The presence of Huawei in the perception of consumers it is now as consolidated as it is appreciated. which, speaking of smartphones, is no longer even a novelty. It is, however, speaking of computers. And that’s why Cellulare Magazine put a notebook signed by the big Chinese under the magnifying glass, testing the Matebook D15 2020.
If we have already appreciated the previous models in recent years, this device has definitely convinced us: Huawei does not joke at all even in the PC field. Even more so if you enter the so-called “belly of the market”, that band that allows you to capitalize on items sold and margin, inevitably making the search for a good balance between price and performance more difficult.
Here, this Matebook D15 reminded us of the “glorious” P8 Lite, one of the smartphones that has contributed most to the spread of products suitable for everyone and offered at appropriate prices.
Going into detail, the Matebook D15 2020 costs just over 600 eurosit has a well thought-out technical data sheet, it works well, it has a good autonomy, it is light and well built.
It may not hold up to eternal tight gaming sessions, but it knows how to be capable and functional for any type of activity. In addition, she gives a certain satisfaction, thanks to the presence of some habit that, although not essential, she likes to have available.
A few examples? The webcam integrated into a keyboard button that lifts with pressure and the perfect integration between the functions of the brand’s PC and smartphones.
Matebook D15: Huawei Share
Let’s start right here, from Huawei Share, a function that allows you to exchange files between the manufacturer’s phones and the Matebook D15, simply by placing the smartphone in the right area of the wristband, next to the mouse pad. But it does not end here: with a similar procedure it is possible to view the mobile phone display inside the PC monitor and of course to interact fully with it. A great convenience. The data sheet provides a 15.6-inch screen with Full HD resolution, its performance is good, it does not produce particular reflections, but perhaps the color range is perfectible.
Processor and camera
On the Matebook D15 Windows 10 is moved by a AMD Ryzen 5 3500 U processor which it also integrates a Radeon Vega 8 Gpu. Power is not lacking and, as mentioned, it is also possible to carry out demanding activities.
In the days of testing we performed video editing of over 4 GB without difficulty. We also used the machine for long business conference calls and our children’s online lectures. The merit is of the 8 GB of RAM and the 256 GB SSD which shows good speed qualities, both in reading and writing data. Precisely during the video conferences we have focused on one of the small defects of this machine: the positioning of the front camera is very spectacular, being hidden in a function button that lifts up when we press it, unfortunately this determines a decidedly unnatural shooting angle. , which forces you to move the Matebook to unusual positions. Instead, we appreciated the ignition times, which are also facilitated by the presence of a fingerprint reader integrated in the power button, which allows lightning-fast recognition of the user. The sensitivity of the pad is also good, which turns out to be quite fast and precise.
We report the presence of three ports Usb standard (one 3.0 and two 2.0), of an HDMI portand jack audio and even one Usb Type Cwhich allows you to recharge the battery with the convenient travel charger, slightly larger than that of smartphones.
Cellulare Magazine’s judgment: Huawei Matebook D15 2020
In daily use we also appreciate the solidity of the bodies and the overall low weight, thanks also to the abundant presence of aluminum. In short, we liked the Huawei Matebook D15 2020, it also offers something more than necessary and the waivers are definitely negligible. In the market segment to which it belongs, it is not easy to find better and we are convinced that the new generation of Matebooks deserves special attention.
A product that is able to satisfy a wide range of needs. If you are not hardcore gamers, you will have more than enough performance available for any use. All in a well-built, light machine with a good level of operating autonomy. The list price of 649 euros places it among the best possible choices in this market segment
- Very satisfactory performance
- Good autonomy
- Excellent materials and low weight
- Position of the webcam, even if scenographic, is not exactly optimal
- The keyboard is not backlit