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Huawei Matebook X review: The cost of a Windows PC with a MacBook design

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Huawei has been slowly pushing its way into the PC market. Its first attempt came in the $699 Matebook, a two-in-one device that couldn't stand up to similar devices due to its lackluster performance, bad battery life, and tendency to overheat.

While in the same device family, the new Matebook X is very different from the original Matebook. It's a true Windows ultrabook whose design inspiration borrows heavily from Apple. With its super-thin frame, brushed metal finish, and overall minimalistic construction, the Matebook is challenging Apple's MacBook not only in design, but in performance as well. The Matebook supports up to a Core i7 processor, up to 8GB of RAM, and up to 512GB SSD. But Huawei has to prove that all the power it has packed into the tiny laptop can make the Matebook X a better option than other competing Windows notebooks.

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Huawei goes after Apple’s MacBook with new thin-and-light Matebook X

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Huawei has only been making PCs for a few years now, but the company has been paying attention to its competition. Today, Huawei announced a new laptop, the Matebook X, which looks like Apple's MacBook with its slim profile, light metal body, and fanless design. The Matebook X has many of the same features as the MacBook, but Huawei added its own practical flare to this Windows notebook, which may be enough to make it stand out.

At first glance, you might mistake the Matebook X for the MacBook if you overlook the Huawei logo in the middle of the lid. Huawei describes the material the 13-inch notebook is made of as "microencapsulated phase change material," and it looks and feels like metal. The company claims this construction is better at absorbing heat produced by the machine, so it shouldn't overheat like other laptops. It measures 12.5mm thick at its widest point, which is just slightly thinner than the Macbook's 13.1mm thickness. The Matebook X will come to the US in two colors: space gray and a warm, bronze-like gold called "prestige gold." China will receive an extra rose gold version.

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With the MateBook X, Huawei finally has a MacBook to call its own

 When the MateBook launched last year, plenty of sites were quick to position it against Apple’s offerings. There were caveats, of course. Namely, the fact that the device was a touchscreen two-in-one. Now the company’s done messing around. Alongside the updated version of last year’s model, the company has launched a device designed the compete with the MacBook straight on. Read More

Huawei gives smartwatches another shot

watch-2-active-rightfront Smartwatches are hard. Recent numbers certainly reflect that fact. Motorola bowed out and Pebble simply evaporated. This week at Mobile World Congress, Huawei continues the good fight with the simply titled Watch 2. So, at least you know what you’re getting. On a whole, it’s a pretty straight forward proposition. The new wearable looks a lot like its predecessor, which Huawei… Read More

Watch Huawei’s MWC conference live right here

screen-shot-2017-02-25-at-6-04-00-pm Huawei’s press conference at MWC in Barcelona is about to begin. The conference starts at 2 PM CET (1 PM GMT, 8 AM EST). The company has already said that it’ll unveil the P10, its new flagship phone. You can expect a double camera system and a big update across the board. Huawei has become a leading brand, especially in China. So it’s going to be interesting to see how… Read More

Huawei said to be building its own voice assistant

Huawei P8 Last year, Huawei leapfrogged a couple of fellow Chinese hardware companies to secure its spot as the third-largest smartphone maker worldwide. As the company takes aim at the No. 2 spot, it’s apparently working to differentiate itself even more from the competition by developing more proprietary tech, adding to a list of components that already includes its own in-house chips. According… Read More