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Latest release in the range Huawei, we’ve been running tests on MateBook 14 2020 AMD…The overall quality of a model depends on the use you make of it.So we ran tests on Huawei MateBook 14 2020 AMD to find out what it was worth.
This article will help you make the right choice according to your needs.
MateBook 14 2020 AMD enough for internet use?
Because a computer is above all a tool for leisure and educational use (browsing e-commerce or information sites, writing e-mails, etc.), you need to make sure that it will stand the test of time and that it is of high quality.The objective is to ensure the proper execution of the tasks you request.
That’s the direction taken by Huawei with this MateBook 14 2020 AMD.The computer is positioned at the same level as competing models in this price range. Easy to handle, and cleverly thought out during its development.
A medium-sized, 14 inches-sized screen that you can slip into a computer bag and take with you on the go. The computer is equipped with a relatively old processor, the Ryzen 5 4600H. A technical choice to reduce the final price of the laptop. The compromise could be on a model with a smaller screen size but with a better processor. The power required for a fluid internet navigation, will sometimes be low on this model and may require a new purchase in 3 years. With 16 Gb of RAM, it MateBook 14 2020 AMDis a good product. It’s the certainty that the computer will work better and longer.
The 500 Gb make this laptop a mid-range laptop in terms of available space. If, on the other hand, you are storing photos, video or music, it will be filled up quickly. 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, thanks to an autonomy of 9 hours, you will have enough time to browse the web in Internet browsing mode with active Wifi. That’s a good thing in case you want to take it on vacation. A feature that is probably what is expected of a laptop first and foremost.
MateBook 14 2020 AMD the right choice for watching movies ?
With this laptop, Huawei offers a product oriented toward general use. If you are very mindful of the quality for multimedia use, we advise you to turn to models other than the MateBook 14 2020 AMD; more high-end products, which on the other hand will be a little more expensive. In short, this is a an unremarkable computer that is not comfortable with strictly multimedia use.
The computer proposed by Huaweiis of average size. This diagonal of 14 inches and a resolution of 2160×1440, is a good compromise. And in film display mode, you’ll have excellent visual quality with bright, realistic images. In the end, a homogeneous product that allows you to watch films and, with its 1.5 kg,it will be easy to take on the move.
Offered with a glossy slab finish, this MateBook 14 2020 AMD product is particularly suitable for multimedia-oriented use. Enhanced contrast, sharpness and color brightness are the main benefits you will get from this MateBook 14 2020 AMD. On the other hand, you may feel visually tired after 2 or 3 hours of viewing.
On the sound side, it MateBook 14 2020 AMD has good components: board and integrated speakers. 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.
Even if the use of this laptop does not require the latest generation of processor, be aware that it Ryzen 5 4600H is now outdated. As a result, in the important calculation phase, it may be a little brighter, and will consume more energy. Still, it may be enough for multimedia use, as long as you only run one application at the same time.
On the application side, Huawei chose to let you do it. The operating system and that’s it. This is a Windows 10 that allows you to add the free or paid software you want. Can only be VLC to manage the audio and video part.
With AMD Radeon Vega 6, 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. This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
For connectivity, you will have 3 ports. About the average compared to the competition.You will need to prioritize the devices you want to connect, as they will not all fit at the same time.
A laptop usually has an autonomy of several hours.You get 9 hours of battery life, which is better than many other models. Your viewing will not be abruptly stopped in the middle of your movie, Netflix session, or any other streaming platform.
Is MateBook 14 2020 AMD planned for travelling ?
One of the primary functions of a laptop is to be easily transportable. We therefore analysed this MateBook 14 2020 AMD from the point of view of nomadic use. Under what conditions can you take it with you on trips, at weekends or on public transport? Or ultimately will it have the function of staying at home?
It appears that it is one of the best fulfilling the main criteria for nomadism, which are size, weight, quality of materials, and availability of wifi.
With a weight of 1.5 Kg, it is easily transportable. 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. One of the reasons is its 14 inches screen.
The designers of this did not consider it useful to integrate the backlit keyboard. But, unless you work in the dark, you won’t see the point.
Equipped with a glossy slab, it provides very good visual comfort. The rendering on screen is good. The disadvantage will come in the event of using it outdoors with a lot of light.
No anti-reflective tile is provided on this model. It would have allowed a better use of this model outdoors.
The processor Ryzen 5 4600H is inferior to other competitive products.
Note that like all manufacturers, Huawei is optimistic about the autonomy of this MateBook 14 2020 AMD. This figure is an estimate and consider instead that you will have 70% of this autonomy.
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. This disk technology (solid-state drive), tried and tested for more than 20 years, allows to store data, on the same principle as the usb key. 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 14 2020 AMD will require the purchase of an external drive, as a permanent home for photos, music and your movie collection.
Even if a portable laptop stays at the hotel 80% of the time, it is relevant to have a screen that is not too big so as not to be disturbed, but big enough to enjoy the image. The MateBook 14 2020 AMD is right in the middle compared to the competition with 14 inches and an acceptable weight.
With 3 connectors, this MateBook 14 2020 AMD allows multiple connections. It is in the average of what is done on competing models.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
All in all, this MateBook 14 2020 AMD is an interesting product for travel.
MateBook 14 2020 AMD the right choice for audio or video editing ?
For this type of use, it seems necessary to turn to a high-performance product. With this MateBook 14 2020 AMD, you can be sure you have the right machine. Since the last generation designed by Huawei, there have been many improvements on the components. This laptop will facilitate multitasking, and you will be able to simultaneously run applications such as Photoshop, Magix Video or Vegas pro with an operating Windows 10 system.
The software suite installed by default on this model provides the bare minimum to start working. It is possible to edit, but it is not the task that the processor Ryzen 5 4600H does best. The general design is now too old to consider this type of use in a pro version.
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. Here with 500 Gb you will have enough space to store everything. It’s a product that provides enough space to save all your audio and video creations.
The pleasure of working on a computer without being a slave to the electrical connection. With 9 hours in calculation mode only on battery, you will be able to work in nomadic mode on your audio or video editing. This is the best on the market today.
For the connector part, the MateBook 14 2020 AMDhas the USB3 format. This model will allow you to connect to an external storage drive for even more space when your local disk is full. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
With the MateBook 14 2020 AMD, 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. In summary an excellent choice in this price range.
MateBook 14 2020 AMD for video games?
It is now possible to use laptops for online or local gaming. With this MateBook 14 2020 AMD, it will certainly be possible to play simple games, but as soon as the need for calculations requires more power, the image rendering will degrade. Clearly, Huawei has done nothing here to meet that purpose.
Simply put, the higher the screen resolution, the more accurate the details in a game. On this computer, it’s a resolution of 2160×1440, nothing better at the moment
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.
A space of 500 Gb to save your data; this is in the average of what other brands offer. A feature that interested those, and there are still many, who want to install and play locally.
The Wi-Fi technology of this model has wifi with 5GHz band, which facilitates online gaming. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
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 1.5 Kg.
It has an autonomy of 9 hours, more than many others.
In short, if you want a fun gaming experience, choose another model than this MateBook 14 2020 AMD one. On the other hand, it is very suitable for word processing and multimedia.
MateBook 14 2020 AMD for office automation ?
In case your unique and main everyday use is a tool for office automation, Huawei may have put a rather low computer on the market. Here are the main reasons.
Customary of this OS, Huawei has chosen as usual. It’s the latest version of Windows 10 that’s running it.
Not all basic office applications may be available on this model. No applications pre-installed, one would expect more from. Huawei in this product line. Assuming that you will have to take this laptop to the office, on a trip, or any other travel, you will appreciate its weight. An almost featherweight of 1.5 Kg.
For office use, chances are that the absence of the numeric keypad will annoy you over time. Unless you only do word processing that does not require its use.
Equipped with a slab without specific treatment, we unfortunately see many reflections on this MateBook 14 2020 AMD. Testing the lamp next to the screen can affect the quality of work in office use. As far as the colour palette is concerned, it is well balanced even if they are less faithful than the colours your TV set gives you.
Under normal conditions of use, i.e. during the day, you will have no difficulty with the absence of a backlit keyboard.
About storage, this model has average space . It’s 500 Gb available, perfect for office use, but maybe tight for recording movies.
In short, the MateBook 14 2020 AMD is an average choice. For the same price you will find more suitable and more powerful models.
In short, is the MateBook 14 2020 AMD, the right choice ?
The conclusion of the test MateBook 14 2020 AMD is that almost all its specifications are below the others. It’s not expensive, but it’s almost too much considering its low power.
Simply put, we were not convinced for uses such as :
– listening to music and watching videos
– playing video games
– office tasks
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– web browsing
In summary, we advise this model for :
– travel use
– making audio and video editing