Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021 Review Rundown

Huawei Technologies | Published on 13 Apr 2021 | Last Edited on 03 Jun 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer


Photo of Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
  • Gorgeous 13.9-inch, 3:2 display
  • Long battery life
  • Decent keyboard and touchpad
  • Not the best value for money


The 2021 Huawei MateBook X Pro is really more of a warm-over than a refresh. Retaining the gorgeous 3:2 3K2K LTPS display with 100% sRGB coverage and 91% screen-to-body ratio, the 2021 MateBook X Pro now features 11th-gen Intel Core, Tiger Lake processors.
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.



Sentiment Score[*] 86%
Reviewers from Expertreviews have found the following[***]:
The MateBook X Pro has been given a 2021 refresh exactly a year on from the last update. The key change here is the introduction of Intel's latest 11th-gen Tiger Lake Core i5 and i7 processors. The new model is scheduled to be released in the UK on May 5th for £1,599.
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  • Fantastic build quality
  • Excellent battery life
  • Decent keyboard and touchpad
  • Nothing in particular


Sentiment Score[*] 50%
Reviewers from Laptopmag have found the following[***]:
The Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021 costs €1.899 (roughly $2,265.91) It has an Intel Core i7-1165G7 CPU, 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD. The 13.9-inch, 3000 x 2000-pixel display is bright and pleasant to use. For its size, the top-firing speakers are decently loud.
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  • Gorgeous 3:2 display
  • Solid keyboard and touchpad
  • Long battery life
  • Not as good as a MacBook


Sentiment Score[*] 60%
Reviewers from Notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
Despite the hand-me-down chassis design, the MateBook X Pro is still as thin and light as any other flagship Ultrabook available. The roomy clickpad is larger than the clickpad on the XPS 13 9310 for comfortable cursor control and multi-touch inputs. The keyboard suffers from the same drawbacks as most other Ultrabooks: shallow travel and somewhat soft feedback.
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  • Very thin and light for a Core i7-1165G7
  • Comfortable keyboard and touchpad
  • Quiet during low loads
  • Very good battery life
  • Slow CPU performance when on battery power
  • Cannot recharge via USB-C
  • Slow SD card reader


Sentiment Score[*] 54%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
The Huawei MateBook X Pro has seen few noteworthy positive changes over the past three years. The screen's borders (known as bezels) are extremely thin, with the display occupying 91% of the laptop's total surface area. With no room for a conventionally sized camera sensor, Huawei has opted to place the 720p webcam in a hidden pop-up button in the keyboard.
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  • Extremely thin bezels
  • Long battery life
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Poor webcam placement
  • Only one USB-C port


Sentiment Score[*] 59%
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
The Huawei MateBook X Pro gets a 2021 refresh to go head-to-head with other products in the 'luxury laptop' market. Only two finishes are available – Space Grey and Emerald Green, which might understandably confuse you given the photos of the product dotted throughout this review clearly display a blue laptop. If you care about style over features then this is still a decent purchase of course, and the premium aesthetic of this laptop outshines products that boast better functionality.
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  • Beautiful design
  • Excellent battery life
  • Great audio quality
  • Only available in China and parts of Europe at this time


Sentiment Score[*] 52%
Reviewers from Tomshardware have found the following[***]:
The Huawei MateBook X Pro has a 13.9-inch touchscreen with a 3:2 aspect ratio. At 15.51 x 8.54 x 0.57 inches and under 3 pounds, the laptop is small and light. Huawei hasn't informed us whether or not a US version will also be available.
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  • Slim, light design
  • Long battery life
  • Good keyboard and touchpad
  • Not Thunderbolt 4


  1. 1. ^ Huawei MateBook X Pro (2021) review: A fine laptop but it needs an overhaul. Expertreviews. 2021-04-01. Retrieved 2021-04-02.
  2. 2. ^ Huawei MateBook X Pro (2021) review. Laptopmag. 2021-04-18. Retrieved 2021-04-23.
  3. 3. ^ Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021 Review: A Great Laptop You Probably Can't Buy. Notebookcheck. 2021-03-29. Retrieved 2021-03-29.
  4. 4. ^ Huawei MateBook X Pro (2021) Review. Pcmag. 2021-04-23. Retrieved 2021-04-23.
  5. 5. ^ Huawei MateBook X Pro (2021) review. Techradar. 2021-06-02. Retrieved 2021-06-03.
  6. 6. ^ Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021 Review: An Attractive Import. Tomshardware. 2021-04-12. Retrieved 2021-04-13.
  7. *. 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.
  8. **. 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.
  9. ***. 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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