Computex 2018 | The Huawei MateBook D gets an unexpected refresh to include the Ryzen 5 2500U with Vega 8 graphics
The MateBook D is the more affordable of the MateBook trio since both the MateBook X (MateBook X Pro) and MateBook E 2-in-1 occupy more premium segments. Huawei has previously indicated that this 15.6-inch notebook is a business styled product, but in our review we got the feeling that people would be more likely to compare it to consumer models like the Asus VivoBook S15 or HP Envy 15.
A Ryzen 5 2500U has replaced the dual-core Intel i7-7500U, now offering four cores and eight threads at 2.0/3.6 GHz base/boost. The aging Nvidia 940mx (Maxwell) has been removed in place of the Ryzen 5 2500U’s integrated Vega 8 GPU running at up to 1100 MHz. Vega 8 performance is closer to what you get from the newer Pascal-based MX150 than the 940MX.
Memory and storage are typical for the price bracket with 8 GB of RAM and a Samsung 256 GB SSD. Wireless is handled by the respectable Intel 8265 for 2x2 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.2. The port selection is made up of two USB3, one USB-C (doubles as charging port), HDMI, and 3.5 mm audio.
No details yet on pricing and availability.
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