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Huawei's powerful MateBook X Pro now available in U.S. starting at $1,199

MateBook X Pro
MateBook X Pro

Huawei's powerful new MateBook X Pro is now available in the U.S., and it's coming at a price that may surprise. While some were expecting the high-end laptop to hit the $2,000 mark, Huawei announced today that it is available in two variants, coming in at $1,199 and $1,499, respectively.

For the money, the MateBook X Pro packs a 13.9-inch touch-enabled display with a 3:2 aspect ration at 3000 x 2000 resolution. The highlight of the display is its 91 percent screen-to-body ration, thanks to the thin bezels on each side. Huawei has also managed to reach 99 percent sRGB and 77 percent AdobeRGB accuracy.

As for the internals, the $1,499 model packs an 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor with 16GB of RAM, a speedy 512GB SSD for storage, and NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics. The $1,199 model steps things down to an 8th Gen Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, and Intel's UHD Graphics 620.

Rounding things out is solid audio, courtesy of a quad-speaker Dolby Atmos system. A fingerprint sensor is also embedded in the power button, and Huawei is throwing in one year of Microsoft Office 365 Personal.

CategoryHuawei MateBook X Pro
Display13.9-inch 3K LTPS touchscreen
3000 x 2000 resolution, 260ppi
450 nit brightness, 100% sRGB color gamut
Processor8th Gen Intel Core i5 8250U or Core i7 8550U
GraphicsNVIDIA MX150 + 2GB GDRR5 RAM
RAM8GB or 16GB DDR3 2133MHZ
Storage256GB or 512GB NVMe PCIe SSD
Ports2x USB-C (1x Thunderbolt 3), 1x USB-A, audio jack
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11ac 2x2 MIMO, Bluetooth 4.1
AudioQuad-speaker array, quad-mic array
Battery57.4Wh, up to 12-hour battery life
Dimensions11.97 x 8.54 x 0.57 inches
(304 x 217 x 14.6 mm)
Weight2.9 lbs (1.3 kg)

In his recent review of the MateBook X Pro, Windows Central Executive Editor Daniel Rubino touted the MateBook X Pro as "easily one of [his] favorite laptops right now." From the review:

The fundamentals – battery life, typing, display, and audio – are all well above average. Those speakers tell me that companies like Dell, HP, Acer, Lenovo, etc. are not trying hard enough. For those who watch movies or listen to music, the MateBook X Pro is one of the best on the market, period.

Huawei says the MateBook X Pro is available now in "Space Gray" or "Mystic Silver" starting at $1,199. That said, the Microsoft Store currently has each model available at a pretty nice discount, dropping $50 off the entry-level model and $150 off the top-end model.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the Editor in Chief for Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl. Got a hot tip? Send it to daniel.thorp-lancaster@futurenet.com.

8 Comments
  • Wow, $1500 for a i7/512/16gb w/mx150 machine like this? Now that's competitive (take a note Surface Laptop's outrageous prices). This is basically Surface Laptop 2 at this point, with USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 that MS won't make. I'll be looking forward to purchasing this, if it's available outside U.S.
  • This honestly looks pretty great, but I still won't buy a computer/phone from a Chinese maker...
  • If it wasn't Huawei and this is a hypothetical MS' Surface Laptop 2 (probably larger bezel w/ top camera; Surface Connect, 1 USB-C, 1 USB-A and that Alcantara), I'm pretty sure these would sell like hotcakes. The price is overly generous, which may be to good to be true (if not ulterior motive).
    This $1350-$1500 i7 MX Pro vs. $2200 for an i7 Surface Laptop with similar specs (512/16gb), leaves a huge $700-850 price gap it's insane. GG, Huawei.
  • @BryanMahendra agree
  • On Amazon, as I am writing this has a deal where they give you $300 back in Amazon GC when you purchase this laptop. I was always going to get it but I saw the deal and took advantage of the offer. So I got the i7 model with 16GB RAM and 512GB hard drive for $1,200.
  • Would be happy if Huawei came up with a 2-in-1 or a Surface Pro competitor.
  • Yep. That'll be interesting.
    MX Pro seems to be a marriage between Apple's Macbook Pro aesthetics (and ports) with MS' 3:2 Surface Laptop (rumored unofficially support Surface Pen). Idk if it'll be cool to see a 3:2 Lenovo Yoga 920 or 13.5 inch Surface Pro (like Acer's Switch 7 black edition).
  • I would buy this in a heartbeat if I was looking for a new laptop. Love the screen!