Huawei reveals their Matebook X Pro Notebook

Huawei reveals their Matebook X Pro Notebook - A Windows Thin & Lite to compete with Apple

Huawei reveals their Matebook X Pro Notebook

At MWC, the Mobile World Congress, Huawei has unveiled their new Matebook X Pro series of notebooks, which offers users a MacBook-like thin and lite form factor with modern graphics and CPU technologies from Nvidia and Intel respectively.   

The key feature of this new notebook design is its blend of performance and portability, with its thickest point being 14.6mm, making this slimmer than Apple’s current MacBook Pro. The notebook utilises an aluminium unibody to maintain rigidity, weighing 1.33kg. With its sandblasted finish the laptop has a remarkably similar aesthetic to Apple’s MacBooks. 

The Matebook X Pro will also offer a 3,000×2,000 resolution, with a listed maximum brightness of 450 nits, which also provides 100% sRGB coverage, making this system ideal for photo or video editing on the go. 

  

Huawei reveals their Matebook X Pro Notebook - A Windows Thin & Lite to compete with Apple

Specifications wise the Matebook X Pro will come with three models, starting at €1499 with an i5 8250U, 8GB of system memory and a 256GB SSD. The next model will upgrade the system to an i7 8550U and a 512GB SSD for €1699, while the highest end model will offer an additional upgrade to 16GB of DDR4 memory for a total of €1899. All of these models are expected to provide a Nvidia MX150 GPU. 

Specifications:

  • FullView Display
    • Size: 13.9 inches
    • Resolution: 3000 x 2000
    • Type: LTPS
    • Screen-to-body ratio: 91%
    • Aspect ratio: 3:2
    • Viewing angle: 178 degrees
    • Color: sRGB 100% color gamut
    • Contrast: 1500:1
    • Maximum brightness: 450 nits
    • Touchscreen: 10-point, anti-fingerprint
  • Processor: 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8550U / i5-8250U
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce MX150 with 2GB GDDR5 / Intel UHD Graphics 620
  • Memory 8GB / 16GB LPDDR3 2133MHz
  • Hard Drive: 256GB / 512GB NVMe PCIe SSD
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4/5 GHz 2×2 MIMO
  • Bluetooth: BT 4.1 (compatible with 3.0 and 2.1+EDR)
  • Camera: Front 1MP
  • Audio Configuration: Quad digital microphones and Quad speakers
  • Battery Material: Lithium polymer 57.4Wh (Typical Capacity)
  • Local video playback: 12 hours (testing conducted by Huawei in a laboratory environment)
  • Buttons and Ports
    • One-touch power button
    • 3.5mm stereo headset jack
    • USB-C x2 (both allow data transfer, charging and connection with MateDock 2 and one supports Thunderbolt 3)
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 304mm x 217mm x 14.6mm Weight: approximately 1.33kg
  • Colors: Mystic Silver and Space Gray

 

  
Huawei reveals their Matebook X Pro Notebook - A Windows Thin & Lite to compete with Apple

 

Other neat features of this design include a hidden webcam within the device’s keyboard, allowing the camera to be hidden from view when not in use. No need to tape over your webcam here! The downside of this is that the camera will be looking at you from a downward angle, giving the camera an “up the nose” view, which is not ideal. 

The notebook will also offer a one-touch power button and fingerprint reader, though alternatively, owners can use a traditional password if they prefer. Huawei also states that their keyboard is spill-proof and that a cold boot for this notebook takes around 7.8 seconds on average, which is extremely impressive.  

  
Huawei reveals their Matebook X Pro Notebook - A Windows Thin & Lite to compete with Apple

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