Huawei Mate X | First laptop manufactured by Huawei

Huawei mate book x

Ever wondered what a fully pledged laptop manufactured by Huawei would look like in the flesh? The answer is a 12 inch mate book X.

The Huawei mate book X may not be Huawei’s first attempt at  computing, but it’s the first time Huawei is manufacturing a fully pledged laptop with a hinge.

Huawei mate book x

From a company famous for manufacturing smartphones, we expect good traces of mobility in it’s laptop.

Expecting a 15 or 17 inch laptop may just be requesting too much from them being that the mate book X is their first attempt in manufacturing a fully pledged laptop.

As well expected from Huawei, the Mate book X is a twelve inch laptop which is 12.5mm thin and weighs 1.05kg. It also features  accents from the apple Mac book.

The mate book X is wrapped in metal, which is supcetible to lots of finger prints stains.

The I/0 on the sides is below basic, even worse than that of the apple Mac book.
On the left side of the mate book X there is single USB 3.1 type-c port and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Huawei mate book x

On the right there is a single USB 3.1 type-c port.

Huawei mate book x

This may sound really bad, but Huawei includes a USB dock with every purchase.
It’s called the mate dock.
It features an HDMI port, VGA port, USB-A port and another USB type-c port.

Opening the lid of the mate book X takes you on journey to another dimension of the Mate book X which may appear familiar as in the case of the apple Mac book, but it’s not totally the same.

The mate book X is a twelve inch laptop that features a 13 inch IPS display with super thin bezels.

The display has a resolution of 2160 X 1440 , an aspect ratio of 3:2 which is not  far from the ones found on tablets and protected its by gorilla glass 3.

Just below it’s display is a speaker grille containing a speaker with Dolby Atmos support. And on the right hand side of the speaker grille is it’s power button which doubles as a finger print scanner.

You could actually wake and unlock the mate book X immediately​ by leaving your hand a little longer on the power button when powering it on.

Below this speaker/power button setup lies it’s beautiful full sized keyboard with backlight keys.
It’s​ 1.2mm key travel may not be very great, but it’s definitely comfortable to type on.

Huawei mate book x

Below it’s keyboard is it’s comfortable trackpad, driven with Windows precision driver’s.

From the description given above on the Mate book X, I assume a mental picture has already been painted on the aim of the mate book X.

With it’s compact size it’s lucid that Huawei aims at providing a portable laptop that can be carried around for basic laptop operations.
So the hadware featured in mate book X should be in that line.

For starters the mate book X is powered by an ultra low voltage Intel processor.

The mate book X either comes with a 7th generation Intel core i7 processor 7500U or a 7th gen Intel core i5 processor 7500U.

For storage you are offered with a choice of either a 256GB or a 521GB SSD storage.
Then for ram you have either 4GB or 8GB of LPDDR3.

The mate book X is powered by a 5449mah battery 🔋, which would take for 4mfour hours tops when watching 1080p videos.

With these hardware configurations it’s clear that the basic use of the mate book X doesn’t stray away from word editing, basic image editing and  light gaming.
Immense gaming and video editing would only lead to annoyance.
The mate book X features a fanless processor so you should not be expecting to run operations other than the basic operations listed above.

The price of the Mate book X starts with a price tag of $1,570.
Though the Mate book X seems a bit expensive for it’s features, the Mate book X knows where it belongs and it’s rightful home ownership cannot be questioned.


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