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Computex 2018 | The Huawei MateBook D gets an unexpected refresh to include the Ryzen 5 2500U with Vega 8 graphics

The Huawei Matebook D is getting a refresh to include the AMD Ryzen 2500U with Vega 8. (Source: NotebookCheck)
The Huawei Matebook D is getting a refresh to include the AMD Ryzen 2500U with Vega 8. (Source: NotebookCheck)
AMD’s press conference earlier today contained a number of interesting new AMD-powered devices. One that stood out was the refreshed Huawei MateBook D with Ryzen APU and Vega 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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Huawei Matebook D specifications. (Source: NotebookCheck)
Huawei Matebook D specifications. (Source: NotebookCheck)
Huawei Matebook D specifications. (Source: NotebookCheck)
Huawei Matebook D specifications. (Source: NotebookCheck)
Huawei Matebook D external. (Source: NotebookCheck)
Huawei Matebook D external. (Source: NotebookCheck)
Huawei Matebook D Ryzen branding. (Source: NotebookCheck)
Huawei Matebook D Ryzen branding. (Source: NotebookCheck)
Huawei Matebook D left side ports. (Source: NotebookCheck)
Huawei Matebook D left side ports. (Source: NotebookCheck)
Huawei Matebook D right side ports. (Source: NotebookCheck)
Huawei Matebook D right side ports. (Source: NotebookCheck)

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AMD Computex 2018 presentation

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Craig Ward, 2018-06- 6 (Update: 2018-06- 6)
Craig Ward
Craig Ward - News Editor
I grew up in a family surrounded by technology, starting with my father loading up games for me on a Commodore 64, and later on a 486. In the late 90's and early 00's I started learning how to tinker with Windows, while also playing around with Linux distributions, both of which gave me an interest for learning how to make software do what you want it to do, and modifying settings that aren't normally user accessible. After this I started building my own computers, and tearing laptops apart, which gave me an insight into hardware and how it works in a complete system. Now keeping up with the latest in hardware and software news is a passion of mine.