Huawei MateBook 13 (2020) - Specs

HDD/SSD
up to 512GB SSD
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 See photo
RAM
up to 16GB
OS
Windows 10 Home
Dimensions
286 x 211 x 14.9 mm (11.26" x 8.31" x 0.59")
Weight
1.30 kg (2.9 lbs)
Body material
Aluminum
Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-C
  • Card reader
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Audio jack 3.5 mm combo
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone 2x Digital Microphones
  • Speakers 2 Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

 

Display Profiles

Health-Guard

The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Now the profile has a higher color temperature which makes is suitable for working through the whole day (not only at night) and simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

Pro Tip: As the Health-Guard profile simulates paper and has as accurate as possible colors, it could be a great tool for prepress designers!

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Design and Gaming

The second profile type is Design and Gaming – it combines our previous “Web Design” and “Gaming and Movie Nights” profiles in one, so it’s aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well (or maybe you’re a designer who likes to relax with some games or movies from time to time?).

“Design and Gaming” takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Just as our previous Gaming profile, this one also regulates the first steps out of black so you can have even faster reflexes when playing in dark virtual environments…or just see everything in the darkest scenes in movies.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Office Work

The third profile is Office Work and it should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing.

Office Work aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Office Work Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

 

Buy our profiles for Chi Mei P130ZFA-BA1 (CMN8201) / 13.0", FHD+ (2160 x 1440), IPS

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Office Work - screen profile

Office Work

Office Work should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing. This profile aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

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Design and Gaming - screen profile

Design and Gaming

This profile is aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well. Design and Gaming takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

$4.97
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Health-Guard - screen profile

Health-Guard

THealth-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

$4.98
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CPU Performance comparison

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the CPUs that come in the Huawei MateBook 13 (2020) series.

Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
price
670.00
performance

GPU Performance comparison

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the GPUs that come in the Huawei MateBook 13 (2020) series.

Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)

 

Huawei MateBook 13 (2020) in-depth review

The Chinese manufacturer has introduced another impressive notebook at a very impressive price. Apart from the huge Huawei logo on the lid, MateBook 13 (2020) is very reminiscent of the Apple MacBook Air of the same year. It is extremely thin, very light, and has an unpopular feature, that is shared with the latter - you'll see what we're talking about later. In contrast to the Apple machine, this notebook has a potent 15W processor - either from Intel (Comet Lake-U), or AMD (Ryzen 3000U). B[...]

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Pros

  • Doesn't use PWM for brightness adjustment (Chi Mei P130ZFA-BA1)
  • Covers 93% of the sRGB gamut (Chi Mei P130ZFA-BA1)
  • Stylish design and good build quality
  • Supports up to 64GB of DDR4 memory
  • Decent build quality
  • High maximum brightness (408 nits) and great color accuracy with our Gaming and Web design profile (Chi Mei P130ZFA-BA1)
  • Fingerprint reader

Cons

  • Very limited I/O (despite the dongle in the box)
  • Memory is soldered to the motherboard

Inside Huawei MateBook 13 (2020) - disassembly and upgrade options

 

 

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