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Huawei MateBook X Pro launching in U.S. for $900 after gift card rebates

Huawei MateBook X Pro launching in U.S. for $900 after rebates (Source: Huawei)
Huawei MateBook X Pro launching in U.S. for $900 after rebates (Source: Huawei)
The $300 USD gift card will apply to new purchases of the MateBook X Pro made through Amazon and NewEgg in an attempt to create buzz. The promotion will end after June 10. Huawei's latest 13.9-inch laptop is thicker than its last but also significantly more powerful to justify the larger dimensions.

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Huawei is aiming directly for the jugular in the crowded flagship laptop space populated by the Dell XPS and Apple MacBook families with its $1200 to $1500 USD MateBook X Pro. To sweeten the deal, users who purchase through Amazon or NewEgg will receive a $300 gift card applicable to the respective store to make the MateBook X Pro even cheaper than the aforementioned alternatives from Dell or Apple. The manufacturer is hell-bent on undercutting the competition without necessarily cutting corners in terms of design quality or hardware features.

The MateBook X Pro price advantage can be attributed to one notable factor. Unlike Dell or Apple, Huawei is focusing on far fewer SKUs while foregoing lower-end configurations that may house Core i3 or 4 GB RAM options. Thus, even the entry-level MateBook X Pro SKU with its Core i5 CPU and 8 GB of RAM will be superior to the entry-level XPS 13 SKU of a similar price. Core i3 and 4 GB RAM configurations are seen as unattractive to Huawei as they can mislead consumers to purchase weak specifications on an otherwise flashy high-end chassis just because of the lower starting price.

The MateBook X Pro supplants last year's MateBook X by throwing in a brand-new design with Intel 8th gen U-class CPUs, GeForce MX150 options, a higher resolution 3:2 touchscreen, Thunderbolt 3 connectivity, and much more. See our full review of the new MateBook X Pro here.

Only two SKUs at launch (Source: Huawei)
Only two SKUs at launch (Source: Huawei)

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Allen Ngo, 2018-05-21 (Update: 2018-05-21)
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.