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The Best Luxury Laptop of 2018 – Huawei MateBook X Pro

Huawei has managed to deliver the most luxurious laptop, best performing and longest lasting we’ve seen since Dell XPS 13 . Granted, the company achieved that design by emulating trendsetters quite closely, though none of its predecessors has achieved this balance of function and form.

Sure, you’ll probably end up paying handsomely for such a comprehensive experience, but the math currently ends up working out in favor of Huawei, offering capabilities that few of its closest competitors can obtain for a similar price. Now, let’s get into details.

Pros ✔

  • Bright and beautiful screen.
  • Very good performance in general.
  • Excellent battery life.

Cons ✘

  • No SD card slot.
  • The WebCam still doesn’t work well.


The design of the MateBook X Pro keeps the premium feel of its predecessor aliver, featuring an aluminum unibody design with diamond-cut edges and a sandblasted finish. This results in a laptop that undoubtedly looks luxurious, and feels that way too.

When it closes, the MateBook Pro is just 4.9 mm (0.19 in) at its thinnest end and 14.6 mm (0.57 in) at its thickest. All the time, it weighs only 1.33 kg (2.93 lb), which, as Huawei wants to stand out, It’s lighter than the MacBook Air’s 1.35kg.

Clearly, this is a thin and light laptop to carry around comfortably. Once again, the MateBook X Pro comes in two colors, Space Gray and Mystic Silver, and they both look gorgeous up close. Of course, you’ll have to get the more expensive version if you want that silver color, at least in the US.

There’s a full-size backlit, spill-proof keyboard, although we wish the backlighting had finer control than just a few brightness levels.


On each side of the keyboard there are two high-performance stereo speakers (for a total of four) compatible with Dolby Atmos, And that shows. Audio set at 80% volume is loud and has impressive nuance when playing music or movies. In fact, we can hear the sound travel through the four different audio channels.

Performance… the best

Huawei ensures that from cold boot to login to Windows 10, it only takes 7.8 seconds to boot the machine, and only 6.6 seconds from hibernation. This is because the fingerprint sensor is a hardware-level part, meaning it is controlled directly by the processor, not by Windows 10, of course – it still works with Windows Hello.

It’s little details like this that help Huawei’s laptop stand out from the competition.


Huawei claims that the MateBook It is the first laptop ‘FullView’ of the world, with a 91% screen to body ratio. So yes Huawei wants to be the best is on a good path.

In comparison, the MateBook original had a 84% ratio. We’re fans of screens with small bezels, so by dedicating so much space to your screen, the MateBook It is, without a doubt, striking.

In fact, the frames are so small that Huawei came up with a unique location for the webcam MateBook– It’s actually on the keyboard under a key with a camera icon. Pressing the key presses a latch allowing the 720p camera.

That said, the ability to completely hide the webcam is great for privacy. In this way, it feels like a sleeker and smarter solution than other thin-bezel laptops.

Now, let’s go back to that screen: it’s now a touch screen with quick response and Gorilla Glass protection to prevent it from being scratched. It also has a resolution of 3K (3,000 x 2,000), which leads to a pixel density of 260 PPI (pixels per inch). So the screen is pretty sharp, although you may notice that it’s more “square” than other laptops.

This is because it features a 3:2 aspect ratio, like the MateBook above, rather than the more common 16:9 ratio. This is therefore better as it offers more vertical space than other laptops, which can help with productivity, although watching movies and TV on it will result in More pronounced black bars at the top and bottom of the screen than most.

In conclusion…

Huawei may have created the best laptop of the year 2018 with his MateBooka strikingly sublime marriage of function and form with few, if any, flaws to speak to all audiences, both professionals and consumers.

Huawei Matebook

  • 13.3-inch screen with IPS technology and 2K resolution (2160×1440 pixels)
  • Intel Core i5-7200U processor (2.5GHz with 3.1 GHz turbo speed and 1GHz GPU boost speed)


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