Huawei has refreshed its premium MateBook X Pro as well as it’s more budget-friendly MateBook D 14 and MateBook D 15 laptops. Like its premium brother, both of the laptops have got a decent upgrade notably on the hardware front, with 10th Intel Comet Lake and also AMD Ryzen 3000U processors.
These laptops are the refreshed ones with not much difference physically and the MateBook D 14 and MateBook D 15 having 14-inch and 15.6-inch displays respectively. They feature 1920 x 1080px screens and have slightly higher weights of 1.38kg and 1.62 kg for the 14-inch and 15-inch variants, respectively.
The displays come with a screen-to-body ratio of up to 87% and an aspect ratio of 16:9 which makes it look even better. Huawei has sacrificed the webcam on the top to get the most out of the frame for the display and shifted the webcam into the keys like in the Honor MagicBook.
Also, there’s a fingerprint recognition power button that was previously only found on high-end notebooks. The 15.6-inch model has a smaller 42Wh battery while a bigger 56Wh battery goes inside the 14-inch one which gives a good overall battery life.
You can configure the laptops up to 10th Intel Core i7-10510U Comet Lake CPUs and you also get cheaper AMD options up to Ryzen 7 3700U processors. For heat dissipation, we have the latest shark fin 2.0 silent fan and there’s 65W USB-C charging support also.
If you are opting for Intel then you can get a discrete NVIDIA GeForce MX250 graphics with 2GB GDDR5 VRAM while the AMD version only has the powerful Vega iGPU.
You can configure the RAM up to 8GB and SSD storage up to 512GB for the 14-inch version while the 15.6-inch version can hold an additional HDD as well. Both the laptops look similar to the MacBook Air along with a full-size backlit keyboard and a large trackpad.
Even though both the Huawei MateBook D 14 & D 15 has a premium feel to it but they are a lot cheaper as the 14-inch has a starting price tag of €699 for the Ryzen variants while the Intel variant begins at €949 since it features a discrete Nvidia MX250 GPU. The MateBook D 15 starts at €649 for the AMD models and €949 for the Intel Core i5 version coupled with MX250.
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