Huawei MateBook D 15 (2020) Full Review – The EVERYDAY Laptop King! | The Tech Chap

by birtanpublished on September 21, 2020

Hey guys I'm Tom a tech chap and this is the new 2020 while we meet book D 15 so I've got the cheapest model here the entry-level version will set you back six hundred pounds which is actually relatively affordable for a very premium ultra book now this does also have a

Smaller brother the mate book D 14 which surprisingly actually cost you 50 pounds more for the entry-level spec although you do get double the storage we'll come back to that in a second so the main book D is actually quarries cheapest

Laptop wall up from this we have the standard mate book the 13 inch which they haven't actually updated yet for 2020 and then we have the top-end make book make book mate book ex pro they've just launched the new 2020 model

With a green version and a faster 10th gen AI seven processor but that will cost you upwards of fifteen hundred pounds as I say this starts at six hundred so if you want to budget if you're a student if you're looking for

Just a nice compact thin and light travel laptop that you can watch netflix on and do some work on and maybe a little bit of photo editing and light maybe TP video editing then this is pretty much all you need so the first

Question what makes this stand out compared to the million or so other mid-range laptops on the market well I think firstly the design it looks pretty smart actually and premium considering the price there's definitely cues from a

Certain fruit based rival if they even call this aluminium chassis Space Gray as well but that's no bad thing and I think it definitely looks more expensive than it is which is always a good thing we've got pretty thin bezels although

They are plastic and they protrude a little bit they're not flush with the screen so that takes away a little bit from the premium aesthetic and the key feel a little bit plasticky and cheap and then not bad clear either so you can

See some areas where they're cost saving but for a 15.6 inch laptop and wayne just one point six two kilograms it's remarkably portable as well so I think design is definitely one of the selling points of this then we have this little

Guy the maple d comes with Huawei's famous recessed webcam if security is important to you if you're so on who puts a bit of tape over their webcam normally the fact that you can just press almost dropped it there you can

Just press the little key here between f6 and f7 to physically hide or recess the webcam I think it's definitely a selling point then we have the power button which also doubles as a fingerprint minute so with just one

Press you can start it up and we also get USBC charging which is not something you find on lower-end mid-range laptops you usually get those horrible proprietary little DC in cables so actually what that means is you can

Also charge your phone assuming you're not using an iPhone and actually it's pretty fast as well the charger is 65 watt so you can go from 0 to 55 percent battery in half an hour which is actually very impressive and again fast

Charging is not something you tend to see on more mid-range laptops and finally we have while we share now you may have seen this before on previous May books and the idea is that you can pair it with Huawei phone and then

Easily transfer photos and videos with one touch through NFC and if you're using a huawei phone with emui 10 or later there's a new feature called multi-screen collaboration so what you can do with your p3 Pro warm 8:30 Pro is

With one touch you can connect it to the laptop and then you can actually use your phone on the laptop screen whether you're swiping between home screens messaging someone you can even use the mouse and keyboard to type messages and

The coolest thing is you can then drag and drop files or photos over to the desktop from the phone and it's all done for its own local Wi-Fi network so it doesn't use up any data and I love it when tech works together that seamlessly

It doesn't happen very often although of course you do need to buy into the Huawei ecosystem to make this work this and he works with Huawei devices just to reassure you though unlike the phone Department of Huawei the laptops don't

Seem to have any issues with this so-called so of trade war band we still have Microsoft Windows and we're getting latest updates and on the higher end models of this and other mate books we get Intel processors so their laptop

Division doesn't seem to be affected at all which is good news there are a couple of downsides to this though which we'll get to in just a second but first let me run you through the specs and as I say this is the entry-level model

Where we get the AMD Rison 3500 you along with eight gigs of ram and 256 gigs of SSD storage which is absolutely fine it's not going to break any records that processor is roughly equivalent to the previous gen I 5 the 8250 you so

It's okay it's a quad-core chip with 8 threads and also 8 gigs of ram is pretty much the minimum but acceptable minimum these days for laptops although this can be expect up to 16 gigs so actually using everyday it's pretty nippy and

That's also largely thanks to the fast nvme SSD we get inside here although 256 gigs isn't a lot if you stole a couple of games and put a few videos on there that will fill up quickly as for graphics we

Get AMD's vega 8 chip which is built into the processor is an integrated chip it doesn't quite come up to say the nvidia MX 150 or even Intel's brand new iris + graphics and that's because actually this processor is getting on a

Little bit we're expected to see in these new 4000 Rison series in a month or so so that is worth bearing in mind but you know what for everyday stuff a little bit of Lightroom like TTP video editing this is absolutely fine and you

Can also get away with just a little bit of like gaming as well and actually even when I was gaming or rendering videos it stayed cool and quiet throughout and I think that's thanks to Huawei's new shark fin – design which is another new

Feature it never got particularly loud and no one a laptop doesn't get anywhere close to uncomfortably warm it was actually very impressive so far so good then but as I say I do have a couple of problems with a maple

With d15 the first one being the screen it's okay but it is not color accurate it doesn't get particularly bright looking at a peak of 220 nits and say if you've tried color correct photos or video on this the 65% srgb 49% and OB

RGB and 48 percent p3 Gallants color accuracy is pretty poor actually and also with an 800 to 1 contrast ratio it just looks a little bit washed out and also as you can see the viewing angles aren't fantastic this I think is the

Biggest area the biggest sort of compromise versus the higher end mate box like the X Pro which have absolutely stunning screens it's not the end of the world and again you do have to factor in the price of this 600 pounds my other

Issue is battery life it's not great inside we get a 42 what our cell which is a good deal smaller than the 56 what our cell we get on the 14 inch version of this so that's kind of another reason you might want to go for the smaller

Model and well while we say you may get up to sort of 10 hours of use that's their tests with local video playback at 150 minutes but with normal use you're looking at more like five and a half hours the upside though is that we do

Have that fast 65 watt charging so you can top it up pretty quickly while we're talking about areas for improvement it would have been nice to see a backlit keyboard as well on this and also while the range of port is decent and we

Actually get three USB at phase 1 type-c although it's not Thunderball headphone jack and a full size HDMI that's okay it would have been nice to see maybe an SD card reader but actually two of the USB ports are only

USB 2 we only get one faster USB 3 which for a 20/20 laptop is a little bit old-fashioned now here's another version of me to test the speakers and if I whack the volume right out so we don't get the place it

Does get nice and loud actually but is definitely tinnies lacking in bass I wouldn't say they're fantastic speakers so then the big question should you actually buy the 20 20 may book D 15 well I think for 600 pounds it's a

Pretty good value laptop although I have to say I do think it's smaller brother the 14 which more than may be a better bet you get a better battery life it's obviously thinner and lighter because you get a smaller screen and

While it does cost 50 pounds more you do get double the storage 512 which is kind of what you want in 2020 so for a bunch of reasons I think that may be the better option but if you won the biggest screen and also the extra USB a port and

Then yeah this is still worth considering the screen and the battery let it down a little bit but then I think the design the fact that we get the fast charging the webcam and also the four-way share assuming you are

Invested in the warwick ecosystem do make up for it in some areas and i think for as i say 600 quid you're getting quite a lot for your money here but what do you think on the main book d would you consider buying this or if not what

Laptop are you looking to upgrade to next let me know in the comments below thank you so much for watching guys if you enjoyed the video then make sure you hit that like and subscribe button so I know to make more of them and I catch

You next time right here on the tech jab

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