Lenovo X1 Carbon vs Huawei Matebook X Pro
You’ve got plenty of options when it comes to picking out your next laptop, so why not learn a little bit more about two of the best laptops on the market today? Lenovo’s X1 Carbon and Huawei’s Matebook X Pro are both super-sleek laptops that will help you get things done whether you’re at home or away. Check out our comparison between the two laptops, below, and find out which one is the best fit for you!
How much does it cost?
A laptop is a valuable investment and one that’s hard to justify if you’re purchasing on a budget. Before buying either of these laptops, keep in mind that for about $200 more, you can get a higher-end model with better specs. That said, both of these computers are excellent choices for those looking to get an ultraportable laptop with all-day battery life in 2018. If you’re willing to spend that extra money and don’t care about size or weight (and value screen real estate), it’s also worth considering other options like Apple’s MacBook Air or even Lenovo’s Yoga 910 series of convertibles.
What are the sizes of the laptops?
The dimensions of both are basically equal, at 0.68 inches thick, but each comes in different screen sizes. The Lenovo laptop is available in a 13-inch option and a 15-inch option, while there are also two sizes for the Huawei: 14 inches and 15.6 inches. If you’re thinking about taking one of these laptops with you on vacation or business trips, it’s an important distinction to consider when deciding which one to buy. But how do they compare in other ways? If you’re looking for more than just their respective dimensions and display options, check out some of our top comparisons below
Are either Mac compatible?
The two laptops have different operating systems, so unfortunately, you won’t be able to use them interchangeably. For example, if you get your laptop with a Windows operating system, you’ll need to replace it with a Mac computer if you want one in that format. If Mac is your only option and you want Windows instead, you can always purchase a different laptop and trade it in once your new computer arrives. Of course, that depends on whether or not they accept trades at all!
Which battery lasts longer?
Of course, battery life is a key factor in choosing a laptop, but it’s also one of those features that’s tough to measure accurately. Lenovo says you should get up to 17 hours, which sounds impressive on paper but doesn’t take into account how much video you plan to watch or other high-power activities. The MateBook X Pro is slightly thinner and lighter than its counterpart, which might be important if you travel frequently with your laptop or carry it around campus all day. Plus, Huawei claims its laptop can last up to 15 hours on a single charge.
What ports do they have?
The ports on these two laptops vary greatly. The Lenovo laptop only has a single USB Type-C port, and it’s a Thunderbolt 3 port, which means it can take in power and connect to a wide range of peripherals with no need for an adapter. Meanwhile, there are also two USB 3.0 ports on that same side of the machine, along with a headphone jack. On other sides of Lenovo’s computer are HDMI, Ethernet, and a microSD card slot. Meanwhile, Huawei’s only laptop offering includes three USB Type-C ports, one of which is also Thunderbolt 3. Additionally you get another HDMI out option as well as both microSD and full SD slots.
Which has better WiFi performance?
If you’re a frequent traveler, you’ll want to make sure that your laptop can remain connected to WiFi no matter where you are. When comparing these two laptops, we found that both performed about equally well when it came to connecting with 2.4GHz networks, but only one was able to sustain an internet connection with 5GHz networks: The Lenovo X1 Carbon. If you plan on using your laptop primarily at home or in areas with consistent WiFi access, both will likely perform fine for you—but if working while out-and-about is your thing, opt for a machine that supports 5GHz connections.
Which screen resolution is better?
Both of these laptops have high-resolution screens: 1440p for X1 Carbon and 3000×2000 for MateBook. If you’re used to a 1080p laptop, it might be hard to adjust your eyes at first, but not impossible. For most people, a higher resolution is better because it allows you to view more data on screen in less time. It also allows you to fit more windows side by side while still being able to see them clearly. We should note that LCD panels are much slower than OLED when it comes to response times (the amount of time it takes pixels to transition from one color or state) so if there’s any movement on screen things can look jagged.
How do their keyboards stack up against each other?
You’re probably thinking about what laptop you want to get for yourself, so you might as well buy a computer that offers you a great typing experience. Both of these laptops are premium-class laptops from 2016 and 2017 respectively. If you own one of them or just want to know how their keyboards compare, here’s what I have to say: The Lenovo X1 Carbon features great travel on its keys and even features a fingerprint reader while also having an excellent trackpad. On the other hand, I find that its keyboard isn’t backlit (something rather important in my opinion) as well as being too flat/low on keypresses.
Is there anything else worth considering?
The Lenovo X1 Carbon costs significantly less than its competitors, which may make it a more appealing option for some shoppers. However, if you’re looking for a laptop that will last, then you might be better off investing in one of our other picks. The Huawei MateBook X Pro is twice as expensive as our top pick but has only about 25 percent more battery life and about 10 percent higher overall performance. Both are great laptops, so your decision should come down to whether you prefer macOS or Windows—or if you want to save money.