Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021 Review: A Great Laptop You Probably Can’t Buy

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Tiger Lake and Iris Xe. The MateBook X Pro is still one of the sharpest-looking Ultrabooks you can buy despite its years-old visual design. However, a few aspects haven’t aged well at all for Huawei’s flagship model.

In contrast to the budget MateBook D series, the higher-end 3:2 MateBook X series is Huawei’s flagship lineup of ultrathin prosumer laptops akin to the Dell XPS, HP Spectre, Asus ZenBook, or Lenovo Yoga series. Its latest 2021 model is an internal revision of the 2020 model with both a new cooling solution and a new Intel 11th gen processor to replace the older Comet Lake-U and GeForce MX options, respectively.

We recommend checking out our reviews on the 2020 and 2019 MateBook X Pro models as the 2021 model is visually very similar to its immediate predecessors. Direct competitors include the XPS 13 9310, HP Spectre x360 13, Asus ZenBook 13, or Lenovo Yoga Slim 7.

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Processor

Intel Core i7-1165G7 4 x 2.8 – 4.7 GHz, 60 W PL2 / Short Burst, 18 W PL1 / Sustained, Tiger Lake UP3

Memory

16384 MB 

, LPDDR4x 4266 MHz, Dual-Channel, 36-39-39-90

Display

13.90 inch 3:2, 3000 x 2000 pixel 259 PPI, 10-point capacitive, TIANMA XM, IPS, TLX1388, glossy: yes, 60 Hz

Mainboard

Intel Tiger Lake-UP3 PCH-LP

Soundcard

Intel Tiger Lake-U/Y PCH-LP – cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)

Connections

2 USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 20Gbps, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 2 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor

Networking

Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.1

Size

height x width x depth (in mm): 14.6 x 304 x 217 ( = 0.57 x 11.97 x 8.54 in)

Battery

56 Wh Lithium-Polymer

Operating System

Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit

Camera

Webcam: 720p

Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix

Additional features

Speakers: Quad speakers, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 12 Months Warranty

Weight

1.313 kg ( = 46.31 oz / 2.89 pounds), Power Supply: 202 g ( = 7.13 oz / 0.45 pounds)

Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

The 2021 model is externally identical to the 2020 model and so our existing comments still apply. Despite the hand-me-down chassis design, the MateBook X Pro is still as thin and light as any other flagship Ultrabook available. The newer 13.5-inch HP Spectre x360 14, for example, is thicker and with nearly the same footprint even though the Huawei carries a slightly larger display. Chassis rigidity is still good, but it’s definitely not as firm as the Razer Blade Stealth or aforementioned Spectre.

320.6 mm / 12.6 inch 208.2 mm / 8.2 inch 14.9 mm / 0.587 inch 1.4 kg3.15 lbs308 mm / 12.1 inch 223 mm / 8.78 inch 14.5 mm / 0.571 inch 1.3 kg2.84 lbs304.6 mm / 12 inch 210 mm / 8.27 inch 15.3 mm / 0.602 inch 1.4 kg3.07 lbs304 mm / 12 inch 217 mm / 8.54 inch 14.6 mm / 0.575 inch 1.3 kg2.89 lbs304 mm / 12 inch 217 mm / 8.54 inch 14.6 mm / 0.575 inch 1.3 kg2.95 lbs296 mm / 11.7 inch 199 mm / 7.83 inch 14.8 mm / 0.583 inch 1.3 kg2.78 lbs

Both USB-C ports have been upgraded to support Thunderbolt speeds. However, we’re currently waiting on confirmation from Huawei to find out if the laptop supports Thunderbolt 4 or only Thunderbolt 3. Port options are otherwise the same as on last year’s model. The integrated USB-A port is great especially since it is becoming more uncommon, but the lack of a Kensington Lock is a downer.

Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 are provided by the Intel AX201. Transfer rates are steady and we experienced no connectivity issues during our time with the test unit.

Soldered WLAN module is inaccessible as it sits underneath the heatsink
Soldered WLAN module is inaccessible as it sits underneath the heatsink
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1400 (1271-1454)

; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1129 (947-1229)

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The dreaded nosecam angle hasn't gone away
The dreaded nosecam angle hasn’t gone away

Huawei has been using the same pop-up webcam for over three years. Not only is the video quality poor, but the angle is awful. The webcam becomes unusable if the laptop is on one’s lap, for example. The “pop-up” design is embarrassingly outdated at this point when compared to the latest Ultrabooks from Dell or HP.

ColorChecker

25.5 ∆E

30.7 ∆E

26.7 ∆E

27.6 ∆E

32.3 ∆E

27.1 ∆E

31.3 ∆E

28.3 ∆E

33.7 ∆E

26.3 ∆E

20.6 ∆E

25.5 ∆E

17 ∆E

22.6 ∆E

35.3 ∆E

19.8 ∆E

30.3 ∆E

27.6 ∆E

2.3 ∆E

11.8 ∆E

22.8 ∆E

26.5 ∆E

24.5 ∆E

9.6 ∆E

ColorChecker Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021: 24.41 ∆E min: 2.33 – max: 35.27 ∆E

The bottom panel is secured by T5 Torx screws with none hidden underneath the rubber footing. Servicing is difficult because of the tight latches and very sharp edges; a plastic edge like a credit card is absolutely recommended for this reason. Once inside, users can only upgrade the M.2 SSD as both the WLAN and RAM modules are soldered.

There are no extras in the box other than the AC adapter and paperwork. The usual manufacturer warranty applies, but claiming said warranty may be difficult if you live in regions where the MateBook X Pro is not officially sold.

Keyboard

The keyboard suffers from the same drawbacks as most other Ultrabooks: shallow travel and somewhat soft feedback. Its Space key in particular could have benefited from stronger feedback. The overall feel of the keyboard is most similar to the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 9i. Other laptops like the Lenovo ThinkPad T series or HP Spectre/EliteBook are slightly thicker, but they also carry more comfortable keyboards with deeper travel and more satisfying feedback.

The roomy clickpad is larger than the clickpad on the XPS 13 9310 (12 x 7.7 cm vs. 11.2 x 6.5 cm) for comfortable cursor control and multi-touch inputs. Its gliding properties are extremely smooth with essentially no sticking even when moving at very slow speeds. This may not be ideal, however, as some users may find the clickpad to be too slippery as a result.

The integrated click keys are difficult to use. Travel is probably the shallowest we’ve ever seen on any laptop and usability suffers because of it. Feedback is spongy and the auditory click is so soft that it’s difficult to know if our inputs are even being registered. Huawei definitely dropped the bomb in this aspect.

The 2021 MateBook X Pro is using the same 3000 x 2000 TIANMA XM IPS touchscreen as the 2018 model. Both laptops even share the same TLX1388 controller. Despite its age, this is still a high-end panel worthy of any flagship Ultrabook with its high contrast ratio, bright backlight, vibrant colors, and excellent color accuracy. Its main disadvantage continues to be the slow response times meaning ghosting is particularly noticeable especially if gaming. Fortunately, the target audience won’t be using this machine for much gaming, anyway.

447.4

cd/m²
500.3

cd/m²
460.3

cd/m²
474.6

cd/m²
502

cd/m²
481.8

cd/m²
457.4

cd/m²
479.2

cd/m²
464.5

cd/m²

Distribution of brightness

TIANMA XM

X-Rite i1Pro 2

Maximum: 502 cd/m² Average: 474.2 cd/m² Minimum: 6.48 cd/m²

Brightness Distribution: 89 %

Center on Battery: 502 cd/m²

Contrast: 1521:1 (Black: 0.33 cd/m²)

ΔE Color 1.35 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.6, calibrated: 1.2

ΔE Greyscale 1.7 | 0.64-98 Ø5.9

94.3% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 61.1% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)

Gamma: 2.24

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021

TIANMA XM, IPS, 13.90, 3000×2000
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 i7

JDI LPM139M422A, LTPS, 13.90, 3000×2000
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K

Sharp LQ134R1, IPS, 13.40, 3840×2400
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7

Sharp LQ135P1JX51, IPS, 13.50, 2256×1504
Razer Blade Stealth i7-1165G7 GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q

Sharp LQ133M1JW46, IPS, 13.30, 1920×1080
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE

AU Optronics B140HAN06.8, IPS, 14.00, 1920×1080
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *

37.6 (17.6, 20)

49.6 (23.6, 26)

-32%

59.2 (30, 29.2)

-57%

59.2 (28.4, 30.8)

-57%

57.6 (26, 31.6)

-53%

45.6 (23.6, 22)

-21%

Response Time Black / White *

26.4 (11.6, 14.8)

30.8 (14, 16.8)

-17%

40.4 (22.4, 18)

-53%

41.6 (23.6, 18)

-58%

37.6 (20.4, 17.2)

-42%

29.6 (14.8, 14.8)

-12%

PWM Frequency

29070 (40)

2137 (31)

21740 (51)

Brightness middle

502

557

11%

508.7

1%

403.4

-20%

356.8

-29%

399.6

-20%

Brightness

474

532

12%

479

1%

397

-16%

336

-29%

385

-19%

Brightness Distribution

89

87

-2%

84

-6%

89

0%

88

-1%

89

0%

Black Level *

0.33

0.33

-0%

0.3

9%

0.34

-3%

0.34

-3%

0.37

-12%

Contrast

1521

1688

11%

1696

12%

1186

-22%

1049

-31%

1080

-29%

Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *

1.35

1.4

-4%

2.72

-101%

0.94

30%

1.63

-21%

3.2

-137%

Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *

3.67

2.5

32%

4.7

-28%

2.92

20%

5.03

-37%

6.44

-75%

Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *

1.2

0.7

42%

1.92

-60%

0.99

17%

1.08

10%

1.73

-44%

Greyscale DeltaE2000 *

1.7

2

-18%

3.4

-100%

0.9

47%

3

-76%

4.7

-176%

Gamma

2.24 98%

2.14 103%

2.11 104%

2.13 103%

2.23 99%

2.21 100%

CCT

6440 101%

6689 97%

6245 104%

6620 98%

6434 101%

7184 90%

Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)

61.1

62.5

2%

70.7

16%

62.3

2%

62

1%

66.3

9%

Color Space (Percent of sRGB)

94.3

99.5

6%

100

6%

98.7

5%

97.6

3%

99.5

6%

* … smaller is better

Color space covers >95 percent of sRGB not unlike most high-end Ultrabooks. We hope to see OLED options in the future for even deeper AdobeRGB and DCI-P3 colors.

X-Rite colorimeter measurements show a well-calibrated display out of the box with average grayscale and ColorChecker deltaE values of just 1.7 and 1.2, respectively. An end-user calibration is not necessary.

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession – a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.

Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9735 (minimum: 5 – maximum: 151500) Hz was measured.

Outdoor visibility is most similar to the XPS 13 9310 while being better than the Razer Blade Stealth and Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 since the Huawei display is much brighter. Maximum brightness will not drop even if running on battery power.

Older MateBook X Pro models would ship with Intel Core U-series CPUs and optional GeForce MX graphics. Thus, it was only natural that the 2021 model would move on to Tiger Lake-U and integrated Iris Xe graphics. The new Intel iGPU solution is significantly more powerful than any UHD Graphics laptop while being more power efficient than the GeForce MX. Huawei offers no AMD options except on the lesser MateBook D or MagicBook series.

SKUs with the slower Core i5-1135G7 are available which should be more affordable than our costlier Core i7 configuration.

We appreciate the clean OS and lack of bloatware or manufacturer software on the Huawei. Other major OEMs like Lenovo and Dell often have a handful of specialized software on top of the usual Windows settings.

CPU performance is a mixed bag. On one hand, the new Core i7-1165G7 processor is certainly faster than the older Comet Lake-U Core i7-10510U and Whiskey Lake-U Core i7-8550U as found on older MateBook X Pro models especially in terms of single-thread performance. On the other hand, the Core i7-1165G7 in the 2021 MateBook X Pro is noticeably slower than other laptops equipped with the same CPU. Multi-thread CineBench scores are 20 to 25 percent lower than the average Core i7-1165G7 laptop in our database to be slower than even the cheaper Ice Lake Core i5-1035G7. This is disappointing but perhaps unsurprising given that previous MateBook X Pro models also had underperforming CPUs.

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit

635 Points

Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit

87.8 fps

Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit

97.8 %

Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit

209 Points

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PCMark 10 scores are where we expect them to be relative to other laptops with the same CPU. We didn't experience any software or hardware issues during our time with the test unit
PCMark 10 scores are where we expect them to be relative to other laptops with the same CPU. We didn’t experience any software or hardware issues during our time with the test unit
Razer Blade Stealth i7-1165G7 GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q

GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ


5795 Points ∼37% +26%

Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE

Vega 8 R4000, R7 4800U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ


5758 Points ∼37% +26%

Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K

Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV


4894 Points ∼32% +7%

Average Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (4083 – 5179, n=16)





4861 Points ∼31% +6%

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021

Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR


4583 Points ∼30%

Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7

Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1035G7, SK hynix BC501 HFM256GDGTNG


3817 Points ∼25% -17%

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 i7

GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR


2621 Points ∼17% -43%

Razer Blade Stealth i7-1165G7 GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q

GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ


8682 Points ∼78% +29%

Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE

Vega 8 R4000, R7 4800U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ


7631 Points ∼68% +14%

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 i7

GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR


7334 Points ∼66% +9%

Average Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (6560 – 7136, n=16)





6770 Points ∼61% +1%

Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7

Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1035G7, SK hynix BC501 HFM256GDGTNG


6765 Points ∼61% +1%

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021

Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR


6719 Points ∼60%

Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K

Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV


6622 Points ∼59% -1%

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021

Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR


10184 Points ∼89%

Average Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (9585 – 10700, n=16)





10075 Points ∼88% -1%

Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K

Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV


9682 Points ∼85% -5%

Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE

Vega 8 R4000, R7 4800U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ


9637 Points ∼84% -5%

Razer Blade Stealth i7-1165G7 GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q

GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ


9218 Points ∼80% -9%

Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7

Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1035G7, SK hynix BC501 HFM256GDGTNG


9086 Points ∼79% -11%

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 i7

GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR


8190 Points ∼71% -20%

Razer Blade Stealth i7-1165G7 GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q

GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ


5549 Points ∼63% +14%

Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE

Vega 8 R4000, R7 4800U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ


5383 Points ∼61% +11%

Average Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (4601 – 5158, n=16)





4960 Points ∼57% +2%

Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K

Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV


4872 Points ∼56% 0%

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021

Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR


4870 Points ∼55%

Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7

Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1035G7, SK hynix BC501 HFM256GDGTNG


4421 Points ∼50% -9%

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 i7

GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR


3861 Points ∼44% -21%

Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE

Vega 8 R4000, R7 4800U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ


5661 Points ∼83%

Razer Blade Stealth i7-1165G7 GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q

GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ


5628 Points ∼82%

Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7

Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1035G7, SK hynix BC501 HFM256GDGTNG


4755 Points ∼70%

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 i7

GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR


4599 Points ∼67%

Average Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (2435 – 3187, n=11)





2964 Points ∼43%

Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K

Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV


2493 Points ∼37%

Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE

Vega 8 R4000, R7 4800U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ


4657 Points ∼74%

Razer Blade Stealth i7-1165G7 GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q

GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ


4410 Points ∼70%

Average Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (3769 – 5364, n=12)





4266 Points ∼68%

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 i7

GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR


3841 Points ∼61%

Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K

Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV


3765 Points ∼60%

Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7

Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1035G7, SK hynix BC501 HFM256GDGTNG


3725 Points ∼59%

PCMark 10 Score 4870 points

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LatencyMon shows slight DPC latency issues when opening multiple tabs on our homepage. 4K video playback at 60 FPS is otherwise smooth with very low GPU utilization and no dropped frames during our minute-long YouTube test.

Huawei sources multiple SSD manufacturers for its MateBook series including Samsung, Western Digital, Lite-On, and Toshiba. Our test unit comes with the Samsung PM981a which is a common NVMe SSD on high-end gaming laptops. We’re hopeful that future MateBook X Pro models will support PCIe 4.0 much like on the Vaio Z.

One M.2 slot with no internal secondary options
One M.2 slot with no internal secondary options
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021

Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 i7

Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K

Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7

SK hynix BC501 HFM256GDGTNG
Razer Blade Stealth i7-1165G7 GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q

Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE

Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
Copy Game MB/s

1628.53

1736.66

7%

368.39

-77%

1568.1

-4%

1328.91

-18%

Copy Program MB/s

733.52

1012.48

38%

256.11

-65%

672.66

-8%

550.02

-25%

Copy ISO MB/s

2064.65

1929.19

-7%

763.78

-63%

2073.03

0%

1587.84

-23%

Score Total

5392

5191

-4%

3570

-34%

1520

-72%

4316

-20%

5133

-5%

Score Write

2219

1666

-25%

1904

-14%

525

-76%

2130

-4%

2361

6%

Score Read

2108

2339

11%

1119

-47%

678

-68%

1462

-31%

1802

-15%

Access Time Write *

0.073

0.024

67%

0.272

-273%

0.093

-27%

0.058

21%

0.087

-19%

Access Time Read *

0.037

0.066

-78%

0.058

-57%

0.055

-49%

0.05

-35%

0.049

-32%

4K-64 Write

1800.07

1260.41

-30%

1659.75

-8%

354.86

-80%

1778.39

-1%

1985.83

10%

4K-64 Read

1768.18

2011.23

14%

855.33

-52%

497.4

-72%

1169.42

-34%

1576.44

-11%

4K Write

180.77

152.47

-16%

105.02

-42%

119.96

-34%

189.27

5%

128.6

-29%

4K Read

60.69

53.97

-11%

49.77

-18%

42.35

-30%

57.46

-5%

59.49

-2%

Seq Write

2384.89

2530

6%

1389.21

-42%

503.83

-79%

1625.24

-32%

2463.95

3%

Seq Read

2794.16

2737

-2%

2143.76

-23%

1387.11

-50%

2353.28

-16%

1657.77

-41%

Write 4K

197.5

165.6

-16%

86.04

-56%

112.3

-43%

151.1

-23%

146.1

-26%

Read 4K

52.94

50.24

-5%

40.11

-24%

42.13

-20%

35.78

-32%

47.18

-11%

Write Seq

2174

1905.1

-12%

1738

-20%

630.4

-71%

2122

-2%

2896

33%

Read Seq

2156

1668.67

-23%

1553

-28%

1023

-53%

2403

11%

2754

28%

Write 4K Q32T1

632

474.65

-25%

454.9

-28%

336.6

-47%

527.8

-16%

425.8

-33%

Read 4K Q32T1

693.7

508.09

-27%

385.4

-44%

399.6

-42%

430.2

-38%

513.8

-26%

Write Seq Q32T1

3017

3006.6

0%

2784

-8%

820.8

-73%

2986

-1%

2989

-1%

Read Seq Q32T1

3561

3555.7

0%

3217

-10%

2030

-43%

3540

-1%

3568

0%

* … smaller is better

CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1:
3561 MB/s

CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1:
3017 MB/s

CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1:
693.7 MB/s

CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1:
632 MB/s

CDM 5 Read Seq:
2156 MB/s

CDM 5 Write Seq:
2174 MB/s

CDM 5/6 Read 4K:
52.94 MB/s

CDM 5/6 Write 4K:
197.5 MB/s

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Iris Xe graphics performance is where we expect it to be which is a relief considering the below-average CPU performance recorded above. Users upgrading from laptops with UHD Graphics will see large improvements in all aspects especially for light graphics editing. For gaming, however, the discrete GeForce MX150 or MX250 will still be the superior options for more consistent frame rates and better compatibility. 3DMark results are particularly misleading here as they show our Huawei significantly outperforming the GeForce MX250 even though real-world gaming performance tells a completely different story.

HP Envy 14-eb0010nr

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i5-1135G7


2982 Points ∼100% +109%

Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K

Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7


1603 Points ∼54% +12%

Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW

NVIDIA GeForce MX350, i7-1165G7


1595 Points ∼53% +12%

HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000

Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7


1546 Points ∼52% +8%

Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (1089 – 1670, n=28)





1441 Points ∼48% +1%

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021

Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7


1430 Points ∼48%

Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE

AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000), R7 4800U


1173 Points ∼39% -18%

Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE

AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, R7 4700U


1076 Points ∼36% -25%

Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77

NVIDIA GeForce MX250, i7-8565U


886 Points ∼30% -38%

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 i7

NVIDIA GeForce MX250, i7-10510U


881 Points ∼30% -38%

Asus Zenbook S UX393JA

Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7


848 Points ∼28% -41%

Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7

Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1035G7


794 Points ∼27% -44%

Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B

AMD Radeon RX Vega 5, R3 4300U


733 Points ∼25% -49%

Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U

Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10710U


425 Points ∼14% -70%

HP Envy 14-eb0010nr

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i5-1135G7


3168 Points ∼100% +102%

Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW

NVIDIA GeForce MX350, i7-1165G7


1752 Points ∼55% +11%

Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K

Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7


1749 Points ∼55% +11%

HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000

Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7


1718 Points ∼54% +9%

Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (1192 – 1859, n=26)





1602 Points ∼51% +2%

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021

Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7


1572 Points ∼50%

Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE

AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000), R7 4800U


1338 Points ∼42% -15%

Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE

AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, R7 4700U


1221 Points ∼39% -22%

Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77

NVIDIA GeForce MX250, i7-8565U


990 Points ∼31% -37%

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 i7

NVIDIA GeForce MX250, i7-10510U


980 Points ∼31% -38%

Asus Zenbook S UX393JA

Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7


957 Points ∼30% -39%

Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7

Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1035G7


899 Points ∼28% -43%

Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B

AMD Radeon RX Vega 5, R3 4300U


825 Points ∼26% -48%

Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U

Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10710U


491 Points ∼15% -69%

HP Envy 14-eb0010nr

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i5-1135G7


8131 Points ∼100% +57%

Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K

Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7


5498 Points ∼68% +6%

HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000

Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7


5384 Points ∼66% +4%

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021

Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7


5169 Points ∼64%

Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (3638 – 5848, n=27)





5004 Points ∼62% -3%

Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW

NVIDIA GeForce MX350, i7-1165G7


4371 Points ∼54% -15%

Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE

AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000), R7 4800U


3938 Points ∼48% -24%

Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE

AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, R7 4700U


3579 Points ∼44% -31%

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 i7

NVIDIA GeForce MX250, i7-10510U


2951 Points ∼36% -43%

Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77

NVIDIA GeForce MX250, i7-8565U


2945 Points ∼36% -43%

Asus Zenbook S UX393JA

Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7


2856 Points ∼35% -45%

Huawei Matebook X Pro i5

NVIDIA GeForce MX150, i5-8250U


2740 Points ∼34% -47%

Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7

Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1035G7


2692 Points ∼33% -48%

Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B

AMD Radeon RX Vega 5, R3 4300U


2438 Points ∼30% -53%

Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U

Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10710U


1339 Points ∼16% -74%

Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz

Intel HD Graphics 515, 6Y30


735 Points ∼9% -86%

HP Envy 14-eb0010nr

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i5-1135G7


51846 Points ∼100% +93%

HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000

Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7


29671 Points ∼57% +10%

Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (21542 – 38040, n=18)





28235 Points ∼54% +5%

Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE

AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000), R7 4800U


27160 Points ∼52% +1%

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021

Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7


26910 Points ∼52%

Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K

Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7


26820 Points ∼52% 0%

Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE

AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, R7 4700U


25431 Points ∼49% -5%

Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77

NVIDIA GeForce MX250, i7-8565U


20445 Points ∼39% -24%

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 i7

NVIDIA GeForce MX250, i7-10510U


19583 Points ∼38% -27%

Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B

AMD Radeon RX Vega 5, R3 4300U


18282 Points ∼35% -32%

Asus Zenbook S UX393JA

Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7


16774 Points ∼32% -38%

Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7

Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1035G7


16695 Points ∼32% -38%

Huawei Matebook X Pro i5

NVIDIA GeForce MX150, i5-8250U


16553 Points ∼32% -38%

Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U

Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10710U


9882 Points ∼19% -63%

Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz

Intel HD Graphics 515, 6Y30


6078 Points ∼12% -77%

HP Envy 14-eb0010nr

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i5-1135G7


10250 Points ∼100% +130%

HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000

Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7


6193 Points ∼60% +39%

Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (3192 – 7160, n=22)





5615 Points ∼55% +26%

Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW

NVIDIA GeForce MX350, i7-1165G7


5203 Points ∼51% +17%

Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K

Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7


4709 Points ∼46% +5%

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021

Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7


4466 Points ∼44%

Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE

AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, R7 4700U


4363 Points ∼43% -2%

Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE

AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000), R7 4800U


4323 Points ∼42% -3%

Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77

NVIDIA GeForce MX250, i7-8565U


3943 Points ∼38% -12%

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 i7

NVIDIA GeForce MX250, i7-10510U


3790 Points ∼37% -15%

Huawei Matebook X Pro i5

NVIDIA GeForce MX150, i5-8250U


3538 Points ∼35% -21%

Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7

Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1035G7


3409 Points ∼33% -24%

Honor MagicBook 14, Ryzen 5 4500U

AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000), R5 4500U


3376 Points ∼33% -24%

Asus Zenbook S UX393JA

Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7


3328 Points ∼32% -25%

Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B

AMD Radeon RX Vega 5, R3 4300U


3288 Points ∼32% -26%

Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U

Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10710U


2078 Points ∼20% -53%

Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz

Intel HD Graphics 515, 6Y30


1014 Points ∼10% -77%

HP Envy 14-eb0010nr

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i5-1135G7


11055 Points ∼100% +76%

HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000

Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7


6658 Points ∼60% +6%

Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (5018 – 7090, n=23)





6505 Points ∼59% +3%

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021

Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7


6294 Points ∼57%

Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW

NVIDIA GeForce MX350, i7-1165G7


6208 Points ∼56% -1%

Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE

AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000), R7 4800U


6085 Points ∼55% -3%

Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE

AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, R7 4700U


5346 Points ∼48% -15%

Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K

Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7


5339 Points ∼48% -15%

Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7

Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1035G7


4279 Points ∼39% -32%

Asus Zenbook S UX393JA

Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7


4222 Points ∼38% -33%

Honor MagicBook 14, Ryzen 5 4500U

AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000), R5 4500U


4191 Points ∼38% -33%

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 i7

NVIDIA GeForce MX250, i7-10510U


3614 Points ∼33% -43%

Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77

NVIDIA GeForce MX250, i7-8565U


3585 Points ∼32% -43%

Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B

AMD Radeon RX Vega 5, R3 4300U


3535 Points ∼32% -44%

Huawei Matebook X Pro i5

NVIDIA GeForce MX150, i5-8250U


3483 Points ∼32% -45%

Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U

Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10710U


1940 Points ∼18% -69%

Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz

Intel HD Graphics 515, 6Y30


1186 Points ∼11% -81%

3DMark 11 Performance
6234 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
15620 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
4401 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
1572 points

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Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile

  (37.2 – 47.3, n=5)





41.5 fps ∼100% +201%

Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile

  (33.6 – 37.2, n=4)





35.5 fps ∼86% +157%

Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (12.7 – 21.7, n=13)





16.2 fps ∼39% +17%

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021

Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs


13.8 fps ∼33%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)

 





12 fps ∼29% -13%

Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250

  (9.9 – 12.2, n=3)





11 fps ∼27% -20%

Average NVIDIA GeForce MX150

  (7 – 10.9, n=5)





8.88 fps ∼21% -36%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)

  (4.82 – 8.65, n=3)





6.7 fps ∼16% -51%

Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile

  (58.6 – 62.4, n=2)





60.5 fps ∼100% +234%

Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile

  (47.7 – 51.2, n=4)





49.6 fps ∼82% +174%

Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (15.6 – 26.2, n=13)





21.8 fps ∼36% +20%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)

 





18.8 fps ∼31% +4%

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021

Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs


18.1 fps ∼30%

Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250

  (16.4 – 19, n=4)





17.6 fps ∼29% -3%

Average NVIDIA GeForce MX150

  (12 – 17.4, n=6)





14.8 fps ∼24% -18%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)

  (10.6 – 15.1, n=5)





12.6 fps ∼21% -30%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 10

  (8.1 – 8.1, n=2)





8.1 fps ∼13% -55%

Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile

 





110 fps ∼100% +250%

Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile

  (54.8 – 82.3, n=3)





68 fps ∼62% +117%

Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (30.3 – 47.3, n=13)





39.1 fps ∼36% +25%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)

 





37.5 fps ∼34% +19%

Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250

  (33.7 – 41, n=4)





37.3 fps ∼34% +19%

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021

Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs


31.4 fps ∼29%

Average NVIDIA GeForce MX150

  (23 – 36.9, n=7)





30 fps ∼27% -4%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)

  (20.9 – 29.4, n=5)





25.6 fps ∼23% -18%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 10

  (16.1 – 16.3, n=2)





16.2 fps ∼15% -48%

Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile

  (48.2 – 51, n=2)





49.6 fps ∼100% +396%

Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile

  (38.1 – 51.1, n=4)





42 fps ∼85% +320%

Average NVIDIA GeForce MX150

  (6.9 – 19.9, n=3)





14.5 fps ∼29% +45%

Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250

  (7.9 – 18.6, n=3)





14.2 fps ∼29% +42%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)

 





12.1 fps ∼24% +21%

Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (5.72 – 12.8, n=11)





10.3 fps ∼21% +3%

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021

Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs





10 (3.07min, 7.87P1 – 73.9max) fps ∼20%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)

  (9.19 – 9.3, n=2)





9.25 fps ∼19% -7%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 10

  (5.8 – 10.1, n=2)





7.95 fps ∼16% -20%

Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile

  (90.3 – 97, n=2)





93.7 fps ∼100% +311%

Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile

  (67.7 – 102, n=4)





76.4 fps ∼82% +235%

Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250

  (35.9 – 41.5, n=3)





38.6 fps ∼41% +69%

Average NVIDIA GeForce MX150

  (25.1 – 35.9, n=3)





32 fps ∼34% +40%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)

 





29.8 fps ∼32% +31%

Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (12.6 – 31.9, n=12)





24.1 fps ∼26% +6%

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021

Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs





22.8 (6.07min, 17.9P1 – 102max) fps ∼24%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)

  (20.5 – 22.4, n=2)





21.5 fps ∼23% -6%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 10

  (14.2 – 23.3, n=2)





18.8 fps ∼20% -18%

Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile

  (87.8 – 167, n=2)





127 fps ∼100% +132%

Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250

 





82.1 fps ∼65% +50%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)

 





69.6 fps ∼55% +27%

Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (35.3 – 76.5, n=12)





61.3 fps ∼48% +12%

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021

Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs





54.7 (13.6min, 32.3P1 – 118max) fps ∼43%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)

  (50.1 – 57.1, n=2)





53.6 fps ∼42% -2%

Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile

  (118 – 133, n=2)





125 fps ∼100% +104%

Average NVIDIA GeForce MX150

  (83 – 137, n=3)





114 fps ∼91% +86%

Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile

  (91.6 – 170, n=4)





113 fps ∼90% +84%

Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250

  (95.4 – 101, n=3)





97.7 fps ∼78% +59%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)

 





80.4 fps ∼64% +31%

Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (52.5 – 89.6, n=12)





74.2 fps ∼59% +21%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 10

  (50.9 – 80.9, n=2)





65.9 fps ∼53% +7%

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021

Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs





61.4 (6.35min, 33.3P1 – 196max) fps ∼49%

Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile

  (95.3 – 175, n=2)





135 fps ∼100% +124%

Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250

 





80.9 fps ∼60% +34%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)

 





69.1 fps ∼51% +15%

Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (40.7 – 86.1, n=12)





68.4 fps ∼51% +13%

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021

Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs





60.3 (11.2min, 40P1 – 99.4max) fps ∼45%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)

  (49.5 – 55.8, n=2)





52.7 fps ∼39% -13%

Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile

  (122 – 146, n=2)





134 fps ∼100% +90%

Average NVIDIA GeForce MX150

  (92.2 – 145, n=3)





124 fps ∼93% +76%

Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile

  (99.1 – 178, n=4)





122 fps ∼91% +73%

Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250

  (109 – 124, n=3)





114 fps ∼85% +61%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)

 





101 fps ∼75% +43%

Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (67.6 – 103, n=12)





87.1 fps ∼65% +23%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)

  (79.4 – 91.4, n=2)





85.4 fps ∼64% +21%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 10

  (57.4 – 88.1, n=2)





72.8 fps ∼54% +3%

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021

Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs





70.6 (13.5min, 38.5P1 – 119max) fps ∼53%

Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile

 





118 fps ∼100% +213%

Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile

  (58.5 – 119, n=15)





92.7 fps ∼79% +146%

Average NVIDIA GeForce MX150

  (60.2 – 68.9, n=6)





63.9 fps ∼54% +69%

Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250

  (7.8 – 67.5, n=20)





53 fps ∼45% +41%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)

 





52.5 fps ∼44% +39%

Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (34.1 – 144, n=25)





46.4 fps ∼39% +23%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)

  (30.4 – 46.7, n=16)





37.8 fps ∼32% 0%

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021

Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs




37.7 (25.7min) fps ∼32%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 10

  (11.8 – 37.2, n=9)





28.3 fps ∼24% -25%

Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile

  (63.3 – 127, n=15)





98.7 fps ∼100% +158%

Average NVIDIA GeForce MX150

  (67.1 – 78.5, n=6)





71 fps ∼72% +86%

Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250

  (8.6 – 77.4, n=20)





61.4 fps ∼62% +61%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)

 





56 fps ∼57% +47%

Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (36.5 – 58.6, n=24)





45.3 fps ∼46% +19%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)

  (32 – 50, n=16)





40.2 fps ∼41% +5%

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021

Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs




38.2 (25.7min) fps ∼39%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 10

  (12.5 – 39.7, n=9)





30.7 fps ∼31% -20%

Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile

  (69.1 – 136, n=15)





109 fps ∼100% +129%

Average NVIDIA GeForce MX150

  (82.9 – 162, n=6)





108 fps ∼99% +127%

Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250

  (21.8 – 109, n=20)





85.9 fps ∼79% +80%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)

 





82.3 fps ∼76% +73%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)

  (62.6 – 89, n=16)





72.4 fps ∼66% +52%

Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (47.3 – 87.4, n=24)





63.2 fps ∼58% +33%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 10

  (32.6 – 63, n=9)





50.5 fps ∼46% +6%

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021

Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs




47.6 (29min) fps ∼44%

Average NVIDIA GeForce MX150

  (98.4 – 186, n=6)





124 fps ∼100% +60%

Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile

  (75.8 – 146, n=15)





121 fps ∼98% +57%

Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250

  (71 – 131, n=20)





108 fps ∼87% +40%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)

 





97.1 fps ∼78% +26%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)

  (81.6 – 109, n=16)





92.9 fps ∼75% +20%

Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (72.9 – 86.2, n=24)





80.2 fps ∼65% +4%

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021

Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs




77.3 (47.3min) fps ∼62%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 10

  (53 – 73, n=9)





63.5 fps ∼51% -18%

Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile

  (24 – 42.3, n=60)





38.6 fps ∼100% +202%

Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile

  (29.9 – 40.3, n=28)





35.8 fps ∼93% +180%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)

 





14.9 fps ∼39% +16%

Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (10.3 – 16, n=19)





14 fps ∼36% +9%

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021

Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs





12.8 (10min – 15max) fps ∼33%

Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250

  (9 – 16, n=24)





11.6 fps ∼30% -9%

Average NVIDIA GeForce MX150

  (6.5 – 17, n=25)





11.1 fps ∼29% -13%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)

  (9.68 – 11, n=4)





10.3 fps ∼27% -20%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 10

  (6.6 – 11.5, n=7)





8.96 fps ∼23% -30%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 9

 





8.1 fps ∼21% -37%

Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile

  (52.6 – 80.6, n=49)





68 fps ∼100% +151%

Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile

  (53.6 – 70.4, n=26)





62.7 fps ∼92% +131%

Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (10.6 – 45.9, n=22)





29.3 fps ∼43% +8%

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021

Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs





27.1 (24min – 30max) fps ∼40%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)

 





23.1 fps ∼34% -15%

Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250

  (16.3 – 23.1, n=27)





20.1 fps ∼30% -26%

Average NVIDIA GeForce MX150

  (13.3 – 23.8, n=25)





19 fps ∼28% -30%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)

  (10.7 – 18.4, n=15)





14.3 fps ∼21% -47%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 9

 





13.3 fps ∼20% -51%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 10

  (8.4 – 18.8, n=7)





12.6 fps ∼19% -54%

Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile

  (91.7 – 139, n=16)





126 fps ∼100% +170%

Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile

  (89.7 – 126, n=19)





109 fps ∼87% +134%

Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (21.4 – 65.2, n=22)





52.7 fps ∼42% +13%

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021

Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs





46.6 (41min – 51max) fps ∼37%

Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250

  (30 – 40, n=27)





35.3 fps ∼28% -24%

Average NVIDIA GeForce MX150

  (24.4 – 43.2, n=26)





34.3 fps ∼27% -26%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)

  (21.3 – 36.7, n=8)





27.2 fps ∼22% -42%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 10

  (20.4 – 24.2, n=4)





22.5 fps ∼18% -52%

Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile

  (130 – 207, n=17)





177 fps ∼100% +155%

Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile

  (127 – 209, n=20)





167 fps ∼94% +140%

Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (32.5 – 107, n=22)





84 fps ∼47% +21%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)

 





70.8 fps ∼40% +2%

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021

Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs





69.5 (64min – 74max) fps ∼39%

Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250

  (47.4 – 70, n=24)





60.8 fps ∼34% -13%

Average NVIDIA GeForce MX150

  (42.6 – 72, n=24)





58.2 fps ∼33% -16%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)

  (32.8 – 60, n=16)





45.4 fps ∼26% -35%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 9

 





41.9 fps ∼24% -40%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 10

  (29.7 – 53.8, n=7)





37.7 fps ∼21% -46%

Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile

 





70.4 fps ∼100% +141%

Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile

  (44.5 – 77.3, n=14)





61.1 fps ∼87% +109%

Average NVIDIA GeForce MX150

  (36.7 – 52.3, n=5)





42.8 fps ∼61% +47%

Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250

  (9.8 – 52.6, n=16)





39 fps ∼55% +34%

Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (21.8 – 41.7, n=25)





33 fps ∼47% +13%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)

 





30.5 fps ∼43% +4%

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021

Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs


29.2 fps ∼41%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)

  (22.6 – 29.9, n=15)





25.9 fps ∼37% -11%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 10

  (14.2 – 19.7, n=6)





16.6 fps ∼24% -43%

Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile

 





82.1 fps ∼100% +158%

Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile

  (50.5 – 93.6, n=14)





70.9 fps ∼86% +123%

Average NVIDIA GeForce MX150

  (40.9 – 56, n=5)





47.6 fps ∼58% +50%

Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250

  (9.8 – 57, n=16)





40.2 fps ∼49% +26%

Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (24.5 – 45.6, n=25)





36.8 fps ∼45% +16%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)

 





34.5 fps ∼42% +8%

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021

Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs


31.8 fps ∼39%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)

  (25.2 – 33.8, n=15)





28.9 fps ∼35% -9%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 10

  (15.6 – 22, n=6)





18.7 fps ∼23% -41%

Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile

 





96 fps ∼100% +314%

Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile

  (56.9 – 107, n=14)





82.8 fps ∼86% +257%

Average NVIDIA GeForce MX150

  (48 – 82.7, n=5)





61 fps ∼64% +163%

Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250

  (18.8 – 73.6, n=16)





53.7 fps ∼56% +131%

Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (23.2 – 63.5, n=25)





43.4 fps ∼45% +87%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)

 





42.7 fps ∼44% +84%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)

  (33.1 – 45.6, n=15)





38.3 fps ∼40% +65%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 10

  (23 – 28.4, n=6)





25.2 fps ∼26% +9%

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021

Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs


23.2 fps ∼24%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)

 





23.4 fps ∼100% +4%

Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (16.9 – 27.2, n=5)





22.7 fps ∼97% +1%

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021

Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs





22.5 (5min, 5.47P1 – 263max) fps ∼96%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)

 





16.7 fps ∼71% -26%

Average NVIDIA GeForce MX150

 





16.1 fps ∼69% -28%

Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250

 





15.7 fps ∼67% -30%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 10

 





13.8 fps ∼59% -39%

Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (20.1 – 33.5, n=5)





27.9 fps ∼100% +2%

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021

Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs





27.4 (5.3min, 6.9P1 – 240max) fps ∼98%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)

 





27.4 fps ∼98% 0%

Average NVIDIA GeForce MX150

 





20.9 fps ∼75% -24%

Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250

 





19.9 fps ∼71% -27%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)

  (15 – 19.3, n=2)





17.2 fps ∼62% -37%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 10

 





16.2 fps ∼58% -41%

Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (23.8 – 42.1, n=5)





34.8 fps ∼100% +1%

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021

Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs





34.6 (7.3min, 8.98P1 – 248max) fps ∼99%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)

 





32.5 fps ∼93% -6%

Average NVIDIA GeForce MX150

 





26.8 fps ∼77% -23%

Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250

 





26.7 fps ∼77% -23%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)

  (17 – 22.9, n=2)





20 fps ∼57% -42%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 10

 





19.6 fps ∼56% -43%

Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (66.2 – 95.9, n=5)





82.7 fps ∼100% +4%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)

 





79.7 fps ∼96% 0%

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021

Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs





79.5 (15.3min, 26.8P1 – 243max) fps ∼96%

Average NVIDIA GeForce MX150

 





75.3 fps ∼91% -5%

Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250

 





71.3 fps ∼86% -10%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)

  (41 – 59.6, n=2)





50.3 fps ∼61% -37%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 10

 





48.9 fps ∼59% -38%

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Fan noise is quieter on the 2021 model when compared to the GeForce-powered 2020 model due in part to having no more discrete GPU to cool. Running Witcher 3 on Ultra settings, for example, causes fan noise to stabilize at just 32 dB(A) compared to 38 dB(A) on the GeForce model. However, users aiming for lower settings and higher frame rates will still see fan noise slowly rise to its 38 dB(A) maximum after a few minutes of gaming.

We can notice very slight coil whine on our test unit. The system is otherwise quiet during most low to low-medium loads. In fact, the fans are able to remain silent throughout the entire 90-second 3DMark 06 benchmark scene until the very last few seconds.

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021

Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 i7

GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K

Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7

Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1035G7, SK hynix BC501 HFM256GDGTNG
Razer Blade Stealth i7-1165G7 GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q

GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE

Vega 8 R4000, R7 4800U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
off / environment *

25.4

29.6

-17%

27.7

-9%

28.5

-12%

25.3

-0%

26.3

-4%

Idle Minimum *

25.6

29.6

-16%

27.8

-9%

28.5

-11%

25.3

1%

26.5

-4%

Idle Average *

25.6

29.6

-16%

27.8

-9%

28.5

-11%

25.3

1%

26.5

-4%

Idle Maximum *

25.6

30.3

-18%

27.8

-9%

28.5

-11%

27

-5%

26.5

-4%

Load Average *

28.7

38

-32%

27.9

3%

28.5

1%

47.9

-67%

31.8

-11%

Witcher 3 ultra *

32

38

-19%

32.8

-3%

40.4

-26%

38.4

-20%

35.9

-12%

Load Maximum *

38.2

38

1%

37

3%

40.4

-6%

45.9

-20%

35.9

6%

* … smaller is better

Noise Level

Idle

25.6 / 25.6 / 25.6 dB(A)

Load
28.7 / 38.2 dB(A)
  red to green bar

 

30 dB

silent

40 dB(A)

audible

50 dB(A)

loud

 

min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Earthworks M23R, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 25.4 dB(A)

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2039.335.741.639.341.72527.332.329.630.930.23123.82725.924.625.94023.223.322.625.524.85027.32923.823.9296334.237.223.824.2368029.630.228.729.930.610024.725.124.824.626.512535.335.635.735.635.216022.220.721.420.72120018.517.718.117.119.725019.117.215.214.920.831520.117.815.716.822.240020.717.313.515.524.350020.316.112.213.725.363018.415.712.112.924.380018.615.611.912.223.6100019.415.91111.323.8125018.515.31111.324.2160019.916.311.812.625200020.216.111.612.226.2250020.316.912.112.227.3315020.215.612.111.826.1400020.816.311.611.630.9500020.91812.11227.6630022.215.111.911.726.3800014.512.81211.822.91000013.614.215.21217.31250013.414.513.412.515.1160001517.613.612.515.1SPL32.128.725.625.638.2N1.71.20.80.82.9median 20.1median 16.3median 12.1median 12.5median 24.3Delta1.42.132.92.3hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseHuawei MateBook X Pro 2021

Surface temperatures are warmest at the center of the keyboard and rear of the bottom similar to what we recorded on the 2018 MateBook X Pro even though they don’t share the same cooling solution. However, maximum temperatures are cooler on the newer model at just 42 C compared to 51 C on the 2018 version.

  42.2 °C

108 F
42 °C

108 F
40 °C

104 F
 
  38.4 °C

101 F
39 °C

102 F
36 °C

97 F
 
  35.8 °C

96 F
35.6 °C

96 F
33.6 °C

92 F
 
Maximum: 42.2 °C = 108 F

Average: 38.1 °C = 101 F
39.6 °C

103 F
39.6 °C

103 F
38.2 °C

101 F
35.2 °C

95 F
40.4 °C

105 F
36.8 °C

98 F
30.4 °C

87 F
30.2 °C

86 F
32.6 °C

91 F
Maximum: 40.4 °C = 105 F

Average: 35.9 °C = 97 F

Power Supply (max.)  42.4 °C = 108 F | Room Temperature 20 °C = 68 F | Fluke 62 Mini IR Thermometer

(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 38.1 °C / 101 F, compared to the average of 30.6 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Subnotebook.

(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 42.2 °C / 108 F, compared to the average of 35.7 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22 to 57 °C for the class Subnotebook.

(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 40.4 °C / 105 F, compared to the average of 39.5 °C / 103 F

(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 29.2 °C / 85 F, compared to the device average of 30.6 °C / 87 F.

(+) The palmrests and touchpad are reaching skin temperature as a maximum (35.8 °C / 96.4 F) and are therefore not hot.

(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.4 °C / 83.1 F (-7.4 °C / -13.3 F).

Running Prime95 reveals exactly why the CPU performs so slowly in the MateBook X Pro. Clock rates would boost to only 2.6 GHz for the first few seconds before hitting 89 C and then dropping sharply to 1.8 GHz in order to maintain a cooler core temperature of 68 C. In comparison, the same CPU in the Razer Book 13 would settle at the 2.5 to 2.7 GHz range when under similar testing conditions. The Core i7-1165G7 in the Dell XPS 13 would stabilize at much faster clock rates as well albeit at higher core temperatures. It’s clear that Huawei is favoring cooler temperatures at the cost of lower clock rates even when the system is set to High performance mode.

Running on battery power will limit graphics performance. A Fire Strike run on batteries would return Physics and Graphics scores of 9851 and 3917 points, respectively, compared to 9560 and 5169 points when on mains.

CPU Clock (GHz) GPU Clock (MHz) Average CPU Temperature (°C)
System Idle 40
Prime95 Stress ~1.7 68
Prime95 + FurMark Stress 0.8 – 1.1 650 – 700 65
Witcher 3 Stress 1.8 950 64
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2037.741.637.72531.729.631.73127.325.927.34023.222.623.25026.323.826.36334.323.834.38031.128.731.110034.524.834.512544.335.744.316056.921.456.920060.218.160.225062.215.262.231564.615.764.640067.313.567.350067.512.267.563068.812.168.880072.611.972.6100073.51173.5125073.61173.6160069.911.869.9200068.311.668.3250065.312.165.3315062.812.162.8400059.511.659.5500068.912.168.963007611.976800072.61272.61000069.915.269.91250067.313.467.3160006713.667SPL82.725.682.7N56.90.856.9median 67.3median 12.1median 67.3Delta4.834.835.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6median 17.84.62.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseHuawei MateBook X Pro 2021Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz

Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (82.7 dB)

Bass 100 – 315 Hz

(±) | reduced bass – on average 13.6% lower than median

(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.1% delta to prev. frequency)

Mids 400 – 2000 Hz

(+) | balanced mids – only 2.9% away from median

(+) | mids are linear (3.3% delta to prev. frequency)

Highs 2 – 16 kHz

(+) | balanced highs – only 4.6% away from median

(±) | linearity of highs is average (8.2% delta to prev. frequency)

Overall 100 – 16.000 Hz

(+) | overall sound is linear (10.8% difference to median)

Compared to same class

» 5% of all tested devices in this class were better, 3% similar, 92% worse

» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 19%, worst was 50%

Compared to all devices tested

» 4% of all tested devices were better, 2% similar, 94% worse

» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.6 dB)

Bass 100 – 315 Hz

(±) | reduced bass – on average 11.3% lower than median

(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.2% delta to prev. frequency)

Mids 400 – 2000 Hz

(+) | balanced mids – only 2.4% away from median

(+) | mids are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)

Highs 2 – 16 kHz

(+) | balanced highs – only 2% away from median

(+) | highs are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)

Overall 100 – 16.000 Hz

(+) | overall sound is linear (9.3% difference to median)

Compared to same class

» 2% of all tested devices in this class were better, 1% similar, 97% worse

» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 19%, worst was 50%

Compared to all devices tested

» 2% of all tested devices were better, 1% similar, 98% worse

» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Idling on desktop consumes between 6 W and 11 W depending on the brightness setting and power profile. Running higher loads like games will consume around 33 W to be several watts lower than competing Ultrabooks with the same CPU like the Dell XPS 13, Razer Book 13, or Lenovo Yoga Slim 7. The data makes sense given that the MateBook X Pro also performs slower than all of these aforementioned laptops.

We’re able to record a temporary maximum draw of 67.6 W from the small-medium (9.6 x 6 x 2.8 cm) 65 W AC adapter when running extreme processing loads. Thermal limitations prevent the laptop from drawing too much power over long periods.

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021

i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR, IPS, 3000×2000, 13.90
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 i7

i7-10510U, GeForce MX250, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR, LTPS, 3000×2000, 13.90
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K

i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV, IPS, 3840×2400, 13.40
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7

i5-1035G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), SK hynix BC501 HFM256GDGTNG, IPS, 2256×1504, 13.50
Razer Blade Stealth i7-1165G7 GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q

i7-1165G7, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ, IPS, 1920×1080, 13.30
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE

R7 4800U, Vega 8 R4000, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ, IPS, 1920×1080, 14.00
Idle Minimum *

6.7

4.3

36%

4.3

36%

4.4

34%

4

40%

4

40%

Idle Average *

10

8.5

15%

8.3

17%

7.5

25%

6.3

37%

6.3

37%

Idle Maximum *

10.3

12

-17%

8.8

15%

7.8

24%

14.5

-41%

7.7

25%

Load Average *

35.7

54.8

-54%

46.2

-29%

41.9

-17%

79.2

-122%

48.3

-35%

Witcher 3 ultra *

32.7

47.1

-44%

42.2

-29%

40.8

-25%

68.2

-109%

49

-50%

Load Maximum *

67.6

61.5

9%

47.3

30%

63.9

5%

99.4

-47%

57.6

15%

* … smaller is better

Runtimes are nearly identical to what we recorded on last year’s MateBook X Pro at about 10.5 hours of real-world WLAN use. Charging from empty to full capacity takes about 90 minutes. The included USB-C charger can also be used to quickly charge other USB-C devices and laptops.

Battery Runtime

Idle (without WLAN, min brightness) 19h 27min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 10h 29min
Load (maximum brightness) 3h 02min
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021

i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs, 56 Wh
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 i7

i7-10510U, GeForce MX250, 57.4 Wh
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K

i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs, 52 Wh
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7

i5-1035G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), 45 Wh
Razer Blade Stealth i7-1165G7 GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q

i7-1165G7, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, 53.1 Wh
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE

R7 4800U, Vega 8 R4000, 61 Wh
Reader / Idle

1167

2064

77%

1235

6%

1623

39%

WiFi v1.3

629

622

-1%

430

-32%

495

-21%

541

-14%

619

-2%

Load

182

146

-20%

112

-38%

79

-57%

Pros

+ sleek, thin, and attractive metal design

+ relatively cool operating temperatures

+ well-calibrated colors out of the box

+ quiet fan noise under most loads

+ high quality 3:2 touchscreen

+ dual Thunderbolt 4 ports

+ respectable battery life

+ power efficient

Cons

slow black-white and gray-gray response times

no SD card reader or Kensington Lock

non-upgradeable RAM or WLAN

clickpad has poor feedback

suboptimal webcam angle

underperforming CPU

difficult serviceability

In review: Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021. Test unit provided by Huawei
In review: Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021. Test unit provided by Huawei

We were hoping that the vapor chamber cooler would allow for better CPU performance, but this does not appear to be the case; the Core i7-1165G7 runs about 20 percent slower in the Huawei laptop when compared to most other laptops with the exact same CPU. Similar results were observed on the 2018, 2019, and 2020 MateBook X Pro models as well. This won’t be an issue for users who simply want an ultrathin notebook for browsing, streaming, and light editing workloads, but users who want the best that Intel Tiger Lake can offer will want to look elsewhere.

Excellent visual design held back by the slower-than-average CPU, suboptimal webcam positioning, and soft clickpad.

The clickpad is also divisive. Though large, its integrated mouse buttons are spongy, shallow, and difficult to click accurately. An external mouse is highly recommended.

Lastly, the pop-up webcam definitely needs to go. Its concept made sense in 2018 when normal webcams couldn’t fit in ultra-narrow bezels, but the newest Dell XPS and HP Spectre webcams have made Huawei’s webcam obsolete.

Almost everything else about the laptop is good to excellent for its category including the low fan noise, polished visual design, relatively cool running temperatures, respectable battery life, and great 3:2 display. It’s a shame that the disappointing CPU, soft clickpad, and outdated webcam are holding it back.

The 2021 MateBook X Pro is not available through most brick-and-mortar retailers in the United States. Interested users in North America can still import the laptop from online retailers including Amazon or Banggood.com when it becomes available this April worldwide. Huawei will launch the model starting from 1399 Euros in major markets including Germany, Italy, France, UK and Spain.

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021 – 03/27/2021 v7

Allen Ngo

Connectivity

57 / 75 → 76%

Games Performance

64 / 78 → 83%

Application Performance

92 / 85 → 100%

Subnotebook – Weighted Average

Allen Ngo, 2021-03-29 (Update: 2021-03-29)

Allen Ngo

After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There’s a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I’m not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.

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