Huawei took advantage of its major conference in China to lift the veil on its new flagship, the MateBook X.
Huawei's laptop lineup is growing! We knew the excellent MateBook D 2020, or the MateBook X Pro 2020, but now the Huawei Matebook X arrives as an intermediary.
Borderless screen, Wi-Fi 6 touchpad and Huawei Share
To design its machines, Huawei seems to be reusing all the know-how used so far for the brand's smartphones. We think, for example, of the integration of a borderless screen with 90% of the space occupied by the screen. This entire surface is made entirely of glass, with no metal borders, to reinforce this impression of a borderless touchscreen.
At 13 inches diagonal, this LTPS panel offers a definition of 3000 x 2000 pixels, a 3: 2 ratio quite practical for professionals, with 100% coverage of the sRGB space.
It is also the first portable PC of the brand to benefit from Wi-Fi 6. And while we are talking about wireless connection, Huawei has finally reviewed the operation of Huawei Share, its synchronization system with other devices. the ecosystem, smartphone in mind, which until now has gone through an unsightly sticker attached next to the keyboard. Now synchronization is done through the touchpad in a much more elegant way.
This new trackpad is fully tactile thanks to a new system based on vibrations (thanks to piezoelectric motors) to give the user a tactile feedback.
The camera is still located in the keyboard, allowing it to be hidden if necessary, and it will be necessary to see if Huawei has managed to improve its quality. The angle of view should be unflattering for your nostrils.
Ultraportable requires, Huawei communicates on the dimensions of the machine: 284.4 x 206.7 mm x 13.6 mm for a weight of only 1 kg.
Intel 10th Generation
The Huawei Matebook X as announced in China incorporates a 10th generation Intel Core chip in 14nm. The configuration can go up to an Intel Core i7-10510U. On this type of configuration, Intel does not yet offer the 11th generation of its Core chips.
We do not yet know the price or the release date of the MateBook X in France, but Huawei France has been able to confirm that the machine will land with us.
The Matebook 14 already has the right to a refresh
Huawei launched the MateBook 14 2020 in August in France, but the brand is already announcing a small refresh for this machine in China. We keep the 2160 x 1440 pixel 100% sRGB screen of the previous model, but the processor evolves and goes to an AMD Ryzen 4000H (up to the Ryzen 7 4800H). The cooling system has been revised to accompany this processor.
In terms of new features, we can also mention a small upgrade of the connections. We will now have two USB 3.2 ports on the right and a USB-C port with an HDMI port and the headphone jack on the left.
It remains to be seen when this PC will be offered in France when its eldest has just arrived here, and at what price.