14-inch 2021 laptop Guide: The top picks for your next 2021 laptop in the UAE!

September 20, 2021

For a long time, the majority of laptops fell into one of three camps. There were 13-inch laptops meant for portability, 17-inch laptops for people who needed large displays, and 15-inch laptops for everyone else! Nevertheless, every now and then some brands would buck the trend with a 14-inch laptop, which provides the portability of an ultra-slim machine with enough screen space to be productive. Whether you are looking for a laptop for gaming or a creative workstation for content creation or simply an everyday laptop for this back to school season, one of the first things you would consider are price and the best possible features. Ideally, the top 14-inch laptops should be packing serious internals and hardware ranging from quality processors, to amazing graphic cards while still keeping things nice with a minimalist, thin and light design, and would not break the bank either. Here, we have rounded up some of the top 2021 14-inch laptops that you could get your hands on in the UAE and why you the HUAWEI MateBook 14 should be on top of your list.

HUAWEI MateBook 14

Huawei’s latest 2K all-rounded sleek laptop features a 2K eye-comfort FullView display with a resolution of 2160×1440, and a pixel density of 185 pixels per inch (ppi), and with support for 100 percent of the sRGB colour space, 1500:1 contrast ratio and peak brightness of 300 nits.

In terms of performance and workload, this 2K all-rounded laptop does not disappoint. The 11th Gen Intel® Core™ Processor powers the HUAWEI MateBook 14 for heavy computing and getting work done smoothly.

The HUAWEI MateBook 14 falls under the range of Super Device Products Huawei recently launched. This laptop can connect wirelessly with compatible tablets like the all-new 12.6-inch HUAWEI MatePad Pro and with monitors like the HUAWEI MateView via a USB-C cable providing you with futuristic multi-device collaboration and cross-device file sharing with simple drag and drop between the trio.


The new HUAWEI MateBook 14 Leverages the distributed capabilities of the Super Device to boost productivity and creativity. You can wirelessly project the 12.6-inch HUAWEI MatePad pro to the HUAWEI MateBook 14 to enjoy the new features of the Tablet-PC Multi-screen Collaboration that come with three modes; Mirror, Extend and Collaborate.

Based on Huawei’s distributed technologies, Multi-screen Collaboration features help bridge the gap between Windows and Android operating systems at the ground level, enabling seamless cross-device collaboration, file sharing and multi-screen control. Under Multi-screen Collaboration, the recently launched HUAWEI nova 8 can be connected with the HUAWEI MateBook 14 to form a powerful Super Device. Once connected, the laptop can access mobile files, and open up to three folders while the smartphone can function as the PC’s thumb device, making cross-device file management easier than ever.

Moreover, you can connect the laptop with the HUAWEI MateView via cable to have an extra screen providing you with an immersive viewing space while also wirelessly projecting the screen of the 12.6inch HUAWEI MatePad Pro onto the HUAWEI MateBook 14. The benefits of having this trio set-up is the easy swapping of wireless and wired connections which lets you easily switch between work mode, and personal mode.

Besides aesthetically pleasing designs and high performance, battery life is also an essential part of the user experience. The 56Wh high capacity battery in the HUAWEI MateBook 14 works together with Huawei’s smart power management solution to maximise battery life. The versatile in-box 65W USB Type-C power adaptor supports multiple power output standards for not only fast notebook charging, but also

HUAWEI SuperCharge when connected to compatible Huawei smartphones. Moreover, when needed, Power off Reverse Charging enables the new 14-inch notebook to act as an emergency power bank for charging other devices.

HUAWEI MateBook 14 Specifications:

Display: 14-inch 2K eye-comfort FullView display

Processor: 11th Gen Intel® Core™ Processor i5/i7

Battery and charging speed: 56Wh large battery + 65W SuperCharge

RAM: 16GB 

Storage: 512GB SSD

Weight: 1.49kg Aluminium Alloy

Size: 307.5mm ×223.8mm ×15.9mm


HP Pavilion 14-DW1002NE

HP’s Pavilion x360 14-dw1002ne comes with a 14-inch touch-screen display with a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixel per density. You get to see more content with 178° wide-viewing angles and a vibrant picture. In addition, with touchscreen technology, you can control your PC right from the screen.

The HP Pavilion x360 14-dw1002ne is fitted with the 11th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor for getting things done fast with good performance and stable connectivity. Battery life and charging speeds are key factors when deciding the top laptops available in the market. HP’s Pavilion 14-DW1002NE comes with a 40Wh Battery which lasts long. Meanwhile the 45W HP’s Express Charge can provide users with 50% battery power in approximately 45 minutes.

In terms of computing and processing convenience, this laptop comes fitted with an 8GB RAM and 512GB internal storage (SSD) for sleek multitasking. This combination is ideal for running several programs smoothly.

HP Pavilion 14-DW1002NE Specifications: 

Display: 14-inch display

Processor: 11th Gen Intel® Core™ Processor i7

Battery and charging speed: 40Wh Battery + 45W Express Charge RAM: 16GB 

Storage: 512GB SSD

Weight: 1.72Kg Metal Body 

Size: 324.30mmx 222.80mmx 18.94mm

Lenovo Yoga Slim 14 ITL05

The Lenovo Yoga Slim 14 ITL05 comes with a 14-inch touch-enabled display with a FHD+ screen resolution of 1920 x 1080-pixel density. Edged with razor-thin bezels, the 14″ display offers stunning clarity, colour, and detail, and 300 nits of brightness.

Optimized with machine-learning technologies, the Lenovo Yoga Slim 14 ITL05 offers ultra responsive, intuitive performance in a remarkably thin and light laptop.

When fully charged, Lenovo claims the Lenovo Yoga Slim 14 ITL05 will run all day—for up to 14 hours. In addition, when you need a boost, switch to Intelligent Cooling mode, which is co-engineered with Intel®, for an extra 15-20% battery life. Alternatively, there is Rapid Charge Pro, which gets you back to 80% capacity within an hour. The 60.7Wh battery can be charged up to 50 percent in 30 minutes with standby mode or while powered off.

Moreover, with up to 16GB RAM and 512GB internal memory storage you are guaranteed smooth computing and multitasking regardless of the workload.

Lenovo Yoga Slim 14 ITL05


Display: 14-inch touch-screen 

Processor: 11th Gen Intel Core i7 

Battery and charging speed: 60.7WhBattery + 65WExpress Charge

RAM: 16GB 

Storage: 1TB SSD

Weight: 1.36Kg Metal Body 

Size: 320.6mm x 208.18mm x 14.9mm  


There are many 14-inch laptops in the UAE market covering a gamut of budgets and use cases. While some can be happy with a system good enough for web surfing, others need a laptop than can handle tasks that are more intensive. The HUAWEI MateBook 14 gives you all that and a tad bit starting with its 2K eye-comfort FullView display, 11th Gen Intel® Core™ Processor for smooth and solid performance, Super Device features which offers futuristic ways to interconnect with multiple devices for seamless cross-device sharing and so much more!

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2020 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2018, CES 2017, 2016 and 2015. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering. Reach him at: editor@t3me.com.