Huawei's MateBook X Pro represents the top of the company's laptop portfolio with a price tag to match, but the company is following up with something for the more budget-conscious out there. Now available as a Walmart exclusive, the new MateBook D costs $629 with an AMD Ryzen chip doing the heavy lifting.
In terms of specs, the MateBook D is positioned to perform well enough for most tasks for its price point, but it won't be setting any benchmark records. At center stage is AMD's Ryzen 2500U processor at 3.4GHz with Radeon Vega graphics. Backing that up is 8GB of DDR4 RAM and 256GB of SSD storage. Rounding things out is a 14-inch 1080p touch display.
Still, despite sitting firmly in an affordable price range, Huawei has thrown in some premium touches. The laptop is wrapped up in a silver metallic unibody design that weighs in at 3.5 pounds and measures 0.62-inches thick. A set of four speakers is also on board with Dolby Atmos certification. According to Huawei's estimates, you'll be able to eke out around 8 hours of battery life from the MateBook D's 57.4 WHr battery. But built-in quick charge tech can get you back up and running from zero to 40 percent in 30 minutes.
Finally, the port selection includes one USB-C port, two USB Type A ports, a single HDMI output, and a standard 3.5mm headphone jack. The USB-C post is also used for charging.
All told, if you're in the market for a laptop on a budget, the MateBook D looks like a solid contender based off of what you get for the price. The laptop is available now via Walmart, both in stores and online, for $629 (though it's on sale for $599 as of this writing).
Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the Editor in Chief for Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl. Got a hot tip? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
great performance for the price
I have an HP Envy x360 with this same CPU and can attest that the performance is very good.
Seems like a solid buy
any chance there's a windows hello fingerprint reader?
Doesn't look like it
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