The MateBook 14 was already equipped with a 14-inch 3:2 touchscreen, but the new MateBook 14s has a larger 14.2-inch screen and the resolution was raised from 2160 x 1140 pixels to 1520 x 1680 pixels (2.5k). This results in a pixel density of 213 ppi and a sharp picture. The subjective picture quality of the glossy LTPS screen is excellent and convinces with crisp and rich images. Thanks to the integrated light sensor, the brightness can automatically be adjusted to the ambient light.
Huawei advertises a brightness of 400cd/m² and a contrast ratio of 1500:1, and we can confirm these values. Our measurements with the X-Rite i1 Pro 2 and the professional CalMAN software determine an average brightness of 407 cd/m² with a contrast of more than 1800:1 (black value 0.23). These are very good results, but rivals like the MateBook X Pro, the MateBook 14 as well as the Dell XPS 13 have an advantage in terms of brightness.
There is only minor backlight bleeding along the edges even at the maximum brightness with dark pictures, but they are not visible in everday tasks. We can detect display flickering at 27 kHz when the brightness drops to 40% or lower, but the frequency is very high and should not cause any limitations.
By pressing Fn+R, you can switch the refresh rate between 60 Hz and 90 Hz, and the display will turn off for a second during the switch. The picture is noticeably smoother at 90 Hz when you scroll or move windows. However, there is no advantage for video playback, so it is more of a gimmick.