Huawei MateBook D 14: Elegant 14-inch laptop with a very good battery life
The current incarnation of the Huawei MateBook D 14, an elegant 14-inch office laptop, comes from the 2021 model year and is currently sold at prices starting from 600 Euros (~$652). Huawei uses a metal case that is kept in a matte grey color (Space Grey).
The laptop is run by a Core i5-1135G7 Tiger Lake processor that offers sufficient performance for Office and Internet applications. It also allows you to play computer games, as long as they pose only moderate demands on the hardware. The CPU is accompanied by 8 GB of working memory (LPDDR4X-4266, dual-channel mode). Since the memory is soldered in, it cannot be expanded or replaced.
The storage space of 512 GB should be sufficient for the targeted usage scenarios of the MateBook D 14. If the storage on the built-in PCIe 3 SSD (M.2-2280) is insufficient, you could also replace it with a higher-capacity model. The Huawei laptop doesn't offer any space for additional drives.
A battery charge (56 Wh) is sufficient for a WLAN runtime of almost 12.5 hours, which is a very good value. The laptop can be charged using a 65-Watt USB-C charger. Unfortunately, the USB-C port of the laptop only supports the USB 3.2 Gen 1 standard. The matte 14-inch display (FHD, IPS) delivers a good contrast and decent color reproduction, but only offers a low color space coverage and low brightness.
You can find additional information and many benchmark results in our review of the Huawei MateBook D 14 (2021).