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Huawei MateBook X 2021 unveiled with minor upgrades and a huge price

The MateBook X 2021 costs a heady CNY 8,999 (~US$1,400). (Image source: Huawei)
The MateBook X 2021 costs a heady CNY 8,999 (~US$1,400). (Image source: Huawei)
Huawei has refreshed the MateBook X 2021, following in the steps of the MateBook X Pro 2021. The new MateBook X features a choice of one Tiger Lake processor, LPDDR4x RAM and is available in three colours. Huawei's ridiculously high pricing will put most people off, though.
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Huawei has updated the MateBook X, now called the MateBook X 2021. Unsurprisingly, the new laptop looks like the MateBook X Pro 2021 that the company released earlier this year. Similarly, the 2021 edition of the MateBook X receives Intel Tiger Lake processors.

However, while Huawei sells the MateBook X Pro 2021 with a Core i5-1135G7 or a Core i7-1165G7, the MateBook X 2021 is only available in a sole Core i5 option. Worse still, Huawei has equipped the laptop with a Core i5-1130G7, a TDP-limited version of the Core i5-1135G7. The Core i5-1130G7 peaks at just 9 W, 19 W lower than the Core i5-1135G7.

Additionally, the MateBook X 2021 has 16 GB of LPDDR4x RAM running at 3,733 MHz, a 512 GB PCIe SSD and a 42 Wh battery. The 13-inch IPS panel from last year's model remains, which resolves at 3,000 x 2,000 pixels in a 3:2 aspect ratio. Supposedly, the display reaches 400 nits at full brightness too and covers 100% of the sRGB colour space with a 1,500:1 contrast ratio. 

The MateBook X 2021 does not come cheap, though. Currently, Huawei sells the laptop for CNY 8,999, close to US$1,400 at current exchange rates. The company only offers one configuration, but it is available in silver, blue or green.

Huawei has only unveiled the Matebook X 2021 in China so far. Typically, the company releases its MateBook X laptops a month or so after Chinese announcements, so it should arrive before the end of the year.

The MateBook X 2021 has a built-in fingerprint scanner. (Image source: Huawei)
The MateBook X 2021 has a built-in fingerprint scanner. (Image source: Huawei)
And Huawei's signature hidden webcam. (Image source: Huawei)
And Huawei's signature hidden webcam. (Image source: Huawei)

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Alex Alderson, 2021-10-18 (Update: 2021-10-18)