With one of the thinnest profiles on the market and the fanless design that is all the rage, Huawei’s top end Windows notebook has it’s sighted squarely pointed at the Apple’s 12-inch MacBook. Measuring in at 12.5mm, the Matebook shaves just 0.6mm off to be thinner than the 13.1mm of the 12-inch MacBook and 14.9mm the most recent 13-inch MacBook Pro. The MateBook X comes with either an Intel Core i5-7200U or a Core i7-7500U, 4 or 8GB of DDR3 RAM and 256 or 512GB SSD, decent specs for a high-end Ultrabook. The battery is said to have around 10 hours of 1080p video playback possible on a single charge. A 13-inch 2K IPS panel features a slightly odd 2160 x 1440-pixel aspect ratio, however, it is protected by Gorilla Glass 3.
There is a pair of USB Type-C connectors however only one supports power. Two speakers feature Dolby Atmos and reportedly sound spectacular and you need not worry about overheating thanks to the “microencapsulated phase change material” casing bringing the weight to 1.05kg. Take exchange rates this all works out around £1200 inc VAT putting the price higher than the base model ZenBook 3.
Additional perks include a fingerprint sensor integrated into the power button for ease of access and a splash-resistant keyboard. Look out for more news on Huawei’s machine, including pricing, coming soon.