New tech isn't normally something we get too excited about. But here's an exception. Huawei's new MateView monitor really is worth having a look at, especially if you're a visual creative.
It reproduces your work in amazing clarity. The colours are highly accurate, so whether you're creating for print or digital, you can be sure that what you're seeing will be true to the finished product.
The 28.2-inch screen is the perfect size for examining your work in detail. You can connect to it wirelessly or by cable. And it looks sleek and attractive too.
Want to know more? Read on as we dish the details, and give you five reasons why using the HUAWEI MateView can give your creative practice a real boost.
1. It takes colour accuracy to the next level
Whether you're a photographer, illustrator, graphic designer, web designer, animator or video editor, getting your colours right is central to the success of your creative work.
So you need a monitor that shows you exactly how your colours will look when that work is reproduced and shared elsewhere. And the HUAWEI MateView offers a quite remarkable degree of colour accuracy.
Each monitor is also professionally calibrated in the factory to accurately produce colours, achieving a colour accuracy rating of ΔE <1 in sRGB mode and ΔE <2 in DCI-P3 mode. The MateView is VESA DisplayHDR 400 certified, which means you'll have no problem discerning details hidden in darker areas. And you'll benefit from the vast breadth of colours on display, with MateView supporting 98% of the DCI-P3 colour gamut and 100% of the sRGB colour gamut.
That means you get 1.07 billion colours from your HUAWEI MateView. No, that's not a typo: the HUAWEI MateView gives you more than a billion colours. And that really will give a big boost to your ability to create and edit creative work accurately.
2. The resolution is super-high
There was a time when HD resolution, aka 1080p, was considered the height of sophistication. Then things started shifting towards 2K, aka QHD or 1440p, which features twice the pixel density of HD.
However, nowadays, 4K Ultra-HD has become the standard for all forms of content creation. That means to view your work in the way clients and customers are going to see it; you need a monitor with four times the pixel density of HD.
With the HUAWEI MateView, you get exactly that… and more. In fact, the MateView supports a native 4K+ Ultra-HD resolution of 3840 × 2560.
That's a staggering 1.5 million extra pixels compared to standard 4K (3840 × 2160). And this gives the MateView the ability to faithfully reproduce even the tiniest detail of your creative work on screen.
3. It's a lovely big screen
There's no point in having outstanding colour accuracy and super-high picture resolution if the screen isn't big enough to see everything in detail. Thankfully, the HUAWEI MateView comes with a large 28.2-inch, 3:2 display that gives you the perfect visual canvas to work from.
This lovely big screen helps you to see your work at large sizes – perfect for photo editing, illustration, graphic design and more. Plus, the 94% screen-to-body ratio means that the side bezels are barely visible (6mm), giving you maximum real estate for viewing your creations.
4. You'll be protecting your eyes
The picture quality of a monitor isn't just about what greets your eyes. It's also about what it does to your eyes themselves.
Let's face it, the one thing that's more important than even your creative work is protecting your health. And we all know instinctively that staring at a screen all day, every day, can do damage to our eyesight over the long term.
To help protect you, the MateView features clever tech that filters harmful light emissions and alleviates the potential eye fatigue caused by screen flickers. And you don't have to take our word for it. The monitor has received TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light and Flicker-Free certifications, attesting to its success in safeguarding optical health.
5. It's beautifully designed
How much of our lives do we spend sat in our workspace? It doesn't bear thinking about, really. But let's agree that it's a lot. So if you're going to be looking at a monitor all day, it makes sense to invest in one that's nicely designed, both in terms of aesthetic appeal and comfortable functionality. Happily, the HUAWEI MateView nails both.
Inspired by the compositions of renowned painter Wassily Kandinsky and the concept of Futurism, its clever design forgoes the bulky backplates of traditional monitors in favour of a cool geometric design, featuring a magnetic back panel for a sleek and minimalist look.
Rather than the kind of clunky on-screen menu you expect from traditional monitors, the MateView introduces a cleverly hidden Smart Bar, which gives you an easy-to-use touch interface to adjust settings like input source and volume.
And finally, the integrated, height-adjustable mount means you can adjust the height and tilt of the MateView effortlessly. That means you'll be able to sit comfortably, view your work from the appropriate angles, and overall just have a more enjoyable experience as you do the work you love.
The HUAWEI MateView is available to pre-order from the Huawei Store now and is on sale, RRP £599.99. Customers purchasing from a Huawei Store and selected retailers before 30 September 2021 also qualify for £200 cashback.