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