Huawei Matebook D14: Is It Worth Buying?

Huawei Matebook D14: Is It Worth Buying?

As a mid-range laptop, Huawei Matebook D14 the overall performance is beyond its price. The price of Matebook D14 is £799 (sometimes it only takes £529.99 when it’s on sales promotion), combined with its performance in all its aspects, this notebook is worth its price. So how does it exactly perform in various aspects? This review might help you.

Spec:

Processer: 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10210U

Size: 322.5 mm*214.8 mm*15.9 mm (width*depth*height)

Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® MX250

Weight: 1.38kg

Screen size 14 inches, Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Memory: 8 GB / 16 GB DDR4

Bluetooth Standard: Bluetooth 5.0, compatible with Bluetooth 4.2, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR

Ports: USB-A 3.0, USB-A 2.0, USB-C, HDMI, 3.5mm headset, and microphone 2-in-1 jack

Design

The body of Matebook D14 is made of aluminum alloy and has a space grey painting coating on the surface. The color of this laptop is more silver than grey, which gives a sense of light and classic.

The lid of this laptop can not be opened with only one hand, but the weight of this laptop is only 1.38 kg, which means you don’t have to worry this laptop will add lots of weight to your bags.

The side of Matebook D14 is also very thin, living up to its portability. There are three ports on its left side – a USB Type-C, a USB-A, and an HDMI, the rest of the two ports are located on the right side – a USB 2.0 port and a 3.5mm audio jack.

The hinge can be tilt the screen up to 180-degrees so that you can adjust the screen angle according to your best view angel. The 84% IPS screen-to-body ratio and the thin bezels made this laptop suitable for video-editing, movie-watching.

Screen

The screen of Huawei Matebook D14 is a full HD screen with 1920 x 1080 resolution. No camera on the screen’s top bezels but on the keyboard between F6 and F7. The brightness of the screen is 250 nits, although you can still see your screen under the sunlight, it is better to use it indoors or in shaded places.

As to color accuracy, the sRGB color gamut cover rate is 53%, the performance on color accuracy is moderate in mid-range laptops but not a suitable screen to someone who has high requirements on color accuracy.

The blue light-reduce screen in the PWM flicker test is quite good. When PWM frequency is too low, the human eyes will notice the flicker and feel tired, but Matebook D14 PWM frequency is very high, which means the flicker will be hardly noticed by sensitive eyes.

So the screen is not suitable for users who need color accuracy but very good for student needs to take an online course or office workers who need to stare at the laptop screen almost all day long.

Performance

Huawei Matebook D14 is equipped with Intel Core™ i5-10210U, Windows Home 10, which means it can handle some of the daily complicated work tasks. 8GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD storage is also enough for office workers and students. Although i5 processor is not powerful enough for some high definition PC games big in size, some casual games for daily entertainment can be run.

The multi-device collaboration allows your phone to be used on the computer, the files can be easily transferred between phones and laptops. This function only supports Huawei phone and laptop collaboration, but it is understandable.

Battery Life

The battery life of the Huawei Matebook D14 is quite impressive. 56 Wh battery can support almost up to 11 hours of video playing, which is close to Huawei’s advertisement. The charge port is USB-C, so you can use your phone charger to charge your laptops. The laptop also comes with a 65 W USB-C charge, the charge speed is quite fast. You don’t have to worry about the battery life of the Huawei Matebook D14.

Besides, the power button is also a fingerprint reader, you can open your laptop without entering a long password code. Very convenient.

Verdict

The design, battery life, and cross-device function are all decent. Also, the price of the Huawei laptop is affordable. Huawei Matebook D14 is quite light and thin. The speed of task processing is also enough for daily use. Given Huawei’s market positioning for this notebook, Huawei D14 is well worth the money. 

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