Huawei renews its range of laptop in Windows 10. It is a market in which the brand has no problem of the embargo and, therefore, may be to the best of its competitiveness, If Huawei does not offer smartphones with the Google services on Android, the brand has no problem with the Windows license and can, therefore, continue to develop laptops perfectly competitive. The firm has therefore unveiled a brand new range of machines, starting with its flagship, the Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020.
Design borderless sleek
The Matebook X Pro 2020 reproduces the lines of the previous generations with an aluminum chassis always 14,6 mm thick, for 1,33 kg on the scale. It is a successful design who had already been able to convince us with its excellent finishes to the point of obtaining a nice 10/10 in design.
As a reminder, this ultraportable incorporates a screen of 13.9 inches in the format of 2:3 with very small borders around the screen. The camera of 1 Mp is once again built into the keyboard to take up less space around the screen. The MateBook X Pro offers 2 USB ports,-C managing both the transfer of data, video (DisplayPort) and reloading. This is in addition to a USB 3.0 port Type a port 3.5 mm jack.
If the design of the device has not changed since the previous generations, it is at the level of the characteristics of the machine as things evolve.
- Screen 3000 x 2000 LTPS 100 % sRGB
- Processor Intel Core i5-10210U or Intel Core i7-10510U
- Graphics chip Intel UHD or Nvidia GeForce MX250
- 8 Gb or 16 Gb of LPDDR3
- Up to 1 Tb of storage, SSD NVMe
- Battery 56 Wh
- Wi-Fi 5 802.11 ac
- Bluetooth 5.0
- 304 x 14.6 x 217 mm
- 1,33 kg
Huawei also offers an Nvidia chip MX250 as an option. It is the graphics chip, dedicated Nvidia the least performing of the catalog of the brand, but also the one that consumes the least energy. It allows you to play more easily in games little greedy and will do better than the graphics chip of a catastrophic integrated in the Intel processor, but it should be kept in mind that it is not a GeForce GTX and even less of a GeForce RTX.
Unfortunately, Huawei is content with Intel processors 10th-generation 14 nm for this renewal. They are always based on the architecture of Comet Lake derived from SkyLake launched in 2015. We had hoped to see the brand take advantage of the new architecture Ice Lake and processors of new generations etched by 10 nm that team more and more machines recently unveiled.
Always about the delays of Huawei, we can see that the computer is happy with the Wi-Fi 5 of the old generation while the Wi-Fi 6 tends to spread on the high-end PC.
Price and availability of Huawei Matebook X Pro
The new Huawei Matebook X Pro is launched in three configurations :
- 1499 euro for a Intel Core i5, 512 Gb SSD and 16 Gb of RAM ;
- 1699 € for a Intel Core i5, 512 Gb SSD, 16 Gb RAM, and a Nvidia chip MX 250 ;
- In 1999 euros for an Intel Core i7, 1 Tb SSD, 16 Gb RAM, and a Nvidia chip MX250.
The intermediate version seems to have a price quite hard to justify : 200 euros more for a graphic chip Nvidia, which would be a little more comfortable for some games, the solution to Intel’s integrated by default, but that will not make miracles.