We were hoping that the vapor chamber cooler would allow for better CPU performance, but this does not appear to be the case; the Core i7-1165G7 runs about 20 percent slower in the Huawei laptop when compared to most other laptops with the exact same CPU. Similar results were observed on the 2018, 2019, and 2020 MateBook X Pro models as well. This won't be an issue for users who simply want an ultrathin notebook for browsing, streaming, and light editing workloads, but users who want the best that Intel Tiger Lake can offer will want to look elsewhere.
Excellent visual design held back by the slower-than-average CPU, suboptimal webcam positioning, and soft clickpad.
The clickpad is also divisive. Though large, its integrated mouse buttons are spongy, shallow, and difficult to click accurately. An external mouse is highly recommended.
Lastly, the pop-up webcam definitely needs to go. Its concept made sense in 2018 when normal webcams couldn't fit in ultra-narrow bezels, but the newest Dell XPS and HP Spectre webcams have made Huawei's webcam obsolete.
Almost everything else about the laptop is good to excellent for its category including the low fan noise, polished visual design, relatively cool running temperatures, respectable battery life, and great 3:2 display. It's a shame that the disappointing CPU, soft clickpad, and outdated webcam are holding it back.