Alongside the worldwide debuts of two of its telephones Honor additionally introduced it is carry its newest MagicBook ultrabooks out of China. These are the identical fashions that have been unveiled again in November, final 12 months. Additionally, technically fairly much like Huawei’s MateBook D duo of laptops, that are already available in the UK.
As a fast refresher, the Honor MagicBook is on the market in a 14-inch and a 15.6-inch show variant, just like the mannequin names recommend. Each function 1080p IPS panels with 16:9 side and funky design. Sure, though MWC 2020 is technically not taking place, Honor nonetheless introduced some tech to Barcelona, together with the MagicBooks, which we managed to check-out briefly.
The 2 measurement variants tip the dimensions at 1.38kg and 1.53kg, respectively and measure 15.9mm and 16.9mm in thickness. The Area Grey end we noticed in particular person regarded actually slick and clear and we will solely think about the identical to be true for the Mystic Silver various.
Dimensions are positively not paradigm-shifting, however on the flip aspect, the chassis Honor has crafted feels actually strong. Deck flex is managed properly. The display screen meeting holds-up fairly properly in that regard as properly. Plus, you might be getting strong of efficiency and battery backup with each fashions.
Apparently sufficient, the MagicBook 14 packs the bigger 56Wh battery, whereas its greater sibling settles for a 42W one. Charging is completed by way of USB PD at 65W, by the only Sort-C port, with a promised zero% to 46% cost in 30 minutes. Honor additionally claims a full battery will get you 9.5 hours of video playback.
Sucking-up stated juice, or moderately sipping it calmly is both an AMD Ryzen 3500U or 3700U. Each are based mostly on AMD’s Zen+ structure and constructed on a 12nm course of. They arrive with the built-in AMD Vega eight and Vega 10 graphics, respectively.
You possibly can select both 8GB of 16GB of DDR4 RAM and 256GB or 512GB of PCIe SSD storage.
Placing the ending touches on each fashions, you do get a really cheap quantity on I/O, particularly for contemporary ultrabook requirements. That features two full-sized USB Sort-A ports (one USB 2.zero and one three.zero) alongside the Sort-C port we already talked about. Additionally – a full-sized HDMI port and a three.5mm combo audio and microphone jack.
The ability button on the MagicBook homes a fingerprint reader, which Honor is advertising and marketing as a nifty safety function, together with the webcam placement beneath, a key on the F-row. It’s important to press it for the digital camera to pop-out and be usable.
None of that is actually new to Honor’s home market, although, the place the MagicBook pair has been out there for a very good few months now. The brand new and thrilling bit at this time is that the laptops are coming to Europe. UK, Germany, France and the Test Republic are among the many first markets that will probably be getting the Honor ultrabooks by the tip of March.
For now, pricing is simply vaguely set at a minimal of EUR600. That must be getting you an 8GB RAM 256GB SSD and a Ryzen 3500U contained in the MagicBook 14. It’s value noting that the unit we checked-out was operating Home windows 10, since Honor did handle to safe a licence for the US OS. Nevertheless, Linux variations of the MateBook do exist in China as properly, so this beginning value may be for a Linux-running unit. That half must be cleared-up as soon as MagicBooks really begin popping-up in European shops.