A new version of the Huawei MateBook X Proa bit of a surprise since a MateBook X Pro was announced in February at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2022 tech event.
In addition to the jump from 11th Gen Intel processors to the latest Alder Lake P-series chips, which have significantly faster multi-core performance, Huawei also curiously calls its new “skin soothing” texture. We’re not sure what that means, but in a promotional video, Huawei calls it a “skin-smooth cutting-edge feel.”
The new Huawei MateBook X Pro is also available with a magnesium alloy body, an upgrade over the standard aluminum version. There are two new color options for this premium finish. The white is a classic alternative to the aluminum model’s standard gray and the Ink Blue version is an interesting slate shade with a blue tint that’s quite attractive.
With 16GB of memory and up to a TB of SSD storage, this should be a very capable laptop for most office work and would be very responsive for casual needs. This isn’t the best option for a heavy workload and it’s not a gaming laptop with its Intel Iris Xe graphics.
With a 14.2-inch, 500-nit touchscreen that refreshes at 90Hz, it’s big and bright enough to handle spreadsheets, photos, and videos just fine. The screen should be nice and sharp with its 3K resolution. Two Thunderbolt 4 ports and 2 USB-C ports, Wi-Fi 6E, and Bluetooth 5.2 provide plenty of connectivity options, making the new Huawei MateBook X Pro 2022 a solid choice for a thin and light laptop.
It is not known if this intriguing laptop will land in the United States. NotebookCheck estimated US prices based on Chinese prices given as starting at approximately $1,330 for the aluminum-bodied Intel Core i5-1240P model and $1,922 for the highest configuration with the magnesium body and Intel Core i7 processor -1260P.