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Huawei launches two new laptops in France: Huawei MateBook D16 and 16S.

Photo of Huawei Matebook 16S
Source: Huawei

If Huawei has a hard time convincing in France with its smartphones, the manufacturer has found a very important new life as a manufacturer of portable PCs. Most of its Windows machines are successful and attractively priced and we recommend them. We are always eager to discover new references. This is exactly what Huawei was able to reveal on Wednesday, June 29.

Huawei MateBook 16S

Let’s start with the small flagship between the two new computers presented, the Huawei MateBook 16S. It is a machine marketed in two configurations, at 1699.99 and 1899.99 euros in France depending on the processor model, with release scheduled for July 12 (pre-orders open on Wednesday June 29).

This is a new version of the S range that we already knew in 13 and 14 inch format, this time with, as the name suggests, a diagonal of 16 inches. The 3: 2 aspect ratio with a definition of 2520 x 1680 pixels should offer a very large viewing area for this PC with a nearly without Borders.

Inside, there is a 12th generation Intel chip: an Intel Core i5-12500H or an Intel Core i7-12500H. With a 1.99kg chassis and regulated cooling circuit, Huawei promises a power level attributed to 54W to keep performance high. The chip will be supported by 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 1TB of SSD storage. The whole thing will be powered by an 84 Wh battery and a 90 W adapter.

On the connections side we will find USB 3.2 Gen 1 on two Type-A ports (the classic format), a USB-C port, Thunderbolt 4, an HDMI 2.0 port and a 3.5 mm jack port. The wireless connection will take place with Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2.

Huawei MateBook D16

The other PC unveiled today also offers a 16-inch format, but with features revised downward to sweeten the bill. The Huawei MateBook D16 will also be marketed from 12 July, at a more affordable price of 999.99 or 1299.99 euros, again depending on the processor model chosen.

screen without Borders thus adopts a more classic format of 16:10 with a definition of 1920 x 1200 pixels. The two Intel chips chosen are identical (Intel Core i5-12500H or Intel Core i7-12500H), but with a lower thermal casing (40W) and the Thunderbolt 4 port is replaced with a simpler, slower USB-C. The battery goes to 60 Wh, which lightens the PC by 1.7 kg, with a 65 W charger. In detail, we also note that one of the USB Type-A ports switches to a simple USB 2.0 and the storage will be limited to 512 GB.


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