<!–[if IE 9]><!–[if IE 9]> Le moniteur Huawei entièrement revêtu d'aluminium.

Huawei’s all-aluminum coated monitor.

The design of the 28.2-inch Huawei MateView monitor is particularly good. The exemplary finishing of the aluminium frame and stand show the brand’s expertise in the high-end segment.

<!–[if IE 9]><!–[if IE 9]>L'arrière du moniteur.

The rear is just like the front: totally uncluttered, with a finish that’s as neat as ever. We only regret that Huawei does not offer a cable management system. However, it remains possible to use the velcro loop of the power cable to group the connectivity.

<!–[if IE 9]><!–[if IE 9]> La rotule de réglage n'en est pas vraiment une.

The adjustment ball joint is not really one.

The ball joint behind the screen makes it look like the monitor is adjustable in all directions – like some Samsung monitors(Odyssey G7 27″ for example) – but it’s not.

<!–[if IE 9]><!–[if IE 9]> Le réglage de la hauteur et de l'inclinaison.

The height and tilt adjustment.

Indeed, this monitor is content with the tilt adjustment between -5° and +18° and the height adjustment over 11 cm. The ball joint does not allow rotation or switching to portrait mode. From the side, one can’t help but think of the design of Apple’s new iMac M1.

<!–[if IE 9]><!–[if IE 9]>La connectique.

The connectivity is spread across the back and side of the stand. So on the back, there is the USB-C connector for the 135W external power supply, a mini-DisplayPort input and an HDMI input. On the side, Huawei has placed the two USB 3.0 ports, the USB-C port handling DisplayPort (DisplayPort Alternate Mode) and charging up to 65W, and a headphone output in mini-jack format. On the bottom left, you can also see one of the two wide-field microphones that equip the monitor (the second is on the other side). of the stand) as well as the NFC chip placement icon for wireless connection of a Huawei device (Huawei NFC smartphone with EMUI 10.0). The monitor also has Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for connection with Windows 10 PC via Miracast. It also embeds two 5W speakers at the base of the stand whose quality is very average. It’s interesting for watching short videos, but not for listening to music or watching movies.

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<!–[if IE 9]><!–[if IE 9]> La

The “SmartBar”: a touch-sensitive bar to access settings.

To navigate the menus, the Huawei monitor exploits a touch bar at the base of the panel. This system works very well. A single tap navigates through the menus and a double-tap takes you back. The two-finger scroll feature allows you to quickly switch between sources. The monitor has its own operating system, albeit very limited. It is possible to connect a mouse to configure access to the wifi network, for example, or to activate automatic updates. We almost regret that Huawei didn’t push the concept a bit further by integrating applications like Samsung does on its Smart Monitor M7.

<!–[if IE 9]><!–[if IE 9]> Le Huawei MateView 28 sur notre bureau.

The Huawei MateView 28 on our desktop.

This 28-inch monitor only takes up a small amount of space on our 140 x 60 cm reference desk. The depth of the stand is limited to 18 cm and the width is just over 17 cm. The pure design contributes to the discretion of the whole. As for the 3:2 ratio, it is – not surprisingly – very pleasant to use, especially for surfing the web and office tasks. For video, this is a little less true, as you inevitably end up with black bands at the top and bottom. As with Ultra HD monitors, the 3840 x 2560 px Ultra HD+ definition is handled very well by Windows 10 and macOS with comfortable scaling at 150%.

Reducing the brightness to 61 to achieve a white at 150 cd/m², the Huawei MateView 28 consumes 26 W, which means a relative power consumption that reaches 109 W/m², slightly higher than the average of the tested monitors (100 W/m²). It consumes 20 W at minimum brightness (27 cd/m²) and 57 W at maximum (498 cd/m²).

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