Huawei MateBook X Pro first impressions

huawei matebook x pro

Huawei may be renowned for its smartphones—but that’s not all the brand offers. The tech giant has a wide portfolio of devices including smartwatches, wireless earphones, tablets, and laptops. So how do Huawei’s laptops fare compared to others in the market?

We got our hands on one of the brand’s latest machines, the MateBook X Pro, and here’s what we think about it so far.

huawei matebook x pro

The look and feel of sleek

At 14.6mm thin, this laptop is highly portable and easy to carry around anywhere with just one hand. It blends in pretty well with a stack of magazines, too. The good news: the MateBook X Pro still feels sturdy albeit its slim form factor.

huawei matebook x pro

Looks-wise, it has a classy feel to it, and is kind of reminiscent of Apple’s MacBooks. The sandblast finish makes sure no fingerprints are left on its Space Grey cover.

Opened, a 13.9-inch display greets users. It has really slim bezels at the side, giving the small laptop a bigger screen real estate. You’ll also find that there’s no webcam fitted on the top bezel of this machine. Instead, Huawei fitted it into the laptop’s keyboard.

With a press of a button you can pop it out. It’s a neat security feature so you won’t have to cover your webcam with stickers and such. There’s a downside to it, though: the angle is kind of awkward, showing you more of your chin than you’d like. But in terms of video quality, it’s good enough to make you appear crisp and clear in your video calls.

Like most slim laptops in the market, the MateBook X Pro doesn’t have a lot of ports. It comes with only four: a 3.5mm headphone jack, two USB Type-C ports, and a single USB Type-A port. It makes compromises for connectivity, but it does have Huawei Share for cross-device collaboration.

Performance

For a slim laptop, the MateBook X Pro packs quite the power. It comes with a 10th Gen Intel Core processor and 1TB of NVMe PCIe SSD, giving it capability to do even video editing and casual gaming. So far, the laptop has not faltered as I use it for work, play, and watching videos. It really lives up to the “Pro” in its name.

Its power button also doubles as a fingerprint scanner, making log-ins faster. Meanwhile, the speakers, found on the sides of the keyboard, pump out loud, bassy sound that I don’t even have to connect a speaker to it. Another feature I’m enjoying so far is the laptop’s touchscreen display.

Battery-wise, the MateBook X Pro can last over six hours—good enough to finish almost a day’s work unplugged. But when charging, the laptop takes around three hours to reach 100% with its dual USB-C 65W charger.

Watch for the full review of the Huawei MateBook X Pro on Speed Magazine soon.

Huawei MateBook X Pro specs

  • OS: Windows 10 Home
  • Display: 13.9-inch LTPS with 10-point multi-touch sensitive screen
  • Processor: 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10510U with 1.6GHz 4 cores
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  • Memory: 16GB LPDDR3
  • Storage: 1TB NVMe PCIe SSD
  • Camera: 1MP recessed camera
  • Connectivity: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC
  • Ports: 1x 3.5mm audio jack, 2x USB-C 3.0, 1x USB-A 3.0
  • Battery: 56Wh Lithium polymer
  • Power: 65W USB-C adapter
  • Dimensions: 14.6mm x 304mm x 217mm, ~1.33kg

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