Huawei MateBook X Pro Review and First look
If you could make the perfect laptop what would it include it’d probably have a great display great keyboard great trackpad and be small and portable have plenty of power and of course reliable battery life and then it has all the ports you need to connect all of your peripherals this is Huawei’s new mate book x pro and it is not the perfect laptop there’s definitely a couple of things here that will be deal-breakers for some of you out there but if you’re looking for a small laptop. Huawei MateBook X Pro Review That can go anywhere and handle almost any productivity your entertainment need this is the best laptop you’ll find it starts with the design materials which to be perfectly frank are a complete rip-off of Apple’s MacBook Pro now even the color is called Space Gray which is like come on but I really don’t have any problem with that because the mate book X Pro is well built it’s got a smooth metal finish all around its compact and portable and does basically everything right when it comes to design even things like opening the screen with a single finger work just like they should on top of that will always manage to put not only two USB seaports one of which would support full Thunderbolt 3 but it also has a standard USB port so I don’t need a bunch of dongles or adapters for most accessories.
|CPU||1.8GHz Intel Core i7-8550U (quad-core, 8MB cache, up to 4.0GHz)|
|Graphics||Intel UHD Graphics 620, Nvidia GeForce MX150 graphics (2GB GDDR5)|
|RAM||16GB LPDDR3 (2,133 MHz)|
|Screen||13.9-inch 3K (3,000 x 2,000) LED with touch panel (3:2 aspect; 450 nits; 1,500:1 contrast; 100% sRGB)|
|Storage||512GB SSD (NVMe PCIe)|
|Ports||1 x Thunderbolt 3 USB-C, 1 x USB-C 3.1, 1 x USB 3.0, 3.5mm audio jack|
|Connectivity||802.11ac (2 x 2 MIMO) Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1|
|Camera||720p webcam with far field microphones|
|Weight||2.93 pounds (1.33kg)|
|Size||11.97 x 8.54 x 0.57 inches (304 x 217 x 14.6mm; W x H x D)|
If you do need to plug into something else like a video cable Huawei throws in a dongle in the box it gives you an HDMI port a VGA port and another USB a port then when closed the mate book is under 15 millimeters thick and it weighs less than three pounds which makes it just as portable as any other laptop in this class that makes it super easy to carry around everywhere whether you’re on a really long commute to work like I’ve got or maybe you’re just moving from class to class at school. It’s obviously way more interesting when you open it because then you see that it has a 13-point nine-inch touchscreen display and the trim estrous you can get now while we say so the screen to body ratio is 91% here which is more than any other laptop and more than even most smartphones with edge to edge screens like more than the iPhone 10 Huawei MateBook X Pro specification it’s pretty stunning to look at and not only that the screen is bright it’s vibrant and its high resolution it’s also a 3 by 2 ratio which makes productivity tasks like working with documents or browsing the web or multitasking way easier than on widescreen displays that many other Windows laptops have now this isn’t a convertible laptop or a tablet. It’s basically a straightforward clamshell design the mate book also hits other basics out of the park there’s a great backlit keyboard that’s low-profile but not as shallow as Apple’s it’s got a giant smooth trackpad that supports all of Windows 10 gestures and its power button has an integrated fingerprint scanner even the four speakers are louder and clearer than virtually any other laptop in the size range the hits don’t stop under the hood either.
The mate book X Pro is loaded with specs there are two versions you can buy the one has a core i5 chip eight gigs of ram and 256 gigs of storage but the model that I’ve been testing has a quad core i7 processor 16 gigs of ram and 512 gigabytes of storage it also has an NVIDIA MX 150 graphics card which can handle some light gaming and graphics work basically the mate book X Pro is powerful enough to handle any sort of productivity or office tasks I can throw it now here are the two things that might be deal-breakers for some of you but probably aren’t that big of a deal for most people now as you can see there’s no webcam in the frame around the display because basically there’s no room for it so while we built the webcam into this trick pop out button in the middle of the keyboard it’s a wild feat of Engineering it’s a really clever solution because when it’s closed it disables the camera so you don’t need to put some Huawei MateBook X Pro price amazon gross tape over your webcam but even as clever as this is it kind of sucks to use because the viewing angle is so low and the quality of the actual camera inside isn’t great it’s the same problem Dell has with its XPS laptops. It’s all up the nose and fingers in the way when you’re on a video call which means that if you have to make a lot of video calls for work like I do all the time it’s going to be a bit of a problem now the other thing that might be a deal-breaker for some is a mate books battery life I wouldn’t say it’s bad I’m averaging between seven and eight hours of my typical workflow again, lots of web browsing slack Twitter Email video watching etc.
It’s actually better than Dells comparable XPS 13 or the touch bar equipped MacBook Pro so aside from those two points there really isn’t anything else to complain about with a mate book X Pro even the version of Windows 10 that’s running on this is Microsoft Signature Edition so there’s no added bloatware or annoying trial software like McAfee to it and here’s a kicker Huawei MateBook X Pro price in us is mention above. I haven’t even gotten to the price yet in Europe its price of 1499 euros to start which converts to roughly 1800 us but if you’re here in the US the base model starts at 1200 bucks. The fully kitted out rig that I’ve been testing is just 1,500 there’s no other laptop on the market that offers this much bang for that little buck which means that if you’re looking for a new laptop the mate book X Pro is the best one to buy hey thanks for watching what do you think about the mate Book X Pro be sure to let me know in the comments below.