That swanky, super-slim Windows 10 laptop Huawei announced last month is ready to come to the United States. After a global launch in May, the MateBook X is available for preorder starting tomorrow, and for the combination of specs, audio performance, and lightweight build, the prices aren’t looking too bad.
The MateBook X will be available in two colors, which will have different configurations. The space grey MateBoox X comes with a 7th generation Intel Core i5 CPU with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of SSD storage, while the prestige gold model comes with a 7th generation Intel Core i7 CPU with 8 GB of RAM and 512 GB of SSD storage. Add that to 1440p displays and a Dolby Atmos Sound System that Dolby designed in full (from software to speakers), and the prices seem reasonable — $1,100 for the space grey model and $1,300 for the prestige gold model. The rose gold model, it appears, will not make it Stateside.
Huawei also announced the MateBook D and MateBook E last month. The MateBook D, a larger, heavier laptop that can be configured with a discrete GPU, will be available in champagne gold with a 7th generation Intel Core i5 CPU, 8 GB of RAM, 1 TB of HDD storage, and a 1080p display for a starting price of $700. That price will go up if you opt for the Nvidia GeForce 940MX GPU, although that’s a pretty modest offering in 2017 as discrete GPUs go.
The MateBook E is their new 2-in-1 detachable — intended more for artists, this device has a 1440p display and less powerful Core processors. Like the MateBook X, two models will be available in different colors. The titanium grey model has a 7th generation Intel Core m3 CPU with 4 GB of RAM, 128 GB of SSD storage, and a 1440p display for $800, while the champagne gold model has a 7th generation Intel Core i5 CPU (this is actually a low-power rebranded m5), 8 GB of RAM, 256 GB of SSD storage, and a 1440p display for $1,000.
All of the above will go on preorder on Amazon and Newegg starting tomorrow. If you’re willing to wait, our full review of the MateBook X should be going up sometime in the next couple of weeks, so keep an eye out for that!