Huawei updates its laptop line with new 2020 Matebook X Pro

Huawei’s laptop line has been rather desirable for a couple of years now, and the Matebook X Pro is the best example of this – a schmick, well designed laptop that captures that desirability often associated with Apple’s equipment – people see it, and want it.

The Matebook X Pro was first announced two years ago in 2018, and in its 2020 refresh, it gains an Ultra FullView touch-enabled display, better power consumption, improved performance and greater connectivity, making it an even more desirable proposition.

It comes in a range of colours too; Mystic Silver, Space Gray and a new Emerald Green colourway, which comes in an understated verdant green finish that elegantly envelops the chassis. The lid of the Emerald Green model is accented with a golden Huawei branding, giving it an instantly classic look.

All this in a nice, portable 14.6mm thick frame that weighs just 1.33kg.

The new Ultra FullView display has a 91% screen-to-body ratio, in a 3:2 aspect ratio which is perfect for side-by-side work (which I’m doing right now, reading a media release and writing this story!)

While it doesn’t support 4K video, it does support 3K (3,000 x 2,000 pixels) and the full 100% of the sRGB colour gamut, bringing content to life and delivering an immersive experience for users.

Besides these key changes, there’s a number of other smaller improvements under the hood, so to speak:

  • 10th generation Intel Core i7 and i5 options
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX250 with 2GB GDDR5 RAM
  • Increased cooling capacity to keep things cool when under strain
  • Quad speakers for immersive audio
  • 56Wh battery for all-day battery life, without the need for a cable or a spare battery
  • 65W Type-C charger to charge things up rapidly
  • Fast WiFi and Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity

Precise details on timing, pricing and so on for the Australian market haven’t yet been shared. We understand the Matebook X Pro will be coming to Australia, though, and we will share pricing when we find out!

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