HUAWEI announces new MateBook PCs and more at MWC 2022

João Carrasqueira

XDA Developers

HUAWEI announces new MateBook PCs and more at MWC 2022

MWC 2022 is officially underway in Barcelona, and instead of smartphones, HUAWEI is taking the stage to announce new Windows devices at the show. The lineup of devices coming in 2022 includes a new HUAWEI MateBook X Pro, the MateBook E 2-in-1 tablet, the MateStation X all-in-one (AiO), and the MatePad Paper e-reader. All of these devices are underpinned by HUAWEI’s Super Device connectivity, enabling cross-device collaboration in HUAWEI’s ecosystem, including HarmonyOS/Android smartphones and tablets. The first device coming out of MWC 2022 is the new HUAWEI MateBook X Pro laptop, which has been completely redesigned for this year. This new model is as thin as 15.5mm at its thickest point and weighs just 1.38kg. It has a 14.2-inch display in a sharp 3120 x 2080 resolution and a 3:2 aspect ratio, plus it has a 90Hz refresh rate and can reach up to 500 nits of brightness. It’s color-accurate, too, covering 100% of DCI-P3 and touting a Delta E < 1 rating for color accuracy. Above the display, there’s a 720p webcam for video calls.HUAWEI says the new design of the MateBook X Pro (2022) allowed it to redesign the cooling system as well, promising 60% more airflow and 100% more heat dissipation compared to previous models. This allows the CPU to run at a higher wattage, though HUAWEI is still using Intel U-series processors. These are 11th-generation processors, though, so it’s not the newest hardware.The new MateBook X Pro also comes with an improved touchpad that makes use of smart gestures. For example, swiping up or down on the left edge will adjust the display brightness, while swiping the same way on the right edge can change the volume. You can also swipe left or right on the top edge to rewind or fast-forward a video or movie. Finally, you can knock twice on the touchpad to take a screenshot.The audio system is promising as well. There’s a six-speaker setup with what HUAWEI calls “sound field reconstruction” technology to deliver high-quality, powerful sound.Finally, you get four USB Type-C ports, all of which support charging – but none of them supports Thunderbolt 4. Two have USB 3.2 Gen 2 speeds, while the other two have USB 3.2 Gen 1 speeds.

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