Ask many creatives what item they would grab if their house was on fire, or what they would choose to take to a desert island (provided it had power supply), and you’re likely to get one answer: “my laptop”. For art directors, graphic designers, and filmmakers, this single device is everything – life, love, and livelihood. If you’re a young creative breaking into these fields and searching for the laptop that will steal your heart, look no further than the brand-new HUAWEI MateBook 14.
First things first – that screen!
We’re told not to judge a laptop by its cover (or something like that), but aesthetics matter. Without proper consideration for the size, weight, and thickness of a laptop, you could easily be left lugging around a cumbersome device that’s more hindrance than help. If you’re a creative dashing between client meetings, presentations and shoots, your laptop needs to be portable and user-friendly, and no one knows this better than Huawei.
The MateBook 14 is an ultra-slim, lightweight machine that measures less than 16mm in height and weighs just over 1.5kg. This makes it easy to travel with and an essential part of your nomadic working lifestyle. The metal chassis is also sleek and sexy, as beautiful to the eye as it is to the touch.
But it’s the 14-inch screen that will truly blow you away. The screen offers 2K resolution, Huawei’s distinctive FullView Display, and touch screen functionality. All this combined, as well as its handy 3:2 aspect ratio and impressive 90% screen-to-body ratio, makes it one of the best 14-inch displays on the market.
Powered for productivity
The MateBook 14’s remarkable screen is just the first indication of the powerful technology it holds – there’s more inside. The MateBook 14 is powered by the latest 11th Generation Intel Core processor, NVIDIA GeForce MX350 Discrete Graphics and 16GB of dual channel RAM. While that might be a lot of tech stats to digest, what you really need to know is this: for young professionals seeking to push their creative limits, the MateBook 14 is punching way above its weight.
Its large battery means you can work uninterrupted for over 13 hours or browse online for almost 11 hours. And its 65W USB-C power adapter supports a range of power outputs – just 15 minutes of charge can give you as much as three hours of battery life.
To prevent your machine from overheating amid all this power and productivity, the MateBook 14 comes standard with the HUAWEI Shark Fin Fan 2.0. This optimised fan design supports higher fan rotation speeds and improves air intake by up to 18%, making it great at heat dissipation as well as lowering the noise of your machine.
Of course, if your laptop is going to integrate seamlessly into your life and drive your career forward, it also needs to work well with the other devices you use on a regular basis. That’s why the MateBook 14 comes with HUAWEI Share built in. HUAWEI Share allows for a more connected experience, facilitating the transfer of data without the need for clunky cables or third-party software. Multi-Screen Collaboration, a function of HUAWEI Share, makes this experience even simpler and more integrated.
With the MateBook 14 by your side, you’re always moments away from bringing your inspired ideas – a graphic novel, a fresh advertising campaign, your own short film – to life.
The HUAWEI MateBook D 15 3i
Another new laptop on Huawei’s lineup that is also perfect for creatives, this time a new version of an old favourite, is the HUAWEI MateBook D 15 i3. This laptop comes with a range of improved features that deliver an even better user experience, including the HUAWEI FullView Display, powerful performance and stylish design, to mention a few.
The HUAWEI MateBook D 15 i3 features a 16:9 aspect ratio and recessed camera. The top and side bezels are only 5.3mm thick, resulting in an 87% screen to body ratio, perfect for editing video footage or magazine layouts if you’re an art director.
The HUAWEI MateBook D 15 i3 sports a 15.6-inch, 1080p FHD IPS screen with anti-glare protection, meanwhile offering a wide viewing angle of 178°, which for someone spending hours looking at the screen, can help you rest assured that you won’t strain your eyes. And if you’re constantly on the move you will appreciate the lightweight and exquisite HUAWEI MateBook D 15 i3 with a streamlined design with dimensions of only 357.8mm x 229.9mm x 16.9mm.
When you purchase either of these laptops, you will get a two-year collect, repair and return VIP service warranty with 24/7 online technical support valued at R1,299. Get your HUAWEI Matebook 14 for R24,999 or the HUAWEI MateBook D15 i3 for just R10,999 either in-store or by visiting the HUAWEI Store (Online). Both these laptops come with the premium HUAWEI Backpack, HUAWEI Bluetooth mouse, and HUAWEI VIP service all valued at R2,997 (Ts & Cs Apply).