Huawei MateBook D 16 and Huawei MateBook 16s launch teaser via Revu Philippines

Huawei MateBooks with ‘bigger screens’ launching in PH July 27

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Huawei will unveil at least two new MateBook laptops in the Philippines as part of the company’s APAC Smart Office Launch 2022 on July 27.

(Update, July 27: The Huawei MateBook 16s and MateBook D 16 have been launched! See prices here.)

(Update, July 25: We were right! And even better news? Our video on the Huawei MateBook D 16 is already up!)

Based on the teaser image shared by Huawei, it’s likely that the new MateBooks in question are the MateBook D 16 and higher-end MateBook 16s.

In Europe, the base MateBook D 16 model with the slower Core i5-12450H costs £750 (around P50,546 or $897 converted) and the unit with the Core i7-12700H carries a suggested retail price of £1,000 (P67,394 or $1,196). The MateBook 16s, on the other hand, starts from £1,300 (P87,613 or $1,555) and goes all the way up to £1,500 (P100,092 or $1,794) for the kit based on the Core i9-12900H.

Both devices are already out overseas and are based on the latest 12th Gen H-series Core processors from Intel. They’re also equipped with a new 1080p AI Camera on the top bezel with native virtual-background and FollowCam features to give you a more natural video-call experience.

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On the display front, both laptops feature large 16-inch screens with advanced hardware- and software-based technologies to protect your eyes from harmful light frequencies, hence the “bigger screen, bigger capabilities” tagline. The MateBook D 16 has a 1,920 x 1,200 resolution on a 16:10 aspect ratio, while the MateBook 16s features a sharper 2.5K resolution with a 3:2 ratio, making it more suitable for office apps and web browsing.

Another key difference is that the top-of-the-line MateBook 16s can be configured with up to a 12th Gen Intel Core i9-12900H CPU, while the MateBook D 16 tops out at an Intel Core i7-12700H chip, which is still plenty fast enough for everyday tasks. If you’re not familiar, Intel’s 12th Gen H-series chips are high-end, high-performance mobile CPUs for laptops based on the Alder Lake architecture.

Word has it that other devices and HarmonyOS 3.0 will be announced on the 27th, too, so we suggest that you stay tuned for next week’s event.

Huawei Philippines’ press release

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Reviews editor: Ramon "Monch" Lopez has 13 years of professional experience creating and editing content for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. He headed the gadgets-merchandising division of one of the Philippines’ largest retail operators somewhere in between. His latest addiction is the comments section of viral Facebook posts.