Huawei MateBook X Pro price and specs via Revu Philippines

Huawei MateBooks finally launching in PH as early as April?

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In June 2018, Huawei president for consumer business group Jim Xu told us at Revü that they will be offering their laptops in the Philippines by end of that year. That didn’t happen. Well, it looks like the plan is finally pushing through this 2019.

Two sources who are familiar with Huawei’s local plans informed us on separate occasions that they will start selling their MateBook line, their answer to notebooks such as Apple’s MacBook, soon.

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They said they can’t elaborate on the information just yet, but added that the products will be on display in select Huawei stores.

This led us to visit three of the company’s shops in the southern part of Metro Manila. All confirmed that the MateBook is indeed coming to the Philippines this year. The manager of one of the stores offered more information:

  • that the MateBook will be launched as early as April; and
  • that at least two models will be initially available, and one of them is the Huawei MateBook 13.

To refresh your memory, the Huawei MateBook 13 is like a slimmer MacBook Air, but one version has Nvidia GPU. It debuted in China and was showcased at CES in Las Vegas, United States, and at the February 24 event we attended at MWC 2019 in Barcelona, Spain, where the refreshed Huawei MateBook X Pro and the new Huawei MateBook 14 were unveiled.

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The Intel Core i5 (Whiskey Lake) Mystic Silver base model — the one without the discrete GPU — is priced at $999 (around P52,787). The Intel Core i7 Space Gray variant with Nvidia GeForce MX graphics 150, on the other hand, retails at $1,299 (P68,639).

We promise to give you more updates on this, so stay tuned.

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Editor-in-chief: Alora Uy Guerrero has 17 years of experience as an editor for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. She took time off journalism to manage OPPO’s digital-marketing campaigns. When not busy with her babies, she’s working on Revü, a passion project — or probably traveling or obsessing over her favorite bands, movies, TV shows, and basketball teams.