RANK #26

Huawei MateBook X Pro

"Average performance and battery life are the two knocks on the Huawei Matebook X Pro, but a great display, audio, discrete graphics and an included USB-C hub elevate it among the top thin-and-light contenders we've tested."
As posted by pcworld.com

Pros

  • Solid keyboard and touchpad
  • Fast SSD
  • Decent speakers for a laptop
  • Excellent build quality
  • Quiet fans
  • Lovely 3K display that pumps out tons of light
  • Solid battery life

Cons

  • Middling performance
  • Awkward webcam location
  • May struggle to achieve all-day battery life
  • Not a laptop for gaming

Product Details

Date First Available:
May 17, 2018

Expert Reviews

The Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021 offers a bright 3:2 display and long battery life, but its lackluster performance and inflated price make it hard to love.

Read more on laptopmag.com

Pros

  • Bright, 3:2 display
  • Solid keyboard and touchpad
  • Long battery life
  • Fast SSD

Cons

  • Middling performance
  • Scant on ports
  • Wonky webcam placement
  • Expensive

Despite its solid CPU, RAM and storage platform, the 2021 MateBook X Pro fails to address its awkward webcam arrangement and delivers less battery life than last year's model.

Read more on zdnet.com

Pros

  • Stylish and robust chassis
  • Great 3:2 screen
  • Good CPU, RAM and storage specs
  • Comfortable, quiet keyboard

Cons

  • Awkward webcam location
  • May struggle to achieve all-day battery life
  • Speakers could use more bass

The Huawei MateBook X Pro (2021) has some improvements on its predecessor, but it falls flat against rival products.

Read more on techradar.com

Pros

  • Stylish design
  • Great 3:2 display
  • Includes USB-A port
  • Decent speakers for a laptop

Cons

  • 'Up nose' webcam placement
  • Pricey compared to rivals
  • Needs other Huawei devices for features
  • Limited availability

The Huawei MateBook X Pro (2021) maintains the stylish design and stunning display offered by its predecessors while making some much-needed improvements, packing a more powerful GPU, faster CPU and an improved trackpad. It’s nothing revolutionary but it will be a reliable laptop for working day-to-day.

Read more on t3.com

Pros

  • Large, clear display
  • Beautiful design
  • Good in-built speakers

Cons

  • Unflattering webcam angle
  • Still no 4K resolution
  • Not a laptop for gaming

The Huawei MateBook X Pro is a classy laptop, featuring a hi-res touchscreen display, and a high-end productivty performance.

Read more on trustedreviews.com

Pros

  • Sharp and bright screen
  • Excellent build quality
  • Quiet fans
  • Good touchpad

Cons

  • Single spec approach leads to a high price
  • Slightly shallow keyboard
  • Unflattering webcam

You won’t find another laptop with more bang for your buck

Read more on theverge.com

Pros

  • Immaculate materials and design
  • Big, bright display with very small bezels
  • Great keyboard and trackpad
  • Lots of power
  • Both USB-C and USB-A ports

Cons

  • Terrible webcam
  • Average battery life
  • Occasional fan noise

A great 14-inch display for its class and a discrete graphics processor give this slender MacBook alternative a lift above the crowd.

Read more on cnet.com

Huawei has paired a familiar style with the latest Intel processing power. Find out more in this Huawei MateBook X Pro (2021) review.

Read more on androidauthority.com

Average performance and battery life are the two knocks on the Huawei Matebook X Pro, but a great display, audio, discrete graphics and an included USB-C hub elevate it among the top thin-and-light contenders we've tested.

Read more on pcworld.com

Pros

  • Competitive price, compared to premium ultrabooks
  • Lovely 3K display that pumps out tons of light
  • Included MateDock accommodates legacy devices

Cons

  • Power-limit throttling impedes performance
  • Battery life is just average
  • Huawei used Nvidia's lower-power MX150 discrete GPU

Huawei MateBook Pro X (2021): The latest Intel chips keep Huawei’s flagship laptop in the hunt for class honours, but the competition is fierce and flaws remain

Read more on expertreviews.co.uk

Pros

  • Improved performance
  • Longer battery life
  • Fine keyboard

Cons

  • Webcam positioning is terrible
  • Same design for fourth year in a row

The Huawei MateBook X Pro still looks great in its 2021 iteration, but below-par battery and an awkward webcam hold it back from greatness.

Read more on techadvisor.com

Pros

  • 11th-gen Intel chips
  • Slick design
  • Excellent trackpad

Cons

  • Below-average battery life
  • No discrete GPU option
  • Keyboard webcam angle sucks

The Huawei MateBook X Pro is an impressively thin and light laptop that crams a 14-inch display into a 13-inch body.

Read more on digitaltrends.com

Pros

  • Simple yet functional design
  • Good keyboard, great touchpad
  • Bright, high-contrast display
  • Great speakers for the size
  • Solid battery life

Cons

  • Weird webcam location
  • MX150 performs behind similar competitors

Huawei’s 2020 MateBook X Pro updates its sophisticated and high-specced laptop, while keeping around a couple of potential dealbreakers.

Read more on tomsguide.com

Pros

  • Well specced and well priced compared to rivals
  • Great integration with other Huawei devices
  • Bright and colorful 3:2 display

Cons

  • No US availability
  • Patchy performance
  • Pop-up webcam

Huawei's MateBook X Pro is an incredible laptop with one unforgivable flaw. Our full review.

Read more on wired.com

With a stunning trim-bezel screen, heaps of power on tap, ample ports (including full-size USB), and a great-looking finish throughout, it MateBook X Pro is, in many ways, the Windows laptop to outdo the Apple MacBook Pro.Read full verdict

Read more on pocket-lint.com

Pros

  • Tiny screen bezel is the smallest in the business
  • Bright and resolution touchscreen looks superb
  • Heaps of power on tap
  • Full size USB plus two USB-C for the future
  • Discrete graphics (and off-board compatibility too)

Cons

  • Battery life won't hit double figures
  • Camera placement isn't right
  • Auto-brightness is overzealous
  • Screen too glossy and therefore reflects
  • No SD card slot

The 2020 MateBook X Pro doesn't mess with the formula, but this remains one of the best laptops on the market - and one of the most beautiful too.

Read more on techadvisor.com

With a sleek aluminum body, ample computing power, and superb audio quality, in some ways, the Huawei MateBook X Pro is a better ultraportable than the Apple MacBook Pro that inspired it.

Read more on pcmag.com

Pros

  • Superb audio quality.
  • Comfortable, oversized touchpad.
  • Thin, sleek design.
  • Screen aspect ratio makes editing documents easier.
  • USB-C and USB 3.0 ports.

Cons

  • Awkward webcam placement.

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