Huawei has launched the MateBook 13 AMD Edition, featuring AMD’s Ryzen 5 processor. I’d hate to be Intel right now.
Available in two configurations, with pricing starting at £649, the MateBook 13 has Huawei’s FullView display with minimal bezels, opting for a 3:2 aspect ratio that better suits productivity users (it has a resolution of 2160×1440 pixels with a contrast ratio of 1000:1).
Ditching Intel for this edition, the MateBook 13 comes with a Ryzen 5 3500U processor with Radeon Vega 8 graphics, a shark-fin inspired cooling system and quiet, but powerful, fans. There’s dual-channel DDR4 RAM and a high-speed PCIe NVMe SSD, with a choice in capacity of 256GB or 512GB.
The laptop measures 286 x 211 x 14.9mm and weighs around 1.31Kg, making it ideal for travellers. It also comes with a fingerprint power button, supporting Windows Hello for one-press access to the operating system.
A 65W USB-C pocket charger is supplied, which not only charges the laptop quickly but can also fast charge Huawei phones supporting Super Charge.
The MateBook 13 AMD Edition is available from the Huawei store and selected retailers in these two configurations:
- 8GB RAM, 256GB storage – £699
- 8GB RAM, 512GB storage – £749