The range of laptops equipped with the new 11th generation Intel Core microprocessors is gradually increasing. Over the last few months, professional and gaming PCs with the latest Intel chips have been arriving in stores, and today Huawei has joined this offer with a laptop that has attractive features and an a priori interesting price.
The new MateBook D 15 2021 maintains the characteristic aesthetics of the family of solutions to which it belongs, which highlights the FullView design, which seeks to stylize the frames. It also retains other features integrated into the latest MateBook devices, such as the power button with fingerprint reader, the camera integrated into the keyboard, or reverse charging, which allows us, for example, to charge our smartphone battery using part of the energy stored in the laptop’s battery.
Huawei MateBook D 15 2021 Specifications
|Huawei MateBook D 15 2021|
|Screen||15.6-inch Full HD IPS LCD with 16: 9 aspect ratio and FullView layout|
|Resolution||1920 x 1080 dots|
|Processor||11th Generation Intel Core i5-1135G7 with 10nm SuperFin Photolithography|
|Graphics||Intel Iris Xe|
|RAM||Up to 16GB DDR4 3200MHz dual channel|
|Secondary Storage||Up to 512GB NVMe PCIe SSD|
|Operating System||Windows 10 Home|
|Wireless Connectivity||Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1|
|Dimensions||357.8 x 229.9 x 16.9 mm|
The FullView display occupies 87% of the surface area of this notebook
The screen that Huawei has integrated into this device is one of its main hallmarks. But it is neither for its size (15.6 inches) nor for its resolution (1920 x 1080 dots) because it shares these two features with many other laptops from both Huawei itself and other manufacturers. What it does have in its favor are very thin frames that allow the panel to occupy 87% of the laptop’s surface, a competitive figure that places this equipment at the same level as the most refined proposals from other brands.
The screen of this MateBook uses an IPS-type LCD panel which, according to Huawei, offers negligible flickering and a very low level of blue light emission. Both features aim to reduce eye fatigue that often appears when we look at a screen for very long sessions. IPS screens also tend to offer reduced response time and reliable color reproduction, but they have an Achilles heel: their native contrast. We look forward to reviewing this device in depth very soon and confirming how this laptop’s display performs after we have put it through our tests.
Two more points in favor of this device are its thickness, which is a very reasonable 16.9 mm, and its weight, which barely exceeds 1.5 kg. These are not record figures, but they allow it to compete with other laptops that also feature a 15.6-inch screen and are reasonably priced.
It is 43% faster than the previous model thanks to the 11th generation Intel Core CPU.
If we stick to its specifications we cannot overlook that its CPU, as I mentioned in the first paragraphs of this article, is an 11th generation Intel Core chip. According to Huawei, this processor allows this laptop to be 43% faster than the previous model. And with the Iris Xe graphics, the same happens since the Chinese company claims that in some graphics tests this logic is up to 168% faster than its predecessor.
The other specifications of this laptop are at the height of what users can demand from last-generation equipment. And is that it incorporates up to 16 GB of main memory DDR4 type in dual-channel configuration, a solid-state drive with NVMe PCIe interface, and Wi-Fi 6 wireless connectivity, among other features. As I mentioned a few paragraphs above we hope to analyze it very soon to be able to confirm if its performance is really up to what we can expect from this equipment.
Huawei MateBook D 15 2021: Price and availability
This laptop is already on sale with a recommended starting price of 949 euros.
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