In MWC this year, Huawei has unveiled their new laptop called Matebook X Pro. It’s the upgraded version of last year’s Matebook X. If last year’s Matebook X was comparable to Apple MacBook, then the new Matebook X Pro will be a suitable competition for the MacBook Pro.
The design of the new Huawei Matebook X Pro feels premium. It features an aluminum unibody design with diamond cut edges. This thing makes the laptop to look and feel luxurious.
The Matebok X Pro is as thin as 4.9mm and as thick as 14.6 mm, and it weighs just 1.33Kg which I think is lighter than Apple’s Macbook Pro.
It has a full-size keyboard which is backlit and spill-proof. The Matebook X Pro sports a 13.9 inches IPS screen with amazingly thin bezels surrounding it. The screen has 91% screen to body ratio which makes it look almost bezel-less.
In fact, the bezels on this are so thin that Huawei came up with a unique place for the camera. The webcam in this is fitted inside the key between F6 and F7. Pressing the key lets the 720p camera appears.
Now, the screen in this is a 10-point touchscreen protected with Gorilla glass and anti-fingerprint coating. It has a resolution of 3k, i.e., 3000×2000 pixels having 260 PPI. It has a 3:2 pixels ratio with a maximum brightness of 450nits and having a contrast ratio of 1500:1.
Talking about the specifications, it has the latest 8th gen Intel Core i5 and i7 processors. Which are 40% faster than the 7th gen processors. It will come in two RAM variants, i.e., 8GB and 16GB.
It’s the thinnest laptop featuring Nvidia GPU. This has Nvidia GeForce MX150 2GB DDR5 graphics memory. You can also add an external graphics card up to GTX 1080, making it a Gaming Beast.
The Matebook X Pro will be coming in two storage options. One with 256 GB SSD and other with 512 GB SSD. Which will help the apps or windows to load much faster.
Talking about the ports, it has 1 USB Type-A, 2 USB Type-C and one 3.5 mm jack.
Altogether the Huawei Matebook X Pro is a solid performer with excellent gaming characteristics. This could be helpful for rendering images or videos at high resolutions.
Price and Availability
Huawei said that the lowest variant of Huawei Matebook X Pro would be priced around $1850. While the price got, higher spec version will be around $2350. The exact release date for the Matebook X Pro is unclear. The company says that it will be coming in Quarter 2 this year.