Huawei Introduces the MateBook D Series


Huawei has launched its new laptops range – the MateBook D 14 and D 15 – to the South African market. These two products carry nearly the same specifications throughout, with the exception of screen size and battery capacity.

“We consider this as our official launch of bringing Huawei’s PC devices to South Africa,” says VP at Huawei Consumer Business Group MEA, Likun Zhao. “We have no doubt that these devices will deliver the best possible user experience to South African consumers, especially at a time where they are actively seeking devices that can serve both their work and play needs.”

The new Huawei MateBook D series comes with a FullView Display, with both laptops offering a screen-to-body ratio of 84% and 87% respectively. The lightweight chassis on both devices is accentuated by a streamlined design with curved edges to produce a sleeker look.

Both variants offer a small-scale dimension of 322.3 x 214.6 x 15.9 mm for the MateBook D 14 laptop, and 357.4 x 229.5 x 16.95 mm for the MateBook D 15 laptop. These dimensions make both new products two of the smallest and lightest laptops in this same price band to date, offering a wide viewing experience in a portable package.

The Huawei MateBook D 14 and D 15 are powered by a 12mm AMD Ryzen 5 3500U mobile processor, enabling the devices to deliver a powerful performance while retaining a high level of stability and reliability. For GPU, the AMD Radeon Vega 8 Graphics embedded in the laptop provides outstanding graphics processing support.

The MateBook D 14 and D 15 laptops excel both at cooling and battery life. For cooling, the laptops include a new version of the Huawei Shark Fin Fan. With the new s-shaped fan blades, Shark Fin Fan 2.0 optimises airflow dynamically for improved cooling and laptop performance.

In terms of battery life, the 56Wh capacity battery of the Huawei MateBook D 14 laptop supports up to 9.5 hours of continuous local 1080p video playback on a single charge, while the Huawei MateBook D 15 laptop’s 42Wh capacity allows for up to 6.3 hours.

Both devices are equipped with 8GB of dual-channel DDR4, providing them with enough memory to handle most high load apps on the market.

Here’s a closer look at the Huawei MateBook D Series key specifications:

Product Name MateBook D 14 MateBook D 15
RRP Price R13,499 R13,499
Design Screen 14.0”16:9 FHD 45% NTSC 15.6”16:9 FHD 45% NTSC
Bezels 84% FullView display 87% FullView display
Touch Nonsupport
Charger 65W Type C integrated Fastcharger
Fingerprint Fingerprint power buttons, one piece design
Camera Recessed Camera  privacy protection
Dimension 322.3 * 214.6 x 15.9 mm 357.4 x 229.5 x 16.95 mm
Weight 1.38Kg 1.53 Kg
Audio 2 speakers
Material Body Metallic
Ports Type C *1
USB 3.0 *1, USB 2.0 *1 USB 3.0 *1, USB 2.0 *2
Headphone/MIC *1
RJ45 *1
Hardware CPU AMD R5AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
Graphics Radeon™ Vega 8 Graphics
Keyboard 1.2mm key travel full-function backlit keyboard
Battery 56Wh 42Wh
Battery Life 9.5 hours 6.3 hours
(Video playback)
Eye comfort TÜV Rheinland certified, reducing blue light
Connect Muti-screen collaboration
OneHop: Office / calls / Entertainment real-time data transmission
Ecosystem HUAWEI ID Hi Cloud
Interconnection Phone / Tablet Audio / Watch TV / Router

Availability and pricing
The Huawei MateBook D 14 and D 15 are available at a RRP of R13,499.

Edited by Jenna Delport
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