Huawei MateBook X Pro (2019) review: More powerful and practically perfect

Huawei didn't deviate from its winning formula with the MateBook X Pro, and that's just fine.

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In 2018, Huawei launched the MateBook X laptop and MateBook 2-in-1 tablet to critical acclaim. The MateBook X Pro took it up a notch with even thinner display bezels, a quad-core i7 processor, and a smart pop-up web camera. Combined with the $1,499 price point, the MateBook X Pro quickly became one of the best values in the premium Ultrabook range.

For 2019, the company is not straying far from that formula. Barring a complete hardware redesign, there was little from the original that needed improving. The new 2019 edition tidies up some loose ends.

Editor's note: The 2019 MateBook X Pro is not yet available at the time of publication, nor are pricing or availability specifics. We will update this post accordingly when we receive those details.

small changes add up

What's new in the 2019 Huawei MateBook X Pro?

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2019

Put the 2018 MateBook X Pro next to the 2019 version, and you'll struggle to see anything different, except for an ugly NFC sticker. But there are a few notable changes, including at least one to the exterior that people have been asking for since last year.

Here are the most significant modifications:

  • Text-only logo; no more lotus flower.
  • New Intel Core i7 8565U quad-core processor.
  • New NVIDIA GeForce MX250 25-watt GPU.
  • Thunderbolt 3 now supports full four PCIe lanes for bandwidth.
  • NFC with Huawei Share 3.0 software.
  • New Shark Fin 2.0 cooling solution.

None of those are particularly huge advances, but without a massive redesign there is little Huawei could do with the MateBook X Pro to make it better. The quad-core Intel "Whiskey Lake" processor and GPU are the latest available, leaving few options for Huawei.

Top of the line

Huawei MateBook X Pro tech specifications

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2019

The MateBook X Pro is your standard premium Ultrabook for 2019, but Huawei was able to combine many features that are usually spread across laptops into one excellent one.

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CategorySpecification
Display13.9 inches, 3000 x 2000, 260 PPI, Touch
Aspect ratio3:2
Contrast1500:1
Max Brightness450 nits
Size11.96 in × 8.54 in × 0.57"= in
WeightApprox. 2.93 lb
CPU8th Gen Intel Core i7 8565U
8th Gen Intel Core i5 8265U
GPUIntel UHD Graphics 620
NVIDIA GeForce MX250 with 2GB GDDR5
Storage256GB NVMe PCIe SSD
512GB NVMe PCIe SSD
1TB NVMe PCIe SSD
Memory8GB LPDDR3 2133MHz
16GB LPDDR3 2133MHz
Ports3.5 mm jack, Two USB-C, Thunderbolt, USB-A 3.0
Fingerprint sensorYes (Power button)
CameraFront camera: 1MP
AudioDolby Atmos
Quad Digital Microphones, Quad Speakers
Battery57.4Wh
ColorsSpace Grey, Mystic Silver (edited)

Stand out features include the 3:2 display aspect, which is what Microsoft uses in its Surface line. That display also has a 91 percent screen-to-body ratio, which is exceptional. Of course, that means you also get the industry's only pop-up web camera that is housed in the keyboard deck.

Likewise, for the NVIDIA GeForce MX250 for graphics – Huawei is the first to use it in a laptop we've reviewed.

The 2019 MateBook X Pro is truly a near-perfect laptop.

Quad-speakers are becoming more familiar, with HP leading the pack, but Huawei offers its audio package with Dolby Atmos-tuned ones.

The MateBook X Pro has an all-metal unibody design that is not damaged easily. Our version from last year has nary a ding or scratch. That metal adds up, though, and while the MateBook X Pro is far from heavy at under three pounds, it does feel heavier and denser than that. There's minimal flex to the chassis making this a very sturdy and solid-feeling laptop.

For user-upgrades, the screws on the bottom are easily removable, and with a simple pry tool you can access the innards. Not much can be upgraded, however, as RAM and the CPU are soldered to the board. Users can update the solid-state drive (SSD) if they wish, but they will have to remove the heat plate first, which is a bit cumbersome.

There is not much for input-output on the MateBook X Pro, but you get one USB Type-A port and two Type-C ports that support Thunderbolt 3.

What has not changed is the massive trackpad, which uses Microsoft Precision drivers. It's one of the best trackpads on a Windows PC, but it has a slight rattle that some may find unpleasant.

getting the basics right

Huawei MateBook X Pro screen, keyboard, and audio

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2019

The MateBook X Pro 2019 nails what I call the "fundamentals" of any laptop: typing, display, trackpad, and audio. It's hard to find another laptop that gets as much right.

The touch screen can hit around 420 nits of brightness (claimed is 450 nits), which is very bright, as most laptops are about 300 nits, by comparison. Color accuracy is 100 percent sRGB and 75 percent AdobeRGB – both exceptional scores.

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2019

The keyboard delivers around 1.2 mm of travel, and while it is a bit shallow, it's enjoyable to type on, with a good backlighting system.

Audio is pushed through four speakers on the top deck (they flank the side of the keyboard) and can get quite loud. The included Dolby software lets you tune things for various audio profiles including for music, movies, or voice. Overall, this is an excellent audio experience that's unmatched by most competitors.

powerhouse Ultrabook

Huawei MateBook X Pro performance and battery

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2019

Compared to other laptops in this class, the MateBook X Pro is a top performer. Manufacturers must decide how much power to deliver to the CPU to coincide with how effectively the device's thermals keep it cool. Huawei's 15-watt processor runs a bit higher than the competition, and it shows in the benchmarks.

The MateBook X Pro – when combined with an excellent Western Digital NVMe SSD and GeForce MX250 – results in one of the most potent 14-inch non-gaming laptops on the market.

CPU

Geekbench 4.0 Benchmarks (Higher is better)

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DeviceCPUSingle coreMulti core
Huawei MateBook X Pro (new)Core i7-8565U5,19216,757
Huawei MateBook X Pro (old)Core i7-8550U4,49112,825
Huawei MateBook 13Core i7-8565U5,33617,062
Surface Laptop 2Core i5-8250U4,20313,233
Surface LaptopCore i5-7200U3,7257,523
Surface LaptopCore i7-7660U4,7149,535
LG gram 14 2-in-1Core i7-8565U4,82913,889
LG gram 17Core i7-8565U5,16113,370
Lenovo Yoga C930Core i7-8550U4,78715,028
Dell XPS 13 (9370)Core i7-8550U4,68114,816
Lenovo Yoga C630 (ARM)SD8502,2877,215

GPU

Geekbench 4.0 CUDA (higher is better)

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DeviceGPUCompute score
Huawei MateBook X ProMX25045,365
Huawei MateBook 13MX15048,430
Huawei MateBook X ProMX15041,730
Surface Laptop 2UHD 62035,473
Surface LaptopUHD 62019,256
Surface LaptopIris 64031,010
Samsung Notebook 9 15MX15048,536

SSD

CrystalDiskMark (Higher is better)

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DeviceReadWrite
Huawei MateBook X Pro (new)3,416 MB/s2,779 MB/s
Huawei MateBook X Pro (old)3,012 MB/s2,085 MB/s
Huawei MateBook 133,436 MB/s2,553 MB/s
LG gram 14 2-in-1558.1 MB/s523.1 MB/s
Lenovo Yoga C9302,596 MB/s806 MB/s
Lenovo Yoga 730 132,790 MB/s506 MB/s
Lenovo IdeaPad 730S3,450 MB/s1,463 MB/s
Lenovo IdeaPad 530S2,566 MB/s520 MB/s
Lenovo Yoga C630791 MB/s220 MB/s
ASUS ZenBook S550 MB/s512 MB/s
ASUS ZenBook 151,725 MB/s1,447 MB/s

Huawei uses a newer Western Digital SSD with good results. Our model has a 1TB drive with excellent speeds.

That GeForce MX250, though, is barely worth mentioning – at least compared to the MX150. NVIDIA only has a slightly higher clock on the MX250 and, otherwise, it is the same hardware. Our benches don't show much of an improvement, but that may be due to less mature drivers during our testing.

Similarly, it's worth pointing out the new MateBook 13, which we recently reviewed has nearly the same hardware as the MateBook X Pro and even beats it ever so slightly in benchmarks. Those differences are more academic than substantial, however.

Battery life is a solid 10 hours with the MateBook X Pro, which is notable for its Core i7 processor and "3K" display with GPU. It's perfect for this class and slightly better this year due to the improvement in efficiency from Intel's latest processor.

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2019

For thermals, Huawei improved the MateBook X Pro's capability. While there is still only one large fan (versus two smaller ones in the MateBook 13), the new Shark Fin 2.0 design results in a quiet and satisfying experience. The fan has a nice low audio profile with no high-pitched whining. Temperatures are always cool, thanks to that new heat plate on the bottom, and the fans only come on during heavy load.

The best

Huawei MateBook X Pro is nearly perfect

There were few things to not like about the MateBook X Pro in 2018, and there are even fewer this year. The new CPU and GPU were expected, sure, but the slight change to the logo, the full four PCIe lanes for Thunderbolt 3, and improved cooling shows that Huawei listened to user complaints.

The bigger stories are the new software solution with Huawei Share 3.0 and the screenshot capability. If you also use a Huawei phone like the Mate 20 X you can quickly share photos to the MateBook X Pro by tapping the Share stick on the laptop's deck. The system works by pairing via NFC and then using Wi-Fi Direct for transfers. It's a rapid system that lets you send media to your laptop for editing (or using). You can even post photos and video back to the phone using the same process.

Editor's note: The garish NFC sticker is needed to pass through the metal chassis of the MateBook X Pro; were you to remove the sticker you would likely kill the Share function.

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2019

Huawei introduced a new three-finger swipe display gesture for screen capturing. You can then have the text pulled out of the image and use it in your Word or Office documents. It works brilliantly, making it perfect for business or productivity.

While everything else is the same from last year, that's OK because the MateBook X Pro always excelled compared to the competition. The 3,000 x 2,000 touch-screen 13.9-inch display is stunning; the audio is excellent; typing is solid; and the MateBook X Pro gets all-day battery life while still giving that extra GPU boost from NVIDIA.

Even the price of the MateBook X Pro is very good, with the cost of last year's model going as low as $1,499 for the top-tier Core i7 model. (The i5 model does not have the GPU.) Huawei purposefully undercut the competition to make a name for itself in the U.S., and it worked. This time, however, the price may go up making the value play a bit harder to make. We'll have to wait and see until full pricing and availability are announced.

If you recently picked up the 2018 MateBook X Pro, this refresh is so mimor that you won't suffer for want of the latest and greatest.

I don't love the bland, Apple-clone design, but clearly, most consumers do not care. Putting those complaints aside and the MateBook X Pro is still the king of the Ultrabooks ... as long as you don't want inking support or a 2-in-1 convertible.

Pricing and availability

Huawei expects the new MateBook X Pro for 2019 to go on sale globally sometime in late April or May of 2019. Final pricing has not yet been disclosed. We'll update pricing info when Huawei shares those details.

Daniel Rubino
Editor-in-chief

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

51 Comments
  • Do a search for 'Huawei hacking' on Google and you'll see why I won't buy one. Lot of people in IT no longer trust Huawei equipment in the datacenter (routers, switches, etc.)
  • Yes, we're well aware of the Huawei controversy as I mention it the video, which I assume you didn't watch (I always mention in my Huawei coverage). However, this is a laptop. Were it sending data back to China a simple packet sniffer would detect any weird behavior; you can also do a simple look at processes running or even do a clean install. Anyone can literally go and prove this right now. Point is, there has never been evidence or proof of Huawei stealing or using consumer data illegally or "spying" in their phones or PCs. There has only been concerns leveraged mostly by governments who - at least in the case of the US - are literally in a trade war with China. (Some of this rings even more hollow when in the U.S. so many use Google or Facebook, but then lament Huawei). The issue here is I hear a lot "they're spying!" but have never seen any proof. That matters. If you want to make a claim substantiate the claim. Don't just spread FUD, which is what a lot of this is since there is no evidence. Sometimes you have to step back and ask "Am I the pawn here between larger powers than I?"
  • This is exactly why I am still reading windows central news and especially from you. Finally someone is using their brain. We need evidence to make such judgment to against somebody or some company. On the opposite, there is already much evidence that Facebook, Google (or you name it) that are actually spying on people, and people seems already forgot everything about Snowden. What a joke.
  • Oh the things I wish I could tell you related to this subject. There's a very good reason there was an import ban on this company and why the US government will not buy it for use in any agency (particularly those dealing with security). It's also why I don't use Google or Facebook. Not that I have anything worth snooping on personally, just don't like the breach of privacy. I have blinds on my windows for the same reason.
  • Why can't you?
  • “Oh the things I wish I could tell you related to this subject”. How about you just show us facts, that’s all we would like to see.
  • It's not an either-or situation.
  • What an irrational and defensive reply, Daniel. "What about Google and Facebook?" is a tu quoque argument. Whether or not they're exploiting their users, Huawei has close ties to the Communist Chinese government and was caught harvesting user data: "But the core issue with Huawei has been concerns over its coziness with the Chinese government and fears that its equipment could be used to spy on other countries and companies. It's the reason why the US banned companies from using Huawei networking equipment in 2012. Over the last few months, there has been an upswing of scrutiny on Huawei, with a number of countries banning the use of its networking equipment. That's why its smartphones are virtually invisible in the US despite its massive presence around the world." https://www.cnet.com/news/the-huawei-controversy-everything-you-need-to-... Stop shilling for Xi Jinping.
  • "Stop shilling for Xi Jinping."
    Stop shilling for the US gov't then. All I ask for is proof in their laptops (or even phones) of stealing or harvesting user data. That's it. Show me where their laptops have malware of them or have been sending data back to China. Show me something to worried about - something weird with the hardware, odd software that seems to be "phoning home", a professional forensic analysis that raises red flags. Can you do that? You can't. I hear the allegations especially against routers and 5G equipment, but not for laptops. So make the case. I'm read up on this, I mention it literally every time I do a video or article on them (it's even a "con" here for this review!), but there is no fire here, not even smoke. A lot of FUD though. Their phones may be more suspect (custom Kirin chipset and not Qualcomm which is the real concern), but everything else in PCs is standard Intel/NVIDIA components. And "coziness with the Chinese government " applies to a lot of companies out of China. News flash: China operates a very strict state-capitalist system with the CCP exerts a lot of control over many aspects of the economy, businesses, and individuals.
  • Daniel, Huawei is intertwined in the chi-com government and is a key component in their surveillance state. You could not pay me to take one of their devices nor a google os device/service for that matter.
  • But again, show me in this laptop or others where the breach is happening - software or hardware. I keep hearing the "intertwined in the chi-com government ", but that's it. Don't you think we deserve a little evidence to back that up with a laptop at least? Show me a forensic analysis that raises some red flags.
    "You could not pay me to take one of their devices "
    Yet I use this laptop and even spent $900 on the Mate 20 X phone and use them. Not to be cavalier about it as I don't think these are "spying" on me, but why would I worry about what China saw anyway? I don't live there. Point is, I don't begrudge anyone making their own decision on privacy secrecy etc. But I see a lot of allegations here, a lot of insinuations, but I just want some hard evidence for once. That's just how I operate.
  • I would argue that the real concern isnt that China has data on you but on the aggregate data of US consumers. You can tell a lot about a person when you know the statistic of the general category that person falls into. People arent that unique unfortunately. That being said we dont have proof of this company or laptop spying. We do have instances where PUPs that could send data back to China like Lenovo. Devices made in China that didnt update firmware so it could be used to send texts back to China, like Blu cellphones. But you always point out the controversy in everything I have seen so far. There is a reason the western world is skeptical of China, all of the countries it seems. Not to mention trade espionage claims. I would buy this laptop over using Facebook I think. And I like the company more than Google... Not sure how that ties in :).
  • As a European I wouldn't say I distrust the Chinese government more than the US government. At least Chinese companies don't rip me off with their endless greed :)
  • Bravo well said
  • They are not going to show anything. They are just going to repeat the claims with no evidence till you believe them.
  • FAKE NEWS and the person who makes that statement is cozy with another communist government but we're good with that so stop the whining and get back to tech news because guess what, "you don't have to buy it" and clearly stated you wouldn't. Oh by the way, the FAKE NEWS guy delivers information directly in face to face meetings or via pons but again we're good with that.
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkcKQmr7kRc
  • Pointing out the hypocrisy of being concerned about Huawei and not Google and Facebook is not even remotely a tu quoque argument, you need to go review your logical fallacies. Daniel is right. There has been ZERO evidence, at least presented publicly, that Huawei is in anyway secretly stealing user data or otherwise a risk. It is trivially easy for a security researcher to determine if a device is "phoning home" in an unknown manner, and this has never been established. Could there potentially be a back door in the custom chips to provide future access? Sure. Just as there could be in devices from Samsung, Apple, or anyone else. The US government targeting of Huawei is about politics, not technology.
  • You should take your own advice. The point was whether or not Huawei is a danger, not hypocrisy.
  • What part of “ZERO evidence” did you not understand?
  • Good that you know it has huge presence across the globe - where people think properly before making decisions that are devoid of emotions.
  • Well... Even if the laptops are perfectly secure, the company is a bad actor, and that's not a matter of speculation or rumor. Perhaps we have no reason to worry about a laptop with off the shelf components, but I would worry about supporting a company that is responsible for other shenanigans. Too bad, though - this looks like a great laptop. But kudos to DR for trying to be fair minded in this age of Trumpian xenophobic BS.
  • You have no idea about what you are talking about. The is zero evidence that Huawei has done anything illegal. Only a much of baseless accusations. The US government is worried that its loosing the technology race (specially but not only limited to 5g) so its doing its best to stop Huawei. Very sad that só many people believe their nonsense without even looking for evidence.
  • The US government doesn't seem to have a problem with Lenovo. Also, you have to be living under a rock to not notice the Orwellian state surveillance and worse coming out of the Chinese government. They seek to actively regulate their citizens' behavior at a micro level. Really terrifying stuff. They make what the US government does look responsible and democratic. Chinese tech companies are right in the middle of it. Acknowledging that isn't believing nonsense, it's not living under a rock.
  • I think it's important to point out that the US goverment banned the domestic use of Huawei network equipment - in 2012. This isn't about Trump's idiotic trade wars. A far more reasonable president seems to have agreed with the company's critics. See the CNET article cited below.
  • Not to mention that our data from being on any connected device is being sold to anyone who wants to buy it. Add to that we are just as being likely being spied on by our own government. So this is replacing my ageing MacBook Pro. and by adding a monitor will replace my iMac
  • Do a search for '' global warming is hoax'' and you will also find plenty of hits... Isn't let the pathetic US Governments attempts at staining Huawei's image fool you. There is zero evidence of any wrongdoing or any shananigans with their equipment. That is why Germany, despite American pressure to bad their equipment, has decided to go ahead and use Huawei equipment. They are the leading communications company in the world and the US is Afraid of it. They have yet to provide any evidence whatsoever
  • Why isn't that ridiculous 'up-your-nostrils' pop up camera in bold at the top of the con list? You cannot realistically use that for a Skype call.
  • Simple omission, but will add.
  • "The MateBook X Pro 2019 nails what I call the "fundamentals" of any laptop: typing, display, trackpad, and audio"
    Typing isn't awful but definitely has room for improvement. Overall tactile feedback is fine but the keys lack travel and dampening necessary for comfortably typing at extended periods. Particularly compared to Thinkpad or Latitude keyboards, its layout and spring consistency also leaves much to be desired. From what I see, MXP only nails half the fundamentals - display, touchpad and speakers, which is still creditable in today's market. The other missing half of the formula - ports, keyboard, upgradability and build quality - are equally essential for a good laptop. While the construction is decent for a consumer laptop, it's not something you'd expect to survive occasional drops and a one-time run over. Back in the day, we had consumer laptops with great keyboard, I/O and expansion slots, as well as a good display. Somewhere along the way however, manufacturers joined in this unwarranted race to thinness and decided to push these features up into the premium business segment. Recently, that divide has been blurring as more people are demanding the best of both worlds. The MateBook X Pro clearly follows in the footsteps of Apple, there's no shame in that. But the Macs always had the most flagrant issues, most of which have resulted from choosing form over function at any given crossroad. Where their reputation lies today is a powerful reminder of a company rooted on anti-consumer principles. Today, a perfect ultrabook has to integrate the characteristics of both the best business and consumer laptops, and try to close the gap. So far, I can say only some recent HP EliteBooks have managed to get closer to achieving this feat.
  • I would rather buy a thin laptop/2-in-1 that will work well for 3 to 5 years through good design/engineering and product support than buy a laptop that is upgradeable. The amount of money I would save in upgrading in 3 years is minimal in comparison to the better utility of a thinner device over 3 years.
  • All the spying nonsense aside Huawei took the best of Surface devices, the 3:2 screen aspect ratio and the best part of a MacBook, the giant trackpad and put them together.
  • That is one beautiful laptop.
  • I just bought MacBook and I'm kind of disappointed with the keyboard and performance
  • Trust me, you are not alone.
  • The comments here are really funny. The only reason why americans don't like Huawei is because it's competition and the US is losing so gotta make them look bad. Second, all of the conspiracy theories that for some reason it's mostly americans that start them, is that everything they are blaming china for, the US has been doing for years. It's time to burst out of your bubble.
  • The US government is not implementing the Orwellian points system for online behavior - quite literally an experiment in mass mind control - that China is. The US, even under this terrible Trump government, doesn't jail journalists and dissidents. And Lenovo doesn't get the same treatment as Huawei, and they are a top-3 PC manufacturer. Not everything is about "US propaganda." And equating the behavior of an out-and-out authoritarian government to the US is a joke - the kind of thing that people living in a bubble might believe.
  • What you are missing is that the US does do these experiments outside the US in other countries because clearly they dont care. They support all of the casualties and control that happens elsewhere. Then little by little they implement in the US. Get over it US is nothing but hype.
  • Dude, your government is literally killing civilians in countries it's not at war with. Imagine China sending drones to South America to kill American capitalists :D
    Don't get me started on the mass collection of data at the NSA.
  • If you truly believe your own government is more faultless than others then you are naive. Every learned person knows the US has committed some of the worst heinous crimes that modern history has seen. Just that they're better at covering them up and silencing those involved. That's not anything to be boastful of.
  • guys do yourselves a favor and go search the amazon link on fakespot.com to see how awful this laptop is. There's literally people all over the internet complaining about the quality of this laptop and the lack of Huawei's support.
  • This is a political statement more than a comment about Huawei's products. So ignore if you wish. Huawei has many lines of business that try to do the right thing for their customers. As most companies try to do. I really believe that most Chinese citizens are as distrustful of its government as most other citizens around the world of their own society's government. China does a better job of making sure most citizens benefit from development. However, Huawei is a key business supported by the Chinese government. As such, there is a significant understanding between Huawei and the government. You can say there is a "see no evil, speak no evil, hear no evil" relationship. If China wants to put their intelligence agencies within the company, you better believe they will do so with minimal push back from Huawei leadership. China did not go from an impoverished third world economy to the worlds second largest economy in 4 years because they competed on equal terms. The US gave them most favored nation status believing they would progress away from the "Great Leep Forward" attitude. China uses its economic position and aggressive foreign policy to pull countries within their orbit. And they stole a lot of intellectual property to achieve their goals. In short, they begged, borrowed, and stole their way to economic success. Huawei (and many other companies) is a means to an end for China. Can Huawei avoid the compromises its company must make to retain its position with the Chinese government? Will the executives in the company successfully avoid "too much" involvement with the Chinese government? Doubtful. Spending a dollar on Huawei products is either a willingness to support Huawei and its efforts to develop into a responsible global company or a willingness to ignore the risk that China's view of government in managing society's socio-economic will be further extended as Huawei business grows. There is also the whole "responsible global company" definition. Europe has their opinion about the role of infotech in society. The US does as well. We can talk about China's social scoring system of its citizens. What we don't know is how the information age will transform society. However, Nations still pursue their own goals. China's goals are far different than America's. Huawei can make good products, but China will let them do so only if the play ball with China's vision of the future. What does China want Huawei to do? Make a lot of money, own all the IT it can develop or steal. And provide a global distribution system that will allow China to impose its goals on as many nations as possible. Is this any different than buying a Surface or Dell? Using Android, iOS or Windows? I would argue the answer is yes. I would rather the vast majority of people around the world tied into the Android, iOS, Windows ecosystem using an internet built, equipped and managed by Western Society.
  • sorry. did not mean 4 years. I meant 40 years.
  • Agreed, I hope the Windows Central staff reads this because it is a good argument. The biggest problem I think with this is that if we buy to many Chinese stuff that is completely controlled by Chinese companies (from manufacturing to R&D to sale/marketing etc), the balance of power between nations is gone (which is never a good thing, e.g. US and Russia were too powerful during the cold war).
  • I'm curious. What's issue with the Eastern society becoming technological world superpower? What is it that you believe are China's goals that are so different from any other governments'?
  • The Chinese government spy a lot on their own people (especially now with the new social credit system in place, and with a lot I mean that the reality is way more concerning than what e.g. Google, Facebook or the NSA do). And also the fact that Chinese people are blocked from a lot of sites; they are more on an intranet than on a internet (/it is controlled by the government what sites people visit and what not).
  • I hope they make a 15/16" version with a GTX 1050 Ti or 1060 in there.
  • I'd love a 3:2 screen (even a 16:10 is fine) but 16:9 seems to be the norm which is silly considering they're productivity machines first and foremost!
  • Agreed, I think manufacturers purely chose for 16:9 to save costs (e.g. a 16:9 15 inch screen is a smaller surface area than a 16:10 15 inch screen while you can still say there is a 15 inch screen in the laptop).
  • Hi. The laptop is only available in i5/8/256 configuration where I live, and for quite a premium - $1570 (though, it applies for all laptops here). Still worth it?
  • Is it possible to run two 4k external monitors with extended desktop across both with this laptop?