In its press conference held last night, Huawei unveiled the Matebook X Pro. Sounds familiar, no? That’s because Huawei is not ashamed of aping not just the name but the look and feel of Apple’s Macbook Pro. And, from what we saw, specs-wise, it’s a product worthy of consideration by anyone who’s in the market for top of the line laptops.
Let’s talk about the screen. Huawei claims that it is the world’s first FullView touchscreen laptop with a 91% display coverage. It has a 3000 x 2000 resolution, 260 PPI, 100% sRGB color gamut, 450 nits brightness, and 1500:1 contrast ratio. This edges out the latest Macbook Pro 15-inch models’ non-touchscreen specs (2880-by-1800 native resolution at 220 PPI).
Comparing it amongst its fellow Windows counterparts, it leaves them to dust with not just the 10% gain in screen-to-body ration but with a 4-speaker
Oh and one more thing, due to ultra slim bezel, they had to relocate the camera elsewhere.
The best part of the pop-up camera is that you’ll know that there’s no chance anyone is spying on you when it’s closed. The worst part? Aside from probably making people look smug due to its low placement relative to the user’s face, the pop-up mechanism could be more prone to failure if one of the springs fail.
As for the pricing, the lower spec variant (i5/8GB/256GB) is at €1499 (around P96,000) while the top sec variant €1,899 (around P122,000). It definitely isn’t shy on taking on Apple even on the pricing aspect.
Will we see it in our shores? Well, China will get it in Q2 this year so it’s quite possible. If not, one could probably snag it in Hongkong. We’ll surely update you when we get our hands on it.