Huawei, alongside announcing its new foldable Mate Xs, also upgraded its laptop range at its recent virtual event. Its flagship MateBook X Pro comes with more recent internals while the MateBook D-series comprises of a 14-inch and 15.6-inch device.
New MateBook X Pro
Design wise, the MateBook X Pro remains identical to its predecessor. Alongside the usual grey and silver finishes, there is also a new green colour option this time. But inside, the laptop comes equipped with Intel’s new 10th-generation processors. Both the Core i5-10510U and Core i7-10510U are based on a 14nm++ manufacturing process with four hyper-threaded cores clocked at a base frequency of 1.8GHz going up to 4.9GHz with Turbo Boost.
Internals aside, the rest of the hardware remains unchanged. You find a 13.9-inch IPS panel on the laptop with a 3,000 x 2,000 resolution. The display is capable of a 1,500:1 contrast ratio and 450 nits brightness. For graphics processing, you also find a variant with the Nvidia GeForce MX250 discrete GPU accompanied by 2GB of GDDR5 dedicated VRAM.
MateBook D 14 and 15
Indicative from their names, these are Huawei’s more budget oriented 14-inch and 15.6-inch laptops. They come with 1,920 x 1,080 resolution displays with a more pronounced bottom bezel compared to the MateBook X Pro.
Interestingly, you do get a better selection of internal hardware here. Aside from Intel’s Core i5-10210U and Core i7-10510U, you can also configure either laptop with AMD’s Ryzen 5 3500U CPU. Depending on your choice, you either get Nvidia’s GeForce MX250 or Radeon Vega 8 graphics. Both variants support up to 8GB of RAM and you can configure up to 512GB of SSD storage on the MateBook D 14. The MateBook D 15 can hold an extra HDD as well.
Pricing and availability
Huawei’s flagship MateBook X Pro will be available from April this year starting at €1,499 (Dh5,979.21). On the other hand, the MateBook D 14 and D 15 will vary in price depending on the processor you choose. The AMD powered 14-inch and 15.6-inch laptops will retail for €699 (Dh2,788.17) and €649 (Dh2,588.73) respectively while Intel variants will be available starting at €949 (3,785.37). We will keep you updated with local pricing and availability once we know more.