When Huawei first released their affordable MateBook D 15 laptop in Malaysia, there was only a single processor option of the AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, which was naturally mated to an integrated AMD Radeon Vega GPU for graphics. However, the company has now expanded the range that’s available to customers, with Ryzen 7-powered MateBook D 14 and D 15 laptops now available.
Both laptops feature AMD’s Ryzen 7 3700U mobile processors, which are mated to Radeon RX Vega 10 integrated graphics. The MateBook D 15, of course, has a larger 15.6″ FHD display over the MateBook D 14’s 14″ screen, although most of the other internals are identical between both models.
That includes 8GB of DDR4 RAM and a single 512GB NVMe PCIe SSD. Unfortunately, while the Ryzen 5-powered model has the option to add a 1TB HDD for storage, there doesn’t appear to be such an option for the Ryzen-7 powered variants in the series.
Battery capacities between the laptops are also different, with the MateBook D 14 sustained by a 56Wh battery compared to the D 15’s 42Wh battery. Naturally, they also weigh differently—the D 15 weighs in at 1.53kg without the additional HDD, with the D 15 weighing at a lighter 1.38kg.
Huawei’s Mate Book D series, just like the more expensive MateBook 13 and MateBook X Pro, also comes with a 65W PD USB-C charger out of the box. In addition to the single USB-C port, there are also three USB-A ports and a HDMI port on both laptops.
Other features that are synonyous with Huawei’s laptop series are also included on the MateBook D 14 and D 15. These include a recessed webcam on the function key row, along with support for Huawei’s multi-screen collaboration feature. You’ll also get a fingerprint scanner on both laptops for easy access.
The Huawei MateBook D 14 and D 15 are priced at the exact same price: RM2,899. A single colour variant—Mystic Silver—is available, and Huawei also says that free gifts worth up to RM655.50 are up for grabs.
If you’re interested, the laptops are now officially available on Huawei’s online store. So, what do you think? Are Huawei’s Ryzen-powered laptops worth a buy? Let us know in the comments section below.