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Huawei MateBook X

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 reviews of Huawei MateBook X. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the performance and durability. The design and screen also get good comments. There are some critical reviews about the touchpad and usability, while there are some mixed comments about the keyboard.

portability, screen, design, durability, performance

battery, usability, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Huawei MateBook X is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Matt Smith (digitaltrends.com)

Huawei Matebook X WT-W09 review

 

The Matebook X is a superbly engineered laptop that puts Huawei's competitors on notice.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Michael Passingham (trustedreviews.com)

Huawei MateBook X

 

Huawei isn't the first name that springs to mind when you're on the market for a new laptop, but hasn't stopped it from creating one of 2017's prettiest portable computers, the MateBook X. Huawei's first laptop is an impressive machine, and rivals the...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

Huawei MateBook X

 

The Huawei Matebook X is a super-slim laptop with a slick design at a reasonable price, though it lacks the pizazz and features of competing ultraportables.

Super-thin design. Sharp display. Includes a port dock.

No touch-screen option. USB-C only. So-so battery life.

The Huawei MateBook X may not wow with its battery life or feature set, but for $1,099, it offers a nice design, solid construction quality, a sharp display, and decent speeds. You can get more storage and port options in slightly pricier laptops, some...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Vlad Savov (theverge.com)

Huawei MateBook X laptop review: more beautiful than useful

 

A throwback to the bad old days of Windows laptops

Lovely, durable design ; Great-sounding, Dolby-endorsed speakers ; Minimal display bezels and unusually low reflectivity ; Comfortable, spacious keyboard

Dysfunctional touchpad ; Evanescent battery life ; Can’t take it anywhere without dongles

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Spencer Hart (t3.com)

Huawei Matebook X review: watch out Apple, Huawei is coming for you

 

The Huawei Matebook X is a triumphant entry into the ultra-portable laptop segment

Amazing design and screen ; Great sound ; Fingerprint sensor

Slightly odd USB-C setup ; You may never be able to buy it

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Xiomara Blanco (cnet.com)

The Matebook X is a bizarro MacBook Pro

 

The Huawei Matebook X is a supremely sleek 13-inch laptop that bears a striking resemblance to the MacBook Pro.

The Huawei Matebook X has a stylish aluminum design that impresses everyone who sees it. It has a Dolby Atmos audio system and its power button doubles as a fingerprint reader.

The US price is still not confirmed, configuration options are limited and it lacks a touchscreen.

The thin, light and fast Matebook X is a tempting MacBook alternative for Windows 10 fans.

May, 2017

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Huawei MateBook X review

 

X marks the spot for Huawei's MacBook rival

Powerful CPU can cope with any desktop duties ; Slimline design is gorgeous, especially those screen bezels ; Great sound to match stellar picture quality

Standby battery life is awful ; Touchpad can be tricky ; A few build quality stumbles ; More expensive than a MacBook

A sterling first effort at a powerful ultraportable, besting Apple in some areas - but the MateBook X isn’t perfect

Jun, 2017

Expert review by (laptopmag.com)

Huawei Matebook X

 

People say imitation is a form of flattery, but what do you call it when that imitation surpasses the original? In the case of Apple's 12-inch MacBook, it's called the Huawei MateBook X. After testing the waters with its first Windows 2-in-1 in 2016,...

May, 2017

Expert review by : James Peckham (techradar.com)

Huawei MateBook X review

 

A better MacBook Pro for Windows Ultrabook fans

Fantastic design ; Beautiful and unique display ; Great audio capabilities

High price ; Limited connectivity options ; Lackluster battery life

The Huawei MateBook X is the first attempt by the Chinese firm at making a laptop, but it has actually succeeded impressively well offering everything you'd expect from a portable computing option in 2017.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Sven Kloevekorn (notebookcheck.net)

Huawei MateBook X (i5-7200U, 256 GB) Subnotebook Review

 

Novice with space technology. Huawei's first laptop in the fashionable 3:2 format convinces mainly with its case and the excellent screen. The innovative cooling system is particularly interesting. Initially we had problems with the input devices, but...

well-built case that offers a good presentation... ; ...with a very stiff lid ; compact, very small bezels ; 3:2 screen format ; well-thought-out adapter is included ; DisplayPort via USB Type-C ; fingerprint sensor integrated into the On/Off button ;...

the device itself only has 2x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C ; no Kensington, no card reader ; keyboard has a slightly spongy feel ; contrast is not optimal ; reflective display ; hardly usable outside ; massive CPU/GPU throttling during long constant high load ;...

In our opinion, Huawei's debut in the notebook market has succeeded. The well-built MateBook X in the emergent 3:2 format is very compact, sturdy, looks good, and brings a new, passive MEPCM cooling system, which is good enough for normal operation to...

Jul, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio Decoders:Dolby Atmos
Audio system:Dolby Audio
Built-In Microphone:Y
Number of built-in speakers:2
Number of microphones:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:5449
Battery capacity (Watt hours):41.4
Battery voltage:7.6

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):1

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y

Design

Colour of product:Grey
Form factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Premium
Product Type:Ultrabook

Display

Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1
Display diagonal:33.8
Display Resolution:2160 x 1440
HD type:2K Ultra HD
Panel Type:IPS
Touchscreen:N

Docking station

Docking station connecting interface:USB 3.0
Docking station HDMI port:Y
Docking station included:Y
Docking station USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
Docking station VGA (D-Sub) port:Y

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:32
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5916
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 620
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Numeric keypad:N
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y

Memory

Internal Memory:8
Internal memory type:LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32

Networking

Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.1
Built-in Wi-Fi switch:Y
Ethernet LAN:N
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-10 - 45

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Bag included:Y
Cables included:USB Type-C
Mouse included:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y
Bag included:Y
Cables included:USB Type-C
Mouse included:Y
Package depth:224
Package height:59.5
Package weight:1.92
Package width:296
Quick start guide:Y

Performance

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y

Ports & interfaces

Headphone outputs:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:2
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1

Processor

Bus type:OPI
Configurable TDP-down:7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.10
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:7th gen Intel® Core™ i5
Processor frequency:2.50
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i5-7200U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Socket:BGA 1356
Processor threads:4
Stepping:H0
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N
Intel TSX-NI:N
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
Processor ARK ID:95443
Processor code:SR2ZU
Processor package size:42 x 24
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Security

Fingerprint Reader:Y

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 HOME
Trial software:Office 365

Storage

Card reader integrated:N
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256
Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:256

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:211
Height :12.5
Weight:1.05
Width:286