Huawei has been gunning for Apple since the release of its MateBook X Pro. Now its putting some extra heat under Cupertino's feet with price cuts on its stylish laptops.
- Huawei MateBook 13 w/ Core i5 for $899.99 ($100 off)
- Huawei MateBook 13 w/ Core i7 for $1,199.99 ($100 off)
- Huawei MateBook X Pro Signature Edition w/ Core i5 for $1,084 ($115 off)
- Huawei MateBook X Pro Signature Edition w/ Core i7 for $1,299 ($200 off)
The MateBook 13 is as close as you'll get to a MacBook Air with Windows. However, it offers stronger performance and a better bang for your buck than Apple's MacBook Air. (Even on sale, the MacBook Air is currently pricier than the MateBook 13).
The base MateBook 13 configuration packs a 13-inch 2K (2160 x 1440) touch display, Core i5-8265U CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. It's a lot of laptop for the price, although an extra $200 upgrades you to a Whiskey Lake CPU and spacious 512GB SSD.
Meanwhile, the Editor's Choice MateBook X Pro is Huawei's speedy, long-lasting premium notebook. We tested the Core i7-based model, which packs a vibrant 3000 x 2000-pixel touch display that produces 124 percent of the sRGB spectrum. (That exceeds the 113 percent average). The machine was quick, nimble, and powered through 9 hours and 55 minutes before needing a recharge.
Both machines are excellent purchases and can withstand most daily tasks you throw their way, so it's simply a matter of how much power you need and how much you can spend.
Huawei's sale is valid through May 11.