On September 13, 2021, Huawei launches the latest Huawei MateBook 13s notebook for professional use. This upgraded Matebook comes with many more features and forming a new office environment with a touch of intelligence.
It integrates the Huawei Mobile App Engine, the 11th Gen Intel Processor, Windows 10 OS, Huawei Share, and other features to make the office work more efficient. The mobile App Engine will let to enjoy the massive app collection available of AppGallery that is easily manageable on its touch-sensitive screen.
Let’s explore more about this latest laptop-
Huawei MateBook 13s Highlights:
- 2.5K high resolution
- Windows 10 upgradable on Windows 11
- 11th Gen Intel Processor
- Mobile App Engine
- Huawei Share
- Huawei Sound
Now, it’s time to discuss the detailed specifications of Huawei MateBook 13s –
Display and Design:
Huawei MateBook 13s sports a 13.4 inches LTPS screen measuring 297.2 x 218.4 x 16.5 mm dimensions. It has a narrow bezel design giving a 90% screen-to-body ratio look, a silky keyboard, and a broad mouse touchpad for easy exploration on the display. This mechanism only weighs around 1.32KG and is available in three beaming colors. Besides, it comes with a fingerprint power button.
Coming to its display proficiency it produces 2520 x 1680 of the pixel resolution with 226 PPI color accuracy. Its 100% sRGB color gamut technology with a peak brightness of 400 nits delivers a vivid view. Meanwhile, the switchable refresh rate between 90Hz and 60 Hz (Fn + R) delivers smooth graphics. Furthermore, the screen supports ten-point touch.
Power and Processer:
The laptop is powered by an 11th generation Intel Core standard voltage i7 processor and shipped with an Intel Iris X Graphics card. The inbuild dual-channel memory and PCle hard drives not only provide efficient file access but help the processor to execute multi-task at the same time.
Moving ahead, it comes with a 60 Wh lithium-polymer batter for a long-lasting backup. It’s chargeable with a 65W charge of USB-C type. Also, the inbuilt 720P HD front camera allows you to provide clear videos during online meetings and conference calls.
Software and Features:
The software features include Extended Mode, Mirror Mode, and Sharing Mode that made a multidevice island. It means, it can easily connect with smartphones, tablets, and even wearables making the screen larger. Additionally, it comes with Huawei Share, Computer Manage, Application Market, Cloud Space, Browser, Display management (eye protection mode), and Huawei restore factory settings.
Asides from its, the laptop also passed the TUV Rheinlands’ hardware-level low blue light and no flicker certification. No matter, how long you’ll take to complete your work, it keeps your eye protected from harmful rays. Furthermore, it has a smart brightness mode that auto-adjust the screen brightness from light to dark, so you won’t need to pressure your eyes.
Sound and Audio Technology:
The Huawei MateBook 13s has a quad-speaker and microphone units. It delivers the sound that your ear likes. Furthermore, its microphone arrangement is something more worth discussing. The quad microphone can pickup catch the voice at a 5-meter range. Besides, it features global AI noise reduction to give a face-to-face presentation experience during an online conference, call of presentation.
Concerning the office environment, this laptop comes with voice input and AI subtitle features. Whereas the AI subtitle is limited to English, Japanese, Korean translation into Chinese, the voice input supports more languages.
Pricing and Availability:
In terms of colors, the company gave us three choices to select among Spruce Green, Bright Moon Silver, and Deep Space Gray colors. It has two processer variants in addition. The first sale will start on 25th September and it will cost-
- 6999 Yuan For i5-11300H/16GB/512GB variant
- 7999 Yuan For i7-11370H/16GB/512GB variant
Huawei MatePad 11 and 10.8 gets HarmonyOS 220.127.116.11
Huawei is rolling out HarmonyOS 18.104.22.168 for MatePad 11, upgrading from HarmonyOS 22.214.171.124/163. While on the other hand, Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 is getting HarmonyOS 126.96.36.199 upgrading from HarmonyOS 188.8.131.52. Below you can check the eligible tablet models to get a new software update.
- Huawei MatePad 11 WiFi DBY-W09
- Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 2021 WiFi MRR-W29
- Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 2021 WiFi MRR-W39
To be mentioned, this firmware is only available for the Chinese models.
According to the changelog, Huawei is adding a feature that supports two pairs of Bluetooth earphones simultaneously to allow people to listen to songs together.
This new firmware adds support for the PC mobile engine, which would enable to use of the PC version of the WPS office on a tablet. Furthermore, Huawei is installing the latest security patch for these two tablets with January 2023 HarmonyOS security update.
The latest software update for Huawei MatePad 11 and MatePad 10.4 comes is rolling out in batches and it’ll soon cover all of the devices. Below you can check the complete changelog for more information.
- Added the function of supporting two pairs of Bluetooth headsets at the same time, one song, two people, listening to the beauty together add Good (only supported by some Huawei headsets).
- Added support for PC application engine, you can use the desktop version of the office software WPS on the tablet, to get a more comprehensive and efficient office experience.
- Incorporate the January 2023 security patch to enhance system security.
Huawei PC market growth is against the trends: CEO
Over the past two years, Huawei has improved its Consumer Business portfolio in all products including PCs, and Huawei Consumers Business Group CEO, Yu Chengdong said that the company is moving towards growth in the PC market amid an industry-wide slowdown.
According to Gartner, worldwide PC shipments accounted for a total of 65.3 million units in the fourth quarter of 2022, which is a massive 28.5% decline as compared to the same quarter last year.
Garter mentioned that this is the largest quarterly shipment decline in the PC market since the market researcher began tracking the PC market in the mid-1990.
Huawei CEO said that Huawei PC products attained rapid growth in 2022 and the overall sales expanded rapidly. The Chinese tech maker has also achieved digital growth and a new milestone in key industries.
This is quite amazing but the Huawei consumer business chief has something more to say about the year ahead.
Yu said in the new year, Huawei will provide a consumer-centric approach and will continue to harness the power of research and development, open innovation, and build core competitiveness to bring new products.
The company will continue to explore industry scenarios and work with partners to create a prosperous environment for satisfying consumers’ demands. Simultaneously, Yu promised that his company will build an industry-leading commercial full-scenario service system to create a professional, efficient and powerful service ecosystem.
The new year will be filled with new energy and the Huawei PC market is likely to fulfill its promise by utilizing the company’s high-quality resources.
It will gain momentum from research, marketing, sales, supply, and service with partners in all ways possible. The collaboration will help all industry players to get their fair share of growth in the commercial market.
Yu emphasized that the company is willing to work with partners and explore the upcoming industry transition.
Huawei to launch new tablet in Q2 this year
This year is different and we could expect a number of new tablet device devices from Huawei, in that place, new tablet devices could launch in the Q2 of this year.
Inputs reveal that Huawei could launch a new tablet lineup in Q2 because Huawei has a big launch event in the first quarter. However, there’s a minor possibility that Huawei may reschedule the tablet launch to an early or later date.
Currently, there’s no new input available on the tablets but we may come in the near future. It is possible that the upcoming tablet will be powered by the latest Snapdragon and HarmonyOS 3.1 technologies but we’ll wait for new remarks from Huawei.