The Huawei MateBook 13 is an excellent laptop and you can further improve your PC experience by adding various accessories. We've rounded up a few you should consider, including a case, wireless mouse, keyboard, external display, and even a dock.
The MateBook 13 doesn't include any USB-A ports, so grabbing this affordable hub that connects back with USB-C makes a lot of sense. It's a simple hub with four USB-A 3.1 ports that work even with your older USB-A 2.0 devices, it's available in black and white colors, and it allows for data transfer speeds up to about 5 Gbps.
Tomtoc's 360-degree protective sleeve has a polyester finish that is water-resistant, has thick padding around the entire edge, and extra padding on the corners in case of drops. The front has a zippered pocket that can handle a charger and some other accessories, and the main pocket, lined with a foam cushion, is also zippered to keep everything in place.
Logitech's MX Master 2S connects via Bluetooth or the included nano receiver, and it offers up to 70 days of battery life on a single charge. Tracking is accurate enough for productivity and even gaming, and the design keeps it comfortable for extended periods of use. If you need a great wireless mouse to go with your MateBook 13, this is it.
This 27-inch monitor has almost no bezel around it, allowing the 2560x1440 resolution to look brilliant without interruption. Connect with HDMI or DisplayPort, take advantage of multiple USB ports, and adjust for height, pivot, swivel, and tilt to get the right angle no matter the situation. Color reproduction is excellent, with 99% sRGB coverage.
Extra USB storage
Add media, backups, and just about anything else without cluttering up your laptop's storage. Thanks to this external's slim size you can slip it into your laptop bag or even your pocket when you're on the go. A 2TB drive costs only about $65 and you can choose from four colors at checkout.
Hook up all the things
For ports, this dock has four USB-A 3.0, one USB-C, two DisplayPort, one HDMI, a 3.5 mm audio jack, RJ45 Ethernet, and a Kensington lock slot. It offers up to 65 watts of charging back to your laptop when connected with USB-C, and it can support one 5K display or up to three 4K displays.
Available in a 13-inch design, your MateBook 13 will fit snugly inside one of the two padded compartments, and you'll have plenty of room for your accessories in the divided outer pocket. The Maglatch makes for an easy close, and it stays shut until you want it open — no more worrying about whether or not your stuff is falling out while you rush to catch a taxi.
The Razer Rogue isn't technically a case of sorts, but it does allow for any gamer to stow away their Matebook 13 inside with all their gaming gear for countless LAN parties. Throw in multiple controllers and you'll be ready to go when sitting down in front of a console or PC.
This is one of the very best USB-C monitors you can buy. Via one cable you can power a laptop, send video, and use the monitor as a USB hub, with the ability to interface with peripherals plugged into the two built-in USB 3.0 ports. You also have 14 options for layout, so you can view multiple windows simultaneously. So while you've got a laptop plugged in via USB-C you can also attach an HDMI device like a desktop PC or even an Xbox One. And the best part is its ability to power a laptop while acting as a display.
Game on the go
The Huawei MateBook 13 isn't primarily a gaming machine, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy yourself once in awhile, especially if you grab the model with a dedicated NVIDIA MX GPU. If you're accustomed to a controller from your Xbox days, grab an Xbox wireless controller and connect it via Bluetooth.
Need more than just USB ports? This docking station from Plugable (about $94) has four USB-A 2.0 ports, an HDMI port, two USB 3.0 ports, an Ethernet port, and a DVI port. Connect your laptop with a USB 3.0 cable, and add up to two external displays, a keyboard, mouse, and headphones. After all that, you'll still have ports left over.
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You could buy all of the above and have a great time with your new Matebook 13, but when you're on a tighter budget, we'd recommend picking up the Plugable UD-3900, Logitech MX Master 2S, and AmazonBasics USB-C to USB-A hub.
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Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.