HUAWEI just launched their 2021 edition of the MateBook D 15 laptops in two variants!
Here is a quick preview of both variants of the 2021 HUAWEI MateBook D 15 laptops!
2021 HUAWEI MateBook D 15 Laptops : A Quick Intro!
First, let’s start with this official HUAWEI promotional video that showcases the key features of the new 2021 MateBook laptops!
2021 HUAWEI MateBook D 15 Laptops : Two Variants
In their 2021 refresh, HUAWEI is offering the MateBook D 15 in two variants – the 11th Gen Edition, and the 10th Gen Edition.
As you can pretty much surmise, they are basically the same laptop, just powered by either the 11th Gen Core i5 processor, or the older 10th Gen Core i5 processor.
To make it easier for you to compare them, we created this table comparing their key specifications :
|Specifications||HUAWEI MateBook D15|
|11th Gen Edition||10th Gen Edition|
|Display||15.6-inch FullView Display
– 1920 x 1080 pixels, 141 ppi
– 250 nits max. brightness
– 87% screen-to-body-ratio
– 45% NTSC colour gamut
– 800:1 contrast ratio
|OS||Microsoft Windows 10 Home|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-1135G7||Intel Core i5-10210U|
|Memory||8 GB / 16 GB DDR4||8 GB DDR4|
|Graphics||Intel Iris Xe Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce MX250
Intel UHD Graphics
|Storage||512 GB PCIe NVMe SSD|
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 6, 2×2 MIMO||Wi-Fi 5, 2×2 MIMO|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 5.1||Bluetooth 5.0|
|Fingerprint Sensor||Yes, integrated into Power button|
|Ports||1 x USB Type C
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A
2 x USB 2.0 Type A
1 x HDMI 1.4b
1 x 3.5 mm audio port
|Webcam||720p recessed camera|
|Speakers||2 x 2 watt speaker|
|Power Adaptor||65 W USB-C power adaptor|
|Dimensions||357.8 mm wide
229.9 mm deep
16.9 mm thick
2021 HUAWEI MateBook D 15 Laptops : Key Features
Let’s take a look at their key features…
15.6-inch FullView Display
The 2021 HUAWEI MateBook D 15 comes with a large 15.6-inch FullView Display, with a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
This is not a particularly bright display, with a maximum brightness of just 250 nits; and it only has a colour gamut of 45% NTSC.
But it is large, with narrow bezels that give it an 87% screen-to-body ratio – hence the name, FullView Display.
HUAWEI offers two variants, with different CPU + GPU options :
- 11th Gen Edition : Intel Core i5-1135G7 with Intel Xe Graphics
- 10th Gen Edition : Intel Core i5-10210U with NVIDIA GeForce MX250
They both come with fast DDR4 memory, and a fast PCIe NVMe SSD with 512 GB of storage.
Battery + Charging
All that is powered by a decent 42 Whr battery, paired with a compact 65 watt USB Type C fast charger.
The charger can be used to charge other USB Type C devices, and supports HUAWEI SuperCharge for certain HUAWEI smartphones.
The 11th Gen Edition supports faster Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity, while the 10th Gen Edition supports Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity.
On the left side, you will find a single USB Type C port, with a USB 3.2 Gen1 Type A port and a HDMI 1.4b port.
In case you are wondering, the HDMI 1.4b port can handle up to 4K displays, but only at up to 24 fps. To display at 4K @ 50 fps / 60 fps, you need HDMI 2.0.
On the right side, you will find a 3.5 mm audio port, as well as two USB 2.0 Type A ports.
We have to wonder though – why stick with super-old USB 2.0, instead of the much faster USB 3.0 ports?
Keyboard + Touchpad
The 2021 MateBook D 15 comes with a full-sized, ten-keyless keyboard, and a large touchpad.
Like the MateBook X Pro we reviewed, the 2021 MateBook D 15 comes with a pop-up camera, hidden under a special camera key on the keyboard.
It pops up when you press on it, and pressing it again hides it. This is a great security measure because the camera is physically blocked until you actually need to use it – no hacker will be able to surreptitiously use it to take your photos or videos!
There is only one problem with such a design – it takes photos and videos at an unflattering upward angle. You will also always appear to look upwards on video conferences, and videos that you record.
HUAWEI Share Multi-Screen Collaboration
The 2021 MateBook D 15 supports HUAWEI Share for multi-screen collaboration.
It basically lets you connect your smartphone, and use it directly on the MateBook D 15!
You can control the apps and files on your phone directly on the laptop, even drag and drop files!
The only downside? It is limited to HUAWEI and HONOR smartphones with NFC.
The 2021 MateBook D 15 also supports HUAWEI MeeTime, which is their version of Apple FaceTime – a free, proprietary video call service.
It offers some advantages over its competitors – FaceTime, WhatsApp, etc. but can only be used by HUAWEI devices.
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2021 HUAWEI MateBook D 15 Laptops : Price + Deals!
The 2021 HUAWEI MateBook D 15 comes in the Mystic Silver colour, with these official launch prices :
- 11th Gen Edition : RM 3,899 (about US$947 / £678 / A$1,218 / S$1,258)
- 10th Gen Edition : RM 3,299 (about US$802 / £574 / A$1,030 / S$1,064)
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