The best windows laptop in 2018 just got better.
One of the main laptop highlights in CES was the Huawei MateBook X Pro 2019. Featuring the same beautiful design and display, the Chinese company added a few features and upgrades internally to make a run for the best windows laptop in 2019.
The aluminum unibody chassis remains available in Mystic Silver and Space Gray. Housing that clean design is the beautiful and large 3:2 13.9-inch IPS touchscreen display. With over 91% screen-to-body ratio, it hides yet again the web camera along and beneath the function keys.
Port selection has seen improvement with a Thunderbolt 3 capable of running an external GPU like the massive RTX 2080. All the while providing an audio jack, a USB 3.0, and another USB-C port.
Within a powerful ultrabook, the MateBook X Pro 2019 newest feature brings easier phone-to-laptop communication. Through Huawei Share, an NFC-enabled Huawei phone needs only to be rested beside the trackpad to allow for up to 30Mbps wireless transfer.
Huawei Share paves the way for copying and pasting text to the clipboard, recording the screen of either device, transferring images after capture, and a whole lot more. Further, the company even included a three-finger swipe down on the laptop’s display for a quick screenshot.
Connectivity gets improved too with Bluetooth 5 and Wi-Fi card that supports up to 1.733Gbps DL speed.
As for specs, it packs a 15-watt 8th gen processor with an option for a discrete Nvidia GeForce MX250 GPU.
With a global release date of April 2019, the base model with no dedicated graphics starts at P65,000 or about $1200 in the US. The Core i7 is available with 2GB MX250 graphics for $1500 or about P79,000 pesos.
Huawei MateBook X Pro (2019) specs, price, release date in the Philippines
- Display: 13.9-inch LTPS IPS, 91% screen-to-body ratio, 3000 x 2000, 3:2 aspect ratio, ~260ppi, 10-point touchscreen
- Design: all metal
- CPU: Intel Core i5-8265U or Intel Core i7-8565U
- GPU: (i5 – Intel UHD Graphics 620), (i7 – Intel + NVIDIA GeForce MX250 2GB DDR5)
- RAM: 8GB or 16GB LPDDR3 2133MHz RAM
- Memory: 256GB or 512GB PCIe SSD
- Ports: audio jack, Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps), 2 x USB-C, USB 3.0
- OS: Windows 10
- Battery: 57.4Wh
- Release date: April 2019 (global), June or July in the Philippines TBC
- Price: Base model with non-discrete GPU SRP starts at $1200 or P65,000 pesos | Core i7 at $1500 or P79k Philippine pesos