Huawei Joins Notebook Race with MateBook X Announcement

The world's third largest smartphone maker, Huawei, has just officially unleashed new product offerings. This time around though, these are not smartphone nor tablet devices. Laptops! One of the newly unveiled Windows 10-powered notebooks (in addition to the MateBook E and MateBook D) is the Huawei MateBook X, the flagship of the pack.

One of the first things we can easily notice on this newly launched Huawei MateBook X is its design which looks very stylish and stunning, thanks to its aluminum clamshell implementation as well as its extremely thin profile and bezels. This may look like Apple MacBook laptop, however it has a much better audio system. Why? Because Huawei worked together with Dolby in creating its audio features. Out of this collaboration, a technology called Atmos Sound System is created. Usually Dobly's share on some other device makers they partnered with is by making some special tweaking on the settings and software side of a machine. But with Huawei MateBook X, the two companies worked together on the hardware, design, and software department of the notebook for the audio resulting to a supreme sound quality.

Display wise, the MateBook X has a lot to offer that many users will definitely love. The extremely thin bezels measuring only 4.4mm or about 0.17 inches, Huawei managed to maximize its 13-inch display resulting to a 88% screen to body ratio. Plus it boasts a 2K resolution (2160 x 1440) right out of the box, only downside is it does not have touchscreen function. It is also the first fanless 13-inch laptop. Huawei did not include fans on this machine so users won't be bothered with fan noises even the most quiet fans there is, and in place of that they created a new technology similar to the liquid cooling system to keep the MateBook X at low temperature even while being used heavily.

The Huawei MateBook X is powered by the 7th generation Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processors partnered with either 4GB or 8GB memory. For storage, there will be 256GB and 512GB SSD storage selections.

Another interesting feature of this laptop is its power button that doubles as a fingerprint scanner, like in most smartphones today. This will definitely add more security for the users' files and information stored in the device as well as the convenience of signing in and accessing their own profiles.

What about its battery? Huawei claims it can last up to 10 hours with 1080p video playback on a single charge. Keyboard is backlit and splashproof.

Ports? It depends on how you look at it, but it only has two USB-C ports one for power and one for file transfer. However, Huawei is including multi-port dongle in the packaging in case users will need more than just USB-C.

The Huawei MateBook X will be available in Gold, Grey, and Pink starting this Summer in the USA. Pricing starts at €1,399, about Php78,000. No work yet as to when or if this will hit the Philippine market.

No comments