Huawei MateBook X Pro Nearly Perfect Except For One Major Flaw
Apple’s touted MacBook is still the ideal choice for most techies who have the cash to spare. But, then again, there are consumers who continue to skim the market for viable alternatives.
Last year, Huawei tried its luck with the MateBook X – its first-ever laptop. For those who may be unaware, this was an ultra-slim, fan-less mobile computing solution that was 12.5 mm thick and weighed, roughly, 1 kilogram.
Now, Huawei offers a successor in the form of the Huawei MateBook X Pro. Touted to be a mobile solution for people who are seeking a bang for their buck, the latest laptop offering comes with impressive specs bunched up inside an eye-catching design, according to Forbes.com.
At first glance, the Huawei MateBook X Pro looks fairly similar to its predecessor – meaning, it still looks a bit similar to the popular MacBook. However, there are improvements made to it such as slimmer bezels and a more responsive chiclet-style keyboard.
The slimmer bezels should help maximize the 13.9-inch LCD screen display (3,000x2,000 resolution, 450 nits), ably fulfilling the demand for brighter screens and delivery of vivid colors for graphics, photos, and videos.
To make sure that performance is at its best, the Huawei MateBook X Pro comes with more than enough internal specifications to back it up. There are actually two variants available.
On one end is the high-end version of the Huawei MateBook X Pro. This variant features latest 8th generation i7-8550U CPU, an NVIDIA MX150 graphics card, 16 GB of RAM, 512 GB SSD ROM, a 1 MP pop-up camera and a 57.4 Wh battery. The high-end variant costs roughly $1,962.
If that price tag is out of reach, there is also a cheaper version of the Huawei MateBook Pro X available. Priced at $1,325, this version runs instead on an i5-8250U CPU, 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of SSD ROM. Aside from the lower specs, notably taken out is the NVIDIA MX150 GPU.
Other key features for the Huawei MateBook Pro X include the combo one-touch power button/ fingerprint scanner and the Dolby Atmos speakers.
It was mentioned among the specs is a 1 MP pop-up camera for both variants. Its placement -- middle portion along the function keys -- could become a problem, particularly when it comes to getting the right angle for users, the South China Morning Post reported.
With the screen display maximized, Huawei may have decided to place it there instead rather than offering the Huawei MateBook Pro X without a camera.
Regardless, this is seen as a minor flaw and entirely depends on how an eventual owner would use it. Standard mobile computing folks may not pay much attention to it for as long as the Huawei MateBook Pro X performs fluidly and priced reasonably.