HUAWEI MateBook X: the mosty elegant, thin and light dream powerhouse for work and leisure
Welcome to Huawei's brand-new ultraportable MateBook X - a muscled-up super-skinny power-packed beauty that's here to give top laptop brands a run for their money! With drop dead gorgeous looks weighing just around 1kg, the 13.6mm-thick tech-champ is the laptop that boasts of some pretty neat and cool hardware upgrades.
Open the screen and you'll immediately be drawn towards a strikingly slim screen bezel. At just 284.4mm width, there's hardly any unused space -- a 13-inch panel in a laptop no larger than an A4 sheet paper! This is about as thin and light as a laptop can get -- super perfect for all those on the move.
This ultra-light, ultra-thin stunning power-beast comes with a 3K Infinite FullView display, Huawei's multi-screen collaboration, Huawei Free Touch, a superfast Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, an immersive audio experience, a recessed camera for safety and privacy, and has all it takes to be a compact, versatile platform that you can take anywhere to stay inspired, entertained and productive. Before we dive into a detailed review, let's take a deeper look as to why the HUAWEI MateBook X prides itself as Huawei's next-generation state-of-the-art ultra-book!
Hello viewers! In this video, you will be watching a comprehensive review of Huawei's brand-new top-of-the-charts HUAWEI MateBook X, an all-round flagship ultra-book with the most elegant, thin and light design, a lovely 3K Infinite FullView Display that offers a 90% screen-to-body ratio, and a performance that gives it an edge over the best that any top laptop brand has to offer.
Powered by the latest 10th Generation IntelÂ® CoreT processors, the Huawei MateBook X is the brand's first laptop to support Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, and also the first to use thermal hinge triple heat dissipation to remove the need for a fan, thereby keeping noise to a minimum.
The MateBook X features quad speakers beneath the backlit keyboard and on the bottom of the laptop for immersive sound, dual mics at the front of the laptop, a recessed camera for privacy and a fingerprint sensor built into the power button, allowing users to switch their laptop on and log in with a single touch.
Available in two iridescent, glitter-infused colour-ways, this stylish, elegant, portable and ultra-thin MateBook X offers a host of versatile innovations. Priding itself for a battery life of nine hours and sporting a suite of smart features, the MateBook X is the perfect laptop for urban pioneers who are looking for an incredibly exciting tech-companion for on-the-go top-of-the-notch productivity.
So, what makes this ultra-book knock off even the strongest ultra-books in the market? Let's take a closer look at the highlights that Huawei MateBook X has to offer that makes it stand tall amidst an elite crowd...
Signature design: A slim, feather-light, elegant extravaganzaMateBook X redefines your ultra-portable experience, with its ultra-thin and ultra-light design, thereby packing up a powerhouse in its slim, size-0 body. As light as 1kg and measuring just 13.6mm at its thickest part, every interaction with this ultra-light ultra-book is pure joy. With its 13-inch frame that is smaller than an A4 sized paper, the MateBook X fits like a sleek magazine in any backpack, ready for its next adventure in functional productivity. Targeted towards urban pioneers with a keen fashion sense who aim at thriving in a mobile workplace, the MateBook X is a dream notebook that you can confidently carry like a breeze between your home and the cafÃ©, the library and your workplace, with perfect ease and pride.
Aesthetically robust: Refined finish with no compromise to durabilityThe laptop's slim form factor comes at no expense to durability. Featuring a minimalistic style and clad in lightweight aluminium-magnesium alloy, the MateBook X's metallic unibody is built with solid robustness in mind. After a CNC die casting process and going through a highly advanced and sophisticated paint spraying process for five times, the lustrous, smooth finish makes MateBook X your style symbol wherever you go, adding elegance to functionality.
Elegant and dashing: Shimmering with iridescenceSleek and chic, the MateBook X turns the traditional laptop design on its head by seeking inspiration from the nature. Incorporating shimmering elements reminiscent of nacre into the laptop, colours are brought to life with a glittering effect under natural ambient light. Inspired by the iridescent mother-of-pearl and glitter powder, MateBook X elevates CMF design to an art with two glitter-infused colourways: Silver Frost and Forest Green.
Borderless, infinite delight: Spectacular, jaw-dropping displayFeaturing a 3K (3000x2000) LTPS display with 100% sRGB colours and 1500:1 contrast ratio, the Infinite FullView Display, with a borderless design and offering a high 90% screen-to-body ratio, breathes life to any content, whether it's a Blu-ray movie or a Word document. A first in the laptop industry brought to you by MateBook X, the 3K Infinite FullView Display's ultra-slim bezels offer an unobstructed spectacular screen, delivering an immersive experience for longer periods of time, whether you are working, creating content, or binging on movies. The screen is also intentionally engineered to have a 3:2 aspect ratio, which offers more display area for common productivity software than its 16:9 counterparts, lending itself to a better mobile working experience. Colours and details are also immaculately reproduced, so you don't need any external display to enjoy a cinematic experience.
Cross-device connectivity: Multi-Screen CollaborationTo facilitate a smarter mobile office experience and vastly improve the traditional way of sharing files, images and videos, Huawei introduces new upgrades to its Multi-Screen Collaboration feature in Huawei Share, which not only allows you to mirror your smartphone screen to your laptop's display, thereby allowing you to seamlessly collaborate between cross-devices like your smartphone and PC, but also lets you open up to three mobile apps at the same time for multitasking, resulting in greater efficiency and productivity.
Once a smartphone is connected to MateBook X, the smartphone screen is integrated into the laptop with a picture-in-picture window. In addition to easy drag-and-drop file transfer (images, documents, and text) from your phone to your notebook (or vice versa) for rapid file transfers, this feature allows the PC to directly open and edit files on the smartphone. Instant Hotspot provides one-step access to Internet via tethering. And during break-time at work, you can even catch up with your family and friends via video and audio calling, conveniently and smoothly from your very own MateBook X.
Creativity with enhanced productivity: Free Touch clickpadFeaturing a wide range of innovative technologies, MateBook X is designed to inspire creativity on all fronts, anytime, anywhere. It is the first to feature a clickpad with Huawei Free Touch, which delivers incredible responsiveness. The improved multi-touch clickpad offers a more expansive space for navigation and creative expressions allowing you to control your notebooks with improved accuracy. It also supports haptic feedback instantaneously for a more tactile experience and enhanced productivity. The Huawei Share tag is now incorporated within the clickpad, streamlining the design, while providing easy access to the Multi-Screen Collaboration feature.
Powerful processor for smooth, productive performanceThe sleek and portable MateBook X muscles up power performance that you need to tackle day-to-day tasks with comfort and ease. Featuring a 10th Generation IntelÂ® CoreT i5 processor and up to 16GB RAM, this ultra-book delivers essential functionality to support a smooth experience across high-end productivity and multimedia use.
High-speed superfast connectivity: Wi-Fi 6 experienceOn top of cross-device connectivity, the MateBook X is Huawei's first PC to support Wi-Fi 6, offering three times the speed of Wi-Fi 5 to facilitate fast and stable high-speed connectivity for data transfer and downloads even in crowded locations. With a wider usable signal range, improved interference tolerance, and connection stability, the MateBook X's signal reception performance is further improved, especially in highly populated areas.
Power sound: Quad-speaker system, microphone arrayTransform any location into a personal cinema with the powerful quad-speaker system and improved edge microphone, all cleverly incorporated into the MateBook X, so as to make not only your multimedia entertainment more immersive at home, but also your virtual meetings better while you are at work. The quad-speaker sound system with split-frequency setup delivers rich 3D audio directly from under the keyboard.
No compromise on privacy: Fingerprint Power Button, recessed cameraUser privacy is protected by the Fingerprint Power Button, which combines the fingerprint reader with the power button to securely authenticate user identity when the device is switched on, effectively replacing the login password on the Windows Welcome screen. Huawei also uses a unique, proprietary design to hide the recessed camera in plain sight under one of the keycaps on the keyboard that is easily accessible and pops up only when the users have a need for it. This results in a higher screen-to-body ratio while ensuring camera accessibility, functionality and maximum privacy.
Smart all the way: Finger swipe with gesture supportThe 10-point multi-touch panel enabled with gesture support, such as Fingers Gesture Screenshot, lets you interact with the notebook like it's your smartphone. You can take screenshots as intuitively and as conveniently as you would with a smartphone or a tablet, simply by using three fingers to swipe downwards on the screen. In addition, you can connect your smartphone to your MateBook X via Huawei Share and control it as you would on the physical device.
Easy on your sight: Soothe and alleviate your eye fatigueMateBook X sports two eye care features -- the Eye Comfort mode that effectively filters out blue light emissions to provide eye strain relief during long sessions of use, and Brightness adjustment algorithms that adjust screen brightness according to ambient light to ensure consistent viewing experience with optimal comfort for as long as you like no matter whether the device is used indoors or under direct sunlight.
Versatile, portable supercharging: 42Wh battery and USB Type-C portsWhile staying incredibly compact, MateBook X still offers remarkable battery life with its 42Wh (rated capacity) battery working together with Huawei's smart battery management solution to support up to nine hours of local media playback or typical productivity scenarios. You can now confidently work without being tethered to a power socket while you're in a cafÃ© or library. And if it does need to be plugged in, the 65W portable charger will bring it back up in next to no time. While you'll barely feel it in your backpack, it can be used to charge other USB Type-C devices, such as smartphones, tablets, etc. Moreover, the two USB Type-C ports -- one on each side -- support not only charging but also two-way data transfer. As a versatile accessory, the power adapter coming with MateBook X also supports HUAWEI SuperCharge on supported devices.
Our verdict: A super-slim, superlight, ultraportable dream deviceIf you are looking for the most elegant, thin and light, power-packed ultra-book, go for the HUAWEI MateBook X. With minimalist look that gracefully blends in with any dÃ©cor, the MateBook X comes in superbly compact lightweight body that enables you to easily stow it in any backpack and take it with you anywhere.
The HUAWEI MateBook X will be available in two colors: Forest Green and Silver Frost and will be available for 5,499 AED. Pre-orders start October 8th and will include free gifts worth 1,299 AED that includes a HUAWEI FreeBuds 3, a HUAWEI MateBoox X Leather Sleeve and a HUAWEI MateDock. Huawei also launched HUAWEI MateBook X Pro edition at a price of 6499AED in the UAE.