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 (upbeat music) - If you could make the perfect laptop, what would it include? It'd probably have a great display, great keyboard, great track pad, It'd be small and portable,have plenty of power and of course reliable battery life and then it has all the ports you need to connect all of your peripherals. This is Huawei's new Matebook X Pro and it is not the perfect laptop. There's definitely a couple of things here that will be deal breakersfor some of you out there. But, if your looking for a small laptop that can go anywhere andhandle almost any productivity or entertainment need, this is the best laptop you'll find. (upbeat music) It starts with the design and materials, which to be perfectly frank, are a complete ripoffof Apple's MacBook Pro. Even the color is called "Space Gray" which is like "come on." But, I really don't haveany problem with that, because the Matebook X Pro is well built, it's got a smooth metal finish all around, it's compact and portable, it does basically everythingright when it comes to design. Even things like opening thescreen with a single finger, work just like they should. On top of that Huawei's managed to put, not only two USB-C ports, one of which supports full Thunderbolt 3, but it also has a standard USB-A port, so I don't need a bunch of dongles or adapters for most accessories.


And if you do need toplug in something else, like a video cable, Huaweithrows in a dongle in the box. It gives you an HDMI port, a VGA port, and another USB-A port. (hypnotic music) Now when closed, the Matebookis under 15 millimeters thick and it weighs less than three pounds, which makes it just as portable as any other laptop in this class. That makes it super easyto carry around everywhere, whether you're on a reallylong commute to work, like I've got, or maybe you're just movingfrom class to class at school. But it's obviously way moreinteresting when you open it, because then you see that it has a 13.9 inch touch-screen display, the trimmest borders you can get. Now Huawei says it's screento body ratio is 91% here. Which is more than any other laptop and more than even most smart-phones with edge to edge screens,like more than the iPhone 10. It's pretty stunning to look at and not only that, the screen's bright, it's vibrant and it's high resolution. It's also a three by two ratio, which makes productivity tasks, like working with documents or browsing the web ormultitasking way easier than on wide screendisplays that many other Windows laptops have. Now, this isn't aconvertible laptop or tablet. It's basically a straightforwardclamshell design. The Matebook also hits otherbasics out of the park. There's a great back litkeyboard that's low profile but not as shallow as Apple's. It's got a giant, smoothtrack pad that supports all of Windows 10's gestures and it's power button has anintegrated fingerprint scanner.


 Even the four speakersare louder and clearer than virtually any otherlaptop in this size range. The hits don't stop under the hood either because the Matebook XPro is loaded with specs. There's two versions you can buy. The one has a Core i5 chip, 8 gigs of RAM and 256 gigs of storage. But, the model that I've been testing has a quad Core i7 processor, 16 gigs of RAM and 512 gigabytes of storage. It also has an NVIDIA MX150 graphics card, which can handle some lightgaming and graphics work. Basically the Matebook XPro is powerful enough to handle any sort ofproductivity or office task I can throw at it. (music) Now here are the two things that might be deal breakers for some of you but, probably aren't that bigof a deal for most people. Now, as you can see, there's no webcam in the frame around the display because basically there's no room for it. So, Huawei built the webcaminto this trick, pop out button in the middle of the keyboard. It's a wild feat of engineering. It's a really clever solution, because when it's closedit disables the camera, so you don't need to put somegross tape over your webcam.


But, even as clever as this is, it kind of sucks to use becausethe viewing angle's so low and the quality of the actualcamera inside isn't great. It's the same problem Dellhas with its XPS laptops, it's all up the noseand fingers in the way when you're on a video call. Which means that if you haveto make a lot of video calls for work, like I do all the time, it's going to be a bit of a problem. Now, the other thing that mightbe a deal breaker for some is the Matebook's battery life. I wouldn't say it's bad. I'm averaging betweenseven and eight hours with my typical work flow,again lots of web browsing Slack, Twitter, email,video watching, et cetera and it's actually betterthan Dells comparable XPS 13 or the touch bar equipped MacBook Pro.

So, aside from those two points, there really isn't anythingelse to complain about with the Matebook X Pro. Even the version of Windows10 that's running on this is Microsoft's Signature Edition. So, there is no added bloatware,or annoying trial software, like McAfee to deal with. And here's the kicker, I haven't even gotten to the price yet. In Europe it's pricedat 1499 Euros to start, which converts to roughly 1800 US. But, if you're here in the US, the base model starts at 1200 bucks and the fully kitted outrig that I've been testing, is just 1500. There's no other laptop on the market that offers this muchbang for that little buck. Which means that if you'relooking for a new laptop, the Matebook X Pro is the best one to buy. Hey, thanks for watching. What do you think aboutthe Matebook X Pro? Be sure to let me knowin the comments below. And if you haven't seen it yet, we have a brand newchannel for Verge Science. Be sure to check it out atyoutube.com/vergescience. 

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