MateBook D 14 vs MateBook D 15: What’s the difference between Huawei’s affordable laptops? [Sponsored]


Last month Huawei launched its newest ultralight affordability-focused MateBook D laptop range in South Africa. 

At a price of R13 499, the laptops are an appealing option for those looking for a thin and light device that also offers performance. 

But there are two laptops in the MateBook D range: the MateBook D 14 and the MateBook D 15. 

So what are the main differences between the two laptops? Is it just down to their size?

Here’s a look at the differences and similarities between the two devices…

MateBook D 14 vs MateBook D 15: what’s the same?

The MateBook D series has a few key features that are the same across both the MateBook D 14 and MateBook D 15. 

Both laptops are ultralight devices that provide portability with a focus on affordability. 

They both come equipped with an AMD Ryzen 5 3500U processor with integrated Radeon Vega 8 graphics. 

Both laptops also have a 65W Type C integrated fast charger for quick and simple charging. 

The Matebook D 14 and D 15 both have 8GB of DDR4 RAM and a 256GB SSD for storage. 

Unique features of the MateBook D laptops include a recessed camera in the keyboard that you can open and close, as well as a fingerprint sensor on the power button.

The laptops also include multi-screen collaboration with Huawei smartphones — allowing you to seamlessly share and project from your phone to your laptop. 

Notably, both laptops are available for a price of R13 499 in South Africa. 

MateBook D 14 vs MateBook D 15: what’s different between the laptops?

So what are the differences between the two laptops?

The two devices differ mostly in terms of size, weight, display size, and battery life. 

The MateBook D 15 sports a larger 15.6-inch display in comparison to the D 14, which has a 14-inch display. 

Due to its larger form factor, the MateBook D 15 is also slightly heavier. It weighs 1.53kg, while the D 14 weighs 1.38kg. 

Meanwhile, the D 14 has the longer battery life of the two devices. Its 56Wh battery lasts up to 10 hours. 

The MateBook D 15 has a 42Wh battery, with up to 6.3 hours of battery life. 

Finally, the D15 also has an extra USB 2.0 port. 

You can see a summary of each device’s main specifications in our graphics below: 

Huawei MateBook D 14 graphic

Huawei MateBook D 15 graphic

How to choose the right MateBook D for you

There’s a lot to love between the two devices. So which one do you choose?

It really depends on your needs. If you prefer a larger display, the MateBook D 15 gives you a bit of extra screen real estate. 

However, if battery life is the most important feature for you, the MateBook D 14 might be a better choice. 

Regardless of your final choice, you’ll get access to the handy fingerprint sensor and the Huawei Hi Cloud ecosystem — and affordable price point — of the Matebook D series.

Featured image: Huawei

This article is sponsored by Huawei.



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