HUAWEI just unveiled their 2021 edition of the MateBook D 14 laptop!
Take a look at the 2021 MateBook D 14, and find out what it offers!
2021 HUAWEI MateBook D 14 Laptop : A Quick Intro!
First, let’s start with this official HUAWEI promotional video that showcases the key features of the new 2021 MateBook laptops!
It consists of not just the MateBook D 14 , but also two MateBook D 15 variants, the MateBook 14 and the MateBook X Pro!
2021 HUAWEI MateBook D 14 : Specifications
The newly-refreshed 2021 HUAWEI MateBook D 14 has these key specifications
|Specifications||HUAWEI MateBook D14|
|Display||14-inch FullView Display
– 1920 x 1080 pixels, 157 ppi
– 250 nits max. brightness
– 84% screen-to-body-ratio
– 45% NTSC colour gamut
– 800:1 contrast ratio
|OS||Microsoft Windows 10 Home|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-10210U|
|Memory||8 GB / 16 GB DDR4-3200|
|Graphics||Intel UHD Graphics|
|Storage||256 GB / 512 GB PCIe SSD|
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 6, 2×2 MIMO|
|Fingerprint Sensor||Yes, integrated into Power button|
|Ports||1 x USB Type C
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A
1 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||322.5 mm wide
214.8 mm deep
15.9 mm thick
2021 HUAWEI MateBook D 14 : Key Features
Let’s take a look at its key features…
14-inch FullView Display
The 2021 HUAWEI MateBook D 14 comes with a 14-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 84% screen-to-body ratio – hence the name, FullView Display.
It is powered by the 10th Gen Intel Core i5-10210U with integrated Intel UHD Graphics.
It comes with either 8 GB or 16 GB of DDR4-3200 memory, and a fast PCIe NVMe SSD with 256 GB or 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.
Connectivity + Ports
The 2021 HUAWEI MateBook D 14 has Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity built-in.
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.
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, and a single USB 2.0 Type A port.
We have to wonder though – why stick with super-old USB 2.0, instead of the much faster USB 3.0 port?
Keyboard + Touchpad
The 2021 MateBook D 14 comes with a full-sized, ten-keyless keyboard, and a large touchpad.
Like the MateBook X Pro we reviewed, the 2021 MateBook D 14 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 14 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 14 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.
Recommended : MeeTime : Free Voice + Video Calls On HUAWEI Devices!
2021 HUAWEI MateBook D 14 Laptop : Price + Deal!
The 2021 HUAWEI MateBook D 14 comes in the Mystic Silver colour, with an official launch price of RM 3,499 (about US$850 / £609 / A$1,095 / S$1,129).
The first 1,500 customers to pre-order one from 20 to 23 April 2021, will receive free gifts worth RM 800 :
- HUAWEI Backpack Swift
- City Travel Gift Package
- Microsoft Office 365 (1 Year Subscription)
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