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Best Huawei Laptops 2020

When you think of laptops Huawei may not be the first brand to spring to mind. Not to worry though – when it comes to laptops, they are a relatively new player to the game. With their huge success in the smartphone market, it’s no wonder that many consumers are willing to take notice now that they have started offering Huawei laptops to add to their success in the smartphone market.

Below we have put together an extensive list of the best Huawei laptops in 2020 based on tons of research and reviews to give you a trustworthy list of Huawei’s greatest laptop successes. If you are hunting for some more budget options, our guide to the best Huawei laptops under $500 may also come in handy.

1. Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020

The Huawei MateBook X Pro is currently Huawei’s flagship laptop model and an obvious direct competitor to the likes of Apple’s Macbook Pro. Luckily for Huawei, according to laptop review sites it has scored incredidbly high markets with reviewers praising its fast performance, high quality screen, long battery life and comfortable keyboard. That said, some prominent reviewers have also shed some criticism on the MateBook X Pro too, citing that it runs too hot under load and mentioning an annoying auto-dim feature which could be frustrating.

If you are looking for a Macbook style laptop but at half the price, the Matebook X Pro is certainly one of your top options and is the best Huawei laptop on the market in 2020 and probably the best laptop they have ever made. It features either an Intel Core i5-10210U or Intel Core i7-10510U processor, an NVIDIA GeForce MX250 graphics card which allows the Matebook X Pro to function as a very basic gaming laptop, a 512GB or 1TB SSD hard drive and either 8GB or 16GB of LPDDR3 2133 MHz RAM. All possible configurations allow for high performance applications, though keep in mind the dedicated graphic card will only work for light gaming at best.

Specs

  • CPU Options:
    • 10th Gen Intel Core i5-10210U
    • 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10510U
  • GPU Options:
    • NVIDIA GeForce MX250
    • Intel UHD Graphics (integrated)
  • RAM: 8 GB or 16 GB LPDDR3 2133 MHz
  • Hard drive: 512 GB or 1 TB NVMe PCIe SSD
  • Screen: 13.9 inch, 3000 x 2000, 260 PPI
  • Weight: 1.33kg (2.9 pounds)

2. Huawei MateBook 14 2020

If you are a normal human being like most of us who can’t afford to spend an arm and a leg on a new laptop, then the Huawei MateBook 14 2020 offers a serious sweet spot in the mid-range laptop market. Popular reviewers have praised the MateBook 14 for all the same reasons as its Matebook Pro big brother – a polished lightweight design with thin bezels, a high-quality screen, and a high-quality keyboard. The kicker of course is that the Matebook 14 is around half the price!

Some issues have also cropped up with the return to budget normality, including below-average graphics performance and a cheap-feeling trackpad not found on the higher end MateBook models. Unlike Huawei’s high-end only laptops, the MateBook 14 also comes with an AMD based configuration which could offer more bang for your buck versus the Intel based models.

Specs

  • CPU Options:
    • 10th Gen Intel Core i5-10210U
    • 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10510U
  • GPU Options:
    • NVIDIA GeForce MX350, 2 GB GDDR5
  • RAM: 8 GB or 16 GB LPDDR3 2133 MHz
  • Hard drive: 512 GB NVMe PCIe SSD
  • Screen: 14 inch, 2160×1440, 185 PPI
  • Weight: 1.53kg (3.3 pounds)

3. Huawei MateBook X 2020

In-between the all out power of the MateBook X Pro and more budget friendly options such as the MateBook 14, the original Huawei MateBook X 2020 offers some amazing hardware at a better price point than the Pro. The only catch? Finding one may not be easy.

The design of the MateBook X original looks very similiar to some recent Macbook models with larger keys flush against the side of the laptop, making the MateBook X not just the MateBook Pro with slimmer hardware but an entirely new design from scratch. Unfortunately, only time will tell whether the original MateBook X can make it’s way into the hands of consumers in the US and abroad.

  • CPU: 10th Gen Intel Core i5-10210U
  • GPU: Intel UHD Graphics (integrated)
  • RAM: 16 GB LPDDR3 2133 MHz
  • Hard drive: 512 GB NVMe PCIe SSD
  • Screen: 13 inch, 3000 x 2000, 278 PPI
  • Weight: 1kg (2.2 pounds)

4. Huawei MateBook D 15 2020

Another champion option for the working class proletariat, the Huawei MateBook D 15 is budget Huawei laptop that received mostly positive reviews from critics with a few shortfalls. Popular review site TechRadar was impressed with its design, but ultimately only gave it a 7 out of 10 thanks to below average battery life and an average quality display.

Despite a few niggling gripes, the MateBook D received excellent reviews for its classy design, a theme I’m sure you’ve picked up by now when it comes to the real merits of Huawei’s MateBook laptop line-ups, including its classic (Macbook style) ultra-slim screen bezels. As with the MateBook 14, the MateBook D 15 also comes with an AMD based configuration for the true hardware connoisseur.

  • CPU Options:
    • AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
    • AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
  • GPU: AMD Radeon Graphics (integrated)
  • RAM: 8 GB or 16 GB LPDDR3 2133 MHz
  • Hard drive: 256GB or 512 GB NVMe SSD
  • Screen: 15.6 inch, 1920 x 1080, 141 PPI
  • Weight: 1.53kg (3.3 pounds)

5. Huawei MateBook D 14 2020

Last but not least, the Huawei MateBook D 14 is a trimmed down version of the Huawei MateBook 14 without the extra screen room of the Huawei MateBook D 15 listed above. It comes with an AMD based configuration for some extra value for money hardware and features the same streamlined Macbook style design (is this getting old yet?!) as Huawei’s other models that got most reviewers hot and heavy.

Review site TrustedReviews gave the MateBook D 14 a 9 out of 10 thanks to its premium design, affordable price tag and quality keyboard, citing it as en excellent student laptop thanks to its solid performance and low price. They were critical of a low quality display and strange webcam positioning, but clearly this wasn’t enough to lose too many marks!

  • CPU Options:
    • AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
    • AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
  • GPU: AMD Radeon Graphics (integrated)
  • RAM: 8 GB or 16 GB LPDDR3 2133 MHz
  • Hard drive: 256GB or 512 GB NVMe SSD
  • Screen: 14 inch, 1920 x 1080, 157 PPI
  • Weight: 1.38kg (3.04 pounds)

To Huawei, or Not to Huwei?

Based on the general positive feedback from professional laptop reviewers and hardware geeks, its safe to say that despite the negative media attention Huawei laptops are certainly up there with the best the world has to offer. Their streamlined and extremely ‘Macbooky’ look-and-feel make for a budget laptop about as close to a Macbook as one can get running Windows, and at half the price!

We’d highly recommend looking into the world of Huawei laptops and hope this list of the best Huawei laptops in 2020 has something for you – whether you are a cheapskate or a power user, Huawei has a versatile enough line-up to match almost any budget.

Best Huawei Laptops Under $500

Let’s be realistic – we can’t all afford to spend a lot on a new laptop. Things are tight enough trying to survive without spending a small fortune on one of the best Huawei laptops on the market when you could get virtually the same performance from a much more affordable laptop. For those of you on a limited budget, we have put together the following list of the best Huawei laptops available for under $500. Despite there being very few options available, we have bought these laptops from the depths of the internet and fairly certain its the most exhaustive list of the best Huawei laptops under $500 available today. If you think you can find better please contact us using your contact form here as we would love to hear from you.

1. Huawei Kepler MateBook D 14 (Refurbished)

The Huawei Kepler MateBook D 14 is a 2018 Huawei laptop that is currently available refurbished for $500 on Amazon.com. This is quite an accomplishment considering Huaweis struggles in entering the US markets over the past few years due to trade embargos and trade wars waged by US politicians. Fortunately, due having an impressive arsenal of hardware to begin with, the Kepler MateBook D 14 still holds up performance wise quite well even compared to more modern laptops.

At its core the MateBook D 14 is powered by a quad core Ryzen 5 2500U CPU including AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 graphics, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD hard drive. Even by 2020s standard these specs are no small feat, outperforming many brand new $500 laptop models on the market today. The main drawback, however, is that the Huawei Kepler MateBook D 14 is only offered refurbished instead of brand new, which can open up a can of worms in terms of expired warranties and potential laptop failures due to extended use.

If you are lucky enough to get a well refurbished model, the MateBook D 14 comes highly recommended. Worst case, after all, you can simply return it for a refund if you are not happy with the quality.

Specs:

  • CPU: AMD R5
  • GPU: AMD Radeon Vega 8 (integrated)
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Hard drive: 256 GB SSD
  • Screen: 14 inch,1920×1080
  • Weight: 3.46 pounds

2. Huawei MateBook 13 2020 AMD

Although prices vary, the Huawei MateBook 13 2020 AMD based laptop is the closest we will get to a fully fledged 2020 Huawei laptop that comes in anywhere near the $500 mark (it may push around $600 unless on special). This is only thanks to its smaller screen and AMD hardware. Don’t let the AMD hardware fool you though – the included AMD Ryzen 5 3500U CPU is a beast in its own right and easily trumps any Intel i3 or Intel Celeron processors by a mile. Best of all, the AMD Ryzen 5 3500U CPU comes equipped with high performing AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 graphics which is one of the best integrated graphics on the market for any gaming laptop under $500.

On the design front, the MateBook 13 has all of the benefits of all of Huawei’s other 2020 based models including their ultra-stylish Macbook like finish and attractive chiclet keyboard along with an ultra-thin profile and thin screen bezels. The bottom line – it not only performs extremely well for the price, it also looks damn good doing it.

Specs:

  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
  • GPU: AMD Radeon Vega 8 (integrated)
  • RAM: 8GB or 16GB
  • Hard drive: 256 or 512 GB PCIe SSD
  • Screen: 2160 x 1440, 200 PPI
  • Weight: 2.88 pounds

3. Huawei MateBook Signature Edition 2 in 1

Due to its multipurpose design, we have only included the Huawei MateBook Signature Edition 2 in 1 at the bottom of our list. The reason for this is that despite its laptop functionality, the 2 in 1 is still designed with flexibility in mind and may lack certain laptop only features that someone looking only for a laptop and not a tablet may miss.

That said, the 2 in 1 MateBook is certainly not without its perks. The first and foremost, of course, is its seemless tablet mode, which can make browsing or work a lot more comfortable in many situations where you might want to ditch your keyboard for a touchscreen experience instead.

Unfortunately, the 2 in 1 MateBook takes quite a big hit when it comes to performance as a sacrifice for its flexibility as a tablet. The included Intel Core M5, whilst incredibly power efficient, is only around a third of the speed of the Ryzen 5 CPU’s in the two laptops above. This rules out the MateBook 2 in 1 for any users looking to used advanced applications and do more than the most basic of tasks.

However, if you are only looking for a basic laptop for daily browsing and other simple tasks, then the MateBook Signature Edition 2 in 1 may offer some distinct advantages because of its extremely portable and lightweight design, touchscreen and fully fledged tablet capabilities.

Specs:

  • CPU: Intel Core M5
  • GPU: Intel HD Graphics 515 (integrated)
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Hard drive: 128GB SSD
  • Screen: 12-inch, 2160 x 1440
  • Weight: 1.4 pounds