Huawei has just introduced a new notebook model with AMD core, the Huawei MateBook 16. It offers a very attractive relationship between price and quality, along with modern lines, large screen and metallic build, yet lightweight.
The notebook has a 16-inch screen in 3: 2 format and weighs less than 2 kg. It’s the Chinese manufacturer’s latest bet in the computing market and uses AMD’s latest H-series processors, more specifically the Ryzen 5800H APU.
Huawei MateBook 16 is the new laptop from the manufacturer with AMD “heart”
The first effect is due to its simple, sober and modern design, as well as the almost entirely metal construction. However, Huawei has managed to keep its weight just under 2kg, which is a point of note for a 16in laptop.
The new Huawei device is available in two formats. The first uses the processor AMD Ryzen 5 5600H (6 Cores/ 12 Strings). The second uses the Ryzen 7 5800H processor (8 Cores/ 16 Strings), And of course more expensive.
Either way, AMD processor models rely on Zen 3 architecture With lithography for 7 nm. On top of that, the TDP has a value of 45 watts, with a High Performance mode that raises that bar to 54 watts.
The new notebook has a metal chassis and weighs less than 2 kg
The user can activate the high performance mode by pressing the Fn + P key combination. This mode will provide maximum processing power, and is indicated for game scenarios, processing and graphic editing, among other situations.
To keep the notebook cool and in good working order, the cooling system uses two fans, plus two extra-thin 2mm copper plates.
The manufacturer calls the new “shark fin” system design with 75mm propellers. According to the brand, this system is able to keep the system at a controlled temperature, even in high performance mode – TDP at 54W.
The cooling system uses two 75mm fans
It should be noted that the Huawei MateBook 16 does not support external GPU, if you want to play extensively on this new laptop. However, VEGA Graphics is more than enough for photo editing and even video editing work.
It should also be noted that regardless of the processor (APU) chosen, the laptop comes with 16GB of RAM. Dual channel. Storage is supported by NVMe SSD solutions, with one SSD slot.
Among the features of the computer, in addition to the new system and the new design of the cooling, we have above all a large screen. It is, in fact, your dashboard 16 inches Which deserves our full attention, using the formatting or Ratio 3: 2.
This aspect (3: 2) is ideal for working on documents and with a resolution of 2.520 x 1.680 pixels, we have a density of 189 dpi that gives us a rich and well-defined image. The board follows IPS technology with support for 8-bit HDR + FRC.
It also indicates an overall (100%) coverage of the sRGB color space, with improved color calibration – deltaE value less than 1. Moreover, the contrast value is 1500: 1, but the maximum brightness remains at 300 nits.
The screen is 16 inches, good color calibration and good contrast
In fact, although the maximum brightness is somewhat disappointing, at least we have an anti-aging treatment.eyelash For a more comfortable and less expensive viewing experience for our eyes. Hence, it is a competent portable work machine.
It should also be noted that the Huawei MateBook 16 has dual speakers surrounding the backlit keyboard, like the MacBook Pro in this regard. The keyboard itself is compact, without the numeric zone, but with sufficient spacing.
We are also referring to a great presence The touchpad Covered with glass and with enough space for us to use different commands and gestures. We can find the fingerprint reader embedded in the on / off button in the upper right corner of the notebook.
No Ethernet port or card reader, but with Wi-Fi 6
As a working machine, the Huawei MateBook 16 lacks an absence of a memory card reader. However, it does have a plethora of ports and connections like Two USB-A 3.2 Gen1 ports, The Door HDMI port And the 3.5mm audio jack.
Charging is via one of the two USB Type-C ports on the side, with a 135W charger / adapter for fast charging.
This adapter supports Huawei SuperCharge technology and can also be used to charge your smartphones.
The 84Wh battery life can reach 12 1/2 hours in Full-HD + (1080+) video playback. We also have temperature sensors that will take care of alerting the user if the computer gets too hot.
The Huawei MateBook 16 comes preinstalled with Windows 10, as well as a host of branded features such as Huawei Share. It’s a useful function, especially for those who have smartphones from the manufacturer and have already managed to try it out.
- MateBook 16 – Ryzen 5600H – from 800 euros
- MateBook 16 – Ryzen 5800H – from 865 euros
Currently, the computer is only available in China, without information regarding its distribution in other markets and regions.
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