Huawei Technologies continued the successful sales of their devices in Japan, and now seem to be planning to release the MateBook D15 with an updated Intel processor – the tenth generation i5. This updated device will have all of the Matebook’s original features, add some new ones, and improve processing power.
The MateBook laptops from Huawei initially featured the AMD Ryzen series of processors, making this new rendition the first iteration with Intel chipsets. The PC has a large 15.6-inch LCD screen with ful-IPS display. It also has a screen-occupancy of 87% thanks to the narrow 5mm bezels. The screen also supports blue-light reduction technology in order to make long use less straining on the eyes.
The processor in the latest edition of the MateBook D15 is the 10th generation Intel Core i5-10210U. It has 4 cores and 8 threads, and has a clock speed of up to 4.2GHz. This chipset coupled with the sturdy 8GB RAM is set to provide a smoother and faster experience with the notebook. It is also equipped with an Intel UHD620 graphic card.
The laptop is surprisingly lightweight, weighing only 1.53kg, with dimensions of 230mm x 358mm x 16.9mm.
Other specs of the MateBook D15 include a 256GB ROM storage, a full-Japanese keyboard, built-in speakers and mic, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, and a Windows OS.
The MateBook D15 can use a Huawei smartphone as an input tool using the Huawei Share app. Users can use their smartphones to type, while the output would be seen on the screen of the laptop. Huawei’s website says “You can edit the files on the PC by displaying the smartphone screen on the PC screen, dragging and dropping files, or sending messages from the smartphone using the same keyboard and mouse”.
The power-button of this laptop features a built-in fingerprint scanner, bringing in a layer of security to the system. Users can boot and securely log-in using the same button.
It also features a front camera that can be closed when not in use. The Huawei website reports “The innovative embedded camera sits unobtrusively on the keyboard. Just pop the button when you need it. To prevent malicious remote access and security breaches, the camera can be closed when not needed”.
Most importantly, the MateBook D15 has a 42Wh battery, providing a long battery life – roughly 10 hours – and it can be charged with ease using the Osamu pocket charger that comes with the laptop. It is a 65W USB-C charger that supports fast charging – 53% in 30 minutes. Since it is a type-C charger, it can be used for smartphones, too. The PC holds a USB-C port in its body for charging purposes, along with one HDMI port, and two other USB ports.
Pricing and Availability
The Huawei MateBook D15 with the new Intel Core i5 chipset is all set to be released on August 28, with an estimated sales price of 86,800 Yen (approximately US 0) on the ASCII store in Japan.