Huawei, well known for its smartphones, is launching a new thin flagship laptop powered by an Intel CPU and a 3.1K screen.
Coming in 14.2in size and using an LTPS (low-temperature polycrystalline silicon) panel, the MateBook X Pro 2022 boasts a 3.1k (3120×2080) resolution at a 60Hz or 90Hz refresh rate alongside 10-point multi-touch support. Huawei also advertises a 1500:1 contrast ratio and support for DisplayHDR400 thanks to 500 nits maximum brightness, while being factory calibrated to an average delta-E of less than one.
Going inside, we find a quad-core 11th Gen Intel Core i7-1195G7 processor (12th Gen MateBooks are expected later in the year) alongside integrated Iris Xe Graphics (96 EUs at 1.4Ghz), 16GB of LPDDR4x memory, a 1TB NVMe SSD, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1 and finally a 60Wh Lithium Polymer battery.
For I/O, it is nice to see the use of four USB-C ports supporting data, charging and display, plus a 3.5mm (2-in-1) audio jack, a 720p HD camera, six speakers and four microphones. High-quality audio is clearly a primary focus this time around, while regular niceties such as a backlit keyboard and fingerprint reader are both present.
A 92.5 per cent screen-to-body ratio makes it a beautiful piece of kit that tips the scales at just 1.38kg, but as tends to be the case with the Chinese manufacturer’s hardware, global availability and pricing remains unknown.
The supplied 90W USB-C power adapter supports fast charging, and one upgrade we’re pleased to see is the improved webcam, which now sits above the display for more comfortable viewing.