Huawei Philippines has launched a brand new notebook today and it’s running on Ryzen 3500U processor. The Huawei Matebook D 15 is one of the interesting notebooks out there in the market due to the price and also the design of the notebook. Today, we’ll do a hands-on of this Ryzen-powered notebook by Huawei.
The newest Ryzen laptop in town!
The Huawei Matebook D 15 is definitely one of the most beautiful smartphone notebook in its price segment. We got here an aluminum body that looks clean and neat and actually, the notebook does look like the Macbook Pro 15″ which is not a bad thing.
There’s a full-size keyboard on this one and the travel distance is what you can expect from the notebook but this lack some tactile feedback but overall it’s still good for me. Despite having a 15-inch display, there’s no numpad on this one. Speaking of the keyboard, unfortunately, there’s no backlit keyboard on this notebook.
The body is made up of aluminum which is why the notebook feels premium compared to the most notebook in its price range. This is also the reason why the notebook feels sturdy but despite that, the Huawei Matebook D 15 is pretty light for a 15″ notebook at 1.63kg and yes, the notebook does look thin and sexy.
Hidden in the keyboard is the recessed camera of the Huawei Matebook D 15 in which you can reveal by just pressing the button and then there’s the fingerprint scanner that works really fast and really well. There’s the large touchpad that works great and it’s really spacious for me for a Windows notebook.
The Huawei Matebook D 15 also packs 1x USB-A 3.0, 2x USB-A 2.0, HDMI port, USB-C, a headphone jack but unfortunately, there’s no card reader on this notebook.
Since we have a recessed camera on the notebook, there’s more space on the notebook with the 15.6-inch FullView IPS display with 1920×1080 resolution but unfortunately, the display isn’t the best one I still feel that it lacks colors that I need and there’s no touchscreen on this one. But hey, we’re getting really thin bezels on the display of the notebook in here which is pretty cool.
Inside the notebook is an AMD Ryzen 3500U processor with Vega 8 graphics and so far, the processor can run multiple tabs on Google Chrome and some games including Resident Evil 2 Remake at the lowest settings. However, I notice that my battery life on the notebook can only last up until 3-4 hours at normal usage which is pretty disappointing.
Despite that, the 256GB SSD on this one is pretty fast. I mean really fast. There’s a PCIe NVMe SSD on this one and yes, it was pretty fast and I can transfer, open, and download files on the notebook really fast. In case you needed more, there’s an included 1TB HDD too on the notebook.
There are also some unique features on the notebook too like Huawei Share in where I can sync my Huawei Mate 30 Pro to the Matebook D 15 to transfer files easily and also mirror the display of the notebook to the laptop. It’s a cool feature and I can easily be produced with this notebook
Overall, the Huawei Matebook D 15 has a pretty good value for the price of Php37,990. We got a really good design here and the notebook is pretty light. While the Vega 8 graphics can run most games without problems, I still feel that the Ryzen CPU needs more improvement as I only have short battery life in the notebook.
The Huawei Matebook D 15 is available for pre-order for Php37,990 starting this February 8-14 and it will come with some freebies worth Php9,990.
Huawei Matebook D 15 Specs
- 6-inch Full HD 1920×1080 IPS display, 87% screen-to-body-ratio
- AMD Ryzen 5 3500U processor
- Radeon Vega 8 graphics
- 8GB DDR4 RAM
- 256GB PCIe SSD + 1TB HDD
- WiFi 2.4/5GHz, 2×2 MIMO
- Bluetooth 5.0
- Fingerprint scanner
- USB A 3.0 x1, USB A 2.0 x2, USB C x1, HDMI x1, 3.5 combo audio jack
- 1MP recessed camera
- 42Wh Battery
- Windows 10 Home