Huawei MateBook D 15 2018 53010BRU
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Huawei MateBook D 15 2018 53010BRU
Source: Ofertaman ES→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Big screen; elegant design; good price; nice display.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/09/2018
Source: Tabletowo PL→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/23/2019
Rating: Total score: 74% performance: 60% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 95%
Source: CZC CZ→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Elegant design; solid workmanship; compact size; nice performance; bright display; long battery life; decent speakers; good price / performance ratio. Negative: No card reader; no backlit keys; poor webcam.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/18/2019
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 Güneş
NVIDIA 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.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
i5-8250U: 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-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.
The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Huawei: Huawei Technologies Co, Ltd. is a Chinese telecommunications company and hardware manufacturer founded in 1987 and headquartered in Shenzhen. Huawei is a global leader in information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. Huawei provides end-to-end solutions for telecommunications networks, devices, and smartphones, as well as storage, servers, networking, and cloud computing enterprise solutions and products.
In 2014, Huawei established the Honor subsidiary brand under which certain smartphone lines are sold. The Huawei name is usually not listed for these products.
74%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.