Huawei Matebook | £499.97
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Huawei’s Matebook is the slimmest and lightest device we reviewed, despite having one of the largest screens. Its thin chassis has one disadvantage, though, which is that it can only accommodate a single USB Type- C socket. This means you can’t have any peripherals connected while charging the device.
The 12in, 2,160 x 1,440 pixels resolution display is stunning, reproducing 98.4% of the colours in Microsoft’s SRGB standard. It’s bright enough for most purposes, although it loses some detail when displaying darker images.
The big problem is its battery, which lasted just six hours in our video-playback test. You wouldn’t want to leave the house without the charger because it’s unlikely to provide a full day’s use before running out of power. This is probably due to its powerful components, which aced our Windows benchmark test with an impressive score of 26.
The Matebook has seen a number of price drops since its launch last year, bringing it down to its current level. This makes it a bargain, especially as the detachable keyboard is included in the price.