Huawei MateBook 16 Review: With 3:2 Display, AMD Ryzen 7 5800H


Huawei notebooks ushered in a new member Huawei MateBook 16. In the Huawei MateBook series products, a 16-inch full-screen design was adopted for the first time, with larger screen size and its core configuration and software ecology. Also upgraded together, the daily use and multi-screen interactive experience of MateBook series notebooks have been raised to a new level.

First of all, we start with the biggest change-the size. For the first time, Huawei MateBook 16 uses a 16-inch narrow-frame full screen, a larger screen, and a smaller frame to achieve a better sense of immersion easily. The quality of the screen is also extremely high, with an average of △E=1; the color accuracy is comparable to that of a professional display, which greatly improves productivity in professional design.

Not only a larger and more specialized screen, China for the performance MateBook 16 also significantly upgraded. Compared with the previous generation, the brand new Ryzen 5000 series standard pressure mobile processor is significantly improved. With a new shark fin cooling system, it can ensure the release of full blood performance of 54W. It is not only faster to cut movies but also for daily use of various applications. The response speed of even mild online games will be greatly improved.

Speaking of the housekeeping skills of Huawei notebooks, it is naturally its classic multi-screen collaboration function. When Huawei MateBook 16 was launched, it already added seamless interconnection with headsets based on the collaboration of mobile phones and notebooks (supported models are Huawei FreeBuds 4 and Huawei FreeBuds Pro). Soon after the launch of Huawei MateBook 16, it also coincided with the launch of HarmonyOS 2.

Thanks to the distributed capabilities of HarmonyOS 2, the multi-screen collaboration capability of Huawei MateBook 16 has been upgraded again. Tablet computers have also joined the queue of devices that can “multi-screen collaboration” with Huawei MateBook 16, which can realize mirroring, The expansion, and sharing of the three modes of operation allows the two commonly used devices, notebooks, and tablets, to achieve a “strong combination” of 1+1>2.

Next, let’s experience the Huawei MateBook 16 to see how its performance improves and what surprises there are with the interconnection of PCs and tablets.

Multi-screen collaboration

The intelligent function represented by “multi-screen collaboration” has always been the “housekeeping skill” of the Huawei MateBook series. The multiple Huawei MateBook series products updated last year have expanded the one-touch transmission recognition area to the entire touchpad area. It makes the use of multi-screen collaboration more convenient and makes the notebook’s surface design more concise, without the worry of label patches.

Thanks to HarmonyOS 2, the multi-screen collaboration of Huawei MateBook 16 has also become more powerful. Tablets and notebooks have also achieved interconnection. The former can be transformed into the latter’s extended screen or even used as a hand-painted tablet (currently supported models include Huawei MateBook 16, MateBook D 14/D15 2021 Ryzen version, which will gradually open more models to support from June, the same below).

This time, we will focus on the experience and the multi-screen collaborative experience of Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6-inch equipped with HarmonyOS 2 and Huawei MateBook 16.

The connection between a tablet equipped with HarmonyOS 2 and a PC is effortless. On the homepage of Huawei Computer Manager, you can see a conspicuous multi-screen collaboration portal. After clicking, Huawei MateBook 16 will start searching for devices that support connection.

The pairing is based on the identification of the connection code. After entering the connection code displayed on the tablet on the computer, the connection between the Huawei MateBook 16 and the tablet can be completed.

After the connection is completed, you can see three collaborative modes: mirror mode, extended mode, and sharing mode. Click the corresponding button to enter the corresponding mode to work.

Extended mode

The extended model is the most basic application for multi-screen collaboration between a tablet and a notebook. The tablet can be transformed into an extended screen of a notebook, providing a larger display space. One screen to watch online classes, one screen to take notes and check information doubles the efficiency.

Sharing Mode

The keyboards of the two devices can also be shared in sharing mode

After the sharing mode is turned on, content such as documents, pictures, and videos can be interconnected between the two devices. File transfer can be completed with one drag and drop. You can use the keyboard and mouse of the PC or the touch function of the tablet to make the operation more efficient.

Mirror Mode

s the name suggests the mirror mode is to synchronize the content displayed on the notebook on the tablet. The two devices display the same content so that you can use the tablet’s precise stylus to implement hand-painting and other operations. In this process, the tablet can play the role of a digital tablet and accurately capture the lines drawn by every trace of your movement.

Design & Appearance

In addition to the smart experience, the design and screen quality of the Huawei MateBook 16 is also a significant highlight. Its A-side design continues the low-key business style of Huawei notebooks. The matte metal surface + the bright metal characters of “HUAWEI” are highly recognizable.

On the B side, which is the screen side, Huawei MateBook 16 uses a 16-inch, 90% screen-to-body full screen, with a narrow bezel design, 2.5K high resolution, 100% sRGB color gamut. It is also the world’s first This Rhine professional-grade color standard certified notebook has a high color standard with an average of △E=1.

In the actual measurement, we tried 32 colors on the screen of Huawei MateBook 16, and the average ΔE was 0.71. It is generally believed that within 3.2, the human eye cannot distinguish the color difference. The average color standard of the Huawei MateBook 16 screen is only 0.71, which can be extremely excellent, and it is not a problem for professional purposes such as graphic design.

Although the screen display area is larger, the body of the Huawei MateBook 16 is still the size of a traditional 15-inch notebook, which is truly compact and “comprehensive”.

The C-side design of the Huawei MateBook 16 is also very familiar. Both sides of the full-size keyboard are opened for speakers, which can provide better stereo effects. The fingerprint power button in the upper right corner can complete fingerprint verification and unlocking operations in one step.

The keyboard area also has the familiar push-type hidden camera, which can be stored back into the keyboard when not in use to protect personal privacy physically.

This generation of the touchpad can be described as huge; compared with the general touchpad area increased by 46%; the surface glass material can provide a more delicate touch. With a larger touchpad, the finger swipes are freer, and the experience is more comfortable. And the sensor area shared by Huawei is also integrated into this area.

Because of the larger size, the interface of the Huawei MateBook 16 is also more complete. Two full-featured Type-C interfaces can meet the needs of charging, data transmission, and video output. There are also HDMI interfaces, 3.5mm audio interfaces, and 2 USB 3.2 Type-A interfaces. You don’t have to worry about not having enough interfaces when you go out and work daily.

Compared with its 135W power, the power adapter equipped with this Huawei MateBook 16 is already very compact. This power adapter can not only fast charge the Huawei MateBook 16 but is also compatible with the super-fast charging of Huawei mobile phones. A charger can meet the fast charging needs of all devices when going out daily.

Performance test

CPU performance test

1. CPU-Z

In CPU-Z, the single-core performance score is 589.3, and the multi-core score is 5629.4.

2. Cinebench R15In Cinebench R15, the Ryzen 7 5800H has a single-core score of 233cb and a multi-core score of 2019cb.

3. Cinebench R20

In Cinebench R20, the single-core score is 559cb, and the multi-core score is 4561cb.

4. Cinebench R23

In Cinebench R23, the single-core score is 1433cb, and the multi-core score is 11777cb.

5. Chess

In the chess test, the score was 32167, and the relative performance multiple was 67.02.

6. wPrime

Running wPrime, single-core calculation of 32M data takes 31.43 seconds, and multi-core calculation of 1024M data takes 103.572 seconds.

7. X264 FHD Benchmark

Encoding 1080P H264 video, rendering 55.03 frames per second.

8. X265 FHD Benchmark

Encoding 1080P H265 video, rendering 59.86 frames per second.

With a full performance of up to 54W, the Huawei MateBook 16 has given full play to the potential of the Ryzen 7 5800H. While the multi-core performance is far ahead of other processors on the market, the single-core performance has been greatly improved, and it has completed catching up and even surpassing it, which can lead the i7-10875H much as 10%.

To put it simply, this generation of Huawei MateBook 16 still has a breakneck speed in multi-threaded tasks such as video rendering. Thanks to theimprovingngle-core performance, the response speed during daily use of the program will also be faster, ad even play some For entry-level online games, the frame rate will also increase.

Image performance

The core display of Ryzen 7 5800H is upgraded to Vega 8 GPU. Compared with the previous generation of Vega 7 GPU, the number of stream processors has been increased from 448 to 512, and the frequency has also been increased from 1600MHz to 2000MHz. The performance also has a certain improvement.

1. 3DMark

  • In the DX11 environment, the graphics score under 1080P is 3751.
  • In the DX12 environment, the graphics score under 2K is 1206.

In the actual test frame rate, playing “League of Legends” at the highest picture quality at 1080P, the frame rate can reach 164 FPS during the line-up period, which is much better than the performance of the previous generation that fluctuates up and down 100 frames.

Memory bandwidth test

Huawei MateBook 16 is equipped with two 8GB 3200 MHz DDR4 memory. The measured reading speed is 44024 MB/s, the writing speed is 33990 MB/s, the copy speed is 38708 MB/s, and the delay is 76.1ns. Higher memory bandwidth can ensure that the performance of the nuclear display is fully utilized without causing a bottleneck.

Solid-State Speed ​​Test

The NVMe solid-state model is Western Digital SN730, with a continuous read speed of 3392 MB/s, a continuous write speed of 2700 MB/s, a 4K random read speed of 49.16 MB/s, and a 4K random write speed of 157.8 MB/s.


The battery capacity of Huawei MateBook 16 is as high as 84Wh, which can provide sufficient battery life to meet the requirements of mobile offices. Use PCMARK 10 to test battery life, select modern office mode, brightness 50%, volume 50%, turn off Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, etc.; the measured battery life can reach 13 hours and 20 minutes. Even if there is no power supply, Huawei MateBook 16 can also meet the whole day’s needs.

Bake machine test

Huawei MateBook 16 has a high-energy mode, which can provide a full performance release of 54W. Using AIDA 64’s systematic stability test for single-bake CPU, the power consumption performance is still stable after 25 minutes, the CPU temperature is 89 ℃, and the full core frequency is 3.5 GHz.

Larger and stronger, Huawei MateBook 16 is not just an addition of size. In terms of productivity, the increase in size has also made many optimizations to improve work efficiency. Both hardware and software are improving. Productivity and service. If you pursue higher efficiency, then I believe that Huawei MateBook 16 will definitely not let you down.

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As the new product with the largest screen in the Huawei MateBook series product matrix, Huawei MateBook 16 is undoubtedly born to pursue higher productivity. The larger screen brings more freedom to play; whether it is engaged in artistic creation, text editing, or even online course learning, the efficiency can be greatly improved. The large screen has higher productivity. Huawei MateBook 16 is not a pure-play concept, and its hardware configuration does give enough confidence that it can play a role in improving user efficiency.

With the addition of HarmonyOS 2, the multi-screen collaboration and intelligent experience of the Huawei MateBook series are also expected to continue to evolve. In addition to the interconnection with mobile phones, headsets, and tablets, there may be more and more new device interconnections and new functions in the future.

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