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Huawei announces new MateBook 13 and 14 laptops with Ryzen processors

By Ng Chong Seng - on 20 Aug 2020, 1:47pm

Huawei announces new MateBook 13 and 14 laptops with Ryzen processors

MateBook 13 2020 Ryzen edition. (Image: Huawei.)

In addition to the MateBook X 2020, Huawei has also announced in China a Ryzen edition of the MateBook 13 that came to Singapore recently. There’s also a new Ryzen edition for the MateBook 14. More specifically, these new AMD-based laptops use the Ryzen 5 4600H and Ryzen 7 4800H processors with AMD Radeon Graphics.

MateBook 13 2020 Ryzen edition

For a start, the MateBook 13 2020 Ryzen edition continues to feature a 13-inch IPS display (2,160 x 1,440 pixels), 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5. It even has the same footprint and weight as the Intel edition.

But there are differences. For instance, instead of two USB-C ports (one for data + charging and one for data + DisplayPort) like the Intel version, the Ryzen version has one USB-C port and one USB-A port that supports USB 3.2 Gen 1. Also, it uses DDR4 RAM as opposed to LPDDR3.

MateBook 14 2020 Ryzen edition

Similarly, the bigger MateBook 14 2020 Ryzen edition isn’t very different from its Intel-based cousin. It has the same footprint and continues to use a 14-inch, 2160 x 1440-pixel IPS display and 56Wh battery. The 720p webcam is also hidden under a key on the keyboard.

The Ryzen edition also has one USB-C port, one HDMI port and a 3.5mm headphone/mic combo jack, the same as the Intel edition. But instead of the latter’s 1 x USB 3.0 and 1 x USB 2.0 ports, both of the Ryzen model’s USB-A ports are capable of USB 3.2 Gen 1 speeds (5Gbps). All the laptops come with a 65W USB-C power adapter.

MateBook 14 2020 Ryzen edition. (Image: Huawei.)

Prices

The Ryzen-equipped MateBook 13 and 14 laptops are now available for pre-order in China. It’s unknown at the moment whether they’re coming to Singapore.

And here are their prices in China:

MateBook 13 2020 Ryzen edition

  • R5 / 16GB / 512GB / non-touchscreen: 4,599 Yuan (~S$908)
  • R7 / 16GB / 512GB / non-touchscreen: 5,099 Yuan (~S$1,007)
  • R7 / 16GB / 512GB / touchscreen: 5,399 Yuan (~S$1,066)

MateBook 14 2020 Ryzen edition

  • R5 / 16GB / 512GB / non-touchscreen: 4,999 Yuan (~S$987)
  • R5 / 16GB / 512GB / touchscreen: 5,299 Yuan (~S$1,046)
  • R7 / 16GB / 512GB / touchscreen: 5,699 Yuan (~S$1,125)

Source: Huawei (1, 2).