Part of its opening salvo this 2020, Huawei officially brought to the Philippines the Huawei MateBook D 15 to add to its growing ecosystem of intelligent devices for Filipino consumers, particularly young professionals.
The latest offering joins Huawei's MateBook family that aims to disrupt the laptop market in the Philippines. In the case of the MateBook D 15, it disrupts and changes the game by consolidating some of the best characteristics and features, once only found on flagship laptop models, into a more affordable package. Let's take a closer look into these details.
Premium look, premium features
The Huawei MateBook D 15 comes with a FullView display, one of the hallmark features of this Windows laptop. It boasts a screen-to-body ratio of 87%, the highest yet on a MateBook D series laptop. Huawei has achieved this feat by removing the webcam from its traditional position, resulting in a thinner 5.3mm bezel.
MateBook D 15's display makes use of an IPS panel with FHD (1920 x 1080p) screen resolution. This FullView display not only delivers clear, impactful visuals but also takes care of your eyes. TUV Rheinland-certified, MateBook D 15's Eye-Comfort Mode reduces blue light that stresses the eyes over time. Switching to Eye-Comfort Mode auto-adjusts the display's white balance and color to avoid eyestrain.
These display features - large widescreen, high-resolution panel with anti-eyestrain - make the MateBook D 15 an ideal companion whether you are at work or not. Imagine yourself working on documents or spreadsheets for hours, binge-watching trending television series, or even finishing PC games at one sitting. You'll never mind time passing by with the MateBook D 15.
Complementing the eye-catching display, the MateBook D 15 also impresses with its premium metallic body, available in Mystic Silver and Space Grey tones. Within its solid build, MateBook D 15 carries an AMD Ryzen 5 3500U processor, 8GB DDR4, and a 256GB PCIe/256GB SSD + 1TB HDD, all working together to deliver a fast, seamless Windows experience. Within its slim body, the MateBook D 15 integrates a 42Wh lithium-polymer battery. Using a Type-C interface charger, the laptop can last up to 8.5 hours, enough to cover an entire day of work or movie marathon.
From its usual position above the laptop display, Huawei has moved the webcam and integrated it into the MateBook D 15's full-sized keyboard. Adopting a recessed camera design, the webcam makes your video calls more comfortable and private as it faces you in a discreet upward direction.
One of the game-changing firsts in the laptop industry initially seen in other Huawei laptops like the higher-end MateBook X Pro, the fingerprint power button is also featured on the MateBook D 15. An additional feature that protects your privacy and security, the fingerprint power button not only turns on the laptop but also authenticates access to it, protecting personal data from unauthorized access.
A crucial piece of an ecosystem
With smartphones, smartwatches, and laptops, like the MateBook D 15, under its belt, Huawei now has a full ecosystem of devices. Speaking of the term ecosystem, it means that it's essential to have these devices can communicate with one another in various means even when offline.
Making this ecosystem more holistic, Huawei introduced Huawei Share which allows devices in the ecosystem seamlessly communicate with one another and act like one super device.
To utilize Huawei Share, users must simply tap their smartphone on the MateBook D 15. The phone's interface appears on the laptop, allowing you to drag and drop files between them. In this setup, you can edit the files on your laptop while messaging your contacts. Huawei Share takes advantage of Bluetooth or Wi-Fi so it works even if the involved devices do not connect to the Internet.
The Huawei MateBook D 15 with Huawei Share strengthens Huawei's vision of the 1+8+N Scenario Strategy. This vision of software synergy introduces the concept wherein consumers, through one (1) device, such as the MateBook D 15, can utilize eight (8) other devices (smartphone, PC, tablet, earbuds, wearable, AR, VR, smart vision, and telematic products) enhanced by the "N" factor. The latter refers to powerful Internet of things (IoT) products from Huawei's industry partners.
For the price of P37,990, the Huawei MateBook D 15 serves as a polished portable PC. With a crystal-clear FullView Display, sophisticated physique, snappy performance, seamless connectivity, secure environment, and long battery life, the MateBook D 15 aptly matches the predilection of today’s young professionals at a reasonable price point. The MateBook D 15 is also one of the first sub40K laptops launched this year with a fingerprint power button and other premium features that were mentioned, making it a gamechanger in its own category and setting a trend in upcoming laptops in the months to come.