At a launch event in China, Huawei has launched the updated versions of MateBook D 15 and MateBook D 14.
Both laptops also come with a Ryzen version that boasts AMD dual-channel memory design, 30 percent higher graphics performance and the AMD R5 3500U chipset.
Let’s look at the details.
MateBook D 15
Design and Display
As the name suggests, the D15 comes with a 15.6-inch IPS display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, 178-degree viewing angles, 87 percent screen-to-body ratio and a 16:9 aspect ratio.
The display has considerably thin bezels and the laptop has a typical black and grey color scheme. The device is manufactured using an aluminum alloy, weighs 1.9 kg and is 16.9mm thick.
The design is reminiscent of Apple’s MacBook Air/Pro with a large trackpad, sizeable keys and a clean aesthetic.
The MateBook D 15 comes with Intel’s 10th generation Core i7 processor topped with the NVIDIA GeForce MX250. The processor is coupled with 16 GB RAM and an impressive 1TB HDD or 512GB SSD storage.
The laptop features Shark Fin 2.0 Silent Fan that will improve heat dissipation since it uses a stronger volume of air. It also sports a one-touch power button with fingerprint recognition and Windows Hello support.
As far as the connectivity is concerned, it comes with a USB Type-C port, a USB 2.0 port, two USB 3.0 ports, HMDI, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The company has also confirmed that the laptop will run on a pre-installed version of Windows 10 which is a big win from Huawei as Microsoft was recently granted an exemption to work with the Chinese company.
Battery and Pricing
Once fully charged the laptop can last 13 hours if you are doing simple office work, 13.2 hours with Full HD video playback and is capable of 12 hours of web browsing.
MateBook D 15 is currently available in following variants and prices:
- i5/MX250/8GB/256GB SSD + 1TB HDD ~ 5,299 yuan
- i5/MX250/16GB/256GB SSD + 1TB HDD ~ 5,599 yuan
- i7/MX250/16GB/256GB SSD + 1TB HDD ~ 6,599 yuan
- Ryzen – R5/8GB/256GB SSD + 1TB HDD ~ 3,999 yuan
- Ryzen – i5/8GB/256GB SSD + 1TB HDD ~ 4,299 yuan
The laptop is available for pre-order and will go on sale by 3rd December in China.
MateBook D 14
This one is basically the same laptop as the D15, but the display and body is slightly smaller. Huawei MateBook D 14 features a 14-inch IPS display with FHD resolution.
The body looks pretty similar to Apple’s MacBook Air and has the same thickness i.e. 15.9 mm. The device weighs 1.38 kg and has a 180-degree hinge.
The prices and variants of the laptop are:
- i5/MX250/8GB/512GB SSD ~ 5,199 yuan
- i5/MX250/16GB/512GB SSD ~ 5,499 yuan
- i7/MX250/16GB/512GB SSD ~ 6,499 yuan
- Ryzen – R5/8GB/512GB SSD ~ 3,999 yuan
- Ryzen – R5/16GB/512GB SSD ~ 4,999 yuan
The laptop is available for pre-order and will go on sale by 3rd December.