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Huawei MateBook X Pro 2023 review: notebook excellence

In this review we take a close look at a true top of the range from Huawei, the MateBook X Pro 2023, with sublime technical characteristics

We had the pleasure of trying one of the new flagships of the Chinese multinational, this one MateBook X Pro 2023 in fact it surprised us for its technical characteristics and design enviable. Some flaws, however, have also been found but we will have the opportunity to talk about them. Let’s not waste time talking and let’s dive right into the full review.Huawei MateBook X Pro 2023 review: notebook excellence

Packaging and unboxing | Huawei MateBook X Pro 2023 review

The unboxing experience of the brand new Huawei MateBook X Pro 2023 it undoubtedly lives up to the expectations of a product of fascia premium. From the moment you lift the lid, you are enveloped in a sense of care and attention to detail that Huawei dedicates to its devices. The packaging itself is a testament to understated elegance, with high-quality finishes and a minimalist design that reflects the distinctive style of the series MateBook. The internal layout is carefully studied. Below the carefully placed laptop is located the power supply. This is not just any power supply, but a generous charger USB-C da 90 wattwhich promises fast and reliable charging performance.

Technical features

Before delving into the user experience, let’s quickly recall the technical characteristics that seem to us to be of primary importance.

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-1360P 12 x 1.6 – 5 GHz, 64 W PL2
  • GPU: Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs,
  • RAM memory: 16 GB LPDDR5-5200 Dual-Channel
  • Screen: 14.20 pollici 3:2, 3120 x 2080 pixel 264 PPI, capacitive, TMX1422, IPS, 90 Hz
  • Motherboard: Intel Alder Lake-P PCH
  • Storage: SSD 1 TB, of which 885 GB free
  • Weight: Just over a kilogram

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2023 review: notebook excellence

Construction and Connectivity | Huawei MateBook X Pro 2023 review

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2023 inherits the fundamental design of its predecessor, the model of the 2022. The use of high-quality materials remains constant, contributing to a harmonious balance between resistence e portability. The tactile experience is greatly enhanced by the soft-touch finish that adorns all surfaces, elevating the overall haptic quality. A meticulous selection of materials contributes to the overall feeling of opulence and structural robustness expressed by the entire device. While a subtle bending is perceptible in the areas of the upper keyboard and central that anyway does not affect the use in any way.

Speaking of connectivity, the MateBook X Pro 2023 offers a set of ports for one great variety of uses. positioned on the left, due porte USB-C are equipped with support Thunderbolt 4, while an additional pair of USB-C ports are positioned on the right side. However, it is included in the package adapter for USB-A. However, it is worth noting that integrating an adapter with a RJ45 socket (for the Ethernet cable) would undoubtedly improve the versatility of the device, especially for networking needs. A strongly distinctive point of the MateBook X Pro 2023 lies in the innovative function Super Device. This feature yes integra in fluid mode with a variety of Huawei devices, ranging from tablets to smartphones and monitors. Effortlessly facilitating the transfer Of contents among these interconnected devices, the Super Device function enriches the overall user experience of the ecosystem, exemplifying theHuawei’s commitment to a connected technology experience and smart. To conclude with connectivity, let’s say that the Huawei MateBook X Pro 2023 is equipped with the modern Intel AX211 communication module, allowing the use of the 6 GHz frequency (Wi-Fi 6E) and Bluetooth 5.2 for wireless connections.

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2023 review: notebook excellence

Keyboard and Touchpad | Huawei MateBook X Pro 2023 review

The keyboard of the MateBook X Pro 2023 is already familiar from the MateBook X Pro 2022 model and offers an excellent solution for those who usually work intensively with the keyboard. Key travel is short, barely 1,5 mm. The two-level backlight in white helps in dark environments, but it has to be activated manually. The keyboard area is also equipped with a fingerprint reader, which works flawlessly.

Il touchpad is equipped with numerous features useful that were directly inherited from the previous version. Therefore it is useless to deny that the touchpad is one of strengths that the MateBook X Pro 2023 offers, distinguishing it from the various competitors. Huawei bundles several functions under the name “FreeTouch”, which include interesting gestures. For example, you can swipe along the two vertical edges to adjust screen brightness or volume, also supported by a touch effect. Swipe along the top edge to fast forward through videos or music. Normal use of the touchpad works excellently. Just like in devices Apple, the touch is accompanied by feedback aptici, with a smooth and quiet clicking noise.

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2023 review: notebook excellence

Screen and speakers | Huawei MateBook X Pro 2023 review

This Huawei MateBook X Pro 2023 does not feature nothing new compared to the predecessor in terms of screen. However, this absence of novelty does not constitute in any way an inconvenience. Conversely, the screen remains one of fundamental pillars of this laptop. While not adopting the technology OLED, the display is notable for its 90Hz refresh rate and a 3K resolution, first-rate characteristics from every perspective. The liveliness of the chromatic tones and intense blacks make this screen extraordinary both for work activities and for the use of recreational content. Furthermore, it is also surprising for its chromatic precision.

The width of the screen, which measures 14.2 inch, it houses a system of six directional loudspeakers on its sides. These speakers, with their ability to produce a fairly full and immersive sound, are ideal for enjoying a few serie are Netflix. However, it is important to point out that while they may satisfy occasional music listening needs, they may not be the preferred choice for those looking a complete musical experience and fulfilling.

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2023 review: notebook excellence

Performance and Battery | Huawei MateBook X Pro 2023 review

And here we are in the key paragraph of each review: how does this MateBook behave in everyday use? Surely the processor, which we remember to be a thirteenth generation i7, combined with 16 GB in RAM make the use truly satisfying and complete. In fact, the CPU offers an appreciable increase in performance compared to the previous generation. This CPU is up to the chip M2 Apple’s standard, featured in their latest MacBooks for performance and speed. With the addition of 16GB of RAM, the laptop features enough power to easily manage web browsing and Excel spreadsheets. In addition, it is also a valid option for work on light photo-editing and video-editing software.

For the most demanding users (whether editing 4K video, creating 3D assets or playing the latest games) you are likely to find limited by the power of P-series CPU and the lack of a dedicated GPU. However, for most users, the power a disposition And more than enough.

Moving on to the battery side, despite the improvements in terms of efficiency due to the thirteenth generation processor, the situation does not change in this case either. The battery life certainly cannot be described as poor, as the laptop managed to last for over ten hours in our consistent HD video playback tests. However, it is evident that it falls just below average. The battery offers enough power to tackle a full working day, provided that the tasks are not too demanding. On the practical side at least, things are simple: charging is done via USB-C and all four ports of the laptop can be used. The speed is remarkable: the compact 90W included managed to bring the battery back to the 60% capacity in just thirty-four minutesstanding among the fastest on the market.

Conclusions and price

And full, mature notebook and give it solid performance and elevated. Only some concerns remain about the price and autonomy. The first perhaps a little high, considering that it can hardly be used as a main PC from content-creators who abuse energy-intensive software; the second, autonomy, slightly limited compared to competitors but still largely sufficient for a typical day. For the rest there is nothing more to say: the aesthetics And sublime, the screen, combined with the touchpad and keyboard, return a enviable feedback. Using it is certainly a pleasure. One-handed opening And magica, as well as the performance and the webcam which enables the Facial recognition (also very accurate).

A PC that cannot fail to be recommended to all workers, students and university students looking for a Nice PC to look atbut most of all PERFORMANCES and fulfilling. What do you think about it? Let us know with a comment below and continue reading to stay updated on the latest news and more.


Plus points

  • Design and materials
  • Webcam and facial recognition
  • TOP keyboard and touchpad
  • Good quality speakers
  • General performance

Points against

  • Autonomy not at the top
  • Prezzo
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