Huawei’s Matebook Pro X is finally bringing its tiny bezels and wild, pop-up keyboard webcam to the US today, for either $1,199.99 for the base model or $1,499.99 for the more powerful configuration.
On paper, those are some seriously good prices for the hardware Huawei is offering in the Matebook Pro X. Both models offer the same 13.9-inch, 3000 x 2000 touchscreen display that Huawei claims offers a 91 percent screen-to-body ratio. Port-wise, there’s a USB-C port, a Thunderbolt 3 port, and a legacy USB-A port, along with a headphone jack, and of course, the much-discussed pop-up camera disguised as a key on the keyboard.
As for internal specifications, the $1,199.99 model offers an eighth-gen Intel Core i5-8250U processor (with integrated graphics), 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB NVMe PCIe SSD. The slightly pricier $1,499.99 model ups that considerably, with eighth-gen Intel Core i7-8550U processor and double the RAM and storage for 16GB and 512GB, respectively, along with discrete NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics.
While Huawei has made some nice laptops in the past, though, it’s typically run into the same stumbling block every time: battery life. This time, the company is sticking in a 57.4Wh battery, but we’ll have to wait to test it further to see if Huawei has finally fixed its longevity issue.
The Matebook X Pro is available today from Amazon, Newegg, and Microsoft’s website, as well as in Microsoft Stores starting May 23rd. To sweeten the deal, Huawei is also offering anyone who buys a Matebook X Pro online from Amazon or Newegg — or in a physical Microsoft Store (but apparently not Mircosoft’s website) — by June 10th a free $300 gift card for any store of choice.