Huawei MateBook X Pro review: Classic design and outstanding performance

ByMargarita Fleiszig 2020-01-07 2287

Huawei opened the door to the high-end flagship lightweight market with its first full-screen laptop HUAWEI MateBook X Pro, and Huawei unveiled a new HUAWEI MateBook X Pro at this year's Mobile World Congress 2019. The new HUAWEI MateBook X Pro follows the gene of "beauty, innovation and wisdom" and brings more innovation on the basis of the previous work.

 
New Huawei MateBook X Pro

Design

The first feeling of the previous generation of HUAWEI MateBook X Pro was amazing. 3:2 comprehensive screen design, hidden camera and many other innovative designs have injected new vitality into the slightly boring laptop market, and the above innovative designs have also been passed on to the new HUAWEI MateBook X Pro.

No matter how long the classic design has been, it will be welcomed by people. The ThinkPad and MacBook series of Porsche 911, Volkswagen Beetles and MINI COOPER; notebooks in the automotive field have withstood the test of time and market in their design language and style. The design language of the new HUAWEI MateBook X Pro continues from the previous generation to the present, giving birth to its own soul.

 
New Huawei MateBook X Pro.

If the design of the previous generation of HUAWEI MateBook X Pro is to lay a solid foundation, then the new model is more about polishing the details. The new HUAWEI MateBook X Pro adopts the design concept of "Pure & Invisible". The all-metal fuselage is designed with no extra elements and the overall style is simple and generous.

The fuselage uses precision ceramic sandblasting technology to make the fuselage luster introverted and bring a warm and moist touch like skin. The new HUAWEI MateBook X Pro has three colors to choose from: deep sky gray, Haoyue silver and cherry pink gold, and users can choose according to their own preferences.

 
New Huawei MateBook X Pro.

In terms of details, the new HUAWEI MateBook X Pro uses a curved waist design on the aircraft grade aluminum alloy fuselage, cutting a specular chamfer with a precision milling cutter CNC. It is like the finishing touch, giving the whole notebook an aura. With the addition of this design, the metal-integrated fuselage becomes no longer rigid and flexible.

 
New Huawei MateBook X Pro boot key.

What is a good screen? look at Huawei!

The screen continues the previously acclaimed 3:2 scale screen with a resolution of up to 3000 '2000 pixels and a pixel density of up to 260 PPI,sRGB gamut (typical) up to 100%. For high net worth people and content creators, it is inevitable to go out to work, which is an opportunity to use the talents of the new HUAWEI MateBook X Pro screen. 

Huawei introduced the LTPS high-definition screen of the mobile phone industry for the first time, with a maximum brightness of 450 Nitts and a contrast ratio of up to 1500 1. Even in bright light conditions, the text on the computer screen can be clearly seen. Huawei has also added mature eye protection technology to filter some harmful blue light, reduce visual fatigue and protect users' eyesight.

 
New Huawei MateBook X Pro screen.

With a good display effect, but also have an excellent use experience. According to official Huawei data, the 3:2 aspect ratio allows content to be displayed vertically with the largest proportion in commonly used scenarios such as Office office, web browsing and graphics processing. A picture of the same size can only render 74% on the 16:9 screen, while the 3:2 screen can render the picture at 96%. 

And this screen supports ten-point touch, with ultra-thin Corning gorilla glass, integrated touch solution (one glass solution), AF anti-fingerprint technology, so as to achieve high-precision multi-touch. The addition of the touch screen makes up for the scene of how users can better use the computer when the mouse is missing.

In addition, Huawei also pioneered three-finger screenshot, through touch screen gestures to achieve rapid screenshot, at the same time, users can also take a small range of screenshot screen capture, but also can automatically identify picture text, for a disabled party like the author, three-finger screenshot reduces the learning cost of screenshot, and you no longer have to worry about setting screenshot keys that conflict with other shortcut keys.

Smarter Huawei Share 

How to better interconnect between mobile phones and computers has become one of the major manufacturers' research directions. Huawei's assignment in this field is "Huawei Share biography". In the previous Huawei notebook, the author has experienced the convenience brought by this feature, on this basis, Huawei has upgraded the function to play more, more convenient to use.

 
New Huawei MateBook X Pro.

The previous Huawei Share one-by-one file sharing function has been able to share photos and videos between mobile phones and computers, but it can not help office documents. Add to the new HUAWEI MateBook X Pro the ability to transfer Office documents (Word, PPT, Excel, TXT, PDF) in both directions between PC and the mobile phone. The maximum transfer rate is 30MB, up to 500G files can be transferred at a time, and 1G files can be transferred in two minutes.

 
Huawei Share transfer file.

After using the Office document function, the author only wants to say two words "really fragrant". Take the author as an example, mobile phones account for an increasing proportion in the mobile office, so using mobile phones to check nails or Wechat files at home has become the first choice. 

However, when it comes to revision or other situations that require the use of a computer, the migration of these files becomes very troublesome and troublesome in some unnetworked environments. After using Huawei Share, you can get rid of the shackles of the network and data lines, as long as the phone is taped to it, it can be transmitted immediately.


The convenience cannot be achieved without the efforts of Huawei engineers. Huawei uses NFC touch to trigger and transmit through WLAN. Through deep customization and overall optimization of mobile phones and PCs, Huawei breaks through the technical barriers between Android and Windows and solves the problem of cross-system short-distance transmission. It takes only 4 steps for the first transmission connection pairing, which makes the transmission more convenient, and then only 2 steps to complete the transmission.

 
Screen recording.

Why the smarter Huawei Share one-touch transfer? in addition to supporting one-touch file sharing, Huawei pioneered the "one-touch biography screen" technology and developed its own "shared clipboard". Among them, the phone only needs to "shake" and touch the PC HUAWEI Share tag to record the PC screen for 60 seconds. In addition, when the mobile phone is close to the PC, you can copy and paste text across devices to achieve a "shared clipboard", effectively solving the rapid reference of text messages between the mobile phone and the PC.

Performance and battery life

As a high-end flagship lightweight book, the author believes that the configuration is secondary, as long as the optimization is good enough, a good endurance performance can be called a good flagship lightweight book. That said, Huawei has a lot of configurations for HUAWEI MateBook X Pro. The HUAWEI MateBook X Pro CPU in my hand uses Intel's eighth generation i5mura 8265U low-voltage U, the main frequency is 1.6GHz, the maximum Rui frequency is raised from 3.4GHz to 3.9GHz, and the quad-core Rui frequency can also reach 3.7GHz. 

The graphics card is the upgraded version of MX150 MX250 2GB GDDR5 independent video memory, using Turing architecture, the performance is 3.5 times that of the current integrated graphics card, mainstream online games such as "League of Legends" or "Fortnite" can run smoothly.



By using AS SSD Benchmark running points, the author finds that the continuous reading speed of this NVMe PCIe high-speed solid state disk equipped with the new HUAWEI MateBook X Pro is 2773.24MB, the writing speed is 2516.09MB, the reading time is only 0.046ms, and the writing time is only 0.029 ms. Is currently the top level of notebook computers, with the addition of this high-quality SSD hard drive, so that the fluency of the system, please climb another high-rise building!


In terms of battery life, official figures show that the new HUAWEI MateBook X Pro has a high-capacity 57.4Wh battery that guarantees 13 hours of playing 1080p local videos, 14 hours of normal office hours and 12 hours of web browsing. After the author measured, from 1: 00 p. M., in the case of 96% power, set the battery use mode to a longer battery life, set the screen brightness to automatically adjust the brightness, and disconnect the computer charger to start daily work. The battery still has 56% left after 05:00 and consumes 40% power in four hours. Under the condition of full charge, the new HUAWEI MateBook X Pro is enough to meet the needs of the author for one day.


The charging test began at 05:00, and the battery reached 62% after 10 minutes, 65% after 20 minutes, and close to 68% after 30 minutes. This is because the new HUAWEI MateBook X Pro is equipped with a 65W power adapter, which can provide a variety of charging output power, such as 20V/3.25A, 15V/3A, 12V/2A, 9V/2A, 5V/2A and so on. In addition to charging mobile phones, it can also charge mobile phones of various specifications quickly. A charger supports multiple devices to improve the portability of the device and reduce the burden on users.


HUAWEI MateBook X Pro also focuses on details

In addition to the above functional design, the author found in daily use that some small details on the new HUAWEI MateBook X Pro add a lot of points to this product. If most manufacturers can achieve 85 points for a product, then the new HUAWEI MateBook X Pro can achieve close to full marks with these small details.

 
New Huawei MateBook X Pro camera.

What I like most is the hidden camera design. This is Huawei's global original design on the previous generation of HUAWEI MateBook X Pro. The use of press-type design, the camera will be skillfully hidden in the keyboard, can achieve anti-hijacking, anti-peeping. The camera is placed here in order to better achieve a higher screen share.

 
New Huawei MateBook X Pro Lightning Interface.

The new HUAWEI MateBook X Pro is also equipped with a 4x bandwidth Thunderbolt 3 interface, which supports external 4K display, and the transmission speed is as high as 40Gbps. As an important interface in the future, the importance of Lightning 3 interface in notebook is self-evident. In terms of connection, the new HUAWEI MateBook X Pro supports broadband WiFi, connection rates up to 1733 Mbps, and Bluetooth 5.0, which is twice the transmission speed of the previous generation, quadruple the signal range, a wider connection range, and a more stable signal!

 
New Huawei MateBook X Pro fingerprint recognition module.

In addition, the new HUAWEI MateBook X Pro continues the previous generation of design, fingerprint identification and power key two-in-one, press the power key and fingerprint information identification at the same time, making unlocking fast and safe. The fuselage has four built-in microphones, which can realize remote accurate sound pickup, which is more accurate and has a wider range. Huawei and Dolby also jointly designed four high-bass frequency division speakers to make the high frequency more accurate and more penetrating; the low frequency diving deeper and more exciting, and the combination of the four speakers to make the sound field more three-dimensional.

 
New Huawei MateBook X Pro speakers.

Bottom line

Once the author is not disillusioned with the notebook field, because every time is nothing new, can guess the routine generation. But as Huawei enters the notebook field, it has injected new vitality into the market. On Huawei's laptop, let us see the 3:2 screen, let us have a hidden camera.


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