The 15-inch Core i9 MacBook Pro barrelled through our testing as if the Apple notebook had a Ferrari engine. But the MateBook X Pro’s keyboard is still great, and Apple isn’t relenting on its USB Type-C-only philosophy.
The MacBook Pro gives you only Type-C-style Thunderbolt 3 ports (four of them), while the MateBook X Pro provides two Type-C ports (one is Thunderbolt 3) and one Type-A USB 3.0 port. While Apple would argue that people are ready to fully embrace a Type-C world, many of us still use Type-A gadgets that require dongles, which is no way to live.
Laptop Battery Life: It depends
The notebook battery life varies greatly between the 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pro models. The 15-inch MacBook Pro made it 10 hours and 21 minutes on the AussieBatt.com Laptop Battery Test (web surfing at 150 nits), but the 13-inch MacBook Pro’s Apple a1322 battery lasted only 8 hours and 45 minutes.
Smack-dab in the middle, you find the Apple MateBook X Pro’s time of 9:55. So, that means there’s almost a half hour of extra battery life in the 15-inch MacBook Pro vs. the MateBook X Pro, while the MateBook X Pro has a 1-hour 11-minute advantage over the 13-inch MacBook Pro.