Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021 Kenya In The Test: Thin, Beautiful, and Toned

Huawei is currently very well known for its smartphone products and accessories. But nowadays, Huawei has started to look to show its teeth in Kenya on its laptop devices. Unabashedly, they have also launched a premium laptop called Huawei MateBook X Pro with a beautiful and thin design.

Jul 3, 2021 - 13:55
Jul 2, 2021 - 14:19
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021 Kenya In The Test: Thin, Beautiful, and Toned

The MateBook X Pro laptop has also been powered by the 11th Generation Intel Tiger Lake processor, the Core i7 1165G7. This processor has embedded an integrated graphics card called Intel Iris Xe, which is still intel's most powerful built-in graphics. This graphics card will give you a display through the touchscreen Screen mateBook X Pro.


Huawei also provides a considerable battery capacity on this thin laptop. Huawei promises a battery with a life force of 10 hours at a total of 56 Wh. Surely this will make it can be used all day to work in the office or at home.




  • 2.8GHz Intel Core i7 1165G7 (4C8T) processor, 4.7GHz Turbo
  • GPU       Intel Iris Xe
  • RAM      16 GB LPDDR4 3733 MHz
  • Storage Toshiba M.2 NVMe PCI-e 1 TB
  • 13.9-inch LTPS 3000×2000 touchscreen 3:2
  • WiFi 802.11 ax or WiFi 6
  • Weight 1.33 kg
  • Windows 10 64 Bit operating system
  • Size 304 x 217 x 14.6 mm
  • Four cell 56 Wh battery


Specifications like this are undoubtedly suitable for use by business people as well as creators. With solid performance, MSME businesses can also use it for various activities to improve their business performance. Then how fast is this laptop?



The charger given on this device is quite fun. The device uses a USB-C to USB-C charger with 65 watts of power. Uniquely, matebook X Pro can also be charged using a smartphone charger that uses USB-C.



Maybe consumers will get bored with black or silver when buying a laptop. This may be different from the MateBook X Pro, which already uses this aluminum body. In addition, the design also makes the device not easily dirty from fingerprint marks.

The screen used on Huawei MateBook X Pro is a type of LTPS with a glossy model. The resolution is 3000×2000 with dimensions of 13.9 inches and a ratio of 3:2. The screen itself is very comfortable to watch videos with full HD resolution and easy to operate because it supports touch (touchscreen). The thin frame on the top, right, and left also makes this laptop more beautiful.

Speaking of thin frames, it will have an impact on the placement of the webcam. Luckily, Huawei is smart enough to put its camera between the F6 and F7 keys. The keyboard itself is also quite comfortable with short touch responses. The design between the keys is also close enough that it is comfortable to use for typing.

For touchpads, Huawei uses a strong glass material. Huawei named it Free Touch, which will recognize click responses anywhere on its touchpad area. Click sensitivity on Free Touch can also be set on its built-in apps. Due to its large dimensions, it is sometimes quite annoying when typing on Huawei MateBook X Pro.

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With its thin design, there are not many ports provided by Huawei on its MateBook X Pro. On the left side will only be found 3.5 mm audio as well as two USB-C ports. For the right side, only a USB 3.2 port is located. So, users have to buy an external reader if they want to read microSD or SD cards.


This thin laptop uses a Core i7-1165G7 processor, commonly known as Tiger Lake, and has an integrated graphics card called Iris Xe. Iris Xe used on the Core i7-1165G7 itself has 96 Execution Units that make it tight. The processor has four cores with eight threads with a speed of 2.8 GHz that operates on top 12 watts to 28 watts. Tiger Lake itself already uses 10 nm SuperFin lithography.


to watch the video, this laptop can last for 10 hours and 11 minutes. Of course, when used in light Office use, the results may take longer. But if used to do video rendering and gameplay, it seems to run out faster.

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What I quite like about this laptop is its ability to be recharged with a smartphone charger. As long as it has a USB-C cable, this laptop can be charged even with only 10 watts of power. If pressed, use the existing smartphone charger. This laptop can also be charged using a power bank.

Is the Huawei MateBook X Pro worth it?

Choosing a laptop that business people, MSMEs, can use, and content creators are tricky because there are too many choices. Moreover, nowadays, some laptops aimed at that market share have a reasonably slim dimension. However, the laptop presented by Huawei with its MateBook X Pro should be considered as one of the options making it a safe laptop.

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By using Core i7 1165G7, the performance of this laptop is no question. Therefore, content creation will be more convenient because it will be completed quickly and without heat. In addition, this laptop can still be used to play games.

This laptop has a pretty good battery life and can reach about 10 hours. But if you want to use it and do not carry a charger, use a smartphone charger. If the smartphone charger does not exist, a power bank can also charge this laptop battery. So, you no longer have to struggle to find a power outlet.


How much is the Huawei MateBook X Pro? The laptop now costs KES 250,000. The price is relatively high for a computer that uses Core i7-1165G7 without a discrete GPU. But at that price, you can get a laptop with a ratio of 3:2 that will be very rarely found on the market.



Fast performance with Intel Core i7-1165G7

Up to 10 hours of battery life

Use a touch screen with accurate colours

Charging the battery using USB-C and can be with a wide variety of chargers

Slim body and also light


The sale price is high, almost 31 million for the Core i7-1165G7

Although intelligent, the webcam at the bottom will look strange on the screen

No card reader and Kensington Lock

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Joseph Richard Joseph is a graduate of Mathematics and Computer Science (Applied Option). With expertise in Technology and Finance, he brings his knowledge to the field, demonstrating an authoritative understanding of these interrelated areas. Joseph is pursuing a Master's in Software Engineering, further expanding his skill set.