The most recent era of Huawei’s top-end MateBook Professional X laptops touched down this week on the agency’s Sensible Workplace Launch occasion. This 14.2in thin-and-light is likely to be packing a Twelfth-gen Intel Core processor, however weighs in at a svelte 1.26kg.
The entire chassis is machined from magnesium alloy and handled with what Huawei calls a “Micro-arc Oxidation” coating. That’s a elaborate method of claiming it’s a bit extra grippable than any shiny aluminium rivals doing the rounds. It’s simply 15.6mm at its thickest level. Naturally Huawei’s traditional Area Grey color makes a comeback, however you too can decide up a MateBook Professional X in Ink Blue or White hues too.
Tremendous-skinny show bezels are the order of the day, with an enormous 92.5% screen-to-body ratio. The panel has a 3:2 facet ratio and three.1K decision, clocked at 90Hz for smoother scrolling. It guarantees glorious DCI-P3 and sRGB color protection, and an ultra-low color delta for exact and correct photographs – useful for artistic professionals that must know their work appears proper offscreen in addition to on. Lengthy work night time shouldn’t lead to bleary eyes, both: the MateBook X Professional is the primary laptop computer to earn TÜV Rheinland’s Eye Consolation 3.0 seal of approval.
It ought to have the ability to entertain in addition to hold you working, with a formidable six audio system squeezed inside. Twin woofers may even handle a good quantity of bass for such a skinny machine. Count on 4 built-in mics for clear voice calls, and an HD digital camera constructed into the display screen bezel with FollowCam operate should you prefer to roam whereas chatting.
Beneath, there’s an Intel i7-1260P with 4 efficiency cores and eight effectivity cores, which ought to assist hold the lights on for longer whenever you’re away from the mains. If that doesn’t sound speedy sufficient, a Efficiency mode enables you to increase the CPU’s thermal limits and put the twin cooling followers on overdrive whenever you’ve actually obtained to churn out that render or course of a batch of photographs in a rush.
Intel can be chargeable for the graphics, with an Iris Xe built-in GPU. It’s paired with 16GB of RAM, and as much as 1TB of NVMe SSD storage. Connectivity ain’t to shabby both, with twin Thunderbolt 4 ports, two USB-Cs and a 3.5mm combo audio port.
The brand new-look MateBook Professional X appears set to land in Asian territories imminently to rival each the brand new M2-powered Apple MacBook Air and M1-equipped MacBook Professional 14in. There’s presently no phrase on UK pricing or availability, however given the MateBook 16S will set you again round £1300, we’re anticipating one thing comparable right here.