The evolution of working methods between office, home and on the go makes it imperative to have a versatile laptop PC to work and collaborate on, which is exactly what Huawei needs to achieve with its new MateBooks 16s and MateBook D16.
Huawei MateBook 16s: the ultimate machine for creatives?
If some manufacturers are sometimes cautious about performance for the sake of economy, this is not the case for Huawei, which has chosen to integrate the best processors of the moment, namely 12th generation Intel Core i5 processors, i7 or i9 of the H- Series paired with an Intel Iris X integrated graphics processor (GPU). Digital.
to spare power
Equipped with a Core i9-12900H in its most radical version (14 cores!), the MateBook 16s is capable of completing task after task without showing the slightest weakness. The dual ventilation system associated with two extra-large heat pipes probably has something to do with it, but we also have to applaud the presence of 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM, which offers increased capacity for multitasking.
In any case, this processor is a real racehorse, capable of reaching 5 GHz and boasting exceptional energy efficiency thanks to its hybrid architecture, divided between 6 “performing” cores (P-Cores) and 8 “efficient” cores (E-Cores). .
A beautiful 2.5K screen in 3:2 format
But the result is all the more convincing because Huawei has integrated a large 16-inch screen (40.6 cm diagonal) in 3:2 format instead of the classic 16:9. This choice is not insignificant, it offers a larger display area with a compact size at the same time. It is thus possible to use the touch screen and the newly introduced productivity functions Windows11such as Snap layouts or virtual offices without feeling constrained.
In detail, Huawei offers a professional display that should appeal to creative people. The 2.5K display resolution (2520 x 1680 dots) delivers detailed images, the colors are extremely accurate with a Delta E of less than 1 and the full coverage of the sRGB space ensures a natural reproduction of the image. By the way, a TÜV Rheinland certified blue light filter is present to reduce eye fatigue on long days.
A successful design without compromises
Exceptional performance, professional display quality… The MateBook 16s also stands out for its minimalist design with sleek lines, a 17.8 mm thick metal body and ultra-thin bezels around the screen.
Its battery of 84 watt hours (Wh) combined with the new 12th generation Intel processors gives it excellent autonomy and finally we must note the presence of full connectivity (USB 3.2, USB Type-C, Thunderbolt 4 port, HDMI, 3.5mm audio) welcome output, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2) and a 1080p webcam with automatic centering of the speaker on the screen. And thanks to the 360° sound recording and the four integrated microphones, the Matebook 16s – just like the Matebook D16 – is able to intelligently dampen ambient noise (ringtones, keystrokes, etc.) and thus improve the quality of your conversations via video conference.
Huawei MateBook D16: the champion of versatility
The MateBook D16 is a bit like the Swiss army knife of computers, an extremely versatile tool designed to meet the different needs of workers, students and other users who are looking for an efficient and enjoyable machine on a daily basis.
The presence of a large 16-inch screen guarantees an optimal viewing experience, IPS LCD technology brings deep contrast, wide viewing angles and brilliant colors. The Full HD definition ensures detailed images.
By opting for 12th generation Intel Core processors, Huawei does not compromise on performance either. The gain also reaches 20% in single-core and up to 97% in multi-core compared to the previous generation. You have the choice between a Core i5-12450H chip (8 cores, of which 4 cores are dedicated to performance) paired with 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage space, or a Core i7-12700H (14 cores, of which 6 are performance cores) with 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage, either way the power is there, whether it’s crunching heavy spreadsheets or working on creative software or presentations power point.
Anyway, we have to commend Huawei’s work on the design, it’s really flawless between the screen with ultra-thin bezels, the full keyboard with numeric keypad, the generous touchpad, the 1080p webcam (also equipped with automatic user centering) and full Connectivity you couldn’t ask for better.
Generous pre-order offers
Huawei accompanies its new MateBook 16s and MateBook D16 with several pre-order offers, including two with a free 27-inch monitor from the brand: