Huawei's new MateBook X Pro laptop has incredibly tiny bezels
Feb 26 2018 by Kate Woods
The HUAWEI MateBook X Pro features Dolby Atmos® Sound System and custom speakers that deliver breakthrough, immersive audio for sound to flow above and around you, making you feel like you're inside the action. The top-end MateBook X Pro with 16GB of RAM and a Core i7 process costs €1,899, which translates to a whopping £1,672.
The touchscreen is 13.9 inches diagonal and 3000 x 2000 resolution for a Surface-style 3:2 aspect ratio. It has 450 nits of brightness, 1500:1 contrast ratio and Gorilla Glass protection. It comes with a camera bump at the back of the tablet which means Huawei worked a lot on the camera to make it better than traditional tablets. For those who need something more substantial, there's two USB-C ports - both can charge the device - and the one that supports Thunderbolt 3 allows you to connect an external graphics card. Speaking of Android devices, the computer does pack a new Huawei app that supports fast data transfer between Android and Windows. WiFi is integrated supporting IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac at 2.4GHz or 5GHz 2x2 MIMO. The webcam is fitted above the keyboard as a pop-up between the F function keys. From my time with it, it also looks seriously bright, but I'd have to verify that in a different environment as we were in a fairly dingy room.
According to Huawei, the MateBook XPro comes with a 57.4Whr battery, which should keep it alive for around 12 hours. It is also considerably slimmer than the Apple MacBook Pro.
Keeping with its focus on privacy, Huawei touts the device as the world's first with a "recessed" camera. The new Huawei MediaPad M5introduces an 8.4-inch and a 10.8-inch tablet; both of which feature speakers tuned by Harman Kardon. All share the same 2560x1600 IPS display with the 8.4-inch offering 359 ppi and the pair of 10.8-inch tablets offer 280 ppi.
Huawei has also unveiled its MediaPad M5 tablet, powered by a Kirin Octa-core chipset and carrying a 4GB memory.
In addition to this, the 10.8-inch MediaPad M5Pro includes the Huawei M-Pen - a stylus with 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity. The MediaPad M5 8.4 measures 212.6 x 124.8 x 7.3mm, while it weighs 316 grams.
Sadly, what there won't be is an LTE version.
The devices, which will launch across North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, China, and the Middle East during the Northern hemisphere's spring season, are part of what Huawei Consumer Business Group CEO Richard Yu called the company's attempt to enable an "all-connected world".
Huawei have launched a new laptop and tablet, the MateBook X Pro and the MediaPad M5.
We don't now know the pricing for any of the three MediaPad 5 devices, and Huawei hasn't yet shared the release date.