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Honor MagicBook 15: Longer battery life with Ryzen 5 4500U

Offers a lot of performance and good battery life: The Honor MagicBook 15
Offers a lot of performance and good battery life: The Honor MagicBook 15
After we recently took a look at the MagicBook 14 with AMD's Ryzen 5 4500U, it's now the MagicBook 15's turn. It reveals small and big improvements but also known weaknesses.
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As expected, Honor leaves the design of the MagicBook 15 unchanged. On the one hand, this means that stability and workmanship remain at the familiar good level. However, it also means that the webcam is again hidden in a key under the screen. The resulting worm's-eye view perspective is and remains unfavorable, and the image produced is quite blurry anyway due to the poor resolution of the widely used 0.9 MP webcam.

On the other hand, the Honor MagicBook 15 makes a big leap in terms of performance. The AMD Ryzen 5 4500U achieves approximately 25% better results than the AMD Ryzen 5 3500U found in the predecessor. Under prolonged load, performance drops by about 10% after a short time, but the Honor laptop can hold its own against the competition especially with the multi-core result.

Battery life also gets a huge boost and increases from the previous 6 hours to 9.5 hours in our practical WLAN test in the new model. The 42 Wh battery remains the same, including the free space with the size of a 2.5-inch drive. It remains hard to understand why this space is still not used for an even bigger battery. Maintenance options are very limited, since only the SSD and the WLAN module can be replaced.

We will show you the remaining differences and resemblances between the Honor MagicBook 15 with the AMD Ryzen 5 4500U and its predecessor in our review.

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Mike Wobker
Editor of the original article: Mike Wobker - Senior Tech Writer - 408 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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Stephanie Chamberlain
Translator: Stephanie Chamberlain - Translator - 369 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2020
I've been fascinated with technology ever since I got my very first Android smartphone, which was quite a while ago. The power packed into such a small footprint still amazes me. Learning to program made my understanding of technology deeper, and at the same time, it expanded my interest to the area of desktop computers and laptops. All this led me to enjoy reading and watching reviews of new devices, and that's how I stumbled upon Notebookcheck. I immediately found their reviews to be very comprehensive, and luckily, I've even had the chance of translating them since 2019. When it comes to the huge field of technology, I'm currently also interested in specializing in Java programming.
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Mike Wobker, 2021-01-15 (Update: 2021-01-13)