Huawei updates MateBook D 14 SE with modern Intel Alder Lake processors in minor refresh

Huawei has refreshed the MateBook D 14 SE, a laptop it introduced earlier this year as a cheaper alternative to the MateBook D 14. While the original MateBook D 14 SE was based on the Intel Tiger Lake platform, Huawei upgraded the MateBook D 14 to Intel’s new architecture in the spring. So it’s no surprise to see the MateBook D 14 SE receive the same treatment.

Specifically, the new MateBook D 14 SE arrives with the Core i5-1235U which should be a slight improvement over the Core i5-1155G7. In contrast, the MateBook D 14 relies on more powerful Alder Lake-P series processors. One of several processors in the Alder Lake-U series, the Core i5-1235U has two performance cores and eight efficiency cores, compared to four cores the Core i5-1155G7 offers. Nevertheless, both processors feature the Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 graphics card with 80 execution units (EU).

Additionally, Huawei continues to equip the MateBook D 14 SE with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of storage, along with a 56Wh battery that supports 65W fast charging. a 14-inch IPS panel that outputs at 1080p in a 16:9 aspect ratio with just 45% NTSC color space coverage, an 800:1 contrast ratio, and 250 nits of peak brightness.

Currently, Huawei only offers the MateBook D 14 SE 2022 in China, where it retails for CNY 4,199 (~US$581). Usually, Huawei takes a few months to launch laptops worldwide after they are introduced in its home market. In comparison, the company is still offering the older 11th Gen Intel Core model for CNY 3,999 (~US$553). For reference, Huawei continues to sell the MateBook D 14 SE 2022 in silver and gray finishes.