Saturday, 22 Sep 2018

Rollout of the MateBook continues in Europe

In 2017, Huawei introduced its first MateBook (mind the similarity in name to a different well known laptop). Since then, Huawei hasn’t been sleeping, and is now introducing the MateBook X Pro (somehow this name sound familiar again..) in different European countries.

The MateBook X Pro is a laptop with a 14″ touchscreen has a resolution of 3000 x 2000. Due to the design of the screen with minimal bezels, there was no room a webcam, and the webcam has now been integrated into the keyboard. What is nice is that the MateBook comes equipped with a USB-C port which supports ThunderBolt, allowing 4K output at 60hz.

In terms of computing power, the MateBook houses an Core i7 8550U, and is equipped with a GeForce MX150, which isn’t a great GPU, but does allow you to play popular games like Fortnite at more than 80 frames per second on a medium setting. For storage, the MateBook, which is less than 1.5cm high, uses a 512GB SSD disk.


Besides the X model, Huawei also introduces two D models; one with a 14″ screen, and one with a 15.6″ screen. The D model is a slightly less high end model, which is reflected in the screen resolution (1920×1080), a slightly thicker body (1.6cm), and less memory (8GB vs 16GB)