The Huawei MateBook D 16 is Huawei’s latest 16-inch laptop, featuring a 12th-generation Intel Core processor and a new 1080p AI camera, ideal for any hybrid worker who needs a large display to work and make video conferencing calls.
The big screenThe large 16-inch screen is ideal for watching movies or displaying photos on Instagram.
12th generation Intel processorThe i7-12700H processor can be configured up to, allowing a pretty fast performance.
Comes with Windows 11MateBook D 16 is pre-installed with Windows 11
Huawei is proud of a 12th-generation Intel Core processor and a new webcam, announcing a new 2022 iteration of the MateBook D16 laptop.
Traditional clamshell laptops have the same branding as the rest of the MetBook range, with a sturdy build and two color options.
This article will cover my first impressions of the laptop, since I haven’t spent enough time with it for a full review yet.
Design and keyboard
- Strong build
- Responsive touchpad and keyboard
- Fairly light for a 16-inch laptop
The MateBook D16 has the same design as its predecessor and other MateBook laptops, with a smooth metallic coating and a space gray or mystic silver color. While I would love to see more varied color options like the MetBook X Pro 2022’s Spruce Green, the gray color is professional and won’t look out of place in any office.
It weighs 1.7kg, which is reasonably light for a 16-inch laptop. I can hold it in one hand and fit it into my backpack without problems – it wasn’t too much of a hassle to carry and could be easily used on the go.
The laptop feels strong and well built and I believe it will be able to hold multiple knocks and bumps without noticeable damage.
Huawei has been able to fit a complete keyboard and number pad. I like the depth and responsiveness of the keys and they are easy to use. The trackpad feels spacious and responsive and is very clicky to use which I quite like.
- 16 inch display
- No touch-screen support
- 1900 × 1200 resolution
The most notable aspect of this laptop is its large screen, clocked in with a 16:10 aspect ratio at 16-inches, making it ideal when I want to work with multiple tab openings. The resolution is 1900 × 1200 and sharp to look at. After watching a few clips on YouTube, the colors look darker and have a lot of depth.
I’ll be sure to check out the screen during the full review, but from my experience so far it looks lively and works well during productivity tasks. I can’t say how much it would cost for a full movie, although I think the large display and bright colors would be perfectly serviceable.
I’d love to see some touchscreen support like the MateBook 14s, but I don’t think it greatly limits the laptop, especially since it’s not the goal of creative people like productive workers.
- 12th generation Intel Core processor
- Intel Iris Xe Graphics
- Multiple ports
I will cover the glasses instead as I could not spend enough time to fully test the functionality of the MateBook D 16. My unit has a 12th-generation Intel Core i7-12700H processor, an Intel Iris Xe integrated GPU and 16GB of RAM.
The H-Series’s 12th-Gen processors are designed for high-performance workloads. I would expect it to be for anyone who wants to be engaged in productive or casual creative work, such as photo editing, although the integrated GPU will not be strong enough for creative professionals who want to work in intensive work such as 3D rendering or 4K. Video Editing.
Huawei has not claimed how long the MateBook D 16 will last in terms of battery, although I will be sure to run some battery tests for our full review.
Includes two USB-C ports, two USB-A 3.0 ports, HDMI and a 3.5mm audio jack. Looks like Thunderbolt 4 won’t be supported, which is a weird omission. You get at least a fingerprint sensor embedded in the power button.
The laptop has a 1080p AI camera with features like Flockcam, which ensures that the speaker is always in the center of the screen. Other features like virtual backgrounds allow users to obscure their backgrounds for privacy, making it a good laptop for anyone who is constantly coming in and out of work calls.
Overall, I enjoyed spending a little time with the Huawei MateBook D 16. As someone familiar with this line of laptops, I like the professional design and strong build and I think it’s fairly light considering the size of the display.
It comes with the latest Intel processors and Intel Iris graphics, which should be powerful enough for everyday work and even some low-level creative work. It has a starting price of £ 749.99 and represents a seemingly great price.
While I wouldn’t recommend it for gamers or creative professionals, I think it would work very well for anyone who works hybrid and wants a reliable laptop that can simultaneously open multiple tabs as well as handle high-resolution video calls.
Calm Mark recognized
First review date
Huawei MateBook D 16 (2022)
12th generation Intel Core i7-12700H
USB-C, 2x USB 3.0
Intel Iris Xe Graphics
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