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Powering the Huawei Matebook D 15 is an AMD Ryzen 5 3500U quad-core processor paired with Radeon Vega 8 Graphics. Huawei’s trade-deal ban by the US forbids them from using Intel-based chips until the ban lifts. While it’s a weaker processor compared to the i5-8250u, there’s a silver lining when it comes to pricing, which we’ll discuss at a later part.

CPU Benchmarks

Frankly, the underwhelming performance of the Matebook D is more of AMD’s fault rather than Huawei themself. Synthetic benchmark results suggest the Ryzen 5 3500U can’t do anything outside web browsing and Microsoft office.

Storage Benchmarks

Storage is where Huawei compensated as it equipped the Matebook D 15 with a 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD combo. The SSD used on the laptop is a Samsung PM981 OEM NVMe SSD. It’s one of the best OEM SSDs available in the market.

The hard drive, on the other hand, is a Seagate ST1000LM035 1TB 2.5″ drive.

Both CrystalDiskMark benchmarks show the drives operating at their rated speeds.

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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.
Build Quality
9.3
Performance
7.6
Functionality
8.5
Battery Life
8.2
Price
9.3
Reader Rating87 Votes
5.9
What's Good
Premium Build Quality
SSD+HDD Combo
Aesthetics
Stealth Camera
Competitive Pricing
What's Not
CPU Performance
Thermals
Camera Angle
Lack of Ports
8.6
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Grant is a Financial Management graduate at UST. His passion for gadgets and tech crossed him over in the industry where he could apply his knowledge as an enthusiast and in-depth analytic skills as a Finance Major. His passion allows him to earn at the same time help Gadget Pilipinas' readers in making smart, value-based decisions and purchases with his reviews and guides.