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Honor MagicBook 14 laptop review: i7 Tiger Lake at the same level as the Ryzen model

Xe G7 better than Vega 6. This year's update of the Honor MagicBook 14 brings Intel's Tiger Lake processors to the compact notebook. In our test configuration, we therefore compare Intel's Core i7-1165G7 with the AMD Ryzen 5 4500U that Honor used in last year's model.
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Honor MagicBook 14 Tiger Lake

In terms of the visual appearance, Honor leaves the MagicBook 14 the same way that we already know from previous tests of the configuration models with the AMD Ryzen 5 3500U and AMD Ryzen 5 4500U. We will therefore refer you to the test of the predecessor model for the corresponding sections. However, what is new is the built-in hardware, whose core now consists of an Intel Core i7-1165G7 with an integrated Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 graphics unit. In addition, there are 16 GB of RAM and a 512 GB SSD.

With this equipment and a price of about 1200 Euros (~$1462), we compare the Honor MagicBook 14 to the competing devices listed below. Below each section, you can also specify additional laptops from our database to add to the comparison.

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Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7 (Magicbook Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-1165G7 4 x 2.8 - 4.7 GHz, 60 W PL2 / Short Burst, 28 W PL1 / Sustained, Tiger Lake UP3
Memory
16384 MB 
, dual-channel
Display
14.00 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, BOE092E, IPS, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Tiger Lake-UP3 PCH-LP
Storage
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G, 512 GB 
, 420 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Tiger Lake-U/Y PCH-LP - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: combined audio port, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 15.9 x 322.5 x 214.8 ( = 0.63 x 12.7 x 8.46 in)
Battery
56 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 0.9 MP, 16:9 (1280x720)
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Huawei PC Manager, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.376 kg ( = 48.54 oz / 3.03 pounds), Power Supply: 160 g ( = 5.64 oz / 0.35 pounds)
Price
1200 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible Competitors for Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
85 %
05/2021
Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1.4 kg15.9 mm14.00"1920x1080
84 %
03/2021
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
i7-1165G7, GeForce MX350
1.3 kg17 mm14.50"2560x1600
85 %
01/2021
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1.6 kg17.9 mm14.00"1920x1080
83 %
05/2021
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1.4 kg19 mm14.00"1920x1080

Case - A robust laptop from Honor

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Size Comparison

324 mm / 12.8 inch 220 mm / 8.66 inch 17.9 mm / 0.705 inch 1.6 kg3.52 lbs322 mm / 12.7 inch 214 mm / 8.43 inch 19 mm / 0.748 inch 1.4 kg3.04 lbs322 mm / 12.7 inch 225 mm / 8.86 inch 17 mm / 0.669 inch 1.3 kg2.78 lbs322.5 mm / 12.7 inch 214.8 mm / 8.46 inch 15.9 mm / 0.626 inch 1.4 kg3.03 lbs

Equipment - Faster WLAN in the MagicBook 14 with Tiger Lake

Left side: 1x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C (used also for power), 1x USB 3.1 Gen1, HDMI
Left side: 1x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C (used also for power), 1x USB 3.1 Gen1, HDMI
Right side: combined 3.5-mm audio port, 1x USB 2.0
Right side: combined 3.5-mm audio port, 1x USB 2.0

Communication

With the new WLAN module, the data transfer rates of the MagicBook 14 improve significantly. Using our Netgear Nighthawk AX12 reference router, the 14-inch laptop now achieves 1191 Mbit/s on average while receiving and 1352 Mbit/s while sending data.

Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1481 (784min - 1552max) MBit/s ∼100% +10%
Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1352 (674min - 1509max) MBit/s ∼91%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1234 (579min - 1368max) MBit/s ∼83% -9%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (49.8 - 1775, n=242)
1149 MBit/s ∼78% -15%
Average of class Office
  (54.8 - 1775, n=109, last 2 years)
937 MBit/s ∼63% -31%
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
758 (682min - 804max) MBit/s ∼51% -44%
Honor MagicBook 14, Ryzen 5 4500U
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
652 (343min - 741max) MBit/s ∼44% -52%
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1466 (702min - 1533max) MBit/s ∼100% +23%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (119 - 1743, n=242)
1228 MBit/s ∼84% +3%
Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1191 (1067min - 1275max) MBit/s ∼81%
Average of class Office
  (60.8 - 1722, n=110, last 2 years)
985 MBit/s ∼67% -17%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
784 (540min - 922max) MBit/s ∼53% -34%
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
643 (562min - 667max) MBit/s ∼44% -46%
Honor MagicBook 14, Ryzen 5 4500U
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
637 (613min - 660max) MBit/s ∼43% -47%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1190 (1067-1275)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1329 (674-1509)

Webcam, Security, Accessories

The quality of the 0.9-MP webcam, the fingerprint sensor, the accessories, and the maintenance options are identical to those of the predecessor model.

ColorChecker
8.3 ∆E
12.3 ∆E
9 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
9.1 ∆E
13.7 ∆E
13.1 ∆E
6.2 ∆E
7.2 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
17.1 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
15.5 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
2.5 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
11 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
ColorChecker Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7: 9.22 ∆E min: 2.47 - max: 17.15 ∆E

Maintenance

The insides of the Honor MagicBook 14 with a Core i7-1165G7
The insides of the Honor MagicBook 14 with a Core i7-1165G7

Warranty

Honor offers buyers of the MagicBook 14 a warranty period of 24 months.

Input Devices - A quiet backlit keyboard

You can find a detailed description of the input devices in the test of the Honor MagicBook 14 with the Ryzen 5 3500U.

Display - Better colors and higher brightness

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Screenbleeding

The display of the MagicBook 14 consists of a 14-inch IPS panel that offers a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. At 341 cd/m², the maximum brightness is higher than that of the predecessor model and is sufficient for second place in our test field. However, at 87%, the brightness distribution is the highest among our selected comparison devices.

Honor also does not use PWM for brightness control, which should be a positive point for users with sensitive eyes.

330
cd/m²
310
cd/m²
314
cd/m²
316
cd/m²
341
cd/m²
309
cd/m²
298
cd/m²
301
cd/m²
299
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
BOE092E
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 341 cd/m² Average: 313.1 cd/m² Minimum: 5 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 87 %
Center on Battery: 341 cd/m²
Contrast: 1263:1 (Black: 0.27 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.76 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.6, calibrated: 1.01
ΔE Greyscale 3.3 | 0.64-98 Ø5.8
89% sRGB (Argyll 1.6.3 3D)
66% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 1.6.3 3D)
66.14% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
96.35% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
64.77% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.26
Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7
BOE092E, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Honor MagicBook 14, Ryzen 5 4500U
Chi Mei CMN1404, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Chi Mei CMN1411, IPS, 2560x1600, 14.50
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE
LP140WFA-SPD2, IPS LED, 1920x1080, 14.00
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
AU Optronics AUO818B, VA, 1920x1080, 14.00
Display
-30%
2%
-41%
-42%
Display P3 Coverage
64.77
45.1
-30%
65.82
2%
38.26
-41%
37.02
-43%
sRGB Coverage
96.35
67.78
-30%
97.4
1%
57.17
-41%
55.63
-42%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
66.14
46.59
-30%
67.89
3%
39.57
-40%
38.25
-42%
Response Times
-46%
15%
-26%
-42%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
31.2 (14.8, 16.4)
44 (23.6, 20.4)
-41%
29 (2, 27)
7%
38.4 (19.6, 18.8)
-23%
43 (20, 23)
-38%
Response Time Black / White *
19.2 (10.8, 8.4)
28.8 (16.4, 12.4)
-50%
15 (4, 11)
22%
24.8 (14.8, 10)
-29%
28 (15, 13)
-46%
PWM Frequency
25000 (40)
Screen
-78%
-8%
-109%
-65%
Brightness middle
341
271
-21%
360
6%
286
-16%
253
-26%
Brightness
313
252
-19%
327
4%
292
-7%
230
-27%
Brightness Distribution
87
84
-3%
83
-5%
85
-2%
82
-6%
Black Level *
0.27
0.18
33%
0.45
-67%
0.17
37%
0.29
-7%
Contrast
1263
1506
19%
800
-37%
1682
33%
872
-31%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
1.76
5.6
-218%
2.04
-16%
7.2
-309%
5.35
-204%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
4.85
18.9
-290%
4.69
3%
22.1
-356%
17.08
-252%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
1.01
3.8
-276%
0.92
9%
5.4
-435%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3.3
4.1
-24%
2.84
14%
5.2
-58%
3.75
-14%
Gamma
2.26 97%
2.03 108%
2.34 94%
2.52 87%
2.48 89%
CCT
7233 90%
7253 90%
6360 102%
7086 92%
6446 101%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
66
43
-35%
62
-6%
36.3
-45%
35
-47%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
89
67.7
-24%
97
9%
56.9
-36%
55
-38%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-51% / -65%
3% / -3%
-59% / -86%
-50% / -58%

* ... smaller is better

While the contrast ratio and black value are good at 1263:1 and 0.27 cd/m² respectively, they turn out lower than those of the predecessor model. On the other hand, the color space coverage increases to 89% (sRGB) and 66% (AdobeRGB).

The CalMAN analysis also shows that the display reproduces colors with a blue tint that is slightly too high in the state of delivery. However, you can almost completely remedy this characteristic with a calibration. You can download the corresponding ICC file from the link in the frame above, to the right of the schematic on the brightness distribution.

CalMAN: Grayscale
CalMAN: Grayscale
CalMAN: Saturation
CalMAN: Saturation
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN: Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN: Saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN: Saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)

Outdoors, the Honor MagicBook 14 can be used easily, as long as you seek out shady places. Although the brightness is sufficient even for working in bright sunlight, reading the screen contents will then become more difficult.

Honor Magicbook 14 vs sRGB (89%)
Honor Magicbook 14 vs sRGB (89%)
Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid
Honor Magicbook 14 vs AdobeRGB (66%)
Honor Magicbook 14 vs AdobeRGB (66%)
Honor MagicBook 14 outdoors (sun from behind the laptop)
Honor MagicBook 14 outdoors (sun from behind the laptop)
Honor MagicBook 14 outdoors (sun from behind the laptop)
Honor MagicBook 14 outdoors (sun from behind the laptop)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
19.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 10.8 ms rise
↘ 8.4 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 26 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
31.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 14.8 ms rise
↘ 16.4 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 25 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (38.1 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 14825 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

The viewing angles of the MagicBook 14 IPS panel are very stable. The screen contents can be read from almost any viewing angle without the image or colors becoming distorted.

Viewing angle stability
Viewing angle stability

Performance - The AMD and Intel model within close range

With its MagicBook 14 (2021), Honor targets mobile office users. The tested Intel Core i7-1165G7 as well as the Intel Core i5-1135G7, which is also available alternatively, offer sufficient performance for everyday applications and tasks with little demands on the graphics performance.

Honor MagicBook 14 - CPUz
Honor MagicBook 14 - CPUz
Honor MagicBook 14 - CPUz
Honor MagicBook 14 - CPUz
Honor MagicBook 14 - GPUz
Honor MagicBook 14 - HWInfo

Processor

The Intel Core i7-1165G7 used here is a quad-core processor, which is able to operate on up to eight tasks simultaneously. The clock speed rates are between 2.8 and 4.7 GHz with the actual performance also being dependent on the configured TDP. With a PL1 of 28 watts and PL2 of 60 watts, Honor uses the maximum possible configuration here, causing the MagicBook 14 with Tiger Lake CPU to achieve good results in the benchmarks and placing it in the higher range of our test field. 

Our Cinebench R15 constant load test also shows that the MagicBook 14 is able to maintain its performance over a longer time period. However, the same also goes for the model with the AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, whose Cinebench performance turns out almost the same.

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Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7 Intel Core i7-1165G7: Ø870 (762.33-887.51)
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW Intel Core i7-1165G7: Ø709 (659.11-772.92)
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE Intel Core i7-1165G7: Ø943 (873.9-1006.9)
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA Intel Core i7-1165G7: Ø670 (654.88-714.13)
Honor MagicBook 14, Ryzen 5 4500U AMD Ryzen 5 4500U: Ø906 (894.39-958.29)
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
582 Points ∼100% +1%
Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7
Intel Core i7-1165G7
577 Points ∼99%
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
569 Points ∼98% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (471 - 588, n=59)
554 Points ∼95% -4%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Core i7-1165G7
519 Points ∼89% -10%
Honor MagicBook 14, Ryzen 5 4500U
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
443 Points ∼76% -23%
Average of class Office
  (194 - 606, n=110, last 2 years)
436 Points ∼75% -24%
CPU (Multi Core)
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
2411 Points ∼100% +8%
Honor MagicBook 14, Ryzen 5 4500U
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
2389 Points ∼99% +7%
Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7
Intel Core i7-1165G7
2242 Points ∼93%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Core i7-1165G7
2167 Points ∼90% -3%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (1285 - 2657, n=59)
1983 Points ∼82% -12%
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1726 Points ∼72% -23%
Average of class Office
  (159 - 3672, n=111, last 2 years)
1672 Points ∼69% -25%
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7
Intel Core i7-1165G7
227 Points ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
226 Points ∼100% 0%
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
224 Points ∼99% -1%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Core i7-1165G7
218 Points ∼96% -4%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (199 - 230, n=53)
218 Points ∼96% -4%
Honor MagicBook 14, Ryzen 5 4500U
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
172 Points ∼76% -24%
Average of class Office
  (75 - 230, n=119, last 2 years)
172 Points ∼76% -24%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1007 (873.9min - 1006.9max) Points ∼100% +13%
Honor MagicBook 14, Ryzen 5 4500U
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
958 Points ∼95% +8%
Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7
Intel Core i7-1165G7
888 (762.33min - 887.51max) Points ∼88%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (599 - 1027, n=61)
860 Points ∼85% -3%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Core i7-1165G7
773 (659.11min - 772.92max) Points ∼77% -13%
Average of class Office
  (134 - 1614, n=121, last 2 years)
719 Points ∼71% -19%
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
714 (654.88min - 714.13max) Points ∼71% -20%
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU
Average of class Office
  (302 - 3319, n=101, last 2 years)
806 Seconds * ∼100% -53%
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
696 Seconds * ∼86% -32%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (468 - 958, n=58)
612 Seconds * ∼76% -16%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Core i7-1165G7
600 Seconds * ∼74% -14%
Honor MagicBook 14, Ryzen 5 4500U
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
547 Seconds * ∼68% -4%
Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7
Intel Core i7-1165G7
528 Seconds * ∼66%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
495 Seconds * ∼61% +6%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4 -mmt1
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5387 MIPS ∼100% 0%
Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5382 MIPS ∼100%
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5377 MIPS ∼100% 0%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (4651 - 5507, n=58)
5225 MIPS ∼97% -3%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5146 MIPS ∼96% -4%
Average of class Office
  (2493 - 5565, n=101, last 2 years)
4383 MIPS ∼81% -19%
Honor MagicBook 14, Ryzen 5 4500U
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
4237 MIPS ∼79% -21%
7z b 4
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
26885 MIPS ∼100% +5%
Honor MagicBook 14, Ryzen 5 4500U
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
25812 MIPS ∼96% +1%
Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7
Intel Core i7-1165G7
25506 MIPS ∼95%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (15556 - 27405, n=58)
23025 MIPS ∼86% -10%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Core i7-1165G7
22004 MIPS ∼82% -14%
Average of class Office
  (4963 - 43914, n=101, last 2 years)
20372 MIPS ∼76% -20%
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
20118 MIPS ∼75% -21%
Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1589 Points ∼100% +1%
Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1573 Points ∼99%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1556 Points ∼98% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (882 - 1595, n=57)
1517 Points ∼95% -4%
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1514 Points ∼95% -4%
Average of class Office
  (431 - 1648, n=95, last 2 years)
1159 Points ∼73% -26%
Honor MagicBook 14, Ryzen 5 4500U
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
1096 Points ∼69% -30%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5649 Points ∼100% +11%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (1821 - 5926, n=57)
5138 Points ∼91% +1%
Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5089 Points ∼90%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
4969 Points ∼88% -2%
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
4760 Points ∼84% -6%
Honor MagicBook 14, Ryzen 5 4500U
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
4732 Points ∼84% -7%
Average of class Office
  (873 - 6502, n=95, last 2 years)
3950 Points ∼70% -22%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
7.34 fps ∼100% +4%
Honor MagicBook 14, Ryzen 5 4500U
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
7.28 fps ∼99% +3%
Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7
Intel Core i7-1165G7
7.06 fps ∼96%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Core i7-1165G7
6.37 fps ∼87% -10%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (1.39 - 8.47, n=58)
6.35 fps ∼87% -10%
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5.49 fps ∼75% -22%
Average of class Office
  (1.15 - 11.1, n=100, last 2 years)
5.37 fps ∼73% -24%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
Average of class Office
  (21.5 - 180, n=84, last 2 years)
62.2 s * ∼100% -31%
Honor MagicBook 14, Ryzen 5 4500U
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
61.2 s * ∼98% -29%
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
56.4 s * ∼91% -19%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
50.9 s * ∼82% -7%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (21.5 - 88.1, n=57)
48.3 s * ∼78% -2%
Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7
Intel Core i7-1165G7
47.4 s * ∼76%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Core i7-1165G7
21.5 s * ∼35% +55%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
Average of class Office
  (0.542 - 1.578, n=89, last 2 years)
0.697 sec * ∼100% -26%
Honor MagicBook 14, Ryzen 5 4500U
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
0.644 sec * ∼92% -17%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (0.552 - 1.002, n=58)
0.591 sec * ∼85% -7%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.577 sec * ∼83% -5%
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.572 sec * ∼82% -4%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.565 sec * ∼81% -2%
Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.552 sec * ∼79%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
888 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
93.3 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
227 Points
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System Performance

In the PCMark 10 test to evaluate the system performance, the Honor MagicBook 14 is able to lead our test field. The result only turns out slightly lower in the "Productivity" single discipline. During our testing, the laptop always runs smoothly without showing any micro stutters or other delays.

You can find out what performance to expect from other devices in our CPU benchmark list.

PCMark 10
Score
Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
5036 Points ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Lenovo UMIS AM620 RPJTJ512MEE1OWX
5014 Points ∼100% 0%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (4531 - 5454, n=36)
4952 Points ∼98% -2%
Honor MagicBook 14, Ryzen 5 4500U
Vega 6, R5 4500U, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
4900 Points ∼97% -3%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
GeForce MX350, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
4855 Points ∼96% -4%
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Lite-On CL1-8D512
4597 Points ∼91% -9%
Average of class Office
  (1900 - 5606, n=113, last 2 years)
4197 Points ∼83% -17%
Essentials
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (8997 - 11505, n=36)
10072 Points ∼100% +1%
Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
9985 Points ∼99%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Lenovo UMIS AM620 RPJTJ512MEE1OWX
9852 Points ∼98% -1%
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Lite-On CL1-8D512
8997 Points ∼89% -10%
Honor MagicBook 14, Ryzen 5 4500U
Vega 6, R5 4500U, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
8780 Points ∼87% -12%
Average of class Office
  (4469 - 10457, n=113, last 2 years)
8490 Points ∼84% -15%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
GeForce MX350, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
8026 Points ∼80% -20%
Productivity
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
GeForce MX350, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
8623 Points ∼100% +27%
Honor MagicBook 14, Ryzen 5 4500U
Vega 6, R5 4500U, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
7566 Points ∼88% +11%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Lenovo UMIS AM620 RPJTJ512MEE1OWX
6810 Points ∼79% 0%
Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
6802 Points ∼79%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (5570 - 7136, n=36)
6728 Points ∼78% -1%
Average of class Office
  (2917 - 9291, n=113, last 2 years)
6591 Points ∼76% -3%
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Lite-On CL1-8D512
6480 Points ∼75% -5%
Digital Content Creation
Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
5103 Points ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Lenovo UMIS AM620 RPJTJ512MEE1OWX
5101 Points ∼100% 0%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (4083 - 5495, n=36)
4875 Points ∼96% -4%
Honor MagicBook 14, Ryzen 5 4500U
Vega 6, R5 4500U, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
4808 Points ∼94% -6%
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Lite-On CL1-8D512
4522 Points ∼89% -11%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
GeForce MX350, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
4489 Points ∼88% -12%
Average of class Office
  (1270 - 5878, n=113, last 2 years)
3656 Points ∼72% -28%
PCMark 10 Score
5036 points
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DPC Latencies

While the MagicBook 14 does not show any particularly high latencies in the test with LatencyMon, according to the tool, it is still only suited for real-time applications to a limited extent.

LatencyMon - Statistics
LatencyMon - Statistics
LatencyMon - Drivers
LatencyMon - Drivers
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Lite-On CL1-8D512
7865.4 μs * ∼100% -1230%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
GeForce MX350, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
2377.1 μs * ∼30% -302%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Lenovo UMIS AM620 RPJTJ512MEE1OWX
948.3 μs * ∼12% -60%
Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
591.6 μs * ∼8%
Honor MagicBook 14, Ryzen 5 4500U
Vega 6, R5 4500U, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
554.6 μs * ∼7% +6%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Solution

In our test model of the MagicBook 14, Honor uses a 512 GB SSD from Western Digital. Not only does this achieve a better result than its predecessor model in the storage benchmarks, but it even places first in our test field.

You can find out what performance to expect from other storage solutions in our HDD/SSD benchmark list.

Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE
Lenovo UMIS AM620 RPJTJ512MEE1OWX
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
Lite-On CL1-8D512
Honor MagicBook 14, Ryzen 5 4500U
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
Average WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-20%
-40%
-56%
-27%
-20%
Write 4K
223.7
127
-43%
129.3
-42%
122.4
-45%
161.1
-28%
156 (107 - 224, n=15)
-30%
Read 4K
51.17
42.72
-17%
47.38
-7%
24.99
-51%
50.05
-2%
47.2 (36.8 - 53.7, n=15)
-8%
Write Seq
2579
2025
-21%
760
-71%
652.6
-75%
1814
-30%
2056 (1025 - 2707, n=15)
-20%
Read Seq
2553
2205
-14%
1699
-33%
1686
-34%
1983
-22%
2086 (1356 - 2553, n=15)
-18%
Write 4K Q32T1
671.3
465
-31%
488.8
-27%
298.9
-55%
385.3
-43%
433 (237 - 671, n=15)
-35%
Read 4K Q32T1
760.7
376.4
-51%
407.5
-46%
266.2
-65%
508.8
-33%
484 (333 - 761, n=15)
-36%
Write Seq Q32T1
2721
3020
11%
1244
-54%
460.9
-83%
1816
-33%
2490 (1087 - 2721, n=15)
-8%
Read Seq Q32T1
3358
3478
4%
2127
-37%
1998
-41%
2433
-28%
3306 (2869 - 3426, n=15)
-2%
AS SSD
-9%
-36%
-120%
-45%
-26%
Seq Read
3021.48
2891.04
-4%
1825.97
-40%
1680.7
-44%
2119.48
-30%
2497 (1786 - 3021, n=15)
-17%
Seq Write
2340.84
1397.76
-40%
891.68
-62%
210.05
-91%
1653.96
-29%
1939 (993 - 2479, n=15)
-17%
4K Read
47.9
56.1
17%
52.38
9%
24.86
-48%
43.54
-9%
45 (34.7 - 49.5, n=15)
-6%
4K Write
186.68
138.44
-26%
136.93
-27%
73.57
-61%
144.28
-23%
148 (96.9 - 212, n=15)
-21%
4K-64 Read
1472.21
1137.08
-23%
696.63
-53%
291.49
-80%
1066.85
-28%
1184 (615 - 1472, n=15)
-20%
4K-64 Write
1828.64
1904.43
4%
988.03
-46%
135.21
-93%
846.11
-54%
1404 (938 - 2346, n=15)
-23%
Access Time Read *
0.06
0.052
13%
0.067
-12%
0.078
-30%
0.073
-22%
0.0777 (0.05 - 0.138, n=15)
-30%
Access Time Write *
0.021
0.022
-5%
0.026
-24%
0.152
-624%
0.061
-190%
0.0401 (0.021 - 0.076, n=15)
-91%
Score Read
1822
1482
-19%
932
-49%
484
-73%
1322
-27%
1478 (895 - 1822, n=15)
-19%
Score Write
2249
2183
-3%
1214
-46%
230
-90%
1156
-49%
1746 (1173 - 2721, n=15)
-22%
Score Total
4973
4359
-12%
2591
-48%
895
-82%
3138
-37%
3958 (2834 - 5376, n=15)
-20%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-15% / -14%
-38% / -38%
-88% / -93%
-36% / -38%
-23% / -23%

* ... smaller is better

WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 3358 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 2721 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 760.7 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 671.3 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 2553 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 2579 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 51.17 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 223.7 MB/s

Constant Performance Reads: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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Graphics Card

An integrated Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 handles the display of image content in the Honor Magic Book 14 with a Tiger Lake CPU. This is well-suited for applications with low demands on the graphics performance and will benefit from a dual-channel configuration of the working memory as we have it here. The results in the 3D benchmark turn out correspondingly well. In our test field, only the Dell Inspiron 14 with an Nvidia GeForce MX350 scores higher.

Our GPU benchmark list shows what performance other graphics cards offer in comparison. 

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (4841 - 7090, n=51)
6382 Points ∼100% +3%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
NVIDIA GeForce MX350, Intel Core i7-1165G7
6208 Points ∼97% 0%
Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
6194 Points ∼97%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
6067 Points ∼95% -2%
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
5617 Points ∼88% -9%
Honor MagicBook 14, Ryzen 5 4500U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000), AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
4191 Points ∼66% -32%
Average of class Office
  (617 - 8296, n=114, last 2 years)
3387 Points ∼53% -45%
3DMark
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (19487 - 38040, n=43)
27150 Points ∼100% +11%
Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
24425 Points ∼90%
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
19806 Points ∼73% -19%
Average of class Office
  (3280 - 30980, n=93, last 2 years)
14769 Points ∼54% -40%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (3113 - 5909, n=57)
4895 Points ∼100% +23%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
NVIDIA GeForce MX350, Intel Core i7-1165G7
4371 Points ∼89% +10%
Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
3988 Points ∼81%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
3749 Points ∼77% -6%
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
3229 Points ∼66% -19%
Average of class Office
  (449 - 5848, n=109, last 2 years)
2357 Points ∼48% -41%
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
NVIDIA GeForce MX350, Intel Core i7-1165G7
1595 Points ∼100% +26%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (994 - 1682, n=57)
1437 Points ∼90% +13%
Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
1269 Points ∼80%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
1179 Points ∼74% -7%
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
1042 Points ∼65% -18%
Average of class Office
  (194 - 1975, n=87, last 2 years)
790 Points ∼50% -38%
3DMark 11 Performance
6358 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
18234 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
3555 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
1423 points
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Gaming Performance

The internal graphics unit of the MagicBook 14 is hardly suited for modern games. While some older games also run smoothly at FullHD resolution, in games with higher demands on the graphics performance, the details and resolution have to be reduced in order to reach playable frame rates.

You can find out about the performance of other games in our GPU games list.

The Witcher 3 - 1366x768 Medium Graphics & Postprocessing
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (21.4 - 67, n=51)
52.6 fps ∼100% +6%
Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
49.8 fps ∼95%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
41.9 fps ∼80% -16%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
41.6 (35min - 47max) fps ∼79% -16%
Average of class Office
  (9.3 - 64.7, n=45, last 2 years)
35.5 fps ∼67% -29%
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
32.9 fps ∼63% -34%
Dota 2 Reborn - 1920x1080 ultra (3/3) best looking
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
67.2 (60.6min) fps ∼100% +83%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (29.7 - 78.5, n=55)
42.1 fps ∼63% +15%
Honor MagicBook 14, Ryzen 5 4500U
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
39.5 (36.2min) fps ∼59% +8%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
37 (27.1min) fps ∼55% +1%
Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
36.7 (26.1min) fps ∼55%
Average of class Office
  (5.3 - 81.6, n=105, last 2 years)
31 fps ∼46% -16%
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
29.7 (22.3min) fps ∼44% -19%
X-Plane 11.11 - 1920x1080 med (fps_test=2)
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
56.8 fps ∼100% +56%
Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
36.4 fps ∼64%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (17.9 - 69.5, n=59)
35.5 fps ∼63% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
34.4 fps ∼61% -5%
Honor MagicBook 14, Ryzen 5 4500U
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
29.1 fps ∼51% -20%
Average of class Office
  (3.96 - 73.5, n=99, last 2 years)
23.6 fps ∼42% -35%
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
17.9 fps ∼32% -51%
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark - 1920x1080 Standard Quality
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (12.2 - 26.2, n=35)
20.6 fps ∼100% +24%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
20.4 fps ∼99% +23%
Average of class Office
  (6.85 - 26.2, n=22, last 2 years)
17.8 fps ∼86% +7%
Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
16.6 fps ∼81%
Honor MagicBook 14, Ryzen 5 4500U
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
12.7 fps ∼62% -23%
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
12.2 fps ∼59% -27%
Far Cry 5 - 1920x1080 Medium Preset AA:T
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
25 fps ∼100% +19%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (14 - 31, n=15)
22 fps ∼88% +5%
Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
21 fps ∼84%
Average of class Office
  (10 - 34, n=26, last 2 years)
17.9 fps ∼72% -15%
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
14 fps ∼56% -33%
low med. high ultra
The Witcher 3 (2015) 59.3 49.8 19.9 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 79.6 58.3 38.2 36.7 fps
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark (2018) 32.9 16.6 10.2 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 29.4 36.4 32.3 fps
Far Cry 5 (2018) 41 21 19 fps

Emissions - A 14-inch laptop with good speakers

Noise Emissions

In everyday operation, the Honor MagicBook 14 remains almost silent. If you only use office applications and the Internet browser, the fan mostly remains turned off. Under load, its even whirring sound will reach a noise level of up 46 dB(A), which makes it clearly audible.

Noise Level

Idle
24 / 25 / 28 dB(A)
Load
36 / 46 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Earthworks M23R, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 24 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2046.446.442.239.640.647.32541.641.636.737.838.6383148.848.842.845.94747.540313130.629.83235.75036.936.933.32329.737.16332.132.127.525.928.935.68022.122.117.118.921.227.8100202016.615.816.524.212521.821.816.316.316.925.916023.223.218.416.616.63120024.824.821.922.821.328.725023.923.919.117.416.429.431526261813.71330.740021.821.815.312.513.427.450023.923.915.310.710.529.963023.823.815.810.610.530.380023.423.414.710.610.529.7100023.223.215.710.810.531.2125023.323.31611.110.731.5160023.623.615.711.711.432.1200025.625.616.9121233.2250026.526.516.712.312.634.6315026261612.913.734.9400026.726.717.113.713.736.7500026.626.615.11313.735630023.223.214.113.313.236.2800020.220.213.613.613.134.810000171713.413.312.829.71250015.215.212.913.612.624.61600014.814.812.81311.919.6SPL36.736.72824.924.945.7N2.52.510.60.65.3median 23.4median 23.4median 15.8median 13median 13median 30.7Delta1.81.80.91.81.12.6hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseHonor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7

Temperature

According to our measurements, the surfaces of the Honor laptop reach maximum temperatures of up to 47 °C (117 °F) under load. The warmest spot is the back area at the bottom, and the temperature of the palm rests always remains moderate. This means that you can always continue to use the laptop, even under higher loads.

Stress test
Stress test
Full load - top
Full load - top
Full load - bottom
Full load - bottom

During our constant load test, the temperatures inside the MagicBook 14 rose up to 77 °C (171 °F). During this time, the clock speeds dropped to about 2.3 GHz, which is lower than the basic clock speed. However, the system still allowed us to continue to operate it smoothly during the whole time, and it also quickly recovered after the end of the test. This means that you don't need to expect any limitations due to the temperatures being too high.

Max. Load
 43 °C
109 F
43 °C
109 F
43 °C
109 F
 
 43 °C
109 F
42 °C
108 F
33 °C
91 F
 
 34 °C
93 F
33 °C
91 F
28 °C
82 F
 
Maximum: 43 °C = 109 F
Average: 38 °C = 100 F
43 °C
109 F
47 °C
117 F
46 °C
115 F
36 °C
97 F
43 °C
109 F
43 °C
109 F
32 °C
90 F
37 °C
99 F
37 °C
99 F
Maximum: 47 °C = 117 F
Average: 40.4 °C = 105 F
Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-900
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 38 °C / 100 F, compared to the average of 29.4 °C / 85 F for the devices in the class Office.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 43 °C / 109 F, compared to the average of 34 °C / 93 F, ranging from 21.2 to 62.5 °C for the class Office.
(-) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 47 °C / 117 F, compared to the average of 36.5 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 25.9 °C / 79 F, compared to the device average of 29.4 °C / 85 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are reaching skin temperature as a maximum (34 °C / 93.2 F) and are therefore not hot.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 27.9 °C / 82.2 F (-6.1 °C / -11 F).

Speakers

The speakers of the Honor MagicBook 14 produce a relatively high volume and fairly wide sound spectrum. While this makes them suited for reproducing media content, for longer listening, headphones or external speakers are recommended.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2040.636.42538.631.8314742.74032285029.724.26328.927.28021.221.210016.517.812516.925.516016.637.620021.346.225016.455.1315135840013.460.250010.566.163010.569.180010.572.4100010.572.9125010.770.5160011.46620001264.6250012.667.6315013.766.6400013.766.9500013.766.4630013.273.1800013.173.31000012.874.21250012.676.11600011.971.2SPL24.982.2N0.653.6median 13median 66.6Delta1.18.535.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6median 17.84.62.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseHonor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (82 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 26.5% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (13.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.5% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (3.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (18.2% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 31% of all tested devices in this class were better, 8% similar, 61% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 21%, worst was 51%
Compared to all devices tested
» 35% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 58% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 11.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (9.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 2% of all tested devices in this class were better, 1% similar, 97% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 19%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 2% of all tested devices were better, 1% similar, 97% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Power Management - The battery life turns out shorter with Tiger Lake

Power Consumption

According to our measurements, the MagicBook 14 has a power consumption of 6 watts on average during idle operation and up to 68 watts under load. While this means that the average power consumption is at the level of the competitors, the top value is also the highest in our test field.

The included USB charger offers an output rating of 65 watts.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.4 / 2 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 4 / 6 / 10 Watt
Load midlight 34 / 68 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.
Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
i7-1165G7, GeForce MX350
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
Honor MagicBook 14, Ryzen 5 4500U
R5 4500U, Vega 6
Average of class Office
 
Power Consumption
-5%
5%
14%
12%
-1%
Idle Minimum *
4
3.1
22%
3.6
10%
4
-0%
4.2
-5%
4 (1.3 - 9.5, n=116, last 2 years)
-0%
Idle Average *
6
7.3
-22%
7
-17%
6.2
-3%
6.5
-8%
7.33 (3.5 - 14.5, n=116, last 2 years)
-22%
Idle Maximum *
10
9
10%
9.1
9%
7.5
25%
7.9
21%
9.12 (4.8 - 16.2, n=116, last 2 years)
9%
Load Average *
34
47
-38%
27.2
20%
34.7
-2%
31.2
8%
37.8 (9 - 84, n=114, last 2 years)
-11%
Load Maximum *
68
65.4
4%
65.2
4%
34
50%
37
46%
53.9 (13.2 - 131, n=116, last 2 years)
21%
Witcher 3 ultra *
46
32

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

In our realistic WLAN test, the Honor laptop lasts for 9 hours and 40 minutes. With this, it does not quite last as long as the predecessor model, which was also equipped with a 45-Wh capacity battery.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
9h 40min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 max Brightness
7h 00min
Load (maximum brightness)
1h 47min
Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs, 56 Wh
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
i7-1165G7, GeForce MX350, 52 Wh
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs, 45 Wh
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs, 45 Wh
Honor MagicBook 14, Ryzen 5 4500U
R5 4500U, Vega 6, 56 Wh
Average of class Office
 
Battery Runtime
-24%
14%
38%
26%
-3%
WiFi v1.3
580
438
-24%
505
-13%
450
-22%
865
49%
516 (241 - 1124, n=118, last 2 years)
-11%
Load
107
150
40%
211
97%
110
3%
112 (54 - 258, n=72, last 2 years)
5%

Pros

+ sturdy case
+ good color space coverage
+ higher brightness than the predecessor
+ integrated Xe GPU is more powerful than the Vega 6

Cons

- CPU performance similar to the AMD model
- webcam at a very low angle
- hardly any maintenance options

Verdict - Hardly any improvements with Tiger Lake

Testing the Honor MagicBook 14. Test unit provided by Honor.
Testing the Honor MagicBook 14. Test unit provided by Honor.

With the upgrade to a Tiger Lake CPU, not much has changed in the MagicBook 14. The CPU performance corresponds almost exactly to that of the predecessor with AMD's Ryzen 5 4500U. Visually and in terms of the connections, everything remained the same as well. The only improvements result from the working memory, which is now 16 GB, and the integrated Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7. With both of those, the graphics and system performance have improved slightly.

The Honor MagicBook 14 offers a slightly improved system performance compared to the AMD model, but it also comes with a shorter battery life.

While the display now also offers a better color space coverage and higher brightness, the contrast ratio and black value have decreased slightly. In addition, the battery life is now significantly shorter. For these reasons, the decision between this year's and last year's model is not an easy one for interested buyers. Both of them are good laptops, but hidden in the details are some not unimportant differences.

Price and Availability

The Honor MagicBook 14 will be available starting from May 26, 2021 in Europe and can be preordered with an Intel Core i5-1135G7 already for about 800 Euros (~$975) from Amazon or Cyberport in Germany. In the US, it is currently already available from a Chinese vendor on ebay starting from $865.

Honor Magicbook 14 i7-1165G7 - 05/23/2021 v7
Mike Wobker

Chassis
84 / 98 → 85%
Keyboard
83%
Pointing Device
86%
Connectivity
49 / 80 → 62%
Weight
71 / 20-75 → 92%
Battery
88%
Display
89%
Games Performance
63 / 78 → 81%
Application Performance
93 / 95 → 98%
Temperature
89%
Noise
88%
Audio
78%
Camera
35 / 85 → 41%
Average
77%
85%
Office - Weighted Average

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Editor of the original article: Mike Wobker - Senior Tech Writer - 402 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I carried out my first IT experiments with a 386-based system and a whole 4 MB RAM. This was followed by work on various PCs and laptops that I maintained and repaired for friends and acquaintances. After training to become a Telecommunications Systems Technician and gaining a few years of experience, I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering. Currently, I pursue my fascination for IT, technology, and mobile devices by writing reviews and articles for Notebookcheck. I have also worked for Gamestar, Netzwelt, and Golem, among others.
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