Huawei’s original MateBook X Pro was a hit, and now the company is giving it an upgrade. The outward style is the same, only without the “flowers” fanning above the Huawei logo on the lid. You still get CNC aluminum and diamond-cut edges.
Inside there’s up to Intel’s Core i7-8565U, paired with up to 16GB of memory and up to 1TB of SSD storage. NVIDIA’s GeForce MX 250 with 2GB of GDDR5 memory is also available. The display is still a 13.9-inch 3:2 panel running at 3,000 x 2,000 resolution. You can also drive an external 4K screen – or an eGPU, or other accessories – from the Thunderbolt 3 port.
On the software side, Huawei has added apps to make managing files between the MateBook X Pro and a Huawei smartphone easier. Tap the phone against the laptop’s palmrest and you can trigger a file transfer.