The MateBook X Pro, Huawei’s flagship laptop, has been updated for 2022. Huawei modified the display, added a new touchpad, enlarged the battery pack, altered the metal chassis coating and installed 12th-gen Intel CPUs.

The Intel P-series of 12th-gen CPUs is geared towards thin and light business notebooks such as the MateBook X Pro. The Core i7-1260P processor contains four performance cores, eight efficiency cores and sixteen threads. That’s a significant improvement over last year’s Core i7-1165G7, which has four cores and eight threads.

The GPU is still an integrated Intel Iris Xe G7 capable of light gaming and image editing. The MateBook X Pro 2022 does not have a segregated GPU option.

New battery and coating

The battery capacity increased from 56Wh to 60Wh in the new model, with two additional speakers and microphones for a total of six speakers and four microphones. The result is a competent laptop that looks the part.

Given Huawei’s sophisticated new Micro-arc Oxidation Coating technology, the new MateBook X Pro is a little lighter, weighing only 1.26kg (compared to 1.33kg for the 2021 model). Furthermore, Huawei introduced some daring new hues like space grey, ink blue, and white.

New touchpad

The screen has been upgraded to a 14.2-inch 3.1K FullView panel with a brightness of 500 nits. Full HDR compatibility is available, and pretty colors may be expected. The new touchpad, Huawei Free Touch, offers eight novel gesture features for screenshots, brightness, volume adjustment and more.

Newer Intel Core processors are terrific performers, though we’ve seen several laptops struggle to keep up with modern hybrid CPUs, culminating in some thermal throttling. Huawei is employing a novel Shark Fin Fan cooling technology, which is supposed to keep the MateBook X Pro running for extended periods.