The Huawei MateBook D 16 reveals several advantages in the test compared to the nearly identical Honor MagicBook Pro
It's well known that Honor and Huawei collaborated on many products until the recent split. This is also evident in their laptops. The Huawei MateBook D 16 is very similar to the Honor Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H except for a few details.
But which is the better laptop? This is one of the central questions in our review of Huawei's MateBook D 16. Huawei only offers its laptop in the 53011VFJ configuration with the AMD Ryzen 5 4600H along with AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 graphics and 16 GB of DDR4 RAM. The same configuration is also available from Honor. In our test, the combination delivered a solid computing performance that is more than sufficient for the usual office-related tasks.
Among other things, the MateBook D 16 distinguishes itself from the MagicBook Pro with a faster Wi-Fi connection and a snappier SSD. However, the 16.1-inch display is a bit worse. At 300 cd/m², it could gladly be a bit brighter, but it's sufficient for working indoors as well as outdoors in the shade.
The biggest point of criticism in our review is the rather modest battery life. Despite having the same capacity, it's surprisingly shorter than that of the virtually identical Honor MagicBook Pro that is equipped with the same CPU. Unfortunately, the MateBook D 16 doesn't offer Thunderbolt 3 either. In return, however, there are two USB-C ports, which is a big advantage compared to the Honor alternative. The latter's single USB-C port is occupied by the power adapter, while the MateBook still provides one unused port.
Overall, the Huawei MateBook D 16 is a good laptop in the price range under 1,000 Euros (~$1,212), and although it's not officially available in the US, you can keep tabs on Amazon and wait for the device to pop up there. Further information as well as the exact results of our test can be found in the review of the Huawei MateBook D 16.