Huawei MateBook X Pro review: what to expect from the upcoming laptop?

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Huawei already surprised us with competitive smartphones.[1] However, the Chinese technology company strikes again and hopes to challenge Apple laptops with its upcoming Huawei MateBook X Pro. Judging from the current reports, the design of the laptop resembles MacBook Pro a lot. However, it seems to offer much more than one of the market leaders. The laptop was recently introduced in Mobile World Congress.

Huawei MateBook X Pro review: will it become a competitor to MacBook Pro?

However, it’s not the first laptop the company released. Last year’s Matebook X[2] was already compared to Apple’s MacBook. However, critics and specialists agree that this year the popular Macbook will need to fight for the best laptop title.

The price and release date is unknown yet. However, some details about new Huawei laptop are already revealed.

Specifications of the MateBook X Pro

The upcoming X Pro laptop will come with Windows 10 Home Signature Image Edition. Additionally, it will include Office 365 with one year license.

Technical specifications are quite impressive too. The main characteristics of the upcoming MateBook are:

  • Intel Core i7-8550U processor;
  • Up to 16 GB RAM memory;
  • Nvidia MX150 discrete graphics processor with 2GB of memory;
  • 512 GB SSD storage;
  • 13.9-inch 3K touchscreen display, 260 pixels per inch;
  • 1.33 kg weight;

As you can see, the MateBook X Pro has the latest Intel 8th generation processor and standalone Nvidia graphics card. Additionally, it supports Thunderbolt 3 and has two USB-C and one USB-A ports.

Huwaei promises an amazing battery life

Developers claim that the MateBook X Pro laptop can last the whole workday. The laptop is expected to survive 12 hours of video streaming without being charged. Indeed, that sounds impressive!

It takes only 30 minutes of fast charging to keep MateBook X Pro working for 8 hours.

Additionally, the charger is supposed to be the same size as smartphones. The company tells that the laptop will come together with a compact 65W USB-C charger, which is described as:

intelligent enough to charge anything safely

There’s no doubt that we all love fast charging batteries. Having small and light chargers instead of those old and heavy ones is also a big advantage.

Four speakers for better sound quality

Huawei MateBook X Pro also includes four speakers. Two treble speakers are integrated at the back. Two others are bass speakers that are at the front. What is more, they support Dolyb’s Atmos sound system.

The 13.9-inches display helps to stand out among other laptops

MateBook X Pro has a touch screen which brings more possibilities to use the laptop.

MateBook X Pro has a 13.9-inches display with 3K resolution. Additionally, it has a full 10-point touch screen which offers more possibilities to use the computer.

  • Screen specifications:
  • 3,000×2,000-pixel resolution;
  • 450 nits of brightness;

Huawei used 3:2 aspect ratio which was only used in Microsoft Surface laptops.[3] Therefore, this decision seems quite unique. Such specifications allow assuming that the company does not see regular computer users as the main target for the laptop.

Design of the computer is definitely inspired by MacBook

Anyone can notice the resemblance with an infamous Apple’s MacBook. Huawei MateBook X Pro has an aluminum body which is available in two colors – silver and space grey. Indeed, the latter color option is the same as MacBook Pro’s.

The screen almost reaches the edges

The unique screen is definitely the first thing you notice once you look at the new Huawei laptop. It has the 13.9-inch screen which reaches almost the edges of the device. MateBook X Pro aims to be the first full-view screen notebook in the world.

Hidden camera to protect your privacy

It has a hidden camera located in the top row of the keyboard. The camera is hidden[5] in the single-purpose key in the center, above the F7 and F8 keys. Therefore, you do not need to tape your webcam for the privacy reasons anymore.

There’s nothing better than comfortable and spill-proof keyboard

X Pro keyboard is spill-proof and comfortable to use.

The keyboard of Huawei MateBook X Pro resembles Macbook’s butterfly keyboards[4] a lot. The full-size chiclet keyboard is light and responsive. However, the best advantage is that it’s spill-proof. Hence, no worries after spilling your favorite tea on a brand new computer!

The company tells that they also provided the largest touchpad any laptop had never had before. We believe this feature should be appreciated by graphic designers.

Turn on the computer in a few seconds with the fingerprint scanner

MateBook X Pro includes power button which operates as a fingerprint scanner. What is more, Huawei promises that fingerprint scanner allows logging in into Windows in only 9 seconds.

The final words of the Huawei MateBook X Pro

Judging from the currently available information, MateBook X Pro looks promising. Its specifications and design might help to get among market leaders. However, we do not know its price, which, let’s be honest, plays a very important role in making a decision whether to choose a well-known MacBook Pro or brand new Huawei laptop.

Though, we have to wait for more upcoming news about the release of the new Huawei computer There’s no doubt that we are excited, as well as any other geek out there.