Huawei is known for its mobile fleet, but the manufacturer is also very present on the market of the ultrabook and he specifically used the holiday season to usher in a new version of MateBook D.
The shape does not change and the new laptop from the Chinese brand is thus provided with a very beautiful frame in brushed aluminum, a frame available in two different colors: silver or gold. The ergonomics also remain unchanged and Huawei has thus taken over the keyboard and the touchpad from the previous model. The same goes for the connection.
Very generous, the latter revolves around two USB 3.0, a USB 2.0 and an HDMI output, all accompanied by a headphone jack and a connector dedicated to powering the machine.
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Huawei has also equipped its new ultrabook with two panoramic speakers compatible with Dolby Surround technology.
Extremely thin, the chassis is no more than 16.9 mm thick and it weighs around 1.9 kg. The MateBook D will therefore tend to be forgotten when placed in the backpack or in the bag.
This compactness has not come at the expense of autonomy since the 43.3 W battery will provide ten hours of autonomy in normal use and 8.5 in video playback.
However, these are the figures given by the manufacturer and it will obviously be necessary to wait for the first feedback to know if these promises are respected.
The technical sheet of the MateBook D is not to be outdone and the latter thus embeds a 15.6-inch screen capable of displaying a definition in 1080p (1920 x 1080), a screen with contained borders.
Three models to choose from
Huawei has in fact kept a border of only 3.2 mm around the panel to save space and the latter thus offers a screen / front ratio greater than 80%. In order to maintain good readability on all occasions, the manufacturer has also opted for a panel offering 45% coverage of the NTSC range and 350 nits in brightness, with a viewing angle of 178 °.
Behind, there are several distinct configurations.
The base model ships an Intel Core i5-8250U coupled with 8 GB of RAM, with an Nvidia GeForce MX150 and an SSD with a capacity of 256 GB, all for 5,188 yuan and therefore around 665 €.
Then there is an intermediate model with the same Intel Core i5, with 8 GB of RAM, an Nvidia GeForce 150MX, a 128 GB SSD and a 1 TB HDD for a price of 5,488 yuan, or € 703.
The higher model, for its part, has an Intel Core i7-8550U and around 8 GB of RAM, with an Nvidia GeForce 150MX, a 128 GB SSD and a 1 TB HDD for a price of 6,688 yuan, or € 857.
Available in China now, the Huawei MateBook D is slated to release in other markets, but the exact list is not known.