Honor MagicBook marks the entry of the Chinese manufacturer into the world of laptops has been officially launched in China. It is a light and thin notebook device and as the company says during the presentation that it was inspired by the smartphone world. It has a 14-inch display with bezel-less frames (2.5 mm) and weighs 1.47 kg. The maximum thickness is 15.8 mm; it tapers to 9.8mm in the front.
The frame is made of aluminum, and the design follows simple and clean lines. Among the available ports are an HDMI, a USB Type-A 3.0 and a Type-C also used for power supply. The keyboard has multi-level adjustable backlighting, and the keystroke is 1.3 mm. The power button includes a fingerprint scanner. It has four speakers with Dolby ATMOS certification.
Honor MagicBook is powered by an Intel Core i7-8550U Kaby Lake R processor at 14 nanometers or the Core i5 counterpart. For the graphics, there is a discrete GPU – a Nvidia GeForce MX150 with 2GB of GDDR5 RAM – for both variants. 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD respectively. The combination of all these high-end components guarantees startup times of just 7.6 seconds, and thanks to the 57.4 Wh battery promises up to 12 hours of usage time.
The heat generated by the chips is dissipated thanks to a special fan, generous in size and with a new design. They generate what Honor calls “canyon effect” which guarantees greater efficiency compared to traditional air solutions.
On the software side, Honor introduces the Magic Link feature, which allows the laptop to communicate with Honor smartphones more effectively. For example, Magic Link allows the computer to be unlocked when the associated smartphone is nearby; then it is possible to configure the direct transfer of photos from the smartphone to PC, without going from external services or cloud storage.
Honor MagicBook will be available in three colors: Silver, Dark Gray and Pink. It will cost CNY 4,999 -approximately $796 for the Core i5 variant and CNY 5,699 -approximately $907 for the Core i7. The price also includes the license of Windows 10 and the Office suite. Pre-sales start immediately, while shipments will start from April 23rd in China.