1.08

Maximum gray Order Delta E is 1.27

Maximum Color Delta E is 3.64

In fact, color quasi performance is very bright, almost has reached the level of appearance, in addition to the blue because beyond the sRGB gamut because of the δe>3, other colors of the color bias Delta e are less than 3, after further school color:

Average Delta E 0.10

Maximum gray order Delta E 0.72

Maximum Color Delta e 0.08

After the correction of the color temperature back to 6500K, at the same time because of the quality of the screen itself is very good, so the color is further improved, after the color can be used to do not need P3 or Adobe RGB professional work. Overall, whether from PPI, color gamut coverage, brightness and contrast, the quality of this screen is the same price top, the appearance has a good color, so do not need to school color can see accurate and bright colors, suitable for viewing pictures or watching movies. At the same time, if you need to carry out rigorous image processing work, then as long as the late school color, you can also achieve a very good effect.


Performance level

MateBook 13 uses the latest 8th generation core Whiskey Lake core processor. Our test version is I7-8565U, due to the higher main frequency and per watt performance, so in the standard Cinebench R15 test can achieve 726 CB and 187 CB multi-core and single-core results, compared to the previous I7-8550U has a significant increase.

In terms of long-term load performance, in fact, due to the high upper limit of 8 generation core, so how high the performance of this generation of processors, mainly looking at the whole machine heat dissipation level can support how many watts of heat, so i7 actually performance can also reflect the performance of the i5 version.

After the continuous running score test of Cinebench R15, it is not difficult to find that due to the long-term power limit of Matebook 13, the running branch after long-term load is stable at around 540 CB, which is 75% level of peak performance.

From the top of the power consumption, temperature, main frequency records, the first Matebook 13 can actually maintain more than 30W of power consumption and the temperature has not exceeded 90°C, and then due to the trigger temperature limit, in order to reduce the temperature will slowly limit the power consumption to 15W, so the main frequency of the late CPU will be stable at 2.5Ghz, The temperature is not more than 70°C, so we think MateBook 13 of the heat dissipation system can actually withstand a higher single CPU load, but we also know that Intel for the U-series processor positioning is 15W, if you want to further performance, in fact, it is similar to the overclocking category, so from the knot In terms of results, the MateBook 13 does not exchange excessive heat for additional performance, but rather provides the highest possible performance while ensuring that the temperature is not hot.

Since Matebook 13 uses 25W high-performance MX150, it has been achieved in our 3d mark standard graphics performance tests, respectively:

Cloud gate:13170

skydrive:10520

Therefore, from the standard 3DMark run sub-test to judge, have reached the appropriate level. So we continue to test the overall performance of MateBook 13 under long-term loads, starting with the 3DMark stress test:

As a result, we cannot see that, in fact, due to the dual fan design, MateBook 13 is not a problem in dealing with the GPU load alone, the system stability reaches 98%, and the internal core temperature is also within 70°c.

Further, while the CPU is fully loaded, further running the 3DMark pressure test and recording system information combined into the above diagram, it is not difficult to find that in order to ensure the performance of the GPU, the CPU power consumption is limited to 10W, while the frequency of the GPU also drops to 1370Mhz level.


Game measurement

To determine exactly what game Matebook 13 can play, we also test the actual performance of the two games, DotA 2 and Watchman Pioneer, starting with DOTA 2:

As the current quality of the best Moba online games, Dota 2 has a considerable mass base, but also a good performance test object. We chose the special effects open 1920*1200 resolution, the vertical synchronous shutdown condition to test.

The average is 55fps, in the fierce regiment when the FPS will fall to 35fps, for the special effects of the full-open MOBA game is enough, if willing to reduce some special effects, then the whole process to maintain a few FPS is not a problem.

Watchman Pioneer We also use the 1920*1200 resolution, the default special effects, all set as shown in the figure above.

The end result is that the average FPS can guarantee more than 60, occasionally falling below the FPS but not below the level of the fps, for a lightweight 13-inch notebook, can occasionally play a few games on the go, MateBook 13 of the game performance is enough.


Surface temperature Control

In the previous test we can know that MateBook 13 of the long-term load temperature is basically in 70°C will not exceed 75°C, so its surface temperature pressure is not really large, the highest temperature of the place will be in the center of the shaft outlet position, rather than the person can often contact with the keyboard or palmrest part.

First of all, we are testing the surface heat of a light load such as a general browsing page:

When mildly used, the fan almost does not turn, the temperature of the whole machine is not high, there is no more than the °c, the average temperature of the keyboard area is 33.5°C, the right side of the overall will be slightly higher than the left side, such as near the Enter key (point 4) than the AWSD area (point 3) high 2.5°C around, The right palmrest (point 2) is also higher than the left palmrest (point 1) 2.3°C level.

In the single CPU load, because the long-term internal temperature does not exceed 70°c, so the average keyboard temperature is also only 34.6°c, still near the outlet (point 6) temperature is the highest, reached the 40.1°c, the left side of the key to the keyboard temperature, reached the 38.7°C, but near AWSD (point 3), The middle of the numeric key (point 5) is also not more than 37°C, the overall touch is warm.

Finally, the CPU & GPU has a long-term load. So the average temperature of the whole machine is raised to 40.0°C, and it is precisely because the GPU is on the left side of the fuselage, so it is not difficult to see that the high temperature area moved from the right side to the left, the AWSD area (point 3) is also higher than the Enter area (point 4) temperature of the °- The hottest position of the entire fuselage is the 47°C level at the spindle (point 6) that people will not be exposed to.

Taken together, because the Matebook 13 has a more stringent temperature limit, so the surface temperature of the whole machine is not too high, especially because the 3:2 scale screen brings a longer longitudinal space, so can better isolate the heat dissipation parts and the keyboard area, so that the daily hand contact part as far as possible to keep low temperature, so from the results The surface temperature of MateBook 13 is not high.


Noise control

As we mentioned in the dismantling section, MateBook 13 uses a medium dual fan design with a large fan blade density, which Huawei calls the shark fin design. In practice, the fan is basically not turned on during light office, so the mild use of noise is equivalent to ambient noise, and we directly test the noise of the single CPU full load and the CPU & GPU load:

When the CPU is loaded separately, the long-term power consumption is limited to 15W, so the pressure of the fan is not big, our measured double fan speed is around 5500 rpm. So we will find that the overall noise is about 37dBA, and this time the Matebook 13 double fan in the noise frequency control also has a good performance, there is no single frequency of the protruding sound, the overall noise frequency distribution is smooth, there is no harsh sharp noise.

When we long-term CPU & GPU full load, the entire cooling system will run at the maximum speed, our measured double fan speed in 8000 rpm/min, and the launch mentioned at the 8000 rpm speed, but the actual noise does not sound so frightening, double fan full operation is only about 45dBA, the overall noise frequency is still evenly distributed, there is no prominent tone, so you hear the basic is a whoop fan, rather than a shrill high-frequency scream.

* It should be noted that we use the test standard is far more stringent than the national standard, for the 13-inch product of this test, the distance from the product outlet level is only 25cm, vertical distance is 30CM, so it is not meaningful to look at the decibel value alone, we pay more attention to the distribution of noise frequency,

Therefore, the above results in the absolute value of decibels do not have comparable with other evaluation results. Therefore, in order to provide more reference, we use the national standard (from the fuselage level distance of 30cm, vertical distance 45cm position) measurement:

At such a distance, the limit noise of MateBook 13 is measured at 40dBa, and the frequency distribution of noise is smoother without the appearance of a different sound.


Duration & amp; Charging:

MateBook 13 battery is not large, the nominal 42Wh measurement is 41.8Wh, we are testing the I7-8656U + 8GB memory + high-performance MX150 independent graphics version, so the performance may be less than the i5 processor core Graphics version, this time we continue to the Window

Four Tests for S Laptop:

The contents of the conventional life test include simulating web browsing, writing, spreadsheets, multiplayer video conferencing and other real and complex use scenarios, which can be used to simulate the actual multi-task medium and heavy system renewal.

PCMARK 8 Standard MS Office, including using Word to compose articles to adjust formatting, EXCEL input data, compute output, and PowerPoint to create playback slides, include more severe operations in Office series software.

Keep a local 1080P video playing in airplane mode: This project generally represents the life of the minimum load, mainly with the screen power consumption and the hardware and software control of the whole machine is closely related. The latest version of Chrome opens the YouTube home page, closes the page cache, refreshes every 5s, because this home page contains GIF, lots of static pictures, and instant hotspots and YouTube understand that your two columns will constantly refresh the content, so it is used to reflect the general browsing of the Web as light and moderate office life.

Overall, MateBook 13 because the pre-installed software only Huawei Computer Butler, and the whole machine power control performance is more stringent, so in the local video playback such a mild use can achieve more than 12 hours of life. In PCMark, which simulates Office and complex loads, MateBook 13 can also guarantee about 7 hours of use, so MDT believes that its reliable life is basically more than 6 hours long.

In terms of charging speed, MateBook 13 uses the same 160g portable 65W power adapter as MateBook X Pro, which can have a transient charging speed of 51W before 8% of the charge, and then up to 65% before the charging power of 37W, so it is necessary to

It takes 37 minutes to charge from 5% to 60% of the charge, then the charge power is 29W when the 65%~75% is charged, and eventually after the charge exceeds 75% to protect the battery power slowly drop, 1 hours 24 minutes can be charged from 5% to 95% of the charge. Overall, due to the need to put in a larger cooling system, so the battery capacity is not large, in the actual use, we think that Matebook 13 should have 6-7 hours of reliable life and more than 12 hours of local video playback time, and 30 minutes can be charged from 5% to 50% of the battery, that is, Say charge for 30 minutes, can support at least about 3 hours of life time.


Featured Features & amp; Software:

File transfers between Android phones have been cumbersome, either by finding a data cable or by having to download the software on your computer and phone for a long pairing to transfer.

MateBook 13 also supports the first release of HUAWEI Share 3.0, applicable to support NFC, and the system version in EMUI 9.0 and above Huawei and glory phones, through the video above is actually easy to understand, mobile phones only need to be affixed to the right side of MateBook 13, you can

Quickly identify and start transferring data at a speed of 30MB/s, and for users who use both Huawei PCs and smartphones, it should be the best transmission solution at the moment. It is actually based on the NFC function to quickly identify, and then through Bluetooth and WLAN direct connection transmission data, so the speed is equivalent to WiFi speed + Bluetooth speed, which is the origin of 30MB/s, the principle and Apple’s AirDrop is similar.


Summarize:

Although the price has not been announced, but MateBook 13 in positioning should be slightly lower than the flagship MateBook X Pro, the current estimate of i5 + 8G Memory + Core Graphics version may be about 6500 of the price, then MateBook 13 in this price segment has a strong competitiveness.

Because 3:2 this is more suitable for reading work than the entertainment ratio of the screen, at this price of this one, so Matebook 13 for people with Office rather than gaming entertainment needs, compared to other 13/14-inch lightweight products using a 16:9 scale 1080P resolution screen has a great advantage.

Especially for the core graphics version of MateBook 13来 said, without the burden of the graphics card, this set of cooling system can provide long-term stable high-performance support for a single CPU, that is, at the 13-inch level, the performance of MateBook 13 will be higher than the presence of most products.
Advantage:

The only 3:2 scale screen at the same price is more suitable for work, with 2160*1400 resolution

Screen can cover SRGB color gamut, color quasi excellent

Outstanding performance in 13-inch lightweight products

The frequency distribution of noise is ideal, and no different sounds appear.

Optional core graphics only version
Disadvantages:

Poor anti-glare ability of mirror screen

The right Usb-c interface is just USB 3.0/3.1 Gen1 and cannot be recharged

If you can make the surface temperature more hot, you can further squeeze the potential of the CPU & GPU
Recommended configuration and purchase recommendations: As the current configuration and price information has not been announced, so there is no way to judge for the time being, but from the current test, i5 + 8G Memory + core graphics version, should be a lightweight notebook of the same kind of competition with 3:2 scale screen, price advantage, and high performance products.

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