Huawei Matebook X Pro rocks a pop-up webcam for enhanced privacy

By: Costea Lestoc
2 minute read

The Matebook X has been acknowledged as Huawei’s first genuine ultrabook when it was launched back in 2017. Now, the company keeps things going on the right track and debuts another great machine at Mobile World Congress this year: the Matebook X Pro.

The Matebook X Pro brings a few improvements for the features sported by its predecessor that are worthwhile checking out.

A more extended array of specs and features for increased security

Probably the best security-related feature included in the Matebook X Pro is its webcam. After you open the machine, you’ll get to see a 14-inch, 3,000 x 2,000 touchscreen and it has almost no bezels on the four sides.

The company said that the Matebook X Pro has a 91% screen-to-body ratio. In other words, this means that it’s much lighter compared to other similar ultrabooks. This is thanks because other systems come with a webcam placed near the display panel embedded at its top.

It’s safe to say that the Matebook X Pro offers the most immersive screen experience due to the webcam placement. The camera lies under a camera button in the middle of the keyboard. When you press that button, a tiny webcam pops us from the chassis.

Design and main specs & features

The Matebook X Pro is made from an aluminum alloy, and it comes in grey and silver. It’s 14.6 mm thick, and it weighs 2.9 pounds. It comes with one USB Type A port along with a USB Type C and a Thunderbolt 3 ports. The machine’s keys are black, and it comes with a full-sized keyboard with self-adjusting backlight and a large trackpad.

There are four mics included in the Matebook X Pro that allow Cortana to pick up your voice from anywhere in the room. Other essential specs include the 8th –gen Core i5 or it CPUs, 8GB or 16GB RAM, and 256GB or 512GB of storage space.

The battery promises to last up to 15 hours. Huawei made a partnership with Microsoft, so the Matebook X Pro will run Windows 10 Home Signature Image Edition.

Pricing & availability

We don’t have any information on availability just yet, but the pricing will be somewhere around $1,850 when the machine is launched.

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