Latest release in the range HUAWEI, we’ve been running tests onMatebook D…Price and type of technology alone do not justify the choice of a model.So we ran tests on HUAWEI Matebook D to find out what it was worth.
This article is therefore composed according to functions; What is the purpose of this model?
Matebook D to surf the Internet?
Even if your use is limited to surfing the Web, writing e-mails and sometimes using an Excel spreadsheet, the minimum computer quality is essential.It is necessary to be able to count on a quality laptop that will not let you down in 2 years, due to obsolescence.The key is to achieve balance with a cheap but solid laptop.This product will thus perfectly meet your needs.With this Matebook D, HUAWEI is well positioned in relation to other competing models.With a 14 inches size, it is in the average, and you can carry it relatively easily. For all users who don’t appreciate the use of the mouse (with or without wires), it Matebook D is provided by default with a touch screen. The overall design is of quality and is made to last. A product made to last a long time. The engineers fromHUAWEI have designed an interesting model with solid internal and external components.
The processor chosen for this model is a Intel Core i5-8250U. Considering that the components evolve very quickly, HUAWEI offers a laptop of good quality that will remain a good choice over several years. A logical decision in relation to the intended use of this computer: surfing the Internet and sufficient computing power. A standard equipment with 8 Gb of RAM. It’s the certainty that the computer will work better and longer.
The 256 Gb make this laptop a mid-range laptop in terms of available space. If, on the other hand, you are storing photos, video or music, it will be filled up quickly. And when you reach the limit, if you get there, you can always buy an external hard drive or a local file server like Synlogy NAS.
In conclusion, for a web use, know that this model has an autonomy of 10 hours. HUAWEI is among the best in terms of duration in only battery mode. A feature that is probably what is expected of a laptop first and foremost.
Matebook D for videos?
The Matebook D will now allow you to go beyond the exclusive use for work and will also serve as a tool for digital entertainment. A blend of your TV, stereo and media players in one machine. And to put it simply, this model is clearly one of the best in its category for watching videos or listening to music. The sound reproduction level and the display quality of this top-of-the-range model won’t be lacking.
HUAWEI decided to make this laptop a very versatile product. This diagonal of 14 inches and a resolution of 2160×1440, is a good compromise. The image quality is bright and colorful, and provides an immersive experience. In the end, a homogeneous product that allows you to watch films and, with its 1.3 kg,it will be easy to take on the move.
Offered with a glossy slab finish, this Matebook D product is particularly suitable for multimedia-oriented use. Enhanced contrast, sharpness and color brightness are the main benefits you will get from this Matebook D. Also note that potentially this screen will be more stressful to the eyes, after 2-3 hours of use in a row.
On the sound side, it Matebook D has good components: board and integrated speakers. To test the audio quality, we turned up the volume with a movie trailer and then with a few songs of different types. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
The Matebook D has a processor Intel Core i5-8250U, a little more powerful than average, compared to those dedicated to office automation. A mid-range element with the latest components (chipsets) ensuring better compatibility with your peripherals. So your multimedia sessions will be fluid.
With NVIDIA GeForce MX250, ahigh-performance graphics card, a dedicated memory of 8 Gb of RAM, you can watch movies, with smooth images, possibly retouch photos or edit video. Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
Few possibilities will be offered to you for the connection part. For the Matebook D has only 2 ports. You will have to choose which items to plug in first, as there is no room for all your peripherals.
As for the batteries, you could almost replace your TV set with this Matebook D one. On thisMatebook D, HUAWEI indicates 10 hours of autonomy, a better performance than the competition. No need to constantly check the battery level; you’ll be able to watch movies and listen to music for a long time.
The Matebook D- the right model to stay connected while travelling ?
Easy to carry, and usable wherever you go. We therefore analysed this Matebook D from the point of view of nomadic use. Is it made to be taken on trips, packed in your luggage ? Will it be designed for your home-to-work transfers? Should you only consider it for weekend trips with your family? Or finally, is this laptop, as in many homes, just a replacement for a fixed computer?
It appears that it is one of the best fulfilling the main criteria for nomadism, which are size, weight, quality of materials, and availability of wifi.
Its light weight allows you to take it wherever you want. It’s one of the best in its class. It’s hard to have a large, lightweight laptop; the compromise is made according to your use. The explanation mainly comes down to the size of the screen: 14inches.
The touch screen is present on the Matebook D, which gives you the possibility to avoid using the mouse. A few finger pinches to zoom in, side slides to test the comfort of use. It’s up to you to make accurate navigational selections.
No backlit keyboard on this Matebook D. But, unless you work in the dark, you won’t see the point.
This model is supplied with a shiny slab. A beautiful screen and quality images. The disadvantage will come in the event of using it outdoors with a lot of light.
This model does not have a matt or anti-reflective tile. It would have allowed a better use of this model outdoors.
A processor Intel Core i5-8250Uthat allows this computer to be equivalent to other laptops in terms of power and power consumption.
However,you’ll have to decrease the manufacturer’s data concerning the autonomy figures given for this Matebook D. This is an estimate for average current use; you can consider that the actual range will be around 75%.
With this model you have one of the best autonomy of the moment with 10 hours.
In order to speed up booting up and calculations, this laptop is equipped with a hard drive type SSD of 256 Gb. The main advantage of this type of hard drive is that it contains fewer moving parts and is faster than standard drives.Thanks to this, HUAWEI was able to almost completely eliminate the noise caused by the rotation of the platters and the movements of the read/write heads existing on conventional disks.For those who will need more space, this Matebook D will require the purchase of an external drive, as a permanent home for photos, music and your movie collection.
Even if a portable laptop stays at the hotel 80% of the time, it is relevant to have a screen that is not too big so as not to be disturbed, but big enough to enjoy the image. Because of its size, 14 inches this laptop represents a good compromise.
The manufacturer offers only a few connection options, with only 2 connectors. He’s one of the far less equipped laptops around right now.
The techno bluetooth of this model will allow you to connect locally to any type of device that accepts this communication protocol: phone, connected speakers, car…
All in all, this Matebook D is an interesting product for travel.
The Matebook D to make audio or video editing.
If you’re serious about editing and creating music, then you pay a lot of attention to processor speed and memory. Clearly, this Matebook Dcorresponds perfectly to the need related to this use. With these components, HUAWEI puts at your disposal a laptop whose computing speed has been improved since the last generation. This laptop will facilitate multitasking, and you will be able to simultaneously run applications such as Photoshop, Magix Video or Vegas pro with an operating Windows 10 system.
Generally speaking, for occasional use, the choice of processor Intel Core i5-8250U makes it possible. Having 8 Gb de ram, it is good and powerful enough. All the applications you’ll need to get started are available. If on the other hand you start on pro applications, it will be necessary to add more memory.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. As a reminder, an audio and video editing use, involves a large capacity hard disk drive for storage, and speed of execution with an SSD. Here with 256 Gb you will have enough space to store everything. It is nevertheless one of the good laptops in terms of storage, compared to its competitors.
As with many laptops, autonomy is a delicate subject. With 10 hours in calculation mode only on battery, you will be able to work in nomadic mode on your audio or video editing. This model is one of the most powerful of the moment.
Unfortunately not equipped with a USB 3.0 port as standard. It implies more time when you decide to transfer your files to an external drive.
It Matebook D is consequently well designed for this type of use. Perfectly designed for audio video use. And for the right price/quality ratio.
Matebook D for video games?
Today’s most popular gaming titles require performance and can take up huge amounts of storage space: this laptop meets both of these requirements. For a long time, laptops were not powerful enough to be used to play games. HUAWEI has installed the components that make it a formidable tool for gaming, with fluidity of the image and excellent display speed.
Simply put, the higher the screen resolution, the more accurate the details in a game. With a resolution in 2160×1440 this laptop fis one of the best of its class.
With its graphics NVIDIA GeForce MX250 card and processor Intel Core i5-8250U, HUAWEI has indeed chosen an interesting option. Thanks to the technical elements installed on this laptop, the card NVIDIA GeForce MX250 and the processor Intel Core i5-8250U are raised to a very good level.
For the vast majority of users, this brings a result perfectly adapted to most of the games of the moment.
What is expected from a gaming laptop is speed performance. It is among the best in terms of GPUs (Graphics Processing Unit).
A space of 256 Gb to save your data; this is in the average of what other brands offer. A feature that interested those, and there are still many, who want to install and play locally.
A better access to wifi on this Matebook D that is standard equipped with the 5GHz band. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
Even if the weight is not very important when you use it for games, know that this model is one of the lightest of the market with its 1.3 Kg.
With an autonomy of 10 hours, it’s better than the competition.
Clearly, a good quality rendering on the graphics, a size of 14 inches, thin and rather light (1.3 Kg), make this Matebook D an excellent one for a video game use. Be aware that in addition, you will benefit from an autonomy of 10 hours. And if necessary, you can even use it for office functions between two games.
Is the Matebook D adapted to office automation ?
In case your unique and main everyday use is a tool for office automation, HUAWEI may have put a rather low computer on the market. In detail, here’s what’s going on.
Here, this model runs under a standard OS. It’s Windows 10, last generation.
Assuming that you will have to take this laptop to the office, on a trip, or any other travel, you will appreciate its weight. A weight of 1.3 Kg, which makes this computer one of the best in the lightest category.
The numeric keypad is not present on this model. In fact, if you want one, it will be necessary to buy a pad connected via the usb port.
No anti-reflective treatment on this Matebook D. Testing the lamp next to the screen can affect the quality of work in office use. Concerning light intensity, is is: not so good for eye comfort and work, but powerful in the dark to watch videos.
During daytime use, the absence of a backlit keyboard will not be a problem.
As far as storage goes, this computer’s in the average. It’s 256 Gb available, perfect for office use, but maybe tight for recording movies.
So, in summary, it appears that it Matebook D is less interesting than its competitors. It would be more suitable for other, simpler uses, such as web browsing.
Finally, the Matebook D….
This laptop is finally the one that allows you to enjoy its excellent performance whatever the use you will make of it. Compact, elegant and efficient, the Matebook D is the perfect tool for anyone who wants a mobile computer.
To be clear enough, we do not recommend this laptop for :
– office tasks
In summary, we advise this model for :
– surfing on the internet
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games