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When it comes to smartphones, the last few years have seen Huawei establish itself as more than worthy competition for Apple. Now, the Chinese electronic giant appears to be gunning for Cupertino on the notebook front having just introduced its latest creation — the MateBook X.

With its lithe profile and fanless design, the Windows notebook bears more than a passing resemblance to Apple’s 12-inch MacBook. In terms of how it measures up size-wise, the MateBook is 12.5mm thick against 13.1mm for the 12-inch MacBook and 14.9mm for the latest 13-inch MacBook Pro.

Getting further into specifics, the MateBook X comes with a seventh-generation Intel Core i7 chip, 8GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD, which should be more than ample for day-to-day tasks. The battery packs a fair wallop too, with up to 10 hours of 1080p video playback possible on a single charge. The 13-inch 2K display will allow you to watch said videos in high quality, and you need not worry about overheating thanks to the “microencapsulated phase change material” casing.

Additional perks include a fingerprint sensor integrated into the power button for ease of access and a splash-resistant keyboard. Look out for more news on Huawei’s machine, including pricing, coming soon.

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  • Source: Arstechnica
  • Featured and Gallery Images: Valentina Palladino / Arstechnica
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