As an introduction to this analysis
Choosing a new laptop means that you will have to decide 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.
We have oriented our test according to criteria such as use for travel, office automation, internet browsing, games or multimedia.
This article is therefore composed according to functions; What is the purpose of this model?
MateBook D compatible with internet use?
Just because your use of a laptop is limited to e-mail and web browsing sessions, doesn’t mean you should buy any model.A minimum quality level is important to guarantee reliability over time. It is a balance between a 1st price and the latest multi-processor designed for professionals.A fairly powerful multi-processor, but one that won’t require you to take out a credit to pay for it.Here you have an almost perfect product.With this MateBook D, Huawei is well positioned in relation to other competing models.The screen is quite large, with 15.6 inches. Not necessarily easy to carry around. No touch screen available on this model. It’s a shame because, when you get this MateBook D on your lap, you’ll see that it’s not so easy to move the cursor with the touchpad.
Nevertheless, it remains a quality product with an easy to use trackpad. An important parameter for those whose laptop is not a daily work tool but who wish to make it last for several years; Huawei thought it over carefully in this case.
As for the processor level, this model is equipped with the Ryzen 5 3500U. Its power will give you the assurance of having a laptop that will work very well for 10 years. In short, this model will give you full satisfaction for an Internet browsing use. A standard equipment with 8 Gb of RAM. A large quantity, more than you will need for strictly web browsing use.
For hard drive sizing, Huawei decided to put 256 Gb. This is the standard model. Almost the same as its competitors and what is currently done on the market, you will have room to store. Considering the offers currently available in terms of public cloud, and your internet usage, it is highly likely that you will never completely fill the disk space of this laptop.
Additional point concerning autonomy: 7 hours of tranquility. You will have a limited time of freedom, needing to have the power kit nearby. It would be more interesting for the same price, to buy a desktop or a tablet, more powerful on the part autonomy and web surfing.
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. In the age of multimedia, this laptop has evolved and is a cross between a TV, radio and a desktop computer. And to put it simply, this model is clearly one of the best in its category for watching videos or listening to music. A quality of image and sound that allows it to achieve an excellent score in this category.
Huawei presents this model in a large size version. A 15.6 inches screen, and a resolution of 1366×768 make it one of the great products available on the market at the moment. This model has a wide screen that will be essential for viewing your movies and streaming video. Very good quality rendering, both in brightness and image detail.
Note that one eliminatory criteria for some nomadic users is its weight; here this model weighs 1.8 kg, partly because of the screen size.
Offered with a glossy slab finish, this MateBook D product is particularly suitable for multimedia-oriented use. Enhanced contrast, sharpness and color brightness are the main benefits you will get from this MateBook D. On the other hand, because of this, the screen requires the viewer to take a break every 2 hours or so.
On the sound side, it MateBook D has good components: board and integrated speakers. 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 short, it is relevant here to consider buying additional speakers if you are very sensitive to the quality of this function.
The processor installed on this model is a high-end Ryzen 5 3500U. Belonging to the latest generation of processors, this laptop will not be impressed by multiple multimedia tasks. With this model, you have a tool capable of making several billion calculations per second.
As far as applications are concerned, did Huawei not install any. There’s only the operating system. This is a Windows 10 on which you can install the software you need. Clearly, to watch movies, nothing more.
With Radeon Vega 8, ahigh-performance graphics card, a dedicated memory of 8 Gb of RAM, you can watch movies, with smooth images, possibly retouch photos or edit video. This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
Concerning the connections, this model has available 3 ports. That makes it one with the biggest number of ports compared to what’s on the market right now. Speakers, a mouse (wired), an external hard drive and an output to a pocket projector when on business trip or when you travel.
Finally concerning the battery life, you will have time before you have to think about reconnecting the power cable. 7 hours of battery life is enough for the vast majority of the videos you’ll see.
Is MateBook D planned for travelling ?
It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes MateBook D to be easily carried around. At least that’s what we find out a priori. It only fits in a computer bag dedicated to its size, and if you decide to take it in your suitcase, it will be at the expense of clothes, it is so big.
Forget about vacations and commuting.
It MateBook D weights 1.8 Kg which makes it a computer in the average of its category. It is easy to carry even if you prefer the ultra slim models of the competition. On the other hand, the large size will be an advantage to see photos during the holidays. For 15.6 inches, on the other hand, it allows you to have a clear display when you want to browse the internet or write e-mails.
Unfortunately, it is not MateBook D equipped with a touch screen as standard models. You’ll have to remember to always carry a mouse with you. The alternative could be the keyboard trackpad.
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.
Thanks to its processor MateBook D, the use in exclusive battery mode is one of the most important of the competition. The processor of this computer is one of the most powerful at the moment.
That doesn’t mean you’re going to reach that figure, because it’s an average estimate indicated by the manufacturer.
Concerning the battery part, the autonomy is correct with 7 hours before the breakdown.
Because of its probable use for travel, this laptop was thought to be thin and light with a SSD hard drive of 1 256 Gb. The main advantage of this type of hard drive is that it contains fewer moving parts and is faster than standard drives.With SSD technology, however, you benefit from a considerable improvement in the time it takes your notebook to start up and get out of standby mode.For those who will need more space, this MateBook D will require the purchase of an external drive, as a permanent home for photos, music and your movie collection.
When it comes to taking your laptop with you, it will seem safer to do so only occasionally. Its size does not invite you to carry it everywhere you go. Indeed, because of its size, 15.6 inches, you have there, one of the largest laptops of the moment.
On the connector side, it MateBook D has 3 ports. That makes it one of the best equipped models on the market.
No Bluetooth technology on this model. Too bad because it is very practical when you are in nomad mode and you want to connect to a phone or speakers. Because of all these elements, we do not recommend this MateBook D for travel use.
The MateBook D for audio or video editing ?
The use of a laptop for audio or video editing requires a high-performance product. Clearly, this MateBook Dcorresponds perfectly to the need related to this use. Since the last generation designed by Huawei, there have been many improvements on the components. This laptop will facilitate multitasking, and you will be able to simultaneously run applications such as Photoshop, Magix Video or Vegas pro with an operating Windows 10 system.
This laptop is efficient and cheaper than most of its direct competitors for such uses.Equipped with a software suite as standard, you can start editing for movies and music. However, if you decide to go for business applications, you should know that the performance of the processor Ryzen 5 3500U, and the size of the storage space of 256 Gb, will allow you to do so.
Even if this corresponds to quality components, Huawei made the choice to put only one SSD. However, for audiovisual use, we would have preferred a dual-disk system: a large-capacity hard disk for backup, and an SSD for speed of execution. The MateBook D has only got one, with total 256 Gb storage for your movies and music. It’s a product that provides enough space to save all your audio and video creations.
In terms of autonomy,the Huaweikept it simple. The available battery life is of 7 hours in standard conditions of use, which means keeping the charger close at hand because the audio-visual assembly consumes a lot of power. A duration which is on the other hand equivalent to the other machines at the moment.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it MateBook D receives the USB3 connection. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
With the MateBook D, you’re moving towards a very good product. Audio and video editing will be easier than ever. And for the right price/quality ratio.
MateBook D for video games?
Most manufacturers are aware that the use of laptops is not limited to word processing and spreadsheets. And this MateBook D is one of the average laptops you can play with. On the other hand, if you have to go through several hours, these same components will seem weak.
This laptop has a resolution in 1366×768, which is one of the poorest existing today. The visual comfort during the game phase, and the image quality will be less good.
The graphics Radeon Vega 8 card and processor Ryzen 5 3500U will be sufficient to fill your screen. Of course, there are much better ones, but with the processor Ryzen 5 3500U’s computing power, the image recreated in terms of colorimetry and fluidity are of good quality.
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.
Huawei like most manufacturers, knows that intensive and extensive use of the computer in game mode requires performance. With a display system, this machine provides a speed in the average of what is currently done.
With its 256 Gb of space, this MateBook D is on a level playing field with its competitors. Useful for local games; as there are still many of them, even though online games are progressing.
Even if this model has Wi-Fi, it is not 5Ghz, so it is of lower quality. Too bad, it could have been interesting.
With a weight 1.8 Kg and a screen size of 15.6 inches, it is a tool in the average of other laptops.
Please note that with an autonomy of 7 hours, you will have enough time to play video games requiring few resources.
It MateBook D is finally an interesting compromise for those who want performance without spending too much on the purchase. Good for games, but also for many other uses.
Is the MateBook D adapted to office automation ?
Whatever the type of operating system, it is possible today to have an office use on all laptops. For those who prefer Apple, there are MacBooks, free distributions for Linux, and Windows computers for the vast majority. This MateBook D is clearly intended for those who will use it for office use.
Customary of this OS, Huawei has chosen as usual. It’s Windows 10, last generation.
Not all basic office applications may be available on this model. You will have to download the applications you need, which implyies for some software a slight increase in the overall cost.
In contrast to other larger models, this model is in the middle of the pack in terms of space requirements. In short, an average laptop with 1.8 Kg that can be carried on holiday or to the office.
No numeric keypad comes standard on this model. In fact, if you want one, it will be necessary to buy a pad connected via the usb port.
Storage in this model is in the middle of what is available elsewhere. It’s 256 Gb available, perfect for office use, but maybe tight for recording movies.
In short, it MateBook D is perfectly suited for word processing and spreadsheet use. The right choice for anyone who wants an efficient computer.
What about the MateBook D ?
All in all, this laptop is among the best, whatever you use it for. And it’s all at an affordable price – MateBook D from Huawei.
This model does not seem relevant to us for :
– travel use
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– playing video games
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– surfing on the internet
– listening to music and watching videos
– making audio and video editing
– office tasks