Along with launching a new device in the form of the Mate X, Huawei was also announcing an expansion to their laptop product range. These came in the form of one new laptop and two new revisions of existing designs.
First up we have the Updated MateBook X Pro which was always a stunning bit of kit and one I would very much like to own., that being said I wouldn’t mind owning any of the laptops from Huawei! The X Pro features an updated 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 8565 processor to keep it spinning its gears and then the new NVIDIA® GeForce® MX250 GPU with 2GB GDDR5 for when you want to kick back do a bit of light gaming.
It still keeps the two USB Type C ports on the side but it now allows one of them to be used as aThunderbolt 3 port opening up the possibility of more serious gaming via a eGPU module such as the Razer Core. It also allows the option to add on an external display like the Dell Monitor I reviewed last week. It keeps all the charm from the previous generation model including the stunning 13.9″ 3k ultra FullView display that as an awesome 91% screen to body ratio making the bezels near invisible.
We will also still find the funky little pop-up webcam that is hidden away in the keyboard under a key until it is needed. This is actually a feature that I really like the look but I am not really that sure about the practicality of such a camera when it comes to actually use one for making Skype calls etc. The keyboard is a thing of beuty to type on and it feels buttery smooth and i would have very few worries about using this as my daily driver. The trackpad is pretty substansial in size and again is very smooth as is the clicking action.
Another area where Huawei have raised the game is in the audio terms. The X Pro comes with Dolby Atmos® Sound Systembuilt in and has 4 speakers spread around the base of the laptop which creates a really good overall sound when watching video. You can get a sense of movement as the object in question moves from one side of the screen to the other or to be more technically astute from one channel to the other!
So that is the updated MateBook X Pro but that was not all that Huawei had to announce, I would like to introduce you to the MateBook 13 with Touch and the MateBook 14
Now the MateBook 13 is not actually anything new as it has been around for a while now however it was lacking a touchscreen. Well, the good news is that has now been rectified and we now have full touch as an option.
The next device is the Huawei 14 was the truly new product that was unveiled. This laptop sits in between the MateBook X Pro and the MateBook 14 this is s slightly bigger device than the 13 but shares most of the same features as its smaller brother. The 14 gives a slightly bigger screen with a higher screen to body ratio of 90% The screen is slightly lower quality at 2K but it still retains the option of touch if desired. It shares the same pop-up camera as the MateBook X Pro. as for the ports we have got USB type A X2, Type C and HDMI, 3.5mm headphone jack. All of this is in a sleekly crafted ultra slim body.
The big new feature however was not to be found within the hardware and it is not limited only to the Matebook 14 as it can be found on the whole range. I am talking about a new file sharing method called One Hop this will allow you with the easiness of a tap of your phone to transfer files , picture and video from your phone to your laptop with ease and speed.
This is a truly innovative use of some very basic tech that has been around for a few years. It basically uses Wi-Fi direct to so the file transfer and uses NFC for the trigger point to initiate the activation of the transfer.
OneHop will also support a mode that will allow you connect your laptop to your phone and screen record what is happening on your laptop to your phone. Whilst it is a nice feature I can’t really see a need for it but is suppose for some it will incredibly useful.
What was more useful is the ability to take a screen shot on the laptops by the simple act of dragging three fingers down the screen. This is a feature that has been on phones for years and should have been in laptops as soon as touchscreens become a reality. I am very glad that Huawei have seen that it is a great feature that should be included on a PC it’s about time someone did it.
So there you go that is the details of Huawei new laptops.
Here are some pictures of the various laptops in more detail for your viewing pleasure.
Huawei Launches Multiple Smart Products at Mobile World Congress 2019, Reaffirms Commitment to the New Era of 5G All-Scenario Intelligence
BARCELONA, Spain—February 24, 2019—During Mobile World Congress 2019, Huawei announced multiple products, including the updated HUAWEI MateBook X Pro, the new mainstream PC notebooks HUAWEI MateBook 13 and HUAWEI MateBook 14.
Updated HUAWEI MateBook X Pro
At MWC 2018, Huawei introduced the HUAWEI MateBook X Pro, the first-ever FullView notebook. Combining extreme portability, a premium FullView display, cutting-edge performance and smart connectivity, the first HUAWEI MateBook X Pro heralded the era of minimal-bezel notebooks, and served as a milestone marking Huawei’s rise to prominence in the PC business. Today at MWC 2019, Huawei launched the newly updated HUAWEI MateBook X Pro. It exhibits all the characteristics that define the flagship notebook: artistic design, innovation and intelligence, bringing the performance and all-scenario interconnectivity of the flagship notebook to the next level.
Combining craftsmanship with technology, HUAWEI MateBook X features a CNC machined metallic unibody with a premium sandblasted finish that gives the exterior a smooth hand-feel. Available in Mystic Silver and Space Gray, Huawei’s latest flagship is equipped with a 13.9-inch 3K Ultra FullView display with 91 percent screen-to-body ratio. Additionally, it supports 10-point multi-touch and the world’s first Fingers Gesture Screenshot to give users a new, more intuitive way to interface with their devices.
An incredibly powerful device, the HUAWEI MateBook X Pro is powered by up to an 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 8565 processor and NVIDIA® GeForce® MX250 GPU with 2GB GDDR5. It also features broadband Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0 and a more powerful Thunderbolt™ 3 port to support all-day productivity. Meanwhile the Dolby Atmos® Sound System delivers an immersive cinematic experience no matter where users find themselves.
Intelligent interconnectivity is at the heart of this new all-scenario experience. The HUAWEI MateBook X Pro supports HUAWEI Share 3.0 OneHop, a feature that solves data transmission difficulties between Windows notebooks and Android smartphones. HUAWEI Share 3.0 supports not only image and video transfers between PCs and smartphones, but two-way documentstransfers as well. Screen recording, too, is easier than ever. By shaking the phone and tapping “PC HUAWEI Share” on the computer, a screen recording of the notebook will be sent to the smartphone. Huawei has also developed a proprietary Clipboard Sharing feature, which lets users share copied content from one device and paste it on another nearby device, sharing one synchronized clipboard.
New Mainstream HUAWEI MateBook 13 and HUAWEI MateBook 14
Artistic, innovative and intelligent, the new HUAWEI MateBook 13 and HUAWEI MateBook 14 bring the latest technology to mainstream consumers. They combine FullView displays with high performance, extreme portability, great build quality and stylish looks to enable next-generation productivity. Although targeting the mainstream consumers, these revolutionary notebooks support intelligent interconnectivity between smart devices and PCs, redefining how devices can interact and connect with each other.
HUAWEI MateBook 14 features the same characteristics that define its family of products: FullView display, premium craftsmanship, sophisticated design and incredible performance. It sets a new benchmark for 14-inch notebooks with its new display standard, high performance and device inter-connectivity features.
Targeting a young demographic, both the HUAWEI MateBook 13 and HUAWEI MateBook 14 feature a stunning and portable FullView screen engineered to have a 3:2 productivity aspect ratio and a minimalized bezel display supporting 10-point multi-touch. Both notebooks support new convenience features like Fingers Gestures Screenshot, indicative of a consumer-first ethos.
The HUAWEI MateBook 14 is powered by up to the 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8565U and the NVIDIA® GeForce® MX250 and stays cool with a shark-inspired design fan that supports greater heat dissipation. The 57.4Wh (typical value) large capacity battery and Huawei’s smart power saving solution combine to ensure a long battery life.
Meanwhile, the HUAWEI MateBook 13 redefines the standard for display, performance and cross-platform interconnection in the 13-inch mainstream notebook segment. It is powered by up to the 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8565U processor and the NVIDIA® GeForce® MX150 GPU, and is equipped with the HUAWEI Shark Fin Fans 2.0 supporting higher fan speeds and greater air output. The improved cooling performance of the fans helps the notebook stay cool and silent even when running intensive processes. HUAWEI MateBook 13 features a 3:2 FullView display with 10-point multi-touch option and a screen-to-body ratio of 88 percent.
File sharing between smartphones and PC using Huawei Share using NFC called Huawei OneHop near instant file transfer without cables. Capable of transferring multiple pictures in mere seconds. Reverse transfer also possible.
Screen capture via three finger gesture on the touch screen. Screen record via shake gesture to record from the computer via OneHop up 60 seconds
Transfer speeds of up to 30mbps
Clipboard sharing copy text from one device and paste to another.
90% screen to body ratio
Whiskey lake processor
Up to 15 hrs video
USB type A X2
Type C and Hdmi
3.5mm headphone jack
One Hop included
Ultra-slim Metal Unibody