MWC 2019: Huawei MateBook X Pro launched alongside the affordable MateBook 14

Huawei MateBook X Pro
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So, MateBook X Pro (New), the 2019 version isn’t that different from what Huawei came out with last year. I mean, the older model wasn’t actually bad, to begin with. Maybe Huawei didn’t feel the need for any major changes, at least for this year. They also launched the MateBook 14, which is more of a value for money proposition.

MateBook X Pro (2019)

Visually, the laptop is basically the same, except for the words “Huawei” replacing the logo on the lid. The display shares the same story, a 13.9-inch 3000x2000px touch panel that covers 100% of the sRGB color spectrum with a maximum brightness of 450 nits. The display is almost fully bezel-less, as the webcam’s placement remains unchanged.

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The CPU has been updated to Whiskey lake chips which now includes the i5-8265U or the i7-8565U. The GPU also gets a minor upgrade, flaunting the newer MX250, which itself was announced just a week ago. Thunderbolt 3 support is included, so external GPUs are usable if you are into that stuff. RAM sizes include either 8GB or 16GB LPDDR3 2133MHz while the storage selection starts at 256GB and ends at 1TB.

MateBook X Pro

The laptop weighs just 2.93 pounds, is 14.6mm thick, has a 57.4Wh battery, and is available in two colors; Space Grey and Mystic Silver. So, all that’s left is the pricing, and that comes in at €1599 for the i5 version with 8GB RAM, 512GB storage and MX250 GPU. The second option is to opt for the i7 with 16GB of RAM, 1TB storage and the MX250 for €1999.

MateBook 14

We already saw the MateBook 13 back in CES. Adding to the lineup is the MateBook 14, with a 2160x1440px 14″ touch display and a similar CPU, GPU & RAM setup as the MateBook X Pro. It also gets a 57.4Wh battery with a claimed 10.5 hours of web browsing and 15 hours of video playback.

MateBook 14

MateBook 14 does compromise a little on the build and design side, where the MateBook X Pro spares no expense. This is also one of the reasons why MateBook 14 is a bit cheaper at €1199 for the i5 with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. The i7 version with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage will cost you €1499. Both come with MX250 GPU as standard.

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