The Huawei Matebook D 14 – A laptop you should consider


We’ve all been in that position before. Your current laptop just isn’t up to snuff. If that is the case and you’re currently perusing the market for some better machines, stop and take a gander at the Huawei MateBook D 14. On the surface, it’s a gorgeous piece of hardware but the details and small touches of design work Huawei has conferred on this powerhouse of a machine deserve your full attention. Now that the MateBook D 14 has at least earned a raised eyebrow, here’s why you ought to be considering it as your next notebook.

The Huawei MateBook D 14 is designed to be your go to device for work whether you’re in the office, at home or on the go. Huawei has designed the MateBook D 14 to easily slip into your life with a versatile, flexible machine that caters to all your needs as you need them. Not only is the MateBook D 14 an incredible laptop to work on, it’s the hub of an entire ecosystem of all your Huawei products, linking everything together to ensure a seamless user environment that not only improves productivity but also ensures the most convenient work environment possible. Huawei has created a notebook that brings a smart life experience to users that will enable them to get the most out of their devices.

Screen test

What exactly does the MateBook D 14 include that makes it special? Firstly, Huawei’s FullView Display ensures your screen will deliver the most immersive, enveloping experience possible. With bezels measuring only 5.3mm thick, the size of the screen in relation to the body of the machine is huge; in fact, the screen-to-body ratio clocks in at 84% which is tremendous for a laptop of this size. The 14-inch screen sports a 178-degree viewing angle, an aspect ratio of 16:9 and most importantly a resolution of 1920×1080. All of this means that the MateBook D 14 guarantees an excellent display while never compromising on portability.

Sharing is caring

Huawei Share is the other major feature you should be paying attention to. Huawei Share allows MateBook laptops and Huawei smartphones to connect to one another with just a single tap of a button. Users can take advantage of this feature to achieve higher productivity at work. Huawei Share lets you do loads of cool things with your devices including sharing files seamlessly between your Huawei mobile device and your MateBook D 14, dragging images from one device and dropping them on a document saved to the other and, coolest of all, using a mouse and keyboard to navigate your smartphone faster than ever. Now that’s how you improve on productivity.

Inner monologue

You’ve seen some of the Huawei MateBook D 14’s cool extras but what about the internals? Under the hood you’ll find some incredibly powerful tech powering your new notebook including an AMD Ryzen™ 5 3500U processor and Radeon™ Vega 8 GPU. Those are fancy terms but what it translates into is a machine that can juggle several processor-heavy tasks at once, ideal for busy folks who can’t afford to have a laptop that stalls when they open up another Google Chrome tab. Better still, with those specs you’ll run a decent assortment of games both new and old, making the MateBook D 14 a device not just for work but for playing too.

Don’t neglect to notice the inclusion of Huawei’s specialised Shark Fin Fan 2.0, designed to ensure the MateBook D 14 stays as cool as possible even when it’s processing resource-intense programs. Rather than focusing on areas that may require extra cooling, the Shark Fin Fan 2.0 keeps the MateBook D 14 cool on a systemic scale, meaning you should never have to worry about parts overheating.

Portable but powerful

Maybe the best part, and the aspect which proves Huawei’s commitment to the idea of a machine designed to offer the best work experience no matter your location, is the battery. The MateBook D 14 is equipped with a 56Wh battery and 65W USB-C charger and power brick. What that all means is that you’ll never worry about the laptop running dry and, in the highly unlikely chance you find yourself in a position that would require a battery charge, that cable and power brick will pump the MateBook D 14 with juice faster than you’d believe. Playing video, the MateBook D 14 will provide you with 9.5 hours of battery power so it’s highly unlikely that it’ll conk out in the middle of a workday.

Those are just some reasons why, when you’re looking for a new laptop, you ought to be considering the Huawei MateBook D 14. Powerful components, an impressively slick design, a ridiculously portable build and Huawei Share make for a machine that’s the obvious answer for an upgrade. At a price of only R13,499 you’d be silly to miss out on what could be more most satisfying hardware upgrade ever.


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  1. …and no mention of the terrible-look-up-your-nose webcam?

    You would think Huawei would learn from the Dell webcam fiasco (which they addressed eventually).

    With more and more of us using the webcam, this is a major factor.

    Stay away from this laptop

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