Huawei Matebook X Pro | Is it a worthy rival to the Macbook Pro? Let’s check it out!

Huawei is mainly famous from it’s phones, like the P20 and the Mate series, (Mate 20Pro review), but the company does a lot more, also for enterprise customers. However now we are going to talk about it’s most powerful laptop/notebook, the Matebook X Pro.

Design/Screen

For a notebook, design and portability is an important feature. Like the Macbook Pro, the Huawei’s notebook has a metal body, slim design (12 x 8.5 x 0.6 inches / 30.5 x 216 x 14.5mm). The frame around the display is amazingly thin, and the webcam is not on the top, it is integrated into the keyboards top line, and can only be seen when it’s pushed.

In terms of the screen, 13.9 inches, LTPS, Screen-to-body ratio: 91%, Resolution: 3000 x 2000, 260 PPI, 450 nits brightness and it is s functioning as a touchscreen as well. It is one of the most beautiful displays out there on the market.

Hardware

Here we are going to compare the hardware to the most powerful Macbook Pro

Matebook X ProMacbook Pro
ProcessorIntel Core i7-8550U2.7GHz Intel Core i9-8950HK
Memory16GB LPDDR4 2133 MHz32gb LPDDR4 2400 MHz
GraphicsGeforce Mx150 2gb Radeon Pro Vega 20 4 GB
Ports1xUSB C
1xUSB C Thunderbolt 3
USB-A (3.0)

1xjack port
4 Thunderbolt 3 (USBC)


1xjack port
Battery57.4 Wh83.6 Wh

Well, in terms of performance, the Macbook Pro has much better performance, but it’s 4 times the price of the Matebook X. These compilations are the highest which are available, and of course the most expensive. The Matebook has a bigger resolution screen, but that doesn’t feels a lot better.

Huawei claims it has a 8-10 hour normal use battery life, which is near to the reality. Sadly Huawei follows Apple, and “forgets” SD card port on it’s notebook (happily there is an USB A) but you can find fingerprint reader on it for a faster login.

Conclusion

Huawei’s Matebook X Pro is just like a Macbook with Windows. Amazing battery life, fast hardware, full keyboard and pretty impressive speakers. It can withstand any business meeting, a little gaming and video/photo editing as well. The price is 1300$, which is competetive on the market, and for this value, it is not that much.

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