Huawei Matebook X Pro officially launched with FullView screen at MWC 2018
- Author: Carolyn Briggs Feb 25, 2018,
Feb 25, 2018, 21:44
Lei said the company's research said the laptop camera is one of its least-used features, saying consumers and business customers alike prefer the cameras on the smartphones.
Huawei says that it takes 3hrs to obtain a full charge, but we would be more interested in how long it takes to get from 0-80%, which is typically where the fast-charge happens.
Hopefully this time around Huawei will try to be more competitive, giving buyers more of an incentive to try out the Matebook Pro X. The laptop comes with a metal unibody design with a sandblast finish. The touchpad is big and easily dealt with all the multi-touch commands I threw at it, and the keyboard, while a little squished together, was suitably reactive, with the keys having decent travel and a pleasing click action. The devices also sport sets of two or four stereo speakers with Hi-Res audio for a better audio experience. The X Pro's battery will last through 12 hours of video playback and 14 hours of "regular work", Huawei says. It's one decided downside of this bezel-free future we're all hurdling toward: the camera is an afterthought. Whatever you thought about Huawei's last attempt, this 2018 re-do is better in nearly every respect: it's faster, has a great, bezel-free display and, well, it looks seriously good, too. The keyboard is backlit, the clickpad is huge and covered with glass, and its charger is tiny - roughly the size of two smartphone chargers. It weighs 1.33kg - again, less than the 13-inch MacBook Pro, which weighs 1.37kg.
Elsewhere, the tablet's display has 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity, especially good for tilting and shading, but it doesn't come with a 3.5mm headphone jack, sadly.
Existing owners will probably notice the extra USB-C port on the left-hand side.
Overall, the MateBook X Pro is an impressive laptop.
To accommodate the bigger display, Huawei made a decision to remove the webcam from the top of the screen.
I suppose there's one other advantage here, as well.
While you might not notice the camera the very first time you look at the MateBook X Pro, you'll definitely notice the screen.
To start with, the Huawei M5 tablets comes with 8.4 inches and 10.8 inches display, while the Pro model comes with a 10 inches screen with each of one it sporting a WQXGA IPS display with a screen resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. First of all, we have 8.4in and 10.8in MediaPad M5 SKUs, but there was also a MediaPad M5 Pro designed for productivity - only in the 10.8in form-factor, however.
The company also showed its new MediaPad M5 Series. All have a 13-megapixel camera on the back and an 8-megapixel selfie cam on the font. Just 64 or 128GB storage space, while the non-Pro 8.4 and 10.8-inchers can both be configured with 32, 64 or 128 gigs of internal hoarding room.
Talking about the battery, Huawei announced that the notebook is equipped with a larger and efficient battery which will deliver a better battery performance.