Huawei MateBook 16s: 16-inch laptop with a 3:2 display and Intel Core i9-12900H processor option presented that resembles the MacBook Pro 16
Huawei has presented the MateBook 16s, one of several laptops introduced today. As the device's name suggests, Huawei includes a 16-inch display, which offers 300 nits of peak brightness. Additionally, the IPS display outputs at 2,520 x 1,680 pixels, yielding a 189 PPI and a 3:2 aspect ratio. Moreover, Huawei claims that the display has a 90% screen-to-body ratio, a 1,500:1 contrast ratio and an average Delta E deviation of <1.
Inescapably, the MateBook 16s looks like a MacBook Pro 16, owing to Huawei's choice of materials, upward-firing speakers and colour combinations. Incidentally, Huawei offers the machine in grey and silver finishes, both with black keyboards and black display bezels. For reference, the MateBook 16s measures 351 x 254.9 x 17.8 mm and weighs 1.99 kg, including its 84 Wh battery.
While Apple builds the MacBook Pro 16 around ARM-based chipsets, Huawei equips the MateBook 16s with a choice of three Intel Alder Lake-H processors. Specifically, the MateBook 16s starts with the Core i5-12500H, but is also available with the Core i7-12700H or Core i9-12900H. For some reason, Huawei sells no configurations with a dedicated GPU option; all come with 16 GB of RAM too. At launch, the MateBook 16s will be available in the following configurations:
- Core i5-12500H/512 GB SSD - CNY 6,999 (~US$1,052)
- Core i7-12700H/512 GB SSD - CNY 7,999 (~US$1,203)
- Core i9-12900H/1 TB SSD - CNY 9,999 (~US$1,504)