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. 

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
Senior Journalist, Phones and Entertainment

Stephen primarily covers phones and entertainment for TechRadar's Australian team, and has written professionally across the categories of tech, film, television and gaming in both print and online for over a decade. He's obsessed with smartphones, televisions, consoles and gaming PCs, and has a deep-seated desire to consume 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, retro sneaker releases, travelling and physical media, such as vinyl and boutique Blu-ray releases. Right now, he's most excited about QD-OLED technology, The Batman and Hellblade 2: Senua's Saga.