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Huawei MateBook X Pro teaser – we’ve got one!

Huawei’s brand-new MateBook X Pro was unveiled at MWC 2018 yesterday, and it didn’t take us long to get our hands on a sample unit. We will of course be doing a full review of the laptop in the very near future, but for now feast your eyes on our first photos of the machine. We’ve also included the spec sheet for the laptop if you want to get the full low-down.

Without further ado, here’s a selection of our initial photos, taken at MWC itself no less:

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As we mentioned in our first hands-on piece, the MateBook X Pro is beautifully designed with one of the slimmest chassis we have seen on any laptop to date. The razor sharp screen is also a highlight, while a Core i7, 16GB RAM and a 512GB NVMe SSD mean this laptop is no slouch either.

Full spec is as follows;

Display

  • Size: 13.9 inches
  • Type: LTPS
  • Screen-to-body ratio: 91%
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Viewing angle: 178 degrees
  • Color: sRGB 100% color gamut
  • Contrast: 1500:1
  • Maximum brightness: 450 nits
  • Touchscreen: 10-point, anti-fingerprint

Appearance

  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 304mm x 217mm x 14.6mm
  • Weight: approximately 1.33kg
  • Colors: Mystic Silver and Space Gray

Internal hardware

  • Processor 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8550U / i5-8250U processor
  • GPU NVIDIA® GeForce® MX150 with 2GB GDDR5 / Intel® UHD Graphics 620
  • Memory 8GB / 16GB LPDDR3 2133MHz
  • Hard Drive 256GB / 512GB NVMe PCIe SSD

Buttons and Ports

  • One touch power button
  • 3.5mm stereo headset jack
  • USB-C x2 (both allow data transfer, charging and connection with MateDock 2 and one supports Thunderbolt™ 3)

Wi-Fi

  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4/5 GHz 2×2 MIMO

Bluetooth

  • BT 4.1 (compatible with 3.0 and 2.1+EDR)

Camera

  • Front camera: 1MP

Audio Configuration

  • Quad digital microphones and Quad speakers

Battery

  • Material: Lithium polymer 57.4Wh (Typical Capacity)
  • Local video playback: 12 hours Testing conducted by Huawei in a laboratory environment

Power Adapter

  • HUAWEI MateBook Charger 65W
  • For devices with a PD protocol: output 20V/3.25A, 15V/3A, 12V/2A, 9V/2A, 5V/2A
  • Otherwise: output 5V/2A
  • Supports multiple output modes, and quick charge for different devices.

Audio

  • Dolby Atmos Sound System

In the Box

  • HUAWEI USB-C Power Adapter 65W

KitGuru says: The MateBook X Pro impressed me when I first saw it last Thursday. Now we’ve got hold of one, we’ll give it a good run for its money and come back with our thoughts. Anyone else think this could be a serious contender for laptop of the year?

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