While doubts about its smartphone business remain due to US restrictions, such issues don't seem to affect Honor's laptop business, as the brand has launched three new models, the MagicBook Pro and updated versions of the MagicBook 14 and the MagicBook 15. All three of them use the Ryzen 5 processors from AMD and have an elegant design.
The MagicBook Pro presented at IFA 2020 is the top model with a 16.1-inch full screen surrounded by a 4.9 mm bezel. It offers a screen-to-body ratio of 90% and a color range of 100% sRGB with a brightness of 300 nits and flicker-free performance. The sandblasted aluminum case is 16.9 mm thick and weighs 1.7 kg.
Honor MagicBook Pro
Inside is the Ryzen 5 4600H processor from AMD with an integrated Radeon graphics card. The laptop can be equipped with up to 16 GB DDR4 RAM and a 512 GB SSD. Honor promises that the MagicBook Pro will stay cool under pressure thanks to its design with two fans and two heat pipe cooling systems, while the battery can be used for 11 hours before it needs to be charged. A 65 watt fast charging system increases the cell to 50% in about 30 minutes. Other features include a fingerprint sensor in the power button, a pop-up webcam in one of the function keys, two USB 2.0 ports, a USB Type-C port, and an HDMI port.
The MagicBook Pro is complemented by a new MagicBook 14 and MagicBook 15 laptop, which keep the same design as the models released earlier this year, but with new AMD Ryzen 5 4500U processors and the option for a 512GB SSD . Otherwise, these lightweight, inexpensive laptops stay the same, but that's not a bad thing.
Honor MagicBook 14
The MagicBook 14 weighs only 1.38 kg and the MagicBook 15 1.53 kg. Because of the narrow bezels, the screen-to-body ratio is high for everyone – 84% for the MagicBook 14 and 87% for the MagicBook 15. All three new Honor laptops have Windows 10 installed and come with a one-month Microsoft free trial for the office.
Honor has yet to reveal a price for any of its new laptops or the location where they will be released. Previously, the MagicBook 14 was priced at £ 499, or around $ 667, which made it good value for money. Expect them to be available in the UK and Europe but not the US unless you are ready to import one. We'll update this story when Honor confirms the pricing.