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