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Experienced users do not have the same needs as beginners. You are looking for a laptop and you hesitate between several models.What power? Which operating system? Linux, Windows or Mac OS X? So many points that won’t tell you if you’re making the right choice.
So we ran tests on HUAWEI Matebook D to find out what it was worth.
This article will help you make the right choice according to your needs.
Matebook D compatible with internet use?
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.A laptop that meets all the requirements! This is what the Matebook D from HUAWEI seems to be.
A medium-sized, 14 inches-sized screen that you can slip into a computer bag and take with you on the go. It Matebook D comes standard with a touch screen; one more argument if you are not a regular mouse user, or if you don’t have a space available. The materials appear to be designed to last several years. It seems that HUAWEI has designed a solid model with latest generation components.
The processor chosen for this model is a Intel Core i5-8250U. Indeed, the power it delivers is interesting, even if it is not the latest generation of component. A logical decision in relation to the intended use of this computer: surfing the Internet and sufficient computing power. With 8 Gb of RAM, it Matebook Dis a good product. 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. In any case, it should be enough for a use like surfing the web. HUAWEI comes with this Matebook D a laptop that you’ll keep for a few years before it becomes obsolete.
In conclusion, for a web use, know that this model has an autonomy of 10 hours. This is one of the most important laptops on the market at the moment compared to other laptops. A feature that will keep you surfing for a long time.
Matebook D for videos?
High quality, the engineers of HUAWEI have chosen to make this Matebook D the top of the range for leisure uses: movies, music, photos. A blend of your TV, stereo and media players in one machine. We discovered through the tests we put it to, that it is one of the best on the market. A quality of image and sound that allows it to achieve an excellent score in this category.
The computer proposed by HUAWEIis of average size. With its 14 inches and resolution of 2160×1440, it can be suitable for a lot of uses including watching films. And in film display mode, you’ll have excellent visual quality with bright, realistic images. In conclusion, it is a well-balanced product that allows the films to be viewed correctly; and with a contained weight of 1.3 kg, it is easily transportable.
Like the majority of the laptops screen on the market, this model is equipped with the glossy finish. Matebook D will be ideal for movies, photos and games in a dark or half light environment because you will have the means to control light intensity. On the other hand, you may feel visually tired after 2 or 3 hours of viewing.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this Matebook D. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
The processor installed on this model is a Intel Core i5-8250U sufficient one for audio and video. A mid-range element with the latest components (chipsets) ensuring better compatibility with your peripherals. You won’t have to worry about launching your audio and video applications.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one NVIDIA GeForce MX250, which with 8 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
Connectivity is unlikely to be a priority for HUAWEI. The Matebook D only 2 ports only provides you with ports. Not enough to connect everything; you’ll have to choose.
A laptop usually has an autonomy of several hours.On thisMatebook D, HUAWEI indicates 10 hours of autonomy, a better performance than the competition. What a pleasure it is not to have to check the battery level on a regular basis!
The Matebook D to use while travelling.
Easy to carry, and usable wherever you go. So we put this test to the Matebook D. Is he home-work oriented? Or will you be able to take it on a trip? These are the questions we will answer. 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 weight of 1.3 Kg makes it easy to move. It is one of the lightest in this category. It’s difficult to get a large screen and a light weight for a laptop. The explanation mainly comes down to the size of the screen: 14inches.
This Matebook D is convenient with its touch screen that frees you from the mouse. Here you will be in a familiar environment; an ease of use that is identical to your smartphone. The accuracy of touch in navigation is without problem.
No backlit keyboard on this Matebook D. Not necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
The glossy slab offers better viewing comfort than the previous model. The rendering on screen is good. On the other hand, this shiny slab can be a nuisance in brightly lit areas.
This model does not have a matt or anti-reflective tile. Also, you will avoid using this laptop outdoors or with too much light.
The manufacturer offers the processor Intel Core i5-8250U on this laptop; in average in terms of power compared to other products in the same range, and also in terms of energy consumption.
The manufacturer estimates a possible range that you can reduce. This is an estimate for average current use; you can consider that the actual range will be around 75%.
With this laptop and its autonomy of 10 hours, you have in fact one of the best models of the moment.
In order to reduce the risk of breakage while on the move, this model is equipped with a 256 Gb SSD hard drive. SSDs are much faster and lighter, and have no moving parts. 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.And if you absolutely need more storage, you can buy an external drive, or take out a cloud account.
Knowing that you’ll have to carry this laptop by plane, train, or other means, it’s handy. The Matebook D is a fair alternative with iis 14 inches.
It Matebook D provides only 2 connectors. This makes it one of the least well equipped models currently.
Bluetooth technology is great when you’re on the go, and you’ll enjoy the convenience of connecting easily to a phone or speakers.
HUAWEI clearly provides with this Matebook D a very good choice for the trip.
The Matebook D- the right model for audio or video editing ?
For this type of use, it seems necessary to turn to a high-performance product. 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. It is a laptop designed for multitasking presented with Windows 10, which will allow to manage at the same time the audio-video applications consuming calculations.
Possibly for occasional use, the processor Intel Core i5-8250U will allow you to perform certain tasks, if they are initiated individually. Having 8 Gb of RAM, the rendering speed is sufficient for image processing. As standard, you will have the applications to make your video editing or your photo or music modifications. If on the other hand you start on pro applications, it will be necessary to add more memory.
Even if this corresponds to quality components, HUAWEI made the choice to put only one SSD. The advantage is the speed of starting and execution, but the disadvantage is the shorter lifetime of the disk. The Matebook D has only got one, with total 256 Gb storage for your movies and music. This computer, even if it is not intended for this use, is still a good product in terms of storage.
The pleasure of working on a computer without being a slave to the electrical connection. With 10 hours in calculation mode only on battery, you will be able to work in nomadic mode on your audio or video editing. As a reminder, with such a powerful laptop, it’s hard to do much better HUAWEI.
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. In summary an excellent choice in this price range.
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. Thanks to this Matebook D, HUAWEI has designed a laptop powerful enough to meet this need.
Simply put, the higher the screen resolution, the more accurate the details in a game. On this computer, it’s a resolution of 2160×1440, nothing better at the moment
The graphics NVIDIA GeForce MX250 card and processor Intel Core i5-8250U will be sufficient to fill your screen. 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.
The most demanding will prefer a processor and graphics chip of the latest generation, but for the majority, HUAWEI has chosen the features resulting in good playability on most games currently available.
For a gaming laptop to be effective, it is necessary to be exceptional in terms of power. This model is one of the most powerful of the moment, it will be able to make very complex calculations and display your games in a fluid and realistic way.
With its 256 Gb of space, this Matebook D is on a level playing field with its competitors. A feature that interested those, and there are still many, who want to install and play locally.
The Wi-Fi technology of this model has wifi with 5GHz band, which facilitates online gaming. A guarantee of quality that will allow, if your living area is equipped with it, to have a faster and generally more reliable web access.
Because you will have to carry it sometimes, you will appreciate its weight, 1.3 Kg, among the lightest of the moment.
It has an autonomy of 10 hours, more than many others.
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 ?
This product could wrongly make you think that this is what you need. Here are the main reasons.
HUAWEI has designed this new laptop for the majority of users. It’s the latest version of Windows 10 that’s running it.
One of the big advantages of a laptop is naturally its ability to follow you when you’re on the move. This model, with its 1.3 Kg is one of the ultra-compact ones.
No numeric keypad comes standard on this model. Unless you only do word processing that does not require its use.
No anti-reflective treatment on this Matebook D. However, if you work all day on text or spreadsheets, a matte screen would be preferable. Concerning light intensity, is is: not so good for eye comfort and work, but powerful in the dark to watch videos.
If you work on your computer in the evening, you might regret that the backlight option is not provided on this laptop.
About storage, this model has average space . Equipped with a hard drive of 256 Gb, it will give you the possibility to store all your documents locally.
In short, the Matebook D is an average choice. It would be more suitable for other, simpler uses, such as web browsing.
The Matebook D in conclusion
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.
In other words, this model is not really made 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