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Huawei MateBook X Pro (2020) Review Rundown

Huawei Technologies | Published on 21 Mar 2021 | Last Edited on 24 Mar 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer

Overview

Photo of Huawei MateBook X Pro
  • Beautiful 3:2 aspect-ratio display
  • Decent battery life
  • Only one Thunderbolt 3 port
  • Only one USB-C 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

expertreviews[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 87%
Reviewers from Expertreviews have found the following[***]:
The Huawei MateBook X Pro (2020) is finally available to buy in the UK. It's a premium Windows 10 portable designed to compete with the likes of the Dell XPS 13 and Apple's MacBook Pro line of notebooks. It comes with a vivid and incredibly sharp 14in 3K touchscreen, a beautifully made dark-grey all-metal body and a great keyboard and touchpad.
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Pros[**]
  • Fantastic 3:2 aspect-ratio display
  • Excellent battery life
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

notebookcheck[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 64%
Reviewers from Notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
Huawei's MateBook X Pro is a compact subnotebook with a 13.9-inch touchscreen display. The 2020 model comes in the exact same case as before, and all the Chinese manufacturer updated are the processor (Intel Comet Lake) and the dedicated Nvidia graphics card (GeForce MX 250) The display's theoretical maximum brightness of 450 nits was far surpassed by the 530 nits our review unit achieved.
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Pros[**]
  • Bright, high-contrast IPS display
  • Very good battery life
  • Good input devices
Cons[**]
  • Only one USB-C port
  • Low color space coverage

pcmag[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 75%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
The 2020 version of Huawei's MateBook X Pro still looks and feels like the original. The screen is bright and punchy, and although we have not put it through a proper comparison, there's little we could find qualms with. The keyboard is well-spaced and well-balanced, and the trackpad underneath it is surprisingly large for such a small laptop.
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Pros[**]
  • Slim, ultraportable design
  • Bright and punchy screen
  • Long battery life
  • Touch functionality
Cons[**]
  • Screen bezels are small

techadvisor[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 78%
Reviewers from Techadvisor have found the following[***]:
The 2020 edition of Huawei's flagship laptop doesn't change much. A spec bump and a dashing new green finish are enough to remind us just why we've been fans of the MateBook X Pro every version so far. The laptop boasts the same ultra-slim chassis, just 14.6mm thick and clocking in at 1.33kg in weight. The tall, 3:2 aspect ratio display is back, once again surrounded by bezels that are barely there.
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Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous design
  • Excellent battery life
  • Decent performance for the price
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

techradar[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 75%
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
The Huawei MateBook X Pro (2020) is the latest flagship laptop from the Chinese manufacturer. It's now available in the UK, and is also available in mainland Europe, Asia, Russia, Latin America, Japan and the Middle East. It has a newer 10th generation Intel CPU versus the 8th generation one found in the MacBook Pro 13-inch, and a lot more storage. The keyboard hasn't changed since the last model, and that's no bad thing.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Decent build quality
  • Decent battery life
  • Good keyboard and touchpad
Cons[**]
  • Not as good as previous models

tomsguide[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 71%
Reviewers from Tomsguide have found the following[***]:
The third-generation Huawei MateBook X Pro (2020) is here. Once again it is hoping to steal sales away from Dell's XPS series and maybe the odd MacBook Pro user too. Huawei's laptop offers decent specs, with a stunning display, strong audio abilities and excellent integration features for Huawei phones.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Stunning 3K, 3:2 (3,000 x 2,000) display
  • Strong audio performance
  • Great battery life
Cons[**]
  • Keyboard is a bit hot

trustedreviews[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 81%
Reviewers from Trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The MateBook X Pro 2 is the latest version of Huawei's top-end laptop. It has a new Intel 8th-gen Core i7 8565U Whiskey Lake CPU and Nvidia GeForce MX250 graphics. There's also a bump to Thunderbolt 3 in the USB-C ports and Bluetooth 5.0. Dolby Atmos is onboard to help with audio and there's a quad-mic array for video chats.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Fantastic display
  • Great battery life
Cons[**]
  • Not as good as last year's model
  • Camera isn't the best

trustedreviews[8]

Sentiment Score[*] 84%
Reviewers from Trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
Huawei has been making excellent Windows 10 laptops for a few years. The MateBook X Pro 2020 might just be the best yet – even if it doesn't offer too many upgrades over the outgoing model. The i7 version with the 1TB reviewed here costs £1699, while an i5 version with half that storage will set you back £1399.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous 13.9-inch display
  • Excellent keyboard and trackpad
Cons[**]
  • Poor webcam
  • Poor battery life

references

  1. 1. ^ Huawei MateBook X Pro (2020) review: A mild update to a mighty fine laptop. Expertreviews. 29 January 2021. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  2. 2. ^ Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 in Review – Compact Laptop with Performance Issues. Notebookcheck. 04 June 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  3. 3. ^ Huawei MateBook X Pro (2020) Preview. Pcmag. 29 April 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  4. 4. ^ Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 review. Techadvisor. 16 July 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  5. 5. ^ Huawei MateBook X Pro (2020) review. Techradar. 21 April 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  6. 6. ^ Huawei MateBook X Pro (2020) review. Tomsguide. 18 August 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  7. 7. ^ Hands on: Huawei MateBook X Pro 2 Review. Trustedreviews. 24 February 2019. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  8. 8. ^ Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 Review. Trustedreviews. 17 February 2021. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  9. *. 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.
  10. **. 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.
  11. ***. 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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