[During MWC2019, Huawei launched the new HUAWEI MateBook X Pro (hereinafter referred to as: MateBook X Pro), which continues the series of minimalist and thin style while making configuration upgrades, and is a good choice for workplace professionals. Furthermore, the MateBook X Pro can provide a “different” experience in mobile office scenarios due to the 3:2 full screen and the new Huawei Share design. The new MateBook X Pro is equipped with an 8th generation Intel Core i5 8265U processor, NVIDIA GeForce MX250 graphics with 2GB GDDR5 discrete memory, 8GB of RAM and 512GB SSD storage, a 13.9-inch full-screen with 3000*2000 HD resolution, and a thin After briefly understanding the MateBook X Pro’s configuration, let’s talk about its experience.
All-in-one minimalist appearance The MateBook X Pro, which was sent for testing, comes in a silver color with a minimalist appearance, with only a “HUAWEI” logo embellished on the center of the A-side to enhance branding, and is stylish and capable. The metal body combined with the ceramic sandbl
Before I introduce the screen, I’d like to briefly discuss the MateBook X Pro’s spindle. It supports one-handed opening and closing and has a reasonably damped design, making it suitable for use in certain mobile office scenarios. It also has a beveled design under the front (D-side) to make picking up the computer from the desktop easier.
The screen on the MateBook X Pro has two features: a full screen and a 3:2 ratio. Full-screen design is now popular for thin and light notebooks, but the MateBook X Pro is the “ultimate” in this category.
In this regard, the MateBook X Pro is unrivaled. Typically, full-screen notebooks are introduced with the term “three-sided narrow bezel,” which means that there is still a wider area under the screen to reduce the screen-to-body ratio; however, the MateBook X Pro is nearly “four-sided narrow bezel,” which means that the screen-to-body ratio is higher and the feeling of a borderless view is more impactful.
This is also one of the reasons why the MateBook X Pro is thinner and lighter, with a significantly smaller body size. The MateBook X Pro’s camera, like its predecessor, is “hidden” beneath the keyboard, and users must press a key to bring it out. Although the awkward angle makes the screen appear strange, the ultra-high screen-to-body ratio is clearly more appealing than the frequency with which laptop cameras are used.
The MateBook X Pro also has another reason for its stunning design – the 3:2 screen, which is a relatively “rare” screen ratio in notebooks today. The MateBook X Pro’s 13.9-inch full-screen supports 3000*2000 HD resolution and a 100 percent sRGB color gamut, resulting in excellent viewing angles and color performance. The MateBook X Pro screen also supports touch operation, making it simple to demonstrate and share content in some scenarios.
For added convenience, it includes Huawei’s self-developed three-finger slide screenshot and quick gesture screenshot.
When browsing the content of the vertical display range with a large browser, for example, you can view more information in one screen, which you can intuitively feel through the following two comparison charts.3:2 ratio16:10 ratio Keyboard and fingerprint recognition power button
The MateBook X Pro’s keyboard has moderate key range and damping, as well as a clear sense of confirmation when pressed, so it is not easy to feel fatigued after long hours of recording. The MateBook X Pro’s touchpad is relatively easy to use, but it feels a little stiff when pressed, so there is still room for improvement. Furthermore, the MateBook X Pro supports Dolby Atmos Sound System with customizable high and low frequency crossover quad speakers for a more stereo audio experience.
The MateBook X Pro’s body design is very cohesive, and the D-side is no exception. The air vents are hidden in the back and inside the spindle, and the rubber pads on the corners of the D-side prevent direct contact with the desktop while still allowing for heat dissipation.
Even under high load conditions, the C-side palm rest does not feel excessively hot, and the hot spots are mostly concentrated near the cooling vents. Furthermore, when the notebook was placed on the legs, there was no significant heat sensation under high load conditions.
The MateBook X Pro is powered by an 8th generation Intel Core i5 8265U processor with 1.6GHz, 14nm process, quad-core and eight threads, 6MB Level 3 cache, and a 15W power consumption. The MateBook X Pro also has an NVIDIA GeForce MX250 graphics card with 2GB GDDR5 discrete memory, giving it better all-around performance in video games and entertainment, video and image processing. “Work and play” is a common scenario in the workplace for the mainstream post-80s and post-90s group. However, purchasing thin and light notebooks and high-performance notebooks for work and entertainment is clearly not the preferred option for the majority of users.
As a result, users prefer “thin, light, and high performance” notebooks. In this regard, the MateBook X Pro outperforms the competition. Of course, this PC cannot be used as a “gaming tool” (although it can be combined with a Thunderbolt 3 external graphics card), but because the MateBook X Pro has a discrete graphics card, it can be hardened to some games with a lower performance threshold, such as League of Legends (MateBook X Pro).
The average frame rate can reach around 90FPS in medium quality), while audio and video entertainment performance is much better. If you are a video content producer, bringing the MateBook X Pro with you when you travel will meet your needs even when processing pictures and video footage. In terms of battery life, the MateBook X Pro consumes about 12% of power when using office software, WeChat, and browsing the web for one hour at the highest screen brightness; about 5% when playing 1080P local videos for 30 minutes at the highest screen brightness; and about 10% when playing 1080P local videos for 30 minutes at the highest screen brightness.
It’s not difficult to use the MateBook X Pro for 8 hours without a charger in office and simple entertainment scenarios, and the MateBook X Pro’s storage performance is still very satisfactory. Through software testing, its SSD data reading speed can exceed 3000MB/s, making daily application launching and data transfer faster. Not only that, but the MateBook X Pro’s interface design is commendable.
The machine’s left side features a 3.5mm headphone jack, two Type-C ports, one of which is a power port and the other a newly upgraded Thunderbolt 3 interface.
This interface supports bi-directional data transfer, four times the bandwidth, transfer rates of up to 40Gbps, and can easily accommodate external 4K displays and high-end graphics cards. The Thunderbolt 3 interface is more practical for users who require external monitors and graphics cards (such as designers) and can improve work efficiency. Furthermore, for gamers who want to relax after work, this interface at home may not need to buy an additional high-performance PC, the purchase of a graphics card docking station can be turned into a “game book,” all kinds of large single-player, online games can easily play.
The MateBook X Pro is also equipped with a regular USB 3.0 on the right side of the body, so if you need to connect a mouse, USB flash drive, and other storage devices, you do not need Users only need to enable NFC and Huawei Share on their phones, and the connection prompt will appear near the Huawei Share logo on the notebook’s C side, and the PC will complete the connection after authorization.
If you open a picture or video in your phone, it will be automatically sent to your computer when you are close to it; if you open a picture or video in your PC and your phone is in the main interface, the data will be synced to your phone when you are close to it via Huawei Share’s “One Touch Transfer” function. The new “One Touch” function will synchronize the data to the phone and also allows document transfer and PC screen recording by touching the notebook after shaking the phone, making PC screen recording even easier. When the user shakes the phone in close proximity to the PC, the current screen recording is performed on the PC, and the recorded content can also be viewed on the cell phone.
This function currently supports recording the screen for 1 minute, after which the recorded content is synchronized back to the phone. “One Touch Transfer” facilitates data sharing between the phone and PC, and users can also backup their phone data using this feature. Huawei Share’s “One Touch” performance in terms of transfer rate is also satisfactory.
The downloaded video can be wirelessly transferred to the phone before leaving home and watched on the way to work. In addition to the “One Touch” black technology upgrade, Huawei independently developed the shared clipboard function, which allows you to copy text and other content across devices when the phone and laptop are close together to achieve seamless cross-device sharing and synchronized editing.
The new HUAWEI MateBook X Pro, Huawei’s notebook family’s flagship, is designed in a minimalist style, with a metal body to highlight the high-end texture. The full-screen design with a 91 percent screen-to-body ratio provides users with a borderless view, which is perhaps Huawei’s “minimalism.” Furthermore, as a high-end thin and light book, the new HUAWEI MateBook X Pro is excellent in terms of weight and thickness, while retaining as many interfaces as possible, including a conventional USB 3.0, rich expandability. There are many satisfying details to enhance the mobile experience of the product and achieve a more comprehensive wireless connectivity and device data sharing experience, such as the fingerprint recognition power button, touch screen, and Huawei Share “One Touch Pass.” Product Benefits.
Ultra-slim, ultra-high screen-to-body ratio, richer interface (Thunderbolt 3 support), and Huawei Share “One Touch” wireless transmission; Shortcomings.
The touchpad press feel could be improved; the new HUAWEI MateBook X Pro is ideal for business people who place a high value on notebook appearance and quality. The new HUAWEI MateBook X Pro is ideal for business people who place a high value on appearance and quality. The excellent portability can improve the experience of using the notebook in mobile scenarios such as going out and traveling, while the combination of 8th generation Core and MX 250 discrete graphics card performs well in terms of performance and power consumption, combining efficiency and long battery life, particularly for young users with rich application scenarios (work entertainment), the product has more room to play.