Huawei MateBook X Pro: The ‘Pro’ is for progress (Video)
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With its next-gen flagship phone announcement pushed back from the typical February timeframe to March 27, Huawei attempted to rain on Samsung’s Galaxy S9 parade earlier today by taking the wraps off… a laptop.
Sounds boring, we know, but the MateBook X Pro is not just any laptop. It’s a gorgeous 14-incher stuck in a conventional 13-incher’s body, with a sharp 3K screen that occupies a mind-blowing 91 percent of the overall front area.
Thinner than the 13-inch MacBook Pro, at 14.6mm, and weighing a measly 1.33 kilograms, this bad boy means business in the processing power department, with 8th Generation Intel Core i5 and i7 configurations, also packing up to 16GB RAM.
Starting at €1499 sometime in the spring, and going all the way up to €1899 when offering discrete Nvidia GeForce MX150 graphics, as well as 512GB solid-state storage, the Huawei MateBook X Pro looks as stunning in real life as it did in its first official product images.
If you don’t trust this writer, trust Jaime Rivera, who took the updated X Pro notebook for a quick spin at MWC 2018 in Barcelona, ultimately admitting even the awkwardly-placed webcam (on the keyboard) makes sense from a design and privacy-protecting standpoint.
At first glance, Huawei appears to have done everything right, from the MateBook X Pro’s selection of ports to the Dolby-enhanced quad speaker setup. Yup, laptops can still be interesting.