Huawei wants to topple the MacBook Air with these new portable laptops

Huawei wants to topple the MacBook Air with these new portable laptops

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Huawei debuted three new laptops at MWC 2019 (Image: Express Newspapers)

Huawei took the laptop market by storm when it released the MateBook X Pro last year.

The hardware was premium, offered fast performance and certainly had the best display on a portable computer.

We loved the MateBook X Pro at Express.co.uk and called it “one of the most innovative laptops of 2018” in our full review.

This outlet said: “The hardware offers incredibly thin bezels that offer a commendably immersive viewing experience overall with very little compromises in terms of performance.

“Huawei’s laptop has become our first choice for getting work done on the go and the Chinese firm should be applauded to putting together such an industry-leading device.

“If you are a Windows 10 fan looking for a laptop upgrade, the MateBook X Pro is one of the best options available right now.”

But at MWC 2019 the Chinese tech giant has refreshed the hardware; adding improved internals, more storage and a new sharing system.

Moreover, Huawei has also claimed the product’s Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities have been improved in addition to its Thunderbolt 3 port.

The new MateBook X Pro comes with either an 8th-generation Intel Core i5-8265U or i7-8565U processor which the firm insists should offer 10 percent faster performance than the outgoing MateBook X Pro unit.

One of the biggest new features offered by the laptop comes with what the tech behemoth is calling “Huawei Share” that allows users to transfer items between Huawei devices and the computer.

Huawei MateBook 14

Huawei’s MateBook 14 starts at €1,199 (Image: Express Newspapers)

Huawei told Express.co.uk the NFC system that allows for the speedy file sharing is housed within a sticker on the new laptop itself.

This means when a compatible smartphone is placed on the sticker, a file transfer can take place.

Sharing photos, video and more is as easy as loading up the relevant files and placing a Huawei device on the laptop itself.

The process of file transferring is very similar to that already offered by Apple with its AirDrop functionality.

However, Huawei appears to be placing a heavy emphasis on the physical motion involved to achieve the process.

The new Chinese laptop also offers greater support for gestures; screenshots can be taken by swiping down on the display with three fingers for instance.