Honor, Huawei’s sub-brand, has added to its laptop lineup with another Magicbook notebook. It’s a new touchscreen version, and has already been made available on a Chinese retailer’s website for reservation.
Even though, there’s no official price quote as of yet, we do have some pictures and specifications to give you a heads up before it launches, so you can know what to expect from the new Honor notebook.
Let’s take a look,
Design & Display
Some Chinese manufacturers are known to deliver cheap products but with no compromises on usability. Same goes for the Magicbook, the design is generic with nothing fancy on it to make the laptop stand out. There are no luxury bends or styling, but the body is made up of metal so that’s a plus. It weighs 1.47kg and is about 15.8mm thick.
For the 14-inch LCD, the bezels have been fairly reduced to give the Magicbook a screen-to-body ratio of 81%. The hinges have also been revamped so the display can open by up to 180 degrees. There’s an FHD (1920 x 1080) display equipped with a 10-point touchscreen, though it’s only available for the Core i5 and AMD R5 2500U versions of the Magicbook.
Both the 8th gen Core i5-8250U and AMD R5 2500U variants pair with 8 GB RAM (LPDDR3) and 256 GB of SSD’s.
You can also choose between different keyboard types. Full-size keyboard, backlit keyboards, and splash-proof keyboards are available. The graphics department is handled by an Nvidia MX150 mini-GPU with 2 GB dedicated memory.
All in all, the specifications are mostly entry-level so it won’t really function well for resource intensive applications such as video editing or gaming.
Battery, Price, & Availability
The battery included within the package is a 4-cell lithium-ion unit chargeable via a 65W AC Adapter. The company says it’s capable of providing 12 hours of 1080p video playback, 13 hours of document processing, and up to 12 hours of we browsing.
Color options are Glacier Silver, Starry Ash, and Nebula Purple. As mentioned earlier, there’s no word on its price as of yet, though it’s expected to be somewhere around CNY 6000 (~Rs. 106,900) for the Core i5 variant and CNY 5000 (~Rs. 90,000) for the AMD processor version.
It has not been launched as of yet and is only available for early reservation on a Chinese website.