Huawei recently unveiled the Matebook 16 laptop, which, despite being thin and lightweight, also has good hardware power. This 16-inch laptop uses an APU (a type of chipset in which the CPU and GPU are on the same chip) made by AMD, and despite its high-quality all-metal body, weighs less than 2 kg.
The laptop comes in two different configurations, one with a 6- core Ryzen 5 5600H processor and the other with an eight-core Ryzen 7 5800H, which is slightly more powerful. These processors are made with 7nm lithography and are based on Zen 3 architecture. Their operating power is normally 45 watts, which reaches 54 watts when the Performance Mode is activated.
The use of a dual CPU fan keeps this product cool even in Performance Mode, and Huawei has used two heat pipes in the design of this laptop to lower the temperature of this laptop. Unfortunately, the configuration of this laptop will not come with a dedicated graphics card, but the Vega GPU, which is located next to the CPU, can handle most tasks that do not involve gaming!
All models of this laptop have 16 GB of RAM and the user also receives 512 GB of NVMe SSD; Unfortunately, there is only one SSD slot and it is not possible to increase the SSD memory capacity of this laptop.
The laptop’s 16-inch display is of good quality and uses a 3: 2 aspect ratio, which is very useful for office work and photo editing. The screen resolution of this laptop is 1680 x 2520 and we see 189 pixels per inch.
The display uses an IPS panel that also supports HDR and is very good at displaying colors. The contrast ratio of this display is 1500: 1, which is admirable; But its brightness is disappointing and will only reach 300 nits.
The laptop’s stereo speakers are located next to its keyboard, which has light buttons. Unfortunately, this keyboard is very simple and does not have a Numpad section; Buttons like Home and End also require the use of the Function button, which may be common on 13-inch laptops, but seems like a strange decision on a 16-inch laptop. The positive points of this part of the laptop include its quality glass touchpad and a fingerprint sensor located on the power button.
The Huawei Matebook 16 also works well in terms of a number of ports, with two USB-C ports, two USB-A 3.2 ports, one HDMI port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Unfortunately, the Ethernet port is not seen on this laptop, but considering the support for Wi-Fi 6, there is not much reason for it. This laptop does not have a memory card slot and you will need a dongle to read them.
The laptop is charged via USB-C ports, and Huawei also offers a powerful 135-watt charger. This charger also uses Huawei supercharging technology, so it can charge Huawei phones at a very high speed.
The Huawei Matebook 16 uses an 84-watt-hour battery and, according to Huawei, can play 1080p video for up to 12 hours and 30 minutes. Thermal sensors check the battery of this product and if it increases in temperature, it will stop charging.
This laptop comes with Windows 10 and has Huawei Share software that we saw used in other Huawei devices; So you can open and view the file directly on your laptop.
The Huawei Matebook 16 is now available for pre-order in China, and the version with the Raizen 5600H processor is priced at 6,300 yuan ($ 980/800 euros), and you can only buy the Raizen 5800H for just 500 yuan more.
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