The Matebook X Pro represents Huawei’s next step towards diversifying its products, and the new ultrabook from the Chinese manufacturer recently arrived at our editorial office. During our time with the device, it really showed that Huawei knows what it’s doing. Is it a threat to Apple’s MacBook Pro?
The Matebook X Pro is inspired by Apple’s latest MacBook Pro while borrowing little touches that are more “premium” from other manufacturers. Huawei, who delivers a particularly well-constructed and well-finished product, does not hold that out. All aluminum, the chassis is sober and well assembled. The only noticeable flaw is the hood’s tendency – simply dressed with the brand logo – to get dirty quickly.
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With a weight of only 1.33 Kg and a size of 304x217x14.6mm, you can slip it into any backpack or bag and almost forget it. The ultrabook is made entirely of aluminum with a huge Huawei logo on the back of the display, and at first glance, it resembles an Apple product, which isn’t a criticism. The Matebook X Pro features a 13.9-inch 3-inch IPS touchscreen display with a definition of 3000 x 2000 px. A format similar to that of Surface Microsoft, which is more pleasant to work than the 16: 9.
Only one of these port is a Thunderbolt 3. The other is “just” a USB 3.1. It’s a shame that there’s no SD card reader, which keeps me from calling the Matebook “perfect”.
The heart of Huawei’s laptop is an Intel Core i7/8550U CPU: it’s certainly not the first laptop to mount a CPU in the i7 range, although it’s great to find a Kaby Lake R processor capable of reaching a maximum frequency of 4.0 GHz with Turbo Boost on such a thin device. As far as RAM is concerned, the device has 16GB LPDDR3, with a frequency of 2133 MHz and in Dual Channel configuration. the Intel UHD Graphics 620, along with a discrete one, the Nvidia MX150. The first of the two units has access to 4GB of shared memory, which the second only has 2GB of fast memory type GDRR5. Toshiba supplied the 512GB NVme PCle SSD installed on the Matebook X Pro.
The huge 57.4 The WHr battery provides up to 12 hours of continuous video playback, allowing you to leave the charger well back home. 720p HD webcam is located on the keyboard so you can make sure your privacy is safe when the camera is out of use and only pops up when you need it for a video call. With four microphones, your PC captures your voice with solid clarity from up to four feet away – perfect for conference calls.
The Matebook X Pro is a great surprise and ranks as one of the best ultraportables on the market. Huawei has taken great care of its PC by integrating an impressive screen of brightness and perfectly calibrated, a premium chassis, good battery life, sufficient performance for a large number of tasks. HUAWEI MateBook X Pro is now available on Gearbest.