I have been saying this for quite some time, and I will say this every time I write about Huawei; the company was done dirty by its own country and the US. I mean, yeah, it produced some technologies used in doing some real shady stuff by its government, but does it have any other choice?
It was the prime target of the US’s trade attack against China, and the tech giant remains inaccessible from using some of the US-based technologies, which once made the company an emerging leader in the 5G market.
But the company is rising slowly and has just recently released the Ryzen variants of its MateBook 14 2021 laptop in China. The laptops come equipped with the latest AMD Ryzen 5 5500U and Ryzen 7 5700U processors.
The MateBook comes with a 2K resolution FullView display and a tall 3:2 aspect ratio, and its bezels are incredibly slim, resulting in a 90% screen-to-body ratio. The display of the MateBook also supports 100% sRGB colour gamut and comes with tech to reduce blue light.
The laptop weighs 1.49kg, measures just 15.9mm thick, and its body is made up of an aluminium alloy. The machine comes powered by a battery with a 56Wh capacity and is reported to last for up to 11 hours while playing Full HD videos. Huawei also boasts that with just a 15-minute charge, users will get up to 2.5 hours of screen time.
The laptop also comes with 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports, 1x HDMI port, 1x USB Type-C port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a 65W USB Type-C port charger. Huawei has learned its lesson, and to protect its user’s privacy, the built-in webcam is innovatively housed within a button at the top of the keyboard and only pops up when you press it.
The Huawei MateBook 14 2021 Ryzen Edition comes with Ryzen 5 5500U variant with 16GB RAM and 512GB ROM (NVMe PCIe SSD) is priced at 5999 Yuan or around $939. the variant with the Ryzen 7 5700U, also with 16GB RAM and 512GB ROM, the price tag says 6299 Yuan or around $986.