Huawei MateBook series notebook family got new members today. Apart from the MateBook X and the MateBook 13/14 Ryzen Edition, the company also uncovered the MateBook B series. As the name implies, it is positioned in the business field. The series debuted with the MateBook B5-420, MateBook B3-510, and MateBook B3-410.
MateBook B Series: MateBook B5-420 Features
First, let’s take a look at the MateBook B5-420. This model comes with a metal body design. It uses a precision sandblasting as well as chamfered diamond cutting process. It is available in deep space gray color. The thickest part is 15.9 mm, and it weighs only 1.53 kg. Like many other Huawei MateBook series products, the power button integrates the fingerprint recognition module. There is also a 1Mp hidden camera. The laptop sports a three-speed backlit full-size island-style chocolate keyboard, dual speakers, and four microphones.
The 14-inch ultra-narrow-edge full-screen has the following paramteres: 90% screen ratio, IPS panel, 2160×1440 resolution, 70.8% NTSC color gamut, 100% sRGB, 1000:1 contrast ratio, and 300nits brightness.
Under the hood, it carries the Intel tenth generation Core processor (i5-10210U and i7-10510U). The NVIDIA MX350 discrete graphics card is options. Also, the hardware features include an 8/16GB LPDDR3-2133 dual-channel memory, a 512GB PCIe NVMe solid state drive, Wi-Fi 5, 2×2 MIMO wireless network card, and Bluetooth 5.0.
The Huawei MateBook B series laptops come with a 56Whr lithium polymer battery. It is capable of providing 14.7 hours of local high-definition video playback. Charging 15 minutes will provide endurance of 3 hours. The laptop comes with a 65W USB-C mini charger, weighing only 160 grams. It’s compatible with Huawei smartphone fast charging.
In terms of heat dissipation, it adopts a three-dimensional air intake design and dual heat pipes. The large shark fin fan 2.0 has an increase of air volume by 18%. Also, it comes with with intelligent filtering technology and seven temperature sensors.
As for interfaces, there is one USB-A 3.0 and one USB-A 2.0 ports. Both support 5V/1.5A charging. Apart from this, the Huawei MateBook B carries one USB-C which supports data transfer, one 3.5mm headphone jack, one HDMI, and one mini RJ45.
You can choose any from three variants of the MateBook B5-420: i5/8GB/512GB for 6999 yuan ($1013), i5/8GB/512GB/MX350 for 7699 yuan ($1114), i7/16GB/512GB for 8699 yuan ($1259).
MateBook B3-510 and B3-410 Features
The MateBook B3-510 and B3-410 come with a slim design. The metal housing has a deep gray color. The main difference is the size of the screen and the body. The former features a 15.6-inch screen and a matte body. Three sides of the screen have a 5.3 mm narrow frame. The proportion of screen is 87%. The thickness is about 16.9 mm, and the weight is about 1.53 kg. At the same time, the latter features a 14-inch screen, which supports 180-degree opening and closing. The frame width is 4.8 mm. The screen accounts for 84%. The thickness is about 15.9 mm, and the weight is about 1.38 kg.
Both have a resolution of 1920×1200, a color gamut covering 45% NTSC, a contrast ratio of 800:1, and a brightness of 250nits. Moreover, these laptops have German Rheinland Low Blue Light certification.
Other configurations are basically the same: fingerprint recognition + power button, 1MP hidden camera, dual speakers, dual microphones, tenth generation Core i5-10210U/i7-10510U processor, UHD 620 core graphics card, 8GB DDR4-2400 dual-channel memory, 256/512GB PCIe solid state drive, Wi-Fi 5 2×2 MIMO wireless network card, and Bluetooth 5.0.
The Huawei Shark Fin 2.0 silent fan has high-density slim S-shaped fan blades.
The battery capacities are 56Whr and 42Whr, respectively. The standard 65W USB-C charger can charge 53% and 46% respectively in half an hour.
As for interfaces, these MateBook B series laptops comes with one USB-A 3.0, two USB-A 2.0 (B3-410 has only one), one USB-C (supports charging/data transmission), one HDMI, one 3.5mm, one mini RJ-45.
In terms of price, the MateBook B3-510 i5/8GB/256GB costs 5499 yuan ($796), i7/8GB/256GB is 6699 yuan ($970); MateBook B3-410 i5/8GB/256GB costs 5499 yuan ($796), i5/8GB/512GB costs 5799 yuan ($839), and the i7/8GB/512GB model costs 6999 yuan ($1013).