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Huawei MateBook X Pro now in SA; Pricing, impressive features to blow your mind away

The ultimate elegant high-performance flagship laptop, the Huawei MateBook X Pro is now available at selected retailers in South Africa, along with the MateBook D 16. Retailing at R39 999 and R25 999 respectively, in this article, we delve into some of the impressive features notably from Huawei MateBook X Pro that will sure blow your mind away. 

Now available at selected retail stores in South Africa, the high-performance flagship laptop, the MateBook X Pro was among the main stars of Xperience Huawei global event on Thursday (August 18).

Boasting a 3.1K Real Colour Huawei FullView Display, 12th Gen Intel i7 processor and visionary Super Device features, it brings the MateBook series’ signature design and innovation DNA with a new and unique minimalist design – as highlighted by the ultra-slim magnesium alloy body.

Thanks to the Evo certified 12th Gen Intel Core processor, consumers can expect unparalleled peak performances. In addition to the futuristic Super Device features which enable seamless multi-device collaboration, it incorporates a premium overall user experience, thanks to a number of impressive features as listed below: 

Real Colour FullView Display

The all new Huawei MateBook X Pro features a 14.2-inch screen with 3.1K (3120 x 2080) high resolution and 264 PPI with the company’s iconic Real Colour FullView Display and advanced Universal Colour Consistency technology, all which enable exceptional visual experience with stunning effects.

Additionally, consumers can switch between a 60 Hz and a 90 Hz refresh rate depending on their needs. Thanks to the application of advanced techniques such as the Micro-arc Oxidation Coating process, a new skin-soothing metallic body is created out of magnesium alloys for the new device.

Size is an important consideration when choosing a new laptop, and at just 1.26 kg in weight, it lands it among the most portable laptops available in the market today.

Chic and lightweight laptops are now the new standard, in that regard Huawei MateBook X Pro doesn’t disappoint.

The Huawei MateBook X Pro reaches a Thermal Design Power (TDP) of 30W under Performance Mode. This flagship device comes with 16 GB LPDDR5 5200 MHz dual-channel high-speed memory and supports up to 1 TB NVMe PCIe SSD (also available in 512 GB) for more an efficient read, storage and compression of large files and smoother switchover across multiple tasks.

Multi-Device Collaboration

The MateBook X Pro multi-device collaboration to a whole new level, thanks to Super Device, bringing super productivity with a cohesive multi-device experience. It enables users to effortlessly connect to other Huawei devices nearby and collaborate seamlessly. For an example, you can simply place the Huawei FreeBuds 4i, mouse or speakers close to the MateBook X Pro and it will automatically identify the other Huawei devices and provide a prompt and easy pairing.

In addition, with smartphones like the newly launched Huawei Mate Xs 2 and tablets like the new MatePad 10.4 ( 2022 edition), once users have wirelessly connected their phone, they will see its UI (User Interface) appear on their laptop screen, so they can operate it as if their smartphone and laptop are one device.

 Users can access and edit their files, use and manage up to three phone app windows simultaneously, take video or audio calls from their phone through the MateBook and even use the mouse and keyboard to control their smartphone.

The MateBook X Pro is also able to connect to the Huawei MateView GT monitor, so you can view your work on an even larger screen.

Cutting- Edge AI Camera Features

The MateBook X Pro’s pressure-sensitive touchpad utilises eight independent piezoelectric ceramic plates for comprehensive vibration feedback. The touchpad responds to taps instantly. Additionally, the device comes with an HD camera on the top narrow bezel, which integrates the AI camera features to support the video effects of beauty and virtual backgrounds.

Users can select and apply video effects by going to the Control Centre at any given time.

The Multi-Use Charger

Consumers also get a 60Wh (rated capacity) super large battery and a compact 90W charger supporting SuperCharge with the Huawei MateBook X Pro. The charger can be used to charge laptops, phones and tablets, making it a perfect companion during trips.

The MateBook X Pro also features a quad-mic setup that is placed along the edges. Together, they support voice pick-up from sources of up to five meters away.

Not only this, the Huawei MateBook X Pro is also equipped with six speakers. The sound system, in combination with the company’s Targeted Sound Field technology, brings impressive stereo sound with clear sound layers and sense of direction.

Huawei MateBook X Pro: Availability & Pricing

The Huawei MateBook X Pro is available in a Premium Edition in South Africa, and retails for R 39 999 from the Huawei online store or at selected retailers, including Vodacom and Incredible Connection.

If you’re looking for a high-performance laptop that seamlessly gets more things done, using the power of multi-collaboration, then look no further than this newly launched Huawei MateBook X Pro, Premium Edition.

N.B: In recent years, Huawei has made concerted effort to move beyond Google Services, by successfully launching and operating – as part of Huawei Mobile Services – its own viable Google Play alternative, the Huawei AppGallery, and it contains a number of descent apps, including Microsoft, Amazon, TikTok. It even has its own alternative to Google Maps called Petal Maps – which offers navigation, live traffic and public transport information. 

For those looking for core apps from big tech companies that aren’t yet available on Huawei’s App Gallery – be it Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or Netflix – and even those from Google itself, notably Gmail, Petal Search lets users download APKs of apps to the latest Huawei phones and devices, which scan the files to ensure they’re safe before you can install them. 

Tankiso Komane
Tankiso Komane
A Tshwane University of Technology journalism graduate, Tankiso Komane has a vast experience in print & broadcast media business and has worked for some of the country’s biggest daily newspapers, including The Sowetan, The Citizen, The Times, and The New Age. Through her varied work as a journalist, notably as a copywriter for SABC1 (On-Air promotions) and as a publicist for Onyx Communications, she has developed an in-depth understanding of the nature of the media business and how to use it for the purpose of exposure. Her expertise in journalism across various disciplines, coupled with a good reputation, has laid the foundation of a new kind "trust in Journalism" as the media ecosystem continues to digitally evolve.
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