A less expensive alternative to the recently announced MateBook D series, the MagicBook range addresses the needs of consumers more interested in the aesthetic side and less in achieving top performance.
With a sleek and expressive design, the new MagicBook 14 and MagicBook 15 laptops resemble other recent-generation Huawei products, but differentiate inside by introducing the AMD Ryzen platform, which is highly appreciated for its price-performance ratio.
The two laptops are delivered in aluminum housing, with Mystic Silver or Space Gray finishes, respectively blue accents on the side of the case and the Honor logo.
As the product name suggests, we are dealing with 14-inch and 15.6-inch laptops. The screens are of IPS type, with Full-HD resolution (1920×1080).
The 14-inch model has a thickness of 15.9 mm and a weight of 1.38 kg, while the MagicBook 15 comes with a thickness of 16.9 mm and 1.53 kg.
Inside, the configuration uses AMD Ryzen quad-core processors – Ryzen 5 3500U and Ryzen 7 3700U, supported with 8 GB or 16 GB DDR4 RAM. Depending on the model, the features list also includes 256 GB or 512 GB SSD storage, Wi-Fi 5 connectivity, Bluetooth 5.0, one USB 3.0 Type-C port, two USB 2.0 / 3.0 Type-A connectors, HDMI video output, and 3.5-mm headphone jack connector. Like the more expensive Huawei laptops, those in the Honor range include a fingerprint sensor, a retractable webcam hidden in one of the keys, stereo speakers and microphones with background noise cancellation.
Unfortunately, Honor does not disclose the exact pricing and availability in stores of the new MagicBook laptops, but it is almost certain that they will be exclusive to the Chinese market, with Huawei already having enough problems with the delivery of smartphone products to international markets.