Huawei introduces the MateBook 16s and MateBook D16 notebooks

Without particular hype, Huawei has announced two new laptops in China, or two updates to the MateBook range, with 12th generation Intel H-series processors.
Huawei introduces the MateBook 16s and MateBook D16 notebooks

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With smartphones a little held back by the US ban which prevents the use of Google services, the Chinese brand Huawei is gradually recalibrating its offer towards home automation and productivity: in the latter sector the presentation has recently taken place. of the MateBook 16s and MateBook D16 notebooks.

In the first case, with a design and look inspired by the MacBook Pro 16, there is the MateBook 16s laptop (at 351 x 254.9 x 17.8 mm, for 1.99 kg), with silver or gray finish, two upfiring speakers facing up on the sides of the keyboard, surrounded by a black finish like the screen. For the latter, a 16-inch IPS LCD panel was adopted, resolved at 2,520 x 1,680 pixels, with an aspect ratio of 3: 2, a screen-to-body of 90%, 300 nits of brightness, 1,500: 1 of contrast, 189 PPI pixels per inch, 100% coverage on the SRGB color scale and high color accuracy (Delta E of <1).

According to what was communicated by the manufacturer, the notebook focuses on 12th generation Intel processors, Alder Lake family, H series, to be chosen, after the intermediate i5-12500H, between a handsome i7-12700H and an impressive i9-12900H, unfortunately in none of these cases with a dedicated GPU: the processing setting in all 3 cases includes the integrated Iris Xe GPUs. For the LPDDR4x RAM the amount is always 16 GB, while the SSD storage, NVMe PCI, is provided for 512 GB or 1 TB.

This gives rise to three combinations, with the one that mounts the Core i5-12500H together with 512 GB of SSD sold for 6,999 yuan (979 euros), the one with Core i7-12700H and 512 GB priced at 7,999 yuan (1,119 euros) and that with i9-12900H + 1 TB scheduled at 9,999 yuan (1,399 euros). The 84 Wh battery is charged thanks to a 135W power supply included in the kit.

The MateBook D16 declines its 16 inches with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels: the contrast drops to 1,200: 1, but both 300 nits of brightness and 100% on the sRGB scale remain. Always animated by iGPU Iris Xe, also in this case the Intel Alder Lake H series processors operate, but with a choice between an i5-12500H or an i7-12700: the LPDDR4x RAM reaches 16 GB, against 512 GB as the only cut of the NVMe PCIe SSD storage: The 60 Wh battery is charged here using an included 65W charger. On sale, the MateBook D16 arrives, from June 6, in China, at a price of 5,699 yuan (767 euros) for the Core i5 version and 6,699 yuan (937 euros) for the one with i7.

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