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If you are ready to buy a thin laptop, now it’s the right time for that. The laptop market has emerged and improved a lot over the past few years aside from smartphones. Everything is getting compact – reliable – and most importantly, powerful.

macbook air vs huawei matebook

Some say that Huawei is not as big brand as Apple is when it comes to laptops (and smartphones), but comparing their newest laptop release – the MateBook with the actual MacBook won’t hurt anyone.

In case you are wondering why are both of the laptops’ names so similar, you are not the only one. We won’t say that Huawei tried to ‘steal’ the legendary name for laptops – but has definitely shot near the MateBook, ZenBook and a lot of other ‘books’.


You should know that the Huawei MateBook is not a standard laptop. It is actually a hybri tablet that makes the company’s first move towards producing computers. Some would say that it is better to compare this model with the latest iPad Pro, but we will still stick to where this device mostly belongs – in the laptop world.

On the other hand, the MacBook Air is a standard for a portable laptop. It is among the most popular laptops in the world and is perfect for travelers, quick workers and people that want an amazing (12 hour) battery life without the need of a charger.

When comparing this two laptops, design is the first thing that pops up in our mind. We must admit that the MateBook features a solid design – maybe not as solid as MacBook Air’s – but still good looking for a device. Being only 6.9 millimeters thick and weighing only 1.4 pounds – points go to the MateBook Air for even better portability and compactness than the MacBook Air.


However, what’s inside will always matter – and the MateBook by Huawei is nothing but a powerful tablet. The 1 inch screen takes up most of the front side and has a very little bezel around the display itself. Faturing an USB-C to micro-USB cable and a USB-C to traditonal USB-A adapter, it seems like Huawei really wants this model to stand out from the rest.

However, the Macbook Air has got all that – without the HDMI port which has always been a topic for discussion. Therefore, both of the laptops have some flaws but the bottom line is that both of them are great for travel. While the MacBook Air is the best choice you can go for, the MateBook by Huawei is still something you may want to consider – especially if you need a tablet and a laptop. If that’s the case, you should definitely go for it.