Huawei MateBook D – The best Windows laptop for entrepreneurs and creatives

With the recent launch of the Huawei MateBook D, there’s been a gap in the market that has been filled for most of the students, entrepreneurs or creatives that have been searching for the perfect creative companion. Today, we take a look at just how special the new MateBook D 14 inch really is against some of its biggest competitors on the market. We’ve let it go up against the Apple MacBook Air 2020 and the Lenovo Yoga C740. With prices that are relatively more on the pocket, you’ll see below just how easy it is to get bang for your buck with the MateBook D.

Product NameMateBook D 14Macbook Air 2020Lenovo C740
RRP PriceR13 499,00R21 999,00R16 999,00
Screen14.0-inch 16:9 FHD13.3-inch; 2560-by-1600 native resolution at 227 pixels per inch14 Inch
Bezels84% FullView display82% Retina displayFHD IPS display
TouchNonsupportNonsupportSupported
Charger65W Type C integrated Fastcharger30W Type C65W Type C Fast Charger
FingerprintFingerprint power buttons, one piece designFingerprint, power buttonFingerprint
CameraRecessed Camera privacy protection720p FaceTime HD camera720p
Dimension322.3 x 214.6 x 15.9 mmHeight: 0.41–1.56 cm
Width: 30.41 cm
Depth: 21.24 cm
Starting at 321.8mm x 214.6mm x 14.9mm / 12.7-inch x 8.4-inch x 0.59-inch
Weight1.38Kg1.25kg1.97kg
Audio2 speakersWide stereo sound and Dolby AtomosDolby Atmos speaker system
Material BodyMetallicGold, Space GreyIron Grey / Mica
Ports
Type C x 1
USB 3.0 x 1, USB 2.0 x 1
HDMI x 1
Headphone/MIC x 1
Two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) portsUSB 3.0 x 1, USB 2.0 x 2
HDMI x 1
Headphone/MIC x 1
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 3500U1.1GHz dual-core Intel Core i3  Intel Core i5 10210U processor
GraphicsRadeon Vega 8 GraphicsIntel Iris Plus GraphicsIntegrated Intel UHD Graphics
RAM8G DDR48GB of 3733MHz8GB
SSD256GB256GB PCIe-based SSD512GB SSD
Keyboard1.2mm key travel full-function backlit keyboardBacklit Magic Keyboardcolor-matched keyboard
Battery56Wh49.9Wh51Wh
Battery Life (Video playback)9.5 hours11 hour13 hour
Eye comfortTÜV Rheinland certified, reducing blue lightRetina ScreenFHD touchscreen display
ConnectMuti-screen collaboration
 OneHop: Office / calls / Entertainment real-time data transmission
Apple AirPlayN/A
EcosystemHUAWEI ID, Hi CloudMac OS / iCloudWindows / Office 365
InterconnectionPhone / Tablet Audio / Watch TV / RouteriPhone/ iPad/ Apple TV/ Apple Watch / AirPodsN/A
Multimedia control systemN/AN/AN/A

The Huawei MateBook D 14 & 15 are available at Huawei’s online store: https://huaweistore.co.za as well as Incredible Connection, Evetech, Computer Mania and Takealot.