Huawei MateBook 16s and MateBook D 16 confirmed for European arrival with 45 W Intel Alder Lake processors
According to GSMArena, Huawei plans to release new laptops in Europe. For context, Huawei has just launched the MateStation X in the UK, where it retails for £1,799.99. While the MateStation X comes with AMD Ryzen 5000 APUs, Huawei's Europe-bound laptops will rely on Intel's newer Alder Lake platform.
Supposedly, Huawei will bring the MateBook D 16 and MateBook 16s to Europe, launched last month in China. As we discussed at the time, Huawei has built the MateBook 16s with the Core i5-12500H, Core i7-12700H and Core i9-12900H, all 45 W processors. In comparison, the new MateBook D 16 is available in China with just the Core i5-12500H and the Core i7-12700H.
Confusingly, GSMArena claims that the MateBook D 16 will launch in Europe with the Core i7-12700H and Core i5-12450H, not the Core i5-12500H. Although the Core i5-12450H is a 45 W processor like the Core i5-12500H, it has four fewer cores and four fewer threads than the Core i5-12500H.
Unfortunately, GSMArena has not confirmed how much the MateBook 16s or MateBook D 16 will cost in Europe, nor when they will be available. It remains to be seen whether Huawei has AMD Ryzen 6000-powered models up its sleeve too. You can read more about the MateBook 16s in our corresponding launch article.