5th October 2020, Kathmandu
The 2020 MateBook X Pro is the third edition of Huawei’s high-end ultrabook. When Huawei released the original MateBook X Pro in 2018, it was one of the best high-end ultrabooks one could buy. Two years and three iterations later with Apple’s Macbook and Windows ultrabook edition of Dell, HP or ASUS in the better edge of the market, how worthy is the MateBook X Pro? Let’s look at the review.
The Matebook X Pro: What’s it like?
You can configure the MateBook X Pro with either a Core i7-10510U or i5-10210U chip. Neither is a significant upgrade on the 9th-gen processors that came with the 2019 MateBook X Pro. This year’s new edition of an “Emerald Green” color variant. While nearly any individual who focuses on the MateBook X will begin to look all starry eyed at its showcase, the particular qualities of that screen improve it appropriate for some utilization cases over others. Specifically, its 3:2 aspect ratio takes advantage of Windows 10’s snapping capacity. Add 100% sRGB inclusion and a 3,000 by 2,000 resolution, and you have a presentation that is ideal for profitability assignments like composition and photograph altering, just as watching video content.
However, those same display traits make the MateBook X Pro less suited for gaming. Playing any modern game at the MateBook X Pro’s native resolution requires more processor and GPU horsepower than the ultrabook has to offer. Moreover, with the display capped at a 60Hz refresh rate.
At roughly 1.33kg, there’s an amazing measure of weight to the PC. On account of its 2:3 display, the MateBook X Pro additionally has a more square impression than the standard 16:9 PC. Together these things help cause the MateBook X Pro to feel strong. Add its brushed aluminum outside to that, and you have a machine that feels premium. Overall, the MateBook X Pro has one of the better keyboards I’ve used on a Windows laptop, but it’s not perfect. Key travel is on the shallow side, and the spacebar didn’t feel great. At least on my unit, the left stabilizer has more give than its right-hand counterpart, so no two taps of the key feel consistent with one another. The trackpad is one of the more generous ones you’ll find on a Windows laptop, but it has a similar issue to the spacebar where the left side of the pad has more give than the right.
The MateBook X Pro unit featured the four-core, eight-thread Core i7-10510U processor, 16GB of RAM, and a 1TB NVMe drive. As mentioned above, the jump to a 10th-gen chip from Intel is not as significant of an upgrade as you might think. The i7-10510U is part of Intel’s Comet Lake family, not its new 10nm Ice Lake series. With the latter, Intel is claiming significant improvements in single-threaded and multi-threaded performance.
In addition, the MateBook X Pro’s warm plan keeps it from exploiting the new silicon. Both the i5-10210U and i7-10510U are 15W TDP chips, yet in any event with regards to the i7-10510U, it just sudden spikes in demand for about 12W of intensity. This implies the MateBook X Pro performs more terrible than different PCs with a similar processor.
By far the most enjoyable aspect of the MateBook X Pro is its display. It made writing articles, editing photos, and watching YouTube and Netflix videos a joy. The Matebook X Pro also offered a fast enough experience, however as a productivity machine, the Matebook X Pro leaves little to be desired.
- Beautiful and practical display
- Solid premium construction
- Bundled USB-C hub
- Good battery life
- Restrained performance
- Questionable web camera placement
- Complicated availability
The Matebook X 2020 is expected to be launched in Nepal at a staggering price of NPR 2,25,000. The i5 variant is priced at 1,599 Euro while the i7 variant bears a price tag of 1,799 Euro.