Thursday , December 13 2018 Ausdroid » News » Huawei confirms Australian launch of Matebook X Pro from $1,899

After a long wait – eight months, in fact – Huawei has finally brought the Matebook X Pro laptop to Australia. First announced at Mobile World Congress in 2018, the Matebook X Pro will go on sale in Australia this week at Microsoft’s flagship Sydney store.

What’s the Matebook X Pro offer?

Clearly inspired by smartphone design, the Matebook X Pro features a stunning 91% screen to body ratio, with an almost-borderless display. The 13.9-inch touchscreen has a 3:2 ratio, 3K resolution allowing for great graphics on the go.

The rest of the specs are equally impressive, though being six months old, the cutting edge has moved forward a little. The Matebook X Pro going on sale in Australia features:

  • 13.9-inch notebook with FullView display and the highest screen-to-body ratio currently on a 13-inch notebook.
  • High definition, vivid, touch-capable display, featuring a 3000 × 2000 (3K) resolution.
  • Powered by Intel’s 8th Generation Intel Core i7 8550U / i5 8250U high-performance processor
  • Sleek and ultra-slim design: just 14.6mm thick and weighing just 1.33 kg.
  • Dolby ATMOS Sound System, including breakthrough, moving audio with Dolby Atmos and custom speakers.
  • Long-lasting battery life with 57.4Wh (Typical capacity) battery and intelligent power-saving management technology enabling up to 12-hour video playback (1080P), 14-hour office work or 15-hours web browsing.

At the Huawei Mate 20 Pro launch event a couple of weeks ago, Huawei’s Australian managing director Larking Huang let this cat out of the bag. It’s clear that he is excited about bringing the Matebook X Pro to Australia:

We are delighted to be introducing the HUAWEI MateBook X Pro range with such a great partner like Microsoft. The release of the HUAWEI MateBook X Pro range marks the launch of our first-ever notebook products in Australia. The new HUAWEI MateBook X Pro range answers the local demand for stylish, convenient, feature-rich and smart products that deliver both intelligent experiences and real mobile productivity.

What’s special about Huawei’s Matebook X Pro?

There’s a number of great user experience perks, including a power button with built-in fingerprint reader that supports Windows Hello, fast booting in just 7-8 seconds, and a pop-up camera that stays out of the way and protects users’ privacy.

In Australia, the Matebook X Pro will be available in two colours – Space Grey and Mystic Silver – and two configurations:

  • i5 version with 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD storage for $1,899
  • i7 version with 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD storage for $2,599

Another welcome inclusion is a the MateDock 2, included in the box, which allows the Matebook X Pro to interface with USB-A accessories, and HDMI and VGA displays.

An unmissable Introductory & Black Friday offer

As an incentive to early customers, Huawei is offering a huge discount for Black Friday.

For a limited time only, receive savings of up to $300 for selected Huawei Matebook X Pro notebooks. Available at the flagship Microsoft Store Sydney and online at www.microsoft.com/en-au, from Friday 16 November until Monday 26 November, while stocks last.

Chris Rowland   Chief Executive

Chris Rowland

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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I’ve read that the new model is weeks away, so I would see what that means as this is essentially an old model now.

Also the pricing is dangerously close to deals that can be had on the cost of the xps15 and surface book 2 which are similarly specced, on the top end models.

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