The MateBook D 16 was announced alongside the Huawei MateBook 16s, with a larger 16-inch touchscreen and the latest Alder Lake 12th-generation Intel Core processor. This seems ideal for anyone who wants a large screen laptop that can be used for entry-level creative work like photo editing.
- United KingdomRRP: £ 1299.99
- EuropeRRP: € 1699
Runs on Windows 11Comes with Windows 11 preinstall
The big screenThe large 16-inch touchscreen is ideal for photo editing or movie watching.
12th generation Intel processorUp to an i9-12900H processor can be configured and it is Intel Evo certified
Huawei MateBook 16s has announced that the Huawei MateBook 16 is coming as a touchscreen successor and is proud of the latest 12th generation Intel chips and a new webcam.
Huawei’s latest big-screen laptop has the same smooth branding as the rest of the MateBook range, coming in only one color.
I’ll cover my first impression of the laptop since I haven’t spent enough time with the laptop yet for a full review. However, be sure to check back soon with trusted reviews, as a full review of the MateBook 16 is coming soon.
Design and keyboard
- Strong build
- Click touchpad and keyboard
- Below 2 kg
The Huawei MateBook 16s has the same design as all other MateBook laptops, coming in one color: Space Gray. Although I would love to see some more colors like the MateBook X Pro 2022’s Spruce Green, this design is mature and will fit perfectly in the office.
I thought the laptop was strong and well built, with a weight of 1.99kg it seemed powerful. I can hold it in one hand, though I imagine it would be nice to carry it in a backpack, if you don’t travel constantly. I also believe that the laptop can withstand some bumps and bumps without damage, which is ideal for anyone who is always on the move and needs a well-built machine.
Unlike the new MateBook D 16, this laptop doesn’t have a number pad as well as a keyboard, however, since it’s aimed at the creative I think it’s a good thing to omit. From the time I used it, I thought the keyboard was responsive and had a good depth and I had no problem using it to type a few simple words.
The touchpad was also spacious and felt clicky to use, which I liked and I didn’t notice any gaps or problems when moving the cursor across the screen.
- 16 inch display
- 2520 × 1680 resolution
- Touch screen support
The biggest selling point of the Huawei MateBook 16s is obviously coming with its big 16-inch screen, a 2520 × 1680 resolution and a 3: 2 aspect ratio. Although I haven’t seen a movie in my short time with this laptop, I thought the display was lively and colorful with 300 nits of brightness quoted from Huawei.
I like the fact that laptops have touchscreen support, like the MateBook 14s, because it allows me to easily jump into tabs and open new apps without the need to search my cursor.
I have a larger screen, as it works well for multitasking, allowing me to open multiple tabs at the same time without feeling the cluster of screens. I liked how bright and colorful the screen was and I doubt it would work great for media viewing.
- 12th generation Intel Core processor
- Intel Iris Xe Graphics
- Multiple ports
Since I couldn’t give enough time to get a full view of the performance of the Huawei MateBook 16s, I’m just taking the glasses off. The laptop comes with a 12th-generation Intel Core processor with a choice between the i9-12900H and i7-12700H processors.
The Alder Lake processor H-Series is designed to handle high-performance workloads and I hope it handles all productivity tasks, such as web browsing, email checking, and documentation. Huawei is pushing this laptop as a creative device, although it comes with an integrated GPU – Intel Iris Xe Graphics – which may not be powerful enough to take on big tasks like 4K video editing or 3D rendering.
However, I think it will be able to handle less intensive tasks, such as photo editing or 1080p video editing, due to the higher efficiency that the CPU is probably capable of.
Huawei has not made any claims about the battery life of the MateBook 16s, although we will test it as soon as we bring it for testing.
In terms of ports, it comes with two USB-A 3.2, USB-C, Thunderbolt 4, HDMI and a 3.5mm audio jack.
It comes with an updated 2MP 1080p AI camera that has an 88-degree wide angle and comes with multiple features such as fallcam mode, which ensures that the speaker is always in the center of the screen, as well as virtual backgrounds, allowing users to upload images as their background To do.
I’ve been able to try using Flockcam and see that it has been able to track my face accurately, although it can sometimes get confused with other people in the room so it may not be ideal for those who work in a busy office environment.
Despite spending a little time with the Huawei MateBook 16s, I thought it was a solid laptop and the ideal choice for anyone who wants to engage in entry-level creative work on a big screen. The large 16-inch screen looked bright and vibrant, making it ideal for photo editing, multitasking and even Netflix binging sessions.
I think the starting price of £ 1299.99 is a bit steep due to the lack of an isolated GPU, but the 12th-Gen H-Series Intel processor and Intel Evo certification will make it a fast device that I hope can wind up productivity tasks. .
While I wouldn’t recommend it to any professional or gamer looking at high-end graphics performance, I think it would work well for anyone after a large portable device with a generous screen space.
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The graphics processing unit is designed to render graphics, which is especially important for gaming, 3D modeling, and video editing.