Huawei MateBook X Pro 2024 in for review


This is the Huawei MateBook X Pro for 2024 and it’s easily the best laptop Huawei has ever made.

The MateBook X Pro is thin-and-light with power to spare, and in this generation, it’s more premium than ever.

The retail box has a 90W charger, a separate USB-C cable, a USB-C to USB-A dongle, and USB-C headphones, something we haven’t seen in earlier generations of the MateBook X Pro.

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2024 in for review

The MateBook X Pro has always had razor-thin bezels and a premium display and in this generation, the series makes the jump from LTPS LCD to OLED. The panel is outstanding. It’s a 14.2-inch 3:2 aspect unit with a 3120x2080px resolution and 100% coverage of the Adobe RGB, sRGB, and P3 gamuts.

It also packs a peak brightness of 1,000 nits when viewing HDR content. Huawei claims it ships with an average Delta-E of <1, but we’ll check that out in our review.

Finally, the panel has a faster 120 Hz refresh rate that you can either lock or let it toggle to 60Hz and 120Hz, depending on what’s on-screen.

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2024 in for review

The processor has seen a major jump in performance. The previous generation MateBook X Pro relied on Intel’s P-series chip, while this year, you can scale up to the Core Ultra 9 185H processor – a much more potent chip. Huawei touts that the Intel Arc Graphics inside the new MateBook X Pro is 100% faster than the Xe inside the Core i7-1360P.

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2024 in for review

The keyboard is redesigned in this generation. The keys are wider and have a more tactile feel. The 1.5mm key travel is retained though. It’s impressive on a machine that has slimmed down to just below 1 kg (980g). That’s a nearly 30% decrease in weight, despite the move to a bigger 70Wh battery (vs 60Wh).

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2024 in for review

We have the Morandi Blue unit and there are also White and Black models to choose from. The laptop has a soft-touch metal chassis, similar to the “skin-smoothing metallic body” of its predecessor.

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2024 in for review

The only area where the new model is a step down from its predecessor is the port selection. You have a single USB-C on the right and two Thunderbolt 4-capable USB-C on the left – the old model had an extra USB-C port on the right.


Three USB-C ports, two of them Thunderbolt 4
Three USB-C ports, two of them Thunderbolt 4

Three USB-C ports, two of them Thunderbolt 4

We’re testing the MateBook X Pro 2024 and will bring you a review when we have all the numbers.



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