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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.

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.

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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.