Huawei Matebook X Pro (2020) Review
Its got a solid aluminium, build with a space grey finish, no sharp corners or edges anywhere.. If you’ve also got a supported. Huawei phone: you can tap it on the right towards the front and it will use NFC to activate sharing.. Basically, this integration allows you to view the phone on the laptop and drag files or text between them or use the laptop for messaging with its keyboard. Instead of phone touch screen., The weight is listed as 1.33kg on their site, and mine was a little below this. With the small Type C, 65 watt charger and cable for charging were looking at just over 1.5kg or 3.36lb., Its definitely a smaller and very portable machine. When compared to others, the screen bezels on the sides are just 6.5mm thin, so weve got a high 91 screen to body ratio.. The Matebook X pro has a 13.9 10 point, multitouch screen with a 3 by 2 aspect ratio and a large 3000 by 2000 resolution. So theres a bit more vertical space compared to a standard 16 by 9 screen.. The touch screen worked alright, while drawing with my finger, there seemed to be a little lag. It didnt come with a pen for drawing, though otherwise it was fine, just interacting with Windows. Its got some built in shortcuts too, like 3 finger swipe to take a screenshot. Ive, measured colour gamut with the Spyder 5 and got 98 of sRGB 68 of NTSC 74 Of AdobeRGB and 73 of DCI P3.
At full brightness, I measured the panel at 506 nits in the center, with a 12901 contrast ratio. So some nice results. Backlight bleed, was extremely minor. Just some small glow down the bottom corners, which I never noticed during normal use. But this will vary between machines and panels. Theres, almost no flex to the screen when intentionally trying to move it. The metal lid feels very sturdy. However, while doing this, it did slide around a bit identifying a different issue.. It seems that the feet underneath are a harder material and not that grippy, so its easier to slide around on a flat, surface. Chassis flex was also on the lower side when pushing down hard. Overall it felt sturdy and well built.. Despite the smaller size, there were no problems, opening it up with one finger. It felt well balanced and sat fine on my lap.. The 720p camera has an interesting placement its between the F6 and F7 keys. You just push it down when you want to use it and it pops up out of the keyboard, so this also acts as a physical privacy filter. Due to the camera placement theres no way of adjusting it and when you type on the keyboard, your fingers do Kind of get in the way a bit – and this is what it looks like when we put it down below the keyboard. So a nice dark view of the internals.. The keyboard has white backlighting, which illuminates all keys and secondary key functions, and brightness can be adjusted between two levels or turned off with the F3 key, though it didnt seem too bright.
. The chiclet keyboard was good to type with it felt a little clicky and I had no problems with it. Heres how it sounds to give you an idea of what to expect. Theres a fingerprint scanner in the power button above the keyboard on the right, and I found it to work very fast and accurately.. When you power on the machine, it will use the fingerprint when Windows is ready, so it will log you in with just one touch from being off.. The precision touchpad was quite large for a 13 inch laptop its using all available space.. It clicks down anywhere and feels great to use. Fingerprints show up, but as a smooth matte finish, they arent too easy to see and are easy to clean with a microfiber cloth. On the left. Weve got a 3.5mm, audio, combo jack and two USB Type C ports. Both can be used to charge, though the port at the back will be faster and both support DisplayPort out via the Intel iGPU, while the right side just has a USB 3 Type, A port at the back.. It also comes with a Type C dongle which gives you VGA and HDMI ports along with another Type C, so youre not losing the port from the dongle. Theres. Nothing going on over on the back or front both are just clean.. Underneath is clean too no air intakes here. Just the hard rubber feet. To get inside. You need to take out 8 TR5 screws and the 4 down the front are shorter than the 4.
At the back. Inside weve got the battery down the front and we can just see the 1TB M.2 SSD below the heatsink to the back left. So the cooling needs to be taken off to change that, but at least it can be upgraded. Unlike the RAM, though soldered memory is quite standard for these smaller machines., The front facing speakers are on either side of the keyboard. They dont look like much, but they sounded well above most other laptops that Ive tested.. There was some bass and they still sounded clear at max volume, though there was some vibration in the wrist rest area and the latencymon results were looking good.. The Matebook X Pro is powered by a 56wh battery and with the keyboard lighting off and screen brightness set to 50, it was able to last for just over 8 hours a fair result when compared to other options, considering the smaller battery size. At idle, it was Cool to the touch for context, most laptops – I test are around the same 30 degrees on the exterior at idle., With a CPU and GPU stress test its warmer in the mid 40s in the center.. The wrist rests were a little warm. It was warmer on the keyboard, but never felt hot lets have a listen to the fan noise.. It was silent at idle and then under stress test. The single fan was able to get a fair bit louder when compared to many other thin and light machines.
Ive tested. It wasnt a high pitched noise though – and this is a worst case – stress test., Even with this worst case, load were just looking at 76 degrees Celsius on the CPU and 77 for the GPU, so not bad at all. Considering the thinner form factor, though, this was because the processor only ran at 8 watts with a 2GHz speed over all 4 cores. So still above the 1.8GHz base clock of the i7.. When we look at processor performance, its one of the lowest Ive tested in a while, but I think its also the first time Ive had the 10510U processor and at 13 this is one of the smallest, so thats going to be expected., Although not a gaming laptop By any means, as its got Nvidia MX250 graphics, it should be possible to do some light weight. Gaming.. All testing was done at 720p with the lowest setting preset available.. The esports titles are going quite well and while the AAA games were usable at minimum settings, just dont expect an amazing experience. Ive used Crystal Disk Mark to test the 1TB NVMe M.2 SSD and the speeds were quite good. For updated pricing check the links in the Description as prices will change over time. At the time of recording here in Australia, the exact configuration Ive looked at is 3200 AUD, which converts to around 2000 USD so definitely a more expensive option granted stuff, typically just costs more here than in the US.
. This is the highest end version of the Matebook, though there are cheaper options. Too. Overall, I thought the Matebook X Pro was a nice machine and I would use it over my cheaper Xiaomi Mi Air.. The main problem I had was just the level of performance on offer for the price tag.. Smaller machines with good features and specs are always going to cost more, especially with the discrete graphics. Youll have to ask yourself what the priority is., If youve, also got a Huawei phone and want to take advantage of the built in integrations, then it could be useful but yeah, basically to summarise a nice portable machine, but definitely on the more expensive side.. Let me know what you thought about the Matebook X Pro laptop down in the comments and, if youre new to the channel then get subscribed for future laptop reviews and tech.