Laptop Review,  Review

The Huawei MateBook X Pro Review

In our previous post, we have discussed an Asus VivoBook series product with a specific model. It is a thin and lightweight laptop (Ultrabook) type.

Ultrabooks had been a massive hit in the market of personal computer technology and also had fundamentally constructive reviews from most people. Specifically for the users who are productive and active.

On these present days, there are many Ultrabooks has been produced, but not too many of those products have amazed us (laptop users). Whether you are new or you had been long in this line, you might want to check this laptop model from Huawei.

 


Brand: Huawei

Product: MateBook X Pro

Item Model Number: Mach-W29C

Price: See It On Amazon.com

Weight: 2.93lbs

Ports: 2x USB Type-C with Thunderbolt 3, 1x USB Type-A 3.0 & 1x audio jack

Editor’s Rating: 9.3 out of 10


 

Huawei MateBook X Pro (Intel Core i7)


Some people argue that prior Huawei laptops are not good enough to check out. But, with the Pro version of MateBook X, this company already outpace those assumptions on this subject when Huawei technologies have provided us the mentioned notebook with its Core i5 CPU (Central Processing Unit).

It has been proved, because it’s already delivered good impact to most of the users. And then today’s revise is about the updated version of the mentioned device with Intel Core i7 CPU or processor. It is still not a perfect notebook in my opinion, but most of its users out there are pleased with it.


Because, not only this updated laptop provide with a good-looking design and its high resolutions display, but also comes with better performance and reliable battery life.

This device also can go up against and challenge well-known brands like MacBook Pro 13 and Dell XPS 13 on the high-end laptop category in the laptop computer world. I think the previous version of this model (with Intel Core i5) is the starting point for Huawei to reveal its capability in this field.

 

Specifications


Screen Display: 13.9 inches FullView Display with 91% screen-to-body ratio, 3K Touchscreen with 3000×2000 highest resolution

Product Dimensions: 12 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches

Processor/CPU: Intel Core i7 8550U (Quad-Core)

Processor Performance: 1.8 GHz (up to 4.0 GHz)

Operating System: Windows 10 (Home Edition)

Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce MX 150

Graphics Card RAM: 2GB GDDR5 VRAM

Card Description: Dedicated

RAM/Memory: 16GB LPDDR3

Storage: 512GB NVMe PCIe SSD (Solid State Drive)

Camera: 1MP Front Camera

Networking: Wireless 802.11 ac, Bluetooth v4.1 (compatible with BT 3.0,BT 2.1+EDR)


 

Style & Design


As for the body design, there are no changes have been made on this machine since the previous version. Huawei Matebook X Pro is a 13.9 inches (in) screen laptop, and it’s a really slim, light, and very portable notebook.

Other than that, what makes it very special and unique is, this series is the world’s first laptop with almost full view design.

This notebook is delivering an almost full display in a 13.9 inches laptop. To be specific, the 91% design of the screen-to-body rate are almost formed a full-screen display without boundary. It gives you the innovative experience, and the difference in style of the full view screen capacity compare to the other 14 inches notebook.

 

HUAWEI MATEBOOK X PRO

 

In addition to featuring an aluminum material, MateBook X Pro notebook also has a slim, light, and stylish body design. It is only at 2.93lbs (1.33kg) of weight, and apparently, this laptop is easy to carry around.

And yes it is expensive, because of this model designs and installed with Intel Core i7, Nvidia Graphics Card and 16GB memory/RAM, and 512GB SSD type drive storage, which makes it on high productivity and exclusive notebook category.

Keyboard

About the keyboard matter, it has positive feedback from most of the user. Huawei has provided this notebook with the spill-proof ability and backlit chiclet-style keyboard that can help their user to prevent any error and typo, especially when typing and doing their word processing tasks at dark places.

The improvements that have been made to the MateBook X Pro keyboard, keystroke, and all the keypad size can increase user durability and luxury.

Connectivity

If you are always working on the go, connectivity is vital. This laptop features a USB 3.0 port type A on the right side, and for the opposite side, you’ll find two USB type-C ports, which one of those supports Thunderbolt 3 alongside with 3.5mm stereo headphone jack.

Furthermore, with Thunderbolt 3 it gives you the fastest USB connection, able to connect to a 4K monitor, high-speed peer-to-peer networking, connect to an external graphics card, and more. There is no SD card slot and HDMI port.

Webcam

Other than its 91% screen-to-body ratio and comprehensive connectivity, Huawei MateBook X Pro also has a unique front camera placement.

The company has placed its front camera on the keyboard, and it only shows up when you need it (for privacy purpose). But, it’s an only 1MP camera (for some people it’s not a matter).

Touchpad, Power Button & Fingerprint

For this laptop, Huawei’s company has made the notebook touchpad as significant as possible or maximizing it. It is because they aim to reduce and help their user from the limitation measure of time and finger location when navigating the cursor.

Also, the power button which above the keyboard are provided with a built-in fingerprint sensor for Windows 10 Hello. With these features, it allows you to log into your Windows 10 operating system with a single touch.

According to Huawei product descriptions, it can log into your system within 8 seconds (including its wake up time). Based on our study it also directly controlled by its CPU or processor (but still can work on Windows Hello).

 

Screen & Display Quality


About the screen and display quality, they have implemented Huawei MateBook X Pro with 3K LTPS (Low-Temperature PolySilicon) and impressive screen resolution.

With highest (3000 x 2000) resolution, 100 percent of sRGB (standard Red Green Blue) in color reproduction, and excellent brightness can refresh yourself when watching and viewing 4K videos and high definition images and pictures.

It is also has provided by touchscreen capability, that can help users increase their work efficiency just by the touch of their fingers. More than that, it is made by Corning Gorilla glass alongside with an anti-fingerprint layer.

 

Battery Performance


Almost all the user’s feedbacks which related to this issue are very constructive. Not only this laptop design for high productivity and entertainment but also meant for battery performance.

Based on the manufacturer, you can enjoy up to 12 hours of video playback, 14 hours of office work, or 15 hours of web browsing. Have a worry-free full day of the battery when you travel.

However judging from its capacity, if you are watching online videos, blogging and doing word processing tasks, and other standard productivity tasks, it works may up to 8 to 10 hours last with its full charge battery.

 

Audio


Based on the information that Huawei gives, as for the sound quality they have combined the quad (4X) speakers and split frequency set-up to offer more high-quality multimedia sounds, included with The Dolby Atmos Sound System utility which let you decrease the sound’s distortion.

 

Conclusion


The 14.mm thick and 2.93lbs of weight, the Huawei MateBook X Pro is an ultra slim and very light laptop. It’s easy to carry it around, anywhere and well qualified for the on-the-go uses.

In addition to that, Huawei also increases its performance by upgrading the device’s processor to Core i7 8th generation, memory to 16GB, and graphics card to NVIDIA GeForce MX 150. Compare to the previous version. This laptop allows you to experience more productivity work and entertainment broadly.

If you are very productive and do love entertainment, I recommend you to take a look at this laptop model from Huawei, and you may want to put into your comparison list alongside with the other productivity laptop if you’re still in the market.

Considering all of these features it’s in an expansive and high productivity laptop.  But, the mentioned laptop above is cheaper when compared to most of its rivals like XPS 13 9370 from Dell.


2 Comments

  • Barry

    Interesting review. Considering new laptop and will be checking this one out further.

    Disappointed that for the money seems like would have HDMI connectivity and SD card slot. May be that can work around those issues if everything else seems to wok

    • Rsln

      Hi Barry,
      For the SD card slot, yeah it’s a little disappointment, but I think the Thunderbolt port 3 is more than enough to replace HDMI as for video output. It able multi-streaming HD and 4k video to multiple monitors, connect to an external graphics card and many others.

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