Yearly refreshes have become a way of life for the tech scene, and Huawei is no exception to the rule. The Chinese giant has been refining its laptop line with each passing year, pushing out upgraded flagship models and bringing new features to its ecosystem of devices. For 2022, the family will continue to grow with three new additions to its Singapore pool, with the MateBook X Pro leading the charge.
The 1.26kg laptop comes armed with a 14.2-inch FullView Display, a 92.5 percent screen-to-body, a 90Hz refresh rate, and a resolution of 3,120 x 2,080 for increased viewing immersion. To boost colour accuracy and consistency, there will be support for the DCI-P3 and sRGB dual-colour gamuts, as well as universal colour consistency technology.
It also boasts a 12th Gen Intel Core processor under the hood, and is able to reach a Thermal Design Power (TDP) of 30W, which means it can deal with complicated tasks and multiple applications easily – and for a longer time now, courtesy of the Huawei Shark Fin Fan cooling system.
As for those who like to keep an eye on device performance, the Super Turbo upgrade lets you do so by displaying hardware status, such as CPU and GPU memory, hard disk, and battery. It’ll additionally be able to recognise more use scenarios and support more optimisation strategies, allowing for faster processing speeds.
A new feature of the 2022 series is Super Device, which allows the MateBook X Pro to connect with Huawei phones, tablets, monitors, and Visions for cross-device collaboration. It’s a nifty multi-tasking tool that seeks to improve workflow efficiency, with the Huawei Mobile App Engine also granting easy access to mobile apps via AppGallery on the device.
Other notable features include a six-speaker set-up, new AI Camera capabilities like free background switching and hardware-level beauty enhancement, intuitive air gestures, and TÜV Rheinland Eye Comfort 3.0 Certification that helps to ensure extended eye comfort – a first for the laptop industry. Want to turn pages without using a cursor? Simply swipe up or down, and the job is done.
Accompanying the MateBook X Pro are the MateBook 16s and MateBook D 16, both of which ship with a 16-inch FullView display, a 12th Gen Intel Core i9 processor, and the Super Device feature. Weighing 1.99kg, the former boasts a screen-to-body ratio of up to 90 percent, a 2,520 x 1,680 resolution with 3:2 aspect ratio, and a maximum brightness of 300 nits. The MateBook 16s also runs on the Intel Xe graphics card, and offers conference solutions that include a 2MP, 1080p camera, dual microphones, and AI noise reduction algorithms.
In comparison, the MateBook D 16 is a little more lightweight at 1.7kg. It sports a 16:10 aspect ratio, a 12th Gen Intel Core H-series processor, the Huawei Shark Fin Fan cooling system for improved airflow, and a quad-mic setup along the sides. Similar to the MateBook 16s, this laptop comes outfitted with conferencing tools as well, such as a 1080p AI Camera and the FollowCam feature, which adjusts the screen in real time to keep the speaker in the centre of the shot.
The MateBook X Pro (2022) will be available in Singapore from 5 August 2022, with three colour variations up for picks: Ink Blue, White, and Space Grey. Meanwhile, the MateBook 16s and D 16 are expected to land on 19 August 2022, with pre-orders going live on 5 August. Pricing details are due to arrive at a later date.