The power and beauty of HUAWEI MateBook X Pro

HUAWEI just unveiled its new MateBook range, and you may very well want one. The business and work-oriented ultra-slims don’t just look amazing, they’re packed with features, are high on performance and are as happy when operating away from mains power as they are when plugged in. All the bells and whistles are available and there are some unique, cutting-edge features thrown in too. The range starts at just AU$1,199 with the MateBook D 14, then moves to the AU$1,799 MateBook 14 before culminating in the uncompromising MateBook X Pro. Let’s see why you these devices are so compelling…

What’s so special about the MateBook X Pro?

HUAWEI’s new 13.9-inch flagship weighs just 1.33kg, is less than 15mm thick and yet contains an 11-hour battery that can be rapidly charged for four hours of work in just 30 minutes. If you’re concerned that such an ultra-slim chassis contains structural compromises, fear not: the sand-blasted, diamond-cut metal is as resilient as it is lightweight and will easily survive life on the road or being constantly moved between offices. Its ‘Space Grey’ livery is attractive too, coming from the James Bond, Aston Martin school of cool. Ultimately, it will look good to both casual onlookers and C-Suiters in a stuffy boardroom.

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Opening up the MateBook X Pro reveals the resplendent screen. It sports an improved 3:2 aspect ratio that offers additional screen real estate to enhance media and help make you more productive. The bright (450 nit), UHD 3,000 x 2,000 (3K high) resolution renders everything in sharp relief – whether you’re staring at spreadsheets or graphics. Its ability to display 100% of the sRGB colour gamut means you know that the colours are accurate while the TÜV Rheinland ‘Low Blue Light’ certification and Flicker Free rating ensure that it’s comfortable to look at for extended periods.

Amazingly, it also supports 10-point touchscreen interactivity which has previously been something of a battery vampire for laptops. What’s more, it does so while repelling fingerprints! This feature also has some enhanced functionality – you can take a screenshot just by swiping (down) with three fingers. The whole effect is enhanced by a super-thin, barely-there ‘FullView’ bezel that surrounds the screen (for a borderless ‘FullView’ experience).

Huawei MateBook X Pro

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Interacting with the MateBook X Pro is a joy too. The back-lit Chiclet keyboard enables fast, accurate and comfortable typing, while the trackpad has been re-engineered with new, ‘Free Touch’ technology to allow smoother and more accurate multi-touch activity. The HD webcam can only operate when it pops out of the keyboard, thereby protecting your privacy.

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