Alongside the launching of the new Mediapad M5 Series, Huawei also launched the newest member of the MateBook Line the MateBook X Pro.
Unfortunately, this will not be available in the UK immediately but we can hope it will arrive in the near future.
This is a new Windows 10 laptop that is going to have stunning 13.9″ display. The screen is taking up a staggering 91% of the actual screen space which puts it head and shoulders above what can be seen on other competing devices in the 13.3″ segment. The device also has got some brilliant specs on board which we will come to later on.
Firstly let’s talk about the screen. As I have said it is coming in at 13.9″ and will have a 3200 by 2000 pixel resolution in a 3:2 aspect ratio. The viewing angle is 178 degrees which make for easy viewing even by a large group. It should also be reasonably useable outdoors as we have a brightness level of 450nits and a contrast ratio of 1500:1. This screen is also a touchscreen that will support up ten points of input. there is no mention of stylus support however.
The actual laptop is supremely thin measuring in at 14.6mm thick and weighing in at 1.33kg which will make it great for portability. It is thinner than the previous generation MateBook X from last year. Whilst still being very thin it does not skimp on ports as it has two USB Type C ports with Thunderbolt 3 support for hooking up external displays and also external graphics card systems.
On the other side we also find a USB Type A port which is great to see included.
The awesome design is also matched by awesome performance as it will support up to an 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processors which are paired with the new NVIDIA GeForce MX150 GPU. this will make it up to 4 times more powerful in terms of Graphics over the previous generation device. This is paired with either 8GB of RAM and 256GB or 16GB of RAM and 512GB of NVMe PCIe SSD.
Sound wise the MateBook X Pro also supports Dolby Atmos surround sound for a really immersive media experience, this sound will be played through four speakers. you will also get 4 microphones meaning that your Skype calls will be clear no matter where you are in relation to the laptop.
As for the keyboard, it is a full-size layout with backlight and it also sports one of the biggest trackpads in its class. Up on the top right-hand side of the keyboard deck, is where we find the power key and also the fingerprint reader as they are one and the same. Huawei is claiming that this is one of the fastest fingerprint reader/power button combos and will get you into the system from various sleep states in super speedy times.
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One very unique feature of the keyboard is that the webcam is actually integrated into the number row itself allow for it to popup when needed and when it is not it will be hidden from view. This is a nice touch and is a neat way to get over the issue of needing to cover your webcam and also gets rid of the awkward “up the nose shot” that we see on the Dell line up.
The battery is rated at 57.4Wh and will be capable of delivering up to 14 hours of working time or 15 hours of web browsing.
Here are the full specs
Lastly here is the projected pricing for the laptop
The laptop will come in either Mystic Silver or Space Grey and asIi have mentioned it is not coming to the UK at launch but maybe further down the road, we will be lucky enough to get it.
For now here are some more pretty pictures of the laptop
Huawei Unveils the HUAWEI MateBook X Pro and HUAWEI MediaPad M5 Series at Mobile World
Introducing the future of mobile computing for consumers who want an all-connected world
Barcelona – February 25, 2018 – Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) today unveiled the HUAWEI
MateBook X Pro and HUAWEI MediaPad M5 Series at an exclusive launch event at the Centre de
Convencions Internacional de Barcelona. Beautifully designed both inside and out, the new notebook
and tablet excel at work, at home or on the go for the ultimate mobile computing experience.
Both the HUAWEI MateBook X Pro and HUAWEI MediaPad M5 blend crisp and clear displays, powerful
hardware updates and intelligent software advances:
• HUAWEI MateBook X Pro:
The HUAWEI MateBook X Pro is an ultra-slim, yet full-featured 13.9-inch notebook with an allnew
3K touch-enabled HUAWEI FullView Display and 91 percent screen-to-body ratio. Powered
by an 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5 processor, a discrete NVIDIA® GeForce® MX150 GPU
with 2GB GDDR5 and a long-lasting 57.4Wh (Typical Capacity) battery – the HUAWEI MateBook
X pro is one of the lightest and most powerful notebooks on the market. The HUAWEI MateBook
X Pro features Dolby Atmos Sound System and custom speakers that deliver breakthrough,
immersive audio for sound to flow above and around you, making you feel like you’re inside the
• HUAWEI MediaPad M5 Series:
Ergonomically designed with a 2.5D glass screen and 2K HD, ClariVu 5.0-enhanced display, the
sleek and powerful 8.4-inch and 10.8-inch tablets feature speakers tuned by Harman Kardon.
HUAWEI Histen technology provides immersive 3D audio and fully supports Hi-Res audio for
exceptional sound quality. The 10.8-inch HUAWEI MediaPad M5 Pro comes with an ultra-precise
HUAWEI M-Pen featuring 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity to make note-taking effortless.
“Today’s consumers want more: they expect their technology to be both powerful and adaptable – and
Huawei is committed to creating devices that not only meet these expectations, but create experiences
that make everyday computing extraordinary,” said Richard Yu, CEO, Huawei Consumer Business Group.
“The HUAWEI MateBook X Pro and HUAWEI MediaPad M5 Series are at the forefront of a new
generation of mobile computing that empowers every aspect of your life.”
HUAWEI MateBook X Pro
The HUAWEI MateBook X Pro is the first notebook to feature HUAWEI FullView Display. The 13.9-inch 3K
notebook featuring an all-new 10-point touchscreen has a 3000 x 2000 pixel resolution and is set at a 3:2
aspect ratio, perfect for content creation. Its stylish metallic body design is crafted with perfect diamond
cutting and sandblasting finishing technologies to create an ultra-slim body that is just 14.6mm thin and
weighs 1.33 kg, making it comfortable to carry. The HUAWEI MateBook X Pro is available in two iconic
colors: Space Gray and Mystic Silver.
The premium design of the HUAWEI MateBook X Pro is matched by its performance. Featuring a
powerful 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5 processor and a discrete NVIDIA® GeForce® MX150 GPU with
INTERNAL USE ONLY – NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION
, it is one of the most powerful and lightweight notebooks on the market. The HUAWEI
MateBook X Pro features Dolby Atmos Sound System – breakthrough, immersive audio with Dolby
Atmos and custom speakers. A 57.4Wh (Typical Capacity) battery and Huawei’s low power consumption
design provide up to 12 hours of 1080P video playback, 14 hours of regular work or 15 hours of
Huawei has applied many of its innovative smartphone technologies to the HUAWEI MateBook X Pro to
create effortless and intuitive user experiences. Pioneered by Huawei for the HUAWEI MateBook Series,
the HUAWEI MateBook X Pro features the super-fast power button 2.0 which enables login in just 7.8
seconds from power off, and 6.6 seconds from hibernation. In addition, the HUAWEI MateBook X Pro
features the world’s first recessed camera which discreetly sits on the keyboard – to activate it, all users
need to do is press it and it will pop up, ensuring privacy when it’s not being used. This contributes
greatly to the perfect experience of FullView Display. A multi-purpose adapter supports USB-C fast
charging widely used in smartphones, meaning users only need to bring one charger when travelling for
even greater portability. By developing a high-speed transport protocol, Huawei Share enables users to
exchange photos and files quickly, easily and safely, without USB compatibility problems. The Wi-Fi
transfer speed is up to 20Mbps, 100 times faster than that of Bluetooth.
HUAWEI MediaPad M5 Series
The HUAWEI MediaPad M5 Series is the world first tablet featuring a 2.5D glass screen for outstanding
viewing experiences and great hand-feel. Both the 8.4- and 10.8-inch tablets take the iconic design of
the Series to the next level with a sleek metal uni-body and U-shaped antenna design that is ergonomic
and aesthetically pleasing. They are available in two colors: Champagne Gold and Space Gray.
With the HUAWEI MediaPad M5, users can take a world of immersive entertainment experiences with
them wherever they go. The 2K and ClariVu 5.0-enhanced display captures even the subtlest details
while intelligent algorithms ensure videos stay crisp and clear. The MediaPad M5 comes with two
speakers on the 8.4-inch version and four speakers on the 10.8-inch version, tuned by Harman Kardon
and HUAWEI Histen for immersive 3D sound. The support from Hi-Res audio when listening through
headphones allows music to be experienced the way artists intended.
The HUAWEI MediaPad M5 is powered by a Kirin 960 Series processor for peak performance whether
gaming, browsing the web or catching up on emails. EMUI 8.0 ensures a clean and user-friendly
experience. A long-lasting battery – 5,100 mAh for 8.4-inch and 7,500 mAh for 10.8-inch – is augmented
with HUAWEI QuickCharge technology.
Android has been optimized for productivity on the 10.8-inch HUAWEI MediaPad M5 with a ‘Desktop
View’ experience that improves navigation for productivity-related activities. This includes a Taskbar and
easy access to files for sharing and editing. The 10.8-inch HUAWEI MediaPad M5 also features ‘Pogo
Pins’ that allow a keyboard3 to be connected, improving productivity even further.