Huawei Matebook 13 vs Macbook Air After One Month (2019)

by birtanpublished on August 21, 2020

It's been over a month since while we sent over their maple 13 and it's no secret that I'm a Mac user so I've been using the MacBook Air since launch so what I want to do is I want to share with you my experience on what it's like using the mate book 13 and how it

Compares to the MacBook Air and what I want to do is help you make a buying decision if you're looking for one of these to pick up and I think that if you're not totally tied into the Apple ecosystem that this could be the laptop

To make you try something new this year so I'm gonna get some coffee let's talk the transition from the MacBook Air to the huawei mate book 13 for a month really wasn't that tough because they both have the same form

Factor they're both built really well with all metal they both have the same port selection they have a headphone jack two USB type-c ports actually the Huawei has one on each side which makes things really practical for me but the

One thing that I noticed is that you can only charge from the left side which I always try to go and plug in to the right side hopefully they can fix that through a software update or something but the big difference for me is

Thunderbolt 3 available on the MacBook Air and even though I'm not a huge Centreville 3 connected person I don't really use the GPUs that much but the huawei you don't have that choice but the good thing about this is that

There's a dedicated GPU in this thing so you can do professional work without Thunderbolt 3 so that's really nice for the maple so two big notable things for me when switching over to the mate book 13 was number one to display they both

Have 13-inch displays but I noticed that you can really see the difference in the screen and body ratio on the mate book 13 it just looks so much cleaner and also enjoyed the touchscreen especially for Windows I don't use it a ton but I

Like getting to the settings this way and sometimes when you hit by button or if you're just scrolling to a website it's really nice and it's got that 3×2 aspect ratio which makes things a little bit easier you can

See a little bit more of the webpage so I enjoyed that as well the MacBook also has a good display but that huge bezel on the top I notice that every time I go back to it now so the main book definitely spoiled me in that

Department second big thing is the keyboard because there's gonna be a lot of debate over this but the third gen butterfly keyboard still is not the greatest on the MacBook Air it doesn't really have a lot of travel to it now

You do get used to the keyboard and if you like it then you know kudos to you I mean it's not like I can't type on it but it's not as comfortable as the maple 13 so when I first got on the maple 13 there was a lot of travel it's really

Comfortable to type on so for me scripting and researching is a lot more comfortable on this so that was one of the things that are really appreciated and when it comes to the trackpad I really like how Apple strike pads are so

Big but that transition wasn't that bad either on this because the maple 13 has a really rectangular and wide trackpad it might not be as big as the MacBook but it was a pretty easy transition as well

Uses precision drivers so that's my driver of choice so at least you get a lot of customization there and responsiveness is good as well both of these have fingerprint scanners touch ID works really well but every

Time that you open up the MacBook you have to put in your password which is fine but here on the maple 13 I can just hit the power button one time and it reads my fingerprint at the same time so I can just take a sip of coffee

And he's just gonna log me in and I'm ready to work so there doesn't look like it's a big deal but when you do this over and over and over again you really get to appreciate how fast and convenient that is this is random but

This is a cat cafe when it comes to raw power this is where I feel like the Huawei pulls away a little bit because of the fact that this can go up to an i7 quad core the newer version actually and it's a u series processor where the

MacBook Air has a Y series processor it's only dual-core now they both have a gigabytes of RAM and when it comes to performance I'm not really a huge fan of synthetic benchmarks but when you look at the two side-by-side you can really

See how much more potential there is in power with the maple 13 so if you're looking for power then you're probably gonna end up picking this one now when it comes to value the base level MacBook Air comes with 128 gigabytes of storage

For the SSD that's pretty small whereas this version here $100 more we'll get you a 512 gigabyte SSD so to me that's a pretty big deal unless you're living in the cloud which I can understand that you don't care about that but when it

Comes to getting more for the value for what you're paying for that's where I feel like the Huawei really starts pulling away so it's not all bad for the MacBook Air though because even though it does have weaker internals and the Y

Series processor is really not that great especially because it's dual-core but that's the one thing that Apple has going for them is the software optimization that they have because believe it or not I can edit or K video

On the MacBook Air with really no big problems because Final Cut is so well optimized for this kind of hardware that it actually works now it's not the speediest operation but you can't edit 4k video on this but with the Huawei you

Can definitely get that done so even if you're using premiere you can probably edit 4k on here without a lot of complications so if you're doing a lot of effects and you're putting a lot of layers then you're probably gonna want

To go to 1080 but when it comes to Photoshop Lightroom that stuff's gonna run rate on the huawei and that's the one thing that the huawei also has is that internal built-in GPU internal built-in GPU they

All do dedicated GPU has got that in here so you can game and that's the one thing that the Mac can't do because we all know that gaming on Mac is not a good experience but that's the one thing I really liked about the flexibility the

Huawei because I don't want to give you the wrong impression this is not a gaming laptop but with that MX 150 there 25 watt version you can't play some cool games on here so no matter where you are at the airport or wherever so if you

Travel a lot you can bust out a quick game on here overwatch you're gonna be able to play on low and you're still gonna be able to get in those games whenever you want to you can play a Tomb Raider you could

Probably play apex some you could probably do a lot of that stuff on this but you're not gonna get the greatest experience your frame rates aren't gonna be crazy but to be able to play games on this really small form-factor that's in

Your backpack that's pretty nice so that's a pretty big win for the wall way as well after using these two for an extended period of time I feel like it doesn't matter which one you actually pick up because they're both really good

Especially in their own right like they're different and I think they're trying to accomplish two different things I feel like the MacBook Air is trying to be more of a supplemental computer to maybe a more powerful iMac

Where the Huawei is trying to be a standalone laptop there's more power there's more performance and you get that in pretty much the same price that you get for the MacBook Air so twelve hundred dollars for the entry-level

MacBook and you're getting $1300 here for the Specht out mate for thirteen and this gives you more storage dedicated GPU and a much more powerful processor so if you just take ecosystem aside because trust me the Apple ecosystem is

Very powerful because I'm tied in to it so if you are not tied into it then this looks like a much better value and it is because you're just getting so much more for the money and even when you compare it to other Windows laptops for this

Form factor and what you're getting is very very competitive if not one of the best deals on the PC market right now so if you're not tied into the Apple ecosystem which is priceless I get II can't put a price on ecosystem then I

Would take a look at the maple Claire team because this could be the PC that changes your mind so I would give this a try because I think that this is one of the best packages that are out there right now in pcs so thanks for watching

This let me know which one that you prefer like I said I think they're both great let me know which laptop so you want me to take a look at next and do comparisons like this with and subscribe for more and I will see you guys in the

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