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Huawei Matebook X Pro 2020 Review: The Ultra UltraBook?

Simon Skinner - 2 years ago

Finding the right laptop can be a tricky endeavour, especially when you’re looking for a windows system that offers Macbook Pro power. Well, Huawei believes they’ve achieved just this with the Matebook X Pro. We got hands on to put it under some pressure to see if it could handle life with a professional videographer or photographer’s workload.

Huawei Matebook X Pro 2020

Before we begin here’s the list of specs we were working with.

  • 10th Gen Intel Core i7
  • Nvidia GeForce MX250
  • 16gb Ram
  • 1TB SSD
  • 13.9” Touch-Screen
  • 100% sRGB
  • 3000×3000 Resolution

On paper, the Huawei Matebook X Pro 2020 looks ready capable for a range of editing tasks and as we loaded up our video files in Premiere Pro, it became quickly apparent that it was able to handle day to day video editing. If you need to chop out an edit, then you could, but 4K video files will really slow down your workflow.

Moving over to photo-editing and the Huawei Matebook X Pro handles the workload much better. The touchscreen makes it convenient to zoom in and out without the need for keyboard shortcuts and the screen itself is super-sharp and colour accurate. The colour accurate display means you’re getting the right colours and getting the imagery to look the way you intend.

From our tests, we can say it’s not a powerhouse but a great choice of laptop for hobbyist to serious enthusiast photographers and videographers. It’s beautifully made and has been designed for what we feel is best suited to a photographers workflow with the fantastic 3K display.

The Matebook X Pro model is the line from Huawei and really is designed for lightweight to medium processing tasks, such as a little bit of video editing with Premiere Pro or lightweight AAA gaming. It’s a lightweight and productive machine that will operate as well as it looks. Just don’t put it under too much pressure.

5/5

PhotoBite Huawei Matebook X Pro review -
Huawei Matebook X Pro:- From our tests, we can say it’s not a powerhouse, it is designed for what we feel is a photographers workflow, the fantastic colour accurate screen and 3k display. The Matebook X Pro model is the line from Huawei and really is designed for lightweight processing tasks such as a little bit of video editing with Premiere Pro or a bit of lightweight AAA gaming

Pros

  • Small form factor
  • Plenty of processing power for day to day tasks
  • Great battery life

Cons

  • No SD card slot
  • Webcam creates awkward angle
  • Not quite enough power for video editing

About the author

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Simon Skinner

Co-founder // Editor

Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.