As an introduction to this analysis
Choosing a new laptop means that you will have to decide between several models.What power? Which operating system? Linux, Windows or Mac OS X? So many points that won’t tell you if you’re making the right choice.
To help you, we have tested this model according to several parameters.
After reading this article you will know if this model suits your needs.
Matebook 13 AMD 2020 enough for internet use?
Considering that your use of a computer is simple (surfing the internet, writing e-mails and/or letters, doing calculations on an Excel spreadsheet), it is important to focus on a laptop that is both of high quality and strong enough to last over time.To be able to perform regular tasks that will not deteriorate over time.
It is to respond to this type of need that Huawei has developed this Matebook 13 AMD 2020.A product positioned as mid-range but of good quality. 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 Ryzen 5 3500U, 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. Moreover, because of this processor, you can be sure that you have a tool that allows you to navigate the Internet correctly. The 8 Gb of RAM is in the average for this type of product. If needed you can add more, thanks to the extra slots inside.
The 256 Gb make this laptop a mid-range laptop in terms of available space. Almost the same as its competitors and what is currently done on the market, you will have room to store. And when you reach the limit, if you get there, you can always buy an external hard drive or a local file server like Synlogy NAS.
Finally, even if, like many users, you keep this computer connected, you should know that its autonomy of 10 hours makes it one of the most durable models on the market. Huawei is among the best in terms of duration in only battery mode. Incidentally, you will have all the more pleasure to use it for a long time because of its very pleasant screen.
Matebook 13 AMD 2020 the right choice for watching movies ?
Huawei has not designed this model for strictly multimedia use. Due to its characteristics and internal components, this Matebook 13 AMD 2020 is to be classified as entry-level: not exceptional, but on the other hand, not expensive. In other words, a computer dedicated to “classic” uses for most users, but not specifically audio and video oriented.
Equipped with a small screen size, 13 inches, it has a resolution format 2160×1440. Nevertheless, the colours remain beautiful, with detailed contrasts in the images. 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: 1.3 kg that it will be easy to take anywhere.
Offered with a glossy slab finish, this Matebook 13 AMD 2020 product is particularly suitable for multimedia-oriented use. Enhanced contrast, sharpness and color brightness are the main benefits you will get from this Matebook 13 AMD 2020. On the other hand, you may feel visually tired after 2 or 3 hours of viewing.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this Matebook 13 AMD 2020. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Even if it does well, this laptop will not be able to compete with a good hi-fi system. In short, it is relevant here to consider buying additional speakers if you are very sensitive to the quality of this function.
This Matebook 13 AMD 2020, equipped with a processor Ryzen 5 3500U, corresponds to a price/power ratio in the average, sufficient for a dedicated multimedia use. With this, you are sure to have a scalable product (if needed), and that will fit perfectly with your peripherals (speakers, video projectors, etc…). So your multimedia sessions will be fluid.
With AMD Radeon Vega 8, ahigh-performance graphics card, a dedicated memory of 8 Gb of RAM, you can watch movies, with smooth images, possibly retouch photos or edit video. This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
Few possibilities will be offered to you for the connection part. The Matebook 13 AMD 2020 only 2 ports only provides you with ports. It’s a little tight for you to plug everything in at once.
As for the batteries, you could almost replace your TV set with this Matebook 13 AMD 2020 one. Huawei promises 10hours of battery life; it’s the best on the market right now.Enjoy streaming, locally or on your Netflix session, or any other streaming platform.
The Matebook 13 AMD 2020 to use while travelling.
One of the primary functions of a laptop is to be easily transportable. We therefore analysed this Matebook 13 AMD 2020 from the point of view of nomadic use. Is it made to be taken on trips, packed in your luggage ? Will it be designed for your home-to-work transfers? Should you only consider it for weekend trips with your family? Or finally, is this laptop, as in many homes, just a replacement for a fixed computer?
A priori, for holidays and home-to-work travel, it is one of the best of the moment.
Its light weight allows you to take it wherever you want. It is one of the lightest in its class. It’s hard to have a large, lightweight laptop; the compromise is made according to your use. 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 13 AMD 2020. But, unless you work in the dark, you won’t see the point.
The glossy slab offers better viewing comfort than the previous model. Its screen displays good image definition and beautiful colours. On the other hand, this shiny slab can be a nuisance in brightly lit areas.
This model does not have a matt or anti-reflective tile. It would have allowed a better use of this model outdoors.
The processor Ryzen 5 3500Uinstalled on this model makes it possible to save batteries.
However,you’ll have to decrease the manufacturer’s data concerning the autonomy figures given for this Matebook 13 AMD 2020. This is an estimate for average current use; you can consider that the actual range will be around 75%.
With this model you have one of the best autonomy of the moment with 10 hours.
Because of its probable use for travel, this laptop was thought to be thin and light with a SSD hard drive of 1 256 Gb. The induced advantage here is the absence of latencies, especially in the recovery phase after a standby or due to prolonged inactivity.With SSD technology, however, you benefit from a considerable improvement in the time it takes your notebook to start up and get out of standby mode.For those who will need more space, this Matebook 13 AMD 2020 will require the purchase of an external drive, as a permanent home for photos, music and your movie collection.
Travel will be a mere formality when you decide to take it along. Its 13 inches screen is so compact that it’s almost the size of a large tablet.
It Matebook 13 AMD 2020 provides only 2 connectors. Currently on all available models, it is the laptop that has the poorest equipment.
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 13 AMD 2020 can be used for travel purposes.
The Matebook 13 AMD 2020 to make audio or video editing.
For this type of use, it seems necessary to turn to a high-performance product. It appears that this Matebook 13 AMD 2020meets this need perfectly. Whether in terms of computing speed or memory capacity, Huawei has designed an interesting product. The parallel processing of tasks with Windows 10 are perfectly suited for audio or video editing.
In the event of occasional audio-visual use, the processor Ryzen 5 3500U of this laptop is within the market average. With its 8 Gb of RAM, it has enough memory for image processing. As standard, you will have the applications to make your video editing or your photo or music modifications. If you decide to install pro applications, you may need to add more memory or you may experience performance degradation.
Even if this corresponds to quality components, Huawei made the choice to put only one SSD. As a reminder, an audio and video editing use, involves a large capacity hard disk drive for storage, and speed of execution with an SSD. The Matebook 13 AMD 2020 allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 256 Gb. It is nevertheless one of the good laptops in terms of storage, compared to its competitors.
The interest of the laptop is to be able to be used in unplugged mode. With 10 hours in calculation mode only on battery, you will be able to work in nomadic mode on your audio or video editing. This model is one of the most powerful of the moment.
Too bad this model does not benefit from Usb 3.0 technology. It implies more time when you decide to transfer your files to an external drive.
With the Matebook 13 AMD 2020, you’re moving towards a very good product. And much more if you finally decide to use it only for word processing or web browsing, instead of audio video editing. And for the right price/quality ratio.
The Matebook 13 AMD 2020- the right model to play with?
There are very few laptops today that do not allow you to play video games. And this Matebook 13 AMD 2020 is one of the average laptops you can play with. On the other hand, if you have to go through several hours, these same components will seem weak.
As far as image resolution is concerned, it is important that it is high in order to obtain a good rendering. This model is proposed in resolution 2160×1440, that is to say one of the best on the market.
With its graphics AMD Radeon Vega 8 card and processor Ryzen 5 3500U, Huawei has indeed chosen an interesting option. Thanks to the technical elements installed on this laptop, the card AMD Radeon Vega 8 and the processor Ryzen 5 3500U are raised to a very good level.
During the tests we ran on this laptop, the components used by the brand’s engineers proved that they could hold the load.
Huawei like most manufacturers, knows that intensive and extensive use of the computer in game mode requires performance. It corresponds to a median choice, neither extremely powerful nor too expensive.
An average capacity/price ratio that makes this Matebook 13 AMD 2020 an interesting choice when you’re looking for a 256 Gb drive. A feature that interested those, and there are still many, who want to install and play locally.
For Wi-Fi technology, Huawei decided to make the use of the 5GHz wireless band possible. A guarantee of quality that will allow, if your living area is equipped with it, to have a faster and generally more reliable web access.
On the practical transport side, this model is one of the lightest on the market, with 1.3 Kg.
With an autonomy of 10 hours, it’s better than the competition.
In conclusion, it Matebook 13 AMD 2020 is good when used for local games or online games, although other competing models may be preferred in the same price range. And if necessary, you can use it for internet browsing and e-mail.
Matebook 13 AMD 2020 for office automation ?
This product could wrongly make you think that this is what you need. Here are the main reasons.
Huawei has designed this new laptop for the majority of users. It is equipped with Windows 10.
One of the big advantages of a laptop is naturally its ability to follow you when you’re on the move. A weight of 1.3 Kg, which makes this computer one of the best in the lightest category.
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 13 AMD 2020. However, if you work all day on text or spreadsheets, a matte screen would be preferable. Concerning light intensity, is is: not so good for eye comfort and work, but powerful in the dark to watch videos.
If you work on your computer in the evening, you might regret that the backlight option is not provided on this laptop.
As far as storage goes, this computer’s in the average. Equipped with a hard drive of 256 Gb, it will give you the possibility to store all your documents locally.
In short, the Matebook 13 AMD 2020 is an average choice. For the same price you will find more suitable and more powerful models.
Finally, the Matebook 13 AMD 2020….
There is no such thing as a perfect laptop for every purpose, unless you put a price tag on it, and keep in mind that it will be too powerful for most of your needs. The Matebook 13 AMD 2020′ is average but will do the job very well.
To be clear enough, we do not recommend this laptop for :
– listening to music and watching videos
– office tasks
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– web browsing
– playing video games
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– travel use
– making audio and video editing