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Huawei MateBook X

alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 reviews of Huawei MateBook X. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the performance and durability. The screen and design also get good views, but there are some mixed views about the price. There are some less positive opinions about the connectivity and touchpad.

portability, design, screen, durability, performance

battery, touchpad, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Huawei MateBook X is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Michael Passingham (trustedreviews.com)

Huawei MateBook X

 

Huawei isn't the first name that springs to mind when you're on the market for a new laptop, but hasn't stopped it from creating one of 2017's prettiest portable computers, the MateBook X. Huawei's first laptop is an impressive machine, and rivals the...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Spencer Hart (t3.com)

Huawei Matebook X review: watch out Apple, Huawei is coming for you

 

The Huawei Matebook X is a triumphant entry into the ultra-portable laptop segment

Amazing design and screen ; Great sound ; Fingerprint sensor

Slightly odd USB-C setup ; You may never be able to buy it

Jun, 2017

Pocket-lint Recommended 2017

Expert review by : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Huawei MateBook X review: Huawei goes after the MacBook

 

Overall, the MateBook X is a compelling option and a wonderful debut from a company that you won't associate with laptops just yet - but will in the

Slim and light design ; Great display with minimal bezel ; Good keyboard and typing experience ; Excellent sound quality (with Dolby Atmos) ; Fingerprint scanner in perfect position

Likely to be expensive (prices yet to be revealed) ; Slightly limited connectivity ; Gets hot under load ; Battery life not best-in-class ; Backlight not the best from all angles

The real winner in the MateBook X is its design. This laptop fires itself right into the centre of the Ultrabook pack, likely to cause the go-to MacBook and Dell XPS some disruption thanks to its slim and light design, very usable keyboard and...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Huawei MateBook X review

 

X marks the spot for Huawei's MacBook rival

Powerful CPU can cope with any desktop duties ; Slimline design is gorgeous, especially those screen bezels ; Great sound to match stellar picture quality

Standby battery life is awful ; Touchpad can be tricky ; A few build quality stumbles ; More expensive than a MacBook

A sterling first effort at a powerful ultraportable, besting Apple in some areas - but the MateBook X isn’t perfect

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : James Peckham (techradar.com)

Huawei MateBook X review

 

A better MacBook Pro for Windows Ultrabook fans

Fantastic design ; Beautiful and unique display ; Great audio capabilities

High price ; Limited connectivity options ; Lackluster battery life

The Huawei MateBook X is the first attempt by the Chinese firm at making a laptop, but it has actually succeeded impressively well offering everything you'd expect from a portable computing option in 2017.

Jun, 2017

TechAdvisor Recommended

Expert review by : Henry Burrell & Dominic Preston (techadvisor.co.uk)

Huawei MateBook X review

 

Huawei is attempting to go toe to toe with Apple and Microsoft with its first ever laptop: the MateBook X. Here's what we think of the slick new ultrabook.

The MateBook X would be an impressive laptop under any circumstances - the fact that it's Huawei's first just makes it even more so. Huawei has definitely nailed the design and build quality, while the keyboard is also impressively tactile for such a...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Huawei MateBook X review: The first notebook from Huawei is very nearly a MacBook killer

 

Apple's MacBook dominates, but is it time for Huawei's MateBook X to take the crown?

Slim and light ; Fantastic speakers ; Fingerprint reader

Multitasking performance isn't great ; USB Type-C ports limited in odd ways

However, if you absolutely must have that extra inch of screen real estate, the MateBook X is hard to beat. It’s a rather lovely, ultraportable 13in laptop.

May, 2017

Expert review by (cnet.co.uk)

Huawei Matebook X review: The Windows laptop that thinks like a MacBook

 

The Huawei Matebook X is a supremely sleek 13-inch laptop that bears a striking resemblance to the MacBook Pro.

The Huawei Matebook X has a stylish aluminum design that impresses everyone who sees it. It has a Dolby Atmos audio system and its power button doubles as a fingerprint reader.

The US price is still not confirmed, configuration options are limited and it lacks a touchscreen.

The thin, light and fast Matebook X is a tempting MacBook alternative for Windows 10 fans.

Expert review by : Ian Betteridge (alphr.com)

Huawei MateBook X review: Almost the perfect ultraportable

 

A fine laptop with exceptional screen and audio that's compromised by average performance and battery life

Every laptop design is a compromise between portability, power, battery life and design, and the MacBook X is no exception. It sacrifices power for a fanless and highly portable design that I prefer to the Dell XPS 13, but also forsakes the exceptional...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Huawei MateBook X review

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The Huawei MateBook X laptop looks every inch a desirable, portable computer. It's thinner than a MacBook Air and has a powerful processor inside. Here's what to expect from Huawei's new slimline laptop.

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio Decoders:Dolby Atmos
Audio system:Dolby Audio
Built-In Microphone:Y
Number of built-in speakers:2
Number of microphones:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:5449
Battery capacity (Watt hours):41.4
Battery voltage:7.6

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):1

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y

Design

Colour name:Space Grey
Colour of product:Grey / Pink gold
Form factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Premium
Product colour:Black, grey / Grey
Product Type:Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9 / 3:4
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1
Display brightness:350
Display diagonal:33 / 33.8
Display glass type:Gorilla Glass
Display Resolution:2160 x 1440
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:2K Ultra HD / FHD+
LED Backlight:Y
Panel Type:IPS
Touchscreen:N / Y

Docking station

Docking station connecting interface:USB 3.0
Docking station HDMI port:Y
Docking station included:Y
Docking station USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
Docking station VGA (D-Sub) port:Y

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:32
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5916
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 620 / Intel® HD Graphics 620
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y
Island-style keyboard:Y
Numeric keypad:N
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y

Memory

Internal Memory:8
Internal memory type:LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8

Networking

3G:N
4G:N
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.1
Built-in Wi-Fi switch:Y
Ethernet LAN:N
MIMO:Y
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-10 - 45

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Other features

On/off button:Y

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Bag included:Y
Cables included:USB / USB Type-C
Manual:Y
Mouse included:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y
Bag included:Y
Cables included:USB / USB Type-C
Manual:Y
Mouse included:Y
Package depth:224
Package height:59.5
Package weight:1.92
Package width:296
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Performance

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Ports & interfaces

Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
Docking connector:N
DVI port:N
Headphone outputs:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1 / 2
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1

Processor

Bus type:OPI
Configurable TDP-down:7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.10 / 3.50
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:7th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:2.50 / 2.70
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i5-7200U / i7-7500U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Socket:BGA 1356
Processor threads:4
Stepping:H0
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N
Intel TSX-NI:N
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
Processor ARK ID:95443 / 95451
Processor code:SR2ZU / SR2ZV
Processor package size:42 x 24
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Security

Fingerprint Reader:Y
Password protection:Y

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO
Trial software:Office 365

Storage

Card reader integrated:N
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256 / 512
Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:211
Height :12.5
Weight:1.05
Width:286