The evolution of working methods between the office, home and on the go makes it essential to have a versatile laptop for working and collaborating, this is exactly what Huawei achieves 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 economy reasons, this is not the case with Huawei, which has chosen to integrate what is currently best, namely Intel Core i5 processors. , i7 or 12th generation H-series i9 combined with an Intel Iris X integrated graphics processor (GPU). Digital†
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Equipped with a Core i9-12900H in its most radical version (14 cores!), the MateBook 16s is capable of performing task after task without showing the slightest sign of weakness. The dual ventilation system connected to two oversized heatpipes probably has something to do with it, but we should also be happy with the presence of 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM, which offers more capacity for multitasking.
In any case, this processor is a real racehorse that can reach 5 GHz while offering exceptional energy efficiency thanks to its hybrid architecture divided into 6 “performance” 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 chosen to integrate a large 16-inch screen (40.6 cm diagonal) in 3:2 format instead of the classic 16:9. This choice is not unimportant, it provides a larger screen surface while maintaining a compact size. So it is possible to use the touch screen and the new productivity features introduced on Windows 11like Snap Layouts or virtual offices, without feeling cramped.
If we go into detail, Huawei offers a professional-level display that is likely to appeal to creatives. The 2.5K display definition (2,520 dots by 1,680) delivers detailed images, the colors are extremely accurate with a Delta E of less than 1, and the total coverage of the sRGB space ensures a natural reproduction of the image. By the way, a TÜV Rheinland-certified blue light filter is provided to reduce eye fatigue during long days.
A successful design without compromise
Exceptional performance, professional display quality… The MateBook 16s also stands out for its minimalist design with clean lines, a 17.8 mm thick metal chassis and ultra-thin bezels around the display.
The battery of 84 watt-hours (Wh) in combination with the new 12th generation Intel processors gives it excellent autonomy, and finally we must praise the presence of full connectivity (USB 3.2, USB Type-C, Thunderbolt 4 port , HDMI, 3.5mm audio 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 – like the Matebook D16 – is able to intelligently attenuate ambient noise (ringtones, keyboard input, etc.) and thus improve the quality of your discussions per video conference.
Huawei MateBook D16: the champion of versatility
The MateBook D16 is a bit like the Swiss Army knife of the computer, an extremely versatile tool designed to meet the diverse needs of employees, students and other users who are looking for an efficient and pleasant machine every day.
The presence of a large 16-inch screen guarantees an optimal viewing experience, the IPS LCD technology provides deep contrast, wide viewing angles and brilliant colors. As for the Full HD definition, it provides detailed images.
By opting for the 12th generation Intel Core processors, Huawei does not compromise on performance. The gain also reaches 20% in single-core and up to 97% in multi-core compared to the previous generation. You can choose between a Core i5-12450H chip (8 cores, of which 4 cores are dedicated to performance) coupled with 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage or a Core i7-12700H (14 cores, including 6 performance cores) with 16 GB RAM and 512GB of storage, in both cases the performance will be there whether deciphering heavy spreadsheets or working on creative software or presentations Power Point†
Anyway, we have to salute the work of Huawei in the design, it is a real flawless between the screen with ultra-thin bezels, the full keyboard with its numeric keypad, the generous touchpad, the 1080p webcam (also equipped with automatic user centering ) and full connectivity, you could hardly 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: