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The Huawei MateBook 16 AMD offers a lot of power and has an excellent price-to-performance ratio

The large multimedia notebook impresses with its good CPU performance thanks to the AMD Ryzen processor. But the MateBook 16 can easily keep up with its competition in the other areas as well.
Andreas Osthoff (translated by Katherine Bodner), 🇩🇪

If you are looking for a high-quality multimedia laptop without having to dish out for a dedicated graphics card, then the new MateBook 16 might be what you've been waiting for. Huawei has combined a large 16-inch display with a 3:2 screen ratio with an elegant, high-grade aluminum case and a modern 45-W AMD Ryzen processor. The MateBook 16 is available in two configurations featuring either the Ryzen 5 5600H (6 cores) or the Ryzen 7 5800H (8 cores), which is the version we tested.   

The device's CPU performance is particularly impressive, thanks to the good cooling system. It remains stable even under continuous load, which is something many thin mobile workstations would do well to learn from. The AMD chip is also a lot more energy-efficient than the current Intel CPUs of the Tiger Lake H generation, which require about 50 percent more power for the same performance. Our practical battery test of the MateBook 16 lasted over 10 hours, which again confirms the low power consumption of the AMD processor. 

The device's gaming performance is rather limited due to the iGPU, but the RX Vega 8 has no difficulties displaying high-resolution video during everyday use. This is complemented by good speakers and a high-resolution IPS display that, unfortunately, is very reflective and not really suited to outdoor use. Other than that, the panel gave us a great impression, subjectively, and is well calibrated ex-works.   

Users who are looking for a simple, fast device for everyday use will probably be happy with the cheaper version equipped with the Ryzen 5 5600H while users who are interested in maximum CPU performance will be very pleased with the Ryzen 7 model. Find out more about the new Huawei MateBook 16 in our detailed review:

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Andreas Osthoff
Editor of the original article: Andreas Osthoff - Managing Editor Business Laptops - 1406 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2013
I grew up with modern consumer electronics and my first computer was a Commodore C64, which encouraged my interest in building my own systems. I started working as a review editor for Notebookcheck during my dual studies at Siemens. Currently, I am mainly responsible for dealing with business laptops and mobile workstations. It’s a great experience to be able to review the latest devices and technologies and then compare them with each other.
Katherine Bodner
Translator: Katherine Bodner - Translator - 285 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I completed my master's degree in translation at the University of Vienna a few years ago and have been working as a translator for English, German and French ever since. I first started translating for Notebookcheck in 2017 and have learned more about computers than I ever imagined, and I have even become the person my family turns to for advice when it comes to consumer electronics. Other than that I also focus on everything connected to sustainability and renewable energy.
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Andreas Osthoff, 2021-10-28 (Update: 2021-10-28)