The Verge is showcasing what it seems to be the bets laptop on the market for now.
The MateBook X Pro’s design is not original. In fact, I’d call it a wholesale ripoff of Apple’s MacBook Pro. (Even the color is called “space grey,” which might be the most unoriginal thing I’ve seen since smartphone notch mania.) But I don’t really have a problem with the MateBook’s appearance because Huawei did basically everything right when it comes to design.
The smooth metal finish is as premium as it gets, the tolerances are tight, there’s no flex in the chassis or display, and the display hinge works exactly like it should: I can lift it open with just one finger and the whole laptop stays put. That’s something most laptops can’t accomplish.
In addition, the MateBook has two USB-C ports (one of which supports Thunderbolt 3), plus a USB-A port, so I can plug in most accessories without needing a dongle. If I need to plug in a video cable, like HDMI or VGA, Huawei throws an adapter in the box for no extra charge. Another clever trick: the power button has an integrated fingerprint scanner that makes logging in a breeze.
The MateBook is under 15mm thick when closed and weighs just under three pounds, which makes it just as portable as Microsoft’s Surface Laptop, Dell’s XPS 13, and Apple’s MacBook Pro. You can get lighter computers, but I’ve had no issues toting this thing back and forth to the office on my long commute.
Of course, the MateBook is way more interesting when you open it because then you see it has a 13.9-inch touchscreen display with the trimmest bezels you’ll find on any laptop. Huawei claims a screen-to-body ratio of 91 percent, which is even more than you’ll get on smartphones with full-screen displays. The net effect is not only a great and immersive viewing experience, but it means the footprint of the MateBook is the same as most computers with a 12-inch screen, only with a noticeably larger display.
The MateBook’s screen is a stunner, too: it’s a high-resolution, vibrant, and bright touchscreen with a 3:2 aspect ratio that makes productivity tasks such as working with documents or browsing the web much easier than on widescreen displays. It has everything I look for in a non-gaming laptop screen.
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