Best eGPUs for Huawei MateBook X Pro Windows Central 2021
Huawei's MateBook X Pro is an impressive clamshell Ultrabook available with a discrete NVIDIA MX150 graphics card (GPU). If you'd like a bit of extra graphics processing power for some gaming or design, the Thunderbolt 3 port on the side of the laptop can be used to hook up an external GPU (eGPU). The port uses two lanes of PCIe instead of four, but it can still certainly support an eGPU. Here are the best eGPU options for your Huawei MateBook X Pro.
- NVIDIA GTX 1070 included: Gigabyte AORUS Gaming Box
- Slide-out access: Razer Core X
- Unique design: HP OMEN Accelerator
- Extra ports: Mantiz Venus
- Slim chassis: ASUS XG Station Pro
- Budget option: AKiTiO Node
NVIDIA GTX 1070 included: Gigabyte AORUS Gaming Box
This black and orange enclosure comes fitted with an NVIDIA GTX 1070 GPU that has 8 GB of GDDR5 VRAM. It's essentially plug-and-play, meaning there's not much setup, and it comes with three extra USB-A 3.0 ports on the back for extra connectivity.
Slide-out access: Razer Core X
Razer's Core X has the matte black color and logo synonymous with the brand and features a pull-out design that allows for quick and easy access. There's a lot of room inside here for most modern NVIDIA and AMD GPUs, and the power supply unit (PSU) supports up to 500W.
Unique design: HP OMEN Accelerator
HP's OMEN Accelerator has a unique stand system that allows it to sit on its edge for a diamond shape, rather than sitting like a flat box. There's room inside for a GPU and a 2.5-inch storage drive, and on the back are Ethernet, one extra USB-C, and four USB-A ports.
Extra ports: Mantiz Venus
This eGPU enclosure is available in silver or black colors, and it includes five USB-A 3.0 ports, Ethernet, and a SATA hookup for an extra storage drive. It's compact, but it supports most modern NVIDIA and AMD GPUs. It'll also deliver up to 87W of power back to the laptop for charging.
Slim chassis: ASUS XG Station Pro
The ASUS XG Station Pro has a slim rectangular design that'll fit nicely next to your desk, and the aluminum chassis keeps it relatively light. You get a 330W PSU to power AMD of NVIDIA GPUs, and dual fans help keep things cool.
Budget option: AKiTiO Node
The cheapest enclosure on our list has a built-in 400W PSU for NVIDIA and AMD GPUs, and a handle on the back makes it easy to carry around. It's big enough to fit full-sized cards, and a viewing screen on the side lets you see your GPU in action.
If we're picking an eGPU
All of the above eGPUs will provide extra graphics power to your Huawei MateBook X Pro for better gaming or design performance. If you don't already have a GPU to put into an empty enclosure, seriously consider the Gigabyte AORUS eGPU with included NVIDIA GTX 1070. Considering GTX 1070 cards on their own are still around the $400 mark, getting an enclosure and GPU for about $550 is a steal of a deal. Also, check out our roundup of the best graphics cards for more buying options.
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