Huawei this morning has introduced its latest-generation MateBook D laptops. The laptops, which use processors from both AMD and Intel, as well as discrete graphics from NVIDIA, will be offered with both Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system, as well as Linux on certain SKUs.

Huawei’s latest MateBook D14 and MateBook D15 notebooks come in an aluminum chassis that houses a 14-inch and 15.6-inch IPS Full-HD display panels respectively. The displays offer a max brightness of 250 nits and a 800:1 contrast ratio. Inside many of the systems is Intel’s quad-core 10th Generation Core i5/i7 (Comet Lake) processor paired with NVIDIA’s GeForce MX 250 GPU, 8 GB or 16 GB of DDR4 memory, as well as an a 256 GB or 512 GB PCIe SSD. Meanwhile, Huawei will also offer SKUs powered by AMD’s Ryzen 5 3500U processors with built-in Radeon Vega graphics, possibly in a bid to reduce risks associated with tight supply of processors by Intel.

When it comes to connectivity, the Huawei MateBook D14 and D15 laptops feature 2x2 Wi-Fi 5 with up to 1.73 Gbps throughput, Bluetooth 5, one USB 3.0 Type-C connector, three USB 2.0/3.0 Type-A ports, an HDMI output, and a 3.5-mm connector for headsets. The notebooks also have a fingerprint reader, a webcam that hides in a key, stereo speakers and a microphone array.

As far as portability is concerned, the MateBook D14 is 15.9 mm thick and weighs 1.38 kilograms, whereas the MateBook D15 is 16.9 mm thick and weighs 1.62 kilograms. Surprisingly, the former features a 56 Wh battery, whereas the 15-inch model comes with a smaller 42 Wh battery. In its stead, Huawei is offering a 1TB HDD.

Huawei's 2019 MateBook D
  MateBook D14 MateBook D15
Display 14-inch 1920×1080 15.6-inch 1920×1080
CPU Intel Core i5-10210U
Intel Core i7-20510U
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce MX 250
Radeon Vega 8 Graphics
RAM 8 GB or 16 GB
SSD 512 GB SSD 256 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5
USB 2 × USB 2.0 Type-A
1 × USB 3.0 Type-A
1 × USB 3.0 Type-C
GbE -
Card Reader -
Other I/O HDMI, microphone, stereo speakers, audio jack
Battery 56 Wh 42 Wh
Dimensions Width: 322.5 mm
Depth: 214.8 mm
Thickness: 15.9 mm
Width: 357.8 mm
Depth: 229.9 mm
Thickness: 16.9 mm
Weight 1.38 kilograms 1.62 kilograms
Additional Information Link Link
Price ? ?

Huawei will start sales of its new MateBook D14 and MateBook D15 laptops on December 2 in China. It is unclear whether and when the company plans to begin shipments of its new notebooks to other countries, but since Microsoft now has a license to sell software from Huawei, it is entirely possible that the new notebooks will make it to other markets at some point.

Huawei's MateBook D14 and MateBook D15 Configurations
CPU GPU RAM Storage
Intel Core i5-10210U NVIDIA GeForce MX 250 8 GB 256 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD

or

512 GB SSD
Intel Core i5-10210U 16 GB
Intel Core i7-20510U 8 GB
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U AMD Radeon Vega 8 Graphics 8 GB
16 GB

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Sources: Huawei (1, 2), Liliputing, GSMArena

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  • obama gaming - Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - link

    Hey Anton just wondering, is it just DDR4 not LPDDR4X? Reply
  • KWottrich - Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - link

    Are you sure the 15" model has a smaller battery than the 14"? Or is that a typo? Reply
  • olafgarten - Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - link

    That's what it says in the source link (the page isn't in English but it says 42Wh in the spec table. Reply
  • firewrath9 - Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - link

    I think that's becuase of the 2.5" hdd in the 15" laptop Reply
  • psychobriggsy - Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - link

    Why do they have a 2.5" drive these days? Why not a DVDRW!

    D14 looks like a way better purchase than the D15 because of this.

    Also, why USB 2 on two of the ports? Surely better to have 2 USB 3 Type C and 2 USB 3 Type A.
    Reply
  • GreenReaper - Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - link

    But then where is your higher power budget for those more advanced ports? Or PCIe channels?
    USB 2.0 supports at least 2.5W (500mA at 5V). USB raises that to 4.5W (900mA at 5V), minimum.

    Meanwhile there are plenty of lower-speed devices out there that you might want to stick into them.
    Reply
  • GreenReaper - Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - link

    I guess the argument there is that a larger device is more likely to be used in a "mobile desktop" fashion rather than untethered, and therefore the battery is of lesser importance. Reply
  • Phartindust - Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - link

    These are really nice laptops. I have the previous gen with a Ryzen 2500u and couldn't be happier with the quality. Reply
  • Irata - Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - link

    Same here - very nice build quality, smooth performance (kid can play Fortnite just fine on it) and excellent run time. Imho, it's *the* Ryzen based laptop done right and deservedly sold very well.

    Glad to see that they are offering the Intel and AMD based models in the same chassis.
    Reply
  • team_purple_shill - Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - link

    Strange that the 'Intel Core i7-20510U' variant only comes with 8GB ram, whereas the i5 is the one that you can get 16GB with.
    Also is "i7-20510U" a typo mistake? Should it be "i7-10510U" (...because I can only find the latter on Intel's ARK.
    Reply

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