Huawei MateBook X Pro lands in the US at only $1200

We wrote about Huawei's MateBook X Pro when the company unveiled the machine at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona back in March. The nearly bezel-less notebook has been shipping to customers in Europe for a few weeks at prices starting at €1499 ($1537 without VAT). After some speculation about whether the machine would make it stateside at all, the laptop is now available at US retailers at lower-than-expected prices.

The base configuration is the same setup as in Europe and comprises an Intel Core i5-8250U, 8 GB of LPDDR3 memory, an Nvidia GeForce MX150 graphics card with its own 2 GB of GDDR5 memory, and a 256 GB NVMe SSD. Americans can come away from the store with one of these for $1200. Huawei offers a middle-tier configuration in Europe that bumps the SSD up to 512 GB, but American buyers that want extra storage must also pony up for a Core i7-8550U processor and 16 GB of RAM. The higher trim costs €1899 across the pond but goes for only $1500 here. All of this hardware is slipped into a 0.6″-thick aluminum chassis that weighs just 2.9 lbs (1.3 kg).

Both versions get a 13.9″ LTPS ten-point touchscreen with a resolution of 3000×2000. That screen covers an impressive 91% of the MateBook X Pro's footprint—and it doesn't even have a notch. The manufacturer says the panel covers 100% of the sRGB color space and has a 1500:1 contrast ratio. Our previous coverage here has additional detail about the X Pro's dimensions and ancillary specifications.

Newegg has both versions of the MateBook X Pro in stock. To sweeten the pot, the e-tailer is offering a $150 gift card with the machines, bringing the effective cost of the Core i5 model down to $1050 and of the Core i7 version to $1350. Huawei manufacturer backs the ultrabook with a one-year warranty.

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    • Kretschmer
    • 2 years ago

    NotebookCheck has its review up:

    [url<][/url<] Pros +significantly more powerful CPU and GPU than the MateBook X +>95 percent sRGB coverage; high contrast, accurate colors +higher battery capacity; respectable battery life +Full-lane Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.0 Type-A +high quality chassis; rigid lid and base +silent when under low loads +large trackpad surface area +no pulse-width modulation +bright 3:2 touchscreen +slim and sleek design +attractive price point Cons -unable to sustain maximum CPU Turbo Boost for extended periods -warmer, thicker, larger, and heavier than the MateBook X -slower '1D12' variant of the GeForce MX150 -very inaccurate grayscale out of the box -keyboard feedback could be firmer -no card reader, SIM slot, or NFC -no 360-degree hinge options -trackpad keys could be firmer -loud when gaming -subpar webcam -soldered RAM

    • FireGryphon
    • 2 years ago

    The laptop looks too good to be true, so what isn’t true about it?

      • bender
      • 2 years ago

      Where’s the camera?

        • Antimatter
        • 2 years ago

        In the keyboard.

    • Sigeric
    • 2 years ago

    Huawei laptops are okay but smartphones not so much? I still see Huawei phones for sale in Best Buy too.

    • Helmore
    • 2 years ago

    Can anyone actually find one of these for sale in Europe? I can’t seem to find one online. I actually just wanted to confirm what they were going for right now, but I can’t find any actually for sale.

    • DPete27
    • 2 years ago

    Throttling abound!!
    Impressive nonetheless.

    • tsk
    • 2 years ago

    WTF, why are Europeans getting screwed?

      • Takeshi7
      • 2 years ago

      Because your governments’ financial policies increase prices and taxes compared to the US?!
      Free healthcare isn’t free.

        • Kretschmer
        • 2 years ago

        Hey hey hey! Time for my favorite graph!

        [url<][/url<] Actually, the US Government spends more per person than the UK Government, Canadian Government, or the Governments of almost every other peer state. And this is with the US Government only covering a small proportion of the population vs. many of these other countries offering single-payer or universal health care. Add in household spending, and we spend 2.5 times as much as the UK and twice as much as Canada. Americans don't "save tax money" with their health care system. We're just really bad at providing health care. (Graph is 2015 PPP data from the OECD, available here: [url<][/url<]

        • TheRazorsEdge
        • 2 years ago

        That would only be true if all prices on all products were skewed. This is unique to Huawei.

        E.g., the new Nokia 6 (2018) is ~270 in both EUR and USD.

        Prices in EUR and USD are similar for most electronics, even from China, so this is a bit weird. And European prices should include VAT, so that shouldn’t be the difference here either.

        The EUR is technically worth 15%-20% more than USD, so Huawei is really screwing Europe over… for whatever reason.

      • Kretschmer
      • 2 years ago


      • uni-mitation
      • 2 years ago

      Objection, Your Honor: Leading the witness!

      The objection is Sustained!


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