Honor has introduced new variations of its standard MagicBook 14 and 15 laptops, however essentially the most intriguing adjustments are below the hood with a transfer from AMD to Intel.
Each new gadgets at the moment are powered through Intel Eleventh-gen processors, along Iris Xe built-in graphics. That would possibly sound unremarkable – Tiger Lake CPUs have made their approach into quite a few laptops since launching – however each MagicBook 14 gadgets from 2020 have been powered through AMD.
The ones machines have been extraordinarily smartly won, that means the switch to Intel CPUs (ignoring the MagicBook which had an Eighth-gen Intel chip) represents an actual possibility for Honor.
The past due 2020 MagicBook 14 used to be our pc of the 12 months, preventing off fierce festival from the likes of HP, Apple and ex-parent corporate Huawei.
It’s handiest the second one MagicBook 15 that Honor has introduced, however the authentic’s Ryzen 4500U carried out admirably.
On the other hand, each new MagicBook laptops pair the silicon with 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD, so there must be no efficiency problems in on a regular basis utilization. This, along side the transfer to Intel – with Core i5 and i7 choices relying in the marketplace – approach value will increase.
The MagicBook 14 now begins at £799.99/€849.90, over £100/€100 costlier than its predecessor, whilst the MagicBook 15 prices a minimum of €949.90 (approx. £818) – lower-spec fashions up to now dropped as little as £549.99/€583.90.
Except for the scale (14in vs 15.6in), the brand new Honor MagicBooks have Complete HD (1920×1080) LCD presentations with stepped forward color accuracy. Each nonetheless have a 16:9 facet ratio, one thing an increasing number of uncommon on trendy laptops.
Slender bezels give it an 84% screen-to-body ratio, however there’s nonetheless no room for the webcam – it’s nonetheless housed inside a pretend serve as key at the keyboard.
There’s a 56Wh battery, probably the most key upgrades over the 42Wh cellular at the new MagicBook 14 providing as much as 10.5 hours of video playback, in line with Honor.
Each have 65W rapid charging by the use of the adapter within the field – in half-hour, the MagicBook 14 can supposedly regain 44% rate in half-hour, whilst the MagicBook 15 reaches round 53%.
The one different noticeable distinction is weight, with the MagicBook 14 tipping the scales at 1.38kg whilst the MagicBook 15 hits 1.56kg. Each are lots transportable, despite the fact that.
Honor’s new MagicBook 14 and 15 sound like very good laptops on paper, however it continues to be noticed whether or not they are able to justify the associated fee will increase. Each gadgets are to be had from 18 Might by the use of the Honor website online in the United Kingdom, France and Germany.