The Huawei MateBook D 15 is one of the best professional laptops available in South Africa, offering great performance in a slim and attractive form factor.
It is powered by a powerful quad-core CPU and Radeon Vega graphics, making it more than powerful enough to handle everyday workloads.
The stylish and lightweight design of the MateBook D 15 is similar to that of the Apple MacBook lineup, but it has a number of unique features that set it apart from the competition.
These include a high-quality display which minimises bezels by moving the webcam to the laptop’s robust keyboard.
While the MacBook’s front-facing camera rests at the top of its screen, the MateBook D 15 has a much thinner bezel and great screen-to-body ratio thanks to the innovative solution it uses for its front-facing camera.
A dedicated key at the top of the keyboard can be pressed to raise or lower the MateBook D 15’s hidden camera, ensuring privacy when not in use.
Security and charging features
Another excellent feature of the Huawei MateBook D 15 is the fingerprint sensor on its power button, which lets you verify your identity quickly and easily.
This is similar to the built-in fingerprint reader on the power button of Apple’s MacBook devices, and it can also be set up to work seamlessly with Windows Hello – allowing you to power up and log in at the touch of a button.
The MateBook D 15 ships with a 65W USB-C fast-charger that can recharge its battery to 53% in just 30 minutes. This charger can be used to charge your smartphone, provided it also uses a USB Type-C connection.
These great features, paired with the laptop’s impressive connectivity options and stylish design, make the MateBook D 15 an attractive laptop.
The table below shows how Huawei’s MateBook D 15 compares to the MacBook Pro.
|Specifications||Apple MacBook Pro 13||MateBook D 15|
|Operating System||macOS||Windows 10|
|Display||13.3-inch 2,560 x 1,600||15.6-inch 1,920 x 1,080|
|CPU||Intel Core i5 8th-gen||AMD Ryzen 5 3500U|
|Graphics||Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645||Radeon Vega 8 Graphics|
|RAM||8GB LPDDR3||8GB DDR4|
|Storage||256GB SSD||256GB SSD|
|Ports||2x Thunderbolt 3 USB-C||USB-C, 1x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, 1x HDMI, 3.5mm jack, 1x Ethernet|
|Dimension||304.1 x 212.4 x 15.6 mm (1.37kg)||357.4 x 229.5 x 16.95 mm (1.53kg)|
Watch our hands-on video demonstrating the MateBook D 15’s key features below.