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Huawei MateBook X Pro launch

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Huawei is generally more popularly known for its smartphones. The Chinese smartphone maker has unveiled some of the most jaw-dropping smartphone designs we have seen including the Leica-powered Mate 10 series. Huawei flagship P20 Pro has already become the company’s fastest selling smartphone in the Western markets.

However, the company is not all about smartphones. Huawei has turned into one of China’s biggest conglomerates and has a hand in many electronic sectors such as TV, smart home products, laptops and, more recently, in 5G networking. At MWC 2018 in March this year, Huawei did not showcase any smartphone, however, it did show what could be considered a MacBook rivaling laptop. Now even though we are aware that Apple makes great MacBooks, you’ll probably think we you cannot find a better-designed product. That’s until you set your eyes on the MateBook X Pro.

Specifications

Quite clearly one can say that, at the first glance, the star of the device, of course, is its 13.9-inch FullView display. Huawei says that the MateBook X Pro gives out a contrast ratio of 1,500:1 and also has support for 100 percent sRGB colour gamut (70 percent P3).

More importantly, the laptop has an edge-to-edge display which actually features a more user-friendly 3:2 display at a resolution of 3,000×2,000 pixels. When compared to the MacBook Pro this is much less than Apple’s DCI-P3 colour gamut support.

On the software front, the device is powered by Windows 10. However, Huawei has partnered with Microsoft to provide offline, real-time translation on the device.

As for what is under the hood, the MateBook X has an Intel Core i7-8550U CPU which is backed by an NVIDIA GeForce MX150 GPU. As far as connectivity options go, the MateBook X has a USB-A port, two USB-C ports which are rated for Thunderbolt 3 along with a 3.5 mm headphone jack. That’s quite a lot of ports, more than what the MacBook Pro (2017) offers.

Other Add-Ons

The laptop has a tone of other features as well which also include what might be a quad-speaker setup and also a pop-up webcam that pops-up from inside the keyboard. There is also a power button which has an integrated fingerprint reader for safe biometric authentication.

The charger is tiny and can provide 6-hours of usability from a 30-minute charge. One can say that the laptop is quite similar to the Macbook 12-inch variant in design. The device is available in Space Gray and Mystic Silver colours along with a ‘Classic Leather Case’.

Quite surprisingly, for such a loaded device, the MateBook X Pro weighs in at a mere 1.33 kg and has got just about 14.6 mm in thickness, which is quite thinner than the 13-inch MacBook Pro’s 14.9 mm. MateBook X pricing is around $1100, although its availability across regions is yet to be announced fully. When it does get to India though, remember to sell your laptop right from your doorstep, by going on Cashify!