Huawei Matebook D16 review: design & performance

Why the Huawei Matebook D16 is the PC for you

Are you looking for a good laptop for less than 1000 USD? The Huawei MateBook D16 might be for you. Among its main strengths, it’s AMD Ryzen 5 processor.

With the health crisis and the rise of teleworking, US consumers are having fun by renewing their computer equipment. But it is difficult to choose from the ocean of products available on the market.

However, some references stand out. This is the case with Huawei’s MateBook D16, a computer with an excellent techno-price ratio. Sold for 900 USD, it notably has a muscular technical sheet characterized by the integration of an AMD Ryzen 5 chip. Here are 4 reasons to fall for it.

For its design

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First and foremost, the MateBook D16 is a stylish laptop . No wonder when you know Huawei’s design know-how.

This machine made of aluminum weighs only 1.74 kg and displays contained dimensions (36.9 x 23.4 x 1.8 cm). Proof if necessary, its size equals that of a 15 ” ultraportable while it incorporates a 16 ” panel.

In order to take care of the integration of the screen, Huawei has positioned the webcam under a key on the keyboard (between the F6 and F7 keys). The power button conceals a fingerprint reader. The backlit keyboard allows you to chain hours of typing and the large trackpad is comfortable.

Finally, the MateBook D16 has a generous connection : a 3.5 mm jack and two USB-A on the right side and an HDMI and 2 USB-C on the left side. A faultless one.

For his screen

Huawei Matebook D16 screen

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Even if it means integrating a 16 ” screen, you might as well take care of the display quality. The MateBook D16 is equipped with a 16.1 ” IPS LCD panel in exactly 16: 9 aspect ratio. It displays content with Full HD definition (1920 x 1080 pixels) and occupies 90% of the available space.

Other strengths include 100% coverage of the sRGB color space as well as a maximum brightness of 300 nits and a contrast ratio of 1000: 1. What to enjoy a multimedia experience with small onions.

For its performance

Huawei Matebook D16 performance

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The MateBook D16 isn’t just a stylish and comfortable computer. Under the hood it contains a muscular configuration allowing to enjoy excellent performance.

Its configuration is based on an AMD Ryzen 5 4600H chip accompanied by an AMD Radeon Graphics GPU, 8 or 16 GB of RAM and a fast 512 GB SSD drive.

If it is designed for mobility, the MateBook D16 still has a performance mode. When plugged into the mains, it is therefore more powerful. Perfect for resource and energy intensive tasks.

Zoom on the AMD Ryzen 5 processor

Huawei Matebook D16 processor© AMD

AMD’s Ryzen 5 4600H processor is therefore part of the large Ryzen 5 family. Developed for laptops, it is based on a Zen 2 architecture made up of a 6- core and 12-thread processor , all engraved in 7 nm . Clocked at 3 GHz (and 4 GHz in Boost mode), it delivers high performance.

Concretely, it allows you to manage content creation applications like Photoshop, Lightroom (for photos) or Premiere Pro (for video). Gaming enthusiasts will also be delighted to be able to play their favorite games with great fluidity. AMD Ryzen 5 also allows advanced use of multitasking.

Last but not least , the AMD Ryzen 5 4600H processor has the advantage of consuming little power. Thus, the MateBook 16 ” (like any other PC equipped with this processor) is particularly enduring.

For its autonomy

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The AMD processor therefore has the advantage of consuming less energy. Thus, the MateBook D16 will be able to accompany you during a day of intensive work without batting an eyelid. Count 9:30 in video playback. What to see come then (Check our article Dell Latitude 5400 review).

Add to that a very well designed charging system. The supplied charger is very compact and is similar to that of a smartphone. This does not prevent him from showing performance. Thanks to the partial charge, you can recover up to two hours of activity in just 15 minutes of charging.

As you can see, integrating an AMD Ryzen 5 chip into a laptop PC brings many advantages.The Huawei MateBook D16 is the perfect example. Very efficient, it is also particularly enduring. And if in addition the design and the screen are neat, all for a very interesting price, there is no reason to hesitate.

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