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Huawei MateBook X

Specifications

Huawei MateBook X
Huawei MateBook X (MateBook Series)
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 620, Core: 300 - 1000 MHz, Memory: 1866 MHz, shared memory, 21.20.16.4664
Memory
8192 MB 
, LPDDR3, dual channel, soldered-in, not expandable
Display
13.3 inch 16:9, 2160x1440 pixel 195 PPI, Chi Mei CMN8201 / P130ZDZ-EF1, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel Kaby Lake-U iHDCP 2.2 Premium PCH
Storage
LITEON CB1-SD256, 256 GB 
, 256 GB / 512 GB SSD, 195 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Kaby Lake-U/Y PCH - High Definition Audio
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 12.5 x 286 x 211 ( = 0.49 x 11.26 x 8.31 in)
Battery
40 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Additional features
Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, fanless
Weight
1.05 kg ( = 37.04 oz / 2.31 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

Average Score: 82.6% - good
Average of 26 scores (from 52 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 77%, features: 41%, display: 82% mobility: 75%, workmanship: 88%, ergonomy: 85%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Huawei MateBook X

87.5% Huawei MateBook X (i5-7200U, 256 GB) Subnotebook Review | Notebookcheck
Novice with space technology. Huawei's first laptop in the fashionable 3:2 format convinces mainly with its case and the excellent screen. The innovative cooling system is particularly interesting. Initially we had problems with the input devices, but more important is the weak battery life. Our extensive test explains while we still consider it a successful debut.
88% Huawei MateBook X Review: A MacBook Competitor with Design Chops
Source: Paste English
The Huawei MateBook X is one of the best Ultrabooks available today, and if you don’t need the frills of pen input or touchscreen support, then this laptop delivers the power and performance of Windows 10 in a sleek, Apple-besting package. Slimmer than Apple’s MacBook, Huawei made very little compromise in delivering the MateBook X, and it really shows—top-notch unibody machined aluminum construction, mainstream U-series Intel Core i CPU delivers fast performance, Dolby Atmos tuning brings vibrant audio tuning and a fantastic keyboard with plenty of key travel makes the MateBook X a joy to use.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/29/2017
Rating: Total score: 88%
90% Huawei MateBook X review: Productivity and portability combine in a beautiful package
Source: Neowin English
Frankly, I love the Huawei MateBook X. It's a wonderful mixture of portability, productivity, and entertainment. I'm the type of guy that has to throw a laptop in a bag and carry it around in a backpack for hours in New York City, and it's just so comfortable to carry this one around. In fact, I sometimes find myself double-checking to make sure that it's there, as it's so light.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/24/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
Heads up Apple lovers—this new laptop could be better than the MacBook
Source: Reviewed.com English
The MateBook is on the expensive end, too, but that's not out of the ordinary with ultrabooks. If you're working with a flexible budget, I'd spring for the high-end configuration. The faster processor really makes a difference and the gold case is drop-dead gorgeous. Though Apple has a longer track record with ultraportable products, you're still going to get everything you need from Huawei's premium machine.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/15/2017
70% Huawei MateBook X
Source: PC Mag English
The Huawei Matebook X is a super-slim laptop with a slick design at a reasonable price, though it lacks the pizazz and features of competing ultraportables.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/27/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Huawei MateBook X Review
Source: Toptenreviews English
It isn’t perfect – note the USB-C niggles and the toasty chassis – but, if you want a highly portable laptop that delivers a decent balance between power and battery life, then the Huawei MateBook X is a great machine.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/20/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
84% Huawei Matebook X Review
Source: Tab Times English
Huawei has made an incredibly impressive first attempt into the traditional ultrabook market. Though they have experience making 2-in-1's, the company has produced what feels like an incredibly refined version of a first generation laptop.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/08/2017
Rating: Total score: 84%
80% Huawei MateBook X review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
If you are on the market for an Ultrabook and can find one to buy, the MateBook X is worth adding to your shortlist. It lacks the multimedia appeal of the fan-cooled Dell XPS 13, Razer Blade Stealth and Microsoft Surface Laptop, but up against the Asus ZenBook 3 it’s a really tight race.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/26/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
90% Huawei Matebook X review: watch out Apple, Huawei is coming for you
Source: T3 English
The Huawei Matebook X has it all, a stunning premium design, powerful specs, and useful, user-centric features.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/23/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
72% Huawei MateBook X Review: thin, light, and quite a looker
Source: Pocketnow English
It’s great to see Huawei expanding their portfolio further into the Windows 10 laptop market. Last year, they released the excellent original MateBook 2-in-1 tablet PC, while this year we’ve got an update to that coming called the MateBook E, plus two new traditional laptops called the MateBook X and MateBook D. The MateBook X reviewed here, is quite a nice laptop in a gorgeous compact form factor. The speakers make for an amazing movie watching experience, and the biometric power button make secure log-in as easy as can be. If your computing needs require a lot of typing and you’re not into the modern touch or pen interfaces, the MateBook X is going to be an excellent travel companion for both work and video-watching entertainment.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 72% display: 65% mobility: 70% workmanship: 85%
80% Huawei MateBook X Review
Source: Computer Shopper English
The MateBook X is also well-built and attractive, with a nice display and input devices that are rather good for its class and height profile. The speakers are punchy, too. And the fingerprint reader that's integrated into the power button worked reliably enough in our testing that we wish Huawei would sell it to other laptop makers. We've seen balkier sensors in plenty of other laptops, including the Asus ZenBook UX330U that's our daily driver at the moment.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/21/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Hands-on with the Huawei Matebook X, which sure looks like something
Source: Hardware Zone English
The MateBook X will come later this year in gray, gold and rose gold, just missing the silver that the MacBook also comes in. The Matebook X colors do look nice, with shiny bevels that reflect the light just so. The laptops are also thin and light to hold. The keyboard is raised and gives you more travel than the MacBook’s thin keys, but the one gripe in my short time with the MateBook X is that its keys feel more clunky than clicky when compared to the MacBook’s.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/18/2017
93% Huawei MateBook X review: Work in style with this elegant Windows 10 laptop
Source: Zdnet.com English
Huawei has some fantastic smartphone designs and it is pleasing to see the company bring those same design elements to computers. The MateBook X is a fantastic piece of hardware and if you are looking for an extremely portable computer that focuses on providing you with a big screen and small bezels then you need to consider this device.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/14/2017
Rating: Total score: 93%
90% Review: Huawei MateBook X
Source: V3.co.uk English
Having spent the past two and a half weeks writing reviews, binge-watching Arrow, playing Final Fantasy XI and editing a bunch of photos on the MateBook X, at no point did it feel anything less than a joy to use - nicely done Huawei.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/14/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Huawei MateBook X review
Source: PC Advisor English
It’s hard to give a definitive verdict on a laptop we have only used for a few hours but signals are very positive for the MateBook X. Huawei has definitely nailed the design and build quality, while the keyboard is also impressively tactile for such a thin machine.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/08/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
Hands-on with the Huawei Matebook X, which sure looks like something
Source: Hardware Zone English
The MateBook X will come later this year in gray, gold and rose gold, just missing the silver that the MacBook also comes in. The Matebook X colors do look nice, with shiny bevels that reflect the light just so. The laptops are also thin and light to hold. The keyboard is raised and gives you more travel than the MacBook’s thin keys, but the one gripe in my short time with the MateBook X is that its keys feel more clunky than clicky when compared to the MacBook’s.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/08/2017
Huawei MateBook X Hands On: Astonishingly Good
Source: Lowyat.net English
As someone who spends a lot of time working with an Ultrabook, I was quite sceptical of Huawei’s MateBook X as just a MacBook clone (they kinda look the same, after all). But after spending some time with the device, it’s clear Huawei has done a lot more work on the MateBook X than just stamping its logo at the lid.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/08/2017
90% Huawei MateBook X review
Source: PC Advisor English
The MateBook X would be an impressive laptop under any circumstances - the fact that it's Huawei's first just makes it even more so. Huawei has definitely nailed the design and build quality, while the keyboard is also impressively tactile for such a thin machine. The price might be a barrier for some consumers, but if you’re in the market for an ultrabook then Huawei has instantly earned the right to be in the running.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/08/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
Huawei MateBook X review: Huawei goes after the MacBook
Source: Pocket Lint English
Overall, the MateBook X is a compelling option and a wonderful debut from a company that you won't associate with laptops just yet - but will in the future, if this is anything to go by.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/05/2017
80% Huawei MateBook X review
Source: Stuff TV English
It’s thin and light, absolutely silent, and has enough power to get just about any desktop job done. There’s very little not to like about the MateBook X, as long as you’re happy to stick with Windows.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Huawei Matebook X review:
Source: CNet English
Everyone who I showed the Huawei Matebook X to agrees it's a gorgeous laptop. Huawei has finally flexed its design prowess in the laptop category and other manufacturers should be worried. The Matebook X is a legitimate contender.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/26/2017
80% Huawei Matebook X Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
With the MateBook X, Huawei has made something I've been wanting for a very long time: a Windows laptop with Apple's top-notch design and build quality. But the MateBook isn't a straight-up copy, either. The combo fingerprint-reader/power button is a great example of crossover tech from Huawei's smartphone division. And with smaller side bezels, a faster CPU, more USB Type-C ports and an included dock, Huawei has improved on Apple's blueprint while simultaneously making the laptop easier to use on a daily basis.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/26/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Huawei MateBook X
Source: PC Mag English
The MateBook X is a promising super-thin laptop with a smart metal design. Port limitations aside, its array of other features and nice display add up to an appealing ultraportable option.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/23/2017
Huawei wants you to think MacBook, but say Matebook
Source: CNet English
At the time of posting, Huawei has yet to announce pricing and availability. How much the devices cost will determine how good of a deal they are in comparison to what's out there. The Huawei Matebook X is a luxe little laptop that could be a great alternative for anyone interested in the 12-inch MacBook Pro but with Windows 10. Same goes for the Matebook E and the iPad Pro. Considering Huawei is still a relative a newcomer to laptops and tablets, it would be in their best interest to price the devices competitively to stand out against the flood of laptops and tablets available.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/23/2017
Huawei MateBook X
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The MateBook X starts at €1399, which will probably equate to about £1200 inc VAT. That puts it at a higher price than the base model ZenBook 3, but with all the perks of a seemingly higher-spec screen, better speakers and fanless design. My full review will come soon.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/23/2017
Huawei MateBook X review: Hands-on with Huawei's first laptop
Source: PC Advisor English
It’s hard to give a definitive verdict on a laptop we have only used for a few hours but signals are very positive for the MateBook X. Huawei has definitely nailed the design and build quality, while the keyboard is also impressively tactile for such a thin machine.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/23/2017

Foreign Reviews

79% Kann Huawei auch Notebooks?
Source: Technik Surfer German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/21/2017
Rating: Total score: 79% price: 70% performance: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 80%
70% Das Fast Perfekte Notebook
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
Raumfahrt-Technik ist keine Patentlösung
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/06/2017
Huawei Matebook X
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/15/2017
Fein und klein darf nun auch Windows sein
Source: Frankfurter Allgemeine German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/06/2017
Huawei Matebook X und E
Source: Golem German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 05/24/2017
Huawei MateBook X
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/23/2017
Hands-On & erster Eindruck zu Huaweis erstem Laptop
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/23/2017
Die neuen MateBooks im Hands-On
Source: Technik Surfer German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 05/23/2017
85% Huawei MateBook X, análisis: un ultraportátil fantástico contagiado por la fiebre USB-C
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/12/2017
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 83% display: 85% mobility: 75% workmanship: 93% ergonomy: 90%
Huawei MateBook X. Ultrabook 13,0" premium (1399 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Light weight; slim size; impressive design; powerful hardware; top performance; nice display; fast fingerprint sensor.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/04/2017
Huawei Matebook X precio, características, opiniones, análisis, barato, review, fino, resistente al agua y sin ventilador
Source: Comprar Tec Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; stylish design; decent cameras; nice performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/18/2017
Huawei MateBook X, toma de contacto: un diseño muy atractivo para un portátil muy interesante
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Slim size; nice design; decent hardware; good display; fast fingerprint sensor. Negative: No USB-C.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/24/2017
85% Recensione HUAWEI Matebook X
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 85%
89% Huawei MateBook X: recensione e prezzo
Source: Webnews.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 89%
70% Huawei Matebook X Recensione: Il Portatile Quasi Perfetto
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/18/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
Huawei MateBook-X: oltre l'apparenza c'è tanta sostanza
Source: Leonardo.it Tech Italian IT→EN
Positive: Light weight; good hardware; nice performance; long battery life; beautiful design; good cooling system.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/27/2017
Recensione Huawei Matebook X: fanless, elegante e costoso
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Good connectivity; comfortable keyboard; decent speakers; light weight; nice display. Negative: Mediocre touchpad; no touchscreen.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/24/2017
70% Test Du Huawei Matebook X : Un Notebook Rapide Et Presque Parfait
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/18/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
85% Recenzja MateBook X – jak wypadł debiut Huawei na rynku laptopów?
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/24/2017
Rating: Total score: 85%
Recenzja Huawei Matebook X — od takiego sprzętu oczekuję więcej…
Source: Antyweb Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Comfortable keyboard; fast fingerprint sensor; good speakers. Negative: Overheats while using.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/19/2017
Huawei Matebook X: debiutant z aspiracjami - czy to wystarczy w starciu z weteranami?
Source: Komputerswiat Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Slim size; excellent display; nice design. Negative: Short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/22/2017
Huawei Matebook X – test ultrabooka
Source: PC Lab.pl Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; slim size; comfortable keyboard; good display. Negative: Short battery life; mediocre touchpad.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/12/2017
轻薄还有超窄边框 外出办公你会选择TA吗?
Source: PC Online.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Positive: Nice display; good ergonomy; decent hardware; high performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/26/2017
90% Test Huawei MateBook X
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/17/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
HUAWEI Matebook X
Source: HwT DA→EN
Positive: Large screen; nice display; good connectivity. Negative: Relatively heavy.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/25/2017
80% Matebook X: Toppbetyg till Huaweis Macbook-utmanare
Source: M3 PC för alla SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

Intel HD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2) found on some Kaby-Lake CPU models (15 W ULV series). Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
7200U: Kaby-Lake based SoC with two CPU cores clocked at 2.5 to 3.1 GHz, HyperThreading and manufactured with an improved 14nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
13.3":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
1.05 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.


Huawei: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. is a Chinese company founded in 1987 with focus on telecommunications hardware and 170000 employees. In the first quarter of 2016, Huawei had a market share of 8.2% in the smartphone market, making it the third-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. Compared to the same quarter of 2015, Huawei increased its market share by more than 58%.
In 2014, Huawei created the sub brand Honor and offers certain smartphone series under this name. The name Huawei is usually not listed for these products.
There are a lot of reviews on Huawei phones with slightly above average ratings (as of 2016).
82.6%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Lenovo IdeaPad 710S-13ISK-80VQ008VSP
HD Graphics 620, Core i3 7100U, 1.2 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad 13-20J10004FR
HD Graphics 620, Core i3 7100U, 1.44 kg
HP Envy 13-ad038tu
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 1.32 kg
HP Envy 13-ad009ns
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 1.38 kg
Fujitsu Lifebook S937
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 1.32 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S-80VQ001NCK
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 1.1 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad 13 Gen 2
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 1.44 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad 710s Plus 13IKB-80W3000CRK
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 1.2 kg
Toshiba Portege X30-D-11U
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 1.05 kg
Fujitsu LifeBook U937
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 0.95 kg
Toshiba Portege X30-D-123
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 1.05 kg
HP Envy 13-ad026tu
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 1.2 kg
HP Envy 13-ab002ng
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 1.3 kg
Lenovo Ideapad 710S Plus 13IKB-80W3004ESP
HD Graphics 620, Core i3 7100U, 1.1 kg
HP Envy 13-ab010nd
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 1.27 kg
HP Envy 13-ab015tu
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 1.5 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S-13IKB-80W30049GE
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 1.2 kg
Asus Zenbook UX310UA-GL618T
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 1.3 kg
Hyperbook N131BU
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 1.3 kg
Microsoft Surface Laptop
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 1.25 kg
Medion Akoya S3409-MD60472
HD Graphics 620, Core i3 7100U, 2.5 kg
HP Spectre 13-v101ns
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 1.11 kg
HP Envy 13-ab009ns
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 1.3 kg
Asus ZenBook UX330UA-AH5Q
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 1.2 kg
HP Envy 13-ab000nd
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 1.3 kg
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i7
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 1.23 kg
LG Gram 13Z970-AAAS5U1
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 0.9325 kg
Asus ZenBook UX330UA-GL077T
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 1.2 kg
HP Envy 13-ab003ru
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 1.34 kg
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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2017-06- 7)