Huawei’s latest flagship laptop, the MateBook X Pro (2020), will be landing in Malaysia later this week on 16 May. Sporting Intel’s latest chip, a sleek design, and a unique new colour option, this thin and light productivity laptop is a premium machine through and through.
Of course, given its premium positioning, the MateBook X Pro does not come cheap. For the Malaysian market, only the range-topping model is offered. Packed with 16GB of RAM and a whopping 1TB NVMe PCIe SSD, this laptop carries a steep RM7,999 price tag.
To be sure, that’s a dear asking price, though Huawei is throwing in quite a number of freebies with every purchase of the MateBook X Pro. These include the new Huawei Sound X Bluetooth speaker, a Huawei Band 4, a wireless Bluetooth mouse, and a Huawei-branded backpack. However, do note that these free gifts are only available while stocks last.
As for the MateBook X Pro itself, it still shares the same chassis as its predecessors, which is not necessarily a bad thing; it’s still a very sleek-looking laptop. As mentioned, the processor has been updated with Intel’s latest 10th-generation chips too, but only the Core i7-10510U option is available in Malaysia.
If you’re thinking of doing some light gaming on the MateBook X Pro, good news: the dedicated Nvidia GeForce MX250 GPU under the hood of this laptop should be able to do just that. It won’t be able to keep up with more graphically demanding AAA titles, but this isn’t exactly a gaming laptop to begin with.
For its intended use (productivity tasks), the MateBook X Pro has all the necessary hardware, including a sharp 13.9-inch 3000 x 2000 LTPS touch-enabled display. It has a 3:2 aspect ratio, so you’ve got more screen real estate to work with; it’s not quite as narrow as conventional 16:9 displays of other laptops.
There are also a number of neat design elements with the MateBook X Pro. Not only is it a lightweight laptop – it tips the scales at 1.33kg – it’s also relatively slim with a 14.6mm thin chassis. The smart pop-up webcam mechanism is, of course, still built into the laptop’s keyboard.
Other specifications of the MateBook X Pro include two USB-C ports, a single USB-A connection, a 56WHr battery, a fingerprint sensor integrated into the power button, and Windows 10 Home out of the box.
The Huawei MateBook X Pro (2020) will be available for purchase in Malaysia from 16 May onwards in Space Grey; the unique Emerald Green colour option will only be coming at a later date “in limited quantity.” With a RM7,999 price tag, it’s a costly laptop, but this is a premium laptop with top-of-the-line configuration. After all, you’re getting 1TB of fast SSD storage here.