Date Joined: 04/01/11
Pros: solid construction
nice screen albeit glossy
ideal size/weight for college daughter
Easy to update all drivers at once
Cons: lack of ports, SD/u-SD reader
Overall Review: This was a replacement laptop for my college daughter who dropped her previous laptop and broke the webcam, cracked the entire screen, severely scratched & dented the frame, etc. This is a really nice laptop. The PC Manager did a nice job of updating all drivers in a single swoop. It did take a good 3-4 hours to install all of the recommended Windows Updates (which occurred in 3 waves), but once everything was up and running the laptop performed extremely well. The only issue I had was with the very first Windows update which took forever. The screen would go black and I thought I accidentally turned off the laptop which you are not supposed to do.
I cannot comment on things like battery life since the laptop is now with my daughter, but this felt more like a $750+ laptop than a $530 laptop. Solid metal alloy frame. Nice touchscreen. Nice chiclet backlit, spill-resistant keyboard. Upward facing speakers with ample volume. 14" screen while well under 4 lbs. I would definitely purchase again.
Considering what happened to the last laptop, we also purchased the ipearl mcover for the Honor Magicbook 14, which fit perfectly. There was no cover specifically for the Huawei Matebook D 14, but the Magicbook has exactly the same dimensions.
Pros: nice chiclet keyboard similar to ThinkPad Edge laptops, excellent screen with wide viewing angles, reasonably fast boot, appears to be well built & structurally sound
Cons: lenovo dial in support is ht-or-miss (online chat support is pretty good)
Overall Review: purchased thi for parents. had to immediately RMA due to chipset issue (laptop thought spacebar was stuck). NewEgg extremely helpful and receive replacement within 8-9 days of initial RMA submission. Lenovo online chat was also helpful, as was one of two dial-in technical support personnel. The other was useless and wait times can be 5-10 minutes. Initial review was placed since only other review at time was "its not pink". Unfortunately replacement unit was shipped to parents who travelled to a different state. Based on experience with oiginal laptop I can say that I was impressed by the Z575's screen (extremely wide viewing angles and vibrant colors). The chiclet keyboard reminds me of wife's ThinkPad Edge, which is amazing. The trackpad is large, but has a bumpy texture that might take some getting used to. I cannot comment on resposiveness due to chipset issue which ocassionally froze cursor on screen. Rocker-style mouse button is nice, but some prefer dedicated left/right buttons