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Unboxing and First Impressions - The HUAWEI Matebook D16

HUAWEI Matebook D16

Tada, HUAWEI is back with an all-new productivity laptop for all the content creators, professionals, and students out there. Now, it’s time to see how the HUAWEI Matebook D16 will perform!

Starting with the box, I personally love how the HUAWEI Matebook comes in a cardboard box instead of the overly fancy box, allowing it to scream ‘eco-friendly’. In my opinion, the box is rather thin and doesn’t really look like a laptop box unless the length is taken into consideration.

Inside the box, there are the following items:

  • HUAWEI Matebook D16

  • 2-pin adapter

  • Type-C to Type-C cable

  • Documentation

Now, onto the star of the show, the HUAWEI Matebook D16 comes in that I have comes in the color Mystic Silver and honestly, it is light with a sleek finish allowing for a more premium and professional look.

Weighing 1.71KG with a thickness of 18.4mm, it is definitely not the slimmest nor lightest laptop on the market, however, the metallic chassis makes it worth the extra weight because it feels extra premium to bring around.

The laptop showcases a 16” body (hence the D16), featuring a minimalistic build and a very narrow build, it provides a 90% screen-to-body ratio on a 16:10 aspect ratio resolution. Aside from the numbers above, it uses an IPS display panel coupled with a refresh rate of 60Hz and a 100% sRGB color gamut.

On the bottom of the matebook, it has the typical air grille near the hinge whilst 2 speakers are located near the edge of the laptop.

In terms of ports, I am somewhat disappointed as it only has 2x USB Type-C ports, 1x HDMI 2.0 port, and 1x 3.5mm audio jack on the left while the right side only carries 2x USB Type-A ports. The missing SD card reader and possibly ethernet port will definitely affect creators.

For specs, the laptop comes in 3 other variants and all are powered by the Intel 12th Gen line of processors. The unit I have comes with the Intel i5-12450H processor, 16GB of RAM, and 512GB of storage.

Battery-wise, it comes with a 60Wh battery capacity and a 65W pocket charger.

The HUAWEI Matebook D16 retails for RM3,699 and RM3,999 for the Intel i5 version for the 8GB+512GB and 16GB+512 variants respectively. While the Intel i7 version comes with 16GB+512GB and retails for RM4,799. Stay tuned to minmin’s full review to know whether this laptop is worth the money.


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