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  • Soon Kai Hong

Huawei Matebook D 16 Review: The Best 16" Laptop For Students

We’ve tested quite a number of Huawei laptops in the past and honestly, we’re pretty impressed with most of them. Huawei has always somehow managed to strike a good balance between performance, aesthetics and value. Well, this is the Huawei Matebook D 16, the base configuration, and this might just be the best 16” laptops for all you students out there.

First of all, we do want to mention that there are two variants of this very laptop. You can either go team red with AMD, or this right here, team blue with Intel. Nevertheless, they both sport the exact same chassis, so let’s start by talking about the design.


Honestly, it’s a really simple and clean design that will really appeal well to most of you out there, especially if you’re looking for a minimalist look.

In fact, if you do go with this colour option, the Mystic Silver, we would say that it takes a little bit of inspiration from the old MacBook Pros which also featured that same black plastic hinge. Apart from that, the chassis is mostly made out of CNC aluminium which also gives it a rather solid build quality with little to no flex. And despite the 16-inch form factor, the laptop weighs a rather decent 1.7kg or 3.74lbs.