The newly uveiled Huawei MateBook 16 strikes an ideal stability between energy and portability. It’s a 16” laptop computer that options the newest H-series APUs from AMD, however nonetheless finds a option to preserve issues comparatively mild and weighs a hair below 2 kg, regardless of the practically all-metal physique.
The laptop computer has two configurations – one with an AMD Ryzen 5 5600H (6 cores/12 threads) and one with a Ryzen 7 5800H (8c/16t). Each are 7nm elements based mostly on the Zen 3 structure with a TDP of 45W, however in addition they have a 54W efficiency mode that may be launched by tapping Fn + P.
A twin fan answer retains the APUs operating cool even within the excessive TDP mode. The setup options two 2 mm warmth pipes that result in warmth sinks with an modern “shark fin” design, that are blown by two 75 mm followers.
There aren’t any choices for an exterior GPU, however the Vega GPU is quick sufficient to deal with most different workloads that do not contain gaming. No matter which APU you choose, you get 16 GB of twin channel RAM and an NVMe SSD (there’s just one SSD bay).
The 16” show is sort of a sight. It has 3:2 side ratio, which we discover is a superb stability between workloads as totally different as doc enhancing and photograph enhancing. It has a decision of two,520 x 1,680 px (189 ppi).
That is an IPS panel with HDR assist (8 bit + FRC) that provides 100% sRGB protection with wonderful colour calibration (deltaE is below 1). The distinction ratio is nice (1,500:1), however the brightness is a tad disappointing because it tops out at 300 nits. At the least it helps flicker-free DC dimming.
Stereo audio system straddle the backlit keyboard, however we’ve to level out that the keyboard is a fairly minimal configuration – there’s no numpad, even navigation keys like Dwelling/Finish want the Perform key (which may be okay on a 13” laptop computer, however appears off on a 16” one). On the plus facet, there may be an expansive glass touchpad and also you get a fingerprint reader constructed into the ability button.
The Huawei MateBook 16 has a reasonably wealthy port choice, beginning with two USB-C ports (we’ll get again to them in a second), two USB-A 3.2 Gen1 ports, a full dimension HDMI and a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
There’s no Ethernet jack on board, however you get Wi-Fi 6 for quick wi-fi connectivity. The one different factor that’s lacking is a reminiscence card reader.
Charging is completed by way of the USB-C ports – Huawei has bundled this laptop computer with a monstrous 135W charger. This one additionally helps Huawei’s SuperCharge tech so it will possibly max out fast-charging Huawei telephones.
Again to the laptop computer, it has an 84 WHr battery, which might play 1080p+ video for 12 and a half hours straight. Temperature sensors monitor the battery and might lower off charging if it ever will get too sizzling.
The laptop computer comes with Home windows 10 pre-installed and a set of Huawei Share options that combine different Huawei units. For instance, you’ll be able to rapidly open a file out of your Huawei telephone onto the laptop computer or immediately use telephone apps on the laptop computer.
The Huawei MateBook 16 is on the market for pre-order in China. The bottom Ryzen 5600H configuration is priced at CNY 6,300 ($980/€800), however you’ll be able to go as much as the 5800H for simply CNY 500 extra.
The Huawei MateBook 16 is on the market in two colorways