Before unveiling the world’s first smartphone with a whopping three rear-facing cameras totaling 68 megapixels, Huawei made (a few) waves at the 2018 Mobile World Congress back in February by announcing the gorgeous ultra-high-end MateBook X Pro laptop.

This is not a trend-following detachable or convertible product, but it’s trend-setting in its own right, with an “industry-first” 91 percent screen-to-body ratio, “optimal” 3:2 aspect ratio, and privacy-minded recessed pop-up camera.

Available at long last in the US, from a trio of authorized retailers, the Huawei MateBook X Pro starts at $1,199.99, with a better-equipped configuration fetching $1,499.99. The Chinese OEM calls that “disruptive” pricing, and although this is far from a bargain, you certainly get your money’s worth.

The top-of-the-line SKU comes with a dedicated Nvidia GeForce MX150 graphics card, as well as an 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD, while the “entry-level” model downgrades the GPU to an integrated Intel UHD 620, also settling for “only” 8 gigs of memory, 256 gigs of solid-state storage, and a Core i5 chip.

Both variants are crazy lightweight and stylish, with a “sophisticated sandblasting finish” and aviation-borrowed build materials, sporting 3K screen resolution (3000 x 2000 pixels), and promising up to 15 hours of continuous battery life in web browsing.

The almost borderless 13.9-inch display is touch-enabled, you get four speakers with second-gen Dolby Atmos sound enhancements, a 1MP camera hidden behind the F6 key, a USB-C port, Thunderbolt 3, and USB-A, not to mention good old jack.

Technically, you should already be able to purchase the MateBook X Pro online from Amazon, Newegg and Microsoft with $300 gift cards bundled in. But Amazon lists the Windows 10 notebook as “temporarily out of stock”, Newegg only throws in $150 coupons, while Microsoft appears to sell the two configurations detailed above for $1,149 and $1,349 instead of their $1,200 and $1,500 MSRPs, mentioning nothing about a gift card.




Adrian has had an insatiable passion for writing since he was in school and found himself writing philosophical essays about the meaning of life and the differences between light and dark beer. Later, he realized this was pretty much his only marketable skill, so he first created a personal blog (in Romanian) and then discovered his true calling, which is writing about all things tech (in English).

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