Why the MateBook X Pro Beats the MacBook Pro (by a Lot)

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It looks like Apple's got a copycat on its back, but the Huawei MateBook X Pro is more than an imitator. Not only is the MateBook X Pro's screen just as bright and colorful as the MacBook Pro's, but its more-modern CPU and reliable battery life make it a serious threat to Apple's notebook.

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But while each of these machines comes in a sleek silver or Space Gray shell, their keyboards and ports go a long way to set them apart. While the MacBook Pro's Butterfly switches have led to controversy and a repair program, the MateBook X Pro's completely average keyboard is practically a winner by default.

Onto the face-off!

  Huawei MateBook X Pro Apple MacBook Pro
Starting Price $1,199 $1,299
CPU 8th Gen Intel Core i5, i7 7th Gen Intel Core i5, i7
GPU Nvidia GeForce MX150 (2GB), Intel UHD 620 (Integrated) Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650 (Integrated)
Display 13.9 inches (3000 x 2000) 13.3 inches (2560 x 1600)
SSD Storage 256GB, 512GB 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB
Memory (RAM) 8GB, 16GB 8GB, 16GB
Ports 1 USB Type-C, 1 Thunderbolt 3, 1 USB 3.0, fingerprint reader, headphone jack 2 to 4 Thunderbolt 3 ports, headphone jack, optional Touch ID fingerprint reader, optional Touch Bar
Battery Life 9:23 8:40
Size 12 x 8.5 x 0.6 inches 12 x 8.4 x 0.6 inches
Weight 2.9 pounds 2.9 pounds

 

Design: Originator vs. imitator

When I told a friend that the MateBook X Pro wasn't a MacBook Pro, she didn't believe me at first. Yes, not only do the two share similar names, but their looks are also nearly identical.

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The MateBook X Pro and MacBook Pro are also both made of aluminum, and they come in the same two colors: Space Gray and silver. Huawei's Space Gray, though, is a shade darker.

The biggest visible difference between the two comes in the bezel of their displays. The MateBook X Pro is nearly all screen, with 0.2-inch bezels, thinner than the 0.4- to 0.5-inch bezel that frames the MacBook Pro's panel.

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This superthin bezel is possible because the MateBook X Pro hides its webcam underneath a false F7 key, which you click to open. Unfortunately, this placement results in very unflattering angles during video calls.

Take a ruler to the two machines' chassis, though, and you'll find nearly identical measurements. The MateBook X Pro comes in at 12 x 8.5 x 0.6 inches, a tenth of an inch wider than the MacBook Pro's 12 x 8.4 x 0.6-inch body. Both machines weigh a svelte 2.9 pounds.

Apple deserves all the credit for originating the design that Huawei is copying. Still, the MateBook X Pro's nearly bezel-free display is impressive, and the hidden webcam is pretty damn clever.

Winner: Draw

Ports: Variety wins

The MateBook X Pro and MacBook Pro both have multiple reversible USB Type-C ports that you'll use for charging the laptops, which don't have power-adapter ports. The MateBook X Pro always offers two (one is Thunderbolt 3, the other is not), while the entry-level MacBook Pro comes with dual Thunderbolt 3 ports, and you can get four of these ports in the $1,799 model, which features the Touch Bar.

matebook_pro_leftThat may sound like the MacBook Pro is set up for a victory, as all those Thunderbolt 3 ports offer a ton of speed, but the MateBook X Pro's USB 3.0 port is extremely important for those of us who don't want to carry a dongle everywhere we go.

Even better, Huawei throws in a free adapter, which can expand the MateBook's Thunderbolt 3 port to a USB-A port, a USB-C port, an HDMI port and a VGA port.

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The MateBook Pro's next victory comes from its Windows Hello-enabled fingerprint sensor, which lives inside the notebook's power button. Sure, you could get a Touch ID sensor for the same tasks on a MacBook Pro, but (again) those come only with the $1,799 and up, Touch Bar-equipped models.

And what of the Touch Bar, the OLED, touch-sensitive strip of a screen that Apple announced in 2016? It's been over a year since that feature came out, and nobody's found a truly impressive and important way to use the small screen.

Winner: MateBook X Pro

Display: Size matters

The MacBook Pro and MateBook X Pro both feature bright, vivid displays, but which is best?

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As a colleague and I watched the 4K film Tears of Steel on each laptop, we noticed that solid blacks looked inkier on the MateBook X Pro and that it rendered holographic battlebots in more-saturated oranges and blues. The MacBook Pro did a better job rendering skin tones in natural hues. Both displays showed exceptional detail in hovering battleships, so you could see the moving parts of small turrets.

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By the numbers, the MacBook Pro and MateBook X Pro are nearly identical. Both emit up to 458 nits of brightness, and our colorimeter gave these systems nearly identical ratings. The MacBook Pro produced 123 percent of the sRGB color spectrum, and the MateBook X Pro provided 124 percent.

The MacBook Pro's 16:9 display ratio is arguably better for watching movies, as that format ensures that you won't see letterboxing black bars above and below films. Still, the MateBook X Pro's 3:2 ratio is better for just about every other use. The focus on height over width means you can see more of an article without scrolling, and video editors get more space for the interface menus surrounding their content.

But one key facet breaks this screen stalemate. MateBook X Pro's 13.9-inch display isn't just bigger than the MacBook Pro's 13.3-inch screen; its 10-finger touch capabilities mean it's also more versatile. Apple's staying away from touch screens in its MacBook Pros, save for that OLED sliver called the Touch Bar.

Winner: Matebook X Pro

Audio: Apple fights back

The MacBook Pro and MateBook X Pro both do a solid job at kicking out the jams. The MacBook Pro, though, handled complex music better, which I noticed when listening to the Persona 5 song "Last Surprise" on both systems. The MacBook Pro provided fuller bass, clearer drum cymbals and more separation between instruments.

If you prefer simpler music, you may like the Matebook X Pro. The acoustic guitars on The Mountain Goats' soft ballad "Song for Sasha Banks" sounded a notch better on the Huawei laptop. We didn't hear much improvement when fiddling with the included Dolby Atmos sound utility. The MacBook Pro doesn't include any sound-fiddling apps, and it doesn't need any.

Winner: MacBook Pro

Keyboard and Touchpad: Have keys, will travel

The MateBook X Pro's keyboard — simply because it's a decent keyboard — is a major reason why I prefer Huawei's laptop. I recently wrote a 3,500-word essay effortlessly on the MateBook X Pro, though writing two paragraphs of text on the MacBook Pro left me with discomfort in my fingers, which were begging me to stop. My colleague Caitlin McGarry, a senior writer at our sister site Tom's Guide, says I just type too hard and that she's not having any issues with modern MacBook keyboards.

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I'd be more willing to believe that I'm just typing wrong, but there's an elephant in this room: the butterfly switches in Apple's keys. A mere speck of dust, some say, is the difference between the space bar working and failing, turning it into an impediment to productivity. This led to multiple class-action lawsuits (1, 2) claiming that Apple was aware of these issues when it released these keyboards. It also pressured the company to acknowledge the "sticky" key issues and offer a free repair program, as well as refund customers who had paid for previous keyboard repairs.

Personally, I've always found the modern MacBook Pro keyboards to be too shallow. If you're used to keys with lots of travel that require a decent amount of force to actuate (at least 60 grams), which I am, you'll be put off by typing on the MacBook Pro, whose keys have 0.7 mm of travel and require 74 grams of force to actuate. The MateBook X Pro's keys have more vertical travel (1.1 millimeters), and their 69 grams of force to actuate isn't too low.

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The MateBook X Pro's 4.7 x 3.0-inch touchpad isn't as large as the MacBook Pro's 5.3 x 3.3-inch touchpad, but the Huawei tool wins points for actually clicking down. The MacBook Pro uses haptic Force Touch technology to provide feedback that makes you think it's moving when it's not. That might sound cool, but it means you have to learn a new way to perform drag-and-drop gestures, which can be annoying.

Winner: MateBook X Pro

Performance: Not even close

Apple's pattern of making you wait an extra year for its MacBooks to get the latest Intel processors hampers the Mac-maker in this face-to-face competition. The MateBook X Pro (Intel Core i7-8550U CPU with 16GB of RAM) rocks a modern 8th Gen CPU, while the 13-inch MacBook Pro (Intel Core i5-7267U with 8GB of RAM) is stuck in yesteryear.

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The result for the Huawei is more speed, for nimble, seamless multitasking. After splitting my screen between a 1080p YouTube video and 12 Chrome tabs (including ones for Giphy, the Google doc for this review and Slack), I saw not a stutter nor a pause when scrolling through pages or opening new tabs.

The MateBook X Pro earned a solid 12,913 on the Geekbench 4 general performance test, destroying the 9,213 from the MacBook Pro. Apple catches up in raw hard-drive speed, with the 512GB SSD in the MacBook Pro duplicating 4.97GB of files in 7 seconds, for a rate of 727 MBps. That blasts past the 282.7-MBps speed from the MateBook X Pro.

If you want to game, your choice is incredibly clear. The $1,499 MateBook X Pro comes with an Nvidia GeForce MX150 GPU (with 2GB of memory), which ran the Dirt 3 racing game (set to medium graphics at 1080p) at a supersmooth 117 frames per second (fps). That's faster than the 65-fps category average and 41-fps rate from the MacBook Pro (Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650).

Winner: MateBook X Pro

Battery Life

While neither of these machines makes it over 10 hours on a single charge, one of them does last longer than the other. The MateBook X Pro outlasted the MacBook Pro on the Laptop Mag Battery Test, which involves continuous web surfing on 100 nits of screen brightness.

The MateBook lasted 9 hours and 23 minutes, while the MacBook made it 8 hours and 40 minutes. That 40-minute advantage isn't a huge endurance gap, but it's certainly welcome.

Winner: MateBook X Pro

Value

While Apple is charging high prices (as is tradition), Huawei's giving us deals on storage.

The entry-level MateBook X Pro costs $1,199 and gives you an 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8250U CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD, while the entry-level MacBook Pro is $100 more ($1,299), gives you last year's 7th Generation Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of SSD storage, which is half as much as you get with the Huawei machine.

The other MateBook X Pro configuration costs $1,499 and features an 8th Gen Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. To get a MacBook Pro with those specs, you'll spend at least $2,199 for a non-Touch Bar model

For a MacBook model with a fingerprint reader, like what you get on the MateBook X Pro, you would need to spend $2,499 on a Touch Bar-equipped model. However,you'd get a 7th Gen CPU and only the Integrated Iris Plus graphics, and not the discrete Nvidia Nvidia MX150 GPU in the Huawei.

Winner: MateBook X Pro

Scorecard

  Huawei MateBook X Pro Apple MacBook Pro
Design X X
Ports X  
Display X  
Audio   X
Keyboard/Touchpad X  
Performance X  
Battery Life X  
Value X  
Total 7 2

Bottom Line

There you have it, folks. The MateBook X Pro is the winner, and it wasn't pretty. Sure, the MacBook Pro's battery life isn't *that* much shorter, and the Apple machines' displays have the same brightness and color-gamut ratings, but that's not enough. The MateBook X Pro's port selection and better keyboard make the difference between a productive day and a frustrating one.

Going beyond that, Huawei's giving you more for less, including more storage, a touch-screen display, a fingerprint reader that isn't optional and a discrete graphics card. Sure, the MacBook Pro's design clearly influenced the MateBook X Pro’s, but that's worth only so much.

Ultimately, the MacBook Pro is best for you if you need macOS. But in all other ways, the MateBook X Pro is superior. Admittedly, the MateBook X Pro came out in April, and Apple released this MacBook Pro last year. Hopefully, Apple will change things up a lot to catch up in 2018.

Author Bio
Henry T. Casey
Henry T. Casey,
After graduating from Bard College a B.A. in Literature, Henry T. Casey worked in publishing and product development at Rizzoli and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, respectively. Henry joined Tom's Guide and LAPTOP having written for The Content Strategist, Tech Radar and Patek Philippe International Magazine. He divides his free time between going to live concerts, listening to too many podcasts, and mastering his cold brew coffee process. Content rules everything around him.
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18 comments
  • Cool Dude Says:

    Mac users here decieving themselves...
    MacOS has ifficially begun to be as bad as Windows...while Windows is improving but still bad!
    MacOS now requires constant updates...every year a New OS! How annoying! And unproductive...as it also abandons previous working apps and then you have to "update" thise apps....only to find out you liked the older version but can't go back unless you downgrade your MacOS ...but if you do...you lose features of the newer OS....

    I am a Mac User because I massively hate Windows....except that now I mainly run Ubuntu Linux on all my Macs for 9 years...the only Good Mac OS is Snow Leopard, and its the only one I go back to....but thats changing as Linux is getting massively ridiculously good with apps like SoftMaker Office (as good as word and Keynote like transitions), Shotcut Video Editor, Discord chat, Open KJ Karaoke for KJ's/DJ's, Steam, just to name a few.

    I am so sick of Apple now especially removing ports from Macbooks like HDMI and ruining the elegance by requiring a freakin dongle just for HDMI or USB 3.0 or Line In or Audio out seperately...So Un-Apple like!

    This Matebook DOES beat Macbook Pro....know how? Simply put Ubuntu Linux and your whole argument that Macbook wins be because of the OS is Gone! I do agree that MacOS is the best in the world...but that started going downhill since OSX Lion and by the way MacOS full Unix...which Linux is based on....so technically MacOs is/was the best version of Linux.

    Also...one can dualboot or even tripleboot these to run Ubuntu, Windows 10, and MacOSX Sierra?

    Or on can run Virtualbox or Fusion or Parallels so that you dont have to reboot but still run whatever OS just for a particular app.
    I personally Quadruple/Quintuple? Boot my Macbook Pro...it has Ubuntu 16.04, Linux Mint 9, Snow Leopard, and El Capitan, and Windows XP (yes Windows XP soley to run WinAMP for its MilkDrop 2 visuals)

    This Matebook X Pro is stupendous...I inly fear security issues which may be in the BIOS.

    Apple purposely gives you large bezels so that when they release the next machine(which they always had the technology to release a year or two before) you look at your precious model and thinks its ugly...they do this with iPad especially and the herendously ugly Macbook Airs with huge bezels....even a 12" powerbook had thinner bezels...trust me this was very intentional. There was no need for a 13" Macbook Air...they just should have made one model of 11" Macbook Air just with thinner bezels, making it a 13"...but they did it on purpose because people fall for the "Bigger is Better" idea.

  • Kenneth Lowey Says:

    except for the fact its running windows 10 ....thats enough to put anyone off

  • Fawkes Says:

    If you read the comments, it must be really frustrating for those Apple users who have paid so much for their MacBooks. Those ones who call the Matebook a cheap chinese copy surely never ever had one of those Matebooks in their hands. The Matebook X and X Pro are on par with MacBook build quality.

    I'm a Linux user working an a MacBook Pro and searching for some new decent hardware. For me the operating system is not of any interest, because I will throw Linux on it anyways, so I just compare the hardware. The MacBook wins for me at: having the better touchpad, the better color range, SSD speed and USB-C ports on both sides of the chassis. It disqualifies for me completely because of the shitty keyboard (layout in the first place especially the missing escape key). Matebook wins for the performance, graphic card, keyboard, slim bezels, touch, retractable camera and appropriate pricing. Both lack a good amount of RAM, I would like to have at least a 32GB option. Battey life is sufficient on both.

  • Michael A. Jordan Says:

    The Huawei Matebook X is very impressive. In fact, with Huawei producing such premium devices, it would only make sense for them to ditch Microsoft Windows and Develop their own operating system to match.

    The Huawei Honor 8 was the nicest handset I have ever owned. The design, build quality, and features were far superior than any mobile device under $500 and easily could have sold in the $650-$750 range.

    Huawei should stick with Android for their mobile devices which is obvious.

    Now my thoughts on the above article.

    Huawei is indeed making waves, and the Matebook X is indeed a work of art and the specs on paper are quite impressive.

    Those who drop $1800+ on a new laptop/desktop are most likely in the same or similar field as myself (Graphic Design, Video Production & edit, Audio Engineering & Music Production, Photography & edit, etc.)

    My personal production system is a 2017 iMac w/ 27" 5K-retina display 1tb Fusion drive, Built in dedicated Radeon Pro 570 w/4gb of VRAM. 3.4Ghz (3.8 Turbo Boost) Quad-Core Intel core i5 (6MB Shared L3 Cache)
    8GB @ 2400MHz DDR4 Memory; upgradeable to 64GB (First modular Mac... Has trap door in back; Easily opens for quick and convenient upgrade) Two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports; High speed I/O and video out.

    Features that remind everyone who owns the creative market; Apple

    Native and RAW support for several Nikon and Canon professional camera models.

    The 5K retina display uses a P3 panel which supports 1 Billion (not million... BILLION) Colors at 500 nits of brightness!

    Now I usually don't mention one skillset since I did not attend University as my Father, an MIT alumni, took on the astronomical task which eventually resulted in my informal yet very thorough education on hardware architectures, software stacks, etc. Eventually I would have enough knowledge and experience to consider myself a software/build architect; Without the Diploma.

    The reason for the last paragraph was to simply qualify myself before I spread some knowledge that many will disagree with due to several factors.

    This submission is solely for those who may be in the market for a new production device in the creative/art/professional development field(s)

    When comparing specs between a Mac+MacOS and High-end PC/Laptop OEM such as Asus, Huawei, Lenovo, HP etc. You already made the biggest mistake.

    Take the Macbook Pro vs. Huawei Matebook X in this article for instance. The author is misleading his readers (Not intentionally). The Huawei Matebook X comes out as the winner and by a significant margin. The Spec comparisons are used to justify the verdict so much so that (Performance) is given to the Matebook along with display and pretty much everything besides sound.

    The real verdict:

    The Macbook Pro is superior to the Huawei Matebook X Pro.

    Apple devices of all shapes, sizes, models, architecture, and operating system; MacOS/iOS. Always released The product with the inferior spec sheet yet performed significantly better. This is due to sophisticated engineering.

    1. MacOS Frameworks are so superior to all Operating Systems in existence. MacOS XNU hybrid kernel is also the most sophisticated kernel in existence... The kernel is now open source and is still useless as XNU is both monolithic and micro. Then we have multiple sub-systems, message processing which is handled by the Microkernel which retains the speed and stability of the monolithic kernel which processes network and storage drivers in the kernel and pushes the file systems and networking stacks up to the transport layer.

    If that isn't enough to explain why Apple devices perform better with less then I don't know what will.

    Linux is the next best thing. The Huawei Matebook X Pro would perform better running Ubuntu.

    Also, there are several points that are incorrect and biased towards the Matebook argument.

    I can't list them all but... The Matebook comes in 8gb ram or 16gb ram... It's not honest to compare the better version of the Matebook X Pro when it also comes in the Intel core i5 and 8 GB ram config. We can take the better Macbook Pro and then it wouldn't even be a debate whatsoever...

    Also... The Matebook does NOT have a better display... Fact. It only supports srgb color gamut which doesn't hold a candle to the Macbook Pro P3 Color Gamut.

    Also the Macbook Pro DOES have a finger print scanner.

    The touch bar is for graphic design software such as Adobe illustrator.

    Last but not least... I absolutely want the Matebook but Windows will be removed before I get home... I will install Linux on the ride home.

    Windows is so awful that it breaks CPUs within 2 years... The only OS that slowly destroys people's computers...

    That's all...

  • Michael Phelps Says:

    Talks about security with mac books, mac books and iOS can be hacked just like any other computer, though a little extra effort is involved. Looking at a hackers perspective, do you create a virus for 95 percent of the population of just 5 percent? As to the quality of apple, they do make pretty amazing things (if you don't count the class action lawsuits for keyboards, all apple watches where the face would just pop off, iPhone 6 for lying about knowledge of the phone bending, as well as the resulting problems with screen portions becoming unresponsive) over the last 2 years, apple has gone from rehashing old hardware to make it pretty and more expensive to actually creating better hardware that is completely destroyed by random characters sent by text. It seems this coming year apple is working on iOS to make it work better? Right now there are so many things wrong, so many fires to put out, they are not only a sinking ship, but on fire as well. Fixing their operating system Is the foundation of a lot of their problems and a good start, but lack of transparency, and actually caring about their customers (rather than telling the customer that user error created problems till a class action lawsuit forces them to say different.)would also help.

  • Jeffrey G. Rosenberg Says:

    One word: Security.
    The most important thing on top of (or fundamental to) all of Apple's features (i.e. relative smoothness of internal/external design, graphics, great media software, etc.), is Apple's protection against/lack of susceptability to viruses (if susceptible at all), because of how it is and has always been designed. Sure, anti-viral software is available, but the difference between secure firmware and vulnerable software still tips the scale toward Apple. An honest reviewer would include security as a factor when comparing computers, and weight it according to its contribution to the user's overall experience.
    That said, Apple can be indeed highly frustrating: The decreasing number/amount of I/O features (including an optical drive), less control over internal structural problems and some system software tools, as well as updates that arbitrarily reject previous software/hardware, no touch screen, and the painfully predominant focus on iOS interfaces, and possible move toward providing only iOS interfaces, etc. All of that is unfortunately a price to pay for a computer that will last for years with little-to-no maintenance.

  • Frank Says:

    well i wont buy this one, i am very satisfies with my macbook because I dont need to kept installing the OS every two years like windows do, Mac is last longer and never slower down for long time uses, I can just close the lid every time I am in rush and reopen anytime I wanted.

  • xelnyq Says:

    i understand the concerns of other commentators - windows is garbage, as is Mac os. If you're serious about programming you can run linux and make it really nice on the matebook.

  • Leo Daidone Says:

    No matter how similar it could looks like, it will never be as reliable as a MacBook. IMHO I disagree at some points of your hardware comparison ( you might forgot some items where you mate would lose) but the most important, that every Mac user love is the macOS! I’d never use windows again!

  • Bryon Holmes Says:

    Ahh yes. Beats the Mac Book by a lot. No. It doesn't even come close. This is cheap Chinese knock off that is running Windows. It has suspect warranty, dodgy support options and in 2 years will be with $50.00 (if your lucky) You buy a Mac, because that was it is. That's what you want. The seamless integration of hardware and software, excellent extended warranty options and great support. In addition, Mac has the highest resale value of any personal computing device. Period. I use windows as well as Mac myself, but my daily driver is the Mac. When I have to use windows, I have a Lenovo desktop that I use as a Remote Desktop for my Mac (so I can run some Windows only programs without leaving my Mac) and I have dell laptop for researching windows only software for research purposes. I would stick with reputable manufacturers of computers like Lenovo, Dell or even Microsoft themselves...it you really need something running Windows. But, for the purpose of this article, to say this laptop beats the MBP by a lot is just straight up false.

  • Pavel Says:

    The MacBook Pro line is about to be updated. So it’s not the right time to make any comparisons.

  • Kenneth Lowey Says:

    You forgot about the OS, Apple's is far far better than Windows , that would stop me buying anything other than a Mac !

  • Abe L Rivera Says:

    Henry, with all due respect, you’re missing the point. There are many, many laptops that are built to specifications that would run circles around a MacBook Pro on paper. The simple fact of the matter is people who use Mac aren’t buying it because of the keyboard or the camera or the display bezel. They’re buying it because it’s MacOS.

    No self-respecting Windows person will buy a Mac-looking Chinese computer. And no self-respecting Mac person will convert over to Windows 10 for this.

    You know why Mac users like their computers? You shut the lid, it sleeps. You open it, and it picks right up, never skipping a beat. It doesn’t get crazy malware or viruses that can cost productivity. It loads everything natively workout having to load the OS separately. It just works. I’ve worked in support, in data, and in web development, and all of the power users simply use Mac.

    My sister (who is not a techie) bought a MacBook in 2009 same time the time I did. We haven’t had to upgrade a damn thing. It just runs. Never an issue. Never an OS upgrade fiasco. Never an ultimatum that support is stopping for the operating system. And we live in Arizona where dust abounds. Never have we had any issues with keyboards sticking. Tell me the same about an eMachine or Gateway from the same era.

    Yes, I use PC. I have a sweet Dell Laptop running Win10 (which isn’t NEARLY as bad as people make it out to be). But it isn’t my Mac. I can’t just shut the lid when I’m done. I can’t open it up and pick up where I left off. I can’t forgo multiple warnings and pop ups about third party software and downloads. And God forbid I get a Trojan embedded in an email or venture to PornHub.

    So, keep your Chinese computer that looks like a Mac. Those of us in the know understand that there is no comparison. But we do know what imitation is...

  • Nicolaï Michel Says:

    The MacBook Pro has a 16:10 ratio display, not 16:9.
    No info on Huawei's warranty and customer service?

  • Fred Rogers Says:

    It runs windows though, so no, not any better and you can’t compare.

  • Abdullah Siddiqui Says:

    First of all, Macs in general last longer, sometimes even 5-10 years. Second, the performance and touchpad categories are off by a lot. You compare a laptop that came out in 2017 and one that came out in 2018. The chipsets are bound to be different and everyone knows that Mac trackpads are superior to any on the market. Also, design. Macs look good for years and years down the road whether even the superbly built XPS lineup starts to look dated and worn out.

  • Teddy Says:

    Still for the almost same price. Huawei mate x not as worthy buying as macbook. First the originally design of macbook. The brand name apple, the durable time of usage (u can use apple macbook for 5-10 years and still looking good and fashionable but huawei mate x will looks outdate and ugly after 1-2 years), feelng of copy cat will haunt forever. For me i still have my macbook pro since late 2010 in my bedroom, macbook air since late 2010 for traveling and imac 27 in my study room since mid 2012 and they still super fashionable and good looking.

  • Dennis E. Farmer Says:

    the new Huawei Matebook X sounds like the best computer. But the price is a bit high for me.

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