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Huawei MateBook D 16 in review: A lot of AMD power and hardly any points of criticism

A lot of performance for a low price. With the MateBook D 16, Huawei offers an interesting and affordable multimedia laptop at an MSRP of 900 Euros (~$1,088). The device offers a 16.1-inch display packed into an elegant metal case. Can the Huawei MateBook D 16 convince in the test as much as its first impression suggests?
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We have the current Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ in for review. It's equipped with the AMD Ryzen 5 4600H including the AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 graphics solution and 16 GB of DDR4 RAM at 3,200 MHz.

It is a well-known fact that the MateBook D 16 and the Honor MagicBook Pro, which also has a size of 16.1 inches, are very similar. After all, Honor was a Huawei brand until recently, and they shared resources during development. This raises the question of which device is the better choice. Therefore, we compare the MateBook D 16, which is currently only available with the AMD Ryzen 5 4600H, with the Honor MagicBook Pro, among others, which is also available with the Intel Core i5-10210U besides being equipped with the identical AMD chip. Which is the better choice? And how does the device compare to laptops in this price range made by other manufacturers, such as the Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A?

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Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ (MateBook D Series)
Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H 6 x 3 - 4 GHz, 57 W PL2 / Short Burst, 35 W PL1 / Sustained, Renoir (Zen 2)
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000) - 512 MB, Core: 1500 MHz, Memory: 1600 MHz, AMD Radeon Vega
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4-3200, dual-channel
Display
16.10 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, N161HCA-EA3, IPS, CMN1604, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Mainboard
AMD Promontory/Bixby FCH
Storage
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ, 512 GB 
, 400 GB free
Soundcard
AMD Raven/Renoir/VanGogh/Cezanne - Audio Processor - HD Audio Controller
Connections
4 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: combo, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 18.4 x 369 x 234 ( = 0.72 x 14.53 x 9.21 in)
Battery
56 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard Light: yes, 65-watt PSU, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.722 kg ( = 60.74 oz / 3.8 pounds), Power Supply: 210 g ( = 7.41 oz / 0.46 pounds)
Price
899 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible contenders in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
86 %
04/2021
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
R5 4600H, Vega 6
1.7 kg18.4 mm16.10"1920x1080
85 %
11/2020
Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H
R5 4600H, Vega 6
1.7 kg16.9 mm16.10"1920x1080
84 %
03/2021
Honor MagicBook Pro 10210U
i5-10210U, GeForce MX350
1.7 kg16.9 mm16.10"1920x1080
81 %
02/2021
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
1.9 kg18 mm15.60"1920x1080
83 %
04/2021
Lenovo ThinkBook 15 Gen2 ITL
i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
1.8 kg18.9 mm15.60"1920x1080

Case: Elegant metal case in Space Gray

The Huawei MateBook D 16 comes in a dark gray metal case. Huawei calls the color "Space Gray". This makes the device darker than the silver-colored MagicBook Pro. The device feels high-quality, even though the surface unfortunately attracts fingerprints.

The build quality is also quite high. The gap dimensions of our test device are correct, which isn't always a given for devices under 1,000 Euros (~$1,209).

The resistance provided by the hinges is well balanced. The device can be opened with one hand when it's placed on a table. Although the display remains stable in its position, it wobbles slightly when the laptop is moved.

In terms of looks, the MateBook D 16 and the two MagicBook Pro variants with the 10210U and the 4600H are very similar. The footprint is also completely identical. However, Huawei's device is one millimeter thicker, which is negligible considering it's less than two centimeters thick. If we compare the 16.1-inch MateBook D 16 with the two 15.6-inch comparison models, the Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A and the Lenovo ThinkBook 15 Gen 2 ITL, it's only one centimeter wider and even thinner in some cases.

Our review sample doesn't need to hide when it comes to weight either. At 1.7 kg, it even weighs less than the aforementioned 15.6-inch devices. Even though the MateBook D 16 isn't among the ultra-thin and ultra-light models that are usually more expensive, it's well suited for on-the-go use.

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Size comparison

369 mm / 14.5 inch 234 mm / 9.21 inch 18.4 mm / 0.724 inch 1.7 kg3.8 lbs369 mm / 14.5 inch 234 mm / 9.21 inch 16.9 mm / 0.665 inch 1.7 kg3.75 lbs369 mm / 14.5 inch 234 mm / 9.21 inch 16.9 mm / 0.665 inch 1.7 kg3.75 lbs363 mm / 14.3 inch 239 mm / 9.41 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 1.9 kg4.19 lbs357 mm / 14.1 inch 235 mm / 9.25 inch 18.9 mm / 0.744 inch 1.8 kg3.88 lbs

Connectivity: Four USB ports but no Thunderbolt

The port configuration is relatively modest, but it's sufficient for most purposes. The MateBook D 16 has four USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports, which are divided evenly between USB-A and USB-C ports. However, Thunderbolt is not available.

Compared with the very similar Honor MagicBook Pro, the MateBook D 16 offers a decisive advantage: It has two USB-C ports installed. Since one of them is used for power supply, the other one remains free. The USB-C connection is combined with DisplayPort (max. 4K @120 Hz), so that there is an additional option for an external monitor besides the HDMI 2.0 port. The ports are quite close to one another but don't interfere with each other.

Left: 2x USB-C (supports charging 20 V/3.25 A, data transfer, and DisplayPort), 1x HDMI 2.0
Left: 2x USB-C (supports charging 20 V/3.25 A, data transfer, and DisplayPort), 1x HDMI 2.0
Right: 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1, 1x 3.5 mm audio jack for headphones and microphone
Right: 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1, 1x 3.5 mm audio jack for headphones and microphone

Communication

The MateBook D 16 doesn't have a network port. In return, however, it has Bluetooth 5.1 and the fast Wi-Fi 6 standard thanks to the Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 module for wireless communication. Nevertheless, it's sometimes clearly outmatched by AX201-equipped models. But speed is still sufficient for smooth browsing and fast downloads, especially since the device is clearly ahead of the Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo ThinkBook 15 Gen2 ITL
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1554 (1438min - 1630max) MBit/s ∼100% +30%
Honor MagicBook Pro 10210U
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
1390 MBit/s ∼89% +17%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1328 (778min - 1391max) MBit/s ∼85% +11%
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1192 (1109min - 1450max) MBit/s ∼77%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
  (523 - 1640, n=95)
1163 MBit/s ∼75% -2%
Average of class Office
  (60.8 - 1722, n=114, last 2 years)
893 MBit/s ∼57% -25%
Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
671 (639min - 690max) MBit/s ∼43% -44%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo ThinkBook 15 Gen2 ITL
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1426 (1307min - 1478max) MBit/s ∼100% +61%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1422 (1330min - 1712max) MBit/s ∼100% +61%
Honor MagicBook Pro 10210U
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
1350 MBit/s ∼95% +53%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
  (447 - 1645, n=94)
1074 MBit/s ∼75% +21%
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
884 (449min - 951max) MBit/s ∼62%
Average of class Office
  (54.8 - 1775, n=113, last 2 years)
851 MBit/s ∼60% -4%
Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
646 (548min - 695max) MBit/s ∼45% -27%
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Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1192 (1109-1450)
Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø671 (639-690)
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1328 (778-1391)
Lenovo ThinkBook 15 Gen2 ITL Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1554 (1438-1630)
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø869 (449-951)
Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø646 (548-695)
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1422 (1330-1712)
Lenovo ThinkBook 15 Gen2 ITL Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1426 (1307-1478)

Webcam

The webcam flips out from the keyboard
The webcam flips out from the keyboard

The integrated webcam has a resolution of 720p and offers a below-average quality. It's good enough for video calls and the like. This would actually suffice as a statement if we weren't dealing with a laptop from Huawei. The manufacturer is known for not placing the webcam in the traditional position at the top screen bezel; instead, Huawei hides it in the keyboard between the F6 and F7 keys.

This is convenient because the camera can be completely closed mechanically and the screen bezels can be thinner. However, the resulting viewing angle from an oblique bottom perspective is not favorable. This makes even slender people prone to showing a double chin. Users who want to use the device a lot for video calls should use an external camera.

ColorChecker
12.3 ∆E
14.7 ∆E
16.7 ∆E
14 ∆E
16.3 ∆E
16.3 ∆E
10.9 ∆E
22.1 ∆E
14.7 ∆E
12.7 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
17.1 ∆E
14.3 ∆E
19.6 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
17.5 ∆E
20.5 ∆E
1.2 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
16.6 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
ColorChecker Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ: 13.77 ∆E min: 1.18 - max: 22.07 ∆E

Accessories

Apart from the compact 65-watt power adapter that comes in white and is equipped with a USB-C connector, and the usual documentation, no accessories are included.

Maintenance

Access to the device's interior is blocked by 10 tiny Torx screws. There is no maintenance hatch.

Warranty

Huawei provides the usual two-year manufacturer's warranty out of the box. Warranty extensions are not offered.

Input devices: Speakers flank solid keyboard

Keyboard

Huawei would have actually had room for a keyboard with a number pad in the 16-incher. However, the manufacturer deliberately omits this. Instead, the same chiclet keyboard as in the smaller D 14 and D 15 models is used. Huawei uses the extra space to position the stereo speakers to the left and right of the keyboard. Huawei also places the power button and fingerprint sensor on the right side.

The noise produced when typing is low, apart from the space bar, which is often a bit louder. The layout is standard, and the keys are big enough, which means that you can quickly find your way around as well as achieve a satisfactory experience. Another advantage is the backlight. There are certainly better laptop keyboards. However, the performance provided is absolutely okay for this price range.

The keyboard is flanked by the speakers to the left and right
The keyboard is flanked by the speakers to the left and right
The power button and fingerprint sensor are located to the right of the keyboard
The power button and fingerprint sensor are located to the right of the keyboard

Touchpad

The touchpad is big, but unfortunately, it produces very loud clicks
The touchpad is big, but unfortunately, it produces very loud clicks

The touchpad is sufficiently large at around 12 x 7 cm and offers a smooth and pleasant surface. It responds smoothly and accurately. However, the device has to put up with criticism when it comes to the two click surfaces at the lower edge. These aren't easy to find with the fingers, and they are also quite loud.

Display: Matte and sufficiently bright

Pixel grid
Pixel grid
Screen bleeding
Screen bleeding

Huawei installs a 16.1-inch IPS panel in the MateBook D 16. It has a resolution of Full HD (1920x1080 pixels) with a 16:9 aspect ratio. The image brightness is over 300 cd/m² in all areas, and it's also distributed quite evenly across the surface. The display shows very slight screen bleeding in the upper corners, but this doesn't lead to any restrictions in everyday use.

353
cd/m²
326
cd/m²
321
cd/m²
326
cd/m²
352
cd/m²
329
cd/m²
331
cd/m²
314
cd/m²
319
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
N161HCA-EA3
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 353 cd/m² Average: 330.1 cd/m² Minimum: 4 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 89 %
Center on Battery: 343 cd/m²
Contrast: 1257:1 (Black: 0.28 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.35 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.6
ΔE Greyscale 2.02 | 0.64-98 Ø5.8
99% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 63% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.49
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
N161HCA-EA3, IPS, 1920x1080, 16.10
Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H
N161HCA-EA3, IPS, 1920x1080, 16.10
Honor MagicBook Pro 10210U
Chi Mei N161HCA-EA3, IPS, 1920x1080, 16.10
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
LG Philips LGD065A, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Lenovo ThinkBook 15 Gen2 ITL
LG Philips LP156WFC-SPD7, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Response Times
281%
286%
-38%
-49%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
25 (16, 9)
37.6 (18.8, 18.8)
-50%
35.2 (17.2, 18)
-41%
37 (19, 18)
-48%
40 (21.2, 18.8)
-60%
Response Time Black / White *
22 (12, 10)
25.6 (14, 11.6)
-16%
22 (12.4, 9.6)
-0%
28 (16, 12)
-27%
30.4 (17.2, 13.2)
-38%
PWM Frequency
2500 (30)
25250 (30)
910%
25000 (32)
900%
Screen
20%
3%
-62%
-116%
Brightness middle
352
337
-4%
339
-4%
285
-19%
288
-18%
Brightness
330
312
-5%
317
-4%
255
-23%
276
-16%
Brightness Distribution
89
89
0%
86
-3%
84
-6%
87
-2%
Black Level *
0.28
0.2
29%
0.25
11%
0.325
-16%
0.26
7%
Contrast
1257
1685
34%
1356
8%
877
-30%
1108
-12%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
1.35
0.8
41%
0.9
33%
4.23
-213%
5.9
-337%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
2.58
1.1
57%
2.92
-13%
7.94
-208%
18.4
-613%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
2.02
1
50%
2
1%
2.51
-24%
3.8
-88%
Gamma
2.49 88%
2.2 100%
2.238 98%
2.57 86%
2.34 94%
CCT
6445 101%
6538 99%
6631 98%
6626 98%
6856 95%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
63
63.8
1%
69
10%
36
-43%
38.1
-40%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
99
99.5
1%
92
-7%
57
-42%
60
-39%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
0.7
0.74
3.75
4.9
Total Average (Program / Settings)
151% / 81%
145% / 69%
-50% / -58%
-83% / -105%

* ... smaller is better

Huawei has to give way to the two MagicBook Pro comparison models in terms of color reproduction and contrast. Overall, however, the device scores better than the other comparison candidates with 15.6-inch displays. Subjectively, the panel offers good picture quality.

The smaller sRGB color space is covered by 99%, while the AdobeRGB one is covered by a solid 63%. This is sufficient for normal users without professional requirements in terms of graphics or video editing, for which the MateBook D 16 doesn't offer enough performance in any case.

CalMAN - ColorChecker
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CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Color saturation
CalMAN - Color saturation
sRGB
sRGB
AdobeRGB
AdobeRGB
 

Due to the matte display, the device is also suitable for working outdoors. However, it lacks image brightness in very bright environments or in direct sunlight. Nevertheless, it's sufficient for working in the shade.

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
22 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 12 ms rise
↘ 10 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 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 30 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (24.2 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
25 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 16 ms rise
↘ 9 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 19 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (38.4 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 detected 2500 Hz ≤ 30 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 2500 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 30 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 2500 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9651 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 151500) Hz was measured.

The high viewing-angle stability of the image is an advantage that is standard in IPS panels. The screen is still quite legible even from oblique viewing angles. However, a brighter panel would also be beneficial here. 

Oblique viewing angle
Oblique viewing angle
Outdoors (in the shade)
Outdoors (in the shade)

Performance: A lot of performance for the money

Before we go into the overall performance of the multimedia laptop, which is currently not offered by Huawei in any alternative versions, as well as its individual components, a quick note in advance: Most benchmarks were run using the "Balanced" mode of Huawei's PC Manager. When switching to Performance mode, neither PCMark 10 nor 3DMark 11 resulted in noteworthy performance changes.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWiNFO
HWiNFO

Processor

Like the MagicBook Pro, the MateBook D 16 is also equipped with the AMD Ryzen 4600H. The manufacturer configures it with a short-term TDP of 57 watts and a long-term TDP of 35 watts.

Both AMD models can position themselves at the same level in the different benchmarks. Huawei's MateBook maintains performance a bit more consistently in the long run. However, as expected, the difference is marginal. Compared with the 10th generation Intel chip in the MagicBook Pro 10210U, the AMD CPU performs much better. Only when competing against the other comparison candidates with the new Intel Core i5-1135G7 does our review sample have to admit defeat by a narrow margin when it comes to the single-core benchmarks.

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Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ AMD Ryzen 5 4600H: Ø1378 (1362.03-1401.3)
Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H AMD Ryzen 5 4600H: Ø1361 (1342.69-1420)
Honor MagicBook Pro 10210U Intel Core i5-10210U: Ø675 (602.36-766.64)
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A Intel Core i5-1135G7: Ø636 (630.73-668.34)
Lenovo ThinkBook 15 Gen2 ITL Intel Core i5-1135G7: Ø868 (859.14-922.21)
Cinebench R20: CPU (Single Core) | CPU (Multi Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Single 64Bit | CPU Multi 64Bit
Blender 2.79: BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 -mmt1 | 7z b 4
Geekbench 5.3: 64 Bit Single-Core Score | 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Lenovo ThinkBook 15 Gen2 ITL
Intel Core i5-1135G7
526 Points ∼100% +16%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Intel Core i5-1135G7
521 Points ∼99% +15%
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
454 Points ∼86%
Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
452 Points ∼86% 0%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
  (428 - 454, n=7)
446 Points ∼85% -2%
Average of class Office
  (153 - 606, n=110, last 2 years)
416 Points ∼79% -8%
Honor MagicBook Pro 10210U
Intel Core i5-10210U
414 Points ∼79% -9%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
3234 Points ∼100% 0%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
  (3055 - 3393, n=7)
3234 Points ∼100% 0%
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
3219 Points ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15 Gen2 ITL
Intel Core i5-1135G7
2226 Points ∼69% -31%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1597 Points ∼49% -50%
Honor MagicBook Pro 10210U
Intel Core i5-10210U
1576 Points ∼49% -51%
Average of class Office
  (159 - 3302, n=111, last 2 years)
1522 Points ∼47% -53%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Lenovo ThinkBook 15 Gen2 ITL
Intel Core i5-1135G7
203 Points ∼100% +14%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Intel Core i5-1135G7
198 Points ∼98% +11%
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
178 Points ∼88%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
  (175 - 179, n=8)
177 Points ∼87% -1%
Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
176 Points ∼87% -1%
Honor MagicBook Pro 10210U
Intel Core i5-10210U
165 Points ∼81% -7%
Average of class Office
  (69 - 230, n=124, last 2 years)
164 Points ∼81% -8%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
  (1398 - 1467, n=9)
1427 Points ∼100% +2%
Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
1420 (1342.69min - 1420max) Points ∼100% +1%
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
1401 (1362.03min - 1401.3max) Points ∼98%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15 Gen2 ITL
Intel Core i5-1135G7
922 (859.14min - 922.21max) Points ∼65% -34%
Honor MagicBook Pro 10210U
Intel Core i5-10210U
766 Points ∼54% -45%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Intel Core i5-1135G7
668 (630.73min - 668.34max) Points ∼47% -52%
Average of class Office
  (134 - 1410, n=127, last 2 years)
660 Points ∼46% -53%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU
Average of class Office
  (344 - 3319, n=99, last 2 years)
856 Seconds * ∼100% -145%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Intel Core i5-1135G7
735 Seconds * ∼86% -111%
Honor MagicBook Pro 10210U
Intel Core i5-10210U
676 Seconds * ∼79% -94%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15 Gen2 ITL
Intel Core i5-1135G7
541 Seconds * ∼63% -55%
Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
356 Seconds * ∼42% -2%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
  (337 - 369, n=5)
351 Seconds * ∼41% -1%
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
349 Seconds * ∼41%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4846 MIPS ∼100% +9%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15 Gen2 ITL
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4818 MIPS ∼99% +9%
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
4428 MIPS ∼91%
Honor MagicBook Pro 10210U
Intel Core i5-10210U
4422 MIPS ∼91% 0%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
  (4334 - 4471, n=5)
4398 MIPS ∼91% -1%
Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
4334 MIPS ∼89% -2%
Average of class Office
  (2158 - 5565, n=100, last 2 years)
4252 MIPS ∼88% -4%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
38185 MIPS ∼100% +1%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
  (36693 - 38873, n=5)
37807 MIPS ∼99% 0%
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
37660 MIPS ∼99%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15 Gen2 ITL
Intel Core i5-1135G7
24873 MIPS ∼65% -34%
Honor MagicBook Pro 10210U
Intel Core i5-10210U
20839 MIPS ∼55% -45%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Intel Core i5-1135G7
19022 MIPS ∼50% -49%
Average of class Office
  (4963 - 39649, n=100, last 2 years)
18717 MIPS ∼49% -50%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Lenovo ThinkBook 15 Gen2 ITL
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1428 Points ∼100% +28%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1397 Points ∼98% +25%
Average of class Office
  (431 - 1648, n=83, last 2 years)
1125 Points ∼79% +1%
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
1118 Points ∼78%
Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
1117 Points ∼78% 0%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
  (1099 - 1123, n=6)
1114 Points ∼78% 0%
Honor MagicBook Pro 10210U
Intel Core i5-10210U
1081 Points ∼76% -3%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
6080 Points ∼100% +2%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
  (5260 - 6574, n=6)
6005 Points ∼99% +1%
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
5963 Points ∼98%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15 Gen2 ITL
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4700 Points ∼77% -21%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4629 Points ∼76% -22%
Honor MagicBook Pro 10210U
Intel Core i5-10210U
4069 Points ∼67% -32%
Average of class Office
  (873 - 6502, n=83, last 2 years)
3745 Points ∼62% -37%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
  (9.27 - 10.4, n=5)
9.85 fps ∼100% +1%
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
9.8 fps ∼99%
Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
9.79 fps ∼99% 0%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15 Gen2 ITL
Intel Core i5-1135G7
7.21 fps ∼73% -26%
Honor MagicBook Pro 10210U
Intel Core i5-10210U
5.89 fps ∼60% -40%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Intel Core i5-1135G7
5.13 fps ∼52% -48%
Average of class Office
  (1.15 - 9.8, n=99, last 2 years)
4.88 fps ∼50% -50%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Average of class Office
  (21.5 - 180, n=72, last 2 years)
64.1 s * ∼100% -8%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
  (58.4 - 73.3, n=5)
63.6 s * ∼99% -7%
Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
62.5 s * ∼98% -5%
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
59.5 s * ∼93%
Honor MagicBook Pro 10210U
Intel Core i5-10210U
57 s * ∼89% +4%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Intel Core i5-1135G7
49.7 s * ∼78% +16%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15 Gen2 ITL
Intel Core i5-1135G7
49.1 s * ∼77% +17%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Honor MagicBook Pro 10210U
Intel Core i5-10210U
0.716 sec * ∼100% -18%
Average of class Office
  (0.542 - 1.578, n=77, last 2 years)
0.715 sec * ∼100% -18%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Intel Core i5-1135G7
0.629 sec * ∼88% -4%
Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
0.627 sec * ∼88% -3%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15 Gen2 ITL
Intel Core i5-1135G7
0.619 sec * ∼86% -2%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
  (0.607 - 0.627, n=5)
0.617 sec * ∼86% -2%
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
0.607 sec * ∼85%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1401 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
69.7 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
98 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
178 Points
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System performance

The powerful CPU also shows its strength in terms of system performance. The MateBook D 16 ranks very high in the test field and offers the best performance across all benchmarks on average among the comparison candidates. Overall, the device delivers a lot of performance for its price range and is consequently a very good companion for everyday use.

PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H
Vega 6, R5 4600H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
5299 Points ∼100% 0%
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
Vega 6, R5 4600H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
5283 Points ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4600H, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (5185 - 5299, n=3)
5256 Points ∼99% -1%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15 Gen2 ITL
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZALQ512HALU
4749 Points ∼90% -10%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Micron 2210 MTFDHBA1T0QFD
4353 Points ∼82% -18%
Honor MagicBook Pro 10210U
GeForce MX350, i5-10210U, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
4015 Points ∼76% -24%
Average of class Office
  (1270 - 5878, n=118, last 2 years)
3469 Points ∼65% -34%
Productivity
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
Vega 6, R5 4600H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
7517 Points ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4600H, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (7209 - 7517, n=3)
7327 Points ∼97% -3%
Honor MagicBook Pro 10210U
GeForce MX350, i5-10210U, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
7213 Points ∼96% -4%
Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H
Vega 6, R5 4600H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
7209 Points ∼96% -4%
Average of class Office
  (2917 - 9071, n=118, last 2 years)
6424 Points ∼85% -15%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15 Gen2 ITL
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZALQ512HALU
6422 Points ∼85% -15%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Micron 2210 MTFDHBA1T0QFD
6234 Points ∼83% -17%
Essentials
Lenovo ThinkBook 15 Gen2 ITL
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZALQ512HALU
9638 Points ∼100% +6%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Micron 2210 MTFDHBA1T0QFD
9282 Points ∼96% +2%
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
Vega 6, R5 4600H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
9123 Points ∼95%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4600H, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (8888 - 9123, n=3)
8970 Points ∼93% -2%
Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H
Vega 6, R5 4600H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
8888 Points ∼92% -3%
Honor MagicBook Pro 10210U
GeForce MX350, i5-10210U, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
8536 Points ∼89% -6%
Average of class Office
  (4469 - 10457, n=118, last 2 years)
8257 Points ∼86% -9%
Score
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
Vega 6, R5 4600H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
5110 Points ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4600H, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (4977 - 5110, n=3)
5029 Points ∼98% -2%
Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H
Vega 6, R5 4600H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
5001 Points ∼98% -2%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15 Gen2 ITL
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZALQ512HALU
4766 Points ∼93% -7%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Micron 2210 MTFDHBA1T0QFD
4527 Points ∼89% -11%
Honor MagicBook Pro 10210U
GeForce MX350, i5-10210U, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
4499 Points ∼88% -12%
Average of class Office
  (1879 - 5606, n=118, last 2 years)
4054 Points ∼79% -21%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
Vega 6, R5 4600H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
5317 Points ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4600H, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (5270 - 5317, n=2)
5294 Points ∼100% 0%
Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H
Vega 6, R5 4600H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
5270 Points ∼99% -1%
Honor MagicBook Pro 10210U
GeForce MX350, i5-10210U, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
5001 Points ∼94% -6%
Average of class Office
  (2489 - 5695, n=80, last 2 years)
4644 Points ∼87% -13%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
Vega 6, R5 4600H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
4652 Points ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4600H, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (4485 - 4652, n=2)
4569 Points ∼98% -2%
Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H
Vega 6, R5 4600H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
4485 Points ∼96% -4%
Honor MagicBook Pro 10210U
GeForce MX350, i5-10210U, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
3788 Points ∼81% -19%
Average of class Office
  (1918 - 4878, n=86, last 2 years)
3533 Points ∼76% -24%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
4652 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
6183 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5317 points
PCMark 10 Score
5110 points
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DPC latencies

The latencies determined in the test are clearly below the comparison devices. Admittedly, this is just a momentary snapshot. But it's an indication that the device is suitable for real-time audio applications.

Latency Monitor
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DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Lenovo ThinkBook 15 Gen2 ITL
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZALQ512HALU
1517.2 μs * ∼100% -110%
Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H
Vega 6, R5 4600H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
1297.1 μs * ∼85% -80%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Micron 2210 MTFDHBA1T0QFD
1092.3 μs * ∼72% -51%
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
Vega 6, R5 4600H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
721.8 μs * ∼48%
Honor MagicBook Pro 10210U
GeForce MX350, i5-10210U, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
512 μs * ∼34% +29%

* ... smaller is better

Storage

Huawei uses Samsung's PM981a SSD. Compared to the SSDs from WDC and Toshiba that are used in the two Honor models, the storage drive performs about 20% better across all benchmarks. The MateBook D 16 also performs 10% better than the average of all devices with the same Samsung SSD.

Around 400 GB out of the total of 512 GB is available out of the box. However, the majority of that is found on a second partition (D:), while the system disk C: has quite a small amount of free storage space with about 70 GB.

Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
Honor MagicBook Pro 10210U
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Micron 2210 MTFDHBA1T0QFD
Lenovo ThinkBook 15 Gen2 ITL
Samsung PM991 MZALQ512HALU
Average Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-19%
-20%
-16%
-29%
-10%
Write 4K
147
156.91
7%
162
10%
86.77
-41%
148.1
1%
139 (82.2 - 185, n=29)
-5%
Read 4K
65.47
48.81
-25%
46.52
-29%
66.38
1%
47.72
-27%
48.5 (35.8 - 65.5, n=29)
-26%
Write Seq
2680
1050.26
-61%
1638
-39%
1851
-31%
1225
-54%
2047 (931 - 2896, n=28)
-24%
Read Seq
2556
2517.03
-2%
1922
-25%
1707
-33%
1498
-41%
2070 (1136 - 2754, n=28)
-19%
Write 4K Q32T1
413.4
408.73
-1%
410.3
-1%
542.2
31%
421.1
2%
445 (326 - 556, n=29)
8%
Read 4K Q32T1
500
504.03
1%
493.5
-1%
588.9
18%
360.9
-28%
464 (332 - 585, n=29)
-7%
Write Seq Q32T1
2978
1087.4
-63%
1085
-64%
1960
-34%
1407
-53%
2897 (934 - 2994, n=29)
-3%
Read Seq Q32T1
3567
3407.3
-4%
3212
-10%
2227
-38%
2362
-34%
3501 (3246 - 3568, n=29)
-2%
AS SSD
5%
-7%
-22%
-26%
-3%
Copy Game MB/s
917.71
1191.33
30%
1174 (388 - 1725, n=20)
28%
Copy Program MB/s
407.08
480.47
18%
527 (72.2 - 920, n=20)
29%
Copy ISO MB/s
1358.46
1961.19
44%
1911 (1358 - 2452, n=20)
41%
Score Total
5087
5376
6%
4048
-20%
3053
-40%
2787
-45%
4233 (2927 - 5133, n=29)
-17%
Score Write
2377
2721
14%
1542
-35%
1283
-46%
1144
-52%
2033 (1598 - 2377, n=29)
-14%
Score Read
1806
1769
-2%
1718
-5%
1168
-35%
1117
-38%
1463 (843 - 1890, n=29)
-19%
Access Time Write *
0.029
0.027
7%
0.035
-21%
0.031
-7%
0.02
31%
0.0535 (0.018 - 0.112, n=29)
-84%
Access Time Read *
0.079
0.079
-0%
0.075
5%
0.126
-59%
0.054 (0.035 - 0.079, n=29)
32%
4K-64 Write
2008.92
2345.58
17%
1343.77
-33%
975.91
-51%
870.84
-57%
1707 (1311 - 2009, n=29)
-15%
4K-64 Read
1481.11
1449.71
-2%
1410.63
-5%
903.69
-39%
869.71
-41%
1177 (585 - 1601, n=29)
-21%
4K Write
126.1
140.48
11%
118.24
-6%
128.68
2%
189.14
50%
133 (96.5 - 197, n=29)
5%
4K Read
42.06
44.22
5%
42.15
0%
61.89
47%
50.35
20%
53.1 (42.1 - 60.3, n=29)
26%
Seq Write
2422.71
2348
-3%
801.77
-67%
1780.71
-26%
836.4
-65%
1929 (1200 - 2724, n=29)
-20%
Seq Read
2829.45
2749
-3%
2653.96
-6%
2022.79
-29%
1965.2
-31%
2332 (1658 - 2861, n=29)
-18%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-7% / -5%
-14% / -12%
-19% / -20%
-28% / -27%
-7% / -6%

* ... smaller is better

Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 3567 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 2978 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 500 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 413.4 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 2556 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 2680 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 65.47 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 147 MB/s

Continuous load read: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ Vega 6, R5 4600H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ: Ø3537 (3391.72-3547.12)
Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H Vega 6, R5 4600H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G: Ø3432 (3276.75-3438.03)
Honor MagicBook Pro 10210U GeForce MX350, i5-10210U, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G: Ø3277 (2953.63-3292.53)
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Micron 2210 MTFDHBA1T0QFD: Ø986 (912.89-988.93)
Lenovo ThinkBook 15 Gen2 ITL Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZALQ512HALU: Ø2040 (1826.74-2128.55)

Graphics card

Instead of dedicated graphics, Huawei relies on AMD's integrated Radeon RX Vega 6 in the MateBook D 16. The latter has a core clock speed of 1,500 MHz and dual-channel memory running at 3,200 MHz. As a result, the graphics memory is faster than in the Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H. However, this doesn't really lead to any noteworthy advantages in the benchmarks. With a frame rate of 99.7%, the operating speed of the iGPU also remains stable over prolonged periods of time as 3DMark's Time Spy stress test shows.

In the other graphics benchmarks, the review sample is on par with the MagicBook Pro equipped with the same CPU, but it scores significantly worse in some cases when competing against the other comparison devices. This is not surprising since they're equipped with more powerful graphics solutions like the GeForce MX350 or the Intel Iris Xe Graphics iGPU.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Honor MagicBook Pro 10210U
NVIDIA GeForce MX350, Intel Core i5-10210U
6071 Points ∼100% +35%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15 Gen2 ITL
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
5259 Points ∼87% +17%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
5192 Points ∼86% +15%
Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000), AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
4589 Points ∼76% +2%
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000), AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
4505 Points ∼74%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (3401 - 4713, n=19)
4150 Points ∼68% -8%
Average of class Office
  (575 - 8296, n=120, last 2 years)
3109 Points ∼51% -31%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Honor MagicBook Pro 10210U
NVIDIA GeForce MX350, Intel Core i5-10210U
1301 Points ∼100% +42%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
1079 Points ∼83% +18%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15 Gen2 ITL
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
1034 Points ∼79% +13%
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000), AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
914 Points ∼70%
Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000), AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
903 Points ∼69% -1%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (650 - 932, n=18)
803 Points ∼62% -12%
Average of class Office
  (194 - 1975, n=84, last 2 years)
719 Points ∼55% -21%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Honor MagicBook Pro 10210U
NVIDIA GeForce MX350, Intel Core i5-10210U
4369 Points ∼100% +46%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
3263 Points ∼75% +9%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15 Gen2 ITL
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
3146 Points ∼72% +5%
Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000), AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
3051 Points ∼70% +2%
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000), AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
2985 Points ∼68%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (2122 - 3239, n=19)
2661 Points ∼61% -11%
Average of class Office
  (425 - 5848, n=113, last 2 years)
2131 Points ∼49% -29%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Honor MagicBook Pro 10210U
NVIDIA GeForce MX350, Intel Core i5-10210U
24846 Points ∼100% +8%
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000), AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
23044 Points ∼93%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
21604 Points ∼87% -6%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (15227 - 24163, n=12)
20836 Points ∼84% -10%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15 Gen2 ITL
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
20451 Points ∼82% -11%
Average of class Office
  (2874 - 30980, n=99, last 2 years)
13644 Points ∼55% -41%
3DMark 11 Performance
4828 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
18241 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
2771 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
1044 points
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Gaming performance

It should be clear from the start that the MateBook D 16 is not a gaming laptop. This is also reflected in the results. The device still outperforms the average reached by other laptops with AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 graphics, but it can't quite keep up with the remaining comparison candidates most of the time. However, this is not surprising due to their more powerful graphics solutions. There are no major differences compared with Honor's AMD-equipped MagicBook Pro.

Older titles like The Witcher 3 and X-Plane 11 can usually be played without problems on medium settings, and Dota 2 Reborn can even be played on the highest settings. However, more demanding and newer titles or higher graphics settings quickly bring the MateBook D 16 to its knees.

The Witcher 3
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Honor MagicBook Pro 10210U
Intel Core i5-10210U, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
17.5 (12.5min, 12.7P0.1, 14P1 - 21.9max) fps ∼100% +56%
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
11.2 fps ∼64%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15 Gen2 ITL
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
10.9 fps ∼62% -3%
Average of class Office
  (3 - 18.6, n=31, last 2 years)
10.8 fps ∼62% -4%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (9.68 - 11.2, n=5)
10.5 fps ∼60% -6%
1920x1080 High Graphics & Postprocessing (Nvidia HairWorks Off)
Honor MagicBook Pro 10210U
Intel Core i5-10210U, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
28.3 (13.8min, 14.2P0.1, 19P1 - 250max) fps ∼100% +46%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15 Gen2 ITL
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
20.7 fps ∼73% +7%
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
19.4 fps ∼69%
Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
18.1 fps ∼64% -7%
Average of class Office
  (5.3 - 45.9, n=46, last 2 years)
18.1 fps ∼64% -7%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (10.7 - 19.4, n=16)
14.6 fps ∼52% -25%
1366x768 Medium Graphics & Postprocessing
Honor MagicBook Pro 10210U
Intel Core i5-10210U, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
42 (17.7min, 18.9P0.1, 22.7P1 - 137max) fps ∼100% +27%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15 Gen2 ITL
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
40.03 fps ∼95% +21%
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
33.2 fps ∼79%
Average of class Office
  (9.3 - 64.7, n=41, last 2 years)
31.8 fps ∼76% -4%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (21.3 - 36.7, n=9)
27.8 fps ∼66% -16%
1024x768 Low Graphics & Postprocessing
Honor MagicBook Pro 10210U
Intel Core i5-10210U, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
84.7 (9.2min, 25.2P0.1, 38.8P1 - 330max) fps ∼100% +67%
Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
57.7 fps ∼68% +14%
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
50.8 fps ∼60%
Average of class Office
  (9.2 - 103, n=54, last 2 years)
46 fps ∼54% -9%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (32.8 - 60, n=17)
45.7 fps ∼54% -10%
low med. high ultra
The Witcher 3 (2015) 50.8 33.2 19.4 11.2 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 104 84.3 48.9 45.3 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 43.8 32.3 28.8 fps

Emissions: The MateBook D 16 runs pleasantly quiet

Noise emissions

Under low load, the MateBook D 16 isn't audible at 25 dB(A). Even under high load, such as in our stress test, which we will discuss below, it remains pleasantly quiet at around 42 dB(A). The fans are never obtrusively loud; they also run at a constant speed that doesn't change drastically. Our review sample didn't experience any other types of noise either.

Noise Level

Idle
25.5 / 25.5 / 25.5 dB(A)
Load
33 / 42.1 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Earthworks M23R, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 25.5 dB(A)
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