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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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Cale Hunt is formerly a Senior Editor at Windows Central. He focuses mainly on laptop reviews, news, and accessory coverage. He's been reviewing laptops and accessories full-time since 2016, with hundreds of reviews published for Windows Central. He is an avid PC gamer and multi-platform user, and spends most of his time either tinkering with or writing about tech.