Huawei Notebook brings hidden webcam to paranoid on duty

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Huawei Notebook brings hidden webcam to paranoid on duty:

Huawei product  Matebook XPro, present to launch this week during the MWC 2018 in Barcelona, ​​is what happens when designers summarize the Microsoft Surface Book line to the essential features, adding a bit of paranoia on top for an extra taste.

New laptop has a 13.9-inch screen with a resolution of 3,000X2,000 pixels, the laptop will be available to purchase in three different configurations , with prices starting at 1,500 euros – the new laptop will reaches the market in the second quarter of the year.

Company installed three features which differentiate the Matebook X Pro from its rivals. First, Huawei is offering discrete graphics cards in a 14.6mm thick format – not as thin as an Ultrabook, but less thick than Surface Book 2, for example. Huawei also achieved a “screen-to-body” ratio of 91%, which helps to reduce display edges. But this design came with a price: the manufacturer removed the webcam from the top of the screen and placed it under a key on the keyboard.

Hidden camera:

Company placed a camera of 1MB in between the keyboard that why it named as hidden camera, there is a kind of secret compartment under one of the function keys, hiding a tiny 1MB webcam. When you need to, just push the button up and use the camera. However, most people know that a camera from the bottom up will not get very interesting angles, so maybe the company will rethink that for next year.

Huawei will sell the Matebook X Pro in three different configurations:

– Core i5 chip, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD NVMe: 1,499 euros

– Core i5 chip, 8GB of RAM, 512GB SSD NVD: 1,699 euros

– Core i7 chip, 16GB of RAM, 512GB SSD NVD: 1,899 euros

For comparison, a Surface Book 2 with a Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD comes out for $ 2,500.

Specifications and Features

X Pro offers plenty of storage space, which is already a consolation.

  • Screen: 13.9 inches LTPS (3,000 x 2,000); 450 nits, 100% sRGB color 
  • CPU: Core i7-8550U / Core i5-8250U Eighth-generation Core Processors (Kaby Lake-R)
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce MX150, 2 GB GDDR5
  • Memory: 8GB / 16GB LPDDR3
  • Storage: 256GB / 512GB NVMe SSD
  •  Wi-Fi: 802.11ac, 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 4.1
  • Connections: USB-C (2), including 1 with Thunderbolt
  •  Battery: 57.4Wh

In this new product Huawei is also making standard a discrete graphics card. The MX150 is in fact an entry-level chip that Nvidia which is introduced in the middle of 2017. Although it does not come close to the rival options of Surface Book 2 discrete boards like the GTX 1050 and 1060, it’s a step up from normal boards that are usually found in these notebooks.

It also include a set of four speakers with Dolby Atmos, which the company promises that will deliver great audio for end-users and professionals, battery life of up to 12 hours for video playback and 15 hours for web browsing estimated, and keyboard proof of water splashes.

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