Huawei has unveiled the MateBook 16, a laptop that is the successor to the MateBook D 16. Huawei, on the other hand, has departed from the style of the MateBook D 16, making the current MateBook 16 look even more like a MacBook Pro 16. In our view, the MateBook 16 has a few advantages over Apple’s flagship MacBook Pro.
One of the MateBook 16’s standout features is its 3:2 display with a resolution of 2,520 x 1,680 pixels. Unfortunately, the IPS panel has a maximum brightness of 300 nits, which is very low.
Furthermore, Huawei has outfitted the platform with AMD Ryzen 5000 APUs, specifically the Ryzen 5 5600H and Ryzen 7 5800H. Both processors have 16GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD, and an 84Wh battery.
The MateBook 16 is 351 x 254.9 x 17.88 mm in size and weights 1.99 kg. The lack of a dedicated GPU option on the laptop is unfortunate, but the integrated Vega GPU should suffice for most tasks.
As compared to the previous version, the touchpad area of this notebook has increased by 46%. The multi-screen collaboration will now open three mobile device windows at the same time. The laptop supports 135W rapid charging and has a battery life of 12.5 hours.
The Huawei MateBook 16 is available in two configurations: R5 5600H/16GB+512GB for 6299 yuan ($979) and R7 5800H/16GB+512GB for 6799 yuan ($1056). It is unclear if the laptop will be made available globally.