China's telecommunications giant Huawei on Sunday launched its new MateBook X Pro laptop, the world's first edge-to-edge touch-screen laptop, on the eve of the opening of the 2018 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
The MateBook X Pro has a touchscreen display measuring 13.9 inches, with a 3000 x 2000 resolution and a 91 percent screen-to-body ratio. The webcam has been built into the keyboard and it pops up at user's option to protect privacy.
The Corning Gorilla Glass protected screen has 100 percent sRGB color gamut with a maximum brightness of 450 nits and a contrast ratio of 1500:1
The device comes with an eighth generation Inter Core i5 or i7 processor and has two USB ports and a USB A port. With a weight of 1.33 kilograms, the 14.6-millimeter-thick laptop is also considerably slimmer than the Apple MacBook Pro.
Battery life is estimated at 14 hours, which is considerably more than that of its predecessors and it also comes with an intelligent cooling system and a unique Spill Proof keyboard.
"This is the world's first laptop with FullView design," said Yu Chengdong, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group. "Three sides of the screen are nearly borderless and the bottom is very narrow as well."
The MateBook X Pro will begin worldwide sales in selected markets – including the USA, China and parts of Europe – in the second quarter of 2018, and is expected to have a retail price of €1,400.