What do you name the follow-up to final yr’s mid-range model of the flagship laptop computer? We nonetheless haven’t fairly figured that out, however Huawei is aware of tips on how to make it. It’s 2022 MateBook 14s is a refreshed model of final yr’s MateBook 14s – the laptop computer a step down from the flagship MateBook 14. Whereas that’s all very complicated, this yr’s 14s is something however.
Housed in the identical glossy aluminium chassis, Huawei’s MateBook 14s provides a transportable however highly effective machine. We glance inside to search out spec bumps galore, with a brand new Intel CPU and the newest model of Home windows.
The twelfth gen Intel Core i7 CPU packs a punch for on a regular basis duties and extra intensive workloads. And with Windows 11, you get all the latest and greatest on the software program entrance as nicely. For graphics, Huawei has re-used the identical, however spectacular, Intel Iris Xe GPU. And powering all of this may, you’ll discover 16GB of RAM and a 60Wh battery.
On the entrance, you’ll discover Huawei’s recognisable 3:2 show. It’s crystal clear with 2.5K decision, and it boasts a 90% display to physique ratio. Although, the additional vertical area may take some getting used to. With excessive color accuracy, a 90Hz refresh fee, and 400 nits of brightness, all of your content material will shine by way of this 14.2-inch show. Plus, you possibly can go for a touchscreen show for an additional productiveness increase.
As you’d anticipate from a 2022 laptop computer, Huawei has thrown all of the trimmings on high of the 2022 MateBook 14S. There’s a fingerprint sensor, a backlit keyboard, a 720p webcam (that not factors up your nostril), Windows Hello face-unlock, and 4 audio system with stereo sound. On the brand new gadget, the model additionally contains its Tremendous Gadget ecosystem to simply join with different Huawei gear, and Good Convention with FollowCam – a competitor to Apple’s Heart Stage.
Huawei’s mid-tier MacBook-look-a-like now comes filled with the newest options you’d anticipate. Final yr’s 14s scored four stars out of five in our review, so we’d anticipate related efficiency this time round. The 2022 MateBook 14s retails for £1300, and is out there to order directly from Huawei now. It’ll be making its approach to different retailers over the approaching weeks.