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Huawei's MateBook D 14, D15 Are Reborn With AMD Ryzen 4000 APUs For Under $700

Huawei MateBook D 14

Huawei MateBook D 14 (Image credit: Huawei)

Huawei (via Huawei Central) has revitalized the company's Matebook D14 and D15 laptops that debuted last year. The new variants are packing beefier processors this time around, more specifically AMD's latest Ryzen 4000-series (codename Renoir) 7nm APUs.

No matter the screen size, both MateBook laptops are thin and lightweight to carry around. The MateBook D 14 is 15.9mm thick and weights of 1.38kg while the MateBook D 15 arrives with a thickness and weight of 16.9mm and 1.53kg, respectively. The laptops retain the metallic body and narrow bezels with a design that permits the laptop to open up at a 180-degrees angle. The built-in fingerprint scanner on top of the power button is also back.

The MateBook D 14 is equipped with a 14-inch FullView IPS display with a resolution of 1080p. The laptop has a 84% screen-to-body ratio. The MateBook D 15, on the other hand, flaunts a larger 15.6-inch display with similar specifications as the MateBook D 14. The screen-to-body ratio on the MateBook D 15 is slightly bigger at 87%.

ModelProcessorMemorySSDPricing
MateBook D 15Ryzen 7 4700U16GB512GB$670
MateBook D 15Ryzen 5 4500U16GB512GB$599
MateBook D 14Ryzen 7 4700U16GB512GB$656
MateBook D 14Ryzen 5 4500U16GB512GB$584

Consumers that are interested in the MateBook laptops have the liberty to pick between two Zen 2-based APUs. The Ryzen 5 4500U sports six cores, six threads with a 2.3 GHz base clock and 4 GHZ boost clock. The more powerful option consists of the Ryzen 7 4700U, which brings up eight cores and eight threads that operate with a 2 GHz and 4.1 GHz base and bsoot clock, respectively.

The processor is the only aspect of the MateBook D14 and D15 that you can choose because the memory and storage options are written in stone. Independent of the processor, the laptops come with 16GB of memory and a 512GB M.2 PCIe SSD.

Despite being the smaller device out of the two, the MateBook D 14 has the bigger battery. Huawei equipped it with a 56 Wh battery while the MateBook D 15 has a 42 Wh battery. Both laptops employ a 65W charger so getting the battery up from zero to a usable level shouldn't take very long.

The MateBook D 14 with the Ryzen 5 4500U and Ryzen 7 4700U retails for around $584 and $656, respectively. The bigger MateBook D 15 with the same processor options will set you back approximately $599 and $670, respectively.

  • JarredWaltonGPU
    But where can I buy one? (With an American keyboard layout?)
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  • margrave
    Reborned?
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  • alextheblue
    If 8GB of the RAM is soldered onto the mainboard, I wouldn't touch one. Price isn't bad considering the performance of those chips.
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  • Giroro
    I wouldn't buy Huawei products at any price.
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  • J9000
    Agreed! The design of this laptop looks like a complete ripoff of the Apple MacBook Pro. They probably used the same parts! And the price is under $700? Are you kidding me? They're selling their products for cheap on purpose, undercutting their competitors and pricing them out of the market. Pathetic!
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  • JarredWaltonGPU
    alextheblue said:
    If 8GB of the RAM is soldered onto the mainboard, I wouldn't touch one. Price isn't bad considering the performance of those chips.
    I believe all models have 16GB soldered onto the board. I still don't do too much that benefits from more than 16GB RAM, though that could change during the life of these laptops.
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  • daworstplaya
    Giroro said:
    I wouldn't buy Huawei products at any price.

    Not to mention, being funded and supplimented by the Chinese govt (like most other Chinese companies), so they can undercut all other international companies.
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  • alextheblue
    JarredWaltonGPU said:
    I believe all models have 16GB soldered onto the board. I still don't do too much that benefits from more than 16GB RAM, though that could change during the life of these laptops.
    That's my issue, I don't want a board that is effectively stuck at that capacity unless you want to chop memory bandwidth in half. I do wish AMD's memory controllers were as flexible as Intel's in this regard.
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  • tudy2502
    Any news about availability in Europe? The Ryzen 3000 Matebook D15/D14 is the BEST price/performance/build quality laptop in its price point but i'm reaally interested in the Ryzen 4000 edition.
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