Huawei got here out swinging towards Apple when it launched the world to its MateBook X Professional final yr. Huawei even upstaged Dell’s XPS thirteen InfinityDisplay by designing the MateBook X Professional with a powerful ninety one-% display-to-physique ratio. At the moment at Cellular World Congress, the Chinese language system producer is introducing a brand new 2019 model of the MateBook X Professional that retains its greatest design options whereas including some new software program tips and upgrading its Nvidia GPU and Intel CPU.
You will not discover many variations between the 2018 MateBook X Professional and 2019 MateBook X Professional, however the upgrades on show are necessary ones.
Upgrades The place They Matter
To start with, Huawei is swapping out the elective Nvidia MX one hundred fifty GPU with the newly introduced GeForce MX 250. Whereas Nvidia hasn’t revealed actual specs for its Vega Cellular competitor, the corporate does state that the MX 250’s efficiency is three.5x greater than Intel’s built-in graphics within the Core i5-8265U CPU. It brings notable enhancements for each players (like help for GameWorks applied sciences) and artistic professionals (OpenCL help).
If I needed to speculate, I might say the 2019 MateBook X Professional ought to be able to mild to medium 1080p gaming, making it a fantastic all-rounder that competes with Apple’s significantly costlier MacBook Professional lineup.
On the CPU aspect, Huawei replaces Intel’s Kaby Lake Core i5 and Core i7 processors with the newest era Whiskey Lake CPUs, which boast greater single-core increase clocks and improved energy effectivity. This ought to yield a roughly 10-% efficiency uplift.
Huawei’s additionally bringing double the storage capability, shifting from a most of 512GB to 1TB.
Huawei can also be including some software program tips, resembling gestures for taking screenshots, and the most recent model of Huawei Share. Plus a shared clipboard function that can be utilized throughout a number of units. The 2019 mannequin additionally sees a WiFi efficiency increase of almost 2x.
What’s really superior is the “OneHop” function. It actually takes a single faucet of your Huawei telephone to the MateBook X Professional (by way of NFC) to switch pictures, music, movies and paperwork to the laptop computer.
The remainder of the notebooks specs will stay the identical. The 2019 MateBook X Professional nonetheless has an almost bezel-much less 3000 x 2000 decision contact show at 450 nits brightness, as much as 512GB of storage by way of an NVMe drive, 16GB of RAM, and the pop-up privateness-conscious webcam which could be be closed to soften into the keyboard.
It additionally has the identical fifty seven.four watt-hour battery, which Huawei claims can final for 12 hours throughout net searching actions.
Lastly, it stays slimmer than the MacBook Professional, measuring four.99mm at its thinnest level.
Pricing And Availability
Huawei hasn’t introduced a U.S. launch for the MateBook X Professional but, however historical past dictates it should come stateside at an aggressive worth. For now, we all know it is launching in Europe later this quarter starting at 1599 Euros.