Huawei is going crazy for the remainder of 2020. Well, at least for its key markets. Today, the folks at Woodmead (because, that’s where their South Africa operations are based) announced the launch of the much awaited MateBook D range of laptops.
The MateBook D has been leaked before and it is as everyone expected it to be. Both the 15-inch model as well as the smaller 14-inch are available in Mzansi. Unlike the previous generation, this year’s models swaps out the conventional Intel processor for an AMD Ryzen 5 3500U with a Radeon Vega 8 graphics. It also comes with a hybrid SSD+HDD configuration that Huawei says you can upgrade as needed.
This Windows laptop has a special feature, dubbed Huawei Share, that allows owners of Huawei phones to mirror their mobile device to the screen. And, yes, the MateBook D 15 and 14 do run Windows but there is also a Linux option for those that have no care for Microsoft’s OS. Good luck finding this version in SA, though.
The Huawei MateBook D has a price tag of R13 499, regardless of whether you go for the 14 or 15-inch variant, with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD.