Huawei took benefit of the IFA present to current its new high-end laptop, the MateBook X Pro 2022. On this system, a high end, good concepts, but additionally some annoying flaws…
Huawei’s MateBook X Pro laptop vary seems a bit just like the Windows counterpart to Apple’s well-known MacBook Air. Polished finishes, a really elegant design, premium technical companies… and a value to match. Taking benefit of the IFA 2022 exhibition in Berlin, the Chinese due to this fact introduced the 2022 model of its MateBook X Pro. The machine isn’t any exception to custom with a really strong technical sheet but additionally small welcome improvements that can make life simpler for customers. However, the Chinese didn’t go all the way in which with the idea. We have been capable of tour the proprietor.
MateBook X Pro: very high-end design and finishes
There is little question on this facet: the MateBook X Pro 2022 has nothing to envy to the designers of the Apple model. This PC with a 14.2-inch display screen has fairly affordable dimensions, with a thickness of just one.56 cm for 31 cm lengthy and 22.1 cm vast. But it’s above all its weight that surprises: 1.26 kg. It is thus very mild and straightforward to move. To lighten its PC, Huawei has turned to magnesium alloys. In addition to managed weight, the chassis coating advantages from a micro-arc oxidation therapy. An electrochemical method that provides it nearly the identical properties as ceramics by way of put on resistance and a really smooth contact. Be cautious nevertheless, this modern coating is just reserved for the Premium variations of the MateBook X Pro, the most costly.
MateBook X Pro: an modern touchpad
One of an important components on a laptop PC and but exhibiting little change from producers, the MateBook X Pro trackpad has some nice concepts. It has areas giving entry to shortcuts. We can thus elevate or decrease the sound with a easy slide of the finger, fluctuate the brightness of the display screen and even shut an lively window by urgent within the higher nook. Well seen ! The high of the touchpad can be utilized to navigate between internet browser tabs displayed on the display screen or scroll by means of slides in a PowerPoint presentation. Even extra stunning, you’ll be able to take a screenshot by tapping twice with the knuckles on the contact floor. A course of that’s discovered on many smartphones by making use of two small faucets on the again of the gadget. Another innovation, once more impressed by smartphones: haptic suggestions, with vibrations that verify that actions have been taken into consideration. A helpful operate to know in case you are utilizing one of many shortcuts (typically with out realizing it). In whole, the Huawei Free Touch – that is its title – is aware of the right way to interpret eight combos of faucets and slides to handle shortcuts.
MateBook X Pro: a strong however perfectible technical sheet
At premium PC, high-end elements. And on this discipline the MateBook X Pro is fairly properly off. It is powered by an Intel Core i7-1260P processor (a 12 chipe era, Alder Lake) clocked at 3.4 GHz (4.7 GHz in turbo mode). No AMD model is deliberate for the second, which is an actual disgrace. But nothing is misplaced – it could be commerce agreements… – as a result of Huawei presents AMD chips on different PCs. To assist the processor, Huawei has built-in 16 GB of quick RAM, in DDR5, the most recent era Ram which presents spectacular speeds. Not unhealthy however do not count on extra. The Ram modules are soldered on the motherboard and it’ll not be doable so as to add any. Really regrettable for a high-end PC, purported to final a very long time and which we’d have appreciated to evolve over time. On the storage facet, the MateBook X Pro depends on a beneficiant 1 TB NVMe sort SSD.
We additionally recognize the presence of a webcam positioned on the high of the display screen, and never hidden underneath a key on the keyboard, as on earlier fashions – which gave unusual and unfavorable viewing angles, with a direct view of the nostrils…. It advantages from sensible features for monitoring gaze and actions in order that the person stays centered within the picture in addition to administration of background adjustments. For picture high quality, nevertheless, you’ll have to accept HD definition (720p) solely. It’s a bit tight, particularly at this value stage, the place we’d count on a Full HD digital camera… Let’s hope that Huawei will shortly right this in a future model.
On the opposite hand, on the audio facet, Huawei was sturdy. The MateBook X Pro has six audio system and 4 microphones that block out ambient sounds to deal with the person’s voice. Perfect for video conferences. Finally, for the show, the MateBook X Pro is as soon as once more very properly off. It has a 14.2-inch LTPS expertise panel with a definition of 3120 x 2080 pixels (3.1 Okay) working at as much as 90 Hz: a really comfy frequency for working or searching the Web, even when the discovered greater on PCs and gamer screens. Huawei signifies that it has utilized an anti-reflective therapy to its contact display screen – and due to this fact shiny – which reduces reflections by 60%. There stays the autonomy for which the MateBook X Pro depends on a 60 Wh battery. Huawei signifies that its laptop can maintain 7.1 hours of Full HD video playback, which isn’t any feat since, to not point out the MacBook M1 and M2 that are notably environment friendly by way of energy consumption – and due to this fact autonomy – there are lots of laptops and ultraportables exceeding 12 hours of video playback. Note that the MateBook X Pro 2022 is equipped with a 90 W charger (in comparison with 65 W for the earlier mannequin).
MateBook X Pro: value and launch date
The ambitions of this MateBook X Pro are fairly excessive… and its value displays this. The entrance ticket is thus fastened at 2199 €. A value that locations it straight in entrance of the current MacBook Air M2 from Apple in its 16 GB – 1 TB model, a mannequin that advantages from a a lot greater energy of attraction – Apple obliges… –, from a significantly better autonomy and, above all, a way more environment friendly chip than the Core i7-1260P. However, we are able to hope that this elitist value will drop shortly, Huawei finishing up quite a few promotions all year long on its merchandise. The MateBook X Pro can be obtainable in France from September 16, in specialised bodily shops and on service provider websites. And for probably the most impatient, pre-orders have already began on Huawei’s website.