Huawei MateBook D (2018) announced with 8th-Gen Intel CPUs and faster graphics


Huawei released the MateBook series of laptops this year with the announcement of MateBook X, MateBook D, and the MateBook E at the exhibition in Berlin, Germany. The brand now has refreshed the MateBook D with the release of a new variant, calling it the 2018 version of the laptop. The Huawei MateBook D (2018) now comes with an upgraded CPU, graphics card, but its design remains the same.

Huawei MateBook D 2018: Pricing

The Huawei MateBook D 2018 comes in three different variants. The standard MateBook D model with an Intel Core i5-8250U processor, 8GB RAM, and 256GB SSD is priced at CNY 5,188 (around Rs. 50,531). The variant with an Intel Core i5-8250U CPU, 8GB RAM, and 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD retails for CNY 5,488 (around Rs. 53,453).

The higher-end model, which uses an Intel Core i7-8550U processor, 8GB RAM, and 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD is priced at CNY 6,688 (around Rs. 65,141). All the three variants of the Huawei MateBook D 2018 now can be picked up in China, while Huawei is yet to confirm if these refreshed variants will be released globally.

Huawei MateBook D (2018)

Huawei MateBook D 2018: Features

The Huawei MateBook D sports a 15.6-inch display with 83% screen-to-body ratio, similar to that of the earlier model. The display with 1080p resolution has 178-degree viewing angle, 45% coverage of the NTSC colour gamut, and a brightness 350 nits. Underneath, this 2018 variant packs in an 8th Generation Intel i5-8250U processor and comes with 8GB of RAM. The two base models offer 256GB SSD storage, and a combination of 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD, respectively. The higher-end model uses Intel Core i7-8550U CPU, 8GB memory, and 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD storage.

Speaking about the change in the laptop, Huawei has upgraded the GPU from the Nvidia 940MX to the Nvidia MX150. The three laptops are equipped with Dolby’s panoramic speaker system, two USB 3.0 ports, a USB 2.0 port, and an HDMI port. All the models offer metal unibody design and have a thickness 16.9mm. They all weigh around 1.9kg and pack in a 43.3Wh battery. Huawei claims that its new laptops can last up to 10 hours, and movie watch time of around 8.5 hours. The company has provided a lightweight power charging adapter of only 175g.

The notebook is using a dual-antenna design for Wi-Fi, which enhances the coverage of the network speed and its signal range. Last but not least, it comes pre-installed with Windows 10 operating system.