Huawei MateBook D 2018 53010BRU
Reviews for the Huawei MateBook D 2018 53010BRU
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Positive: Big screen; elegant design; good price; nice display.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/09/2018
Model: I think we are all aware that Huawei is originally a smartphone manufacturer. But a few years ago they started with manufacturing of laptops, just because they saw an opportunity. In my opinion, they delivered what they wanted too.
The MateBook D is in the high mid-range compared to the higher MateBook X Pro laptops. It can be considered as a multimedia device too, as it is equipped with entry level dedicated MX150 GPU. Together with Intel 8th generation i5-8250U, casual gaming is also possible.
Of course it has its own drawbacks too. For instance, if there were an SSD installed, it would be great, but unfortunately there is only a conventional 1 TB HDD and it is a slow one. Of course you can always change it. A free M.2 slot is there, only if you screw the whole base unit to reach it.
Its matte IPS panel is satisfactory, but don’t expect much in terms of brightness. Connectivity wise, there is nothing much. 2 USB 3, 1 USB 2 and an HDMI. A USB Type-C would be nice, but nope.
With this package, is it future proof? Absolutely not. It is missing all modern connections. But at least GPU and CPU will stay relevant for maybe next 2-3 years. I suggest you to have an SSD installed as well. In order to not void warranty, go to a service point if there are any in your country.
So, should you purchase this laptop? Depending on your budget it can be a good choice. Its price starts from 700 Euros at the time or writing. If there was an SSD, it would be a no miss. But even with its current form at 1.9 kg and 16.9 mm thickness, it is still considerable.
If you think this device for day to day office tasks, some multimedia and very light gaming, go ahead. But other than that, I wouldn't suggest it. The HDD really kills the potential here. The other aspect to consider is the form factor. Sure, you can find other devices in this price range with an SSD installed, but they will be most likely made out of plastic, thicker and heavier. You need to pick between form and performance. Considering that you can have an SSD installed later on, you should think of your way of usage. If it is going to sit all day on your desktop and wont be a real mobile companion, then you might consider other options. But if it will be your mobile device, carrying around all day long, definitely have an SSD. It will have a huge impact in overall performance.
Shortly, if you are considering this device without having an SSD installed, don't buy it. You might end up complaining to yourself all the time about why your MateBook is slow.
Hands-on article by Ümit Yılmaz GüneşNVIDIA GeForce MX150: Pascal GP108 based laptop graphics card and mobile version of the desktop GeForce GT 1030. Offers 384 shader cores and usually 2 GB GDDR5 with a 64 Bit memory bus. Manufactured in 14nm. With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
8250U: Kaby-Lake-Refresh based low power quad-core processor. The four cores are clocked between 1.6 and 3.4 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading. The integrated GPU is clocked between 300 and 1,100 MHz. The SoC is manufactured in a 14nm+ FinFET process. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.
Huawei: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. is a Chinese company founded in 1987 with focus on telecommunications hardware and 170000 employees. In the first quarter of 2016, Huawei had a market share of 8.2% in the smartphone market, making it the third-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. Compared to the same quarter of 2015, Huawei increased its market share by more than 58%.
In 2014, Huawei created the sub brand Honor and offers certain smartphone series under this name. The name Huawei is usually not listed for these products.
There are a lot of reviews on Huawei phones with slightly above average ratings (as of 2016).
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.