Huawei MateBook D 14 vs Apple iPad Pro

Years ago we were promised a future of productivity on the go where portability didn’t mean any sacrifice in power and where tablets reigned supreme.

That dream hasn’t materialised, what has happened is that laptops have become slimmer, more powerful, more capable and infinitely more portable.

Yes, there are devices like Apple’s iPad Pro, but despite that tablet’s portability and power, it’s lacking in a few key areas.

OS

The iPad Pro is one of the most capable tablets on the market, but its biggest drawback is that it’s still just a tablet running apps which are not as powerful as their PC counterparts. Despite Apple’s best attempts to maintain the level of quality that they’re known for, not all iPad apps offer a similar enough experience to their Mac or Windows counterparts to be your main computing device.

Huawei’s MateBook D runs Windows 10 and comes packed with all of Microsoft’s productivity tools, without any compromises. Thanks to the AMD Ryzen chipset powering the device, you’ll be getting power without compromise.

Security

Apple is known for its device security, but at the end of the day, the iPad has a front-facing camera that cannot be hidden or covered unless you put tape over it.

The MateBook D 14 not only has Microsoft’s Windows Hello technology, it also has fingerprint reader built into the power button and a recessed webcam embedded amongst the keys on the keyboard which means that you never have to worry about who might be watching when it’s not in use.

Usability and cost

The Huawei MateBook D 14 has a full keyboard with 1.2mm travel. That input is arguably better than relying on a touchscreen which could malfunction or stop working if the screen is damaged. A keyboard is also more useable for a range of things including coding.

Huawei, like Apple, has built a robust device and software ecosystem. However, having used both Apple and Huawei devices, it’s clear that Huawei offers a bit more than Apple does in terms of productivity and communication. Thanks to Huawei Share, you’re able to easily share content and files from your Huawei phone to the MateBook, mirror your phone’s display, play your phone’s audio on the laptop or drag and drop files between your phone and the laptop.

While Apple’s ecosystem offers some of this functionality via iCloud and MacOS, none of them work as seamlessly as Huawei’s offerings do. And unlike Apple’s offerings which come at a steep price, Huawei’s technology brings a premium experience to more people at a more affordable cost.

Verdict

Huawei is most well-known for its industry-leading smartphones, but with the MateBook D series, they’re proving that they have the know-how to shake up any category.

If you’re looking for a portable, powerful device with a premium design, then head over to the Huawei online store,  Incredible Connection, Evetech, Computer Mania or Takealot to check out the MateBook D series.