The best all-around laptop right now comes from an extremely unlikely source. You’ve probably never thought of Huawei for your next computer because you didn’t realize the company even made laptops or if you did, you knew that its earlier efforts were disappointing. But Huawei’s MateBook X Pro nails the complete package of portability, power, keyboard, trackpad, display, and design better than anything else you can buy. It has the latest processors from Intel; optional discrete graphics for more processing power; a gorgeous, high-resolution touchscreen that stretches to the very edge of the laptop’s frame; and a keyboard and trackpad that are comfortable to use with almost no issues.
The MateBook X Pro’s standout feature is its display, a 13.9-inch 3000 x 2000 pixel touchscreen that’s bright and colorful and has a great aspect ratio for productivity work. It is arguably the best screen you’ll find on any laptop this year. That display is mated to an aluminum chassis that’s as premium as you’ll find, and has both modern USB-C ports and a traditional USB-A port for existing peripherals.
Huawei’s new MateBook X Pro is the best laptop right nowFor performance, the MateBook X Pro has an eighth-generation, quad-core Core i5 or Core i7 processor, up to 16GB of RAM, and an optional Nvidia MX150 graphics card, which is strong enough for light gaming or creative work. The battery is good enough to last between seven and eight hours between charges, which isn’t the longest lasting battery, but average for this class of laptop.
On top of all that, the MateBook X Pro costs less than many of its rivals, without cutting corners in materials, performance, or features.