Most of my PC reviews have been of Honor laptops in my short time as a PC reviewer. Previously a sub-brand of Huawei, Honor’s MagicBook laptops often shared similar design features and specs with Huawei.
It is true that there were some excellent laptops with good performance and an attractive design, but there was little that set them apart, and a huge problem was the placement of the webcam. My first Huawei laptop, the MateBook 16, has been a great experience – far better than any Honor laptop I’ve ever used.
With the Huawei MateBook 16, there are numerous things to love, and I find myself using it for nearly everything. Almost, I should add.
An IPS screen with a stunning resolution of 3:2 and a powerful sound system
In my opinion, one of the highlights of the Huawei MateBook 16 is its display. Because my laptop displays have always been Full HD and in the 16:9 aspect ratio, switching to something so different has been a bit disorienting initially, but I love it now. In addition, it has a weird resolution, 2520 x 1680, similar to quad-HD, and a 16-inch screen with a 3:2, so it has a weird aspect ratio. It truly does feel like there is a lot more space here as opposed to most 15-inch laptops, and browsing the web, reading articles, etc. is an overall pleasure on this device.
Besides feeling compact compared to other 16-inch laptops I have used, the small bezels around the screen also contribute to this sensation. There is no webcam at the top of the screen, resulting in a 90% screen-to-body ratio.
The MateBook 16’s display has up to 300 nits of brightness, and I did not have any problems seeing outside thanks to its brightness. While the screen has some reflections, it is bright enough for you to remain informed.
This phone has a screen resolution of 189ppi, which may not sound that sharp on paper because there are phones with technically much sharper screens, but it is still truly spectacular.
The screen was so large that even with a close look I couldn’t distinguish individual pixels. Since laptops have a high pixel density and resolution, I also scale the Windows interface to be a lot smaller. I also find that the screen looks spacious because of this. The display does not support touch, which I personally find annoying, but is a matter of personal preference. It’s true that convertible laptops aren’t for everyone, but I love them.
Do you have an interest in Huawei’s MateBook 16?
It’s undeniable that the Huawei MateBook 16 is an exceptional laptop from many perspectives. With its elegant aluminum design, beautiful, sharp display, and great battery life, it’s not hard to see why it’s so popular. If you have a Huawei tablet or phone, it may also make a good complement to your phone or tablet. Microsoft Windows 10 conveniently integrates with it. Based solely on that factor, the asking price of $1,150 (plus tax) doesn’t seem too outrageous. With a laptop like this, you get great value for your money, and this will last you for a long time.