The Ultralight laptop computer market is a jampacked yet likewise extremely rewarding sector that generally makes the headings due to the fact that these laptop computers wind up being prominent performance workhorses if you can manage them. The Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021, with Intel 11th generation CPU, has benefits that rivals must not undervalue.

Specifications review

The testimonial device we’re examining is a MateBook X Pro with an Intel Core i7-1165G7, a high-powered design. The arrangement choices are marginal given that you can just pick 16GB of RAM as well as 512GB of SSD PCIe storage space.

In some methods, it totally eliminates the headache of determining which arrangement is best, yet on the various other hand, it might trouble premium customers that desire 1TB of storage space and even 32GB of RAM. I’ll allow you make a decision, yet in my point of view, 16GB + 512GB is a pleasant area for capability as well as rate.

MateBook X Pro Design

Maximum present recline

When the initial Huawei MateBook X Pro appeared in 2018, it was an excellent layout in advance of its time. A couple of years later on, the layout structure has actually not transformed, as well as it’s been primarily concerning packing even more computer power right into the very same area.

The unibody CNC-aluminum framework quantity, slimness (14.6mm), as well as weight (1330g) coincide, as well as the ports remain in the same locations yet with interior upgrades. If anything, the frameworks’ eco-friendly shade is the only noticeable outside adjustment, as well as it is an attractive one.

The “emerald green” shade is great, yet if you wish to maintain a subtle look in the conference room, there’s likewise a “space gray” variation. I have actually not carried out any type of scrape examinations, yet if the surface area is anything like the previous variation, I anticipate the skin to hold well to scrapes as well as small acnes.

The framework is extremely stiff, as well as there is no flex when the laptop computer is shut. The display screen’s back cover is the only area where there is flex as well as will certainly flex a little bit if you push securely on the logo design location. Given exactly how slim it is, it is not unexpected.

To the upper-right of the key-board is the Power switch, which likewise functions as a finger print viewers. With it, you can utilize an intricate password for greater security without needing to kind it each time you log. It’s super-fast, as well as although Huawei presented a “phone-style” finger print+Power switch years back, lots of OEMs are capturing up recently.

Keyboard as well as trackpad

The MateBook X Pro 2021 has a comfy chiclet key-board with a 2-levels backlight. The traveling is superficial as well as appears to be somewhat much shorter than 1mm, yet that’s enough to be comfy as well as gives great responses.

That’s the standard for these slim laptop computers. Space is simply also limited to manage longer key-travel. It’s a tradeoff for hefty typers, yet I don’t anticipate individuals to be shocked by the key-board.

The trackpad is bigger than lots of Windows 14” laptop computers, as well as you can easily do one of the most intricate motions sustained by Windows. I’m not 100% certain if the trackpad surface area is Glass or Mylar, yet it really feels really smooth.

There’s an NFC sensing unit beneath the framework that functions as a sharing relate to a Huawei phone to the appropriate side of the trackpad if you have one. It’s a function called Huawei OneHop, as well as sets a Huawei phone to the laptop computer, making it much easier to file-share or remote-control the phone from the COMPUTER.

OneHop is an extremely hassle-free Huawei laptop computer attribute when utilizing mobile-first applications, particularly conversation applications, so you do not need to open your mobile constantly. Some rivals have comparable attributes, like Samsung with DEX, which collaborates with all Computers (+ pick Samsung phones).


The port circumstance has actually advanced a little bit, as well as it appears that both USB-C ports currently sustain Thunderbolt 3 as well as Power Delivery (PD). At the very least one can be made use of for reverse-charging your phone, also as the computer system is OFF.

Thunderbolt 3 (TB3) is today’s connection of selection due to the fact that it is one of the most global: Power, Display, high-speed Storage, as well as also exterior GPUs might experience that port, many thanks to the 40Gbps transmission capacity.

For the majority of people, a TB3 Docking terminal is a constant residence buddy for a laptop computer, together with rapid exterior storage space.

The full-size USB port to the right is a USB 3.2 Gen1, the most up to date development of that port. Of program, there is the timeless 3.5mm sound earphone port to the left.


The cam is still concealed in between the F6 as well as F7 feature secrets as well as will certainly appear when required. It can catch 720p pictures as well as video clips as well as is similar in high quality to what you can locate on the premium laptop computer market. The high quality is rather much from a selfie video camera on a Huawei phone – that’s true for all laptop computers we took a look at.

The video camera’s area is superb for personal privacy given that you recognize specifically when it gets on or OFF (I assume that there is no power in all when it is shut). However, the disadvantage is the concentrate on your nostrils throughout video clip telephone calls.

Technically, there are video camera components tiny sufficient to suit the MateBook X Pro leading bezel, as well as we can just really hope that in-screen punch-hole web cams will certainly make their method to computer systems at some time.

Sound high quality

The quad-speaker, the upward-firing stereo, generates a great-quality audio that’s near-perfect for enjoying films as well as teleconference.

The initial MateBook X Pro was when the best-sounding laptop computer we checked, yet Lenovo’s soundbar layout has actually taken that area with a noise that has even more ‘body’ as well as much better spatialization, although in a bigger form-factor.

I ask yourself if a collaboration with Dolby or DTS might substantially aid Huawei exceed the large high quality of the audio equipment due to the fact that it’s testing to picture bigger audio speakers throughout this framework.

MateBook X Pro Display

The 13.9-inch (3000×2000) present with a shiny coating is a favored attribute as a result of the 3:2 facet proportion as well as the slim bezels. Many individuals favor 3:2 over 16:9 due to the fact that there’s even more upright area, resulting in greater performance in lots of applications.

When enjoying (16:9) films, some area is shed on top as well as lower, yet that’s a sacrifice that many individuals, including me, agree to make. I invest far more time functioning than enjoying films on these ultralight laptop computers.

The illumination requirements are 450 NITs, yet we determined it at 550 NITs utilizing a conventional light meter. The present high quality is usually extremely high with a superb shade range (determined at 97% sRGB) as well as a great comparison proportion.

MateBook X Pro Speed

Thanks to the 11th Gen Intel Core i7-1165G7, the MateBook X Pro 2021 ratings extremely well in CPU standards such as Geekbench, both in solitary as well as multi-core examinations. That claimed, it is not that away from the 10th gen Core i7-1065G7 we formerly checked.

If you have CPU-heavy work, there are larger, extra power-hungry laptop computers that have much better outright efficiency. However, if you check out the “CPU performance per Lbs” it is clear that the MateBook X Pro optimizes what’s feasible within a tiny framework.

From a graphics efficiency perspective, the Intel incorporated GPU is really respectable as well as takes care of to be ~50% faster than the initial MateBook X Pro (GeForce MX150) in “gaming” examinations like 3DMark TimeSpy. This Core i7-1165G7 likewise goes beyond in 2015’s Core i7-1065G7 graphics efficiency by the very same margins.

And that is why this laptop computer reveals wonderful “graphics performance per Lbs” amongst slim as well as light laptop computers, particularly those utilizing the 10th gen Intel graphics. As you can see, bigger laptop computers like the Yoga i9 15” or devoted pc gaming laptop computers like the MSI Stealth 15M will certainly include greater pc gaming rate as a result of their distinct GPUs as well as larger framework.

This laptop computer can play video games in tool setups, yet the warm will certainly develop fairly promptly, which is rather regular for this type aspect.

The SSD efficiency is impressive, with 3488 MB/s in consecutive checks out, 3000MB for composes, so you must not really feel any type of disk I/O constraints while utilizing it.

MateBook X Pro Battery life

The 56Wh battery capability remains in line with various other 14-inch laptop computers as well as stands for a great tradeoff in between capability as well as weight.

With the battery setups to “Best battery” as well as the display screen at 110 NITs of illumination, we ran a workplace performance examination for a continual 10 hrs as well as 7 mins, which is wonderful, although not phenomenal.

The billing rate is oddly not as high as the initial MateBook X Pro. But one hr of fee must obtain you from 0% to 80%, which is rather appropriate. Huawei’s 65W battery charger is really tiny as well as it is really significant for vacationers.


The Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021 proceeds its precursors’ heritage by bringing the most up to date computer efficiency in very early 2021 to customers as well as loading an extraordinary efficiency for its dimension.

It likewise demonstrates how positive the initial framework layout was due to the fact that it stays among the most effective ultra-compact 14” (13.9) laptop styles on the marketplace.

However, there is even more competitors than ever before in the ultralight sector, as well as the MateBook X Pro 2021 faces vicious rivals with the timeless Dell XPS 13 (+Gen11 CPU ), M1 Mac laptop computers, as well as Lenovo X1 Carbon simply to mention a couple of we are really acquainted with.

Sold for around ~$1865 in the UK, it approaches a Dell XPS 13 or a MacPublication Pro with a comparable arrangement.

This laptop computer has a conclusive side if you currently have a Huawei mobile phone as the Laptop/Phone assimilation is extremely hassle-free as well as well past today’s Windows/Android assimilation.

Overall item ranking: 9/10

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