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Huawei MateBook 13 vs. MateBook X Pro: What's the difference?

Huawei MateBook X Pro vs. MateBook 13: What's the difference?
Huawei MateBook X Pro vs. MateBook 13: What's the difference?
The two may look similar, but they're actually quite different. The cheaper MateBook 13 is surprisingly the faster model by more than a wide margin while the MateBook X Pro has the larger and higher resolution display. Users should choose carefully depending on which features are more important.

Huawei has been slowly expanding its lineup of laptops over the past few years to include more sizes and models. Its latest offering is the mainstream 2019 MateBook 13 which, according to Huawei, will not directly supplant last year's flagship 2018 MateBook X Pro. Our table below summarizes the biggest differences between them.

The two major factors differentiating the two laptops are their displays and overall performance. Users who want the better display ought to lean towards the MateBook X Pro as it is bigger, brighter, and with a higher native resolution here than on the MateBook 13. Meanwhile, users who want faster performance should lean towards the MateBook 13 is it uses a more powerful version of the same GPU alongside Intel's latest Whiskey Lake series of processors.

There are a number of smaller differences between them to keep in mind as well. Thunderbolt 3, USB Type-A, 16 GB RAM, and longer battery life are available only on the Pro model. On the flip side, the MateBook 13 has faster WiFi, newer Bluetooth, and an arguably better webcam. Not bad for a less expensive "mainstream" laptop designed to be a step below the MateBook X Pro.

We recommend checking out our review for more detailed information on the MateBook X Pro. As for our MateBook 13 review, expect that one in the coming days as the laptop is set to make its U.S. debut by the end of the January.

MateBook 13MateBook X Pro
CPU

Intel Whiskey Lake
Core i5-8265U
Core i7-8565U

Intel Kaby Lake-R
Core i5-8250U
Core i7-8550U
GPUIntel UHD Graphics 620
25 W '1D10' GeForce MX150
Intel UHD Graphics 620
10 W '1D12' GeForce MX150
RAM8 GB LPDDR3 RAM 2400 MHz8 GB to 16 GB LPDDR3 RAM 2133 MHz
Display3:2 aspect ratio
13.0-inch glossy
300 nits (typical)
Touchscreen
3:2 aspect ratio
13.9-inch glossy
400 nits (typical)
Touchscreen
Resolution2160 x 1440 (200 PPI)3000 x 2000 (259 PPI)
WirelessIntel 9560 (1.73 Gbps)
Bluetooth 5

Intel 8265 (867 Mbps)
Bluetooth 4.2

Ports1x USB Type-C (AC adapter)
1x USB Type-C w/ DisplayPort support (does not support AC adapter)
1x 3.5 mm audio
1x USB Type-C (AC adapter)
1x USB Type-C (Thunderbolt 3 + DisplayPort + AC adapter)
1x USB 3.0 Type-A
1x 3.5 mm audio
Touchpad12.0 x 6.5 cm12.0 x 7.8 cm
CoolingDual ~35 to 40 mm fans + 2 heat pipesSingle ~30 mm fan + 3 heat pipes
CameraStandard webcamPop-up webcam
Battery41.7 Wh (~7.5 hrs WiFi)57.4 Wh (~9 - 9.5 hrs WiFi)
Dimensions15 x 286 x 211.1 mm14.6 x 304 x 217 mm
Weight1.30 kg1.33 kg
MSRP$1000 to $1300 USD$1200 to $1500 USD

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Huawei MateBook 13 i7 GeForce MX150, 8565U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø581 (538.98-696.8)
Huawei Matebook X Pro i5 GeForce MX150, 8250U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø465 (452.33-537.54)
Huawei MateBook X Pro, i7 GeForce MX150, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø485 (464.55-537.4)
304 mm / 12 inch 217 mm / 8.54 inch 14.6 mm / 0.575 inch 1.3 kg2.93 lbs286 mm / 11.3 inch 211.1 mm / 8.31 inch 15 mm / 0.591 inch 1.3 kg2.87 lbs
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Huawei MateBook 13 i7
Intel Core i7-8565U
175 Points ∼80%
Huawei Matebook X Pro i5
Intel Core i5-8250U
146 Points ∼67%
Huawei MateBook X Pro, i7
Intel Core i7-8550U
141 Points ∼65%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Huawei MateBook 13 i7
Intel Core i7-8565U
650 Points ∼15%
Huawei Matebook X Pro i5
Intel Core i5-8250U
516 Points ∼12%
Huawei MateBook X Pro, i7
Intel Core i7-8550U
514 Points ∼12%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Physics
Huawei MateBook X Pro, i7
Intel Core i7-8550U
9744 Points ∼30%
Huawei MateBook 13 i7
Intel Core i7-8565U
9175 Points ∼28%
Huawei Matebook X Pro i5
Intel Core i5-8250U
8181 Points ∼25%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Huawei MateBook 13 i7
Intel Core i7-8565U
3586 Points ∼9%
Huawei MateBook X Pro, i7
Intel Core i7-8550U
2793 Points ∼7%
Huawei Matebook X Pro i5
Intel Core i5-8250U
2740 Points ∼7%
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2
Huawei MateBook 13 i7
Intel Core i7-8565U
3616 Points ∼59%
Huawei Matebook X Pro i5
Intel Core i5-8250U
3478 Points ∼57%
Huawei MateBook X Pro, i7
Intel Core i7-8550U
3183 Points ∼52%
PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Huawei MateBook 13 i7
Intel Core i7-8565U
3645 Points ∼30%
Huawei MateBook X Pro, i7
Intel Core i7-8550U
2872 Points ∼24%
Huawei Matebook X Pro i5
Intel Core i5-8250U
2735 Points ∼23%
Productivity
Huawei MateBook 13 i7
Intel Core i7-8565U
7281 Points ∼75%
Huawei MateBook X Pro, i7
Intel Core i7-8550U
5886 Points ∼61%
Huawei Matebook X Pro i5
Intel Core i5-8250U
5727 Points ∼59%
Essentials
Huawei MateBook 13 i7
Intel Core i7-8565U
8382 Points ∼76%
Huawei MateBook X Pro, i7
Intel Core i7-8550U
7165 Points ∼65%
Huawei Matebook X Pro i5
Intel Core i5-8250U
7083 Points ∼64%
Score
Huawei MateBook 13 i7
Intel Core i7-8565U
4344 Points ∼56%
Huawei MateBook X Pro, i7
Intel Core i7-8550U
3546 Points ∼46%
Huawei Matebook X Pro i5
Intel Core i5-8250U
3445 Points ∼44%
MateBook 13
MateBook 13
MateBook X Pro
MateBook X Pro
MateBook 13
MateBook 13
MateBook X Pro
MateBook X Pro
MateBook 13
MateBook 13
MateBook X Pro
MateBook X Pro
MateBook 13
MateBook 13
MateBook X Pro
MateBook X Pro
MateBook 13
MateBook 13
MateBook X Pro
MateBook X Pro
MateBook 13
MateBook 13
MateBook X Pro
MateBook X Pro
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Allen Ngo, 2019-01-22 (Update: 2019-01-22)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.