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G’day MateBook: Huawei’s awesome ultrabook is finally headed Down Under

Announced back in February, Huawei's excellent MateBook X Pro made waves by offering productivity-focused individuals a sleek Windows 10-powered alternative to Apple's MacBook Pro, as well as a worthy competitor to Dell’s impressive XPS 13 ultrabook.

Described as the "best laptop of 2018" in our five-star review, Huawei's MateBook X Pro is finally coming to Australia, with the ultrabook announced for release at the Australian launch of Huawei's Mate 20 phone range in Sydney last night. 

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Available in Australia from November 22, the Huawei MateBook X Pro boasts a stunning 13.9-inch 3K (3,000 x 2,000) LED touch display with a tiny 4.4mm bezel surrounding it, giving it a 91% screen-to-body ratio.

That display is housed within a lightweight (1.33kg) and super-slim (14.6mm) metallic body with diamond cut edges. It also sports a One Touch power button with fingerprint scanning functionality and a pop-up camera that's hidden in the F6 key. 

Prospective MateBook X Pro buyers will be able to choose from 8th-gen Intel Core i5-8250U and i7-8550U processor options, with 8GB or 16GB of LPDDR3 RAM, and either 256GB or 512GB of SSD storage.

While local pricing has yet to be announced for Huawei's MateBook X Pro, Microsoft representatives at the event told us that the ultrabook would be coming soon to its Australian retail and online stores.

Stephen Lambrechts

Stephen is a Senior Editor who primarily covers phones and entertainment for TechRadar in Australia, and has written professionally across the categories of tech, film, television and gaming for over a decade. He's obsessed with smartphones, televisions, and consuming all forms of media at the highest quality possible. He's also likely to talk a person’s ear off at the mere mention of Android, cats, sneakers or Italian horror cinema.