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HUAWEI MateBook X 2020 launches in China with 3K display, pressure-sensitive trackpad, and more


Huawei officially launches MateBook X 2020 in China as the successor to the original from 2017. It features a similar design as the MateBook X Pro 2020 from earlier this year and even shares most of its specifications with it. The only thing that makes it stand out is the fact that it is the first Windows laptop to feature a pressure-sensitive trackpad.

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HUAWEI MateBook X 2020 Specifications

The newly announced HUAWEI MateBook X 2020 sports a 13-inch 3K ( 3000 x 2000 pixels) LTPS LCD touchscreen panel with 3:2 aspect ratio, 90% screen to body ratio, 100% sRGB color gamut, 1500:1 contrast ratio, 400 nits brightness, 178° viewing angle, and 10-point multitouch.

It is powered by up to 10th generation Intel Core i7-10510U processor paired with up to 16GB 2,133Mhz LPDDR3 RAM and 512GB NVMe SSD. Unfortunately, none of the variants features a dedicated GPU.

Further, the body of the laptop is made of magnesium-aluminium alloy and it weighs only about 1Kg. Also, it measures only 284.4 x 206.7 x 13.6 mm in dimensions. Since it is slimmer than most thin and light laptops in the market, it uses a fanless heat dissipation system.

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Huawei MateBook X 2020 Frost Silver
Frost Silver

Huawei MateBook X 2020 Interstellar Blue
Interstellar Blue

Huawei MateBook X 2020 Green Mountain Daisy
Green Mountain Daisy

Huawei MateBook X 2020 Cherry Blossom Powder
Cherry Blossom Powder

Talking about the elephant in the room, the pressure-sensitive trackpad included in this laptop makes it the first Windows laptop to come with this hardware. Huawei calls it Free Touch, which is vaguely inspired by Apple’s Force Touch trackpad on MacBooks. It is capable of detecting various pressure levels and even provides vibration feedback.

Other features of this new Huawei notebook includes 4 x speakers, 2 x microphones, pop-up camera, backlit chocolate keyboard, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, 2 x USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack, 42Whr battery, and support for 65W fast charging.

HUAWEI MateBook X 2020 Price and Availability

Intel Core i5-1021U 8GB + 512GB 7,999 yuan ($1,156)
Intel Core i5-1021U 16GB + 512GB 8,999 yuan ($1,300)
Intel Core i7-1051U 16GB + 512GB 9,999 yuan ($1,445)

It comes in four colors namely Frost Silver, Interstellar Blue, Green Mountain Daisy, and Cherry Blossom powder. But not all the colors are available at launch.

The new Huawei notebook will be available for pre-order starting August 19 and will go on sale from August 24. It is currently limited to China but will be certainly hitting other markets like any previous laptops from the company.

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