Just because you need to take your laptop from home to your office, or college/university, doesn’t mean you have to settle for a notebook with a tiny 12-inch screen or wimpy innards. Whether you need a high-end large screen for your creations, or simply, a large enough laptop for your school assignments, you don’t need to compromise on power, size and weight anymore. To add some serious oomph to your ideas and show off your creations at their best, a decent display and power under the hood are an absolute must. Fortunately, you no longer have to sacrifice a spectacular screen or punchy CPU, thanks to Huawei’s new MateBook D 16 and MateBook 16s.
Whether you’re working from your home office, hot-desking or hammering out a pitch in the back of a taxi, you want a laptop that offers stellar performance in every situation. But top-of-the-range hardware and gorgeous graphics in a surprisingly lightweight package often come at a stomach-churning cost. Not so with the Huawei MateBook D 16. Its cutting-edge 12th Gen Intel CPU (with an all-new hybrid architecture that includes performance-cores for intensive tasks and efficiency-cores for daily tasks) and sumptuous 16-inch display make busting through your to-do list a breeze, despite coming in at a feather-light 1.7kg and a super-affordable price.
And if you’re a creative, a coder or just have a heavy workload, you’ll be looking for something with even more might. Resource-ravenous tasks like 3D rendering or 8K movie editing require a seriously brawny processor. Step in the HUAWEI MateBook 16s: not only will its 16:10, 16-inch screen make animations and movies shine but, with up to a 12th-gen Intel i9-12900, you can be sure it will absolutely mince any heavy-duty tasks you throw at it.
Curious about what else these powerful, large-screened laptops have to offer? Let’s take a closer look.
Huawei MateBook D 16 (on offer now for £699.99)
Pop open the MateBook D 16 and the first thing you’ll likely notice is that epic Full HD 16-inch screen. Not only do its svelte bezels mean it has a screen-to-body ratio of 90% but its 16:10 ratio makes it perfect for browsing web pages and poring over charts, data, and documents. Those extra inches make it the perfect productivity powerhouse, especially when having to flick through multiple apps.
And despite its elfin 1.7kg body, the Huawei MateBook D 16 is no pushover. Inside it’s packing up to an i7-12700H 12-gen Intel Core processor, as well as 8GB or 16GB of dual-channel RAM and a high-speed 512 GB solid-state drive. Even your overstuffed browser tabs and Byzantine spreadsheets won’t make this thing blink. Meanwhile, its 1080P AI camera ensures you always look crisp and clear on video calls, all while keeping you perfectly framed in shot no matter how much you fidget.
But perhaps the most useful feature for anyone wanting to work or play is Huawei’s Super Device functionality. Just plonk down a Huawei tablet, phone, speaker or printer and the MateBook D 16 will automatically discover and allow you to pair with them.
You can partner your laptop with a Huawei tablet and you can seamlessly drag and drop docs and files from one to the other, not to mention Mirror Mode which allows you to extend your desktop to your tablet’s display to allow for easy stylus sketching and a more natural reading experience.
Huawei MateBook 16s (starting from £1299.99)
Even compared to its powerful sibling, the MateBook 16s is ripped. Offering up to an i9-12900H 12th-gen Intel Core CPU, its hybrid architecture combines 14 performance and efficiency cores to tag-team demanding processes and multi-tasking respectively. This is backed up by 16GB RAM and an Intel Iris Xe GPU, making it perfect for any creative looking to wrestle any rendering or video editing task into submission.
And its display is perfectly pitched for showing creative projects at their best. Thanks to its combo of slim bezels, a 3:2 aspect ratio and 16-inch screen, it offers expansive real estate for prototyping apps or whipping up design work. Meanwhile, with a whopping 2520 x 1680 resolution, a 100% sRGB wide colour gamut and 1500:1 contrast ratio, the screen will make illustrations and 3D models will look flawlessly crisp and unflinchingly vibrant.
It’s clear to see that Huawei’s reputation in the laptop game continues to go from strength to strength with a number of excellent devices launching over the last couple of years, and the MateBook D 16 and MateBook 16s are no exception – so be sure to check them out now for more info.
To help students that going back to university and need fantastically capable machines to get them through their studies, Huawei is also running some great offers at the moment over on Amazon that are worth checking out, including £50 off the new MateBook D 16 (now only £699.99).