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Huawei’s MateBook X Pro – the premium touchscreen laptop

Huawei MateBook X Pro is the latest release with a promising powerful performance in a sleek, stealthy metal frame, aiming squarely at the top of the premium everyday laptop heap.

With a 91-percent screen-to-body ratio that trumps the Macbook Pro, the 3K (3000 x 2000) 13.9-inch panel offers an immersive experience. Text and images are sharp, and the screen is bright enough to keep it at around 70 percent in our initial tests.

The 10-point touch screen offers a new way of interacting with the device, which can make work faster by easing the burden on the trackpad. Think using an iPad Pro as a work machine, but with a reliable keyboard.

The screen is meant to be touched, Huawei said, made out of Gorilla Glass with an anti-fingerprint coating.

The wide keyboard with backlit keys feels solid when typing and hides the camera in the topmost row, as in the MateBook D15. The power button doubles as a fingerprint sensor for added security.

Huawei is positioning its laptops like its smartphones in terms of battery endurance. The 57 Wh lasted for a full day of work from home in our initial test. The bundled 65-watt charger also supercharges Huawei smartphones and wireless earbuds cases.

The MateBook X Pro comes with Huawei Share for seamless file sharing between phone and laptop. It runs on the 10th generation Intel Core i7 with 16GB RAM and 512GB to 1TB of internal storage.

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