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Review Roundup for the Huawei MateBook Pro – could it the best laptop of 2018?

A look at what reviewers around the web are saying about the latest offering from Huawei.

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Alright, folks, the reviews are in for the all-new Huawei MateBook Pro. We’re here to round up all the best reviews and feedback regarding Huawei MateBook Pro. From the looks of it, the reviews are all positive, with a few exceptions. But with anything, you can judge for yourself.

The format is simple. We’ll outline key sections from each review in quotations, with a link pointing back to the original review for further reading. There’s no particular order, but all of the reviews sourced here are from trustworthy publications I read on a normal basis. If none of the links I provide here help you out, I’ll drop an additional link at the bottom where you can find more.

So, without any further delay, here’s what some of the best leading publications in tech have to say about the new Huawei MateBook Pro.


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Image: TechRadar

The Good
bright display
Incredibly slick
sensible design
Strong all-around performance
Terrific battery life
The Bad
No SD card slot
Clever webcam is still flawed
Mystic Silver is Core i7 only

Frankly, we’re stunned by Huawei’s sophomore effort in the laptop category. In one fell swoop, the MateBook X Pro presents an overwhelming alternative to our favorite laptop, the Dell XPS 13, and the MacBook Pro.

Read the full review: Meet 2018’s first new best laptop

Laptop Mag

huawei matebook

Image: Laptop Mag

The Good
Fast performance
Exquisite screen
Comfortable keyboard
Long battery life
Both USB Type-C and Type-A ports
The Bad
Limited availability

The Huawei MateBook X Pro is a speedy machine with a gorgeous display, comfortable keyboard and solid battery life. We would easily recommend this over the 13-inch MacBook Pro, if it were easier to buy this machine in the U.S. And while the MateBook X Pro’s high import price was once a dealbreaker, that’s no longer the case.

Read the full review: Huawei MateBook X Pro Review

The Verge

huawei matebook

Image: The Verge

The Good
Immaculate materials and design
bright display with very small bezels
Great keyboard and trackpad
Lots of power
Both USB-C and USB-A ports
The Bad
Terrible webcam
Average battery life
Occasional fan noise

The MateBook X Pro’s performance and design alone win it high marks right away, but once the price is factored in, it becomes a no-brainer. Its few faults are only an issue if you happen to make a lot of video calls from your laptop or you need your computer to last longer than a work day away from an outlet. Everything else is as good or better than any other laptop I’ve used.


Well, that’s about it. If you want to browse through some more reviews, click here and it will lead to a broader selection of links.

The Huawei MateBook Pro is now available – if you can find it in stock. The device starts at $1,199.99 for the i5 model.

What do you think? Does the new offering from Huawei look interesting to you? Let us know in the comments.


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