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Huawei MateBook X Pro (2020) Review Rundown

HuaweiPublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 14 Nov 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Overview

Neoscore* 79%
Pros**
  • Beautiful 2:3 display
  • Excellent battery life
Cons**
  • Not as good as the MacBook Pro (2020)
  • Only one USB-A port

Summary

The 2020 Huawei MateBook X Pro is the latest flagship laptop from the Chinese manufacturer. The new model is designed to compete with the likes of the Dell XPS 13 and Apple's MacBook Pro line of notebooks. It has a 14in IPS touch display with a resolution of 3,000 x 2,000 (260ppi) and a tallish aspect ratio of 3:2. While it's far from cheap, the upgrades this year make it a potent Windows 10 ultraportable.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

androidauthority[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 72%
Reviewers from androidauthority have found the following[***]:
The MateBook X Pro's 1MP web camera is hidden underneath a pop-up button located between the F6 and F7 function keys. It's a shame more manufacturers don't adopt the 2:3 aspect ratio. For most of my needs, I found the Matebook X Pro also offered a fast enough experience.
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Pros[**]
  • Beautiful 2:3 display
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • No SD card slot

notebookcheck[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 76%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
Huawei’s hardware of choice for the 2020 model are an Intel Comet Lake CPU paired with an Nvidia GeForce GPU. The Core i7-10510U is an old friend at this point, and more details on this processor can be found in our technology section. The main issue with the MateBook X Pro is its low TDP threshold of just 15 W for sustained load.
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Pros[**]
  • High-quality aluminum case
  • Good battery life
  • Decent performance
Cons[**]
  • Mediocre display
  • No Thunderbolt 3

pcmag[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 74%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
The MateBook X Pro comes in a few varieties. A €1,499 configuration will net you a Core i5-10210U with 16GB of RAM and a 512GB solid-state drive. It comes with two USB Type-C ports that can also charge the laptop, as well as a standard USB 3.0 Type-A port.
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Pros[**]
  • Solid performance for the price
  • Solid battery life
  • USB Type-C and Type-A ports
Cons[**]
  • No headphone jack
  • No webcam

t3[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 82%
Reviewers from t3 have found the following[***]:
The Huawei MateBook X Pro is one of the best-looking laptops on the market. The keyboard and trackpad are excellent, and the trackpad is responsive. Battery life and performance isn't outstanding, but it's above where you might expect a laptop of this size and weight to be. The only thing that might put most people off is the rather high price – starting at around £1,400.
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Pros[**]
  • Excellent build quality
  • Excellent trackpad
  • Excellent battery life
Cons[**]
  • Screen isn't 4K
  • Screen isn’t 4K

techadvisor[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 79%
Reviewers from techadvisor have found the following[***]:
There are three SKU options, with only the top two available in the UK. You can order the laptop right now from Huawei, or grab either model from Amazon. The prices are roughly in line with last year's, which began from £1,199. The MateBook X Pro comes with full Windows 10 Home support, so there's no need to worry about missing access to any important services.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Sleek design
  • Good battery life
  • Decent performance
Cons[**]
  • No dedicated GPU

techradar[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 81%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
The Huawei MateBook X Pro (2020) is a refined update of the company's flagship laptop. The screen is a 13.9-inch touchscreen with a 3000 x 2000 resolution. The upgrade from 8th-gen Intel processors to 10th-generation is a welcome one. The keyboard is roomy and responsive, and takes more than its fair share of design cues from the keyboards found on MacBooks.
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Pros[**]
  • Bright and vibrant screen
  • Excellent battery life
  • Decent performance
Cons[**]
  • Mediocre webcam
  • No Thunderbolt 3

tomsguide[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 76%
Reviewers from tomsguide have found the following[***]:
The MateBook X Pro 2020 isn't massively different than its predecessors, but it's got a welcome batch of changes to a great laptop. With 56Wh of capacity, Huawei estimates its laptop will last between 11 and 15 hours on a single charge. The large, squarer display gives you lots of room to work with as you write or edit, and might be just the thing you're looking for if you want something that's got the dimensions of a 13-inch laptop.
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Pros[**]
  • Large, square display
  • Good value for money
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Touchpad is hot to touch

trustedreviews[8]

Sentiment Score[*] 89%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
There’s an update to the CPU, new graphics plus a bump to Thunderbolt 3 in the USB-C ports. Huawei claims you’ll get ‘14 hours of office use’ on a single charge of the 57.4Wh battery. The 13.9-inch touchscreen panel, with a 3:2 aspect ratio and a high 3000 x 2000 resolution.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Fantastic display
  • Great battery life
Cons[**]
  • No headphone jack
  • No fingerprint scanner

trustedreviews[9]

Sentiment Score[*] 85%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The MateBook X Pro 2020 boasts a 13.9-inch display. It has a sharp, if not quite 4K, 3000 x 2000 resolution, tiny bezels and the display is touch-enabled. Colours are bright and vivid, black levels are decent, and the brightness levels just about matched those of my MacBook Pro. The only thing that stops this display from being class-leading is that it's super-reflective.
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Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous 13.9-inch display
  • Super-reflective display
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

References

1. ^ Huawei Matebook X Pro 2020 review: Stay the same. androidauthority. 2020-10-04 Retrieved 2021-10-14.
3. ^ Huawei MateBook X Pro (2020) Preview. pcmag. 2020-04-29 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 review. techadvisor. 2020-07-16 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ Huawei MateBook X Pro (2020) review. techradar. 2020-04-21 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
7. ^ Huawei MateBook X Pro (2020) review. tomsguide. 2020-08-18 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
8. ^ Hands on: Huawei MateBook X Pro 2 Review. trustedreviews. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
9. ^ Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 Review. trustedreviews. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.
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