Huawei updates its MateBook portfolio with the announcement of the MateBook 14s. This new model offers two key upgrades: a 90hz display (that can be toggled by the Fn+R shortcut), and high TDP 11th-gen Intel Tiger Lake processors (where toggling Fn+P will push the TDP envelope up to 54w).
Like its other MateBook siblings, the MateBook 14s has an aluminum body that houses two USB-C ports, a USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 port, full-size HDMI, and a headphone jack. Cooling is taken care of by two shark fin fans and two heat pipes, along with a hinge inlet design that promises as much as 25% better air intake. To keep up with the higher TDP envelope, the MateBook 14s charges via 90w USB-C charging, and the charging brick can be used for phones and tablets as well.
Configuration options include up to 8GB RAM, up to 1TB internal storage, and either a Core i5-11300H or Core i7-11370H procesor. While both come with Iris Xe integrated graphics, the Core i7 has more L3 cache and execution units on its integrated GPU.
Aside from the higher refresh rate, the MateBook 14s’ 14.2-inch display has a 2.5k resolution, a productivity-focused 3:2 aspect ratio, 100% sRGB coverage, and a 10-point touchscreen interface. All MatePads with HarmonyOS 2.0 can be used as a secondary display for the MateBook 14s. Beyond that, this feature also allows for dragging and dropping files from the MateBook 14s to the MatePad, and even control the latter using the MateBook 14s’ keyboard and touchpad.
With its seamless integration with HarmonyOS, the MateBook 14s also comes with AppGallery, allowing for the installation of both Android and AppGallery apps.
Huawei MateBook 14s Price
The MateBook 14s has an official price of CNY 7,000(~Php 55.2k) for the Core i5 model with 16GB RAM and 512GB internal storage and CNY 8,000(~Php 63k) for the Core i7 version with the same RAM and storage. It will be available in the UK on October 27, and is expected to arrive in the Philippines soon.