The Huawei Matebook 16s was launched in China again in Could, and earlier this week it went international. The corporate was sort sufficient to ship us a pattern for evaluation functions, and it’s lastly with us.
That is the present flagship laptop computer of Huawei, utilizing the newest twelfth gen Intel processors. There are three choices – Core i5-12500H, Core i7-12700H and Core i9-12900H and our unit makes use of the center one.
All Matebook 16s laptops include Home windows 11, 16GB LPDDR5 RAM and both 512GB or 1TB PCIe SSD. We have now the roomier storage for testing, however efficiency variations must be minimal.
This laptop computer weighs slightly below 2 kg and its fairly inconsistently distributed. The world across the hinge and the highest aspect of the keyboard, is lots heavier, making it a bit difficult to hold round when opened.
The Matebook 16s has an impressively sized touchpad. It isn’t precisely a shock since we’ve already dealt with the Matebook 16 which is available in the exact same physique, however is at all times a pleasant feat.
The “16” within the identify of the laptop computer denotes the display screen dimension. The 16″ contact display screen panel has 2,520 x 1,680 px decision at a 3:2 ratio. We have been fairly unhappy to study Huawei didn’t improve the panel and it stays the one with simply 300 nits of brightness – not unhealthy, however removed from spectacular.
One other factor that Huawei does with all its laptops is the dearth of a delegated GPU – we’re coping with an Intel Iris Xe, which brings advantages in the case of battery life and weight, however limits video enhancing and gaming capabilities.
The battery capability is 84Wh and it will get topped up by a 90W Huawei SuperCharge USB-C charger equipped within the retail field. The topmost Core i9 model will get a speedier 135W adapter. And because it helps Huawei’s in-house commonplace, it’s going to additionally present fast top-ups for P and Mate smartphones and Matepad tablets.
Our evaluation will inform if the upgrades add sufficient to make the Matebook 16s a worthy buy at its €1,699 value. Stick round!