We have always wanted to buy Huawei laptops in Kenya, but that has not been the case ever since the Chinese tech company started to take part in the laptop space competitively.
This will not be the case anymore because the company will be stocking the MateBook D 15 in Kenya, and very soon.
It will not come cheap at KES 125,000, and that price is basically slapped on high-end laptops. Other manufacturers such as Asus, which sell their laptops locally, have also priced their computers at more than KES 100K, which effectively puts them out of reach for the majority of Kenyans.
So, what does the device pack under the hood?
Here are some of its specs:
- 15-inch Full HD IPS anti-glare display that retains the series’ signature FullView design, offering an 87% screen-to-body ratio with a 16:9 aspect ratio.
- 11th Gen Intel Core™ Processor built on the 10nm. Huawei hasn’t specified if it is a core i5 or core i7, but either should be satisfactory considering 11th Gen chips have come a long way in terms of day-to-day performance.
- Intel® Iris Xe Graphics
- Up to 16 GB of RAM.
- Unspecified SSD space.
- Fingerprint reader on the power button.
- Wi-Fi 6.
- Huawei SuperCharge charging brick for quick top-ups.
- Fairly lightweight at 1.56 kgs.
- While Huawei has not said it, we know the device ships with Windows 11, or users can upgrade it from Windows 10.
Of course, there are other features such as the ability to connect to other Huawei services especially if you are among the few people that use Huawei phones and tablets. Their software situation is messy because the handhelds do not ship with Google services, and that does not work well for millions of people that are invested in the system.
It will be available in all retail stores across the country including Huawei Experience Stores.
We are not certain if we will ever get to play with the laptop, but it is a good thing that it is here for groups that have always wanted a Huawei laptop without the hassle of importing one.