Huawei MateBook X Pro Arrives In The US, Starting At $1,199

The Huawei MateBook X Pro notebook has landed in the US where it is presently listed for purchase via three outlets - Amazon, Newegg, and the Microsoft Store. The notebook is available in two variants and relatively pricey, with buyers being expected to spend $1,199 for the entry-level configuration. Additionally, the product is paired with $150 and $300 gift cards on Newegg and Amazon, respectively, whereas the Microsoft Store offers the notebook at a discounted price to students, parents, teachers, and military personnel.

The $1,199 price tag is associated with the Huawei MateBook X Pro equipped with the 8th generation Intel Core i5-8250U CPU clocked at a base frequency of 1.60GHz and a maximum frequency of up to 3.40GHz. The CPU is paired with an Intel UHD 620 graphics processor, 8GB of LPDDR3 RAM clocked at 2133MHz, and 256GB of SSD storage. In contrast, the variant priced at $1,499 is equipped with an Intel Core i7-8550U processor with a base frequency of 1.80GHz and a maximum rate of 4.0GHz. The Intel Core i7 is paired with a 2GB NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics card, 16GB of LPDDR3 RAM clocked at 2133MHz, and 512GB of SSD storage. Aside from these differences, both models share roughly the same characteristics, including a 13.9-inch LTPS touchscreen with a resolution of 3000 x 2000 and active pen support, a 57.4WHr Li-Po battery that should provide up to 15 hours of usage, according to the manufacturer, and Dolby Atmos audio, as well as Bluetooth 4.1 and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac connectivity. The notebook also features a fingerprint reader, two USB Type-C connectors, one USB 3.0 port, a 3.5-millimeter headphone jack, and a camera hidden beneath a keyboard key. As expected, both models come with the 64-bit build of Windows 10 Home Edition.

Amazon offers the notebook along with a $300 gift card, though the product is listed out of stock as of Tuesday morning EST. Meanwhile, Newegg presently has only the Core i7 model in stock for $1,499, along with a limited-time offer of a $150 promotional gift card. Finally, Microsoft lists the notebook at the same price as the other two retailers, but the tech giant also has special pricing for eligible customers, bringing the cost of the Core i5 and Core i7 models down to $1,079 and $1,349, respectively.

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