Deal | Huawei MateBook D with Ryzen 5 and 256 GB SSD is only $500 right now

Huawei MateBook D with Ryzen 5 and 256 GB SSD is only $500 right now (Image source: Newegg)
Huawei MateBook D with Ryzen 5 and 256 GB SSD is only $500 right now (Image source: Newegg)
Not turned off by Huawei's turbulent business practices? Many of its products have been getting cheaper and cheaper to attract more eyes. The latest is the entry-level MateBook D Ultrabook now retailing for about half the price of a flagship alternative while offering nearly the same performance.

Newegg is currently hosting a sale on the Huawei MateBook D for just under $500 USD down from the initial price of $630. As opposed to the MateBook X series, the MateBook D series consists of the manufacturer's entry-level offerings for more cost-conscious consumers.

What makes this deal notable is that the MateBook D offers many of the same staple features of a flagship MateBook X but for essentially half the price. The narrow side bezels, think profile, and primary SSD, and 1080p display are yet to be common attributes for laptops retailing under $500. The AMD Ryzen 5 2500U processor in particular is comparable to an Intel Core i5-8250U or i5-8265U as found on most Ultrabooks today.

The wild card, of course, is Huawei's turbidity in the global market. Microsoft has already pulled Huawei laptops from its stores, component manufacturers have cut ties, and even Huawei itself is unsure how it will proceed in the laptop business. Needless to say, you may want to consider different warranty options as manufacturer warranty and even Microsoft security updates could all be on the chopping block one to two years down the line.

See our full review on both the Huawei MateBook D Intel and AMD versions for our full take on the model.

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Allen Ngo, 2019-06-19 (Update: 2019-06-19)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.