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Make your work-from-home life easy with HUAWEI Matebook D16

he HUAWEI Matebook D 16 is a powerful hybrid laptop that could also be your new sidekick. In this video, we take it for a test drive to check it out in all its glory. Find out everything about this amazing device and whether it could be the next day one for you.

The HUAWEI Matebook D 16, the company’s latest offering for the hybrid office era and even millennials, is an all-rounder in its own right.

As the name suggests, the next in the HUAWEI Matebook series is a 16-inch laptop that is suited for casual gamers and the workforce alike. It is also something that the students might want to consider also given its impressive looks and the ease of connectivity options with your other devices.

Intuitive design, innovative technology and smart connectivity – the feature highlights can pack a punch into the Matebook D 16. Here are a few of them.

Body, beautiful and soothing

The design is sleek and true to its minimalistic pattern with the just the logo adorning the front of the metallic case. The only plastic used is on the slim bezels around the screen inside. The 1900 x 1280 LCD display has a 90% screen to body ratio and a unique wider 16:10 aspect ratio making your entertainment viewing or Excel data charts that more pleasant to peruse.

The keyboard is intuitively laid out with some impressive changes such as an AI-driven search button to explore the laptop’s utility value while the power button also encapsulates a fingerprint sensor for secure access. The 16-inch screen allows for a handy number pad. Key travel is a breeze.

The large FullView display provides dual eye comfort as it has achieved the TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light certification which makes watching on the 15.6 inch body screen a soothing experience.

Smart networking beast

On the left side of the keyboard, there are two type-C ports, an HDMI connector and an audio jack outlet while the right side houses two USB-A ports. One type-C outlet allows for charging and data transfers while the other is for everyday use. The 60W battery allows for quick charging.

Beyond the hardware, the HUAWEI MateBook D 16 takes multi-device collaboration to a whole new level, thanks to Super Device, enabling better productivity with a cohesive multi-device experience if you are a HUAWEI fan and have been using their latest models.

Place your HUAWEI earphones, keyboards, speakers and printers close to the HUAWEI MateBook D 16, and the laptop will ensure quick and easy pairing. In addition, with smartphones like the newly launched HUAWEI P50 and tablets like the 12.6-inch HUAWEI MatePad Pro, it is even more useful.

Once you have wirelessly connected your phone, you operate them one device. You can access and edit your files, use and manage up to three phone app windows simultaneously, take video or audio calls from your phone through your MateBook, and even use your mouse and keyboard to control your smartphone. Your tablet can be transformed into a drawing pad or second screen, with documents, images and more seamlessly shared in Mirror Mode.

Camera, action, no problem!

A webcam button on the HUAWEI Matebook D 16 allows you to switch off your camera allows for more control on your privacy. But when you are in in front, and moving for some reason while being on the Zoom call with others, the AI Camera’s FollowCam follows you and keep you in the centre of the wide display. According to the specs sheet, the 2.1MP camera can shoot footage at 1080p and 30 frames per second.

Virtual background lets you keep your privacy and your concentration, thanks to built-in static and dynamic backgrounds such as offices, coffee shops or outdoor scenery. You can also choose an image to have as your background, or use the AI background blur to distort what is happening behind you.

Performance

The HUAWEI MateBook D 16 is powered by the 12th Gen Intel® Core™ H- Series Processor in i5 and i7 models with dual channel RAM and a high-speed solid-state drive.

Tests on PC Mark and Cinebench came out with impressive numbers. By pressing the Fn and P keys together, HUAWEI Matebook D 16 will give you the recommended optimal mode for the current task, thus powering up your needs as the case need be.

While not for hardcore gamers obviously, it handled Counter Strike and multi-tasking between office software quite adeptly. Editing 4k videos on Final Cut Pro were a breeze and had no lag handling quick tasks. Fan noise and sound output were also pretty much standard.

Antennas up!

HUAWEI is touting a new Metaline Antenna (MA) structure that is available with the Matebook D 16. Compared with average antennas, the MA has 56%  better signal-conversion efficiency, according to claims. In the same network environment, it offers 2dB and 2.6dB better upload and download signals, respectively. Even under weak Wi-Fi signals, the downloading speed is increased by 55%, while the lag in gaming and video conference are decreased by 57% and 67%, respectively.

Verdict

The HUAWEI Matebook D 16 is all-rounder considering it has a premium design, a large display, portability, good visuals and decent performance standards – all at an attractive price point.

Price and Availability

The new HUAWEI MateBook D 16 in Silver color is available across select retailers in the UAE starting at a price of 3299AED alongside a range of accessories, including the HUAWEI Classic Backpack and Slim Keyboard.

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