Huawei challenges Apple Macbooks with its latest Matebook X Pro at MWC 2018

HUAWEI MateBook X Pro features the world’s first recessed camera which discreetly sits on the keyboard – to activate it, all users need to do is press it and it will pop up, ensuring privacy when it’s not being used.
The new Matebook X Pro is an open challenge to Apple Macbook Pro. It would be worth watching out for how the product fares in the market.
The new Matebook X Pro is an open challenge to Apple Macbook Pro. It would be worth watching out for how the product fares in the market.

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Huawei Consumer Business Group has unveiled the MateBook X Pro and MediaPad M5 Series at an exclusive launch event at MWC 2018 at the Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona.

Both the MateBook X Pro and MediaPad M5 blend crisp and clear displays, powerful hardware updates and intelligent software advances. Huawei launched the devices 

The MateBook X Pro is an ultra-slim, yet full-featured 13.9-inch notebook with an all-new 3K touch-enabled FullView Display and 91 % screen-to-body ratio. Powered by an 8th Generation Intel Core i7/i5 processor, a discrete NVIDIA GeForce MX150 GPU with 2GB GDDR5 and a long-lasting 57.4Wh (typical capacity) battery – the MateBook X pro is being positioned as one of the lightest and most powerful notebooks on the market. The  MateBook X Pro features Dolby Atmos Sound System and custom speakers that deliver immersive audio.

Ergonomically designed with a 2.5D glass screen and 2K HD, ClariVu 5.0-enhanced display, the sleek and powerful 8.4-inch and 10.8-inch MediaPad M5 Series tablets feature speakers tuned by Harman Kardon. HUAWEI Histen technology provides immersive 3D audio and fully supports Hi-Res audio for exceptional sound quality. The 10.8-inch HUAWEI MediaPad M5 Pro comes with an ultra-precise HUAWEI M-Pen featuring 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity.

“Today’s consumers want more: they expect their technology to be both powerful and adaptable – and Huawei is committed to creating devices that not only meet these expectations, but create experiences that make everyday computing extraordinary,” said Richard Yu, CEO, Huawei Consumer Business Group. 


The MateBook X Pro weighs 1.33 kg, making it comfortable to carry. It is available in two iconic colors: space gray and mystic silver.

HUAWEI MateBook X Pro features the world’s first recessed camera which discreetly sits on the keyboard – to activate it, all users need to do is press it and it will pop up, ensuring privacy when it’s not being used.

By developing a high-speed transport protocol, Huawei Share enables users to exchange photos and files quickly, easily and safely, without USB compatibility problems. The Wi-Fi transfer speed is up to 20Mbps, 100 times faster than that of Bluetooth.

The MediaPad M5 Series tablets are available in two colours: champagne gold and space gray.

The MediaPad M5 comes with two speakers on the 8.4-inch version and four speakers on the 10.8-inch version, tuned by Harman Kardon and HUAWEI Histen for immersive 3D sound. 

The MediaPad M5 is powered by a Kirin 960 Series processor for peak performance. A long-lasting battery – 5,100 mAh for 8.4-inch and 7,500 mAh for 10.8-inch – is augmented with HUAWEI QuickCharge technology. 

The pricing for Matebook X Pro ranges from €1499 ($1845) to €1899 ($2338). The MediaPad M5 10.8 inches model is priced at a range of €399($491) to €549($676), while the pricing for MediaPad M5 Pro starts at €499($614).

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