What is it?

A premium laptop with bigger specs than Elton John.

Huawei are more known for their smartphones, but the Chinese company has a new range of tablets and computers. Their top of the line MateBook X Pro takes aim at both the MacBook Pro and Surface Pro laptops with similar characteristics but at a lower price point.

Good Points?

All the boxes that make an exceptional laptop are ticked on the MateBook X Pro with an Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce MX150 dedicated GPU with 2GB of memory and a 512GB NVMe PCIe SSD.

The finesse is provided by a 3K LTPS touchscreen display which has a 91 per cent screen-to-body ratio. This "full view" labelled design offers a near borderless screen and with its 3000 x 2000 resolution gives detailed and vibrant visuals.

A substantial 57.4Wh battery capacity will easily handle a full day of business or social endeavours before it needs to be charged.

Bad points?

The recessed camera on the keyboard is a great idea but falls a little short in practice due to its shallow unmovable angle that requires you to be sat a bit further back than you'd like.

Best for ...

Those who want a genuine computing beast with a slick design for far less than you'd pay for a competitor from Apple or Microsoft.

Avoid if ...

You are easily swayed by conspiracy theories, particularly the one that US security agencies hold that Huawei is in cahoots with the Chinese government/military and using its telecommunications equipment to spy on us.

Score: 9/10.

Huawei MateBook X Pro, £1,199 (amazon.com)