Huawei Matebook 16s, we tested this premium laptop with Intel 12th Gen

huawei matebook 16s, we tested this premium laptop with intel 12th gen
huawei matebook 16s, we tested this premium laptop with intel 12th gen

The Huawei Matebook 16s swaps out the AMD processors built into the Huawei MateBook 16 models for the 12th Gen Intel Core H-series . The product is brand new on the market, and the manufacturer has seen fit to send us one of its brand new laptops to test it on our website and share the experience with you, our readers. We appreciate the opportunity that the brand gives us, and we invite you to discover everything that a high-end device like the Huawei Matebook 16s offers .

Presentation, design and construction of the Huawei Matebook 16s

The Huawei Matebook 16s is the latest addition to  the firm’s premium laptop catalog. A high – end device with a clear professional focus and luxury design .

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The elegant Huawei Matebook 16s with premium looks and hardware

product box

The Huawei Matebook 16s arrives in a simple white box with a handle. It only has the adornment of  golden letters and the matching manufacturer’s logo.

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Minimalist design box

The laptop is encased in a plastic protection to prevent scratches, and held by synthetic corks. Next to it, with a cardboard separator in between, we have the charger ; and the USB cable .

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The charger and the corresponding USB C cable are included with the laptop

Design and construction of the laptop

The Huawei Matebook 16s laptop has a fantastic presence. The premium quality is appreciated to the eye and also to the touch. The product has a polished  Space Gray finish , ideal for professional environments.

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High-strength metal body, gray tone and polished finish

The Huawei Matebook 16s has a strong  metal body , surprisingly thin, as the laptop is only 17.8 mm thick . In addition, it is lighter than it may seem, weighing 1.99 kg .

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Base with an extensive grid for air circulation

Keyboard, fingerprint sensor and webcam

As a good device for productive use , the manufacturer has provided a keyboard optimized for work. The highlights are the 1.5 mm key travel , a real joy, and the backlight , so as not to depend at any time on ambient light conditions.

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Backlit keyboard with a nice comfortable 1.5mm key travel

The equipment offers an extra level of protection through the power button with fingerprint reader , which allows access to the laptop in a safe and fast way, with just one touch. But the most innovative of the model in this section is the 1080p webcam with AI . The manufacturer has incorporated a whole set of functions to intelligently optimize videoconferences . Among all the added possibilities, we have loved the FollowCam function , in charge of keeping us focused on the objective.

Huawei Matebook 16s screen

This laptop boasts a screen and rightly so. For the Huawei Matebook 16s , a 16-inch panel supported by thin bezels has been arranged, in order to present a magnificent 90% screen-to-body ratio . The quality and sharpness of the display are unquestionable, thanks to the high resolution of 2,520 x 1,680 pixels , a correct brightness of 300 nits , and above all the color accuracy .

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Fantastic 16-inch 2.5K touchscreen

The screen has a 3:2 aspect ratio , ideal for a productive approach as it is perfect for reading and writing . Note that this panel is also tactile , allowing certain tasks to be carried out more intuitively.

Technical details of the Matebook 16s

The big difference between the Huawei Matebook 16s and the previous model is the switch to 12th Gen Intel H-series processors . The brand has temporarily given us for this review the laptop with a powerful i7-12700H , with 14 cores , capable of working at 4.7 GHz . The computer takes advantage of the CPU ‘s integrated graphics , and is supported by 16 GB of LPDDR5 memory .

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USB-C and HDMI ports to get the most out of your computer

Another of the star points of our model is the NVMe PCIe SSD storage , with a 1 TB capacity, which makes the Matebook 16s fly by reading and writing data. It’s wonderful to enjoy an instant boot of Windows 11 , the system that moves the computer. The autonomy of the equipment has been reinforced with a splendid 84 Wh battery , capable of offering up to 12 hours of operation on a charge. And we have the benefit of fast charging to replenish a good part of its level in a few minutes plugged in.

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Convenient USB-A for most common peripherals

Huawei Matebook 16s performance test

To check the performance that this new generation CPU can offer us , we evaluated the general performance of the laptop with the PCMARK 10 software . The result is up to expectations. It is a product that performs magnificently in daily demands (average of 10,381 ), very solvent in productive tasks (average of over 7,000 ) and capable of facing the challenges of creating digital content ( 6,345 on average).

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An average above 5,000 in PCMark10

For its part, SSD storage , measured with CrystalDisk , records excellent performance.

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SSD performance is spectacular

Technical specifications of the Huawei Matebook 16s

Here is a summary table with all the technical details and extras of the Matebook 16s :

Model CREF-X
Dimensions (W x D x H) 351 x 254.9 x 17.8mm
Weight 1.99kg approx.
Available colours Space Gray
Building High resistance metal body and polished finish
display technology
  • True Color / 100% sRGB color gamut (typical)
  • Screen-to-body ratio: 90% / Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Contrast Ratio: 1500:1 / Max. Brightness: 300 nits
  • 10 pressure point multi-touch sensitive screen
  • TÜV Rheinland certification for color accuracy / ΔE < 1
Dimension 16 inches
Resolution 2.5K (2,520 x 1,680 pixels)
CPUs Intel® Core™ i7-12700H Processor (up to 4.7 GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, 24 MB L3 cache, 14 cores, 20 threads)
GPU Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
Ability 1TB NVMe PCIe SSD
SD slot Nope
Optical unit Nope
Spanish keyboard Yes, 1.5mm key travel
Backlight keyboard Yes (3 levels)
Multi-gesture Touchpad Yes
OS version Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Make and model/Resolution 1080p
Ability 84Wh
  • USB-C (Thunderbolt 4) x 2
  • USB-A x 2
  • HDMI
  • 3.5mm headphone and microphone jack
Wifi 6E
LAN Nope
Bluetooth 5.1
  • front speakers
  • dual microphones
  • AI Sound
  • Huawei Shark Fin 75mm+ with double blade (0.2mm ultra-thin S-shaped)
  • Dual 2mm heat pipes
  • air inlet hinge
Additional features Fingerprint power button
  • Super device function
  • Smart Video Conferencing: FollowCam / Virtual Backgrounds / Eye Contact Correction
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  • HUAWEI 90W USB-C Power Adapter
  • USB-C charger cable

Conclusions, availability and price of the Huawei Matebook 16s

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The Huawei Matebook 16s is a high-end device that more than meets expectations

Huawei ‘s Matebook 16s is a product that transmits good feelings from start to finish. The magnificent performance  of the device, based on what is new from Intel , the excellent manufacturing quality of the brand and the additions in the system that optimize the productive use of the laptop, makes this reference an ideal equipment for the professional .

Testing the Huawei Matebook 16s laptop gives us proof of the great performance and quality of the product , which deservedly gets our Gold Award .



  • Latest generation processor.
  • Extreme quality design.
  • Blazing fast SSD storage.
  • Ideal screen for work and leisure.
  • High price.


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