The Huawei MateBook D is a larger model among the MateBook series. It is 15.6-inch in size, which implies that this device is meant to replace your desktop PC. Its design was defined as lackluster since it doesn’t have much difference to other business-focused laptop that you are using over the years. It is quite weighty at 1.9kg but has an enticing top cover. You can type easily on its keyboard and the device will remain sturdy whether you’re typing on your lap or on a desk.
Next to the keyboard (on the right-hand corner) is the power button, which also works as a fingerprint scanner. You can use Windows Hello to unlock the screen and bring you to the desktop a little bit quicker. The fingerprint feature is also a great addition to the MateBook series since it only accepts biometrics from the owner of the device.
The 15.6-inch Full HD display actually looks good, though it is not as impressive as the MateBook X with QHD resolution. You can only get 142 PPI, but this means an improved battery life, and a Quad High Definition display is not something everyone would want on their laptop. The MateBook D is available in three colors: Aurora Blue, Space Gray, and Champagne Gold.
One great feature of the MateBook D is the number of connectivity ports. It has 3.5mm headphone jack, a DC-in jack, one USB 2.0 port, two USB 3.0 ports, and an HDMI port. You also get a choice of Intel’s 7th Generation (or the Kaby Lake) processor of either the Core i5 or Core i7. All variants are backed by 4GB, 8GB, and 16GB of RAM; 128GB or 256GB SSDs; or 500GB or 1TB of HDD. This means we can get a very fast transfer times and boot-ups. MateBook D also features a dedicated Nvidia GeForce 940MX GPU that includes 2GB of GDDR5 video memory, which is best for gaming purposes.
Just like the MateBook X, the main highlight of the MateBook D is the Dolby Atmos Sound System. The sound now was loud enough to fill a room. The Chinese company has partnered with Dolby to ensure that the design of the MateBook D is optimum especially for viewing or watching video content, and also some software tweaks that makes it more efficient. This means the speakers are placed ideally for watching movies while having a less reflective screen.
The 3,800mAh battery life can last up to 8.5 hours standby time (estimated). It will come with pre-installed Windows 10 64-bit Home edition. MateBook D is priced at €799 to 999.
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