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Huawei releases Linux variants of the MateBook 13, MateBook 14, and MateBook X Pro

The Huawei MateBook X Pro for Linux comes in a deep space-gray finish. (Image source: Huawei)
The Huawei MateBook X Pro for Linux comes in a deep space-gray finish. (Image source: Huawei)
Huawei has added the MateBook 13 for Linux, MateBook X Pro for Linux, and the MateBook 14 for Linux onto Vmall, the Chinese shopping site for Huawei and Honor products. The OEM has selected Deepin for the operating system, which has allowed the Chinese manufacturer to make modifications due to the nature of its open source software.

Huawei has offered its Chinese consumers more choice with the recent addition of three Linux-based laptops in the form of the MateBook 13, MateBook 14, and MateBook X Pro. The trio of devices features Deepin, which was developed by the Wuhan Deepin Technology Co. Ltd. By moving away from Windows, Huawei is able to reduce the cost of the MateBook laptops by a small amount and utilize an OS that has been created by a Chinese software company. The configurations of the new Linux-operating laptops can be seen in the table below:

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Model CPU GPU RAM Storage Display
MateBook 13 i5-8265U Nvidia GeForce MX250 8 GB 512 GB SSD 13-in IPS 2160x1440
MateBook 14 i5-8265U Nvidia GeForce MX250 8 GB 512 GB SSD 14-in IPS 2160x1440
MateBook X Pro i5-8265U Nvidia GeForce MX250 8 GB 512 GB SSD 13.9-in LTPS 3000x2000

The prices for the three Huawei Linux laptops are advertised as 5,399 yuan (~US$763) for the MateBook 13, 5,699 yuan (~US$805) for the practically identical but slightly larger MateBook 14, and 8,699 yuan (US$1,229) for the high-end MateBook X Pro. The three devices are scheduled for availability in September, but it’s not known if Huawei plans on releasing laptops operating on Deepin OS outside of China.

The new Linux-based laptops. (Image source: Vmall)
The new Linux-based laptops. (Image source: Vmall)

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Daniel R Deakin, 2019-09-15 (Update: 2019-09-15)