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Huawei launches 14in MateBook in Aus

Tue, 6th Oct 2020
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Huawei has announced the upgraded MateBook 14 will launch in Australia this week.

The lightweight 14-inch notebooks have been designed with young professionals in mind, the company claims, combining a FullView display, high performance, portability, quality and aesthetics.

It is fitted with a 10th Generation Intel Core processor, MX350 discrete graphics, up to 16 GB RAM, and support for 2K Huawei FullView Display with Multi-touch (optional) and Huawei Share.

The 14-inch MateBook 14's top and side bezels measure 4.9mm with a 3:2 display, increasing the viewable area by 8.4% compared to more common 16:9 displays.

The FullView display supports a resolution of up to 2160x1440, at 185ppi, 100% of the sRGB colour gamut, a 1000:1 contrast ratio and a peak brightness of up to 300nits.

Multi-touch is also available as an option, which tracks multiple touch inputs and supports Fingers Gesture Screenshot.

A recessed camera protects user privacy by hiding the camera underneath a key.

The metallic chassis is sandblasted to create a soft matte finish and the whole device measures 307.5 x 223.8 x 15.9mm and weighs 1.53kg.

Powered by the 10th Generation Intel Core processor the MateBook 14 comes with up to 16 GB dual-channel RAM and the NVIDIA GeForce MX 350 GPU.

For cooling, a proprietary Shark Fin Fan 2.0 is combined with intelligent filtering technology that monitors the system temperature and manages the fans in real-time.

A 56Wh battery with intelligent power-saving measures allows for playing 1080p videos for 14.7 hours, regular operations for 13.6 hours or internet browsing for 10.7 hours.

A 65 W Type-C portable adapter can be used with a range of charging outputs and the power adapter supports SuperCharge for certain phones.

Multi-screen Collaboration is also included as a function of Huawei Share, which enables file transfer and collaboration between a laptop and smartphone.

Laptop accessories such as the keyboard and mouse can now be used as peripherals of a smartphone.

Users can edit files on their phone directly from the laptop and smartphones can access the microphone and camera on the laptop to make or answer audio and video calls without picking up the mobile phone.

A fingerprint power button integrates the fingerprint sensor into the power button for fingerprint log-in.

Pricing and Availability

The new Huawei MateBook 14 will RRP at $2,499 and is available in Space Grey for purchase in Australia from today.

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