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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.

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, 2021-01-15 (Update: 2021-01-13)