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Huawei MateBook 16s Review - Large multimedia laptop with an Alder Lake i7

Transition to Intel is expensive. Huawei has now furnished the multimedia notebook MateBook 16 with an Intel processor and calls it the MateBook 16s. Buyers also get a Thunderbolt 4 port, a state-of-the-art Wi-Fi 6E module, and a bit more key travel. Other than that, there isn't much of a difference. Does that justify a price increase of 500 Euro (US$510)?

With the MateBook 16, Huawei has a large multimedia notebook in its product range. To date, its AMD Ryzen processor has convincingly delivered a good price-performance ratio. However, the manufacturer has now switched to Intel Alder Lake processors (either Core i7 or Core i9) for the new MateBook 16s. There are some minor tweaks and the new processor also offers slightly improved performance, but what is immediately noticeable is the significantly higher price. Our test device with a Core i7-12700H, 16 GB RAM and a 1 TB PCIe SSD costs 1,699 euros (US$1,730). That’s a whopping 500 euros (US$510) more than the almost identical predecessor with its Ryzen 7 5800H. The model with the Core i9-12900H is also optionally available for 1,899 euros (US$1,940). The latter comes with 16 GB of RAM and a 1 TB SSD.

There are really not many direct competitors in this price category, at least none without a dedicated graphics card. The only exception in the premium range, where the MateBook 16s is now also placed given its price increase, is the Dell XPS 15 which can also be configured without a dedicated graphics card.

Huawei MateBook 16s i7
Processor
Intel Core i7-12700H 14 x 1.7 - 4.7 GHz, 96 W PL2 / Short Burst, 54 W PL1 / Sustained, Alder Lake-P
Graphics adapter
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Core: 1400 MHz, Memory: 2400 MHz
Memory
16 GB 
, LPDDR5-4800, Dual-Channel, onboard
Display
16.00 inch 3:2, 2520 x 1680 pixel 189 PPI, capacitive, BOE XS TV160DKT-NH0, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH
Storage
Silicon Motion PCIe-8 SSD, 512 GB 
, 887 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, 1 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm Stereo, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 17.8 x 351 x 253 ( = 0.7 x 13.82 x 9.96 in)
Battery
84 Wh, 7330 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Webcam: 1080p
Primary Camera: 2 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 90W USB-C PSU, Huawei Share, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.97 kg ( = 69.49 oz / 4.34 pounds), Power Supply: 238 g ( = 8.4 oz / 0.52 pounds)
Price
1699 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Potential Competitors in Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
86.4 %
07/2022
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
i7-12700H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
2 kg17.8 mm16.00"2520x1680
86.5 %
10/2021
Huawei MateBook 16 R7 5800H
R7 5800H, Vega 8
2 kg17.8 mm16.00"2520x1680
85.7 %
06/2022
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
2.1 kg18.41 mm16.00"1920x1200
84.2 %
10/2021
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
i5-11400H, UHD Graphics Xe 16EUs (Tiger Lake-H)
1.8 kg18 mm15.60"1920x1200
86.3 %
06/2021
LG Gram 16 (2021)
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1.2 kg16.8 mm16.00"2560x1600

Case - Metal case with slight modifications

The basic case design of the MateBook 16s has remained essentially unchanged. There are just very minor modifications. The metal housing in space gray (which does, however, have the familiar blue/purple sheen) is still of very high quality and sturdy. The MateBook looks very modest and blends well into a professional environment. The only two color accents are the keyboard and the screen frame in black. The matt surfaces are not particularly susceptible to collecting dirt. 

As soon as you open the lid, a small change to the previous model becomes apparent. The upper edge of the screen is slightly thicker to accommodate the improved 1080p webcam. Both the base unit and the lid have a firm feel to them, but the hinge doesn’t completely prevent the large lid from wobbling slightly. The maximum opening angle is still around 145 degrees.

The old MateBook 16 had 1.9 mm more depth, but the footprint itself hasn’t changed. Due to the screen’s 3:2 aspect ratio, the MateBook 16s is reasonably thick, but other 16-inch comparison devices are not any more compact. It weighs about 2 kg and you can add another 240 grams for the 90-watt power adapter and the USB-C cable.

Size Comparison

356.78 mm / 14 inch 251.88 mm / 9.92 inch 18.41 mm / 0.725 inch 2.1 kg4.64 lbs355.9 mm / 14 inch 243.4 mm / 9.58 inch 16.8 mm / 0.661 inch 1.2 kg2.62 lbs351 mm / 13.8 inch 253 mm / 9.96 inch 17.8 mm / 0.701 inch 2 kg4.34 lbs351 mm / 13.8 inch 254.9 mm / 10 inch 17.8 mm / 0.701 inch 2 kg4.39 lbs345 mm / 13.6 inch 230 mm / 9.06 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 1.8 kg3.94 lbs

Connectivity - Thunderbolt support

In terms of port layout, there are basically no changes compared to the MateBook 16 AMD. There are still two USB-C ports and two normal USB-A sockets. One of the USB-C ports now also supports the state-of-the-art Thunderbolt 4 protocol (40 GBit/s). We actually just miss a card reader, for which a lot of space would be available.

Left: USB-C 3.2 Gen.1 (Power Delivery, DisplayPort ALT Mode), USB-C with Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.0, 3.5-mm audio
Left: USB-C 3.2 Gen.1 (Power Delivery, DisplayPort ALT Mode), USB-C with Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.0, 3.5-mm audio
Right: 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen.1
Right: 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen.1

Communication

For the WLAN module, Huawei also uses an Intel component that already supports the current Wi-Fi 6E standard and Bluetooth 5.2. In our test, the AX211E connected easily to the 6 GHz network of our Asus reference router and achieved very high and, above all, stable transmission rates. Unlike its predecessor, the WLAN module can no longer be replaced.

Networking
iperf3 transmit AX12
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650s
1358 (1248min - 1479max) MBit/s ∼100%
Huawei MateBook 16 R7 5800H
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1338 (1139min - 1430max) MBit/s ∼99%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (1003 - 1501, n=4)
1320 MBit/s ∼97%
Average of class Multimedia
  (277 - 1446, n=64, last 2 years)
1072 MBit/s ∼79%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
932 (463min - 990max) MBit/s ∼69%
iperf3 receive AX12
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650s
1546 (816min - 1632max) MBit/s ∼100%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (1178 - 1623, n=4)
1409 MBit/s ∼91%
Huawei MateBook 16 R7 5800H
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1390 (1199min - 1534max) MBit/s ∼90%
Average of class Multimedia
  (137 - 1684, n=64, last 2 years)
1164 MBit/s ∼75%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
664 (646min - 684max) MBit/s ∼43%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1633 (1609min, 1609.87P1 - 1661max) MBit/s ∼100%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1404 (1320min - 1470max) MBit/s ∼86% -14%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (944 - 1851, n=37)
1402 MBit/s ∼86% -14%
Average of class Multimedia
  (944 - 1822, n=9, last 2 years)
1385 MBit/s ∼85% -15%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1670 (1654min, 1654P1 - 1741max) MBit/s ∼100%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (883 - 1857, n=37)
1497 MBit/s ∼90% -10%
Average of class Multimedia
  (920 - 1771, n=9, last 2 years)
1448 MBit/s ∼87% -13%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1409 (1377min - 1436max) MBit/s ∼84% -16%
050100150200250300350400450500550600650700750800850900950100010501100115012001250130013501400145015001550160016501700Tooltip
; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz: Ø1633 (1609-1661)
; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz: Ø1670 (1654-1741)

Webcam

Webcam AI Functions
Webcam AI Functions

The webcam has also had an upgrade. The 1080p sensor replaces the 720p module and offers slightly better image quality. The AI function that Huawei has introduced is also interesting. As with Apple devices, and this works well in practice, the camera can follow the user and make it look like the user’s eyes are staring directly at the camera. A background filter is also available (independent of the application used), but not in combination with user tracking. When using the webcam’s advanced functionality, we noticed that video recording is noticeably jerkier. There is obviously some more work to do here.

ColorChecker
9.1 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
6.5 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
8.5 ∆E
6.5 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
8.4 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
10.2 ∆E
3.8 ∆E
9.1 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
15.6 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
11.6 ∆E
10.2 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
4.7 ∆E
ColorChecker Huawei MateBook 16s i7: 8.56 ∆E min: 3.81 - max: 15.65 ∆E

Maintenance

The bottom panel is secured with Torx screws (T5) and is easy to remove. The WLAN module is now soldered to the motherboard, so the maintenance options are limited to the M.2-2280 SSD and the fan cleaning.

Input Devices - Huawei now has 1.5 mm key travel

While the cheaper MateBook D16 has a full-fledged numeric keypad, Huawei remains true to the familiar layout of the MateBook 16 and perseveres with the placement of the speakers beside the keyboard. There is, however, one welcome change with key travel increased from 1.3 to 1.5 mm. Measured subjectively, tactility is also very good. But as with its predecessor, some of the keys tend to rattle somewhat and that reduces perceived quality to a certain extent. The two-level white keyboard backlight doesn’t turn on automatically. The power button is placed right above the keyboard and also serves as a fingerprint scanner, which works well. 

The large ClickPad still works without a hitch, but the clicking noises are still quite loud. Our recommendation is therefore to apply just light touches to the pad for input. The capacitive touchscreen presents no issues either.

Input Devices
Input Devices
Keyboard Backlight
Keyboard Backlight

Display - 3:2 IPS panel remains unchanged

We can keep our analysis short when it comes to the display. We are already familiar with the 3:2 16-inch IPS panel from the MateBook 16. In fact, the self-same display screen is used. Subjectively, the image impression is again very good, but our test device is not quite as bright this time (but is still above the advertised 300 cd/m²). The black level is also pleasantly low and ensures a high contrast ratio. The response times are fine, backlight bleeding is not an issue, and we can’t detect any PWM. The viewing angle stability of the IPS panel is also very good. 

Given the now higher price, however, we still have a beef with the display panel. Especially given the highly reflective surface, its brightness level should be higher. What’s more, there is no brightness sensor for automatic brightness control and there are no higher 90 or 120 Hz refresh rates.

Subpixel structure
Subpixel structure
Some screen bleeding
Some screen bleeding
Viewing angles stability
Viewing angles stability
318
cd/m²
306
cd/m²
314
cd/m²
325
cd/m²
311
cd/m²
307
cd/m²
338
cd/m²
325
cd/m²
326
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
BOE XS TV160DKT-NH0
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 338 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 318.9 cd/m² Minimum: 7.3 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 91 %
Center on Battery: 309 cd/m²
Contrast: 1829:1 (Black: 0.17 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.3, calibrated: 0.8
ΔE Greyscale 1.5 | 0.57-98 Ø5.5
66.6% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
96.7% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
64.5% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.15
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
BOE XS TV160DKT-NH0, IPS, 2520x1680, 16.00
Huawei MateBook 16 R7 5800H
BOE TV160DKT-NH0, , 2520x1680, 16.00
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
BOE NV16N45, IPS, 1920x1200, 16.00
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Sharp LQ156N1, IPS, 1920x1200, 15.60
LG Gram 16 (2021)
LG Philips LP160WQ1-SPA1, IPS, 2560x1600, 16.00
Display
-2%
2%
16%
26%
Display P3 Coverage
64.5
63.1
-2%
67
4%
80.9
25%
95.8
49%
sRGB Coverage
96.7
94.9
-2%
95.9
-1%
100
3%
99.8
3%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
66.6
65.1
-2%
69.3
4%
79.1
19%
83.8
26%
Response Times
-15%
10%
-71%
-5%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
35.7 ?(16.8, 18.9)
41.2 ?(19.2, 22)
-15%
32 ?(16, 16)
10%
62.4 ?(31.6, 30.8)
-75%
44 ?(19, 25)
-23%
Response Time Black / White *
23.2 ?(12.6, 10.6)
26.4 ?(14, 12.4)
-14%
20.8 ?(11.6, 9.2)
10%
38.8 ?(20.8, 18)
-67%
20 ?(8, 12)
14%
PWM Frequency
Screen
-25%
-133%
-85%
-172%
Brightness middle
311
357
15%
320.7
3%
632
103%
331
6%
Brightness
319
349
9%
309
-3%
606
90%
309
-3%
Brightness Distribution
91
93
2%
90
-1%
91
0%
88
-3%
Black Level *
0.17
0.21
-24%
0.36
-112%
0.29
-71%
0.22
-29%
Contrast
1829
1700
-7%
891
-51%
2179
19%
1505
-18%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
1
1.6
-60%
4.18
-318%
3.5
-250%
4.64
-364%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
1.7
3.9
-129%
8.48
-399%
6.4
-276%
9.82
-478%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
0.8
0.6
25%
0.77
4%
2
-150%
3.16
-295%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
1.5
2.4
-60%
6.3
-320%
5
-233%
6.9
-360%
Gamma
2.15 102%
2.14 103%
2.21 100%
2.26 97%
2.34 94%
CCT
6432 101%
6728 97%
6258 104%
7033 92%
7904 82%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
75.1
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
100
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-14% / -19%
-40% / -84%
-47% / -62%
-50% / -105%

* ... smaller is better

According to Huawei, all display panels are factory calibrated and we can confirm that. Our analysis using professional CalMAN software (X-Rite i1 Pro 2) shows just very minor deviations as delivered ex-factory; both for the colors and the grayscale. There are also no issues with color temperature or color cast.

CalMAN grayscale
CalMAN grayscale
CalMAN saturation
CalMAN saturation
CalMAN ColorChecker
CalMAN ColorChecker
CalMAN grayscale calibration
CalMAN grayscale calibration
CalMAN saturation calibration
CalMAN saturation calibration
CalMAN ColorChecker calibration
CalMAN ColorChecker calibration

With our own calibration software (our profile is available for free download above) we could only improve rendition very slightly. Any difference is indiscernible to the naked eye. However, this display panel once again only delivers the smaller sRGB color space.

vs sRGB
vs sRGB
vs DCI-P3
vs DCI-P3
vs Adobe RGB
vs Adobe RGB

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
23.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 12.6 ms rise
↘ 10.6 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.4 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 41 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (22.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
35.7 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 16.8 ms rise
↘ 18.9 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.25 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 38 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (36.2 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 19657 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

The MateBook 16s doesn’t feel very confident outdoors. The screen is highly reflective and with just over 300 cd/m² its brightness is just not high enough. Even in the absence of direct light sources, it can be difficult to avoid reflections and still recognize the content to any reasonable degree.

In sunlight
In sunlight

Performance - MateBook with Intel Alder Lake

 
 

Testing Conditions

The pre-installed PC Manager has an optional power mode, which can also be activated by keyboard shortcut Fn+P. In power mode, the PL1 value (stands for permanent load) is increased from 45 to 54 watts. However, since the processor can also consume up to 96 watts in normal mode, the difference in everyday use is not particularly noticeable. Little (if any) advantage is to be expected even if you're stressing CPU cores exclusively, something we will demonstrate below. In principle, we performed the following benchmarks and measurements in normal mode.

Processor - Core i7 12700H

The Intel Core i7-12700H belongs to the current 12th generation (Alder Lake) and offers a hybrid architecture using both performance and efficiency cores. We have already tested this processor several times, all further technical information is available here. The Core i7 is set to consume a maximum of 96 watts and then settles down to 54 watts.

In the Cinebench loop, it’s quite evident that performance drops noticeably after a few runs and that there is hardly any performance difference to the old MateBook 16 with the Ryzen 7 5800H. What’s more, the difference with performance mode enabled is very small and, in our opinion, does not justify the higher fan noise.

Cinebench R15 score

0135270405540675810945108012151350148516201755189020252160229524302565Tooltip
Huawei MateBook 16s i7 Intel Core i7-12700H; Performance: Ø2157 (2075.23-2604.17)
Huawei MateBook 16s i7 Intel Core i7-12700H; Balanced: Ø2024 (1871.61-2544.85)
Huawei MateBook 16 R7 5800H AMD Ryzen 7 5800H: Ø1995 (1980.49-2009.14)
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1 Intel Core i7-1260P: Ø1409 (1241.97-1689.4)
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD Intel Core i5-11400H; Ultra-Performance: Ø1187 (1131.35-1276.65)
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD Intel Core i5-11400H: Ø1121 (1099.29-1142.47)
LG Gram 16 (2021) Intel Core i7-1165G7: Ø596 (474.78-805.25)
CPU data Cinebench R15 Multi loop
CPU data Cinebench R15 Multi loop

In the benchmarks, the MateBook 16s naturally benefits from the high power limits and can achieve good results. The single-core performance of the new performance cores is also very good, but this is at the expense of higher power consumption of almost 30 watts (single-core). 

In battery mode, the power consumption of the processor is reduced to 40 watts, which only affects the multi-core performance (-25%). More CPU benchmarks are available in our Tech section.

CPU Performance Rating: Percent
Cinebench R23: Multi Core | Single Core
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender: v2.79 BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 | 7z b 4 -mmt1
Geekbench 5.4: Multi-Core | Single-Core
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
CPU Performance Rating
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
Intel Core i7-12700H
85.3 pt ∼85%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
 
84.5 pt ∼85%
Huawei MateBook 16 R7 5800H
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
68.4 pt ∼68%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-1260P
65.9 pt ∼66%
Average of class Multimedia
 
58.1 pt ∼58%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Intel Core i5-11400H
54.5 pt ∼55%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7
44.1 pt ∼44%
Cinebench R23 / Multi Core
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (4032 - 19250, n=42)
15451 Points ∼100% +8%
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
Intel Core i7-12700H
14281 Points ∼92%
Huawei MateBook 16 R7 5800H
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
10336 Points ∼67% -28%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-1260P
9320 (8836.82min - 9320.05max) Points ∼60% -35%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3121 - 18444, n=106, last 2 years)
8717 Points ∼56% -39%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Intel Core i5-11400H
6806 Points ∼44% -52%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7
4652 Points ∼30% -67%
Cinebench R23 / Single Core
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
Intel Core i7-12700H
1792 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (778 - 1825, n=41)
1758 Points ∼98% -2%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-1260P
1668 Points ∼93% -7%
Average of class Multimedia
  (819 - 1940, n=100, last 2 years)
1440 Points ∼80% -20%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Intel Core i5-11400H
1349 Points ∼75% -25%
Huawei MateBook 16 R7 5800H
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
1338 Points ∼75% -25%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1311 Points ∼73% -27%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (1576 - 7382, n=42)
5849 Points ∼100% +7%
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
Intel Core i7-12700H
5459 Points ∼93%
Huawei MateBook 16 R7 5800H
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
3993 Points ∼68% -27%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-1260P
3606 Points ∼62% -34%
Average of class Multimedia
  (961 - 7040, n=106, last 2 years)
3238 Points ∼55% -41%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Intel Core i5-11400H
2707 Points ∼46% -50%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1847 Points ∼32% -66%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
Intel Core i7-12700H
683 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (300 - 702, n=42)
676 Points ∼99% -1%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-1260P
640 Points ∼94% -6%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Intel Core i5-11400H
560 Points ∼82% -18%
Average of class Multimedia
  (316 - 739, n=106, last 2 years)
548 Points ∼80% -20%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7
518 Points ∼76% -24%
Huawei MateBook 16 R7 5800H
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
518 Points ∼76% -24%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
Intel Core i7-12700H
2604.2 (2075.23min - 2604.2max) Points ∼100%
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
Intel Core i7-12700H
2545 (1871.61min - 2544.85max) Points ∼98% -2%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (1379 - 2903, n=47)
2507 Points ∼96% -4%
Huawei MateBook 16 R7 5800H
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
2009 (1980.49min - 2009.14max) Points ∼77% -23%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-1260P
1689 (1241.97min - 1689.4max) Points ∼65% -35%
Average of class Multimedia
  (385 - 2894, n=123, last 2 years)
1457 Points ∼56% -44%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Intel Core i5-11400H
1277 (1131min - 1277max) Points ∼49% -51%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Intel Core i5-11400H
1142 (1099.29min - 1142.47max) Points ∼44% -56%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7
805 Points ∼31% -69%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
Intel Core i7-12700H
255 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (113 - 263, n=43)
253 Points ∼99% -1%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-1260P
239 Points ∼94% -6%
Huawei MateBook 16 R7 5800H
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
232 Points ∼91% -9%
Average of class Multimedia
  (119 - 279, n=103, last 2 years)
214 Points ∼84% -16%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Intel Core i5-11400H
210 Points ∼82% -18%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7
205 Points ∼80% -20%
Blender / v2.79 BMW27 CPU
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7
771 Seconds * ∼100% -227%
Average of class Multimedia
  (183.3 - 1188, n=104, last 2 years)
427 Seconds * ∼55% -81%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Intel Core i5-11400H
426 Seconds * ∼55% -81%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-1260P
334 Seconds * ∼43% -42%
Huawei MateBook 16 R7 5800H
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
254 Seconds * ∼33% -8%
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
Intel Core i7-12700H
236 Seconds * ∼31%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (171 - 732, n=41)
230 Seconds * ∼30% +3%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (22844 - 73067, n=41)
60063 MIPS ∼100% +9%
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
Intel Core i7-12700H
55285 MIPS ∼92%
Huawei MateBook 16 R7 5800H
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
53767 MIPS ∼90% -3%
Average of class Multimedia
  (11122 - 72912, n=103, last 2 years)
36939 MIPS ∼62% -33%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-1260P
36416 MIPS ∼61% -34%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Intel Core i5-11400H
32228 MIPS ∼54% -42%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7
22300 MIPS ∼37% -60%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
Intel Core i7-12700H
5725 MIPS ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (2743 - 5907, n=41)
5603 MIPS ∼98% -2%
Huawei MateBook 16 R7 5800H
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
5593 MIPS ∼98% -2%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-1260P
5387 MIPS ∼94% -6%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2898 - 6186, n=103, last 2 years)
5139 MIPS ∼90% -10%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5113 MIPS ∼89% -11%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Intel Core i5-11400H
5089 MIPS ∼89% -11%
Geekbench 5.4 / Multi-Core
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
Intel Core i7-12700H
12994 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (5144 - 13745, n=42)
11762 Points ∼91% -9%
Huawei MateBook 16 R7 5800H
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
7641 Points ∼59% -41%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-1260P
7607 Points ∼59% -41%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2427 - 14376, n=105, last 2 years)
7233 Points ∼56% -44%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Intel Core i5-11400H
5954 Points ∼46% -54%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5163 Points ∼40% -60%
Geekbench 5.4 / Single-Core
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
Intel Core i7-12700H
1816 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (803 - 1851, n=42)
1728 Points ∼95% -5%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-1260P
1683 Points ∼93% -7%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1500 Points ∼83% -17%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Intel Core i5-11400H
1500 Points ∼83% -17%
Huawei MateBook 16 R7 5800H
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
1480 Points ∼81% -19%
Average of class Multimedia
  (843 - 1887, n=105, last 2 years)
1475 Points ∼81% -19%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (4.67 - 21.4, n=43)
16.6 fps ∼100% +3%
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
Intel Core i7-12700H
16.1 fps ∼97%
Huawei MateBook 16 R7 5800H
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
14.4 fps ∼87% -11%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-1260P
10.9 fps ∼66% -32%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1.39 - 21, n=105, last 2 years)
10 fps ∼60% -38%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Intel Core i5-11400H
9.06 fps ∼55% -44%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5.63 fps ∼34% -65%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Average of class Multimedia
  (34.8 - 99.2, n=101, last 2 years)
52.5 s * ∼100% -30%
Huawei MateBook 16 R7 5800H
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
49.6 s * ∼94% -22%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-1260P
49.1 s * ∼94% -21%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Intel Core i5-11400H
46.6 s * ∼89% -15%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7
45.9 s * ∼87% -13%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (34.2 - 92, n=41)
45.5 s * ∼87% -12%
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
Intel Core i7-12700H
40.5 s * ∼77%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.625 sec * ∼100% -41%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Intel Core i5-11400H
0.589 sec * ∼94% -33%
Average of class Multimedia
  (0.4155 - 1.002, n=104, last 2 years)
0.578 sec * ∼92% -30%
Huawei MateBook 16 R7 5800H
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
0.517 sec * ∼83% -16%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-1260P
0.501 sec * ∼80% -13%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (0.4441 - 1.052, n=41)
0.4749 sec * ∼76% -7%
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
Intel Core i7-12700H
0.4441 sec * ∼71%

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
2604.2 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
128.5 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
255 Points
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Performance Rating
Huawei MateBook 16 R7 5800H
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, Vega 8
91.4 pt ∼91%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
 
74.5 pt ∼75%
Average of class Multimedia
 
61.4 pt ∼61%
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
Intel Core i7-12700H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
59.4 pt ∼59%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
46.3 pt ∼46%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
44.1 pt ∼44%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD -9!
Intel Core i5-11400H, UHD Graphics Xe 16EUs (Tiger Lake-H)
0 pt ∼0%
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Huawei MateBook 16 R7 5800H
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, Vega 8
14233 KRay/s ∼100% +140%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (2585 - 16445, n=41)
9122 KRay/s ∼64% +54%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2677 - 15700, n=83, last 2 years)
8908 KRay/s ∼63% +50%
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
Intel Core i7-12700H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
5924 KRay/s ∼42%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
5314 KRay/s ∼37% -10%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
4894 KRay/s ∼34% -17%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Huawei MateBook 16 R7 5800H
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, Vega 8
89105 Points ∼100% +215%
Average of class Multimedia
  (12762 - 98165, n=83, last 2 years)
45560 Points ∼51% +61%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (12439 - 82001, n=41)
43297 Points ∼49% +53%
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
Intel Core i7-12700H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
28278 Points ∼32%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
24700 Points ∼28% -13%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
23249 Points ∼26% -18%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Huawei MateBook 16 R7 5800H
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, Vega 8
3042 MB/s ∼100% +47%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (833 - 3912, n=41)
2893 MB/s ∼95% +40%
Average of class Multimedia
  (841 - 4254, n=83, last 2 years)
2270 MB/s ∼75% +10%
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
Intel Core i7-12700H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
2069 MB/s ∼68%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1769 MB/s ∼58% -14%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1573 MB/s ∼52% -24%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (57923 - 102833, n=41)
96679 Points ∼100% +5%
Huawei MateBook 16 R7 5800H
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, Vega 8
95558 Points ∼99% +4%
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
Intel Core i7-12700H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
92168 Points ∼95%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
73641 Points ∼76% -20%
Average of class Multimedia
  (31314 - 107161, n=83, last 2 years)
72687 Points ∼75% -21%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
50442 Points ∼52% -45%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Huawei MateBook 16 R7 5800H
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, Vega 8
11585 Points ∼100% +61%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (3249 - 9928, n=41)
8979 Points ∼78% +24%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3099 - 12638, n=83, last 2 years)
7465 Points ∼64% +3%
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
Intel Core i7-12700H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
7216 Points ∼62%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
6065 Points ∼52% -16%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
4038 Points ∼35% -44%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Huawei MateBook 16 R7 5800H
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, Vega 8
49105 Points ∼100% +210%
Average of class Multimedia
  (7417 - 54148, n=83, last 2 years)
25073 Points ∼51% +58%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (7135 - 40117, n=41)
24367 Points ∼50% +54%
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
Intel Core i7-12700H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
15832 Points ∼32%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
14489 Points ∼30% -8%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
14077 Points ∼29% -11%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Huawei MateBook 16 R7 5800H
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, Vega 8
119337 MB/s ∼100% +76%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (31839 - 139251, n=41)
78836 MB/s ∼66% +16%
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
Intel Core i7-12700H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
67918 MB/s ∼57%
Average of class Multimedia
  (16367 - 147249, n=83, last 2 years)
65755 MB/s ∼55% -3%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
58344 MB/s ∼49% -14%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
38267 MB/s ∼32% -44%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (305 - 1171, n=41)
960 MB/s ∼100% +47%
Huawei MateBook 16 R7 5800H
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, Vega 8
776 MB/s ∼81% +18%
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
Intel Core i7-12700H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
655 MB/s ∼68%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
644 MB/s ∼67% -2%
Average of class Multimedia
  (228 - 1193, n=90, last 2 years)
551 MB/s ∼57% -16%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
287 MB/s ∼30% -56%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Intel Core i5-11400H, UHD Graphics Xe 16EUs (Tiger Lake-H)
0 MB/s ∼0% -100%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Huawei MateBook 16 R7 5800H
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, Vega 8
7484 KRay/s ∼100% +132%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (1437 - 8596, n=41)
5152 KRay/s ∼69% +60%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1501 - 8371, n=84, last 2 years)
4851 KRay/s ∼65% +51%
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
Intel Core i7-12700H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
3221 KRay/s ∼43%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
2968 KRay/s ∼40% -8%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
2579 KRay/s ∼34% -20%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
44296 MPixel/s ∼100% +6%
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
Intel Core i7-12700H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
41970 MPixel/s ∼95%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (12863 - 46643, n=41)
33355 MPixel/s ∼75% -21%
Average of class Multimedia
  (8034 - 45694, n=84, last 2 years)
25558 MPixel/s ∼58% -39%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
18980 MPixel/s ∼43% -55%
Huawei MateBook 16 R7 5800H
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, Vega 8
15071 MPixel/s ∼34% -64%

System Performance

The MateBook 16s is a responsive system in everyday use, but subjectively there is no difference to the old MateBook 16 and in the synthetic PCMark 10, the new MateBook 16s is outperformed by its AMD predecessor (even if the difference is very small).

In the same way, as Apple facilitates connectivity within its product range, the MateBook 16s connects different Huawei devices. For example, it is very easy to move files between a laptop and a tablet or smartphone from this brand. Huawei also provides the option to use mobile apps from the Huawei Gallery on the MateBook.

PCMark 10 / Score
Huawei MateBook 16 R7 5800H
Vega 8, R7 5800H, Lite-On CA5-8D512
6365 Points ∼100% +1%
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-12700H, Silicon Motion PCIe-8 SSD
6281 Points ∼99%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (5541 - 6281, n=6)
5905 Points ∼93% -6%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3580 - 8083, n=88, last 2 years)
5611 Points ∼88% -11%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
5000 Points ∼79% -20%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG
4917 Points ∼77% -22%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
UHD Graphics Xe 16EUs (Tiger Lake-H), i5-11400H, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
4502 Points ∼71% -28%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-12700H, Silicon Motion PCIe-8 SSD
11699 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (10569 - 11699, n=6)
11225 Points ∼96% -4%
Huawei MateBook 16 R7 5800H
Vega 8, R7 5800H, Lite-On CA5-8D512
10690 Points ∼91% -9%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG
10149 Points ∼87% -13%
Average of class Multimedia
  (7715 - 12144, n=88, last 2 years)
9663 Points ∼83% -17%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
UHD Graphics Xe 16EUs (Tiger Lake-H), i5-11400H, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
9463 Points ∼81% -19%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
9429 Points ∼81% -19%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Huawei MateBook 16 R7 5800H
Vega 8, R7 5800H, Lite-On CA5-8D512
9729 Points ∼100% +21%
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-12700H, Silicon Motion PCIe-8 SSD
8038 Points ∼83%
Average of class Multimedia
  (5462 - 11186, n=88, last 2 years)
7896 Points ∼81% -2%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (6690 - 8038, n=6)
7293 Points ∼75% -9%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG
6888 Points ∼71% -14%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
UHD Graphics Xe 16EUs (Tiger Lake-H), i5-11400H, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
6466 Points ∼66% -20%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
6167 Points ∼63% -23%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-12700H, Silicon Motion PCIe-8 SSD
7151 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (6207 - 7401, n=6)
6838 Points ∼96% -4%
Huawei MateBook 16 R7 5800H
Vega 8, R7 5800H, Lite-On CA5-8D512
6730 Points ∼94% -6%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2679 - 11777, n=88, last 2 years)
6409 Points ∼90% -10%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
5834 Points ∼82% -18%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG
4616 Points ∼65% -35%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
UHD Graphics Xe 16EUs (Tiger Lake-H), i5-11400H, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
4047 Points ∼57% -43%
CrossMark / Overall
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-12700H, Silicon Motion PCIe-8 SSD
1907 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (1492 - 1907, n=6)
1720 Points ∼90% -10%
Average of class Multimedia
  (970 - 2138, n=33, last 2 years)
1592 Points ∼83% -17%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
1495 Points ∼78% -22%
CrossMark / Productivity
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-12700H, Silicon Motion PCIe-8 SSD
1832 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (1499 - 1832, n=6)
1660 Points ∼91% -9%
Average of class Multimedia
  (921 - 2038, n=33, last 2 years)
1535 Points ∼84% -16%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
1486 Points ∼81% -19%
CrossMark / Creativity
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-12700H, Silicon Motion PCIe-8 SSD
2013 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (1507 - 2016, n=6)
1842 Points ∼92% -8%
Average of class Multimedia
  (933 - 2865, n=33, last 2 years)
1756 Points ∼87% -13%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
1596 Points ∼79% -21%
CrossMark / Responsiveness
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-12700H, Silicon Motion PCIe-8 SSD
1831 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (1384 - 1831, n=6)
1568 Points ∼86% -14%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1012 - 2234, n=33, last 2 years)
1425 Points ∼78% -22%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
1253 Points ∼68% -32%
PCMark 10 Score
6281 points
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AIDA64 / Memory Copy
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
Intel Core i7-12700H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
69828 MB/s ∼100%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
64091 MB/s ∼92% -8%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (31252 - 77803, n=41)
55188 MB/s ∼79% -21%
Average of class Multimedia
  (20513 - 69828, n=84, last 2 years)
43615 MB/s ∼62% -38%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
38640 MB/s ∼55% -45%
Huawei MateBook 16 R7 5800H
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, Vega 8
38355 MB/s ∼55% -45%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
Intel Core i7-12700H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
69281 MB/s ∼100%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
62442 MB/s ∼90% -10%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (32677 - 76185, n=41)
59002 MB/s ∼85% -15%
Average of class Multimedia
  (22183 - 70337, n=83, last 2 years)
47332 MB/s ∼68% -32%
Huawei MateBook 16 R7 5800H
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, Vega 8
44195 MB/s ∼64% -36%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
40762 MB/s ∼59% -41%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
66479 MB/s ∼100% +12%
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
Intel Core i7-12700H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
59208 MB/s ∼89%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (30592 - 66475, n=41)
55393 MB/s ∼83% -6%
Average of class Multimedia
  (21133 - 91272, n=83, last 2 years)
46339 MB/s ∼70% -22%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
43701 MB/s ∼66% -26%
Huawei MateBook 16 R7 5800H
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, Vega 8
36119 MB/s ∼54% -39%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
Intel Core i7-12700H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
108.7 ns * ∼100%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
92.6 ns * ∼85% +15%
Huawei MateBook 16 R7 5800H
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, Vega 8
83.2 ns * ∼77% +23%
Average of class Multimedia
  (76.2 - 133.9, n=89, last 2 years)
80.4 ns * ∼74% +26%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (76.2 - 133.9, n=41)
66.8 (76.2min - 133.9max) ns * ∼61% +39%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Intel Core i5-11400H, UHD Graphics Xe 16EUs (Tiger Lake-H)
0 ns * ∼0% +100%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
0 ns * ∼0% +100%

* ... smaller is better

DPC Latencies

In our standardized latency test (surfing the Internet, 4K YouTube playback, CPU load), the MateBook 16s shows some minor limitations using the present BIOS version. It is therefore not well suited for the use of real-time audio software.

LatencyMon - Overview
LatencyMon - Overview
LatencyMon - Drivers
LatencyMon - Drivers
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
UHD Graphics Xe 16EUs (Tiger Lake-H), i5-11400H, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
984 μs * ∼100%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
695.6 μs * ∼71%
Huawei MateBook 16 R7 5800H
Vega 8, R7 5800H, Lite-On CA5-8D512
454.3 μs * ∼46%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG
420.3 μs * ∼43%

* ... smaller is better

Storage

The M.2 SSD can be replaced.
The M.2 SSD can be replaced.

Our test device is equipped with an M.2 SSD with a storage capacity of 1 TB, but as with previous laptops from Huawei, the SSD is once again partitioned. It is particularly disturbing here that the partition of the system drive is extremely small and provides the user with around just 70 GB. If you are not careful with installations and downloads, you will quickly end up with capacity problems. 

In terms of speed, there is also much room for improvement. Huawei only uses a PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD and the manufacturer was unable to tell us whether the port supports the faster PCIe 4.0 standard. Transfer rates of more than 3 GB/s are by no means bad, but in view of the price, higher speeds would have been possible here. Further SSD benchmarks are available here

Silicon Motion PCIe-8 SSD
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 3069.1 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 2855.6 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 900.32 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 608.46 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 65.32 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 233.28 MB/s
CDM 6 Write 4K Q8T8: 1490.79 MB/s
CDM 6 Read 4K Q8T8: 1295.56 MB/s
Drive Performance Rating - Percent
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
Silicon Motion PCIe-8 SSD
91.9 pt ∼92%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG
89.7 pt ∼90%
Average Silicon Motion PCIe-8 SSD
 
86.2 pt ∼86%
Average of class Multimedia
 
80.2 pt ∼80%
Huawei MateBook 16 R7 5800H
Lite-On CA5-8D512
79.1 pt ∼79%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
61.9 pt ∼62%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
44.7 pt ∼45%
DiskSpd
seq read
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
Silicon Motion PCIe-8 SSD
2849 (2830.11min - 2848.53max) MB/s ∼100%
Average Silicon Motion PCIe-8 SSD
  (2012 - 2849, n=3)
2510 MB/s ∼88% -12%
Huawei MateBook 16 R7 5800H
Lite-On CA5-8D512
2405 (2386.61min - 2405.43max) MB/s ∼84% -16%
Average of class Multimedia
  (756 - 4480, n=91, last 2 years)
2162 MB/s ∼76% -24%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
1766 (1756.36min - 1766.46max) MB/s ∼62% -38%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG
1730 (1725.12min - 1730.26max) MB/s ∼61% -39%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
1644 (1629.16min - 1644.23max) MB/s ∼58% -42%
seq write
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
Silicon Motion PCIe-8 SSD
2518 (2403.55min - 2518.47max) MB/s ∼100%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG
2489 (1082.97min - 2488.9max) MB/s ∼99% -1%
Huawei MateBook 16 R7 5800H
Lite-On CA5-8D512
2226 (2208.93min - 2226.13max) MB/s ∼88% -12%
Average of class Multimedia
  (240 - 4457, n=91, last 2 years)
2180 MB/s ∼87% -13%
Average Silicon Motion PCIe-8 SSD
  (1438 - 2518, n=3)
2086 MB/s ∼83% -17%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
2044 (1356.87min - 2043.99max) MB/s ∼81% -19%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
1396 (1366.92min - 1396.49max) MB/s ∼55% -45%
seq q8 t1 read
Average of class Multimedia
  (970 - 7028, n=90, last 2 years)
3535 MB/s ∼100% +4%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG
3445 (3030.59min - 3444.78max) MB/s ∼97% +1%
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
Silicon Motion PCIe-8 SSD
3415 (3238.21min - 3415.3max) MB/s ∼97%
Huawei MateBook 16 R7 5800H
Lite-On CA5-8D512
3291 (3124.97min - 3290.85max) MB/s ∼93% -4%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
3205 (3054.06min - 3204.75max) MB/s ∼91% -6%
Average Silicon Motion PCIe-8 SSD
  (2883 - 3415, n=3)
3163 MB/s ∼89% -7%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
2408 (2106.99min - 2408.16max) MB/s ∼68% -29%
seq q8 t1 write
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
Silicon Motion PCIe-8 SSD
2917 (1731.09min - 2916.97max) MB/s ∼100%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
2854 (2806.46min - 2853.97max) MB/s ∼98% -2%
Average of class Multimedia
  (241 - 5089, n=91, last 2 years)
2683 MB/s ∼92% -8%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG
2496 (2283.43min - 2496.07max) MB/s ∼86% -14%
Average Silicon Motion PCIe-8 SSD
  (1911 - 2917, n=3)
2386 MB/s ∼82% -18%
Huawei MateBook 16 R7 5800H
Lite-On CA5-8D512
2226 (2211.03min - 2226.34max) MB/s ∼76% -24%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
1437 (1389.99min - 1436.61max) MB/s ∼49% -51%
4k q1 t1 read
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
Silicon Motion PCIe-8 SSD
63.3 (62.05min - 63.31max) MB/s ∼100%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG
54.3 (54.16min - 54.32max) MB/s ∼86% -14%
Average Silicon Motion PCIe-8 SSD
  (43.1 - 63.3, n=3)
54 MB/s ∼85% -15%
Huawei MateBook 16 R7 5800H
Lite-On CA5-8D512
53.3 (53.18min - 53.31max) MB/s ∼84% -16%
Average of class Multimedia
  (18.6 - 93.8, n=91, last 2 years)
53.3 MB/s ∼84% -16%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
52.7 (51.31min - 52.65max) MB/s ∼83% -17%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
46.7 (39.85min - 46.65max) MB/s ∼74% -26%
4k q1 t1 write
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
Silicon Motion PCIe-8 SSD
279 (272.93min - 278.93max) MB/s ∼100%
Average Silicon Motion PCIe-8 SSD
  (270 - 279, n=3)
274 MB/s ∼98% -2%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG
208 (205.9min - 208.09max) MB/s ∼75% -25%
Average of class Multimedia
  (74.3 - 373, n=91, last 2 years)
165 MB/s ∼59% -41%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
140.5 (134.34min - 140.51max) MB/s ∼50% -50%
Huawei MateBook 16 R7 5800H
Lite-On CA5-8D512
135 (134.03min - 135.47max) MB/s ∼48% -52%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
113 (108.86min - 112.54max) MB/s ∼41% -59%
4k q32 t16 read
LG Gram 16 (2021)
SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG
2139 (1104.16min - 2139.02max) MB/s ∼100% +60%
Huawei MateBook 16 R7 5800H
Lite-On CA5-8D512
1568 (1566.9min - 1567.68max) MB/s ∼73% +17%
Average Silicon Motion PCIe-8 SSD
  (1336 - 1391, n=3)
1371 MB/s ∼64% +3%
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
Silicon Motion PCIe-8 SSD
1336 (1332.52min - 1335.83max) MB/s ∼62%
Average of class Multimedia
  (271 - 4178, n=91, last 2 years)
1294 MB/s ∼60% -3%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
767 (753.68min - 766.54max) MB/s ∼36% -43%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
520 (513.42min - 520.41max) MB/s ∼24% -61%
4k q32 t16 write
LG Gram 16 (2021)
SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG
1641 (1097.57min - 1640.78max) MB/s ∼100% +9%
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
Silicon Motion PCIe-8 SSD
1512 (1199.87min - 1511.8max) MB/s ∼92%
Average Silicon Motion PCIe-8 SSD
  (1241 - 1512, n=3)
1353 MB/s ∼82% -11%
Huawei MateBook 16 R7 5800H
Lite-On CA5-8D512
1250 (1244.91min - 1249.75max) MB/s ∼76% -17%
Average of class Multimedia
  (163 - 3612, n=91, last 2 years)
1148 MB/s ∼70% -24%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
441 (428.2min - 440.81max) MB/s ∼27% -71%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
350 (341.82min - 349.69max) MB/s ∼21% -77%
AS SSD
Score Total
LG Gram 16 (2021)
SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG
4934 Points ∼100% +16%
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
Silicon Motion PCIe-8 SSD
4264 Points ∼86%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1284 - 9380, n=87, last 2 years)
4186 Points ∼85% -2%
Average Silicon Motion PCIe-8 SSD
  (3787 - 4264, n=3)
4030 Points ∼82% -5%
Huawei MateBook 16 R7 5800H
Lite-On CA5-8D512
3922 Points ∼79% -8%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
2541 Points ∼51% -40%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
2040 Points ∼41% -52%
Score Read
LG Gram 16 (2021)
SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG
1915 Points ∼100% +22%
Huawei MateBook 16 R7 5800H
Lite-On CA5-8D512
1668 Points ∼87% +6%
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
Silicon Motion PCIe-8 SSD
1574 Points ∼82%
Average of class Multimedia
  (515 - 3634, n=87, last 2 years)
1532 Points ∼80% -3%
Average Silicon Motion PCIe-8 SSD
  (1279 - 1574, n=3)
1443 Points ∼75% -8%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
997 Points ∼52% -37%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
687 Points ∼36% -56%
Score Write
LG Gram 16 (2021)
SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG
2060 Points ∼100% +9%
Average of class Multimedia
  (283 - 3991, n=87, last 2 years)
1911 Points ∼93% +1%
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
Silicon Motion PCIe-8 SSD
1895 Points ∼92%
Average Silicon Motion PCIe-8 SSD
  (1839 - 1895, n=3)
1869 Points ∼91% -1%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
1571 Points ∼76% -17%
Huawei MateBook 16 R7 5800H
Lite-On CA5-8D512
1439 Points ∼70% -24%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
574 Points ∼28% -70%
Seq Read
Huawei MateBook 16 R7 5800H
Lite-On CA5-8D512
2955 MB/s ∼100% +7%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1142 - 5588, n=87, last 2 years)
2862 MB/s ∼97% +3%
Average Silicon Motion PCIe-8 SSD
  (2769 - 2967, n=3)
2846 MB/s ∼96% +3%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG
2808 MB/s ∼95% +1%
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
Silicon Motion PCIe-8 SSD
2769 MB/s ∼94%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
2602 MB/s ∼88% -6%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
1940.5 MB/s ∼66% -30%
Seq Write
LG Gram 16 (2021)
SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG
2345 MB/s ∼100% +1%
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
Silicon Motion PCIe-8 SSD
2328 MB/s ∼99%
Average Silicon Motion PCIe-8 SSD
  (1879 - 2328, n=3)
2159 MB/s ∼92% -7%
Huawei MateBook 16 R7 5800H
Lite-On CA5-8D512
2080 MB/s ∼89% -11%
Average of class Multimedia
  (199.8 - 4218, n=87, last 2 years)
1864 MB/s ∼79% -20%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
976 MB/s ∼42% -58%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
797.61 MB/s ∼34% -66%
4K Read
Average Silicon Motion PCIe-8 SSD
  (59.5 - 62.2, n=3)
60.9 MB/s ∼100% +2%
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
Silicon Motion PCIe-8 SSD
59.5 MB/s ∼98%
Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
54.57 MB/s ∼90% -8%
Average of class Multimedia
  (27.3 - 109.4, n=87, last 2 years)
54.4 MB/s ∼89% -9%
Huawei MateBook 16 R7 5800H
Lite-On CA5-8D512
51.1 MB/s ∼84% -14%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG
50.2 MB/s ∼82% -16%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
42.99 MB/s ∼71% -28%
4K Write
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
Silicon Motion PCIe-8 SSD
246.94 MB/s ∼100%
Average Silicon Motion PCIe-8 SSD
  (236 - 249, n=3)