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The new Huawei MateBook D comes with AMD Ryzen Renoir processors for under US$600

The design of the MateBook D remains unchanged from last year's model. (Image source: Huawei)
The design of the MateBook D remains unchanged from last year's model. (Image source: Huawei)
The MateBook D has received a Renoir refresh. Available in 14-inch and 15-inch variants, the MateBook D has a sleek design and narrow display edges. The new MateBook D series starts at CNY 4,099 (~US$584).

Huawei has announced a refresh of its MateBook D, which is available in 14-inch or 15-inch displays. The design of the MateBook D 14 and MateBook D 15 is identical to the models that we reviewed earlier this year, but they have received some potent internal upgrades.

The two laptops are now available with Ryzen 5 4500U and Ryzen 7 4700U APUs. Neither support Simultaneous Multithreading (SMT), but Renoir APUs are based on AMD's Renoir architecture. Huawei has also included a high-performance mode to maximise the power that the two 15 W APUs can muster. All models come with 16 GB of DDR4 RAM and a 512 GB PCIe SSD, too.

Like last year, the MateBook D 14 has a larger battery than the MateBook D 15. It is unclear why Huawei continues to equip the former with a 56 Wh battery and the latter with a 42 Wh one, so the MateBook D 14 may be the better option if you prioritise battery life over screen real estate. Huawei is yet to announce the new MateBook D series internationally, but the two laptops have been launched in China at the following prices:

  • MateBook D 14 (Ryzen 5 4500U) - CNY 4,099 (~US$584)
  • MateBook D 14 (Ryzen 7 4700U) - CNY 4,599 (~US$656)
  • MateBook D 15 (Ryzen 5 4500U) - CNY 4,099 (~US$599)
  • MateBook D 15 (Ryzen 7 4700U) - CNY 4,099 (~US$670)
The MateBook D series still has the nose camera of its predecessors. (Image source: Huawei)
The MateBook D series still has the nose camera of its predecessors. (Image source: Huawei)
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Alex Alderson, 2020-07-31 (Update: 2020-07-31)
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