HUAWEI MateBook D 15 - 15.6 Inch Laptop with FullView 1080P FHD Ultrabook PC (AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Windows 10 Home, Multi-screen Collaboration, Fingerprint Reader), Space Grey
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As noted earlier, it's available in just one configuration in the UK, with an 11th-generation Core i5-1135G7 CPU with integrated Intel Xe Graphics, 8GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD.
For optimal charging performance, please use the authentic adapter and USB-C cable that come with the laptop.
Charging the battery from 25%, I found that it rose to 43% after 15 minutes, and to 61% after half an hour. Convertible laptops that come with a tablet-style touchscreen are a versatile choice for switching between work and entertainment, making them a smart option for youngsters. Enabling Turbo Mode provides an instant boost to CPU and GPU performance, which may result in louder fan noise and higher surface temperatures. With the MateBook D 15, Huawei has succeeded where many other manufacturers fail for a great number of reasons.
That’s not too bad, and would last you almost an entire work day, but there are some caveats that leave us slightly less impressed. Huawei promises that the official charger will give you four and a half hours of battery life after a 30-minute charge.More considerately placed is the combined power button and fingerprint scanner, which is well separated from the actual keyboard. It’s a daft design whose only merit is to give other people an unimpeded view up your nostrils during Zoom chats. One oddity is that Huawei sets up the 256GB SSD as a C and D partition, which I recommend you convert into a single partition via Windows’ Disk Management feature (first delete the D partition and then extend the C partition).