Huawei Matebook laptops are probably the most overlooked when it comes to a user’s choice preference, especially when it comes to ultrabooks. It isn’t because Huawei Matebooks doesn’t offer anything out of the ordinary or groundbreaking, it’s because of the brand’s involvement in the ongoing US vs China trade war. Caught in the crossfire, Huawei continued launching its products and built up contingencies to counter the effects caused by these two nations. But that didn’t stop Huawei from releasing the Huawei Matebook D 15 alongside the famed Mate 30 Pro.

The Huawei Matebook laptops are known for their minimalist design, well-equipped specs, and competitive price-point. The Matebook series made its debut in MWC 2016 in the form of a 2-in-1 device. The Matebook D 15 is the latest product from the series and aims to be a valuable alternative against premium 15″ laptops. Does it hold out against the competition? Let’s find out


Huawei Matebook D 15 Specifications

Display Size: 15.6 inches

Screen-to-body ratio: 87%

Resolution: 1920×1080

Aspect ratio: 16:9

Viewing angle: 178°

Appearance Dimensions (H x W x D): 357.8mm x 229.9mm x 16.9mm

Weight: approximately 1.62kg (SSD and HDD included)

Colors: Space Grey, Mystic Silver

Processor AMD Ryzen 5 3500U processor
Graphics Card Radeon Vega 8 Graphics
Memory 8GB DDR4
Hard Drive 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD
Smart Experience Multi-screen Collaboration

Fingerprint Login

Recessed Camera

Buttons and Ports USB -C port x 1

USB-A 3.0 port x 1

USB-A 2.0 port x 2

HDMI port x 1

3.5mm auxiliary and microphone 2-in-1 port x 1

Wi-Fi WLAN standards: IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac

WLAN frequency channels: 2.4GHz/5GHz

Antenna: 2×2 MIMO

Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0, compatible with Bluetooth 4.2, Bluetooth 2.1 and Enhanced Data Rate
Audio System Speakers x 2

Integrated Digital Microphones x 2

Battery Lithium polymer battery

Capacity: 42Wh (Rating value)

Power Adapter


HUAWEI USB-C Power Adapter 65W

Input: 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz

Output: 20 V3.25A, 15V3A, 12V2A, 9V2A, 5V2A

Adapter cable: 1.8m

Software Web Browser: Microsoft Edge browser

Input Method: MSIME

Featured Apps: HUAWEI PC Manager, Monitor Manager (Eye Comfort Mode), Factory Reset

Third-party apps: Supports installation and uninstallation of third-party apps. Default selection of third-party apps may vary depending on region.

Huawei Matebook D 15 Review
Huawei Matebook D 15 Review
Our Verdict
Huawei's previous Matebooks disrupted the market by offering superb performance and quality. At the price of Php 38,000, Huawei breaks the barrier of 15-inch premium and entry-level laptops with the Matebook D 15 sporting all the must-haves without the unnecessary nice to haves. It is merely a premium-looking notebook that can get simple tasks done without any drawbacks found on a regular office laptop. The Matebook D 15 is an easy recommendation for users who want the portability of a thin laptop but with the perk of having a bigger screen real estate to work at. If you find its performance lacking for your workload, then the second iteration of the Matebook D 15 featuring 4th gen Ryzen processors is something to look forward to in the future.
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What's Not
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