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Huawei MateBook D

Specifications

Huawei MateBook D
Huawei MateBook D (MateBook Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX - 2048 MB, Core: 1122-1176 MHz, Memory: 900 MHz, GDDR5, ForceWare 385.41, Optimus
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4-2400
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, no, BOE070C, IPS
Mainboard
Intel Kaby Lake-U + iHDCP 2.2 Premium PCH
Storage
SanDisk SD8SN8U128G1027, 128 GB 
Soundcard
Intel Kaby Lake-U/Y PCH - High Definition Audio
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 0 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, Hall sensor
Networking
Intel 8265 Tri-Band WiFi (Oak Peak) Network Adapter (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 16.9 x 358 x 239 ( = 0.67 x 14.09 x 9.41 in)
Battery
43.3 Wh, 3800 mAh Lithium-Ion, 11.4 V, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 8.5 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Primary Camera: 1 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.842 kg ( = 64.97 oz / 4.06 pounds), Power Supply: 182 g ( = 6.42 oz / 0.4 pounds)

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 81.95% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 73%, features: 30%, display: 82% mobility: 77%, workmanship: 79%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 88%

Reviews for the Huawei MateBook D

81.9% Huawei MateBook D (i7-7500U, GeForce 940MX) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
Wallet-friendly mainstream..business? Huawei's 15.6-inch mainstream laptop surely looks the part, but while the build quality is good and the overall performance decent, the MateBook D suffers from a few significant shortcomings.
Huawei MateBook D Hands On: For the Masses
Source: Lowyat.net English
It remains to be seen if Huawei will be bringing its laptops to Malaysia, but for a first try, the company seems to be off to an encouraging start with the MateBook D.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/08/2017
Huawei MateBook D hands-on review
Source: Stuff TV English
I'm not entirely convinced by the MateBook D. It's too big, and too generic, to really impress. A MacBook Pro is thinner, more powerful, and (I think) better looking.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/23/2017

Foreign Reviews

Huaweis erstes Notebook im beliebten 15,6-Zoll-Format
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/24/2017
¡CHOLLO! Huawei MateBook D. Portátil 15,6" metálico con pantalla FullHD IPS (555 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Large screen; metal case; nice display; good price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/22/2017
Ultraportátil 15,6": Huawei Matebook D [53019784]
Source: Putoinformatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Large screen; decent hardware; good display; nice connectivity; good price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/18/2017
Huawei Matebook D. Portátil equilibrado con buen diseño (699 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; good price; decent hardware; nice display; solid workmanship.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/30/2017
Huawei Matebook D. Portátil equilibrado con buen diseño (699 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; good price; decent hardware; compact size; lightweight; long battery life. Negative: No backlit keys.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/18/2017
¡Chollo! Huawei MateBook D. Portátil 15,6" metálico con pantalla FullHD IPS (599 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Large screen; excellent display; good price; great built quality.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/26/2017
82% مراجعة حاسب هواوي المحمول MateBook D
Source: Unlimited Tech →EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/11/2017
Rating: Total score: 82%

Comment

Model: The Huawei MateBook D is not the most exciting product in Huawei's first laptop range, but it may be suitable as your next computing device with a solidly built design and lots of impressive specs. Despite Huawei's apparent business aspirations, most users will likely compare the MateBook D to other, similar laptops like the Asus VivoBook S15, the HP Envy 15 or even the pricier, but significantly more upscale and powerful Dell XPS 15. The design of the MateBook D is best described as lackluster, as this looks much like any other business-focused laptop used over the past few years. The build quality is very good: gaps are even and the base unit resists twisting quite well with only minor creaks. The display lid twists more readily, but even pushing down hard on the back has no effect whatsoever and the picture remains free of discolorations or ripples. It is heavy at 1.9 kg but does have an attractive top cover. When a user opens it up, he can see the 15.6-inch Full HD display and the keyboard just down below. The MateBook D comes with a matte Full HD IPS panel. At an average of about 260 nits, the BOE panel features similar brightness as the LG panel Asus uses for the VivoBook S15. The display on the Huawei MateBook D looks good, but will not impress as much as the MateBook X with its QHD resolution. Here a user is only getting 142 ppi, but it should provide improved battery life.

In terms of processing power, a user will have the choice of either the Core i5 or i7 seventh-generation processors from Intel. The MateBook D features a discrete Nvidia GeForce 940MX in addition to the integrated Intel HD 620. Then there are a variety of RAM options. It gets a little complicated here, but these options range from 4 GB of RAM with 500 GB of storage, which is the cheapest model, up to 16 GB of RAM with 128 GB of SSD storage and 1 TB of HDD storage. System performance is decent. Perceived performance is great with no lags thanks to the primary SSD. Booting is particularly swift at only about 10 seconds from a cold start to the Windows desktop. Huawei has partnered with Dolby to ensure the design of the laptop is ideal for viewing video content. In addition, a few software tweaks should make it more efficient. It means the speakers are in better places for watching movies, as well as having a slightly less reflective screen. One of the benefits of the MateBook D is the number of connectivity ports on offer. There is a DC-in jack, a 3.5 mm headphone jack, two USB 3.0 ports, and a USB 2.0 port, as well as an HDMI port.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

NVIDIA GeForce 940MX: Mid-range laptop graphics card based on the Maxwell architecture. Compared to the older 940M, the MX now also supports GDDR5 graphics memory and maybe slightly faster clock speeds. Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  
7500U: Kaby-Lake based SoC with two CPU cores clocked at 2.7 to 3.5 GHz, HyperThreading and manufactured with an improved 14nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15.6":

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.
1.842 kg:

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).
81.95%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2017-06-13)