Our opinion on this Huawei MateBook D16
Nomadic with its autonomy of 8 hours under Windows 11, the Huawei MateBook D16 is a versatile thin and light laptop PC that performs well in everyday use and under modest multimedia work thanks to its 16 GB of RAM and its hybrid processor Intel Alder Lake-H Core i5-12450H with Iris Xe graphics module capable of running games not too greedy. Equipped with a 16-inch 16/10th IPS Full HD sRGB screen with more faithful colors than average, this elegant silver Ultrabook benefits from fast 512 GB SSD storage which reinforces its responsiveness, a backlit keyboard, a biometric reader or a connection with USB-C and Wi-Fi ax.
Features of this Huawei MateBook D16
|Screen(s)||16” Full HD LED IPS 100% sRGB 300cd/m² 16/10th thin edges 1200:1 (1920×1200, anti-glare/matte)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-12450H Alder Lake-H (8 cores, 4P 2.0 GHz, 4E 1.5 GHz)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR5 4800 MHz (64 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphic card||Intel Iris Xe integrated into the processor|
|Storage||512GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0)|
|Login||1 USB 3.2 (Gen1) + 1 USB 2.0 + 2 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI|
|Networks||6-axis Wi-Fi (2×2), Bluetooth 5.1|
|Backlit Keyboard||Yes (1.5mm stroke)|
|Windows Hello||Yes, via fingerprint reader|
|Audio system||2 speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Announced autonomy / Battery||4 hours / Li-Ion 60Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.7kg / 356.7 x 248.7 x 18.4|
This Huawei MateBook D16 is currently displayed in promotion at Amazon and is positioned as one of the only ones in its category to offer such a recent processor (Alder Lake), a screen with colors as faithful to the 16/10th format but also a fingerprint reader.
If this Huawei MateBook D16 does not meet all your criteria, you will find on our gaming laptop guide other configurations to play with a similar budget. For the same budget, choose the model that has the most powerful graphics card, which will have the most impact on performance.
Chassis, connectors, screen of this Huawei MateBook D16
It sports an elegant and discreet design with its thin and light silver chassis.
This versatile multimedia laptop has good connectivity including 2 USB-C, a practical HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or monitor for example, Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 wireless modules for connections and remote communications, an audio port or 2 USBs including 1 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if a USB 3.0 device is plugged into it.
As a fingerprint reader is integrated into the power button, you can authenticate yourself by biometric recognition via Windows Hello technology.
The chiclet keyboard is obviously adorned with a practical key backlighting solution to better distinguish them in the event of limited ambient light.
The screen appeals to creators with its sRGB and IPS specifications including more faithful than average colorimetry with significant viewing angles, both horizontal and vertical. The screen lends itself well to displaying High Definition content while its 16/10th format makes it more comfortable in height than the classic 16/9th. Thanks to its anti-reflective treatment, the screen is also more readable than a shiny panel in a bright environment (eg outside).
Performance, autonomy of this Huawei MateBook D16
This Huawei MateBook D16 is a versatile performance laptop in a comfortable, creative-oriented format.
The general performance it provides is able to satisfy a maximum of users. Because it is built around 16 GB of RAM and an Intel Alder Lake-H Core i5-12450H processor.
This core notably guarantees much faster processing than 8 GB DDR4 as well as a classic Quad/Hexa Core processor, the difference being particularly noticeable in areas that consume RAM and CPU resources using multicore – and therefore the 8 hybrid cores of the ‘Alder Lake-H Core i5 – like in photo editing, video editing or 3D rendering.
Creators will therefore be in demand, but point to demanding players. Because no dedicated graphics card is filed. However, you can still watch photos and videos but also play modest titles thanks to the Intel Iris Xe graphics module housed in the Core i5 Alder Lake-H.
Storage is here assigned to a silent SSD but also less energy than a hard drive, more robust and much faster.
In practice, the SSD provides much better fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis, which translates into much faster multimedia processing as well as software launches and start-ups/stops, or even faster arrival on game cards in line .
With its 512 GB, the integrated SSD offers a capacity in line with the standard of hard disks. However, if you need more space, you can obviously use an external storage unit. Favoring a USB-C / USB 3.0 device then represents an interesting solution for obtaining fast transfers.
Finally, on the autonomy side, count on about 8 hours of battery operation in light use for this elegant Ultra versatilebook, silent in everyday use but which is somewhat heard while heating (in a contained way) when it is strongly pushed (ex: treatments) .
If necessary to contain the temperatures, you can add a ventilated support to this computer (remember to check the dimensions carefully!).