The innovative Huawei MateBook X Pro, a Windows 10 Surface Book-like
device has surfaced at the Microsoft
Store in Sydney and online.
Microsoft makes the Surface range as reference devices. OEMs including Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP and Lenovo all have their takes on Surface Pro, Laptop and Book – normally providing their individual touch to them. Huawei MateBook X Proout does many of the competitors.
In Huawei’s case it is
an amazingly high 91% screen-to-body-ratio (almost no bezels), a choice if Intel
8th generation Core 15-8250U or i7-8550U, NVIDIA GeForce MX150/2GB
GDDR5 and of course the sadly missing from the Surface Pro/Book a USB-C and a
separate Thunderbolt 3 port – yes!!!
One could say that with its 13.9” 3000×2000 (3K) LPTS screen
and Dolby Atmos ‘moving audio’ that it has risen above the surface (OK no more
The Huawei MateBook X
Pro is an impressive 360° device
13.9”, 3000×2000, 260ppi, 3:2 ratio
450 nits and 1500:1
178° viewing angle and eye comfort mode (Blue light reduction)
Recessed popup (from keyboard) 1MP for video conference and Windows
1.2mm throw, back-lit, water resistant
It is fully Windows Ink capable – there
is no mention of a stylus
USB-C x 1 (5Gbps)
Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps)
USB-A 3.0 (5Gbps) 5V/2A
3.5-mm stereo headset jack
Dolby Atmos Sound System
Quad digital microphones for up to a 4-metre
57.4W for around 15 hours use
65W USB (20V/3.25A, 15V/3A, 12V/2A, 9V/2A, 5V/2A; fast charge and supports all
USB-C power delivery devices
Windows 10 Home
(304.03 x 216.91 x 14.47mm x 1.32kg
MateDock 2 (works with USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 port) Bluetooth Mouse Leather Case Backpack USB 3.0 A/M TO RJ45 Cable AG (Anti-Glare) Film
Mystic Silver or Space Grey i5 8/256GB $1,899 i7 16/512GB $2,599 Microsoft Store has these in stock and is offering $200 off the i5 and $300 of the i7 for orders to Monday 26 November.
GadgetGuy’s take. Huawei MateBook
I first saw the MateBook a couple of years ago in use by the Canberra Raiders (who were pretty rough on the poor things) and asked why this great device was not on the retail shelves. Huawei was finding its feet then, and the answer was “When we are ready”. I am glad they are.
What is not to like? My favourite x360° hinge (vastly more useful),
amazing 3K screen, great battery life and
above all USB-A, USB-C and Thunderbolt 3!!!
Gamers will love the extra boost that the GeForce MX150 can
give or CAD designers the fact that it can run dual 4K monitors (via
Overall it’s a very nice, well-specified package that should severely dent sales of Surface Book and a lot of other ultralight/x360 laptops.