Choosing a new laptop means that you will have to decide between several models.The overall quality of a model depends on the use you make of it.We have oriented our test according to criteria such as use for travel, office automation, internet browsing, games or multimedia.
So you’ll know what it’s worth at the end of this article.
MateBook X 13 Argent compatible with internet use?
Your needs are almost exclusively internet browsing and some word processing documents, but you don’t want any quality defects in this laptop.To be able to perform regular tasks that will not deteriorate over time.
That’s the direction taken by Huawei with this MateBook X 13 Argent.The computer is positioned at the same level as competing models in this price range. When you get used to it, you can see that the equipment is of good quality.
It’s almost the perfect tool for travelling. A screen 13 inches that makes this model transportable anywhere. The processor at the heart of this laptop, a Core i5-10210U, is a rational choice. Considering that the components evolve very quickly, Huawei offers a laptop of good quality that will remain a good choice over several years. A logical decision in relation to the intended use of this computer: surfing the Internet and sufficient computing power. With 16 Gb of RAM, it MateBook X 13 Argentis a good product. A large quantity, more than you will need for strictly web browsing use.
With its 500 Gb of hard disk, you are within the average of other computers. If, on the other hand, you are storing photos, video or music, it will be filled up quickly. Considering the offers currently available in terms of public cloud, and your internet usage, it is highly likely that you will never completely fill the disk space of this laptop.
Finally, thanks to an autonomy of 9 hours, you will have enough time to browse the web in Internet browsing mode with active Wifi. Huawei is among the best in terms of duration in only battery mode. A feature that is probably what is expected of a laptop first and foremost.
MateBook X 13 Argent the right choice for watching movies ?
Huawei has not designed this model for strictly multimedia use. If you are very mindful of the quality for multimedia use, we advise you to turn to models other than the MateBook X 13 Argent; more high-end products, which on the other hand will be a little more expensive. Finally, a simple computer, yet not really made for audio and video.
Equipped with a small screen size, 13 inches, it has a resolution format 3000×2000. The colours are faithful, warm enough, and the contrasts allow a high level of detail. The only criticism that could be drawn is its size, which makes it a small device compared to other competing models at the same price; over a whole day, it can tire the eyes. The main advantage linked to this size, on the other hand, is its overall weight: 1 kg that it will be easy to take anywhere.
Offered with a glossy slab finish, this MateBook X 13 Argent product is particularly suitable for multimedia-oriented use. Enhanced contrast, sharpness and color brightness are the main benefits you will get from this MateBook X 13 Argent. Also note that potentially this screen will be more stressful to the eyes, after 2-3 hours of use in a row.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this MateBook X 13 Argent. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Even if the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
This MateBook X 13 Argent, equipped with a processor Core i5-10210U, corresponds to a price/power ratio in the average, sufficient for a dedicated multimedia use. A mid-range element with the latest components (chipsets) ensuring better compatibility with your peripherals. This will result in fluid video and audio sessions.
With Intel UHD Graphics 620, ahigh-performance graphics card, a dedicated memory of 16 Gb of RAM, you can watch movies, with smooth images, possibly retouch photos or edit video. Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
Few possibilities will be offered to you for the connection part. Indeed, it MateBook X 13 Argent has only 2 ports. It’s a little tight for you to plug everything in at once.
A laptop usually has an autonomy of several hours.On this MateBook X 13 Argent, Huawei indicates 9 hours of autonomy, a better performance than the competition. Your viewing will not be abruptly stopped in the middle of your movie, Netflix session, or any other streaming platform.
MateBook X 13 Argent compatible with on the move use ?
Easy to carry, and usable wherever you go. With this in mind, we tested the MateBook X 13 Argent. Is he home-work oriented? Or will you be able to take it on a trip? These are the questions we will answer. Or finally, is this laptop, as in many homes, just a replacement for a fixed computer?
However, we were able to discover through his overall score, that it is among the best for the travel aspect.
Its light weight allows you to take it wherever you want. It is one of the lightest in its class. It’s difficult to get a large screen and a light weight for a laptop. With a 13 inches screen, it is not easy to surf the internet or to look at pictures in a group.
No backlit keyboard on this MateBook X 13 Argent. Not necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
The glossy slab offers better viewing comfort than the previous model. The rendering on screen is good. The disadvantage will come in the event of using it outdoors with a lot of light.
Unfortunately it is not equipped with anti-reflective tiles. You will have to limit uses when the sun is too bright.
A processor Core i5-10210Uthat allows this computer to be equivalent to other laptops in terms of power and power consumption.
However,you’ll have to decrease the manufacturer’s data concerning the autonomy figures given for this MateBook X 13 Argent. It is unlikely that you will reach manufacturer’s figures; rather, consider 70-80% at best.
With this model you have one of the best autonomy of the moment with 9 hours.
Because of its probable use for travel, this laptop was thought to be thin and light with a SSD hard drive of 1 500 Gb. The main advantage of this type of hard drive is that it contains fewer moving parts and is faster than standard drives.With no moving mechanical parts, there is less risk of brittleness and produced heat .For those who do not have enough space on the disk, it will be necessary to go through the option of a subscription on the cloud; the price decreases regularly.
Travel will be a mere formality when you decide to take it along. Equipped with a compact 13 inches screen, it is one of the smallest models of the moment.
The manufacturer offers only a few connection options, with only 2 connectors. He’s one of the far less equipped laptops around right now.
Bluetooth technology is great when you’re on the go, and you’ll enjoy the convenience of connecting easily to a phone or speakers.
In conclusion, it can be considered that this MateBook X 13 Argent can be used for travel purposes.
The MateBook X 13 Argent to make audio or video editing.
If you’re serious about editing and creating music, then you pay a lot of attention to processor speed and memory. With this MateBook X 13 Argent, you can be sure you have the right machine. With these components, Huawei puts at your disposal a laptop whose computing speed has been improved since the last generation. The parallel processing of tasks with Windows 10 are perfectly suited for audio or video editing.
Generally speaking, for occasional use, the choice of processor Core i5-10210U makes it possible. Having 16 Gb of RAM, the rendering speed is sufficient for image processing. All the applications you’ll need to get started are available. If you decide to install pro applications, you may need to add more memory or you may experience performance degradation.
The designers of Huawei have chosen a single disk, an SSD, for this laptop. However, for audiovisual use, we would have preferred a dual-disk system: a large-capacity hard disk for backup, and an SSD for speed of execution. The MateBook X 13 Argent allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 500 Gb. This computer, even if it is not intended for this use, is still a good product in terms of storage.
As with many laptops, autonomy is a delicate subject. Being only on batteries, you have 9 hours of autonomy at your disposal. This model is one of the most powerful of the moment.
Unfortunately not equipped with a USB 3.0 port as standard. This means that you’ll have to be patient when you decide to transfer your audio-visual mounts to an external key or disk.
By choosing this MateBook X 13 Argent, know that you will be well beyond what most laptops offer. Perfectly designed for audio video use. In summary an excellent choice in this price range.
The MateBook X 13 Argent for online or local games.
It is sometimes interesting, when you decide to buy a laptop, to be able to use it for several functions. Clearly, if your only need is to play games with this MateBook X 13 Argent, it may be better to go to other models. The main causes are related to a lack of homogeneity in the choice of the graphics chip, associated with the processor, the screen and the cooling level of the laptop.
Simply put, the higher the screen resolution, the more accurate the details in a game. This model is proposed in resolution 3000×2000, that is to say one of the best on the market.
The technological evolution being wha it is, this model does much less than many other laptops. After our analysis, it appears that use in game mode generates processor overheating and degradations in terms of images and colors. Finally, if you want to play often, we recommend a model with more power.
Not really designed for gaming, which leads to a display system that is a little behind the times An exception to this is if you play on games that are more than 5 years old.
An average capacity/price ratio that makes this MateBook X 13 Argent an interesting choice when you’re looking for a 500 Gb drive. A feature that interested those, and there are still many, who want to install and play locally.
For online gaming, it MateBook X 13 Argent has high quality Wi-Fi. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
Even if the weight is not very important when you use it for games, know that this model is one of the lightest of the market with its 1 Kg.
An excellent autonomy of 9 hours, will allow you to play almost anywhere.
In the end, we do not recommend this MateBook X 13 Argent for games; low performance will degrade the rendering and playability. On the other hand, it is very suitable for word processing and multimedia.
MateBook X 13 Argent for office automation ?
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Customary of this OS, Huawei has chosen as usual. It’s the latest version of Windows 10 that’s running it.
One of the big advantages of a laptop is naturally its ability to follow you when you’re on the move. This model weighs 1 Kg, which is the best at the moment.
The numeric keypad is not present on this model. As soon as you’ll have to do calculations on a spreadsheet, it will be less simple.
No anti-reflective treatment on this MateBook X 13 Argent. The disadvantage of this is that the same light may tire you out over time. For bright areas, they are clearly cut out, the colours are intense, with a high degree of brightness and image sharpness.
During daytime use, the absence of a backlit keyboard will not be a problem.
As far as storage goes, this computer’s in the average. Equipped with a hard drive of 500 Gb, it will give you the possibility to store all your documents locally.
Simply put, it’s not MateBook X 13 Argent the best choice for office use. Or for occasional use, knowing that due to its technical characteristics it will be obsolete in less than 3 years.
The MateBook X 13 Argent – in summary
The conclusion of the test MateBook X 13 Argent is that almost all its specifications are below the others. With an interesting price, it will be able to do the job if you know you’re going to change in 3/4 years.
Simply put, we were not convinced for uses such as :
– listening to music and watching videos
– playing video games
– office tasks
This laptop is average for the following uses:
– web browsing
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– travel use
– making audio and video editing