Our opinion on this Huawei Matebook B5-430
The thin and light versatile laptop runs on Windows 10 Pro Huawei Matebook B5-430 equipped with a fingerprint reader, connectivity with Wi-Fi ax and USB-C, as well as fast 512GB SSD storage that improves responsiveness. This Ultrabook with an elegant silver-colored design stands out with its 14-inch IPS 2K anti-glare screen in the original 3:2 format and sRGB colors that are more natural than the average. This laptop is also efficient in everyday use with its 8GB RAM and its Intel Tiger Lake Quad Core i5 processor with Iris Xe graphics capable of running modest games.
Features of this Huawei Matebook B5-430
|Screen(s)||14.0” 2K LED IPS 300cd/m² 1500:1 100% sRGB 3:2 thin bezels (2160×1440, antiglare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-1135G7 Tiger Lake (2.4GHz, 4 cores)|
|RAM installed||8GB DDR4 2400MHz (soldered)|
|Graphics Card||Intel Iris Xe integrated into the processor|
|Storage||512GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)|
|connectors||2 USB 3.2 + 1 USB-C (Gen1), HDMI 1.4|
|Network||Wi-Fi 6 ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5.1, mini RJ45 (adapter to Ethernet included)|
|Windows Hello||Yes, via fingerprint reader|
|audio system||2 x 2W speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Pro 64-bit|
|Announced runtime / Battery||8 hours / Li-Polymer 56Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.49kg / 307.5 x 223.8 x 15.9″|
This Huawei Matebook B5-430 against the competition
This Huawei Matebook B5-430 is currently: balance by means of Cybertek and Grosbill† It offers an interesting configuration / price ratio for its category, where it is one of the few to offer such a high-definition screen in such a square format and such faithful colors, but also with a fingerprint reader, all under Windows Pro. †
Chassis, connectors, screen of this Huawei Matebook B5-430
With its thin and light silver aluminum design, this versatile compact laptop has a sleek and understated appearance.
This Ultrabook runs on Windows 10 Pro, a more complete system than the classic Windows 10 with advanced network management and security tools such as BitLocker.
Professionals in particular will appreciate being able to authenticate themselves through fingerprint recognition thanks to the integrated biometric reader, using Windows Hello technology.
In terms of connectivity, this Ultrabook is well equipped with its USB-C, its practical HDMI video output to easily connect it to, for example, a TV or monitor, its Wi-Fi ax wireless modules (newer and more efficient than wifi ac) and Bluetooth 5.1 for external connections and communication, the audio port or its 2 USB 3.2 (USB 2.0 compatible) guarantees transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 when USB 3.0 peripherals are connected to it.
It should be noted that the webcam is directly hidden in a function key at the top of the keyboard. To use it, just press the appropriate key, which has the advantage of preserving privacy but the disadvantage of not offering the best viewing angle.
The screen stands out because of its 3:2 format, which is much squarer than the traditional 16:9 format, which is comfortable for office automation and the Internet, for example. As a bonus, the screen adopts a 2K definition which is superior to Full HD and therefore very suitable for High Definition content. In addition, thanks to the IPS and sRGB specifications, the screen displays significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles, as well as more true-to-life colorimetry than the average. Thanks to the anti-reflective treatment, the screen is also easier to read in a bright environment (eg outdoors) than a glossy panel.
Performance, autonomy of this Huawei Matebook B5-430
This Huawei Matebook B5-430 is a thin and light compact High Definition laptop designed for everyday use.
Equipped with 8 GB RAM and a power-efficient Intel Tiger Lake Quad Core i5-1135G7 processor, this versatile Ultrabook delivers good overall performance that can satisfy many users.
Including those who want to view photos and videos but also play modest titles as it is quite possible with this elegant silver laptop when it does not have a dedicated graphics card. How ? Thanks to the benefits of the Intel Iris Xe solution (tested) integrated in the Core i5.
On the storage side there is a silent SSD but also less power consuming than a hard drive, more robust and much faster. For example, the SSD guarantees a much better response and fluidity every day than a simple hard drive, implying in particular much faster start-ups/stops, processing and application launches, or even a faster arrival on the cards of games in line.
Here we find a 512 GB SSD, a capacity in line with what hard drives offer as standard. However, if you need more space, you can of course count on an external storage unit. Opting for a USB-C/USB 3.0 device is an interesting solution to obtain fast transfers.
As for the autonomy of this elegant versatile Ultrabook, whose transport is facilitated by its compactness, finesse and lightness, expect about 8 hours of battery life with light use.