Yesterday I attended an event in
Gotham City, London to see the launch of the new MateBook 14s, Huawei’s most powerful laptop ever.
The MateBook 14s is a small, but extremely sturdy, 14-inch laptop with a 90Hz 2.5K (2400×1600 pixels) touchscreen display, 45W TDP Intel 11th-gen i7 CPU with Iris Xe integrated graphics, 60Wh battery (with 90W fast-charging), quad-stereo audio, NFC with Huawei Share, Thunderbolt 4 support, and a return of the webcam to the top of the display where many will consider it belongs.
The MateBook 14s will ship with Windows 11 out-of-the-box (it should be noted the pre-production models we saw were still running Windows 10) and has also had a facelift to the overall design, which includes a modified keyboard with 1.5mm travel.
In order to gain Intel’s EVO certification, the MateBook 14s exceeds the minimum specifications required – including up to 13 hours of battery life – and also comes with ultra fast RAM and storage that starts at 512GB and tops out at 1TB, as well as Wi-Fi 6 connectivity and multiple ports.
Four microphones on the laptop also promise to improve video and audio conferencing, with AI noise cancellation learning your voice to allow the removal of any other background noises or voices.
The new laptop will go on sale at the end of October, but pre-ordering is open now and early adopters can enjoy a choice of free gifts. Pricing starts at £1199.99, rising to £1299.99 for the EVO certified model.
Pricing and Availability
- Huawei MateBook 14s EVO (Grey)
i7/16GB/1TB – £1299.99
- Huawei MateBook 14s (Grey)
i7/16GB/512GB – £1199.99
- Huawei MateBook 14s (Spruce Green)
i7/16GB/512GB – £1199.99
Pre-ordering is open now, and customers who order between October 5th and October 26th can claim one of the following packages for free:
- Huawei Display 23.8″ + MatePad 10.4 3+32GB + Bluetooth Mouse
- Huawei Display 23.8″ + FreeBuds Pro + Bluetooth Mouse
- Huawei Display 23.8″ + Watch GT2 + Bluetooth Mouse
- Huawei Display 23.8″ + Gentle Monster Eyewear II + Bluetooth Mouse
Huawei is also offering purchasing in three instalments.
The new Huawei MateBook 14s is Huawei’s first EVO certified laptop
Park Row – a Gotham City experience
Park Row is the first DC-inspired restaurant experience in London, with a collaboration with Warner Bros and DC. The restaurant is designed to take you to Gotham City, where you can enjoy fine food and drink and explore the memorabilia situated throughout the building – which starts the moment you enter the front door.