The laptop for travellers: MateBook X Pro – Intel Core i5-8250U from Huawei

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Choosing a new laptop means that you will have to decide between several models.Some computers have power, others have more basic features.To make the choice easier, we have judged this Huawei MateBook X Pro according to what you are going to do with it.
After reading this article you will know if this model suits your needs.

MateBook X Pro adapted to surf the internet?

Just because your use of a laptop is limited to e-mail and web browsing sessions, doesn’t mean you should buy any model.It is necessary to be able to count on a quality laptop that will not let you down in 2 years, due to obsolescence.A fairly powerful multi-processor, but one that won’t require you to take out a credit to pay for it.This product will thus perfectly meet your needs.A laptop that meets all the requirements! This is what the MateBook X Pro from Huawei seems to be.
With a 13.9 inches size, you’ll be able to carry it easily. It MateBook X Pro comes standard with a touch screen; one more argument if you are not a regular mouse user, or if you don’t have a space available. The overall design is of quality and is made to last. A product made to last a long time. The engineers fromHuawei have designed an interesting model with solid internal and external components.
A reasonable choice equips this model; the Intel Core i5-8250U. Considering that the components evolve very quickly, Huawei offers a laptop of good quality that will remain a good choice over several years. Contrary to a video editing style use that requires computing power, this model is correct for surfing the internet; a use that does not require too much computing power. A standard equipment with 8 Gb of RAM. Even if it has free slots in which you can add memory strips, it’s more than enough to get you started.
The 256 Gb make this laptop a mid-range laptop in terms of available space. Almost the same as its competitors and what is currently done on the market, you will have room to store. Huawei comes with this MateBook X Pro a laptop that you’ll keep for a few years before it becomes obsolete.
Finally, thanks to an autonomy of 12 hours, you will have enough time to browse the web in Internet browsing mode with active Wifi. This is one of the most important laptops on the market at the moment compared to other laptops. A feature that will keep you surfing for a long time.

MateBook X Pro for videos?

You are considering laptops for standard multimedia use (watching movies, storing photos, listening to music)! Huawei offers the MateBook X Pro perfect for that. It’s easy to find much better ones, although you won’t find any in this price range.
It is sometimes complicated to choose among all the laptops, which ones are specifically designed for this type of use; this section is made to identify if this model is made for you.
As for the screen, it is a model of reduced size, 13.9 inches, with a 3000×2000. Nevertheless, the colours remain beautiful, with detailed contrasts in the images. The major disadvantage of its small size is that in multimedia mode, watching a movie can be tiring for your eyes. The main advantage linked to this size, on the other hand, is its overall weight: 1.33 kg that it will be easy to take anywhere.
Offered with a glossy slab finish, this MateBook X Pro product is particularly suitable for multimedia-oriented use. Enhanced contrast, sharpness and color brightness are the main benefits you will get from this MateBook X Pro. On the other hand, you may feel visually tired after 2 or 3 hours of viewing.
For the sound part, the MateBook X Pro is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. To test the audio quality, we turned up the volume with a movie trailer and then with a few songs of different types. Even if it does well, this laptop will not be able to compete with a good hi-fi system. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
The MateBook X Pro has a processor Intel Core i5-8250U, a little more powerful than average, compared to those dedicated to office automation. Although it is in the middle of the range, this processor will be able to evolve according to your future needs, and in the immediate future will allow a good compatibility with all your peripherals. So your multimedia sessions will be fluid.
As far as applications are concerned, did Huawei not install any. There’s only the operating system. This is a Windows 10 Famille on which you can install the software you need. Can only be VLC to manage the audio and video part.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one Nvidia GeForce MX150, which with 8 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
Few possibilities will be offered to you for the connection part. Indeed, it MateBook X Pro has only 1 ports. Not enough to connect everything; you’ll have to choose.
Either it’s something you’re going to use while travelling or on the go, or you’re between your office and the living room.On thisMateBook X Pro, Huawei indicates 12 hours of autonomy, a better performance than the competition. Enjoy streaming, locally or on your Netflix session, or any other streaming platform.

The MateBook X Pro to use while travelling.

One of the primary functions of a laptop is to be easily transportable. With this in mind, we tested the MateBook X Pro. Is it made to be taken on trips, packed in your luggage ? Will it be designed for your home-to-work transfers? Should you only consider it for weekend trips with your family? Or finally, is this laptop, as in many homes, just a replacement for a fixed computer?
It appears that it is one of the best fulfilling the main criteria for nomadism, which are size, weight, quality of materials, and availability of wifi.
With a weight of 1.33 Kg, it is easily transportable. It’s one of the best in its class. It’s hard to have a large, lightweight laptop; the compromise is made according to your use. A 13.9 inches size that can be painful when you have to stay there for more than an hour.
Huawei has decided to provide a touch screen on the MateBook X Pro. Here you will be in a familiar environment; an ease of use that is identical to your smartphone. It’s up to you to make accurate navigational selections.
The backlit keypad of this MateBook X Pro is simple and convenient for when you’re in a taxi or a dimly lit subway. In addition, it is well designed with quality materials.
The glossy slab offers better viewing comfort than the previous model. Its screen displays good image definition and beautiful colours. The disadvantage will come in the event of using it outdoors with a lot of light.
No anti-reflective tile is provided on this model. Also, you will avoid using this laptop outdoors or with too much light.
A processor Intel Core i5-8250Uthat allows this computer to be equivalent to other laptops in terms of power and power consumption.
The manufacturer estimates a possible range that you can reduce. It is unlikely that you will reach manufacturer’s figures; rather, consider 70-80% at best.
Regarding the autonomy of this laptop, you will have 12 hours before having to reconnect; that is to say one of the best csore on the market.
In order to reduce the risk of breakage while on the move, this model is equipped with a 256 Gb SSD hard drive. This disk technology (solid-state drive), tried and tested for more than 20 years, allows to store data, on the same principle as the usb key. With no moving mechanical parts, there is less risk of brittleness and produced heat .For those who do not have enough space on the disk, it will be necessary to go through the option of a subscription on the cloud; the price decreases regularly.
Thanks to a reduced space requirement, departures on holiday with all the plane-bus-hotel transfers will be simple. Its 13.9 inches screen is so compact that it’s almost the size of a large tablet.
The connector part is less well supplied, with only 1 possibilities. Currently on all available models, it is the laptop that has the poorest equipment.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
In conclusion, it can be considered that this MateBook X Pro can be used for travel purposes.

The MateBook X Pro- the right model for audio or video editing ?

If you’re serious about editing and creating music, then you pay a lot of attention to processor speed and memory. Clearly, this MateBook X Procorresponds perfectly to the need related to this use. Since the last generation designed by Huawei, there have been many improvements on the components. It is a laptop designed for multitasking presented with Windows 10 Famille, which will allow to manage at the same time the audio-video applications consuming calculations.
Possibly for occasional use, the processor Intel Core i5-8250U will allow you to perform certain tasks, if they are initiated individually. With its 8 Gb of RAM, it has enough memory for image processing. All the applications you’ll need to get started are available. If on the other hand you start on pro applications, it will be necessary to add more memory.
The designers of Huawei have chosen a single disk, an SSD, for this laptop. As a reminder, an audio and video editing use, involves a large capacity hard disk drive for storage, and speed of execution with an SSD. Here with 256 Gb you will have enough space to store everything. It is nevertheless one of the good laptops in terms of storage, compared to its competitors.
The interest of the laptop is to be able to be used in unplugged mode. Being only on batteries, you have 12 hours of autonomy at your disposal. This is the best on the market today.
On the connection side, the MateBook X Proi s equipped with USB 3 technology. The latest convenient protocol for interfacing computers and electronic devices such as external hard drives. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
It MateBook X Pro is consequently well designed for this type of use. Perfectly designed for audio video use. And at a price that is well ranked.
With this MateBook X Pro product, Huaweioffer us a good start for an advanced use of audio and video editing. 

The MateBook X Pro- the right model to play with?

If the question you are asking yourself is “Can I play games with this laptop?” then the answer is yes, even though most computers today can meet this need. For a long time, laptops were not powerful enough to be used to play games. With this MateBook X Pro, the engineers of Huawei have succeeded in balancing the right graphics chip, the processor with enough power, the screen with the right size and the cooling that goes well.
Simply put, the higher the screen resolution, the more accurate the details in a game. This model is proposed in resolution 3000×2000, that is to say one of the best on the market.
The graphics Nvidia GeForce MX150 card and processor Intel Core i5-8250U will be sufficient to fill your screen. Thanks to the technical elements installed on this laptop, the card Nvidia GeForce MX150 and the processor Intel Core i5-8250U are raised to a very good level.
During the tests we ran on this laptop, the components used by the brand’s engineers proved that they could hold the load.
For a gaming laptop to be effective, it is necessary to be exceptional in terms of power. It is among the best in terms of GPUs (Graphics Processing Unit).
An average capacity/price ratio that makes this MateBook X Pro an interesting choice when you’re looking for a 256 Gb drive. A feature that interested those, and there are still many, who want to install and play locally.
Because you will have to carry it sometimes, you will appreciate its weight, 1.33 Kg, among the lightest of the moment.
It has an autonomy of 12 hours, more than many others.
In conclusion, we have been seduced by the balance between performance and components. Be aware that in addition, you will benefit from an autonomy of 12 hours. And if necessary, you can even use it for office functions between two games.

MateBook X Pro the right choice for office automation ?

In case your unique and main everyday use is a tool for office automation, Huawei may have put a rather low computer on the market. Here are the main reasons.
Huawei has designed this new laptop for the majority of users. It’s the latest version of Windows 10 Famille that’s running it.
Not all basic office applications may be available on this model. It’s up to you to download and/or purchase the software suite that suits you. Assuming that you will have to take this laptop to the office, on a trip, or any other travel, you will appreciate its weight. A weight of 1.33 Kg, which makes this computer one of the best in the lightest category.
No numeric keypad comes standard on this model. Unless you only do word processing that does not require its use.
This MateBook X Pro has no matt slab. The Matte screen is ideal for use outdoors or near bright light. The disadvantage of this is that the same light may tire you out over time. Concerning light intensity, is is: not so good for eye comfort and work, but powerful in the dark to watch videos.
If you plan to use your computer at the end of the day, in total darkness or semi-darkness, opt for a backlit keyboard such as the one offered on the MateBook X Pro.
Storage in this model is in the middle of what is available elsewhere. About 256 Gb, more than enough for office use.
Simply put, it’s not MateBook X Pro the best choice for office use. Or for occasional use, knowing that due to its technical characteristics it will be obsolete in less than 3 years.

In short, is the MateBook X Pro, the right choice ?

This laptop is finally the one that allows you to enjoy its excellent performance whatever the use you will make of it. Compact, elegant and efficient, the MateBook X Pro is the perfect tool for anyone who wants a mobile computer.
Simply put, we were not convinced for uses such as :
– office tasks
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– listening to music and watching videos
In summary, we advise this model for :
– surfing on the internet
– travel use
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games